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!).
I learned a brilliant tip the other day to avoid drippy, leaky ice cream cones…
Written by Ashley Aikele. Collage by Stephanie Gardner
My favorite way to stay cool in the summer is in a dress but it can be frustrating to find dresses that are also nursing friendly so we did the work for you! Click through to see the links for 15 nursing friendly dresses. (more…)
Four months ago we moved from an apartment in San Francisco to a home in the Oakland hills. We joke that we missed the city for about 30 minutes total driving across the bay bridge. It’s been such a good move for us. Our neighbors couldn’t be more welcoming, it’s even more walkable with a little village just 3 blocks away, and Henry has made friends and adjusted to his new school easily. Of course, it’s also nice to be in a home that feels comfortable too. Today I’m excited to share with you some pictures in partnership with Wayfair who sells so many home furnishings I love from lighting and throw pillows, to rugs and couches. You can see our first inspiration post with Wayfair here. Today we’ll be sharing tours of the living room, dining room, and family room. Come take a peek if you’d like to see inside…
Recipe by food writer Abbey
It’s officially summer! Up to anything fun this weekend? My parents are in town helping with the kids while our nanny is taking leave. Jared and I hadn’t been on one date since we moved so we have a few evening dates planned while my parents are in town. Last night we went to a concert in the city and tonight we have a reservation at a nice restaurant in Berkeley. After next week we’ll be heading to Utah for a few days and looking forward to boat rides, cousins, and some real summer heat. Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
A perfect summer uniform from First Rite (image above)
Must try these soy sauce eggs
Are you pregnant or do you have PMS?
I’ve been wearing these John Lennon sunglasses nonstop
Love these Emily Green necklaces available from Sunday in Color
Short operas you can watch on your phone
I didn’t know this smart avocado trick
We have this missing socks matching game from Chronicle Books and it’s so cute!
I almost wish I were still pregnant so I could buy a pair of these new HATCH maternity jeans
I found a gorgeous new children’s line I was unfamiliar with: Yoli and Otis
A new podcast about social media I’ve started listening to
This cauliflower bowl looks amazing
5 ways we can help refugee mothers
Just ordered this book for summer reading
I have a new baby niece!
It seems like everywhere I turn I see stylish friends in high waisted cropped pants. They’re modern yet retro and admittedly make me cringe a bit when I try them on (especially since I just had a baby). They’re just so cool though and I’m kind of obsessed with the idea of them. By far, the IT pair on the blog is the Jesse Kamm sailor pant. So much so, that many just call this trend kamm pants. They’re super comfy and I like that you could pair them with a crop top (another trend I’m loving right now) and still not show too much skin.
What do you think of the kamm pant trend? My friend Lena (above with her son on instagram) says “When I wear them they feel both cool and unflattering!”. Ha! Where to buy them and how to wear them after the jump…
I love indigo mudcloth textiles. I wrap Dot in one, I drape my dining table with another, and yet another sits on our couch as a throw blanket. Each is unique and beautiful. They’re super soft, and have such a gorgeous texture and history (more about them here). I found a few pieces for cheap at our local Alameda flea market and thought it would be fun to use one to transform into an American flag for the 4th of July. We wanted to make something patriotic but more like tie dye, and much more subtle than a traditional American flag. Something you could keep up year round.
Keep reading to see how we made it…
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