• Weekend Roundup

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    Happy Friday! This week has been another whirlwind. We were busy with work and then our team: Stephanie, Sarah, Ashley, Gaby, and I (missing Erica!) had a Say Yes retreat up in Napa valley yesterday which was such a blast. That pool and sauna (above) at Indian Springs in Calistoga are one of my favorite places ever! We also had an delicious dinner at Farmstead in St. Helena which I highly recommend (and has great outdoor seating for summer months). Also, I’m thinking a lot about ALT Summit in Palm Spring right now since I’m headed there in just a couple days. Are you going? I’ll be hosting a blogger Q&A Thursday afternoons and hoping to meet as many new faces as possible. I love hearing about what everyone’s up to and try to help with their specific challenges. If you’re going, I hope you at least come to say hi! Here are some links to explore, have a great one:

    This lip reading video from the inauguration is hilarious

    Two gorgeous maxi skirts under $35 I’m eyeing for Alt Summit (Amazon Prime and in every color): waist-tie and pleated 

    This post makes me want to try on wedding dresses for fun. They’re stunning!

    Love this rocking chair new from IKEA

    My friend Erin’s new book on deliberate, slow family life (so good)

    Chocolate dutch baby. Dang.

    Do first impressions matter for a newborn? This is cute

    Would you create a no-phone zone in your home?

    Everything you need to know about cloth diapering

    I’m feeling this mantra for 2017

    Ultimate guide to NYC pizza (bookmark for your next trip!)

    Gorgeous artwork and studio of Heather Day

    I thought there was no possible way I needed another striped shirt until I saw this one

    I keep on coming back to this red suede circle purse

    I always struggle with what to wear over cocktail dresses when it gets chilly. Picked up this for Alt Summit! (only $16)

    Lastly, inspiring pictures from the Women’s March around the world

     

    PS Stephanie above is wearing a Raising Wild swimsuit

     

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  • Dollar Store Valentines: You’re SOAPretty

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    Another in our series on dollar store valentines we started up again this week! We found a package of these mini soaps and thought they’d be perfect for a You’re SOAPretty phrase. Keep reading for details…

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  • Dresses for Valentines Day

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

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    Do you go out for Valentines Day? Some years we do, and some years we keep things low-key and stay home. When we do go out, I like to dress up because I don’t get that chance very often (plus it’s an excuse to pick up a new dress). Below are a round up of some of my favorite dresses in red, pink, black, and even some with polka dots. Which would you wear? (more…)

  • Dollar Store Valentines: STICK with me

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    Last year we started a series on Dollar Store Valentines that we got great feedback on, so we’re continuing with it this year. They’re simple and creative ideas for school valentines from things you can find at your local dollar store. We’ll be sharing a couple ideas each week until Valentine’s Day. Our first are these rainbow candy sticks attached with a STICK with me note.

    Keep reading for more and also a couple ways we’re making it easier for you guys this time…

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  • Yoghurt Fondue

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    I love waking up on Valentine’s Day and making a special family breakfast. We’ve had our fair share of heart shaped pancakes and pink milk, but today we’ve partnered with noosa yoghurt to make it extra special: a gourmet yoghurt fondue! Colorful fruits, delicious noosa yoghurt to dip them in, and a variety of crunchy toppings. Here’s how to put it together…

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  • Persimmon Smoothie Bowl

    This post was sponsored by Meta through their partnership with ShopStyle. While I was compensated by ShopStyle Collective to write a post about Meta’s product, all opinions are my own.

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    After the holidays full of chocolates, sweets and an insane amount of leftover stuffing, I can’t help but feel like it’s time for a serious detox when the new year comes around. Also, I feel like my appetite is out of control (do you?). The best thing I can do is rid the house of sweets, but the second best thing I can do is making a healthy (and beautiful) smoothie bowl each morning filled with fruit, fiber, and protein that will fill me until lunch. Here’s how we made our persimmon smoothie bowl that’s both filling and delicious…

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  • Germany Trip

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    Last week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Germany as a partnership with Lufthansa Airlines. It was all very serendipitous. My two younger sisters had been planning a trip to Berlin for months and I was able to join them there after visiting Munich area.  Germany was incredibly beautiful and fascinating. It also felt like an important time in history to visit that country given it’s 20th century history. Keep reading for a ton of photos and lots of thoughts about the trip…

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  • Pantone Color of the Year

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

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    Have you seen Pantone’s color of the year for 2017? I have to admit at first I was shocked and a little disappointed when I first saw what color they picked… (more…)

  • What to wear to ALT: Palm Springs

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

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    ALT Summit, a conference for bloggers and influencers, is just around the corner. Are you going? If so, what are you wearing? I’ve curated a few ideas below. Also, don’t forget to say hi to Liz and go hear her speak!

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  • How to style your bangs while growing them out

    By Molly and Joanna of Irrelephant
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    Most women have had bangs before, and the worst part about having bangs is trying to grow them out. They get to that tricky in-your-eyes-all-the-time phase that makes you want to reach for the scissors. Before you snip them, try this simple stylish tutorial.

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