Happy Thanksgiving

There are truly no words to express how thankful we are for each and every one of you! Our amazing friends, families and significant others who continue to support us on this crazy journey that is the world of small business. Our fantastic clients who make our jobs so unbelievably rewarding, the insanely talented wedding professionals we have the privilege of working (and playing) with every day, and all of our supportive followers who read this blog and follow our adventures on Instagram. SO THANKFUL! 

xx Firefly

Updos // Once Wed Style

We know that picking the perfect hairdo for your big day can be a tough decision. We find that playing around with lots of different options is key so we've put together some of our favorite How-To's from Once Wed for you to play around with. Let us know what your favorites are!

xx Firefly

Treat Yourself (Happy Halloween)

Halloween is here, and man do we have some frighteningly delicious recipes for you! From pumpkin creme brûlée to candied apples we have all the makings for a tasty Halloween night. Treat yourself! 

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Fig Fanatics

Fall brings with it many wonderful things, but one of our all time favorite fall features is fig season! Check out a few of our favorite recipes that incorporate the beautiful and tasty fruit. 

Hazelnut Layer Cake with Fig Compote


  • 1 cup ripe black mission figs (roughly 12 ounces), cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon grade b maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • pinch of cardamom (optional)

Cream Fraiche for a Cheese and Fig Cup

  • 1 cup (250 ml) crème fraîche
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
  • 2 ounces (55 g) blue cheese
  • 4 figs
  • 1/4 cup toasted hazelnuts, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup (I like it a bit warmed up or room temperature)
  • Small pinch of flaky sea salt

About Figgin Thyme Cocktail

Roasted Fig & Honey Porridge

  • 2-4 small figs
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup roughly ground millet
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • handful of chopped pistachios
  • 1 tsp chia seeds (optional)
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds (optional)

Fig Tartlets


  • 1/4 cup masa harina or corn meal
  • 1 cup all purpose flour {GF folks: as per usual, I use Pamela's Bread Mix}
  • generous pinch of sea salt
  • 4 tablespoon cold, unsalted butter cut into small pieces 
  • 8 ounces cold cream cheese


  • 24 figs small-medium figs (1 1/4 pound)
  • about 4 teaspoons honey
  • about 4 teaspoons creamy goat cheese
  • a dozen fresh thyme sprigs

xx Firefly

We've Got Passion for Popsicles

Even though Summer is coming to an end (crazy I know!) the heat is still in full swing and we're doing everything we can to keep cool. Here are a few of our favorite popsicle recipes that will make the heat oh so tasty!   

Buttermilk Berry Popsicle

  • 1 1/2 cups mixed berries
  • 1/4 cup plus 5 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • zest of 2 lemons, divided
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, divided
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese

Key Lime Pie Popsicle

  • 2 cups Greek-style plain yogurt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons key lime simple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crushed Erewhon Graham Crackers

Blueberry Popsicle

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Blueberry lemonade
  • Pink lemonade 
  • Mango lemonade

Sweet Peach Iced Tea Popsicle

  • 1 medium peach
  • sweet tea
  • 1 cup sugar

Cucumber Honeydew Margarita Popsicle

  • 1 cup honeydew juice (approximately a whole melon weighing 1lb)
  • 1/3 cup cucumber juice (approximately half a cucumber weighing 5oz.)
  • ½ cup tequila
  • 1 tablespoon triple sec
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon mint simple syrup (recipe follows)
  • 3 large mint sprigs

xx Firefly