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SHOP CRUSH: BELLA LILY BRIDAL

SHOP CRUSH: BELLA LILY BRIDAL

Wedding season is upon us and it's one of the most magical times of the year! Finding the right wedding dress for yourself is always a memorable and exciting time. Brenda Maldonado of Bella Lilly Bridal owns such a chic wedding dress boutique that we just couldn't help but to have a shop crush on her! We are so thrilled to be featuring Brenda on how...

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BACK ON TRACK IN 2014 MENU PLANNER

The new year has begun — let’s celebrate it with a new and healthier you! Today our lovely printable contributor, Patti Wunder of Easton Place, has a perfect way to help you improve your diet. Here’s what Patti has to say about her menu planner: “Hello 2014! If you’re like me, you ended 2013 by […]

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THIS WEEK’S SOCIAL MEDIA CRUSH

  Pinterest: UCreate UCreate‘s Pinterest account gives design ideas and inspiration. You can find ways to personalize every aspect of your life! Instagram: Bakerella This Instagram shows the talent of Bakerella mixed with her fun family life! Twitter: What’s Gaby Cooking The author and chef behind What’s Gaby Cooking keeps the Twitter universe updated on […]

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MELISSA & CHARLIE FOR CHILDHOOD MAGAZINE

BFFF founder and proud mamma Melissa had so much fun taking photos with her son, Charlie, for her feature in Childhood Magazine! Between answering questions about her home life, the rise of BFFF, and her expertise in all things creative, Melissa had fun donning floral crowns and posing with her little man. The photo shoot not only showcases the […]

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FEATURED IN CHILDHOOD MAGAZINE

Melissa and her son, Charlie, were recently featured in the lovely Childhood Magazine, where Melissa dished about her rise as a lifestyle expert. Readers will learn all about BFFF and Melissa’s life as a “Sacramento home-girl.” as well as that classic question for ladies everywhere: what are Melissa’s must-have items in her purse? The feature is […]

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THIS WEEK’S SOCIAL MEDIA CRUSH

Pinterest: Patricia Shea Design Confections The Pinterest account of Patricia Shea Design Confections is so much fun! They pin everything from photos of Queen Elizabeth to charming illustrations and delicious recipes. The entire account is delightful and full of color. Instagram: Forgiving Martha Jess Simpson of Forgiving Martha‘s Instagram will have you constantly craving every sort […]

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SACRAMENTO’S HOLLY JOLLY POP UP EVENT RECAP

A few weeks ago, everyone at BFFF was buzzing about the upcoming Holly Jolly Craftmas Popup Event in Sacramento, curated by Brigitte Erwin of Artsy Heartsy Events. When the big day finally came on December 15th, it was every bit the sweet and stylish gathering we predicted– and we have the pictures to prove it! Today we’re excited […]

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AS SEEN ON STYLE ME PRETTY: BEHIND THE BLOG

Last month BFFF’s founder, Melissa Johnson, was featured on Style Me Pretty in a tell-all post about everything from blogging and business tips to her guilty pleasures! The post is a must-read for lovers of all things creative. You’ll learn the story behind the making of BFFF, the ins and outs of Melissa’s creative process, and […]

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HANGING OUT WITH JENIFER HAUPT OF iMAKEBEAUTIFUL

Every woman wants to look and feel like the most beautiful version of themselves on their wedding day. Sacramento-based makeup artist Jenifer Haupt of iMakeBeautiful ensures that each and every one of her clients absolutely does! Her artistry skills have earned her numerous awards, including WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Award for 2013, and her clients rave […]

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OUT AND ABOUT WITH MELANIE KWONG OF SAKS’

This week we caught up with the lovely Melanie Kwong, the social media manager and powerhouse behind Saks! When Melanie is not too busy running the online world, she’s exploring her favorite spots in New York. She told us all about her go-to picks when she goes out and about in the big city. Melanie […]

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THIS WEEK’S SOCIAL MEDIA CRUSH

Pinterest: Seamless Creative This Pinterest will inspire you to get moving and be productive. Seamless Creative has a number of boards dedicated to various topics such as calligraphy, fashion, styling, and info-graphics. Instagram: My Food Thoughts Photographer Brian Samuels of A Thought For Food truly shows off his skills with this Instagram account. He posts […]

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THIS WEEK’S SOCIAL MEDIA CRUSH

Pinterest: Cupcakes and Cashmere Cupcakes and Cashmere is the blog that completely transformed the Internet. Creator Emily Schuman wanted to document the things she loved and give people a reason to love the little, gentler things in life. Now, you can follow the beloved blog on Pinterest. Cupcakes and Cashmere’s Pinterest gives you everything you […]

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AT THE OFFICE WITH SHAUNA YOUNGE

From baking to designing custom dessert tables and co-founding the DIY site Confetti Pop, Shauna Younge really does it all. She runs a fabulous design dessert firm, has been featured in magazines and television spots, and, on top of that, has fabulous interior taste! In our exclusive interview, photographed by Melissa Oholendt, learn about Shauna’s most […]

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DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE LIP SERVICE PRINTABLE

BFFF is all about self-expression– and what better way than using this free “lip service” printable? In a world gone digital, we cherish handwritten notes more than ever, especially when they’re as cute as this! Classy gold letters are a perfect complement to this pretty pink and red design. All you need to do is click […]

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ANDREW CALISTERIO

Andrew Calisterio can not only fix you a great drink, but he can teach you how to make it, tell you all about it, and guide you through your holidays with the right cocktails! In our exclusive interview,  photographed by Rachel Valley Photography, learn what the California based bartender recommends you always have on hand […]

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HOLIDAY HUB PINTEREST BOARD

We’re so thrilled to be collaborating with other creative experts this holiday season! We’ve joined Mrs. Lilien’s Holiday Hub Collab-0-ganza to share fabulous recipes, DIYs, home decor ideas, party inspiration, and beauty ideas with all of you! We’re pinning all of our favorite creative holiday ideas along with a group of fantastic bloggers including Beauty […]

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NICHOLE OF VANILLA EXTRACT

  How much do you really know about your cosmetics? Chances are that you need to take a way closer look at the labels on your beauty products. We’re new to the concept of “clean beauty,” so we caught up with Nichole Ciotti of Vanilla Extract a few weeks ago and picked her brain! It turns […]

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BFFF POSITIVE TIPS

How you feel about yourself each day is so important, and a positive attitude can certainly speak volumes to others! We want you to feel good about everything you do from baking to party planning, so we found some fantastic positive quotes to remind you of just how special you are! 1. “If you think […]

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HANGING OUT WITH CALLISTA WENGLER OF PARAGARY RESTAURANT GROUP

When it comes to the necessary ingredients for a successful restaurant, talented chefs, inspired recipes, and a cheerful waitstaff come to mind. But Callista Wengler knows firsthand that it takes much more than that! Once just a young girl watching in awe as her mother created sugary masterpieces in the kitchen, Callista now serves as […]

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