Sometimes after making the same holiday cookies year after year, and you start itching for something new and creative. Working with Airheads who has a fun holiday contest going on, I’m trying my hand working with the easy and colorful candy as a fondant in a non-traditional holiday treat.
Keep reading to see how we made these cute holiday cookies!
Styling and photography by Liz Stanley
This post is sponsored by Airheads candy. How inspired you can get by using Airheads® in a non-traditional way? Airheads® will reward the winner with the ultimate candy-lover’s dream – a year’s supply of Airheads! Judging will be by Duff Goldman of the hit show Charm City Cakes. Check it out on Facebook
This maternity leave guest post is by Liz’s super fashionable sister-in-law Lauren.
Hi I am Lauren, liz’s sister-in-law. I first wanted to say congratulations to Liz, I am so happy Edie Jean is finally here. What a cute baby she is! With the holidays fast approaching I’m going to share a little wish list with you. Here are some gifts I would love to receive this year…
Keep reading for details on Lauren’s wish list… (more…)
This maternity leave guest post is by Audrey of This Little Street.
By fashion editor Ashley
Chances are, you are the “crafter” on your list… so feel free to pass this guide on to your husband, sister, parents etc. There is no shame in asking for exactly what we want, right? If you aren’t the crafter, this guide is full of great options for the crafter in your life. Some ideas are simple…basic (but fun) supplies… and some are ideas to expand your crafters horizon. Either way, happy shopping!
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By craft contributor Caitlin
I was wandering through an antique store the other day and I found an adorable vintage pop-up puppet. It was a little out of my price range but I knew it wouldn’t be too hard to make one of my one.
So this weekend I tried it out! Once you gather all the items you need, you can whip this project up pretty quickly! It’s the perfect gift to make for or with your little ones!
Keep reading for instructions on making your own pop-up puppet…
By fashion editor Ashley
Can you believe it’s December already? It’s the perfect month to start pulling out those heavy coats and brace ourselves for the real winter weather that is just around the corner. Recently I’ve fallen in love with coats with fur accents, specifically fur collars. I think it started when I saw Taza’s gorgeous red coat with it’s white fur collar on their trip to Europe. What a stunning piece! Fur makes everything feel dressy, luxurious and even a little bit vintage. What is your opinion on fur accents on coats?
Today Sites and Bites is back on the West Coast! We’ve been spending a lot of time in the Mission recently, so to to mix it up we headed over to North Beach. North Beach is San Francisco’s Little Italy and home to some of the best Italian eateries in the city. But first, to work up our appetites, we decided to scale the Filbert Street Steps up to Coit Tower.
Just as New York has the Empire State Building and Paris has the Eiffel Tower, we have Coit Tower. Its resemblance to a fire hose nozzle is fitting (even if not intentional) as the tower’s benefactor was a well-known volunteer firefighter. Coit sits perched atop Telegraph Hill and serves as both a reliable directional marker and lookout point. But to see its famed 360-degree view, we had to put in a little work. The hill is one of the steepest short distances in San Francisco. The ascending steps run through a garden occupied by the neighborhood’s most famous residents: the wild parrots. So take a break, enjoy the climb, and finally when you reach the top, you’ll have views from the Golden Gate to the Bay Bridge to greet you.
Besides the views, visitors have been coming to Coit for 80 years to see the Depression-era frescoes inside. Unfortunately, we didn’t time this trip well. Coit Tower and its murals are undertaking a couple renovations and isn’t expected to reopen until April 2014.
So while we wait, Tony’s Pizza is only a few blocks away…
I love having a few handmade ornaments hanging on the tree. These DIY acorn ornaments are a really fun activity to do with kids and a beautiful result. You can paint them any color you’d like to match your holiday decorating aesthetic. I went with rainbow because you really can’t go wrong with rainbow in my book.
It would be really cute to attach one to a special gift too, don’t you think? Keep reading to see how to make them!
Photography and styling by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Isabelle Ambler.
This maternity leave guest post is by Rebecca Ricks
Picking out gifts for a friend who loves reading books can be difficult. Not only is it stressful picking out a book that your friend would deem good literature, but you also could end up making the mistake of buying a book that your friend already owns. Yikes! As a self-identified bibliophile, I’ve put together a list of gifts your literary friend might like, none of which are actually books.
Keep reading for these bookworm gift details… (more…)
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker, plus a few newlywed years in charming Hoboken, I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband and son. This blog is a collection of simple ideas for making your home and life more crafty and stylish. MORE >>>