The first week of summer vacation Henry got two sunburns and I had one of those OMG I’m the worst parent in the world moments. Somehow at the beginning of the summer it always takes me a few days to get in the habit of throwing the sunscreen in the bag and remembering to lather him up before he jumps into the pool; while Edie sticks closer beside me so she’s a little easier to wrangle. Whatever my excuses are, I can use all the reminders I can get to take care of our skin in the summer. So, today I’m partnering with a brilliant dermatologist app called Spruce Health to share 10 expert summer skincare tips from one of their certified dermatologist.
Keep reading for more about the app and all ten tips, including a trick for making sunscreen more enjoyable to put on kids and why you should apply it like frosting?!?…
What are you up to this weekend? Jared headed to a paragliding event in Utah so I’m holding down the fort here at home. I’m headed to this Amy Schumer comedy show tonight with a girlfriend (so excited!) and I think we’ll be hitting the pool a lot this weekend. It’s that time of year in San Francisco when you need to get out of the cool, foggy city and hit the hot suburb pools to feel like it’s summer! I might make my way through this great SF eating list too. Have a great one, be sure to show the dads in your life some love! Here are some links to explore:
Completely obsessed with everything in this linen shop on etsy (gorgeous linen pillows above)
How amazing are these little sandals?
What a fun DIY embroidered picnic blanket
Tips from cooking with Ina Garten
Sparkling pineapple lemonade. Yum
Everything at LOFT is 40% off. I’d pick this gingham bikini and this summer dress
Love this summer hairstyle, so tempted to try it
Such a sweet ukulele video
The prettiest floral popsicles
How pretty this DIY flag garland?
Love the idea behind these tiny cosmetics
Such a cute leather tote and only $48! (steal!)
Cute last minute printable for Father’s Day
This summer dress is perfect
Perfect for summer movie nights: how to pop popcorn in a bag
The prettiest oversized DIY cactus
Whipped lavender berry mousse– this sounds amazing and a perfect cool summer company dessert
Crush on this cute bikini
PS Was anyone watching east coast morning tv shows on Thursday? You might have seen me!
One of our favorite things to do at the beginning of summer is make a summer bucket list. Usually it’s a huge list of summer activities that sits on the wall but I’ve been trying to think of some ways to make it more enticing to complete the list, and thought making it into a game of BINGO would be fun to try. I’m partnering with HP Instant Ink service for this post so you never have to worry about running out of ink again while saving up to 50% on ink. Keep reading to see more about putting this project together (and the sign + card printables to make this yourself)…
By fashion editor Ashley
This week is all about summer patterns, prints, and SALES! Don’t miss any of the awesome sales going on this weekend!
J.Crew: 30% off full price and extra 40% off sale priced items
J.Crew Factory: extra 35% off everything
Gap: 40% off your online purchase
Loft: 40% off everything
Jared and I both work from home, which is awesome and chaotic at the same time. It’s great because we can have quick chats over mid morning snacks, go on spontaneous lunch dates, and give Edie a squeeze as she leaves to go out to the park with her nanny. It can be a little chaotic though because neither of us works very quietly and we live in a one level flat. Jared spends most of the day on conference calls in the dining room and I spent most of the day with my team in the back sunroom studio. With all the traveling I’ve been doing lately Jared has had a lot of one on one time with Edie, way more than I’ve had with her, and they’ve really created a special bond. One of their favorite things to do is strollin’ through Golden Gate Park which is just across the street from our home.
Today I’m partnering with Target Baby to share some photos from an outing Jared and Edie took in our favorite jogging stroller that we’ve had since she was born, the Baby Jogger Summit X3. Keep reading for more photos from their outing…
I’m sharing a fun idea today on involving kids in toy cleanup and donation. This printable monster bag eats toys that aren’t being used and collects them to donate to goodwill or another family. Keep reading for the printable and instructions on making a monster bag for your family…
By fashion editor Ashley
Skirts and dresses are my new motto for summer. There isn’t an easier way to keep cool as far as I’m concerned. With denim skirts being so hot this season it’s really easy to find one to fit any budget. I actually like the skirt for less better than the denim Madewell skirt. Score!
Father’s Day is this Sunday and I thought it might be fun to roundup some ideas of what real dads are asking for, instead of the usual, what I think and/or want him to ask for. I had this funny realization that if I read a post written by a man about what to get his wife for Mother’s Day it would make me roll my eyes (engraved bowling ball, Homer??). Shockingly, as it turns out the ideas of what real dudes want aren’t nearly as fashionable or cute, but I think we need to all come to terms with that. Here are a few ideas rounded up from some dad friends around the country…
We are heading up north to Canada for our next set of sisters! Jan and Beth are inspirational women and leaders in both of their professions. Their relationship is as thick as it’s ever been as they live only five minutes apart and spend their days working on their businesses and raising kids (and playing hockey in their free time). Keep reading to hear more about these incredible sisters and the clothes they ‘borrow’ and hid from each other…
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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 >>>
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