• A two minute mom pony

    By beauty contributors Molly and Joanna of Irrelephant


    To all the mom’s that want to have style but have less than 30 seconds to do anything to themselves. And to all the mothers out there that haven’t showered, this one’s for you. No really, the dirtier the hair the better! (watch out for the grease though, we don’t want that. Dry shampoo is your best friend!) We came up with a simple and cute way to pull your hair up in a low side pony. You can do this straight back too, but we like it swept to the side for a little bit of femininity!
    Keep reading for directions…


  • Maine


    I’m catching an early flight to Boston today for a week long canoe + camping trip on the Allagash Waterways in Northern Maine. No boys or kids allowed! Just some girlfriends. I’m SO excited, we’ve been planning this since January. Even though I grew up in on the east coast in New York, I’ve never been to Maine! Hoping to eat some lobster, word on the street is you can buy lobster anywhere, even at gas stations. You can see the map of where we’re going here. Be sure to follow along on instagram; when I have service I’ll post some photos and trip details.

    We’re going to take a little break here at Say Yes while I’m gone. If you’re in the mood to browse, check out some favorite summery content from the archives after the jump. See you back here in a week! xoxo, Liz


  • 20 Favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

    By fashion editor Ashley

    nordstrom sale

    It’s that time of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts today! They markdown new fall styles items in every category and we’ve picked 20 of our favorites. It’s the perfect time to pull the trigger on some of those higher priced items that you’ve been eying. Happy shopping!

    one / two / three / four / five / six (in black too!) / seven / eight / nine / ten / eleven / twelve / thirteen / fourteen / fifteen / sixteen / seventeen / eighteen / nineteen / twenty

  • Summer Activity Bins


    Today I’m sharing the second of the three video spots we produced with Cottonelle around topics of home efficiency and storage. The one today is focused on making these summer activity bins for the whole family. When kids are bored and need an activity during the long summer days you can pull them out and easily find something to do, before everyone goes completely nuts! Having everything neatly labeled makes it an easy clean up as well that the whole family can help with.

    Keep reading to see the video about the summer activity bins…


  • A Simple Summer Cheese Plate + 5 Cheese Plate Tips

    summer picnic

    Because picnics can happen year round here in San Francisco, people can really get into it. I once was invited to a picnic that was so high brow, I felt kind of embarrassed pulling out my tubberware with strawberries and cans of warm seltzer. I hadn’t gotten the memo! They had this incredible cheese plate that was something you’d serve at a nice dinner party. It did seem like a lot of work, all the carefully prepared foods arranged so deliberately and delicately (they were lucky it wasn’t windy!). It was really amazing but it made me wonder about the possibility of making an outdoor cheese plate fancy, but will little or no preparation. So today I’m sharing an idea for a fancy but easy summer cheese plate in partnership with Blue Diamond Almonds and their classic roasted salted almonds.  No prep will need to be done beforehand, just a stop at the local market and a handful of wild flowers found on the way.

    And as a special treat, I asked my friend Kiri from The Cheese School of San Francisco (one of my favorite venus for parties) to share with us some easy tips for putting a cheese plate together for any occasion.

    Keep reading to see read the tips…


  • Trend Crush: Embroidered Pieces

    By fashion editor Ashley


    I’m not usually one to sport the bohemian style but I can’t resist this summer’s embroidered dresses and tops! Most pieces are very light weight and breezy (perfect for summer) and come in the best colors.

    Keep reading to see the kimono I’m in love with and 11 other affordable embroidered pieces… (more…)

  • How do you soothe your little one?

    munchkin binkie

    Both Henry and Edie had that dreaded nighttime colic as babies and I was always desperate for some relief. Here are some ways we’ve found to soothe them, and how we continue to soothe Edie as an opinionated toddler with big emotions.binkie2

    Keep reading to see more…


  • Easy Weeknight Meals: Part 4

    panzanella salad

    Last summer we had a fun series on easy, everyday weeknight meals and thought it might be fun to start it up again! During the summer when schedules are really out of sync and lots of fresh produce around, I find myself relying on simpler meals that are quick and popular. You can see all three posts from last summer here.  I’m excited that I have a few people lined up in the next few months to each share three of their family’s favorite weeknight meals starting with my Say Yes team members.  Ashley is starting things off today! I already made her summer chicken and corn salad recipe this week and it was DELICIOUS. It will be on regular rotation for sure now.

    Keep reading to see Ashley’s favorite weeknight meals…


  • Color the Globe, Three Ways

    seedling craft

    We love doing craft projects in the summer when we have time to kill and need to keep the kids busy while I’m working on other things. Today I’m sharing a fun, educational activity we worked on with Seedling called Color the Globe! We’re sharing three different ways to use their genius activity kit as a jumping off point. Keep reading to see more about it after the jump…



  • 10 Fab Finds Under $40

    By fashion editor Ashley

    fab finds under $40

    The annual Nordstrom Sale starts next week and if you are a card holder you can start shopping now! Look for a round up of my favorite finds from the sale coming next week. Happy weekend, happy shopping!

    one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten

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