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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!


    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



    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.

    Caitlin lives in a small town in Western New York. She dabbles in photography and selling vintage and spends most of her days crafting and daydreaming for The Merrythought, where she blogs with Manda and Marla. She loves going thrifting, waking up to a foggy morning, finding a perfect fitting vintage dress, and eating grilled cheese sandwiches. Caitlin works as a DIY and craft contributor.

    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 sell ads on my site with small shops and through Federated Media. I also collaborate with brands on campaigns and sponsored posts. In addition, I also write for Babble and consult manage Minted’s Julep site.

    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 defining your goal, investing in your blog as you would any other business, creating excellent content, make meaningful connections with other bloggers, and utilizing social media.

    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. I also often use a reflector to soften shadows in my craft tutorial images.

    Where did the name of your blog come from?
    It started when we were newleyweds living in Hoboken, NJ. Also, I had been listening to a lot of Sufjan Stevens’ “Say Yes to to Michigan’ album.

    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!

    Can you review my product?
    Email me at liz@sayyes(dot)com and we can discuss whether we think it will be a good fit for my blog. I cannot to  promise to post about product that is sent, but I will accept samples if I think it might be a possibility.

    Do you take craft tutorial submissions?
    I do occasionally feature other craft projects, email me at liz@sayyes (dot)com with a link to your project or no more than two images attached and I’d love to check it out!

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