West Elm Opening at PCM

If you haven't heard, West Elm at Ponce City Market is ready for shoppers! We provided the treats for their grand opening party hosted by Anna of In Honor of Design. You may remember last summer when we partnered with her for a Bing event. The fabulous Haley Sheffield captured the evening (and the beautiful store). West Elm- it was great working with you. Special thanks to our amazing team for serving up the passed desserts.

Wondering what we served up?!

Blueberry Lemon Tart with Candied Orange

Peanut Caramel Crunch Bites

White Chocolate Blondies with Cranberries

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Don't forget, Homespun is also part of West Elm LOCAL. A selection of our goods are available at the PCM location.... including our Georgia prints, ATL postcards, and more.

The staff at West Elm so beautifully put this store together! I highly recommend stopping by the market, getting a coffee, be inspired by just walking around the store, and (of course) buy a little something-something!

Mother's Day Breakfast: Goat Cheese, Basil & Potato Frittata

Photos by Haley Sheffield | Styling by Juli Vaughn

This Sunday is Mother's Day... Like many of you, I have memories of making breakfast in bed for my mom... or at least attempting it. It can be such a special day when you have little ones. It can also be very painful for those who have experienced loss or are waiting for a child of their own...our prayers go out to you. May you find an extra ounce of peace and hope this weekend.

Last year we did a Mother's Day photoshoot for Pottery Barn, and we never blogged the images (or recipe). Jason prepared this wholesome potato frittata that's fitting for mommy-dearest. Be sure to let us know if you prepare the frittata...post on Instagram and use #HomespunATLatHome.

Ingredients

  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 3 Strips Applewood Smoked Bacon (Sliced)
  • 5 ea Pearl Onions (Peeled and Cut in Halves)
  • 3 oz Goat Cheese
  • 2 cups Sweet Potato (Peeled and Medium Diced)
  • 2 cups Purple Fingerlings (Diced)
  • 1 bunch Basil (Picked and Chopped)
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat a large 10” nonstick or well seasoned cast iron skillet on medium high heat.
  2. Render the sliced bacon for about 4-5 minutes until browned. Remove bacon from pan and set aside on paper towels. Reserve bacon fat for cooking.
  3. While pan is still hot, add diced sweet potatoes and fingerlings to the pan. Using bacon fat, cook potatoes until nice and tender. Stir occasionally to cook evenly- this will take about 8-10 minutes. Once potatoes are almost done, add onions and remain cooking until they are tender for 2-3 minutes.   
  4. While potatoes and onions are cooking, whisk together 6 large eggs. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Once potatoes and onions are done, mix in bacon pieces and basil. Lower the temperature of the burner to low and pour eggs over the top of the veggies in the pan. Arrange goat cheese over the top. Cook until the eggs begin to set around the edge. The middle should still be a bit runny.
  6. Place the frittata in the oven and cook for 5 minutes or until the middle has set.
  7. Once the frittata has finished, let it rest in the pan for 5 -10 minutes.  Slide frittata onto a cutting board and cut into wedges.

You can serve the frittata with a nice green salad with fresh tomatoes and basil, lightly dressed with good EVOO and vinegar.

Mother's Day Brunch

Be sure to visit the Pottery Barn blog for Juli Vaughn's granola and morning punch recipe. Our friends over at Camp Makery are also sharing the recipes.

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Styling, Florals, Concept: Juli Vaughn and on Camp Makery | Hair/Makeup: Andrea Carter Artistry and also on Camp Makery | Photography: Haley Sheffield | Mother’s Day Card: Yours is the Earth | Food: Homespun

Harvest Sweet Potato Loaf Recipe + Baby Announcement

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We have thoroughly enjoyed the temperature change here in Atlanta... and hope it's here to stay. To welcome Autumn in all it's glory we'd like to share the perfect hearty, wholesome (and tasty) quick bread. We adapted this recipe from the Piece of Cake'sGolden Pumpkin Loaf.

