It’s hard to find the time, and expensive to go out on a date with your partner, but I love the idea of spending a romantic evening at home, especially on Valentine’s Day. I thought it might be fun to share some ideas on making an evening at home still feel special and romantic! So our Say Yes team brainstormed some ideas, partnering with Vaseline and their Lip Therapy Tins in Rosy Lips for this post. New to the US, these cute little tins combine the hydrating lip therapy we know and love from Vaseline with a lovely light rose fragrance and tint. Perfect for a date night in, and easy to stash in your purse for a night out.
Keep reading for seven ideas we have for a special date night at home…
The last, but not least, in our Dollar Store Valentines series are these cute you’re ex-STRAW special straws. Keep reading for the free printable to throw these together last minute!
By Ashley Aikele
With Valentine’s around the corner I turned to some street style looks for some red hot Valentines inspiration.
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When I was decluttering our closets a few weeks back, I organized all of Edie’s baby clothes in preparation for this new little girl coming our way in April. It made me so nostalgic for those magical newborn months but also gave me a wave of panic: it’s so freaking hard!
Today I’m partnering with Plum Organics and its Grow Well™ line of pouches to talk a bit about that first year with a baby: the highs, the lows, and of course, plenty of pictures from Edie’s first year. . .
You’re beary sweet, Valentine! Another simple idea in our Dollar Store Valentine series. For an extra special Valentine, fill the bags with my personal favorite: chocolate covered cinnamon bears (and send me one!). Keep reading for the free printable to put these together in a jiffy…
I’m 29 weeks today and in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy (definition: it’s getting harder to tie my shoes and sit up on my own). It’s also getting harder to find ways to exercise and stay fit. Each of my three pregnancies I’ve tried different things to try and stay fit with varying results. This time around though, I feel like I’ve figured out a really good routine so I thought I’d share a bit of my journey today in partnership with the nutritious Naked Kale Blazer Juice.
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We’ve got a few more easy Dollar Store Valentines up our sleeves to share this week leading up to Valentine’s Day this weekend. In this series we’ve been finding inexpensive items from our local dollar store and adding personal touches to them, along with a free printable Valentine’s Day message for you to download.
Download the printable sheet here for these I’d CHEWS you Valentines. We found our little bags and a big bag of bubble gum at the dollar store to put these together. Fill them up and cinch with a ribbon or string to give to your Valentine or classmates. Check out all ideas in our Dollar Store Valentines series.
Hand lettering printables by Rebecca Ricks for Say Yes. Photography by Liz Stanley
This weekend Jared is headed up backcountry skiing and I’ll be here with the kids making Super Bowl snacks and finishing up some work projects (it’s been so nuts this week especially with the move coming up!). We were up in Tahoe last weekend during a crazy storm which kept Edie and I inside the whole time. It was actually really nice to have an excuse to truly relax. There was no internet or household projects around to distract me from just hanging out, it was so refreshing! (image from Tahoe last week above).
Something cool! If you’re in the San Francisco area, I’m doing a family reading at the babyGap on Chestnut St. Saturday at 11am. It’s in collaboration with the new Mr. Men and Little Miss GAP collection which just launched, and also with Milk + Booties, a great non-profit collecting used books for the Boys & Girls Club. RSVP here! There will be fun activities, treats, and prizes. I hope to shake a few hands, donate some used books, and do a little shopping myself for the new baby. Hope you can come too!
Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
My two brother in laws started an amazing company called Teachur, with an innovative + way more affordable approach to higher education. Check out the video here and donate to the kickstarter if you’d like!
Woah. Rainbow bagels! As if I couldn’t love bagels more…
I’m a big fan of these simple dresses for little girls (and only $18!)
Great list of Romantic Movies to Watch with your Sweetheart
These laundry baskets are good looking
Pretty little DIY party headbands
Favorite sale items this week: This jacket from Anthropologie, these Chelsea boots and this cozy sweater from J.Crew (extra 30% off sale items with code SHOPSALE), this Asos wrap maxi dress, pretty and inexpensive rug from Urban Outfitters.
This play kitchen makeover is super inspiring. I’m planning on getting one for Edie when the new baby comes (any recommendations?)
What a great DIY book bin!
Putting these caramel brownies for two on my must-try list!
These little bear candy huggers for Valentine’s Day are so cute!
Paper mache cakes that look good enough to eat
By Ashley Aikele
I’m loving this necklace. It’d be a great Valentine’s Day gift (hint hint). Happy weekend, happy shopping!
Today I’m sharing a simple DIY tag to attach to a really special Valentine’s Day gift, perhaps for someone beyond a romantic partner. Of course we love celebrating romantic love for Valentine’s Day, but celebrating other people we love and appreciate like an amazing boss, our close girlfriends, our children, is a great way to spread the Valentine’s Day love with a little PDG (Public Display of GODIVA).
We’re partnering with the decadent GODIVA Chocolates for this post and their beautiful Red KeepsakeHeart box of chocolates (such a classic gift!). Keep reading to see how we made these personalized conversation heart tags…
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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 >>>
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