This weekend Jared is headed up backcountry skiing and I’ll be here with the kids making Super Bowl snacks and finishing up some work projects (it’s been so nuts this week especially with the move coming up!). We were up in Tahoe last weekend during a crazy storm which kept Edie and I inside the whole time. It was actually really nice to have an excuse to truly relax. There was no internet or household projects around to distract me from just hanging out, it was so refreshing! (image from Tahoe last week above).
Something cool! If you’re in the San Francisco area, I’m doing a family reading at the babyGap on Chestnut St. Saturday at 11am. It’s in collaboration with the new Mr. Men and Little Miss GAP collection which just launched, and also with Milk + Booties, a great non-profit collecting used books for the Boys & Girls Club. RSVP here! There will be fun activities, treats, and prizes. I hope to shake a few hands, donate some used books, and do a little shopping myself for the new baby. Hope you can come too!
Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
My two brother in laws started an amazing company called Teachur, with an innovative + way more affordable approach to higher education. Check out the video here and donate to the kickstarter if you’d like!
Woah. Rainbow bagels! As if I couldn’t love bagels more…
I’m a big fan of these simple dresses for little girls (and only $18!)
Great list of Romantic Movies to Watch with your Sweetheart
These laundry baskets are good looking
Pretty little DIY party headbands
Favorite sale items this week: This jacket from Anthropologie, these Chelsea boots and this cozy sweater from J.Crew (extra 30% off sale items with code SHOPSALE), this Asos wrap maxi dress, pretty and inexpensive rug from Urban Outfitters.
This play kitchen makeover is super inspiring. I’m planning on getting one for Edie when the new baby comes (any recommendations?)
What a great DIY book bin!
Putting these caramel brownies for two on my must-try list!
These little bear candy huggers for Valentine’s Day are so cute!
Paper mache cakes that look good enough to eat
By Ashley Aikele
I’m loving this necklace. It’d be a great Valentine’s Day gift (hint hint). Happy weekend, happy shopping!
Today I’m sharing a simple DIY tag to attach to a really special Valentine’s Day gift, perhaps for someone beyond a romantic partner. Of course we love celebrating romantic love for Valentine’s Day, but celebrating other people we love and appreciate like an amazing boss, our close girlfriends, our children, is a great way to spread the Valentine’s Day love with a little PDG (Public Display of GODIVA).
We’re partnering with the decadent GODIVA Chocolates for this post and their beautiful Red KeepsakeHeart box of chocolates (such a classic gift!). Keep reading to see how we made these personalized conversation heart tags…
This time for our Dollar Store Valentines series we’re sharing some desktop items we found at the dollar store like rulers, pencils, and brushes to make some clever Valentines to give to friends, lovers, or classmates. Complete with free printables! See more after the jump…
Sometimes the simplest decorations are the best. This is a really easy one you can make for Valentine’s Day in just a few minutes. Perfect to hang in the window or kitchen. I might keep ours up year round!
Here’s how to make it in 2 easy steps…
By Ashley Aikele
Isn’t this outfit a great option for Valentines Day brunch? I love the idea of trading in the traditional blazer for a more casual denim jacket. For an even more festive look wear a pale pink shirt.
Next up in our Dollar Store Valentines series we’re using some little toys like rings, bugs and eyeballs we found at our local dollar store to make some simple valentines. Make sure to grab our free printable lettering as well to make it even easier to pull together for Valentine’s Day. Keep reading to get the printable and see more photos after the jump!
Last week we started our series on Dollar Store Valentines where we’ll be sharing some simple ways to make valentines from simple items you can find at your local dollar store. Paired with some free printables, they’re a great last minute idea for a loved one this Valentine’s Day or the classroom. Last week we started with some fruity valentines and today we’re sharing some more fruity ideas. I think the melon one is my favorite!
Keep reading for more…
By Ashley Aikele
Feeling the earth tones this week! Especially all the shades of green. Happy weekend, happy shopping!
We’re starting a fun series today called Dollar Store Valentines. I love dollar stores and when you’re putting together valentines you can do something fun and creative on a small budget. Today we’re starting with a bag of toy fruit! I like the idea of putting all of these together in a bowl of fruit on the counter or handing them out individually for a classroom. My sister Rebecca illustrated some printables for this series to make it even easier for you to pull them all together.
We’ll have more fruity ideas coming up Monday too, so stay tuned!
Of course you could use real fruit as well. Keep reading to see more photos and get the printable….
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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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