Even though it never really feels like summer here in San Francisco that doesn’t stop me from wearing summer outfits. It just means that I usually pair sandals and rompers with blazers and sometimes even scarves. Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite summer outfits in partnership with Hallmark Signature cards, special hand-crafted mini pieces of art that make the perfect, thoughtful card to give to someone special.
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By fashion editor Ashley Aikele
Denim and white is the perfect look you can wear from the beginning of spring, through summer, and into fall and then repeat it all the next year. This classic look is easy to re-create on any budget.
This baby girl will be 20 months in just a few days. What??? I just looked back at her 12 month update and can’t believe how much has changed in the last few months and how quickly she’s becoming a little spunky toddler. If you’d like to see, here are 12 things I don’t want to forget about our Edie Jean at 20 months…
The strawberry ice cream pie popsicles were such a big hit that I had to make another variety. This time, it’s creamsicle pie popsicles! I have to say, these turned out really delicious. They were manhandled when I styled them (as all styled food is) but despite that we’ve been devouring them all week.
More instructions on making them after the jump!
I was supposed to be flying out of town to throw one of my best friends a baby shower but she ended up having the baby 7 weeks early a couple days ago because of severe preeclampsia, which was pretty scary! I’ve been following closely on a group girlfriends text and can’t stop staring at pictures of this 3.8lb little girl. So, plans have changed and I’m staying home. We have family in town for the Bright Lab Lights Pop Up party here in San Francisco. If you’re around, come! I’ll be there with the whole family! I think we might try to see a ballgame too, maybe hit a pool up in Marin. Have a great one! Here are some links to explore:
This is a cool DIY bag
How to make slime (great for entertaining kids this summer!)
30 books to read this summer- for your kids and yourself
Oh my goodness, heated outdoor furniture (and gorgeous too)
Such a great office bag I’ve been eyeing
Huge crush on hand loomed these blankets
Simple, pretty bangles for summer
Would you paint your floors blue-grey??
Making natural confetti– so gorgeous!
(image above via Bright Lab Lights)
By fashion editor Ashley
Do you know what you are wearing on the fourth of July this year? Here’s a little help, all under $40! Happy weekend, happy shopping!
Flag cakes are our go-to Fourth of July dessert. I thought it might be fun to switch it up a bit and make a healthier version of one that’s just as good looking and better for you. Although chances are I won’t stay away from the flag cake either, I’d probably just eat both!
Keep reading to see more about putting together this Fourth of July cheese plate with Blue Diamond Almonds…
Another fun straw necklace project today! I think I’m on to something here. This time we’re cutting up some pretty pastel straws to make a summer necklace. A great busy activity to do with kids during the summer. Then, layer them on in the evening for a summer party.
Keep reading to see more photos and instructions…
By fashion editor Ashley
I don’t know about you but we spend our Fourth of July’s outside, all day, in the hot hot sun. I’ve made a round up of what you can wear to help you stay cool and stylish at the same time. Here is the best way to beat the heat on the fourth!
Dress: Forgo the shorts and wear a skirt or dress. You’ll stay cooler and more comfortable for the long haul.
Hat: Wear a straw hat that breaths and will give you some shade from the relentless sunshine.
Tote: Since you’ll most likely be out and about all day, bring a big tote that you can keep extra water, sunscreen, snacks etc in.
Sandals: Wear a comfortable sandal so that your feet can breath and stay happy. Bonus points if you can slip your shoes off and on easily.
Scarf: Pack a scarf or light jacket for when the sun goes down. Or to drape over your knees after they’ve been in the sun a few hours.
Sunglasses: Trade your old pair of glasses for something new and trendy. This can be an easy (and cheap) way to update your fourth of July look and keep the sun out of your eyes.
This is a simple project you can work on with your kids next week for Fourth of July (loooove busy kid projects during the summer!). All you need are paper straws, some scissors and string to put these patriotic necklaces together. Try making different lengths, patterns and wearing a few at a time. Guys. Maybe we can start a straw necklace trend! Let’s do it!
Keep reading to see how we made them…
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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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