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Outdoor Living: Small Space Summer Entertaining

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One of the great things about summer is being able to spend the majority of our waking hours outdoors. After a winter when so many parts of the country have been extra cold and severe, finding a space to spend more time outdoors is what everyone needs. I can tell you one thing, I’m ready for a summer of outdoor entertaining! I’ve always been a big fan of bringing nature indoors to create a home that incorporates the outdoors.  Now that it’s summer, why not bring the indoors outside into your garden?


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There is nothing better than having friends over and being able to eat a meal or share a glass of wine outside in the garden. You don’t need to have a huge backyard or a perfectly manicured space to enjoy the outdoors.

 

I teamed up with World Market to create an outdoor room that you can replicate in any garden. Here in San Francisco, we don’t have much outdoor space – it’s limited – so we took a small space (less than 200 square feet) that is usually where the tenants walk through, and transformed it into a outdoor eating oasis they can enjoy. I can’t take credit for the beautiful garden.


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It was so fun to put together the items that would make this space work. As most of you know, I adore blue, so that was the color I based the outdoor space on. World Market had everything we needed to makeover the space – beautiful vases, dishes, furniture – even a rug that is specifically made for outdoor living.


So this weekend, get out there and enjoy creating an outdoor space to enjoy this summer! Pop over to World Market to see more details about this look and how you can re-create this in your own backyard.

 

This post is a partnership with World Market. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

 

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street

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Motherhood: DayOne Baby + A Giveaway

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I have had a tremendous learning curve since becoming a mother. There have been so many obstacles and challenges to overcome.  One way that I was able to ease my worries was by joining DayOne Baby. Before even becoming pregnant I had girlfriends talk about what an asset it was when becoming a mother.


Let me tell you, I have taken full advantage of DayOne Baby and the services and classes they provide. Both my husband and I took classes before having Jackson, which made us feel more prepared for him to arrive. After he was born I signed up for their Mommy & Me group. Since I didn’t have many friends with newborns and Eric went back to work, I wanted something planned each week to attend. It was a lifesaver. In those early stages of motherhood you are tired, have questions and sometimes feel quite alone – this changed everything. The group of moms that I met were not only supportive but we are now all friends and get together once a month for walks and mom’s night out.


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The teachers were incredible and always happy to answer any questions – and I always arrived with a very long list of questions! I feel so supported by the staff who are well-educated and seem to genuinely care about helping you feel supported as a new parent.


As my questions about parenting have simmered down a bit, I am now turning to DayOne Baby for the play classes they offer.  A favorite for me and Jackson are the Music Classes which are so much fun! In addition to classes, I often will stop in to weigh Jackson, pick up an essential we are running low on or if I’m out on a walk I will drop by to change a diaper.


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Beside the support I have consistently received from DayOne Baby, another thing I cherish from the time I’ve spent at DayOne are the friends I have made. I love the opportunity to take walks with other mothers and to learn from their experiences and to share our knowledge as new parents.


Since DayOne Baby is such an essential part of our lives and Jackson is turning 6 months today –  I’ve partnered with DayOne Baby on giving away a few of the essentials that have made my transition into motherhood even better. All of these items have helped out in the past six months.


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To enter, leave a comment here on this blog post telling me what you look forward to about becoming a mother or what you love about being a mother. Also, be sure to sign up for the DayOne Baby newsletter to get all of the new classes and workshops they offer.


Entries must be posted by this Monday, June 22nd, at 6 pm. PST, and one winner will be chosen at random*.


* Giveaway is limited to readers in the U.S. only. Please do not leave your email or web address in the body of the comment, only in the allotted boxes. Giveaway prize is worth approximately $350 USD total value. The winner will be contacted via email once comments close at 6:00 pm PST on Monday, June 22nd. Once the winner has responded I will announce the winner at the bottom of this post.

 

This post is a partnership with DayOne Baby. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting sponsored posts that keep Sacramento Street doors open.

