I’m 34 weeks pregnant and it’s finally hitting me that this little girl is coming, and soon! I’ve only got about a month and a half left and I can feel it for sure. What to wear during this home stretch is difficult because there are so many things that make you feel huge, none of your regular clothes fit (not even underwear!), and comfort is key. Today I’m working with thredUp, an online consignment clothing store filled with brands you love (and a huge maternity section!), to share some tips for what to wear during your third trimester + a thredUp discount code…
We’re sharing a few easy St. Patrick’s Day ideas this week. Starting off with some rainbow after school snacks for Thursday. Grab some rainbow cupcake liners (amazon prime!), and scan the grocery store aisles with your kids for bright rainbow snacks to fill them. We tried to keep things mostly healthy (but couldn’t resist bright purple vines of course). A fun activity to do with kids and delicious too. Keep reading for more photos…
Happy weekend! We have another rainy one here but Jared and Henry have headed up to Tahoe to take advantage of the amazing snow. Edie and I are hanging out here keeping things low key. We’ve been getting a little more settled everyday, but I feel like I’ve lost momentum! It’s the hard stuff left. The stuff that doesn’t have a home or a shelf to live on. Or because I’m waiting on the right piece to find or something to arrive. And our dining room is literally filled with boxes and packing paper. I guess that’s how moving in feels for a while! Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
Such a pretty watercolor backdrop and would be so fun to DIY! (image above)
Perfect enamel set for outdoor eating this spring
The BEST kind of home makeover. I kind of cried through the whole post!
We have a lot of cardboard around so I’m loving these DIY cardboard toy ideas (the dollhouse!)
Gorgeous DIY pom pom pillow. Might have to try something like this
I’m obsessed with this linen apron I got a couple months ago. Wear it every day
Someone make me these giant lucky charms cookies
My favorite zip up hoodies for Henry (he loves them and wears them every day)
Woah these handmade shoes from etsy are gorgeous
A much needed, great perspective on letting go
I always regret I don’t do something like this to document a pregnancy
Great spring sale happening over at Bright Lab Lights!
PS We stick to our same St. Patrick’s Day menu every year (for the last 8 years) if you’d like to check it out
By Ashley Aikele
To finish our Easter outfit round up, here are 15 dresses under $40! Happy weekend, happy shopping!
Do you have family dance parties? We have a brand new Sonos Speaker and so our dance parties have been rocking lately (the sound is amazing. seriously). I’m partnering today with Enjoy, an entirely free service, who delivered and set up the speaker system to share some of our favorite dance party songs and I asked our other team members, Ashley and Sarah, to share their favorite songs to dance to as well with their kids. More about Enjoy and our favorite songs after the jump…
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Henry’s been a great sport about this recent move, which has made it so much easier on everyone. He was even counting down the days to when the moving truck came! Maybe because we’ve been talking about a potential move for so long, or maybe because he has cousins five minutes away. But I think a lot of it has to do with having his own room in our new house when he’s been sharing with Edie since she was 6 months old. Still, it’s been a big adjustment for him to start school mid-year and be the new kid. We wanted him to get settled as quickly as possible so I’ve tried to make it a priority to get his room setup, at least for the time being. Today we partnered with Target’s new line of kid-friendly bedding and accessories, Pillowfort, to decorate his room together with really cute products that kids and adults both love.
Keep reading to see more details on his new room…
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By Ashley Aikele
California is pretty much in full bloom right now with trees covered in blossoms and little leaf buds. It’s giving me the itch for a new spring wardrobe…especially one filled with spring dresses. Here are my top 20 dress picks for spring! (more…)
Up to anything fun this weekend? It’s rainy like crazy but we’re enjoying getting cozy in our new home and working on some house projects to get settled. We also have a birthday party and the White Elephant Sale in Berkeley on the agenda this weekend. But mostly I’m focused on the house. It’s been years since I’ve been in decorating mode and it’s so much fun! Have a great one, here are some links to explore:
I need to try this chocolate mousse!
Parenting trends worldwide that haven’t yet caught on in the US. Interesting read.
These DIY velvet book covers are so lovely
Love the idea to plan a year of dates with your partner
The most beautiful and comfortable duvet cover I’m eyeing for Edie
Such a cute oversized tote bag for spring
Someone make me this for breakfast
The hottest $65 sneakers all the models are wearing
My favorite podcast for kids, Brains On!
Would love to make this DIY planting wall for our home
I’m obsessed with these slip-on boat shoes
Love these beautiful floral arranging tips (image above)
My favorite snap onesies I’m stocking up on for baby
By Ashley Aikele
I often hear women say how much more fun it is to look for girls clothing than boys but I beg to differ! Doesn’t get cuter than little suspenders and bow ties!
And in case you missed it… 24 favorite Easter dresses.
We’ve been in our house for 6 days now and starting to making some huge progress getting settled in. It still feels really odd-like I’m playing house. But we’ve met more neighbors already than we knew in 7 years living in the city and we’re all adjusting pretty well. Henry already calls the kids in his new 2nd grade class his friends, and when I spy on him at drop-off and pick-up they seem friendly and inclusive (hooray!). Edie’s nanny is still working with us so the transition for Edie has been pretty seamless. Especially once she realized all the toys that disappeared into boxes during the move are now back safe and sound on her shelves. I’ve taken much of the week off and have my office mostly set up to jump back into work next week but Jared’s work has been really busy. That fact combined with the fact that I’m 32 weeks pregnant forced us to be realistic about what we could and couldn’t do on our own. I can’t really lift any boxes or move any furniture so it’s nearly impossible to get anything done without someone else to help. So I was really happy to partner with TaskRabbit this past week to help out, and I honestly can’t say enough good things about them! Every Tasker has been amazing: skilled, kind, responsible, and friendly. And now they have a new update to their app where you can schedule help in real time so someone can arrive at your door within minutes! Here’s how they saved us this week…
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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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