i just stumbled upon marble & milkweed’s amazing product line and i want it all. i have really sensitive skin so i’m always looking for gentle, all-natural products that won’t irritate my skin. on top of that, artificial scents either give me crazy headaches or make me nauseous – so basically, bath & body works is my own personal hell.
needless to say, i’m simply giddy over these handmade skin products. this cardamom body butter and spring tonic serum are at the top of my list featuring jojoba oil, sweet almond, and cold-pressed evening primrose – sounds like a dream right? all organic. all awesome. and this rose and chamomile facial set is basically the cat’s pajamas.
once we get through this remodel, i plan on doing some serious pampering, so i’ll be looking forward to trying these lovely products. have any of you tried them?
there’s no ignoring the fact that today is valentine’s day. i know, i know, everyone is coming out of the woodwork to proclaim why they either love or loathe the holiday. but i’m fairly indifferent about it because we started dating on february 7th so every year we just celebrate that instead. in fact, last week was eight years since our first date (when we went to olive garden, hubba hubba).
but if i have to climb upon my soapbox in the name of something, it’s to convince you to stay in and for a kick ass date night at home. cooking together can be wildly romantic and downright fun. not to mention that for the price of a small meal out on valentine’s you can have a four course meal at home for two. so why not forego the traffic, uncomfortable shoes, and overpriced dining? wear something comfy, and throw on some lipstick if the mood strikes you.
we’ll be kicking off our evening with oysters and prosecco (we love this bottle) and then venturing into some delightful lobster recipe adventure – still trying to decide between a risotto or maybe a butter poached lobster. but i also can’t stop thinking about this grilled lobster recipe either. i’m sure a cocktail or two will be had in between courses. i’ve been wanting to try this fig & thyme cocktail for awhile now.
if you’re staying in tonight, i’d recommend setting the mood with candles because let’s face it, food and people look better in candlelight. and music makes all the difference. lucky for you i’ve already put together a date night playlist to save you the trouble. tunes to dance to while you’re cooking up a feast and a couple of my personal favorites that will last until that final night cap. enjoy.
design student kelly pratt set out to create and then promptly devour signature sandwiches from all 50 states (a girl after my own heart). each state’s feature is accompanied by a brief story of how the recipe came to be, along with a photo of the deconstructed sandwich. brilliant. how good does that fried clam roll sound? or the dungeness crab? you can find more of her stately creations here.
as you may have noticed, we underwent a little branding revamp along with some other nifty updates over the past month and we are pleased as punch to present the new forage + fodder site to y’all.
for those of you who loved the oldies but goodies, we’ll still keep posts like this, and this, going strong. however 2014 brings some new features that we’re thrilled about. expect more collaborations, home improvement features, and maybe even a few products down the line.
take a look around, we’d love to know what you think!
if it isn’t obvious already, forage + fodder is undergoing a little fine tuning for the new year. with a little patience and gumption we’ll be back in a week or so and better than ever. trust me on this.
in the meantime, you can get your fix by following our instagram, checking out our facebook, or meandering through our pinterest boards.
it’s friday! and thus time to celebrate the wildcard in your life. you know the one. oh so adored, but perhaps not your first choice for a ride to the airport… these individuals can be difficult to shop for but below you’ll find goods that are ever elusive in character, yet sure to be a hit (just like your wildcard).
if there’s one person that you’re going to spend a pretty penny on, it’s your partner in crime, your kitchen co-pilot… your one and only sous chef. i don’t pretend to be able to afford some of the things on this list, but a girl can dream right?
this guide is full of little somethings for the person that always keeps the party going. whether they’re a novice mixologist or an expert creator of tinctures, these goods are sure to lift their spirits (pun very much intended).
we’re kicking off our week of gift guides with some ideas for that special lady in your life, you know the one i’m talking about. most of the items posted this week are from local and/or independent makers and today’s guide is almost exclusively under $100. happy monday y’all.