Hey! It’s Memorial Day weekend. Any fun plans? We always kind of avoid traveling this weekend so we’re staying close to home but have some fun things in the works like a big cousin sleepover here, a graduation party, bikes rides in the park, and eating a ridiculous amount of strawberries (with this dip of course). Hope you’re up to something fun, have a great one!
This week at work Ashley showed up wearing the cutest sandals from Target
13 great pieces of advice on parenting
If guys vacationed like girls. Oh man, this is hilarious
Have you ever cried in public?
Amazing summer skirt
Jordan’s 3 hour tour breakdown of San Francisco is a must read if you’re visiting with a car
Perfect beach blankets
Love the idea of this hash recipe to clean out your fridge!
An awesome before/after living room project
Tulum is at the top of my family vacation list. Victoria did a great post about it
DIY these semi precious stone soups (so pretty!)
Lovely summer dress
Sandal crush of the week: these beauties (image above as well)
Awesome DIY no sew rope basket Sara made
Love this midi wrap skirt (image above)
By fashion editor Ashley
It’s that time of year again, the Nordstrom half-yearly sale is happening now until May 31st! Here are some of my favorite finds under $40!
My favorite part of dinner parties may be the cheese plate. I have been known to lean heavily into it, sometimes spoiling my dinner altogether with it’s enticing mix of flavors and textures. Today I’m working with Blue Diamond Almonds to share this super easy DIY slate cheeseboard for your next dinner party that will only cost you $3 to make. I love slate cheeseboards because you can write exactly what’s being served directly on it so there’s no mystery flavor. Here’s how to make one…
My husband and I are leaving on a trip this weekend to Scandinavia, specifically Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. I’m so excited but of course the overwhelming question I’ve had over the last few months is… WHAT WILL I PACK?! I’ve come up with a simple tip to making packing easier as well as a round up of things I’m taking. I would also love any last minute advice on things we must do and see there if you have any! Thanks!
keep reading for my simple trick and links to the roundup above… (more…)
Between instagram and my DSLR camera, there are thousands of photos that I want to save and remember from travel and family moments together here in San Francisco but most of them end up sitting in a hard drive somewhere. I love the idea of decorating your home with images and memories that are meaningful and personal. It’s also a great Father’s Day idea for a dad as well. Here are three ideas for how we did it, working with Shutterfly and their new home decor category for photo projects…
It could be the juice cleanse I did this past week (their meals are amazing FYI) but I’m fiercely craving summer treats right now and filling my notebook with ideas to share with you. Today we have a really simple idea: strawberry ice cream pie popsicles. I love ice cream pies and these are the perfect little bites of heaven. They’re small treats which makes them great for kids, and a cinch to make. If you have store bought ice cream and graham crackers in the house you can probably pull these together lickety split. Keep reading to see how…
I’m starting to crave frozen treats and lemonade so summer must be coming soon. Henry’s in final count down mode: only ten more days of school! What are you up to this weekend? We are keeping things pretty low key, hanging out with some friends and having a little dinner gathering on Sunday. I’m thinking of making a roast chicken. Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
DIY nail polish marbleized mugs
These handmade shoes are all incredible
This recipe is on my list this week (I like to try one new recipe a week)
My friend Maia is starting an awesome company (and they’re so close to being funded!)
Super tempted to splurge on this summer jumpsuit
What do you think of the half painted wall trend?
Perfect for San Francisco summers
DIY lazy day hammock for summer
Great cardigan for summer and only $34.99
How cute are these little hangers?
What we need to learn about eating lunch from the French
Another one pot pasta to try this week
By fashion editor Ashley
I’m in love with the laser cut dress above, originally $120 and now only $34! Happy weekend, happy shopping!
We have another great after school kid craft project today. We’re making edible jasmine lollipops (but don’t worry, no candy thermometer needed). I spotted some great ideas for melting candies in this awesome craft book and thought it would be fun to try making some with edible flowers, jasmine. Not only are these lollipops pretty but they’re delicious too! I’m partnering today with all free clear laundry detergent for this fun, but sticky project. All free clear is free from allergens and irritants, specifically designed for children’s sensitive skin. So you can let kids can be kids and enjoy messy projects like these.
Keep reading to read more about how we made these edible flower lollipops…
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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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