Getting Edie to sit still so I can do her hair seems near impossible these days. Usually I end up giving in and letting her and her curly mane run wild. The other day my friend Audrey shared with me her brilliant tip for get her three girls to sit still while she did their hair each day…
What to Make for Dinner this week is a new series by contributor Sarah Waldman
This week I am sharing five simple, family friendly dinner ideas that can be executed on even the busiest of weeknights. We have a slow cooker meal, a couple one-pot wonders, and a stunning date night in idea. Farmer’s markets are starting to fill up with spring produce so treat your family to a few pints of strawberries and bags of cherries to serve alongside everything.
My friend Maia is the co-founder of the beautiful online children’s shop, Bitte, a highly curated selection of modern children’s clothing, toys, decor, and gifts. She has an amazing sense of style so everything in there is top notch. When she told me her new home is surrounded by peach trees (doesn’t that sound dreamy?) I asked her to share a recipe with us now that summer is here and peach eating season has begun! Here’s Maia…
One of the first things that sold us on our new house was the ample fruit trees in the backyard. Specifically the 5 peach trees! I had day dreams of long summer weekends spent baking treats with my daughter at my side. And when the first tree came ripe this year, my dreams came pretty close to true. Maybe with the addition of some hand cramping from all the picking, blanching, peeling, cutting and canning. But boy is the end product worth it.
This recipe is a one of my favorites because you don’t have to blanch and peel the peaches beforehand. It’s perfectly good with the skins on. And if you don’t have time to bake you can even leave the biscuit out and just have the sweet sautéed peaches topped with whipped cream. So simple and oh so yummy.
Here’s how to make them…
Excited to feature another inspiring mother here today in our series, Secrets of Stylish Moms. Marja is from Holland, a metalsmith, and a mother of two. She’s the shop owner behind Marja Germans Gard Studio where she sells beautiful handmade jewelry like gorgeous cuffs and geometric studs that she makes herself out of her home studio.
Keep reading to see what clothing item she would only buy in Holland growing up, and a beauty product she can’t live without...
We have a four day weekend for Memorial Day, do you! We don’t have super exciting plans besides a bbq with some friends, and fingers crossed for some sunny weather. I am doing a little garden craft demonstration at the Treasure Island farmers market on Saturday from 11-2. I’m excited to check it out, I’ve never been. Come say hi if you’re there! Hoping to stop by the flea market as well. Also, I’m doing a huge giveaway with Methodology right now on instagram. It’s a premium food delivery service in the bay area that’s incredible. Enter here on instagram. Have a great one! Here are some links to explore:
Love everything about this sweet child’s room: the rope ladder! the dollhouse! the simple teepee!
Why you should travel solo
Love this watch
Just got this swing for the family room downstairs and love it! (image above)
Try cooking your greens on the grill!
How gorgeous is this simple gold choker?
Guide for growing your own herbs
Thinking of getting this huge connect four game for our family room
Perfect summer top (what do we think of this 70s trend?)
The best drugstore makeup products
Great yoga poses for pregnancy
My friend has these jeans and they look amazing on
An indoor water garden (so pretty!)
The newest food trend on the block: don’t toss that chickpea water!
A Beyonce Lemonade coloring book? Yes, please!
Photos and directions by beauty contributors Molly and Joanna of Irrelephant
Today our beauty contributors are sharing an easy half up hairdo. It’s perfect for summer and a great option for that in-between stage of growing out your hair. This style goes well with any texture hair, although I love how it looks wavy like you’ve just arrived home from a day at the beach. Here’s how to do it yourself in 3 easy steps…
In the first few weeks with our new baby I’ve spent much of the day snuggling and nursing in bed. When I had a bit of time for myself, one thing that was helpful in keeping my brain active and out of newborn fog was using Skillshare, an online learning community for creative skills. For only $10 a month you have access to thousands of video classes taught by experts on creative topics from calligraphy and photography to cooking, crafting and writing. Better yet, right now you can get 3 months for only $0.99. Rad! I signed up a couple years ago to take some photography classes and have been a fan ever since. This past week I took a couple cooking classes and the other Say Yes team members took photography, wordpress, and business. Here’s what we learned…
Swimsuit season is upon us (like it or not)! If you’re in the market for a new suit like I am, here are 10 swimsuit trends we’re loving and tons (40!) favorites we’re eyeing for hitting the waves or local pool this summer. Which style one is your favorite?
We just finished a family photoshoot here and I’m really excited about it! It was a little stressful as always to get ready but I think we got some great family shots and it only took 6 bribery dum dums to get through it. For real though, everyone did great! Luckily our weekend is pretty chill otherwise. We ordered pizza tonight and are watching Sandlot together. Most Friday and some Saturday nights we watch movies together as a family. I’ll have to do a post on some of our favorites. Tomorrow Jared and Henry are headed to Maker Faire which is always so much fun. Hope you have a great one! Here are some links to explore:
Huge crush on this thrifted cookwear collection (image above)
Amazing story about a 70 yr old woman that gave birth from an IVF (she even breastfed!)
A pinterest DIY fail (funny to read!)
How to make the perfect candy kabobs
Lena Dunham and Amy Schumer team up to talk about shopper shame, in an entertaining way of course!
Great DIY for a natural room refresher
I didn’t realize you could re-grow lettuce!
Great post on maternity style (love the ankle flares she made!)
The prettiest confetti cookies
A great way to teach kids about body diversity, “We don’t judge a Labrador for not looking like a Greyhound”
Cute watermelon napkins for summer parties
And lastly, this video is pure joy! I dare you to not laugh with her
Moving and cardboard boxes go hand in hand. Both unpacking and online decorating bring a truck load of cardboard that never seems to fit in the recycling bin no matter how skilled you are with a box cutter. We moved from an apartment to a house with a lot more space so there are still a few rooms that feel sparsely decorated and could use a little temporary cheer. So today we’re embracing the growing cardboard box pile and using them to make a playhouse for the kids. It’s a fun project the whole family can get involved in, from painting and cutting to decorating and of course playing. Plus, it makes a new house feel more like home when you put a little DIY touch to it.
Keep reading for details of the process and tips for how we put our playhouse together together…
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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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