Our creativity was so empowered with today’s post! Is there anything better than a bowl of cereal before bed? It’s sort of a ritualistic event that we remember doing all growing up and our kids have taken over. What about when you want to make your bowl of cereal a little more hearty? The milk has carried the weight for too long! 😉 Time to spice it up!I thought it would be fun to make a play on Mangoes and Sticky Rice — if you’ve eaten at a Thai Restaurant before you know this is a favorite dessert! There’s something so comforting about it, so why not make it part of our night time comfort food: a big bowl of cereal?Here’s how you’ll do it:
Sprinkle salt and honey on coconut and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.Add cereal to bowl:Pour over the milk:Top with sliced fresh mango and candied walnuts and enjoy! Recipe below.
Now that we’re a week or two into Off Duty posts (find, Emily,Jenna and Nicole’s looks everyday on the left sidebar!) we’ve gotten this question quite a bit… “Hey Small Fry, where can I find ____ sunglasses for cheap?” We get it and we feel you. We all have the designer sunglass sickness, but that sure as shooting doesn’t mean you have to as well! SO! Have you heard of ZeroUV? They have millions of frames, they’re all on trend, modern, and *cough* look alikes to more expensive styles elsewhere. We are not condoning the replica insdustry per-se, but here are some that are eerily similar to what you’ve seen us wearing lately, and a few rad pairs that we’ve bought just researching this post. Way to go ZeroUV!
We have the most magical birthday party – Saylor’s 6th! – to share with you all today from Lottie of Grit + Gold! Lottie is a Wedding Planner and it shows with this gorgeous scene! What we love the most is that the elements are totally doable and she generously shares all her sources at the bottom of the post!
Invitations! Beautiful lettering and a unicorn mask to set some excitement for the theme!Decor! How about this drop dead gorgeous balloon swag!? The Tablescape! Filled with beautiful flowers, happy party hats, and coordinating place settings.The Sweets! What is a fanciful party theme without some whimsical desserts? Like this cakeUnicorn and Rainbow cookies!And last but not least, an activity that will have every guest a-talkin’ for weeks!
AN ACTUAL UNICORN! 😉 Do you think Saylor was excited or what?Such a pretty party, right? Here are the sources below!
We’re so happy to have Christina from @ava.olivia.dutch here sharing her favorite stops in Santa Monica + Venice Beach! Living in Westlake Village, we are lucky to be close to both Santa Barbara and LA. It’s so fun to take day trips into the city to explore; Venice Beach and Santa Monica are two of my favorite spots to head with my girls and meet up with friends.
Shopping is also so much fun in Venice, there are lots of thrift stores and specialty clothing shops, you are sure to find some hidden gems. Many of the stores along Abbot Kinney are really pretty and make for great photo ops as well.
Here is big sister pushing baby sister in front of Piece Collective, isn’t this store just the cutest?!Our personal favorite and a must see is the Mosiac Tile House. The couple who lives here spent the last 20 years decorating every square inch of their house (and the outside too!) with mosaic tiles. It is a stunning masterpiece, and the husband and wife give tours so you can take pictures and ask questions…it’s amazing!
Here is the link to make a reservation!One of the things that makes Venice Beach so unique is its amazing wall art, you could spend all day roaming the streets looking at all the beautiful graffiti. Here we are in front of the Heart Wall (this is on Abbot Kinney right near Greenleaf).Finally, no trip to Venice is complete without a walk through the beautiful canals. You feel like you are in Italy, it is so peaceful and serene! There is even a small playground in the middle of the canal community that is perfect for a quick play stop.Santa Monica
The best spot in Santa Monica (and where the kids have the most fun!) is the pier. We love going on the Merry go Round, it’s always our first stop as soon as we get there.We love walking down the pier to Bubba Gump Shrimp Company for lunch, and even if it’s a foggy day (as it was when we took these photos), the photo ops are always so fun!There is an amusement park on the pier that offers fun for all ages. My daughter loves riding the big “cart wheel” (Ferris Wheel) that provides a birds eye view of the whole beach, ocean and city..it’s incredible!The aquarium is small but has a really nice touch tank that I always have a hard time tearing my starfish loving kiddo away from. During the week they are only open in the afternoon, so make sure to check the hours before you go.
We posted it about this last year without enough time and you locals told us to give you more heads up next time, so here we are! This next Labor Day Weekend the Soldier Hollow Classic is back! If you’re looking for something unique to do with your family, this is it! Enjoy the beauty of Midway, Utah and (we have a Tiny Tour for Midway here! It’s 3 years old but still got some good recs!)
In addition to watching the competition (the Splash Dogs are so fun!) you can also go to the International Food Court, watch Navajo Weaving, Gardening Tutorials, and Exotic Animal Show, a Bagpipe Performance (each day at 11 am!) and a ton of activities geared just toward kids. Check out the schedule here. And buy your tickets here! Seriously so cheap, $44 for your entire family for the whole three day event!