• Weekend Roundup

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    Is it feeling like fall yet where you live? We’ve had a bit of a warm streak here but looking forward to layers and pumpkin spice pancakes. This weekend Henry and I are making homemade cinnamon rolls (that’s what happens when you watch a marathon of The Great British Baking Challenge). Also planning on stopping by this this stock + sample sale tomorrow with some of my favorite local San Francisco makers. Hoping to make it to the new Tartine Manufactory too. Heard it’s amazing. Have a great one, here are some links to explore:

    Inspiring fall layering from Alex Closet (image above)

    Hillary Clinton featured on Humans of NY

    Simple, good looking toddler shoes

    A tomato cake?!

    This woman wears the same outfit to work every day, by choice!

    Turns out, working out can save you a lot of cash

    The sweetest little star tights, and isn’t this pom pom toy basket amazing?

    Great marital advice from long-married couples

    A really healthy take on the pumpkin cookie

    Adorable kid bags (the fox!)

    Hottest heels on the block all the fashion bloggers are wearing

    A blueberry custard pie. YES.

    Woah. Would you try this hair lightening wand?

    7 old wives tales about pregnancy that might actually be true

    This two toned kitchen is my dream

    Hand dyed baby tights in every color on etsy

    Pretty french baby names 

    Lastly, some funny Julia Child quotes you should know and use on regular basis

  • Banana Costume

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    I’m a big believer in Halloween costumes that are: easy to throw together, a little silly, and monochromatic. This banana costume (+ a real banana turban!) fits that bill perfectly. With a bonus factor of being deliciously edible. Afterwards, you can peel/cut/pop those bananas in the freezer to stock up on smoothies and one ingredient banana ice cream.

    But in all seriousness, I’m loving the campaign we’re promoting today and I know you will too. Naked Juice has partnered up with DrinkGoodDoGood.com to provide fresh produce to help the the millions American who live in food deserts, with limited access to fresh produce. I was floored by that number, since living in the bay area is feels like fresh produce is on every corner. You can read about it right here. By looking at household income, access to a vehicle, and distance to a grocery store, they found that 30 million Americans have very limited access to affordable, quality, fresh fruits and vegetables. Woah. And Naked Juice wants to do something about it.banna costume

    Here’s where you can help: for every fruit and veggie selfie shared on instagram with the hashtag #DrinkGoodDoGood, Naked Juice will donate 10 lbs of fresh produce to communities in need (with a maximum donation of $500,000). Amazing, right? You can do some serious good just by snapping a quick picture. Maybe make something silly like a produce crown (check Laura Miller’s instagram where we were inspired to make this turban). Even easier: a picture of the bounty you picked up from the farmers market, some greens from your garden, favorite ingredients for a fresh smoothie, a banana smile. What about some froobs?

    Any selfie with fresh fruits and veggies, tagging #DrinkGoodDoGood will do! I’m happy to help spread the word about this great campaign to help Naked Juice and DrinkGoodDoGood in fighting against this crisis affecting nearly one out of every 10 people in our country.

    Keep reading for more fun on making this banana turban…

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  • Finding the Perfect Pair of Jeans

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    Fitting into a pair of jeans after having a baby is a challenge, to say the least. You want something you feel good in when you head out, but also comfy enough to sit in bed and nurse your newborn. We’re tackling it head on today and getting three new mothers (myself included) into the perfect pair of DENIZEN® from Levi’s® jeans at the Levi Strauss & Co. headquarters in San Francisco with help from their design director.  Check out the video on how it went right here:


    The DENIZEN® from Levi’s® jeans  are stretchy and comfortable, but they don’t stretch out which we really appreciate. After a long day of work and family, you don’t want to be pulling up jeans every minute while wrestling the kids into bed. Not only do they have a bunch of different styles, (I still love the high rise jegging DENIZEN® jean the best), they’re also really affordable.

    You can find men’s, women’s and boys DENIZEN® jeans at Target stores and Target.com, and DENIZEN® jeans for juniors at Kohls.com and select Kohls stores. When you’re in a transition mode after a baby it doesn’t make sense to splurge on an expensive pair of jeans, so I really appreciate the low price point on these. With their all day comfort, affordable price, and great style, these might be the perfect postpartum jean!

    And, something fun for you guys. One reader can win a full fall wardrobe set of jeans: 4 pairs of them on instagram!

    Keep reading for a few behind the scenes shots from the video shoot…

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  • 10 Street Style Trends to try this Fall

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

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    When it comes to fashion, fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is just cool enough to pull out the sweaters, boots and jackets that have been tucked away all summer. Since I just had a baby this last spring I’m itching to buy some new clothes this fall. I think I’m ready to go out on a limb and try a new trend. Below are 10 of my favorite street style trends to try for fall.

    Click through to see the ten trends I’m considering (and you should too!)… (more…)

  • A Feeding Toddlers Tip: The Nibble, Dip, and Sip Tray

    Disclosure: This post was sponsored by ALDI through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about The Little Journey product line, all opinions are my own.

