Friday Faves & Finds (5.25.18)


week in review

Welcome to the weekend! We spent last weekend in Austin (where we lived before we moved to SF) and had the best time! It’s such a kid-friendly city, with so much delicious food and tons of things to do outdoors. If you haven’t been, you have to go check it out! This weekend we plan to lay low, get outside together, and catch up on things around the house. I hope your weekend is both fun-filled and restful. It’s all about balance, right?


Are you signed up for SF Library’s Summer Stride reading program? I’m so excited my son is old enough to really participate this year- I even signed myself up too! I loved summer reading challenges when I was a kid, and can’t wait to share this with my son. It is super quick and easy to sign up, so head to your local branch and make it happen if you haven’t already!

Speaking of reading, have you read They All Saw a Cat? My son and I love the author’s new book, Hello Hello, even more. The book features so many odd and beautiful animals, many of which are vulnerable or endangered species.

When I finish a great book, I often have a hard time starting something new. Does that ever happen to you? I finished Educated last week and still cannot stop thinking about it. If you need a good read, this remarkable memoir is the one.

My husband came home from work on Wednesday and claimed he wasn’t very hungry. He then sat down and proceeded to inhale three servings of this. Needless to say, this recipe is a hit, and I’ll be making it again next week!  

Last year I went wild during cherry season and pitted a 5-pound bag of cherries by hand – did you know there’s such thing as a cherry pitter? This recipe made all the work and stained fingers worth it, and I plan on making it again ASAP.

I feel like sneakers are really having a moment right now, which is a fashion trend most moms I know can really get behind. I care less about trends than comfort, but it’s pretty sweet when the two align, don’t you think? If you need some sneaker inspiration, look no further.  

I live in a one bedroom apartment with a toddler: some days I love it (less cleaning, less stuff!) and some days it feels like the walls are closing in. This local house tour inspired me to get creative and embrace our tiny living quarters!  Maybe cramped is the new cozy.

In case you missed it. . .

Inger is impressed Bombas socks for their quality and commitment to donate a pair to the homeless community for each pair purchased. Use our promo code for a 20% off discount!

Amy hilariously recounts her attempt at making dinner for her teachers. It’s the thought that counts, right?

Laura from Merry Styling shows us how to incorporate the latest summer fashion trends.

talk with the mom behind @sanfranciscotoddler to compile our favorite playgrounds in the city.

We shared our first activity sheet from The Magical Attic for you to print out and play with your kids.

Check out our Guide to May Events around the city for fun things to do with the kids.
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Have a great weekend! (If you’re babies are waking up too early, check this out!)

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Kate grew up in sunny San Diego and is a beach girl at heart. She moved to the Bay Area to attend Cal (Go Bears!), where she studied Sociology and met her husband Zack. She has a Masters in Education from UC Santa Cruz and taught middle school in Santa Rosa and Austin, Texas before her son Henry was born in 2016. The family of three moved to San Francisco in February 2017 and miss good barbeque, but enjoy exploring the city together. Kate loves spending time outdoors with Henry, usually hiking or hanging out at the playground. When Henry is sleeping, you can find her cooking, curled up on the couch with a new book or working on her headstand in a yoga class.


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