Jared has a paragliding competition this weekend (remember last summer’s craziness?) so we are making a trip of it as a family and heading down to camp in Kings Canyon National Park with some friends who moved down by there. I’ve had such a great response from the backpacking with kids post, I’ll be thinking of a follow up one while we’re there! Up to anything fun this weekend? Hope there are popsicles and lazy poolside naps involved. Here are some links to explore:
Cute chalkboard wall on Smile and Wave (image above)
A beginner’s guide to pairing fonts
Adorable downloadable Olympics game board
We are big curry fans over here. This looks delicious!
10 best consignment shops in NYC. Bookmarked!
Homemade mint chocolate chip frozen yogurt- must try this.
Printed lunch sacks (cute for back to school)
My babble posts:
Have you seen these back to school supplies? Kids these days!
My very camera app (it’s awesome)
Did you know toothbrushes could be this pretty?
I’m happy to introduce a new sponsor here today, Magnet Street. Sponsors give me the ability to produce quality content for you, so thank you for being supportive of them.
Magnet Street is a national online company that specializes in personalized Save the Dates, Invitations, Favors, Programs & Thank You Cards for your wedding day. I love that all of their designs can be personalized with your wedding colors, photos, fonts, etc. Save the Date Magnets are one of their more popular items and a smart idea to help your guests remember! They also recently starting offering favor boxes and wedding programs to make their site truly a one stop shop for your special day. Check out all their beautiful items here.
More photos after the jump…
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I’ve been eying leather fold over clutches in bright colors like these beauties below for some time now and thought they would make a really great DIY project. It’s a really simple project and a great way to add a punch of color to your spring outfit. Cause it is all. about. color this season.
I found this great looking faux leather in the most fabulous hot pink and knew we were meant to be together. I picked faux leather because it’s easier to find bright colors and it looks exactly like leather to the untrained eye.
Keep reading to see the full tutorial on making this leather fold over clutch
According to Random.org: Congrats to JoAnna Snead who said “I just got married so this would be fantastic to win – tons of wedding photos to print!I’ve also liked your facebook page : )”.
Email me to claim your prize, JoAnna! Liz(at)sayyestohoboken(dot)com
We’ve got a great giveaway today! UPrinting which specializes in all kinds of printing services is giving away a $200 credit towards any of their products to one lucky reader. They offer a wide variety of products from business cards, stickers and labels, envelopes, greeting cards, posters, canvas prints and many more. I’d love to blow up some family images on a canvas print! UPrinting printing is all eco-friendly using recycled paper, plus they use inks with lower levels of VOCs than traditional petroleum-based inks to reduce harmful carbon emissions.
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Leave a comment on this post to enter to win. You can leave an additional comment by: liking Say Yes to Hoboken’s facebook page, or tweeting with a link to the giveaway (or both! for two additional comments). The giveaway is open through Thursday night, April 26th at 10pm PST. The winner will be announced on this post on Friday, April 27th.
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This post is sponsored by Dove® ClearTone™ Deodorant – designed to visibly reduce underarm dark marks and even skin tone.
Photography on this project by Liz Daly who is a fantastic San Francisco based photographer specializing in weddings and kids. See more about her work here.
I’m sharing a great DIY today for creating this boxy mini makeup bag. Compact enough for your stylish purse but big enough to fit all your touch up supplies you may need for a party, evening out, or special event like a wedding.
Keep reading to see the full tutorial…
I’m working with Method on a few posts introducing their new Clean Happy Campaign. Their new April video, Clean Like a Mother, is below the tutorial and features Noah on the guitar. We met him at the Method Summit, and he is all kinds of awesome.
Today I’m sharing a fun DIY project to create your own drawstring dry cleaning bag made from a recycled sheet! I actually found this sheet at a thrift store and have been waiting for the perfect project to make with it.
We throw all of our clothes that need to be dry cleaned into this bag which sits next to our hamper, and then haul it out every week or so to the local dry cleaners. Or. Also. Come this fall, it could easily double as the biggest, raddest Halloween trick or treat bag ever. All the other kids on the block will be jealous!
I made this one extra big to hold lots of loot- I mean- dry cleaning, and a pretty ribbon to tie it up.
Keep reading to see the full tutorial…
For a family of three, we produce a whole lot more dirty glasses in any given day than seems humanly possible. I thought etching our names in glasses would be a great way to reduce washing and make table setting more entertaining with Henry. I was a little scared of etching but it was easier than I thought and really fun. Wouldn’t it be a sweet wedding gift to give the bride and groom a set of etched wine glasses?
Photography on this project by Liz Daly who is a fantastic San Francisco based photographer specializing in weddings and kids. See more about her work here. Also, a big thanks to my new project assistant, Corrine
I prefer celebrating St Patrick’s day with bright rainbows (and…pots of gold!) over the usual green theme. Especially when it’s been a dreary, wet, muggy week like the one we’ve had here in San Francisco. Today I’ll show you how to make this pretty rainbow table runner that you can use for a St Patrick’s Day party, birthday party, or just to brighten your afternoon tea parties.
Supplies for table runner: Craft felt in a rainbow of colors, scissors, chalk marker (or pen), ruler, cotton strip of fabric, heat and bond iron on adhesive sheets, sewing machine and white thread.
Supplies for pots of gold: Mini mason jars, masking tape black or chalkboard spray paint, gold coins.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these craft and tutorial roundups! What tutorials have caught your eye lately?
1.Unisex Apron from Purl Bee
2. Paper Flower Cone Bouquets at Oh Happy Day
3.Dip Dye Drapes at Michael Penny Style
4. Modern Paper Vases at Curlby
5. Wood Bunting from Hank and Hunt
6. Straw Flag Place Cards on The Wedding Chicks
7. Dip Dye Baskets at Martha Stewart via Poppytalk
8. Painted Tribal Bracelets from Dismount Creative
9. Lightbulb Hanging Plants seen on Ruche
PS Today is the last day to enter the Rachel Nasvik bag giveaway!
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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 >>>