• Genie Halloween Costume


    genie costume

    With Halloween comes pumpkin bread, spooky decorations, and this reoccurring parenting conundrum (besides knowing the exact amount of candy you can steal from their bucket without them knowing): how to make a good-looking costume for a cartoon character your child loves from a tv show. Because how do you make a cute costume meant for a cartoon character? Today we’re partnering with Nickelodeon and Kmart to show you how to make a DIY genie costume for your child from the cute Nick Jr. show about two genies called Shimmer and Shine


  • This teeny tiny detail is everywhere in fashion this fall


    There is a teeny tiny detail I’ve noticed in fashion this fall. It gives me 90’s flashbacks, and I can’t decide how I feel about it.  (more…)

  • How to Make Perfect Scrambled Eggs

    perfect scrambled eggs

    This past summer my friend Mardi, who eats scrambled eggs pretty much every day, clued me into a few tips for making them perfect every time, and I’m excited to share them with you here today! Wolf’s initiative to WOLF Reclaim The Kitchen Phase 3 is all about inspiring families to get back in their kitchens to cook and eat together instead of always reaching for the take-out menu. You might remember the video Gabby, Jordan, and I did last year with Wolf about our Stanley family’s favorite recipes and go-to meals. Wolf has taken it one step further, creating a kit packed with tools, tips, techniques, and printable checklists to help you get started. Today we’re taking it one step further, too, and sharing how to perfect one of the easiest dishes to make at home: scrambled eggs! Plus, there’s a downloadable kit for you!  Here are our secrets to perfect scrambled eggs…

    This post was brought to you by Wolf.


  • DIY Halloween Cat Garland

    diy cat banner

    So I had this idea a while back about making a cat garland for Halloween with silver straw whiskers. The only hang up was going to be cutting out all those darn cat faces! Then, while shopping in the dollar section of my local Target, I found a pack of already cut cat faces! So this project went from not-so easy to ridiculously easy…


  • Team Lunch


    It’s been fun exploring our new Oakland neighborhood. I love how there are little shopping areas nestled into various residential communities so that much of the city is walkable to shops and restaurants. Because we live so close to Montclair village, it’s become our go-to spot but I’ve been trying to explore new ones on date nights and team lunches. Today in partnership with Uber, we’re sharing photos from a team lunch with Gaby and Stephanie who work with me on photoshoots and crafting behind the scenes here at Say Yes. Last week we found a gem of a spot in the Grand Lake Street neighborhood…


  • Weekend Roundup

    balloon dipped pumpkins

    This weekend we have a big fundraiser for Henry’s school and a pumpkin carving party. I can’t believe Halloween is just over a week away! I still need to make some costume decisions (yikes!). If you’re still figuring stuff out, be sure to check out all our costume ideas right here including baby, kid, family and last minute ideas. Hope you’re up to something fun, here are some links to explore:

    Easy ghost lights made with ping pong balls from the archives

    Home vs. hospital birth. A good rundown of what to expect

    Yummy, weekday fried rice

    Parenting tips during this insane this election season

    Extra 30% off Madewell sale this weekend. I’d choose this sweater, this turtleneck, this skirt

    This little girls dress is too cute

    A black cat cake. So good

    20 cute no-carve pumpkin ideas (the balloon dipped ones are genius- image above)

    Giant DIY balloon ghosts

    Adding this delicious looking dish to my meal planning this week

    When they go low, we get nasty!

    Troop Beverly Hills costume! Loved this show growing up

    Love this DIY spiderweb tablecloth

    Eyeing this amazing coat

    These Swedish cardamom buns looks amazing!

    19 non-horror Halloween movies to watch this weekend

  • DIY Angel Wings

    diy anglel wings

    We have a easy and elegant set of DIY angel wings today for a Halloween costume. You can dip dye these to make them any color for fairies or birds as well. I think we might make some fairy wings next! These are made with simple household materials, and no sewing whatsoever. Here’s how to make them…



  • Dia De Los Muertos Makeup

    Photos and directions by beauty contributors Molly and Joanna of Irrelephant

    halloween makeup

    I love the idea behind the traditional Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muertos. It’s a three day long celebration starting on October 31st through November 2nd to honor those loved ones that have passed and to observe the cycle of life. In San Francisco, as in many other cities, there are elaborate Dia De Los Muertos parades on November 1st (All Saint’s Day) that the whole community, whether they celebrate the holiday or not, are involved in. The skull has become a symbol of the holiday, and that has led to elaborate skull-inspired face painting as part of the festivity. If you’re celebrating Dia de los Muertos this year, here is a step-by-step tutorial for the makeup… (more…)

  • Shoes for Fall

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

    shoes for fall

    I’m finally hanging my sandals up on the shelf and embracing the cool, fall weather. Boots are usually my go-to fall shoe, but I’m broadening my horizons this year. Click through to see my four go-to shoes for fall… (more…)

  • An Uber Partner Story: Jim


    I take Uber rides all the time, to and from airports, out on dates, to work events, etc. Usually I’m in my own world when I’m riding alone, checking my email and browsing social media. If I’m feeling chatty, my first question generally is, “Do you work with Uber full-time?” and the answer is usually “No”. They use Uber as their side hustle to supplement another income.


    Today I’m partnering with Uber to learn about how that works with a driver-partner, Jim, that Uber connected me with. We met up at a local coffee shop so I could find out more about his story and how he makes this side hustle work (which I’m always curious about!)…


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