david kind

To end our New Mom New Baby month we wanted to let you guys in on an awesome find that can take that one extra thing off of your list, a lifesaver really when you are at home overwhelmed with a new baby and maybe a few other little ones, too! As our only glasses wearer we sent Jenna in to be our guinea pig.

“I got my first pair of glasses at the age of six years old. Those were the days of long appointments trying on every pair of glasses in the store to be sure to find the RIGHT one. Since those moments of fidgeting in my seat begging my Mom to leave the store, glasses shopping has become easily one of my least favorite things to do especially since I have such a high and difficult prescription! How much do I hate getting new glasses? I lost my pair somehow and literally didn’t have glasses for six months. Mind you I’m so blind I can’t see ANYTHING when I wake up…so that’s how bad I hate it.

When I was pregnant I knew I needed to get glasses for late night feedings and in general being in and out of a comatose state. David Kind came in and saved the day with the easiest, most painless glasses experience I’ve ever had.

All I did was login and fill out a simple questionnaire:

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 8.33.30 PM

Then within a few short days I got six hand selected frames from my personal optician, Sami. Little did she know she was in for a real treat with my prescription!

how-it-works-2-a7f0a6997c9b5e5e2f08dd2021741cc6

They have an awesome rating system where you rate each frame individually based on how you liked them on your face. I found a frame right away that I wanted, popped the package back in the mail with the pre-paid label and within a couple days I got correspondence from Sami saying that my prescription was much too high to work within the frames I chose and to get the best fit she wanted to send me six new frames! What a gem.

In my newborn world, glasses are the only accessory and I’m SUPER pleased with my experience!! I would order from David Kind again and again. Quick, efficient and a great price to where you can have several frames at a time. Try it, you’ll like it!!”

david

Check out their website right here!

We hope you all have enjoyed (or at least tolerated!) our posts this month, we’ve had so much fun focusing on those exciting new additions and hope it’s been helpful, supportive, informative, and maybe a little entertaining! We are constantly adding things we want to talk about and cover even though this month is all but over, so we hope it will be okay to keep the new baby content weaving in and out of our regular posting! If there is anything you’d like to see more of on Small Fry, as always let us know!

Happy weekend, everyone!

nursery DIYs and hacks

We’ve shown you beautiful, stunning nurseries, but as a bunch of DIY-ers we can’t help but be the most impressed with the spaces that include a little elbow grease and creativity. Here are some of our favorite DIYs and hacks for nurseries from around the web!

SHARPIE PENS

Bennebelle created this Western inspired nursery using our buddy Mandi’s tutorial here! The whole nursery is darling, see the tour here.

Sharpie Paint Pen Wall

and Macaire Douglas of Half Pint Shop‘s version:
Sharpie Paint Pen Wall

 PLASTIC ANIMALS

Take plastic animals and turn them into something special like these neon hooks via Say Yes:Neon Animal Hooks

Or these jar toppers via Caitlin Wilson Design:

animal jar toppers

IKEA HACKS

Make a stop at your local Ikea to make this awesome painted changing table slash dresser, full room tour here!

Nursery Hacks & DIYs

Or paint their Fado lamp into this man on the moon via Mommo Design:DIY and Hacks for Nursery

Or how about these from the Small Fry archives:

After Jenna shared her nursery this week, far and away the most asked question was about the curtain rods. Who knew? But, after searching for gold hardware and only finding them in the exorbitantly priced variety, she decided to spray paint her own! All you need is this Ikea curtain rod and Design Master spray paint.gold rod

Displaying Instagram prints, because there’s no such thing as overgramming a new baby:

artifact2

Hanging multiple magazine racks for book storage (and easy access!) not to mention a pretty little display. ikea-hack-books

Turn any ol’ chair into a comfy nursery rocker with this tutorial by Interiors by Kenz:

Nursery Hacks + DIYs

A LITTLE SEWING

Turn your favorite comfy sheet into a fitted crib sheet with this step by step from Dana Made It:

DIY Crib Sheet

 

The talent of the Internet never ceases, does it?

favorite teethers

 

Next up on our Small Fry favorites list is teethers! This might not be used right away for your new baby, but having them on hand is always nice when they start sucking on their hands, your nose, your shoulder etc. Here are our picks:teethers

1. Zoli Baby Bunny – textured easy to grab and latex free! // 2. This banana doubles as a tooth/gum brush and is so bright and fun! // 3. Nautical never gets old and we love all the colors in this set! // 4. Sophie, of course! // 5. An “I Love You” teether you can have personalized too! // 6. Dr. Browns makes a line of “Coolees” that stay chilled for soothing sore gums. // 7. We’ve shared these Comotomo teethers before, they are great for grabbing and hold their attention forever! // 8. Little Giraffe’s life saver teethers are dishwasher and freezer safe so you can cool and clean with ease. // 9. Another great Etsy find! // 10. These new teethers are from Aden + Anais and we love that it combines their super soft fabric with a teether. Easy to grab, hold, snuggle, gnaw, and more! // 11. Allow us to introduce you to Sophie’s fawn friend, Fanfan.

