2015 melissa fenlon

DIY Valentine Wooden Bead Tassel Necklace

Make this cute wooden bead tassel necklace for Valentine's Day // aliceandlois.compost by Melissa

Calla, my five year old, and I were shopping the other day and she saw a Valentine necklace. Of course, she wanted it. I told her I had a better idea – let’s make one together. Kids love working with wooden beads, so this necklace is the perfect craft for kids this month. And the end result is such a cute, statement piece for Valentine’s Day that is a project kids and their parents can work on together – our favorite after-school activity!

Some of our favorite Valentine projects are our heart sugar cookies, felt hair ties and pink heart rice krispie treats!

Read more for the full tutorial for this wood bead tassel necklace.

2015 sara albers

DIY Valentine’s Day Party Glasses

DIY Valentine's Day heart glasses

post by Melissa

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner – here’s a simple DIY to make for a little Valentine’s party. It’s an easy project that is functional for a party and you can send your guest home with a cute favor. We are sharing this DIY Valentine’s Day party glass over on minted’s blog, Julep. Head on over to Julep to check out the tutorial!

DIY Valentine's Day heart glasses

Check out our Valentine’s pinterest board – we are collecting some sweet ideas!

– Melissa

2015 melissa fenlon

A Little Bit of Everything

hawk and coit towerpost by Melissa

Love this picture that Sara took from her back deck of this hawk in front of Coit Tower. Hope you guys have had a good week. We’re getting ready to head to Salt Lake City for Alt Summit in a few days… so excited! Here are some of our favorite finds from the week.

A brilliant logo designer.

The modern-day Snowflake Bentley.

Top read aloud books starring mighty girls.

Beautiful new site, Little Peanut Magazine.

Decluttering your bedroom… on my priority list.

A portrait series of Hungarian twin brothers.

Debbie Millman’s advice on courage and the creative life.

Cute Valentine puppets.

Gotta try this crunchy kale salad.

Pin of the week.

photo by Sara Albers. all rights reserved. 

2015 sara albers

Style Crush – Women’s winter sweaters

style crush sweaters

Nothing better than a warm and cozy sweater on the cold wintry weekends. We selected some our our top crew neck and pullover sweaters. Take a look at some sweaters we have our eye on. Which one is your favorite?

1. Fringe Sleeve Sweater //  2. Jacquard Rollneck // 3. Fuzzstripe Tunic // 4. Leather Patch // 5. Textured Stitch sweater // 6. Cashmere Crew // 7. The Always Tutleneck // 8. River Island Cowlneck

Happy weekend! Stay cozy!


2015 melissa fenlon

Favorite Non-Dairy Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe

Favorite Non-Dairy Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe on aliceandlois.compost by Melissa

I’ve got to admit that after a day of skiing all I want is hot chocolate. We’ve made it a tradition with Calla, our five year old, that we get to treat ourselves after a big day on the hill. And there’s nothing like a deluxe hot chocolate to warm you up. I’ve been experimenting with non-dairy hot chocolate recipes and I’m sharing my favorite with you. This one’s a Mexican Hot Chocolate with a tiny bit of a kick. It’s so easy to make and is healthier without all the added sugar. This recipe uses honey or agave to sweeten it up. But the best part is the pinch of cayenne that gives it a little kick.

Read more for the full recipe. 

2015 sara albers

DIY Mini Makeup Pouch

DIY mini makeup pouch // sewing tutorial

post by Sara

Since Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, we put together some ideas to celebrate the ones you love. We have teamed up with Glade to show you how to throw a thoughtful party for some girlfriends. We’re lucky enough to have some pretty amazing girlfriends who are the world’s best listeners, advice-givers and adventurers. We wanted to create a party to let them know how much they mean to us and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate. And what’s better than a handmade favor for your friends? We made mini makeup pouches from beautiful fabric, gold zippers and tassels.

DIY mini makeup pouch

Read more for the party decor ideas and sewing tutorial…