By guest contributors Molly and Joanna of Irrelephant.
Hello guys! This is Molly and Joanna of Irrelephant blog, bringing you the second installment of the holiday series. This little style is for those who need to transition from a good work hairstyle to a cute flirty party look, quickly. Because sometimes ain’t nobody have time for that fancy up do. Just add some red lipstick, your holiday dress and those pumps you’ve been dying to wear!
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By food contributor Brittany
My husband’s Christmas Eve. tradition consists of an elaborate array of appetizers and finger foods, all night we play games, read stories and eat the night away. I’m always looking for a new spread or dip to add to the table and this pomegranate salsa will bring a bright punch to Christmas Eve.
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We are headed to Tahoe this evening for the weekend and crossing our fingers that all this rain here the last couple of days means lots of snow up there. Hoping to take Edie on her first sledding ride, do a little skiing, and drink hot cocoa by the fire. Next week though it’s time to get serious about Christmas shopping because I’ve barely begun. How’s your holiday to-do list looking? Here are some links to explore, have a great one!
Lovely hand painted ornaments
Amaaazing kitchen renovation
What do you listen to during holiday baking? Here’s a list of the best foodie podcasts
Top 10 holiday cookie recipes (always wanted to try the first one!)
Such a pretty woodblock calendar
Best holiday pin boards
This salad’s on my list!
Love this pom pom beanie
Love this DIY twig star (Hanukkah or Christmas!)
Perfect hat for the holidays
Creative snow day activities
Gingerbread house decorating with gum!
8 must-have Hanukkah decorations
Great list of creative books to give the bookworm
Yuuum snowball floats!
Have you entered the 24 Merry Days giveaways this week?
Lots of great sales going on if you’re still shopping:
Madewell is 30% off with code: GOFORIT
J. Crew is 30% off with code: GIVETHIS
Anthropologie is 25% off sweaters
J. Crew Factory is 50% off
Forever21 is Buy One Get One Free with code: F21BOGO
Old Navy is 25% off with code: SAVENOW
Gap is 30% off with code: SHOP
Macys is 20% off with code: EXTRA
West Elm is 20% off with code: JINGLE20
Hey Guys! I have a great giveaway for you that will let the winner cross off everyone on your list! Wouldn’t that be amazing? It’s from Garmentory. Have you heard of them? They sell designer goods from boutiques that…get this…you make an offer on. You decide what you want to pay and if it’s accepted it’s shipped directly to you! I was first introduced to them when Amber from our Stylish Moms series raved about Garmentory as her secret to shopping for postpartum clothing. Isn’t that an amazing concept? I’m eying these amazing boots and this incredible coat.
So in addition to their regular ‘make an offer’ shop, during the holidays they’ve put together something a little different. It’s a Holiday Pop-In shop, a collection of favorite handmade goods from the North West, and the offerings are reaaally well curated. So many gorgeous pieces! I love it when people do the hard shopping work for me. Today Garmentory is offering one reader $250 to their Holiday Pop-In shop! Wouldn’t that be amazing!?!? Here are some things I’d pick:
Open to US residents only. Giveaway open through Tuesday 12/16 12am PST. Winner will be emailed next week! Good luck!
By fashion editor Ashley
A few days ago I did a round up of the best holiday dresses! I thought it would be fun to feature a round up of holiday budget dresses for this weeks Fab Finds! Boy was it a challenge! Here are my nine favorite holiday dresses under $50. Happy shopping!
By fashion editor Ashley
I have three little brothers (two that are teenagers) which means I have years of experience in giving gifts to little brothers. Usually if you get something techy, geeky, or a clothing item then you can’t go wrong. If all else fails, buy them a TOY (this usually applies to all males). If you are looking for geeky gifts I found this awesome site, Think Geek.
For more 2014 gift guides, click here.
Any holiday travel plans on the horizon? We went in on a ski house in Tahoe this season with some other families so we’ll be heading up to Tahoe a lot of weekends coming up and during the holiday break. It’s about a 4 hour drive so there will be lots of time spent in the car. I’m working with Ford on another fun idea to get kids off devices and engage them in conversation and creativity during the holiday break and especially during long car rides. This is part of a series I’ve done on this topic, and you can see all the ideas right here. Henry’s been really into taking photos and document events lately so this holiday break photo book journal project was inspired by that. It’s a fun way to document people and places during the holiday break and keep up on their writing. Keep reading to see how we made it…
This content was created in partnership with Ford to help make creativity a part of every drive this holiday season.
Thought it might be fun to sift through the Say Yes archives and share some of our very favorite DIY holiday crafts and decor projects with you today. What holiday crafts are you working on? Keep reading to see some favorites we’ve done in years past…
When we go to Christmas tree lots I’m often found trailing behind the family with my eyes scanning the ground for the perfect pieces of flat, cut tree stumps and greenery like a crazed 5am Black Friday shopper. This time as I climbed into the car a few minutes after the rest of the family Jared rolled his eyes and knew exactly what I was up to, “craft project”. BINGO. You know me too well. I love using free, salvaged greenery to make home decor and these mini trees do not disappoint! They’re hanging out on our mantle and bookcases, making the perfect little Christmas forest.
Here’s how we made them…
Edie, Henry and I all have November and December birthdays so by the time Christmas rolls around it kind of sickens me to think of MORE presents under the tree. This is true especially of presents Jared and I give each other. We don’t need anything and most things we just buy ourselves and place under the tree to have something to open so it’s not even a surprise (do you do that too?). Every year we try to simplify, but it’s so hard. This year I have an idea…
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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 >>>