By fashion editor Ashley
Growing up we always had the tradition of opening up Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve to wear to bed that night and on Christmas morning. I can’t wait to start this year with my daughter. Never to early to start looking for the perfect Christmas pajamas! Happy shopping!
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This DIY idea actually came as a necessity when we couldn’t find the right twill fabric to make a kids apron and I thought…hmmm…what if we use this $1 dish towel from IKEA instead. It’s the simplest project and I love how it turned out! No sewing. 3 steps. Takes less than 5 minutes to make. Perfect for holiday baking with the kiddos! I might make a whole bunch now for holiday gifts!
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A few times a year I sort through bags of outgrown kids clothes that get stuffed in the kids closet. I always have such great intentions of organizing them but the closet seems like such an easy black hole of avoidance. Then, the day comes when nothing else can fit in there and then I have to pull everything out and figure out what things I want to keep, what things I want to give away, and what I should try to sell. The latter is always the most challenging. There’s a consignment store I go to occasionally but it’s a pain to drag everything down there, find parking and then sort through racks of clothes to buy with Edie crawling through everything. So, I was excited to try something new when I was contacted by Kidizen to check out their free app that makes buying and selling kid clothes super easy from your phone.
So we gave it a shot…
By fashion contributor Ashley
Graphic illustration by Liz’s sister, Becca Ricks.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means Christmas will be here before you know it! Time to start making lists and checking them twice. One of the hardest people on my list to shop for is my husband! He dreams of motorcycles and big trips (things way out of our budget range). Here are 15 things under $50 for the man in your life!
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By fashion editor Ashley.
With the holiday season comes holiday parties, and with holiday parties comes the ever burning question….WHAT TO WEAR? I love a cute cocktail dress as much as the next girl but I find myself only wearing it once, maybe twice. I’m loving this look as an alternative because it’s so classy and chic and also practical! These pieces are easy wardrobe staples that you could wear over and over again after the party.
These kids are growing like weeds! Yesterday I posted an update on Edie as a 12 month old and can you believe how tall Henry is too? He’s just a couple weeks shy of his 7th birthday, which is totally nuts to me. I’ve always loved growth charts that looked like ginormous wooden rulers and thought I’d try my hand at making our own so we can track him and Edie’s speedy growth progress. We have another growth chart I made a long time ago that we’ll have to transfer Henry’s marks onto so they’re all in one place.
With 8 grams of protein in every glass and 9 essential nutrients, milk is one of the best ways to keep kids growing healthy and strong. We are big milk drinkers at our home (Edie’s even starting to drink whole milk too) and I’m happy to be partnering with got milk? for this DIY growth chart project today.
Here’s how we made it…
This post is brought to you by got milk? Drink to a brighter future.
Here’s another detail from Edie’s party I wanted to share with you for today’s Tuesday Tip. I made this garland with monthly photos mostly pulled from instagram. Some of them had text already on them and others I added text in and then printed them all out with extra white borders above and below to make it look more like a polaroid. I printed them out, 2 on a 4×6 size photo through my local Walgreens (one hour photo, can’t go wrong with that!). Then I punched holes in them to string some twine though. Simple to make, and a fun trip down memory lane for guests at the party.
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It’s crazy to me how quickly this last year has gone by with this sweet little girl. When we asked Henry if he was glad Edie was part of our family he gave a mehhhh so-so shake of the wrist but I’m determined she’ll eventually win him over. Here are a few little things I want to remember about life with our one year old…
This post is sponsored by Munchkin, who make some of my favorite baby products.
By holiday guest contributors Molly and Joanna of Irrelephant
We are headed to Point Reyes this weekend! Work has been so busy for us both that we haven’t taken a family weekend trip for a while so I’m so excited that it looks like it’s finally going to happen. I’m hoping to hike that gorgeous coast, sample some local cheese, and kayak on Tomales Bay. Maybe go crabbing! Hope you’re up to something fun too. Here are some links to explore:
For Edie’s birthday I made a some sprinkles cakes (above). They were delicious! I’ll definitely make them again. Here’s the recipe from Food52.
This seems like the perfect crossbody satchel bag. Consider it on my wishlist!
Great advent calendar ideas (Dec 1sts comes so quickly)
Digging this hair cut (makes me consider bangs again)
This slouchy knit dress looks amazingly comfy
Pretty DIY ombre ornaments
Amazing polygon ornaments from Land of Nod
Love this checkered dress
For all you Anne of Green Gables fans out there
A fun festive skirt for the holidays
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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 >>>