Happy fall! This weekend I’m flying out to Salt Lake for a good friend’s wedding. It’ll be the first time I’m leaving Dot! It’s only for two days but it’s still weird to think of getting on a plane without her. I’ll be distracted though by a busy, happy occasion with friends and family. Also, I hear the colors in the mountains are amazing right now. I think we’ll be heading up there to forage for some greenery for the reception. Hope you’re up to something fun, here are some links to explore:
Never thought I could crush so hard on a bathroom remodel (image above)
Prettiest baby bows in this etsy shop
My friend Amy’s interview on Mother Mag
This giant ice cream sandwich cake is amazing
Some outrageous looks from NY Fashion Week
Gorgeous hoops (and great ethical fashion company)
Pretty DIY embossed envelopes
Brittany’s triplet costume series is too cute!
Amazing home by the sea
Perfect cider mugs for fall
These mini ghost cakes for Halloween
Always great inspiration from this online magazine
Huge crush on this high chair
A fun little adventure rug for the play room
Pretty nursing-friendly dress for fall
Speaking of our Stranger Things costume today: The Stranger Pugs parody
Love these DIY fold up market totes
A healthy version of my favorite fall muffin
Great recommendations for the best toddler apps
Are you obsessed with the show Stranger Things as much as we are? I love all the spot-on 80s references (and let’s not forget about Winona!), but it’s too freaky to watch alone. Easy to put together + slightly disturbing= perfect Halloween costume! Here are some details on throwing this one together, and find more of our costumes right here…
A couple weeks ago, Ashley posted about 10 favorite street trends this fall, and today we’re exploring one of them in more detail: the cropped flare pant. When we mentioned them before, some of you loved the look, and others were not feeling it. I was skeptical at first, but I’ve really warmed up to them now and both Sarah (modeling here) and I find ourselves wearing versions of them all the time. From trousers to vintage levi’s, to jumpsuits and high waisted jeans. We’re all about the cropped pant right now. Wondering how to wear them? Here are four of our favorite ways…
What to Make For Dinner this Week is a series by guest food contributor Sarah Waldman
Here in New England we are starting to feel wisps of fall. My kids are still wearing shorts to school but the nights and mornings are chilly. This week I am sharing 5 weeknight dinner ideas that all have a prep-ahead component. Your life may feel totally packed but I encourage you to find a couple kitchen prep periods throughout the week to make dinnertime less stressful. Maybe you find 30 minutes Sunday afternoon, after bedtime, or early in the morning before the routine kicks in. In any case, I hope these meals find their way onto your family table.
This year we’re doing baby and toddler costumes for Halloween. Starting off with the baby series are our two Presidential candidates: Trump and Hillary! See all our costumes right here, and keep reading for details and some funny outtakes from the shoot…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
One of my favorite items in my closet is my bathrobe, it’s just so comfortable. Chances are, if you stop by my house unannounced you might just get to see it. When I saw that the robe coat was a must have this fall my interest was piqued. I love when comfort and style collide! It’s like that time sweatpants became fashionable to wear in public. I give the robe coat two thumbs up and plan on getting one for myself. What jackets and coats are you loving this season?
Click through to see 10 of my favorite robe coats… (more…)
The easiest way to entertain toddlers is to blow up a bunch of balloons and let them go wild. Colorful balloons brighten up any playdate. At night, you can try putting glowsticks in them like we did a couple years ago. During the day, we were thinking of simple games to do with the balloons, and came up with a little balloon tennis.
Keep reading for details on this balloon tennis game, and some more fun toys for babies and toddlers in partnership with Munchkin who makes some of our favorite baby products…
Halloween might be my favorite time of year here on Say Yes. It requires everyone to find a bit of creativity while putting together costumes, so it’s really fun to help inspire that process. In the past we’ve done some really fun couples Halloween costumes and family Halloween costumes. This year we’re sticking to what I know best right now: baby and toddler costumes.
First up: a toddler Olympic gymnast! Because we’re all still obsessed with the Fab Five from the USA Women’s Gymnastics team this year.
Keep reading for more details on how to put it together…
Growing up, we never had any sweets in the house. In hindsight, it was probably a great thing to not have grown up on a perpetual sugar high, but my teenage self did not agree. It was a big joke with my friends as we’d search high and low for something sweet in the house, and then end up eating apples, whole wheat toast, and orange juice concentrate. Every once in a while, my dad would make cookies on a Sunday afternoon so we did had a lot of ingredients in the pantry. There was sugar to be found there, just not in a quick cookie form. I learned, out of necessity, to be very creative in how I came up with my late night sugar fix.
Here are a few ideas on how to create some pantry treats if you’re feeling desperate for a little sugar fix with no sweets in sight…
At age two Edie is just starting to learn her colors and shapes, and it’s really fun to work on games that reinforce them. Today we’re sharing this easy matching game that’s made of simple shapes and colors, and oversized so toddlers can get their wiggles out while they learn. We partnered with STAINMASTER™ and their High Traffic Carpet Cleaner for this post to make clean up easy for our well loved family room carpet.
Keep reading for more…
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