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    At 2 years old, it’s nearly impossible to get Edie to sit still, let alone eat a full meal.  I came up with fun, and healthy idea called the nibble, dip and sip tray that’s great for getting toddlers to eat well. It’s easy to throw together, looks appetizing, and encourages healthy grazing which is great for keeping their high energy up throughout the day.

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    We partnered with ALDI and their line of The Little Journey toddler snacks to put it together. Here’s how to do it…

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  • Weekend Roundup

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    Up to anything fun for the long weekend? I had my wisdom teeth extracted Thursday morning. It’s been one of those things I’ve been meaning to do for years. I’m feeling okay but I’m leaning hard into the jello and mashed potatoes right now. Hoping I’ll be back up to normal speed in a couple days because we have lots of exciting things at Say Yes on the horizon! In the meantime, any recommendations on best movies to stream while I recuperate? Hope you’re up to something more fun than I am this long weekend, here are some links to explore:

    Behind the scenes shot above from a giveaway we’re doing on instagram with Famous Footwear. Go here to enter!

    How they start school in Finland (I’m on board with this!)

    A giant pop tart pie!

    I can’t handle this baby dress up instagram account. It’s too good

    Crazy cool perfume commercial

    This party backdrop is pure art

    Reusable pouches for on-the-go baby food

    Perfect customizable marquee light boxes for a party (also just stocked up on their new Halloween stuff!)

    Can’t stop watching this hilarious Maya skit from SNL

    Great ‘not sad’ packed lunch ideas here for the office

    Oh my goodness. An ice cream baby sleeping bag!

    Girl power moments from the Rio Olympics

    The key to a successful work day is the power hour

    And some great Labor Day sales going on:

    LOFT: 50% off sale items + 25% off everything else. My picks: these pantsthis dress, this sweater

    Anthropologie: Extra 40% off sale items. My picks: this tank, this blue shirtdress, these cropped jeans

    Old Navy: All jeans/dresses/tees 50% off. My picks: this dress,  these little overalls

    GAP: 40% off everything. My picks: this cargo jumpsuit, this jacket, these boyfriend jeans

  • Baby Shower Gifts I Recommend Again and Again

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    The most common text I get from friends and family members might be advice for baby shower gifts. I guess having three kids makes you somewhat of an expert in that area! So, I thought I’d share a few of those ideas with you today. Baby shower gifts are fun because you can gift them either something they really need, or something special they might not buy for themselves. Here’s a list of carefully edited gifts I recommend again and again…

     

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    1. The comfiest footed pjs. My babies live in footed pjs for the first few months and these ones from Giggle are really soft and great quality. If you’re looking to buy in bulk, check out the Australian brand, BONDS Wondersuits. Very reasonable, super comfy, and free shipping to the states over $100.

    2. After footed pjs, my newborns are in onesies and leggings most often. These ones from Mabo Kids are just the best. Amazing quality and the perfect striped fabric.

    3. If they aren’t in footed pjs all day, they’ll need something to cover those toes. Newborn socks slip off really easily, but these Zutano soft booties are perfect for covering newborn toes.

    4. SPLURGE: A pair of Freshly Picked crib moccasins in practically every color of the rainbow is such a sweet gift, and a great start to a fabulous collection of the best made baby shoes out there.

    5. Babies were meant to be dressed in bonnets every day and the ones from Briar Handmade are our very favorite (plus, their new line is to die for!). I’d pick a neutral bonnet + soft sherpa lining that can go with everything and in a size a tad big (like 3-6 months at least) so they can get the most wear out of it. Edie still wears her 18 month ones!

    Keep reading for baby toys and more…

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  • 3 back to school lunch ideas

    By Assistant Editor Ashley
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    I’m the master at throwing together a pb&j lunch for my daughter but by the time lunch comes around for me, I usually just end up reaching for a granola bar (or cookie). This fall I want to put more effort into my daughter’s school lunch and mine as well, so I decided to try preparing meals for us both in the morning. The focus is on healthy, and both adult and kid friendly so I don’t have to make two separate meals. Now, whether I’m home or out and about, I have something healthy to reach for and so does my daughter (no more granola bar lunch, yay!).

    Keep reading for 3 lunches that are kid and adult friendly…

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  • Kale Apple Salad

    Recipe by food writer Abbey

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    This kale apple salad is full of rich flavors and texture. It’s a wonderful way to slowly let go of summer and transition into delicious meals with a fall feel. Serve this salad for lunch, or for a light dinner.
    Keep reading for the instructions…

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  • 6 Favorite Indie Lifestyle Magazines

    By Assistant Editor Erica

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    When I get some alone downtime, I usually reach for a book. Something about reading is so relaxing for me. However, when I don’t feel like committing myself to a book or my downtime is fairly short, I go for one of my favorite indie magazines. I call them indie because by-and-large you aren’t able to find these in the grocery store, and best of all, they have little to no ads. A few months ago, we asked for your recommendations, and we’ve had a blast hunting for new favorites. We read so many fascinating articles and learned a trick or two on how to get affordable shipping!

    Here’s a roundup of my top picks…
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