the weekly list is my fave

March 30, 2012

My top five Easter candies:
Reese’s Eggs (the pb/chocolate ratio is perfect)
Reese’s Pieces Eggs
Dove Milk Chocolate Eggs
Cadbury Creme Eggs
Cadbury Mini Eggs

I don’t even bother with the non-chocolate stuff.

Some more posts I wrote this week that you’re sure to like:
Inspiration boards are inspiring (duh!)
Dang, I love photo booths
The great big Easter craft round-up (there are so many good ones!)
My spring shoe wish list (it’s kind of long)
Don’t forget to play
Oh man, the best of the week is killing me with it’s awesomeness

easter in a box (for kids) is my fave

March 29, 2012

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This is the only time I’ll ever recommend going to Walmart. In fact, I’ll probably deny I ever said this but scrounge up $1.49 and head to your local store so you too can own a carton of cascarones. I’ll sacrifice my pride and time (geesh, maybe you should open up more than two lanes) for the love of confetti.

sources: cascarones from Walmart, paint + crayons + bubbles from Party City, pinwheel is handmade, felt bows are handmade, mini chicks from World Market (I’ve seen these at craft stores as well)

easter in a box (for grown-ups) is my fave

March 28, 2012

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Easter in a box for the grown-up folk is focused on goodies that would inspire some brunching, with a chocolate bunny thrown in there for refueling purposes. Hiding eggs is hard work.

sources: preserved boxwood wreath, wooden forks, floral tray from IKEA, polka dot plates from Target (no longer available, similar ones found here), egg crate, cardboard treat box (similar ones found here), juicer from Anthropologie (no longer available), whisk, Weck jar

Come back tomorrow for the kid’s version!

crepes are my fave

March 27, 2012

In the past I haven’t celebrated Easter with brunch but I hope to change that this year by having a generous crepe spread with a tabletop of fillings. Good thing I’m married to the crepe master general himself. If you argue that fact, I will set up a crepe off.

What are your favorite fillings for crepes? As you can tell I tend to favor the sweet variety.

paper bag easter eggs are my fave

March 26, 2012

How about a little Easter themed week at YAMF? Sharon is back today with another genius craftorial. Her paper bag Easter eggs are hunt worthy but could double as favors, place cards or even invitations.

Can you believe Easter is right around the corner? I mean, we’ve been seeing pins for Easter stuff for months already but it is now time to actually get prepared for the upcoming holiday. I decided that this year I would make paper grocery bag Easter eggs. They are super easy and can be made various ways depending on your craft skills (mine are low to moderate in case you were wondering) and materials on hand.

It all starts with a paper grocery bag that you can get for free with your groceries. Or if you are all Eco and bring your own reusable bags I’m pretty sure you could simply ask for one. This would probably also work with card stock (although I didn’t try it) and for sure works with fabric. So pick your poison. I’m going to mainly be showing the paper bag version. First choose one of the corner seems and cut down all the way to the bottom panel. Then cut out the bottom panel following along the creases. This will leave you with one big flat piece of grocery bag to work with. Cut out rectangles a little bit larger then whatever size you want your finished egg to be. Try to make sure that you have a matching size for the back piece as you will need 2 rectangles per egg.

There are tons of way to personalize these eggs. Although I possess no actual drawing skills, I am lucky to have family members who do. I enlisted them to make some characters that my sons would like. I also used some stamps on a few and then let my kids color some of their own.

Find the rest of the tutorial after the jump. (more…)

the weekly list is my fave

March 23, 2012

I’m a habitual list maker (but what blogger isn’t?) so I’ve decided to start sharing one weekly. Nothing fancy, just some good ole’ fashion pen to paper. I spent too much time at Target this week.

Some other posts I wrote this week that you’re sure to like (but if you don’t, the complaints department is closed):
Probably the happiest post of the week
Are you decorating eggs this year? Check out these cool ideas first
Fab picks in spring’s hottest color (can you guess what it is?)
It’s been entirely way too long since I dedicated a post to garlands, and these ones are pretty
And don’t forget, best of the week!

yangyang pan is my fave

March 22, 2012

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I’ve already featured Yangyang’s gorgeous abstract paintings but was so thrilled to see that a few or her originals are now available to buy at Anthropologie, I just had to share. I would love to own such a statement piece. Maybe I could swing it as a push present*.

Can’t afford an original? Yangyang has an Etsy shop, Siiso, where she sells affordable prints of her work. I’m planning on doing a whole series in our bedroom.

*yeah right, like Ryan even knows that such a thing exists

Siiso, art by Yangyang Pan, is a YAMF sponsor but I would love her pretty abstract art even if she wasn’t. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email me at

spotted and hearted

March 21, 2012

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It’s no wonder Erin Jang creates amazing things, her workspace is brilliant spotted on The Indigo Bunting

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A cheery hello and look what you get to eat spotted on Ritzy Bee

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If these really are the best chocolate chunk cookies you’ll ever have, we all better head to the kitchen spotted on Cannelle et Vanille

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I dogeared nearly every page of the new Dwell Studio catalog, especially the art work spotted in my mailbox

a red and white party is my fave

March 20, 2012

Red and I have a bit of a rocky past but this Scandinavian inspired birthday party from seesaw, a cute studio in San Francisco, has convinced me we need to make amends. The whole spread automatically reminded me of Chelsea and that’s a good thing.

images: Rosanna and Rosy for Seesaw Studio

the socialite family is my fave

March 19, 2012

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I love getting a peek into the homes of the cool kids so I was pretty pumped to come across the site The Socialite Family that documents just that. All of the featured abodes are worth a look and pin but Daphne and Tristan’s stood out to me with the navy and fire engine red color combo that runs throughout, plus you know I can’t resist a good built-in bookcase. Like a moth to a flame (or in my case like a pregnant lady to a bowl of Mini Eggs).

images: Diane Sagnier

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