Did you watch the video?!? No, it's not a cooking tutorial, but rather a personal announcement we are pretty stoked about. Our dear friend, and talented photographer came to our house to photograph the stop motion.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg, freshly grated
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1-1/4 Dark Brown Sugar, packed
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Baked Sweet Potato Puree
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 6 tablespoons Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Dried Currants
  • 1/4 cup Dried Raisins
  • 1 cup Pecans, chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

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Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 9x5 loaf pan and line the 2 long sides and bottom with parchment paper. Mix together flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices in medium bowl, using a hand whisk. Set Aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the eggs and both sugars on medium-high speed until creamy and thick, for about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed, the add the pureed sweet potato, vanilla, and oil and continue mixing until smooth. On low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients a little at a time, mixing only until the flour just disappears.

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Remove the bowl from the mixer, scrape the bowl up from the bottom and fold in dried fruit and nuts. Transfer batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 60-75 minutes, or until the loaf is well browned and a small knife emerges clean from the center. Cool in the pan for about 15 minutes before releasing it to cool completely on a wire rack. Enjoy!

Photos by the Photography of Haley Sheffield

January Brunch Menu

© 2013 | Haley Sheffield | www.haleysheffield.com January Brunch_Gathering Recap

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SNACKS Ginger Orange Float Ginger Beer with Orange Ice Cream

Citrus Parfait with Pineapple, Housemade Almond Granola, and Vanilla Yogurt

FAMILY STYLE BRUNCH Apple and Pear Salad with Goat Cheese with Pickled Butternut Squash and Pecans

Pine Street Market's Applewood Smoked Bacon

Potato Cake Eggs Benedict with Smoked Peppered Chunky Kielbasa, Hollandaise, and Fresh Herbs

Creamy Riverview Farms Stone Ground Grits with Thyme Roasted Mushrooms

East Carolina Sweet Potato Hash with Roasted Onions and Herbs

LOCALLY SOURCED Riverview Farms, Pine Street Market, Turnip Truck, Your Dekalb Farmer's Market

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Photographer Credit: Haley Sheffield

Christmas Mingle Recap

Homespun ATL Christmas Mingle GatheringPhotos by Morgan Blake12 This past holiday we had a little 'Christmas Mingle' for the Homespun community. We had a spread of snack, a spiced bourbon punch, live music, and took a collection of nonperishable goods.

We are grateful for our friends, new and old, that have come alongside us to support Homespun. This a special community, and this year hold so many excited opportunities. Thank you to all that came out!

Special thanks to Morgan Blake for capturing the evening, Haley Sheffield and friends for entertaining us with those sweet tunes, and  Juli Vaughn for hosting in her beautiful studio and decorating. You can view the full gallery here.

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2013 CHRISTMAS COCKTAIL PARTY

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We hope you're enjoying this holiday season as much as we are. It has been such a blessing this year to see the Homespun community grow (and turn into a fulltime job for Jason). We would like you to get all dressed up, and come celebrate Christmas with us!
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Thursday, December 19th from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

 

LOCATION The Seed Studio - 434 Marietta Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313 *Park in the lot across the street.

DETAILS
  • Light bites, local meats & cheeses, sweet treats, & a special holiday cocktail.
  • BYOB
  • Live music by Haley Sheffield & Chris Crowell.
  • Discounted ticket if you bring 4 canned or nonperishable goods.

 

GIVE BACK
It's often said that this time of year is about giving, not receiving. We are going to gift a local family the full Homespun experience for an evening, but need your help. The proceeds from this party will go towards their meal, and we are also collecting nonperishable goods to stock their pantry.
RSVP Tickets available at Eventbrite. Discounted ticket if you bring 4 canned or nonperishable goods.
DRESS
Festive Cocktail Attire
Floral Arrangement in Photo: Juli Vaughn Designs // Photo Credit: The Photography of Haley Sheffield