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
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
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…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
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…)
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…
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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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…
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…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
By Assistant Editor Ashley
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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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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