• Kids Christmas Pajamas for under $40

    By fashion editor Ashley

    Growing up we always had the tradition of opening up Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve to wear to bed that night and on Christmas morning. I can’t wait to start this year with my daughter. Never to early to start looking for the perfect Christmas pajamas! Happy shopping!

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  • DIY No Sew Kids Apron (from a $1 Dish Towel!)

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    This DIY idea actually came as a necessity when we couldn’t find the right twill fabric to make a kids apron and I thought…hmmm…what if we use this $1 dish towel from IKEA instead. It’s the simplest project and I love how it turned out! No sewing. 3 steps. Takes less than 5 minutes to make. Perfect for holiday baking with the kiddos! I might make a whole bunch now for holiday gifts!

    Keep reading to see how…

    PS Hosting a big giveaway with Freshly Picked that ends at noon today! $200 in moccs and a $200 amazon gift card. For you and a friend! Enter here.

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  • What to do with Outgrown Kid Clothes

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    A few times a year I sort through bags of outgrown kids clothes that get stuffed in the kids closet. I always have such great intentions of organizing them but the closet seems like such an easy black hole of avoidance. Then, the day comes when nothing else can fit in there and then I have to pull everything out and figure out what things I want to keep, what things I want to give away, and what I should try to sell. The latter is always the most challenging. There’s a consignment store I go to occasionally but it’s a pain to drag everything down there, find parking and then sort through racks of clothes to buy with Edie crawling through everything. So, I was excited to try something new when I was contacted by Kidizen to check out their free app that makes buying and selling kid clothes super easy from your phone.

    So we gave it a shot…

    Thank you to Kidizen for sponsoring this post. Download the free app right here to buy and sell your gently used kid clothes. 

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  • 15 gifts under $50 for your man

    By fashion contributor Ashley

    MAN GIFT GUIDE

     

    Graphic illustration by Liz’s sister, Becca Ricks.

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner which means Christmas will be here before you know it! Time to start making lists and checking them twice. One of the hardest people on my list to shop for is my husband! He dreams of motorcycles and big trips (things way out of our budget range). Here are 15 things under $50 for the man in your life!

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  • Look for Less

    By fashion editor Ashley.

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    With the holiday season comes holiday parties, and with holiday parties comes the ever burning question….WHAT TO WEAR? I love a cute cocktail dress as much as the next girl but I find myself only wearing it once, maybe twice. I’m loving this look as an alternative because it’s so classy and chic and also practical! These pieces are easy wardrobe staples that you could wear over and over again after the party.

    The look: J.Crew
    For less: blazer | top | jeans | necklace | shoes

      
  • DIY Growth Chart

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    These kids are growing like weeds! Yesterday I posted an update on Edie as a 12 month old and can you believe how tall Henry is too? He’s just a couple weeks shy of his 7th birthday, which is totally nuts to me. I’ve always loved growth charts that looked like ginormous wooden rulers and thought I’d try my hand at making our own so we can track him and Edie’s speedy growth progress. We have another growth chart I made a long time ago that we’ll have to transfer Henry’s marks onto so they’re all in one place.

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    With 8 grams of protein in every glass and 9 essential nutrients, milk is one of the best ways to keep kids growing healthy and strong. We are big milk drinkers at our home (Edie’s even starting to drink whole milk too) and I’m happy to be partnering with got milk? for this DIY growth chart project today.

    Here’s how we made it…

    This post is brought to you by got milk? Drink to a brighter future.

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  • Tuesday Tip: Month by Month Photo Garland

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    Here’s another detail from Edie’s party I wanted to share with you for today’s Tuesday Tip. I made this garland with monthly photos mostly pulled from instagram. Some of them had text already on them and others I added text in and then printed them all out with extra white borders above and below to make it look more like a polaroid. I printed them out, 2 on a 4×6 size photo through my local Walgreens (one hour photo, can’t go wrong with that!). Then I punched holes in them to string some twine though. Simple to make, and a fun trip down memory lane for guests at the party.

    A few other details from the party: amazing sprinkle cake recipe I found, giant pin a party hat on Edie game, and paper doll/ dress up Edie activity.

    See more simple Tuesday Tip ideas right here.

      
  • Edie Jean: 12 Month Update

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    It’s crazy to me how quickly this last year has gone by with this sweet little girl. When we asked Henry if he was glad Edie was part of our family he gave a mehhhh so-so shake of the wrist but I’m determined she’ll eventually win him over.  Here are a few little things I want to remember about life with our one year old…

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    This post is sponsored by Munchkin, who make some of my favorite baby products. 

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  • Simple knotted updo for Thanksgiving

    By holiday guest contributors Molly and Joanna of Irrelephant

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    I asked Molly and Joanna of the lovely blog Irrelephant to share some tutorials for simple, elegant, and festive hair ideas just for Say Yes this holiday season. I know you’ll love what they’ve come up with!
    For our first tutorial here is a fun option for Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that you celebrate all month long, one weekend with your friends for “friendsgiving” and the other with the family. We wanted to share an updo that is both classy for grandma and fun & flirty for that special someone. This is also a pretty simple concept: just a row of knots down to a side bun! We also love that this ‘do’ does especially well with dirty hair as well.
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    Keep reading for the steps on how to get this look…

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  • Weekend Roundup

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    We are headed to Point Reyes this weekend! Work has been so busy for us both that we haven’t taken a family weekend trip for a while so I’m so excited that it looks like it’s finally going to happen. I’m hoping to hike that gorgeous coast, sample some local cheese, and kayak on Tomales Bay. Maybe go crabbing! Hope you’re up to something fun too. Here are some links to explore:

    For Edie’s birthday I made a some sprinkles cakes (above). They were delicious! I’ll definitely make them again.  Here’s the recipe from Food52.

    Kasey of Cauliflower Kids, with whom I collaborated with on the holiday kids line has her own gorgeous line that was just released. My favorite is  this skirt and suspenders!

    Let’s take an artbreak (those coloring sheets and notebooks)

    This seems like the perfect crossbody satchel bag. Consider it on my wishlist!

    Great advent calendar ideas (Dec 1sts comes so quickly)

    Digging this hair cut (makes me consider bangs again)

    This slouchy knit dress looks amazingly comfy

    Pretty DIY ombre ornaments

    Amazing polygon ornaments from Land of Nod

    Love this checkered dress

    For all you Anne of Green Gables fans out there

    A fun festive skirt for the holidays

    This whole appetizer pin board is making me excited about the holidays. So many I want to try! This one looks amazing.

    Also,

    11 Clever Ideas for a Thanksgiving table you can actually pull off

    7 ways to dress up your home with fall leaves (this one is clever!)

      

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