Thrilled to be featuring my friend Amy of This Little Miggy today for our Secrets of Stylish Moms series. Amy writes on her blog about family, home renovations, special needs, her artwork and the occasional DIY. Since the birth of daughter with Limb Reduction Complex (you can read more about Lamp’s story here), Amy has become a voice for families with special needs children with her incredible series called The Special Needs Spotlight. Amy is a friend of mine from college! She’s always had an innate sense of style since I’ve known her (makes her own clothes!) and incredible taste in music too. Here’s what she says about her best defense against postpartum depression and what two pieces should be wardrobe staples for new moms…
We’re packing up to leave for the Outer Banks beaches of North Carolina tomorrow! I’m flying with the kids and my sister Katrina, and then Jared will meet us next week and fly back with us. I’ve got a bag full of little toys and surprises for Edie and let’s hope Dot behaves as well. Henry will be perfectly content sitting with an iPad filled with games and movies. Last year we compiled some 20 great tips for traveling with kids that I’m going to review so I can be fully prepared (reminding myself of #6 constantly) . Wish us luck! Excited to sink my toes into that soft sand and dive into the warm Atlantic at sunset. Have a great one! Here are some links to explore:
I’m sharing an easy dinner party idea on instagram! (image above)
Can’t stop thinking about this gorgeous caftan dress (nursing friendly too!)
Classic pair of white sneakers
I live in these Madewell sandals and now they’re on sale!
Speaking of, how to create good sleeping habits for your kids
A steal of a deal on huarache sandals
Homemade It’s-It ice cream bars. The bay area classic!
Pretty DIY rustic hangers
These fruit cakes are so pretty!
This new east coast bike trail sounds amazing. Whose in next summer?
In case you haven’t heard it yet: Michelle Obama’s speech at the DNC was incredible
By Assistant Editor Ashley
We’ve been roasting all week and wearing nothing but sandals and swimsuits. Here are 12 sandals under $40 (most under $30!). Happy shopping, happy weekend!
Today we’re updating a really easy nail polish marbling craft that we first posted about last year. Instead of black and white marbling, we made a summery neon design. They’re super easy to make (2 minutes max!), and I love how they turned out. Would make a lovely gift, or an easy way to update your own dinnerware set. Here’s how to make them…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
In most recent years denim has been all about the distressed look. This year things are shifting a little bit. It’s less about distress, and more about… (more…)
A few years ago we tried a new structure for family goals. Instead of doing huge goals we tried to do small, experimental things for just a week like eating vegetarian, going to bed before 10pm, or going on a hike every evening. The idea was to do something for just a week as a kind of test to break out of habits. A few weeks ago we realized we were spending almost every evening in front of the tv. So, for a goal we tried to instead, play a different card or board game every night as a family. I wanted to teach Henry and Edie some new games and have some more quality family time after a long day of work. Here’s how it went…
Our baby Dot is 3 months old! I thought I’d share some things I want to remember about Dot at this age in partnership with Munchkin. Keep reading to see what she loves, what she hates, and a crazy trick we learned to cure her colic…
Recipe by food writer Abbey
Up to anything fun this weekend? We hosted a fun dinner last night with friends using this trick I posted about for dinner parties with kids. In a week we’re leaving for a two week beach vacation in North Carolina with my siblings. Been looking forward to it for so long! Work will be busy this week as I get ready to go and I’m trying to do some prep this weekend too. Also, eating my weight in stone fruits. Love this season! Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
Wow. This korean bbq burrito looks amazing!
A DIY bed for a little doll (so cute!)
The sweetest little dresses Edie lives in
What does it mean for women to have it all? A great project my friend Etienne put together (you might see a familiar face!)
Pretty candy color fridges (that igloo one!)
Sweetest little ice cream sandals
I love how this little boys room turned out
Great shirt for a great cause
The best playdough
Great idea for introducing a new baby to a toddler
What a pretty black dress for fall
Great podcast about women in history
Sleeping naked for a better night’s sleep
Cute bathing suit I’m eyeing on amazon prime
Great instagram accounts for hair inspiration
We’ve been loving this new Netflix series, Stranger Things
Sweet potato toast. Yum!
These undie and tank sets are so cute. I just need to get Edie potty trained…
Image above from our trip to Fire Island a couple years ago (would love to go back!)
By Assistant Editor Ashley
It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us! It’s a great time to stock up on those must have staple items (boots, jeans, jackets, handbags). Here are some of my favorites from the sale. Shop quick because things are going fast!
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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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