• Guide to Easy Camping with Kids

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    We’ve been camping for years with our kids. It’s some of our favorite family memories together. It helps that Jared is a mountain man, for sure. But there are a bunch of tricks we’ve learned over the years as our family has grown. I’ve shared ideas before on backpacking with kidsa few basics tips, and a post on Cup of Jo. With summer camping getting started, I thought I’d share an updated post on camping with kids. A real comprehensive guide to what you need to know and what gear you’ll want to make camping fun and easy (i.e. no serious planning) for the whole family…

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  • A Veggie Bridal Bouquet

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    Lately, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of vegetables in bouquets and arrangements. Not only are they brightly colored and inexpensive, but the shapes and textures make such a gorgeous addition to your standard bouquet. I asked my florist friend, Anne of Fleurish CA, to come to the studio and help us put one together. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be sharing a few ideas for bouquets and veggies over the next couple of weeks. Today, we’re sharing this simple veggie bridal bouquet for any friends out there planning a wedding this summer. Here’s how to put one together…

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  • kids swim 2017

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

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    Sometimes it’s hard to find a swimsuit for your kid that’s not covered in characters so I did the work for you! Almost 50 swimsuits for babies to tweens that both mom and kids will love. Click through for the links!

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  • After School Kids Crafts: Easy Pom Pom Necklace

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    The afternoon, before the chaos of dinner prep and bedtime routines, is one of my favorite time of day (second only to a quiet evening when the kids are down). We play some fun music, open the windows (because, California) and pull out the coloring books and crafts projects while Henry works on his homework. Working on this site continues to demand more and more time, but I’ve been really trying to hold onto those afternoons. Today for our after school kids craft we’re sharing a simple felt ball necklace craft we made in partnership with Munchkin and their new Stainless Steel line of products we love.

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  • Edible Flower Crepes

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    We’ve got a simple idea for elevating your weekend crepe game: edible flowers in the batter. Here’s how to make them…

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  • Weekend Roundup

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    We had so much fun playing with florals this week here in the studio (above). My friend Anne of Fleurish CA came over and we created some content that I’m excited to share with you this coming week. Up to anything fun this weekend? We’re headed to a Peruvian restaurant with friends Saturday night, and Henry has a baseball game. Our kitchen is just about done (just waiting for hardware coming tomorrow!), which makes me so happy. I want to spend the weekend baking and crafting in there (after a serious declutter). I’ll share a few details super soon. Have a great one, here are some links to explore:

    Some photos from our camping trip to Sequoia/King Canyon National Park last weekend

    Eyeing this gorgeous set of flatware (we’re in need of a whole new set!)

    For the love of camper vans

    A summery shirt I have a huge crush on. And a dress and off the shoulder shirt on serious sale!

    For 10 years Ina Garten has eaten the same thing for breakfast

    This story is sad but so fascinating

    Just ordered one of these baby swings for our porch (and so excited about it!)

    Can you believe this is deodorant? I’m so curious to try it! (and so pretty to sit on your bathroom counter)

    Speaking of breakfast, this is kind of a genius tip

    Making an at-home coffee station

    Lots of great picks in the DOEN sale

    White Levi’s 501 shorts for summer

    The secret to a long life

    Loving Sarah Waldman’s new cookbook, Feeding a Family

    How to be a mom in 2017 (easy peasy, right?)

    Obsessed with the new Freshly Picked shoe: the sandal!

  • Making Simple Hair Bows

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    We’ve got a really simple DIY for you today. If you liked our bunny ears headband project for Easter, this is a similar process that’s even easier to make. The knot bow it just wrapped around a simple hair elastic. Keep reading for the full tutorial…

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  • 2017 Women’s swimsuit guide

    By Assistant Editor Ashley
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    It’s that time again… swimsuit season! We’ve got a round up 10 trends we are loving this year, plus lots of recommendations. I need a new suit this year and now the only trouble is, committing to one! Which style would you pick?

    ps. stay tuned for a round up of kids suits!

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  • Outdoor Play

    This post is sponsored by Zappos.

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    Maybe I was naive, but once we moved from an apartment with zero outdoor space to our house with a lot of outdoor space, I thought my kids would just wander outside themselves coming in with jars of bugs and skinned knees on the first day. But without any private outdoor space before, they were kind of clueless as to what to do…

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  • BLT Bites

    By food contributor Brittany
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    For Memorial Day we always have a BBQ with friends, and while we wait for the food to grill we always snack on appetizers, which is usually my favorite part of the meal! These BLT bites are a fun twist on the classic sandwich and are really simple to make.

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