Just a simple, crafty tip for an easy 10 minute banner. Make a simple phrase with black watercolor on the back of old business cards. I know it doesn’t seem possible but the lettering looks even better if you kind of rush through it and get kind of sloppy. While they’re drying, color just the top half of clothespins with sharpies in rainbow colors (I always like the mini ones) and hang it up on some string. Together it took only about 20 minutes to make. Perfect to throw together when you really really meant to put up decorations earlier that day and the birthday boy or girl is on their way home from work or school! Eeek!
At the end of this month we are flying with Henry (age 7) and Edie (age 15 months) to Tokyo to visit my parents who are living there for a short time. They are living in the Hiroo neighborhood of Tokyo doing some law work for the Mormon church. Traveling on a long international flight with a 15 month old is not an idea situation but I’ve been getting lots of great advice from friends and family and you all, and thought I’d share a few of them with you today (and please feel free to chime in with your own advice, we’ll need it!)…
Hey friends! I’m hopping on a plane this morning to meet my three sisters for a special sister style shoot (remember that old series??). So excited but I’m heading to Utah so I need to pack my winter coats and hats and leave the light jackets behind. Jared will be holding down the fort here at home while I’m away this weekend. Have a lovely one!
Beautiful and playful kid room (above)
A good list of chic Ikea items you should know about
The perfect casual white dress for spring
LOVE this DIY gold four leaf clover garland
Making raisins with your kids
Obsessed with this red pantsuit from the Oscars
Gorgeous DIY embroidered napkins
Whoa, gold booties!
Cute felt food patterns
This might just be the perfect hat, at the perfect price too
I think it’s safe to say if I were going to be home this weekend I would definitely be making these brownies. You can borrow my kitchen Joy
By fashion editor Ashley
I can feel a hint of spring in today’s round up. Lighter colors, lighter fabrics. Bring it on! Happy Shopping!
one: $50 + 40% off / two: $59.99 + 40% off / three: $39.99 + 40% off / four: $54.99 + 40% off / five: $39 / six: $34 / seven: $59.99 + 40% off/ eight: $59.99 + 40% off / nine: $59.99 + 40% off / ten: $59.99 + 40% off
Now that Edie’s 15 months old and no longer nursing, we are officially done with postpartum and nursing fashion. I wrote about a favorite postpartum outfit before, but thought I’d go more in-depth into some tips I’ve learned over the past 15 months of postpartum and nursing friendly clothing ideas.
I’m partnering with Lou & Grey today to share 10 tips that I wish I had known the first time around about dressing that post-baby bod and nursing friendly clothing…
By fashion editor Ashley
A few weeks ago I posted about my favorite winter essentials and I wanted to expand on one of those pieces, the flannel shirt! I love a good flannel shirt. Sometimes I forget how versatile they are!
Keep reading for three ways to wear your flannel shirt and 10 flannels under $40… (more…)
A bag of mandarins is a traditional gift for Chinese New Year, which is widely celebrated in our neighborhood. They’re so pretty and delicious, I thought it might be fun to bake small cakes in them. Chocolate of course, because chocolate and orange are one of my favorite flavor combinations.
It’s actually pretty amazing how moist the cake becomes baked in a juicy mandarin. These are super delicious and a perfect little treat for company, or a special after school snack. Keep reading to see how we made them…
By food contributor Brittany
This rich puffed pancake can either be served as a guilty pleasure breakfast or a yummy dessert…either way you have to try it out! This is a fun twist on the traditional banana pancake and the scoop of ice cream really makes it something extra special.
keep reading for the recipe… (more…)
It’s a 4 day weekend for us since Henry has had Thursday and Friday off from school (Happy Chinese New Year!). We’ve been pretty low key the last couple of days since I’ll be traveling for work next weekend for a shoot but tonight Henry and Jared are headed up to Tahoe. I’m staying here with Edie hoping to do some planning for our big Japan trip with the kids next month (and if you have any suggestions on things to do/see I’d love to hear it here as well!), catch up on housework, and take a bike ride with Edie in the park. Hope you’re up to something fun, and if you’re in the Midwest or Northeast I hope you’re staying WARM and cozy inside. Here are some links to explore:
This past week San Francisco’s magazine 7×7 featured an article about my instagram feed! (so flattered!)
Oooh found my favorite sneakers for cheap!
Love this article about sisters documented through the year ? I love it (thanks, Sharon!)
Have you been watching Better Call Saul? Episodes are free right now!
So curious about trying this beauty app?? Pretty genius!
A simple and pretty heart earring DIY
Super cool spring panama hat
I gotta try this lemon upside down cake Ashley made
My good friend Sharon started a podcast that cracks me up
This alphabet (made of food) is so beautiful and a sweet story
Do you have a black and white stripes problem too?
Lovely DIY mid century planters
Pretty obsessed with these rugged boots.
Those boots would be cute paired with this summery dress (too early? one can dream!)
Love the simplicity of this gorgeous DIY sac
(Just found this photo above from a shoot with Rachel Thurston a while back and though it was so sweet)
By fashion editor Ashley
Am I the only one who had I hopes of working out and getting fit when January 1st came around and now that we are 6 weeks into the new year and I still can’t quite get in gear? Sometimes you just need some good motivation… like cute, affordable work out clothes. Happy Shopping!
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>