• About

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    Hi there! I’m Liz. I’m the founder and owner of Say Yes, an award winning lifestyle blog to inspire stylish and crafty living with a focus on family. I work with a team of amazing staff to come up with the best projects, ideas, and trends to share each day with a readership of design-focused females in their 20s and 30s. Work on Say Yes has been featured by The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, Parents Magazine, HGTV, and Martha Stewart to name a few. Say Yes has also partnered with many lifestyle household brands like Target, Gap, Crate and Barrel, Adobe, Ergo, Hyundai, and West Elm. For questions or inquiries, please email me at liz(at)sayyes.com. Welcome to my site! (Image above by Tara Rudolph)

     

    Say Yes in the Press
    The Huffington Post, Real Simple Magazine, HGTV Blogger of the Month, TLC 5 Can’t Miss Mom Style Bloggers, Levi’s Ad, Elle DecorParents Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle

     

    Staff

    I work with a group of talented staff  in different areas of expertise and awesomeness:

    Ashley Aikele is a good mixture of her Idaho roots and the California Bay Area life she currently lives. She loves to spend her time designing, scouring garage sales, and dreaming up a good party. She enjoys photography, travel, food, and fashion and mashes it all together over on her blog, The Daily Bucket. Ashley works as blog manager and fashion editor.

    Brittany is based out of Los Angeles.  She is a food and portrait photographer, a freelance illustrator, and an art instructor for the Riverside Art Museum.  Art is her life (as you can see here) and when she finds the time, she enjoys traveling and fun adventures with her husband which she documents on her blog.  With a passion for all things that inspire, she finds a unique beauty in food.  She loves to share new ideas mixed with fresh ingredients that always inspires your taste buds. Brittany works as a food contributor.

    Sara Albers has called San Francisco home for the past sixteen years. She spent over fifteen years at Gap, Inc and now runs an Etsy shop with her twin sister, Melissa. Always finding creativity in the every day, she and her sister share their love of crafting, sewing, cooking and photography on their blog alice & lois. Sara loves nothing more than spending time with her sweet daughter and husband. Sara work as a project assistant.

     

     

     

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are a few frequently asked questions about my blog, my life and my work:

    I’m coming to San Francisco soon, do you have any recommendations of places to go and things to eat?

    Yes! I have a separate page on this topic right here. Short answer: there is so much awesomeness here.

    How do you make an income from blogging?
    I mostly make my income from collaborations with brands on campaigns, sponsored posts (you can see examples of my sponsored posts here), publisher program consulting, and brand ambassador work. I also sell small ads and banners ads on my site with small shops and through Federated Media.

    I’d love to blog as a career as well, how should I get started?
    It’s taken me a long time to blog professionally and full time, but I love it and feel so lucky that my hobby has turned into a career. I’d recommend you start by investing in your blog as you would any other business, creating excellent content, make meaningful connections with other bloggers, and distributing/engaging/utilizing social media appropriately.

    What kind of camera do you use?
    I have a Canon 6D and use primarily a 50 mm 1.4 lens. If you’re started out, I’d recommend getting a cheaper body, like a Canon Rebel, and investing in a lens like the 50mm 1.4 which is gorgeous for portraits.

    Can I feature your tutorial or images on my site?
    Of course, just please link back to the instructions (don’t post the full instructions on your site), and only use one or two photos from the tutorial pretty please!

    Do you have recommendations for camping with kids?
    Yup, I have a post about that right here! Short story: It’s not as bad as you think!

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