• About

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    Hi there! I’m Liz. I’m the founder and owner of Say Yes, an award winning lifestyle blog for women that celebrates family life with practical tips for home and personal style. I work with a team of amazing staff to come up with the best quality content to share each day with a readership of over 500,000 a month. 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, Ford, 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 is a good mixture of her Idaho roots and the California Bay Area life she currently lives. She loves to spend her time photographing, designing, scouring garage sales, dreaming up a good party, and snuggling with her two little girls.  Ashley works as an assistant editor.

    Stephanie was born and raised in Orange County, California but has chosen to make the East Bay her home since finishing her studies at UC Berkeley. Born to a Brazilian mother, Stephanie is deeply influenced by Brazilian culture, music, and art. She loves going on traveling adventures with her camera quick at hand. Her background in literature and landscape architecture inspire her to tell rich stories through her camera’s lens. See more of her work at stefigardner.com. Stephanie works as a photography and styling assistant.

    Born and raised in the South, Erica has now wholeheartedly embraced the Northeast, currently Boston, as her home…just without the accent. She recently left her career in corporate accounting to stay at home with her baby girl, and she’s embracing her new domesticity by baking her family’s bread and minimizing their home’s waste. A voracious reader, eater, and runner, Erica loves the poppiest of pop songs, the silliest of t.v. shows, and the crunchiest of beauty trends. Erica works as an assistant editor.

     

    Gaby was born and raised mostly in Montreal, but spent a good number of years bouncing around the globe, with extended stays in Vancouver and Singapore, which has given her perpetual wanderlust. She currently lives in Berkeley, raising two wild and wonderful little girls. Gaby studied fashion and sociology and has developed a compulsive need to sew and make. She melds her talent and family-life working on her company, heron kids.

     

    Abbey hails from Seattle, Washington, where she grew up cracking eggs and sneaking extra bites of cookie dough as her mom’s sous chef. She now lives near the beach in Orange County, California, with her husband and two little sous chefs of her own. (They are slowly getting the hang of cracking eggs, but have already mastered the cookie dough eating bit.) Abbey is a self-taught food stylist and photographer. She enjoys spending her day in the kitchen creating recipes, and loves the sense of community and beauty food brings to life. See more of her recipes on her blog, The Butter Half, the world’s punniest food blog. Abbey works as a food writer.

     

    Sarah has been living in San Francisco long enough to remember affordable rent(!!). She lives with her husband and two not so little ones in a beautiful victorian that they are slowly but surely fixing up. An esthetician by trade, she has taken the last few years off to stay home with the kiddos. She loves music, her garden and cooking for friends and family. Sarah works as a project assistant.

     

     

     

    Molly and Joanna are based out of Birmingham, Alabama. They are the duo behind the lifestyle blog, Irrelephant. They are both licensed cosmetologists that specialize in wedding, editorial and everyday beautiful hair. Molly is happily married with her best friend and has a quirky Australian Shepherd. She is a stylist at a local salon where she specializes in cut and color. She also enjoys mixing creative outlets and learning new hobbies. Joanna is also happily married to her partner in crime. They have recently extended their family with a new baby boy. While being a new mom she is also juggling her freelance work in photography and woodworking. Molly and Joanna work as hair and beauty writers.

     

     

     

     

    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 banners ads on my site with through Federated Media, and work with affiliate programs through Amazon and RewardStyle.

    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 1.2 lens as well as a 24-70. 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.

    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!

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