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Playdate with Jeanne from Shop Sweet Things



I’ve been a long time admirer of Jeanne of Shop Sweet Things play date series and I was honored that she asked Jackson and I to have our very own. Friends, Jeanne is one of the first bloggers here in SF that I truly connected with – I admire her as a mom, business woman and a wonderful friend that you can talk to about anything. She is one of those rock star moms that you are constantly saying to yourself “how does she do it?”


What Jackson is wearing:


Pants – Von Bon Apparel / Onesie – Gap Baby / Jacket – Gap Baby / Shoes – Zutano Booties / Stuffed Animal – Hazel Village from Noble Carriage

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 What I’m wearing:


Jeans – J Brand / Striped Shirt – Everlane / Jacket – James Perse / Shoes – Black Ballet Flats / Necklace – Margaret Elizabeth / Handbag – Celine



Thank you Jeanne for featuring both Jackson and I in your play date series. We had such a fun time with you and sleepy Hadley. I love that the play date ended with both of them asleep.

Pop over to Shop Sweet Things to hear more about motherhood, running my own business and my mom style.

Playdate at Serena & Lily Design Shop 3457 Sacramento Street, San Francisco Photos by Ashley Batz

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The Modern Gift: Simone LeBlanc

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street


As my first mother’s day approaches, Eric keeps asking me what I’d like to do for Mother’s Day and my mind goes blank. First of all, I can’t believe that it’s May because I’ll be going through two major milestones: 1) celebrating my first Mother’s Day and 2) turning the big 3-0! So wrapping my head around the fact that I’m a mom and I get to celebrate this special day is a bit overwhelming – in a good way. One thing I know, I don’t want to do anything over the top. The simpler the better in my eyes. So having Eric and Jackson cook me breakfast and going for a walk around our city is how we’ll be spending this weekend.

When this package from Simone LeBlanc came to my door, my heart went a flutter. As a new mom herself, Simone knew exactly what any mom would love. Her custom gift boxes are stunning and this one in particular is all about love and pampering. So after our family walk around the city, I’ll be enjoying a little slice of heaven thanks to Simone.

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento StreetThe Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street


Each gift I have received from Simone tells a beautiful story. When I opened the box there was a quote that read, ” The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The women existed but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.” This rings so true to my heart because when you become a mother you don’t really know what you are doing but with every stage of your child you figure it out, you don’t quite know how, but you just do. I feel incredibly lucky to have such an amazing group of moms that have held my hand along the way.

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street

The Modern Gift : Simone LeBlanc | Sacramento Street


If you are looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift for your mom, I highly recommend going over to Simone’s shop. It’s not too late to pop one in the mail to your mama. It’s a gift she will cherish forever.

Photos by Heather Day for Sacramento Street



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Layer It: Neutral Territory

Layer It: Neutral Territory Inspiration | Sacramento Street

Can you believe that May is officially here? I certainly can’t – this year has gone by incredibly fast. As summer creeps closer and closer I’ve been drawn to lighter neutrals in my wardrobe. It’s time to ditch the all black and go with the white (although at the moment my closet is lacking in this department).

Layer It: Neutral Territory Inspiration | Sacramento Street


While I’m not usually a khakis girl, I’ve been drawn to them more and more this season. I haven’t officially given them a whirl, but after seeing this inspiration I’m totally digging it. What do you think? All I can say is that I love this light and fresh look of a lighter palette.


The Basics

1.) Cropped Shawl-Collar Blazer

2.) New Campbell Capri Pant in Bi-Stretch Cotton

The Layers

3.) Too Hot To Handle Bentley Tote

4.) Pleated Cotton Sleeveless Top

5.) Lace Ghillie D’Orsay Oxford Shoes

6.) Gold Ladder Cuff



Image from Riches For Rags


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On the Menu: Mini Strawberry Tarts

Mini Strawberry Tarts | Sacramento Street


One of my first food memories as a kid is picking strawberries. I grew up in South Florida where strawberry and tomato farms flourished (not to mention citrus groves as well). I remember long rows of strawberry plants and racing around picking as many as possible, at the same time shoving an equal amount into my mouth. Although I haven’t been strawberry picking in a long time, I still get excited when I start to see strawberries make their appearance at my local farmer’s market. So in honor of these gorgeous berries I thought I would share one of my favorite ways to eat them, on a tart with mascarpone cheese, honey and pistachios.


This seems to be my go-to desert, especially in the spring and summer when fruit is in season and is the perfect thing to eat when it is warm and sunny out. Any seasonal fruit would work but strawberries are always my favorite.


Another great part about this recipe is that the crust is a cinch – it is ground up pretzels with a little melted butter and brown sugar. That is all. Totally easy and totally delicious.


So the next time you see some gorgeous strawberries at the store or local market (or even pick them yourself) serve them in this easy tart that is perfect for the warmer weather that is headed our way. ~ Amanda


Mini Strawberry Tarts | Sacramento Street


Mini Strawberry Tarts


Ingredients| Sacramento Street

1 1/4 sticks of butter

2 tbsp. brown sugar

1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels (crushed in a food processor)

8 oz Mascarpone cheese

1 tsp. lemon zest

1 – 2 Tbs. honey

½ tsp. vanilla extract

1 pint strawberries, stem removed and thinly sliced

2 Tbs. pistachios chopped

Garnish with mint and a drizzle of honey


Directions | Sacramento Street


1.) Preheat oven to 325°F.


2.) Lightly spray 6 4” tart shells with non-stick baking spray. Place the tart pan on a baking sheet. (If you don’t have mini tart pans, this recipe will work in a 9” tart pan)


3.) In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the brown sugar and remove from the heat. Add the pretzel crumbs and stir until combined—the mixture should look like wet sand. Divide the crumb mixture equally among the prepared tart pans. Using your fingers or the bottom of a small metal measuring cup, press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the tart pans.


4.) Bake the tarts on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes then set aside to cool completely.


5.) In a medium sized bowl, whisk together mascarpone, lemon zest, honey, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Divide mascarpone mixture among tart pans. Top tarts with slices of strawberries, pistachios and mint.


Serves 6.


Recipe & Photos by Amanda Frederickson for Sacramento Street

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Layer It: Keeping It Easy

Layer It : Casual Friday | Sacramento Street

Before I became a mother, I found myself dressing up fairly often for events, work, or just to meet up with friends. I find this has changed dramatically and now I consider it a victory when I put on makeup and get out the door looking halfway presentable. It’s become far more important for me to give my full attention to my sweet baby. That being said, I’ve needed to find ways to look nice without putting a great deal of time into it.

Layer It : Casual Friday | Sacramento Street

More often than not, you’ll find me in jeans and a t-shirt. But there are often times I need to pull myself together and dress up a bit. Most of the time I still wear my jeans but pop on some heels and a nice blouse that is simple and comfortable. I then grab a beautiful bag and I feel ready to face the world.

The Basics

1.) Ruffle Tank

2.) Point Sur Shoreditch Selvedge Jean 

The Layers

3.) Hammered Skinny Ring

4.) Abel Pump

5.) Leopard Print Case

6.) Jet Set Large Saffiano Leather Snap Tote

7.) Aldous Glasses


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