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Layer It: Lake Side

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It’s Monday and I’m already day dreaming about the weekend. We’re heading up to Lake Tahoe – I can’t wait for the fresh mountain air, playing in the water with Jackson and paddle boarding until my legs are exhausted. Most of all, I’m looking forward to the warm weather . . . the fog has taken over the city.


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I’ve been starting to think about what to pack and right now all I have on my list are swim suits, shorts and sandals. Can you blame me? We can’t wear them in the June gloom. Do you have any musts I should bring with me to the lake?

 

The Basics


1.) Giejo Butterfly Bandeau Bikini Top


2.) Campground Shorts

The Layers


3.) Rockstud Double Reversible Tote


4.) The Broad Spectrum SPF 50 


5.) Sel de Mer Sea Salt Texture Spray


6.) Robinson Sunglasses


7.) Ainso Strappy Leather Toe Ring Sandle


8.) Nine Space Carmel Beach Towel


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On the Menu: Summer Panzanella Salad

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The title of this recipe is a little misleading. When I think of a salad I think of a lot of leafy greens and vegetables, right? Well this salad doesn’t have either of those ingredients but I promise it is the most delicious salad you will ever eat. Seriously. How could it not be with crispy breadcrumbs, fresh fruit and burrata cheese?

 

A panzanella salad is just a fancy word for bread salad. It is a great use of older bread and is delicious when paired with fresh fruits or vegetables, mint and of course some creamy cheese. I like to use fresh summertime fruit in this salad because it is an unexpected pairing. The sweetness from the fruit pairs well with the fresh herbs, the savory shaved red onion, the creamy burrata cheese and the tangy red wine vinegar in the salad dressing. When combined, the bread gets a little soggy and crunchy all at the same time. Heavenly.

 

If you don’t have stale bread laying around cut up a fresh loaf and toast it a couple minutes before combining it with the salad.

 

I use apricots, cherries and peaches in this salad but feel free to use whatever fresh in-season fruit you can find.

 

Enjoy! ~ Amanda


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Summer Panzanella Salad


Ingredients| Sacramento Street


2 ½ cups toasted bread cut into 2” cubes (I prefer to use a batard loaf)

1 ball burrata cheese, torn into bite size pieces

3 apricots, pit removed and cut into wedges

2 peaches, pit removed and cut into wedges

½ cup cherries, pitted and cut in half

¼ red onion, sliced very thin

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup red wine vinegar

large pinch of salt, plus more to taste

handful of mint and basil torn


Directions | Sacramento Street


1.) In a large bowl, combine bread cubes, burrata, apricots, peaches, cherries, and red onion.

 

2.) In a small bowl whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar and large pinch of salt.

 

3.) Pour olive oil mixture over bread mixture, toss well and let sit for 10 -15 minutes.

 

4.) Right before serving sprinkle with torn mint and taste for salt.

 


Serves 4


Recipe & Photos by Amanda Frederickson for Sacramento Street

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Layer It: A Classic

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Wardrobe staples are a must in my eyes. For me one of those items is a classic white collared shirt. There is nothing quite like it. You can pair it with a jean jacket during the day or dress it up with a leather jacket at night – it’s so versatile.

 

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This is one look I have on regular rotation – a classic white shirt with either skinny jeans or shorts (weather permitting). Now you may not think of me as a Birkenstocks kind of girl, but I’ve been wearing my white pair and they are incredibly comfortable. I’ve been on the hunt for a few more white shirts for my closet – do you have any favorites?

 

The Basics

 

1.) McGuire Shore Leave Slim Jean in Kansas City Wash


2.) White Cotton Courier Shirt


The Layers


3.) Raglan Sunglasses


4.) Definicils High Definition Mascara


5.) Metro Grand Quilted Strap Watch


6.) Denim Jacket in Calyer Wash


7.) Asymmetrical Alpha Pendant 


8.) Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal


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Image from La Cool & Chic

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