• 20 Favorite Shops from the West Coast Craft Fair

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    A couple weeks ago Jordan took me to West Coat Craft Fair.  It was the best curated craft event I’ve been to! If you’re a shop owner, this is the place to be. I thought I’d share a few amazing shops I discovered there today. Here are a few favorites shops and some items from them I’m eyeing.

    1. Micaela and Greg / 2. Half Hitch Goods / 3. Petel / 4. Upper Metal Class / 5. Joshu Vela / 6. Upper Metal Class / 7. High Low Jewelry / 8. Abacus Row / 9. Storq / 10. Pine and Boon / 11. Joshu Vela / 12. Etta + Billie / 13. Cradle / 14. Noble Carriage / 15. Shaped and Colors / 16. Materials + Process / 17. Dym / 18. Galenter and Jones (guys. HEATED outdoor furniture) / 19. Good West Co (just ordered a custom bag from them I’m obsessed with now!) / 20. Cactus Club

    Also, street style at the fair and mom style spotted as well

  • Fourth of July Rice Krispie Treats

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    How was your 4th of July weekend? We headed up to a lake with friends up in the Sierras that was so charming (some photos here on instagram). Fourth of July is one of my very favorite holidays, falling 3rd in line after Christmas and Halloween. Not only are red, white, and blue my favorite colors but everything about the 4th is quintessential American summer, which is just the best of everything. Today I wanted to share with you these fun rice krispie skewers we made. They’re so simple to make and really festive.

    Here’s how to make these Fourth of July rice krispie sticks…

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  • My Sister My Sidekick: Sabrina and Eunice

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    We have another in our series on sisters today, My Sister My Sidekick and I’m excited about this one! Sabrina and Eunice Moyle are more than just sisters, they’re business partners of the stunning letterpress card and stationary company, Hello! Lucky. Daughters of a Foreign Service Officer these sisters were born in Maryland and grew up all over- in Libya, Burma, Malaysia, Taiwan, and China (and traveled the rest of the world in-between) and have found themselves influenced by Asian culture in their work. Also, having a smart, crafty mother, they’ve been practicing they’re creativity and business skills since they were little, like making their own version of a Barbie Dream House their mom wouldn’t buy! Sabrina and Eunice independently found themselves in the Bay Area back in 2000 and when Eunice developed a minor obsession with letterpress Sabrina decided to help her turn it into a business. Now knee deep and 12 years into their company they are closer than ever.
    A little introduction:
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    Sabrina runs the left brain side of the operations. She wrangles numbers, generates concepts and is a master with words. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History degree from Swarthmore College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Sabrina is the younger of the two and has twin boys Alex and James who are 5 and William who is 2.
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    Eunice (whose also a good friend of Liz) runs the right brain side of the company. That means she spends her time designing, illustrating, and creating. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pacific Northwest College of Art and an Associate in Arts degree from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Eunice has a son, Jude, who is 5 and a daughter, Imogen who is 1 1/2.
    Keep reading to hear about what they fought about growing up and who the karaoke queen is…
    Produced and written by Ashley Aikele. Photography by Ashley Batz.

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  • Fab finds under $40

    By fashion editor Ashley

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    Lot’s of great sales happening this weekend if you get a free minute. Happy Fourth of July!

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  • A Favorite Summer Outfit

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    Even though it never really feels like summer here in San Francisco that doesn’t stop me from wearing summer outfits. It just means that I usually pair sandals and rompers with blazers and sometimes even scarves. Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite summer outfits in partnership with Hallmark Signature cards, special hand-crafted mini pieces of art that make the perfect, thoughtful card to give to someone special.
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    Keep reading to see more about it…

    This post was sponsored by Hallmark through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Hallmark Signature, all opinions are my own. 

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  • Look for Less

    By fashion editor Ashley Aikele

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    Denim and white is the perfect look you can wear from the beginning of spring, through summer, and into fall and then repeat it all the next year. This classic look is easy to re-create on any budget.

    The Look: Madewell
    For Less: 
    jacket / glasses / belt / tee / pants / shoes

  • Edie Jean’s 20 Month Update: 12 Things I Don’t Want to Forget

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    This baby girl will be 20 months in just a few days. What??? I just looked back at her 12 month update and can’t believe how much has changed in the last few months and how quickly she’s becoming a little spunky toddler. If you’d like to see, here are 12 things I don’t want to forget about our Edie Jean at 20 months…

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  • Creamsicle Ice Cream Pie Popsicles

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    The strawberry ice cream pie popsicles were such a big hit that I had to make another variety. This time, it’s creamsicle pie popsicles!  I have to say, these turned out really delicious. They were manhandled when I styled them (as all styled food is) but despite that we’ve been devouring them all week.

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    More instructions on making them after the jump!

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  • Weekend Roundup

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    I was supposed to be flying out of town to throw one of my best friends a baby shower but she ended up having the baby 7 weeks early a couple days ago because of severe preeclampsia, which was pretty scary! I’ve been following closely on a group girlfriends text and can’t stop staring at pictures of this 3.8lb little girl. So, plans have changed and I’m staying home. We have family in town for the Bright Lab Lights Pop Up party here in San Francisco. If you’re around, come! I’ll be there with the whole family! I think we might try to see a ballgame too, maybe hit a pool up in Marin. Have a great one! Here are some links to explore:

    This is a cool DIY bag

    How to make slime (great for entertaining kids this summer!)

    Woah. These ice cream sandwiches

    30 books to read this summer- for your kids and yourself

    The right way to wear a maxi dress

    Oh my goodness, heated outdoor furniture (and gorgeous too)

    Such a great office bag I’ve been eyeing

    Huge crush on hand loomed these blankets

    A gorgeous DIY faux marble clock

    Simple, pretty bangles for summer

    Would you paint your floors blue-grey??

    Making natural confetti– so gorgeous!

    Donut popsicles??

    (image above via Bright Lab Lights)

  • 10 Fab Find under $40

    By fashion editor Ashley

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    Do you know what you are wearing on the fourth of July this year? Here’s a little help, all under $40! Happy weekend, happy shopping!

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