Recipe by food writer Abbey
We’ve been in Utah at my parents new home all week. They moved from New York to Tokyo 3 years ago, and then to a small mountain town near Park City, Utah this past fall. It’s been our first summer visit and it’s heavenly. Hikes, sunsets, swimming, boating, tennis, cousins, fireworks in the parking lot, and copious amounts of ice cream (image above from my instagram). Hope you’re up to something summery as well this week! Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
These water balloons are brilliant
DIY lawn dice for summer parties
A great tip for successful schmoozing
A comfy summer dress in navy I’ve been wearing nonstop (only $28 too)
15 summer sandwiches to take to the beach
A record player on my wish list
Would you use this color in your home?
Cute sprinkle balloon backdrop for a summer party
Summer skewer recipes I want to try
Have you heard of the baby box? Would you use it?
Best musicians of 2016 so far
How to make a woven pillow. Beautiful!
Have you seen this trick for making perfect grilled cheese sandwiches?
Maybe stress is good for your health?
The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing a New Mother (great gift for a new father!)
By Assistant Editor Ashley
What’s summer without a beach bag? Here are 10 favorite bags under $40! Perfect to go with that beach blanket.
Edie’s hair is getting long and unwieldy. I don’t have it in me to give her bangs a cut yet, so I’ve been on the hunt for clips that are simple and cute, but don’t scream GIRL in huge patterns or colors. Here are 14 favorites we’ve collected…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
Summer’s best accessories are a hat, sunglasses and a beach blanket. I usually put a lot more effort into picking out hats and sunglasses than I do beach blankets and towels but that’s about to change. Here are twelve stylish beach blankets perfect for all your summer activities… (more…)
A couple years ago when browsing Cook’s Illustrated I learned a brilliant tip for warming up leftover pizza that I’ve used ever since….
A few weeks ago we started a series called Baking with Toddlers. We’re going to share some fun snacks to make with the preschool crowd that are a cinch to make and everyone will love to eat. Last time we made a raspberry lemonade pie and today we’re making no-bake banana oat drops. I couldn’t stop eating these after the shoot. They’re healthy and delicious!
Keep reading to see how to make them and some photos of the process with my friend Gaby (who made these clothes they’re wearing and other adorable pieces here) and her daughter Eleanor…
We’re off to Utah to spend a few days with family over the fourth of July! It’s a long trip with a baby but I’m really looking forward to it actually. I love spending hours in the car making life plans, catching up on each other’s work, listening to audiobooks, and making random stops in interesting towns to stretch our legs. We’re stopping halfway to camp and hoping to hit some fruit stands as well through the valley. Downloading movies and audiobooks right now. Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
Making a flag cake for the fourth? What about a flag cheese platter? (image above from the archives)
Woah. Starting in September Netflix will stream every single Disney Movie. Hooray!
Really curious about these tan towels
Fourth of July ice cream sandwiches from the archives
6 healthy things to do before going to bed instead of looking at your phone
Love this summery skirt
Really excited about Superga’s new collaboration with Target! Love all the shoes, especially the high tops
What it’s like to grow up on screens from the perspective of a 13 yr old. Interesting and terrifying.
Can’t sleep? Maybe this podcast will help (for real!)
Beautiful marbled duvet cover!
The most gorgeous rhubarb tarts
Adding all these nursing friendly swimsuits to my wishlist
Good education for farmer’s markets: what 1 lb or fruit looks like
Michelle Obama, the new queen of snapchat
By Assistant Editor Erica
I have lived most of my adult life without A/C, which means two things for my summers – 1. I have avoided turning on the oven at all costs and 2. I have consumed an embarrassing amount of otter pops. Eventually, I learned that I could make delicious treats that would cool my palate without heating up my kitchen, and I was absolutely hooked. So whether you swelter in your apartment as I did or you are one of the blessed ones with A/C, here are some tasty no-cook treats that will tease your taste buds but not your oven.
What to Make For Dinner this Week is a series by Food Contributor Sarah Waldman.
We made it – it’s officially summer! To celebrate this week I am sharing four meals that can be easily packed up for dinner at the beach, park, stoop, or backyard. I also found a great option for a celebratory meal (graduation, birthday, anniversary, date night?) that doesn’t even involve turning on the oven (winning!).
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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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