I love the idea of using interesting items around your home in craft projects. I thought that fingerling potatoes were the perfect stamps for fruit and veggies shapes! You don’t need to do more than cut them in half! Keep reading to see how we made this colorful summer tea towel…
Henry used to love sewing cards. They’re perfect for little fingers working on dexterity and a good busy activity for keeping kids busy in the summer. I thought it would be a really easy craft to make from some recycled cardboard and shoelaces. Here’s how we did it..
I’m a pretty efficient worker. I was always one of those overly responsible students in high school and I think that just kind of stuck with me into adulthood. This has its strengths of course, but there are some downsides to putting my head down and plowing through emails and photos as soon as our nanny shows up at 9am. I skip meals all the time, leave styled messes around from shoots that never get cleaned up, don’t answer calls, and unless my team members are working beside me, I don’t get changed out of my pajamas at all. But a few weeks ago I started having my blog manager, Ashley, working beside me instead of virtually. We’re trying it out for just one day a week now to see how it goes. It’s the first time we’ve both worked together side by side for a full day, along with my project assistant Sara who comes in the mornings, and occasionally my intern Sarah if things are feeling really slammed.
Because I don’t want to force my bad work habits on them, I’ve been thinking more about how I can encourage more natural breaks in our work day. Today I’m partnering with Chobani and their new delicious Flip Greek Yogurt to share some of these ideas with you (and I’d love to hear yours as well!)
Hello! Only a couple days left of May which is so nuts. It’s starting to feel like summer, meaning it’s been cold and foggy here in San Francisco but just an hour in any direction it’s pool weather! Today was Henry’s last day of school and next week we’re headed to Santa Cruz for a few days! The week after I’m headed to Alt Summit in Salt Lake City to speak about brand partnerships. Will I see you there? Also, if you want to follow along on instagram, Ashley is having an amazing trip to Scandinavia, I’m super jealous! Although I’m anxious to have her back- she helps so much around here. Here are some links to explore, have a great one!
I think we might make these rainbow teething pops this week, this time with a little fruit juice
Weekly sandal crush
What a stylish family, oh my goodness
Love these chambray shorts
Isn’t this wall amazing? (image above, Inside Out Magazine)
Love this easy DIY to make a tassle rug
A great new podcast about marriage
Love Danielle Kroll’s new prints
What a prettty DIY balloon centerpiece!
Cactus stud earrings, of course
Cute little braid for short hair
Perfect summer flats
30 of the best mothers in film
These audition tapes are pretty hilarious
Very cute idea for a DIY race track
Tempted to splurge on these perfect loafers
Super interested in this clothing line!
Can’t stop thinking about this perfect quilt
I can’t get over these cute balloon dogs!
I’d live in this dress all summer
One more week to National Donut Day! We’ve collected some donuts recipes that we’ve been salivating over if you’re up for trying the homemade route. Although Kristy Kreme will do just fine as well in pinch…
Super important date to put on your calendar next week, guys. Friday, June 5th is National Donut Day! We’ve been salivating at all the homemade donut recipes online (stay tuned tomorrow for a roundup of our very favorites!) but they are all pretty complicated and I wanted to come up with a simple but still delicious version of a homemade donut. I experimented and came up with this easy solution for delicious strawberry lemonade cake donuts…
By fashion editor Ashley
Pattern mixing is a great way to expand your wardrobe. Try pairing stripes with florals like above, or stripe on ikat or even stripe on stripe. Mixing things up a bit will give you twice as many outfits and is a great look for spring a summer.
This past weekend we went to a big weekly food truck event here in San Francisco called Picnic in the Presidio. It’s on a giant lawn where you set up blankets, kick around a soccer ball, listen to live music, and gorge yourself on all kinds of delicious food. We rode our bikes there on Sunday afternoon for lunch in some clothing from Schoola, which is a fantastic online shop for used kids and women’s clothing in good condition that donates 40% of the proceeds to public schools. Plus, starting this week the entire site is 50% and free shipping over orders of $25 which is pretty amazing when the prices are already so great. Here are some photos of our day and a bit more about Schoola, a great way to declutter your house and donate to your school…
Today we have a good friend of mine from college, Jess, for our Secrets of Stylish Moms series! Jess and I were roommates our senior year. I’ll never forget the hip hop class we took together at the gym every week. As long as I watched her reflection in the mirror instead of my own, I was feeling amazing about my hip hop dance skills. She tore her old baggy 501 Levis into capris, I followed suit, and we wore them every week to class. She’s always had incredible style. Not only that- she’s a homeschooling mom to three little ones. So pretty much, she’s superwoman.
Keep reading to hear her life changing motto and the yoga pants that have changed her life as a new mom…
Hey! It’s Memorial Day weekend. Any fun plans? We always kind of avoid traveling this weekend so we’re staying close to home but have some fun things in the works like a big cousin sleepover here, a graduation party, bikes rides in the park, and eating a ridiculous amount of strawberries (with this dip of course). Hope you’re up to something fun, have a great one!
This week at work Ashley showed up wearing the cutest sandals from Target
13 great pieces of advice on parenting
If guys vacationed like girls. Oh man, this is hilarious
Have you ever cried in public?
Amazing summer skirt
Jordan’s 3 hour tour breakdown of San Francisco is a must read if you’re visiting with a car
Perfect beach blankets
Love the idea of this hash recipe to clean out your fridge!
An awesome before/after living room project
Tulum is at the top of my family vacation list. Victoria did a great post about it
DIY these semi precious stone soups (so pretty!)
Lovely summer dress
Sandal crush of the week: these beauties (image above as well)
Awesome DIY no sew rope basket Sara made
Love this midi wrap skirt (image above)
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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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