It’s already starting to feel like fall to me but I’m determined to soak up as much summer still as possible. I made a peach dump cake this week and thinking about hitting up a beach in Half Moon Bay this weekend. Up to anything fun? Hope you have a great one, see you back here Monday. Here are some links to explore:
Such a cute polka dot dress you could transition to fall with, and on sale!
Two amazing corn recipes I can’t wait to try, especially with the last summer corn
Cute DIY watercolor backpack for school
This video of a couple at IKEA is hilarious
Oooh fresh peach sorbet??
Instagram’s no longer square. Hooray!
Brilliant makeup hacks (the mascara one!)
The new Emerson Fry collection is amazing- everything, please!
I think about this gender bias stuff all the time having a boy and girl
(image above of my sister Katrina by her friend Brooke Alius)
With Henry, and probably with a lot of other kids, I’ve found it makes a big difference in how he eats at school if he chooses the lunch items himself. When he eats well, he’s going to feel good physically, feel good about himself and have more of those super moments we all want our kids to have. Like getting all of his spelling words right, standing up for himself during recess, or getting a home run kick in kickball.
Today I’m sharing a fun idea to help your kids be more involved in packing their school lunch so they can learn about the importance of a balanced meal, eat better at school, and therefore have more super moments during the day…
By fashion editor Ashley
Loving this sage green color for transitioning into fall (and of course black and white). Happy weekend, happy shopping!
So often we’re asking our children to stop making messes, clean their faces, or not play with their food. Sometimes though, it’s fun to let them explore and be kids with a colorful, edible sensory activity like edible finger paint. Here are some photos and a simple recipe to make your own…
By fashion editor Ashley
I love the textures of fall… flannel, denim, suede, leather etc etc. Take two textures or more and mix them together and you have the perfect outfit for fall!
If you are an old school reader you might remember that six years ago I made a first words book for Henry when he was Edie’s age. He LOVED it. We made it when he was about 18 months, just starting to talk. I photographed his favorite toys, food, park, and family members. We read it every day, and it was one of the first books he learned how to read when he was in kindergarten.
I knew I wanted to make another one for Edie, we’ve loved Henry’s book so much! I went with the same exact concept. It was a fun challenge to improve on my original idea! I photographed simple things she loves around the house: her toys, her binkies, her favorite food, her blankie, family members. It was hard not to get carried away, there were so many sweet things I wanted us to remember.
I love how it turned out!
Keep reading to see the whole book and how it was made…
Henry always gets excited about yellow watermelon. They show up once a year at our local farmers market (this year we saw them at Trader Joe’s too!). The first time we saw one it wasn’t until we cut it open and OMG WHAT IS THIS. Here’s a fun way to make a watermelon salad pizza with yellow watermelon and your favorite watermelon salad toppings. Of course you can use regular watermelon too, no judgement here!
Keep reading for more on how to make it…
I have love/hate relationship with legos. They are creative and imaginative and Henry’s favorite toy, so of course we have a million around. But, they are so much plastic and I struggle with storage for them! They take up a lot of space and never manage to get fully picked up at the end of the day. I can’t tell you how terrible they are to step on in the middle of the night on my way to the bathroom. Do they have to have so many sharp edges??
Today I’m sharing an idea to make lego storage fun and also attractive. I saw something like this once in a home tour from a magazine months ago, I think it might have been an old Domino? I thought it was so brilliant that I had to try something similar myself.
Keep reading to see more…
Hey, it’s Friday night! And the feeling’s right! We are keeping things pretty chill. It’s nice to be back in the swing of a regular schedule with school starting again. We have a couple birthday parties, some prop shopping for upcoming shoots next week, and I’m on a hunt for more fresh peaches at the farmers market to make a fresh peach pie. Henry and I have been giggling together over The Twits book so we’ll probably spend some of Edie’s nap tip on the couch reading it again. Hope you’re up to something fun, have a great one! PS I’ve been having fun on Snapchat lately, follow me there at lizsayyes.
LOVE how this playhouse turned out! Amazing job, Jenny!
Great tips on finding cheap flights
This ice cream sandwich bar from Apartment 34 sounds so good (image above)
Oh this is funny: What will happen if I don’t take out my phone right now? The horrors!
How rad are these pink sunglasses?
Cute rain coat and on sale
Love this copper tube pony tutorial
Beautiful summer dress (plus an extra 20% off the sale)
This DIY magnetic alphabet play board turned out so cute
How beautiful are these dessert plates?
Classic summer slip-on sandals on sale
Bitte is a brand new online children’s shop my friend Maia just launched and I’m LOVING it. Beautiful curation and design. A few favorites: these skyscraper blocks, Ella Lou playmat (we love ours!), small dots dress, striped toy bin, smiley leggings
This article about the big earthquake that will inevitably destroy the Pacific Northwest is fascinating and terrifying. It’s such a good read.
By fashion editor Ashley
Some great pieces to start off your fall wardrobe. Happy weekend, happy shopping!
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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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