By Assistant Editor Ashley
It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us! It’s a great time to stock up on those must have staple items (boots, jeans, jackets, handbags). Here are some of my favorites from the sale. Shop quick because things are going fast!
Happy to host a great giveaway for you guys today with Unison’s baby + kids. You’ve probably heard of Unison for their beautiful bedding, table top, and home decor with big bold patterns that they source from the very best designers for reasonable prices. Well, they also have an amazing kids line of bedding, pillows, and toys. I picked out a few favorites and you can win this same set.
Over $300 worth of products for your sweet little one’s room!
Keep reading to find out more about the pieces you could win and some fun photos of how we styled them in Edie’s room…
In the middle of summer, school seems so far away on both ends. Which is great when planning beach trips, barbecues, and all fun summer things – plenty of time to do them still! But it’s maybe not so great when it comes to the academic backsliding children can experience over summer break. Especially in reading and math. I asked my friend Amy Gast, a parent and elementary school teacher, to share some easy tips on how to integrate education and entertainment in our kids’ summer routines.
Here are some ideas she had…
Edie’s at an age where she is game for anything with me. Grocery store, airport drop offs, post office lines. She’s excited to come along and be my sidekick no matter what’s on our errand list. She gets especially excited when we’re doing something special with just the two of us. Today we’re taking an outing to visit a friend’s home in Berkeley called The Farmhouse. It’s a large Victorian home that’s set up for co-living. There are 17 housemates who all work together to grow food, prepare meals and take care of the property as a kind of family (doesn’t that sound so cool? And so Berkeley!). We came prepared with our gardening tools and watering can so we could help too.
Here are some photos of our morning at The Farmhouse if you’d like to see…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
Swap out your necklaces this summer for some new neckware, neckerchiefs! Neckerchiefs are an easy way to spice up an everyday outfit. Click through for three simple ways to style them and a roundup of my favorite neckerchiefs. (more…)
We’ve seen a lot of new denim trends this summer but we’re still drawn to the classic high rise skinny jeans. They’re comfortable and flattering and can be worn through all seasons. Today we’re wearing one pair of high rise skinny jeggings three ways in partnership with DENIZEN® from Levi’s® jeans. They’ve quickly become one of my favorite pairs to throw on in the morning because they’re super comfy and can be styled in endless ways. Keep reading to see three looks we’ve put together with them…
By Assistant Editor Erica
I have a teeny obsession with beauty products, but in an effort to save my wallet and free up some storage space, I’ve been reaching into my kitchen pantry instead of skipping over to the store for my latest skincare fix. The biggest workhorse of them all is coconut oil. No longer content to just be eaten, here’s some ways coconut oil is a part of my beauty routine…
Up to anything fun this weekend? Last night we saw a musical with friends in the park and today we’re headed up to Sonoma for the weekend to spend time with my sister in laws Jordan and Rachel at a cozy cottage with an amazing pool. Packing my shorts and swimsuit. It’s going to be hot! Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
5 ways to style your boyfriend jeans (and still look awesome)
Such a cozy bedroom (image above)
Are you into the Pokemon GO app craze like we are? If so, here’s a comprehensive guide
Some tips for bikini line maintenance if you’ve got the pool or beach on your itinerary this coming week
A classic bandana. For camp. Or not!
These mom milestone cards are kind of hilarious. Great new mom gift!
So apparently watermelons aren’t just round (nuts!)
AND Love this watermelon salad served in a mini hollowed out watermelon
Great selection of button-downs. A fall and nursing mom staple
Would you let a robot help deliver your baby?
A good looking wooden play gym our Dot loves
This instagram account is super funny
I totally have this problem after a vacation, do you?
By Assistant Editor Ashley
It’s not too late to pick up a suit for summer, especially at this price!
What to Make For Dinner this Week is a series by guest food contributor Sarah Waldman.
It is hot and sticky here in New England so this week I am sharing five dinner ideas that lessen the humidity-grump-factor. When it is really hot out I stick to simple meals like sandwiches and wraps that can sit chilling in the fridge. I also try to cook after the sun does down or before it rises so the house doesn’t overheat too quickly. As always, I happily look to the slow cooker to help churn out a plate of warm food without overheating the kitchen. I hope some of these meals make it onto your dinner table this week.
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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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