• Easy Princess Party Game

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    Since Edie was a baby I’ve loved any kind of pin up games for birthday parties (here was the first one we did for Edie’s first birthday). We did another for her second birthday, and one for Dot’s first birthday last week. Today, we’re making a modern princess pin up game. There’s really no avoiding it, at some point your kids will be obsessed with princesses and want a princess party! It’s really simple to make, makes a nice party decoration, and is a classic party game we all love. Here’s how to do it…

    This post is in partnership with Dynacraft’s Disney Princess campaign. Make a 15 second video answering the question, “What does it mean to be a princess?” and you can enter to win the Disney Princess carriage. 

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  • DIY Felted Pom Pom Mobile

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    Today we’re sharing this super easy mobile for a baby’s room made with a felted pom pom garland and drift wood. It’s a really simple project and looks so modern and colorful in a baby’s nursery. We’re partnering with Etsy Studio for today’s post. Guys, I’m so excited about this! It’s a brand new market for craft supplies from our friends at Etsy. You can find unique craft supplies from sellers all around the world (yeeeees) and loads of inspiration to make your own projects.

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    Today we’re using some Etsy Studio supplies to make this felted pom pom mobile. Here’s how to make it…

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  • This trend will leave you in stitches, literally

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

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    Have you seen this hot trend popping up? This spring and summer it’s all about embroidery. We’re seeing it on jackets, jeans, dresses, blouses, just about everywhere! If you’re feeling crafty, you could even embroider your own clothes (here’s an embroidery 101 to get you started).

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  • Visiting Sonoma Valley with Kids

    This post is sponsored by Airbnb
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    Thanks to an ongoing partnership with Airbnb, last week during Henry’s spring break we escaped to Sonoma Valley for a family getaway. Bonus was that while we were away, our kitchen and studio were getting a little makeover. Wine country is not known for being an ideal destination for travel with kids, but we found so many fun things to do with them there! Here were some highlights of our trip…

    Thanks to Airbnb for sponsoring this post and putting us up for the week.

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  • Henry cooks dinner!

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    It might have something to do with all the cooking shows we watch together on Saturday afternoons, or possibly just his interest in handling sharp knives, but somehow Henry became really interested in cooking all of a sudden. Mondays have became his night to make dinner, and we aren’t complaining! He picks a recipe he loves, gives me a shopping list, and then insists on doing it start to finish himself (albeit with some helicoptering on my part). Today he’s cooking for Ashley’s family with their fancy new kitchen appliances in partnership with Maytag

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  • Rethinking Quality Family Time

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    Saturday mornings might be my favorite time of the week. There’s no chaos of the usual weekday routine, no one’s in a rush to get out of their pajamas, and no urgent emails to respond to. It’s a great time to leave your phone on its charger and catch up with the family about the week before, the week ahead, and really connect. Today we’re joining my friend Etienne and her two boys for Saturday morning donuts and a simple storytelling game.

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    April is Alcohol Responsibility Month and this post is in partnership with #TalkEarly, a parenting movement with Responsibility.org that encourages early and thoughtful conversations while modeling healthy behaviors.

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  • Mini Break with Gaby

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    Gaby is a transplant from Quebec, and now lives in Berkeley. She’s the mother of two sweet little girls, a talented seamstress and a crafting assistant here at Say Yes. We met at a park last year in Berkeley (I just had to ask her where her shirt was from) and have been good friends ever since! Today we’re tagging along with Gaby as they take a mini break at their favorite little cafe in Berkeley called Mission Heirloom.

    This post is sponsored by Kohl’s and POPSUGAR.

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  • DIY Felt Birthday Crowns

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    My friend Melissa wrote a beautiful book called Scandinavian Gatherings; From Afternoon Fika to Midsummer Feast. When we made sibling gifts this past Christmas, these crowns were the homemade gift Henry chose to make for Edie and Dot. It’s such a simple idea, but I love how classic they are. Perfect for any kind of celebrations. Today Melissa was kind enough to share the tutorial for the project from her book…

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  • Easy Weeknight Meals: Part 10

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    Today we have another post in our feature on Easy Weeknight Meals. In this series we ask some of my friends and home cooks what crowd-pleasing meals they make for their families on a busy weeknight. And today we’re sharing three recipes from my friend, Jessica. She and her husband own a gorgeous bookstore in Temescal Alley in Oakland called Book/Shop, and she’s the mother to two sweet boys. Jessica’s always cooking up something amazing for her family. Here’s what’s on their weekly rotation…
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  • Weekend Roundup

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    Happy weekend! We are back from spring break in Napa, and came home to newly painted kitchen cabinets, white washed floors, and a painted studio! So amazing what a little white paint makes in brightening up, and opening up the space. I’ll share some photos when everything is done. Still waiting on a few things like tile and fixtures, and trying to clear away the dust too (which gets EVERYWHERE!). Up to anything fun this weekend? We’re celebrating!  Dot’s FIRST birthday with cousins tomorrow, and Easter activities on Sunday. Have a great one, here are some links to explore:

    Have you dyed eggs yet? We love the natural tea dyed ones we did a couple weeks back (above). Planning on doing more today after school.

    Pretty DIY flowers magnet project

    The Mabo spring collection is SO good

    Gorgeous succulent cakes. Holy cow (via exPress-o)

    Tempted to try this interior design trend in our new home

    This new Pixar short film is so cute

    Best houseplants that are impossible to kill

    If you’re in the market for nursing bra, this is a great resource

    Just tried Good Eggs dinner kits this week and obsessed with them. Huge fan

    Great summer slides I’m eyeing (these are cute too)

    Such a great versatile dress my friend Jessie designed, with a kickstarter to help support it

    Such a great DIY desk accessory project

    Crushing on these summer hasbeens

    These zodiac pinatas are so perfect!

    Love this white jean jacket for summer

    Lately, great inspiration for American travel in every state

     

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