• DIY Hand Drawn Fruit and Veggie Onesies

    DIY fruit and veggie onesies

    I’ve done a lot of work with freezer stencils before but thought it might be fun and easier to create a more artistic hand drawn type of design onto baby onesies without any kind of stencil. I love the brush stroke look, and doesn’t it look these fruit and veggies could break out in song any minute?

    diy hand drawn fruit and veggie onesies

    You might think you couldn’t draw these, we thought the same thing! After a simple search for hand drawn fruit/veggies we had tons of examples to practice and experiment with. This would be a cute activity for a baby shower. Each guest could bringing a onesie to decorate and you could supply paint and some examples of fruit and veggie designs to hand draw on the onesie for baby.

    DIY fruit and veggie onesies

    Keep reading for more instructions…

    Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers. Fun sized models 5 month old Edie and 4 month old Poppy

    (more…)

      
  • Trend Crush: Sporty Chic

    by fashion editor Ashley

    sportychic-01

    image via J.Crew

    It seems like wherever you look this spring you can find pieces inspired by athletic wear. My favorite sporty pieces are varsity jackets, baseball caps, and dressy sweatpants (any excuse to wear sweats in the day!). Sporty Chic is a look that can be pulled of almost effortlessly by adding pieces to your current outfits. Or, you can create a look that is completely sporty and casual from head to toe… just like Liz from our ‘Secrets of Stylish Moms’ series mentioned here. How do you feel about this trend?

    sportychic-02

    Keep reading for the links… (more…)

      
  • Easy Weeknight Meals: Part 2

    chicken chili recipe

    A couple weeks ago I mentioned I was starting  a mini series sharing easy weeknight meals, and today is part 2! I’ll be leaning hard into these tried and true, easy meals this week because Jared is going on day 5 of the flu (poor Jared), and dinner time is a notoriously high maintenance time for Edie so easy and quick is the name of the game! Again, these meals aren’t fancy and some are embarrassingly easy (like the 2 ingredient tacos from part 1), but here are three more we love…

    (more…)

      
  • Secrets of a Stylish Mom: Jane

    stylishmoms-jane-01

    Hi guys! We’re back with another Secrets of Stylish Moms, introducing the lovely Jane. Jane is a talented art director and graphic designer who has worked with beautiful magazines I drool over like Kinfolk. She lives in Texas with her two sons, Henry and Wayne (aren’t they adorable?). This is so funny to me because my Henry’s middle name is Wayne, ha! Anyway, welcome, Jane! Here’s everything about her cool tomboy mom style we need to know…

    The look:

    JACKET (similar) | TOP (similar) | BAG | PANTS | BOOTS

    (more…)

      
  • 10 Fab Finds Under $40

    fab finds under $40

    Love all the prints and patterns of spring right now. Time to break out the sandals and skirts (although I’m loving skirts and dresses with booties as well).  What deals are you eyeing? See more on our fab finds pinterest page.

    1. Stone skinny jeans $25.99
    2. Polka dot canvas bag $28
    3. Printed tank $39.90
    4. Open knit spring sweater $34.94
    5. Crepe shift dress $24.99
    6. Sam Edelman sandal $39.90
    7. Green cross body bag $19.80
    8.Pleated polka dot skirt $24.99
    9.Western booties $27.80
    10. Linen jacket $37.80

      
  • DIY Gold Egg Shell Planter

    make your own egg carton planter

    Next time you make scrambled eggs, or a key lime pie, or lemon bars, save the shells and cardboard carton to make a pretty spring planter for mini succulents. Spray paint the carton gold (just one coat worked for me) because it makes everything feel more special. You could even cut the carton into smaller sections to give them as little gifts.

    make your own egg carton planter

    how to make an egg carton planter

    Another idea for your egg shell planters after the jump…

    Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers

    (more…)

      
  • What’s Your Everyday Makeup Routine?

    bareminerals2

    I’m super minimal when it comes to everyday makeup. Meaning, I don’t usually wear any at all. I think most of it comes from growing up back east in NY where makeup was not a thing, which I really appreciated back then. Made getting ready for school every day that much easier. No one was into it and it wasn’t until college that I started wearing even minimal makeup. Fast forward to adulthood, I still shy away from makeup generally.  I probably wear mascara once or twice a week for an evening event or a work meeting.

    I’ve been thinking though, it would be great to feel like I’m a tad more put together when my assistant shows up to my home in the morning to work (maybe a casual dress too?). I teamed up with bareMinerals and their head stylist here in San Francisco to come up with a minimal, everyday makeup routine and learned some great tips along the way to share with you (and you do want to see an after picture don’t you?)…

    Photography by Sara Albers, makeup by Alexandra Sklavos for bareMinerals

    (more…)

      
  • Perfect Polka Dot Easter Eggs

    how to make polka dot easter eggs on Say Yes

    Making polka dot eggs seems like the perfect spring activity, whether you celebrate Easter or not. You might remember my trick for making perfect polka dots from a couple weeks ago. I’ve used the same technique to make these pastel beauties.

    how to make polka dot easter eggs on Say Yes

    Keep reading to see how to do it yourself!

    Photography and styling by Liz Stanley

    (more…)

      
  • Look for Less: Classic Casual

    jcrew look for less

    It’s nice to know that there are classic pieces that carry through the years and seasons pretty well… and this outfit is full of them (Cargo jacket, white pants, striped top and sandals with heels). You can’t go wrong when mixing these classics together. Trade the heels for sneakers to make this the perfect run around outfit for spring.

    The Look: J.Crew
    For Less: jacket (my favorite and a steal for less than $40!) | top | pants | shoe

      
  • Casual Spring Dresses

    casual dresses for spring

    Last week on a warm day a friend of mine showed up to 8:30am drop off at Henry’s school in a very casual 3/4 sleeve dress just above the knee and a messy top knot bun. Maybe some light pink lip gloss and a little blush. Not too sexy or showy, but feminine, fun, and confident. I on the other hand was wearing leggings, a sweatshirt, and a baseball cap thrown over my dirty morning hair. It really didn’t take more effort for her to get dressed than I, but she looked so much more put together!

    Ever since (and even though the warm weather hasn’t returned yet) I’ve been on the search for a few casual, easy, everyday dresses to add to my wardrobe and I quickly realized why I don’t have many: they are really hard to find for a few different reasons…

    (more…)

      

copyright 2014 liz stanley // all rights reserved