Mother’s Day is just around the corner and to celebrate all those moms out there I teamed up with Mustela for these fun Mother’s Day printable cards and a great giveaway. Mustela makes some of my favorite skincare products for mom and baby (see my first post about Mustela here). The products smell amazing, and are made of mostly natural ingredients that are safe for mom and baby’s skin (hooray!). We are huge fans of Mustela over here, they make some of our favorite baby products and today Mustela is giving away a Mustela Mom Know Best bundle to three lucky winners.
Keep reading for more details on the giveaway and these printable cards…
I’m so excited to feature Jeanne today, founder of Shop Sweet Things, a lifestyle blog on stylish living. Jeanne’s mission for her site is to inspire others to achieve a lifestyle that is confident and effortless without giving up on style. Aside from her blog, Jeanne is also launching a new business later this year, Harlow & Grey, focusing on stylish paper partyware for kids parties and beyond. Jeanne’s ideal afternoon in San Francisco would be a visit to the California Academy of Sciences, lunch at the De Young Museum, and then watch her kids chase the birds at the Music Concourse.
Jeanne, tell us about your everyday style!
I’m really into comfort and simplicity when in comes to my everyday outfits. People say the key to living in SF is all about layering, but I’m the opposite. For me, the less layering, the better! I just don’t have the time to plan my outfits like I used to before I had kids. I love quality basics these days like a good sweatshirt that is a little bit more fitted. I’m also really into neutrals like grey, cream and black. I suppose it goes really well with bright red/orange lipstick, which adds instant chic and style. I’ve also found myself investing more on shoes and jewelry as well, it’s what makes the outfit and personal style unique.
Keep reading for more great tips from Jeanne…
We are headed out the door camping this weekend with some friends in the Sierra mountains. It’s been a few months so I’m excited about it, and hope the weather is as nice as it’s been here the last few days. Hope you’re up to something relaxing and fun. We’re having a great giveaway with Mabo Kids over on instagram with three winners! Be sure to enter before Sunday night. Have a great one, here are some links to explore (image above I took from the Target retreat last weekend. Details here, see more photos on instagram):
The cutest little kid sandals I spotted
Love this video about School of American Ballet (fun fact: my older sister went to this ballet school in Manhattan instead of going to high school)
Perfect summer purse
Such a great, simple hair parting tip
For the love of chambray baseball hats
Tips for a stellar dinner party hostess
Pretty DIY marbleized party hats
Amazing neon summer clogs
Perfect summer half-apron in linen
This salad looks amazing (love this new to me food blog)
Junk food, plated fancy (awesome instagram feed!)
By fashion editor Ashley
Loft is having a huge sale with an extra 40% off everything! Wahoo! Happy weekend, happy shopping!
I always swore I’d never put a bow in Edie but I might be starting to warm up to the idea, especially if it’s really small, simple, high quality fabric. Surprisingly, I’ve had a hard time finding those. So I decided to try and make my own! It was super simple, especially if you use bias tape. No sewing involved and under 2 minutes to make.
Keep reading to see how to make them…
I took some careful notes of our travel in Japan so we could remember everything, and also to share with you all! Below is our day by day itinerary. We tried to mix up adult things with kid things and ate as much gyoza and noodles as we could possible handle.
By fashion editor Ashley
The days of not wearing white before Memorial day have long since come and gone but it’s always nice when the weather finally feels warm enough to shed the dark layers and throw on something white. White jeans are one of the classic pieces that you can never go wrong with… as long as you are styling them right!
Four tips for styling white jeans for spring… (more…)
By food contributor Brittany
With Cinco de Mayo on its way I thought I’d share this easy homemade horchata recipe. I always imagined that it was very labor intensive and way too hard to make myself, but after finding this easy recipe I realized the hardest part was waiting overnight for it!
Keep reading for the recipe… (more…)
A couple months ago we started taking evening adventures right after dinner and before bedtime. We eat kind of early, at 5 or 5:30 so there is always this extra hour or two before bed that needs to be filled when we’re all antsy from being in the house for a few hours. It’s the only time of day when we’re all home, awake, and (usually) not working so it’s become our designated family time. Sometimes it’s a hike up in Marin or a pretty drive across the bridge to a lookout. Sometimes it’s as simple as hopping on our bikes and heading to our favorite ice cream spot or to Chrissy Field, which is just 5 minutes away and where we took pictures for this post today. No matter what we do, it’s worth it to spend time together as a family and take a deep breath of fresh air after a long day.
I’m partnering with L.L. Bean for this post about our adventure walks. They always have such timeless, quality pieces that don’t go out of style so they actually stay in your closet as the years go by. The older I get the more drawn I am to classic pieces like these. Keep reading to see details from my outfit and more about our evening adventures…
This post is brought to you by L.L.Bean. See why spring inspires us to get outside.
This afternoon I’m headed to a wellness retreat weekend hosted by Target and a few Made to Matter brands I love: Soma, Suja and Olly. I’ve been consulting with them in putting this event together for a small group of influencers and am so excited to see it all come to fruition! It’s right over the bridge in Sausalito and we’re starting it off with massages and an outdoor dinner tonight by the event planner behind Outstanding in the Field. Not a bad start! I’m excited. Also, Jared is celebrating a birthday on Sunday so I’ll by hurrying home after the event to make his favorite key lime pie. Hope you’re up to something fun, have a great one!
Marbleizing ribbon! Such a fun project to try
This whole collection is perfect
I’m crushing on these wedge sandals for summer
These slip on sandals are awesome too
This amazing striped dress looks so comfy (image above)
What you learn in your 40s (great advice for any age)
These funfetti cookies look so good
Gorgeous half dipped DIY alphabet magnets
Found the perfect loafers. Done. Mother’s Day gift to myself?
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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 >>>