For actual teething we also love using Hyland’s teething tabletsall Natural Orajel, Oregano essential oil and these all natural barley water + fruit popsicle are awesome too! We although we haven’t tried them, we hear awesome things about the Amber necklaces! Parents who’ve used Amber, would you recommend?

bling your nursery giveaway

We’re so glad you all loved Lolly’s nursery reveal so much yesterday, we have an extra special surprise for you today! We are giving away $2000 worth of goods from the nursery to one lucky winner! Here’s what you can win:
nurserygiveaway

Oeuf Arbor Classic Crib || GIGGLE: This crib retails at [$960] and is gorgeous! We love the combo of walnut and white and the clean and modern lines. This crib is the perfect base to any nursery!

Sleepytime Rocker || NURSERY WORKS: Maybe the most important part of the room for a parent. This cozy rocker is in Lolly’s nursery and such a pretty piece. We love that is looks sleek and streamlined, a nice break from the overstuffed rockers that are so readily available. [$499]

[$200] gift card || OILO STUDIO: Oilo is responsible for decking out some of our favorite spaces from around the web. Their site is full of amazing pieces to create that one of a kind nursery.

Smart Nova Baby Monitor || BELLY ARMOR: We met this company while at an expo in Vegas and loved their products. They are all about protecting us from the harmful effects of cell phone and other devices pulsing radiation and emissions. This baby monitor emits 97% less radiation then it’s industry counterparts! [$149]

Eames Replica Elephant Chair || Laura Davidson Direct: LDD is such an awesome resource for modern furniture. This Eames replica elephant is such a fun touch to any kids’ space. [$120]

[$150] gift card || THE LAND OF NOD: Our love for Land of Nod is limitless as you all already know, so $150 to deck our your space with decor, bedding, toys books and more, is amazing!

Bamboo Swaddlers || ADEN + ANAIS: [$45] worth of those super soft bamboo swaddlers are a must for any new baby! This is a set of three so you’ll never go without.

Mobil || BOHEM: Bohem is an online and local shop that we love to frequent. They travel the world and curate their store with their international finds. This mobile is so sweet and is full of character. [$46]

Daydream Blanket || ADEN + ANAIS: As much as your baby needs a bamboo swaddler, you need their Daydream blanket just as much. Our favorite favorite throw that you can cozy up in in the nursery, lay out for play time, build a fort in when they’re toddlers, gift to them on their wedding day. And now we’re crying. [$150]

[$100] gift card || DIAPERS.COM: And lastly, Diapers.com is a one stop shop for so many necessities while preparing for a little one. You’ll find a million and one things you need and want, and $100 might not be enough, but it’s a good start!

Enter below, and to make it extra easy for you to enter, check out Instagram @smallfryblog for a list of their handles! Best of luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Lolly’s Nursery

*If you like this space, head to this giveaway to win the rocker, crib and $2500 worth of goods to Bling Your Nursery!*

By Jenna.

We just moved to California in November so I wasn’t planning on doing much of a nursery for Lolly but nesting got in the way and it became the most important room in our house to complete! Since it had been almost six and a half years since I had bought anything for a baby (we didn’t buy much for our second boy poor thing ;)) I took the opportunity to make a really clean and simple room that reflected the design style I’ve acquired over the years. I love everything about how this room turned out and I’m so excited to share it with you today!nusery5(Above image courtesy of Rachel Clare Photography)

I’ve loved the Nurseryworks Sleepytime rocker. This Grey/Ash color is an exclusive to Giggle and is gorgeous. I was surprised when it came at how comfortable it was. I wanted a really minimal design and not the traditional overstuffed rocker so I figured comfort would be compromised but it isn’t. I spend A LOT of time in this chair feeding miss Lolly and I love it. I bought this pouf from West Elm and it’s a perfect foot stool. It’s since sold out, but you can find similar here and here.

baby girl nursery

This ‘Head in the Clouds’ pillow is also a fantastic Land of Nod item. I love ALL their whimsical pillows that add such a unique quality to a room.The small (faux) fur rug was a Home Goods purchase, but I found similar here and here.

baby girl nursery

I wanted a space that was feminine but not plastered in bubble gum pink. Finding pieces in that perfect blush pink color was crucial and so when I came across this rug I was so thrilled. It came and is the perfect pink and also surprisingly cozy. Also after scouring every rug shop online I was super impressed with the price. $200 for such a well made 8 x 10 rug is a fantastic price and I can tell it will last us a long time. That darling elephant chair in the background is from Laura Davidson Direct. She has a ton of incredible kid’s size (and adult) chairs that I’m obsessed with.

baby girl nursery

You’re going to think I’m insane but I’ve loved few things as much as this Oeuf Merlin Dresser. Obviously it’s a gorgeous design but the drawers are some kind of magic. They slow down as you close them so no tiny fingers get pinched and it closes in one fluid quiet motion! When you have 3 chaotic kids – it’s the little things, guys. Would totally recommend this dresser all day. Also, Giggle.com has this white glove shipping guarantee and the shipping guys brought this heavy sucker all the way up my stairs for which my nine month pregnant self was so grateful for!

baby girl nursery

Another perfect blush purchase was this Sweet Street at Dusk Wall Canvas from The Land of Nod. It’s the perfect amount of whimsy and fun in the room without having too much of a ‘baby’ vibe. I definitely want this room to be able to grow with her as she does! Also you’re probably thinking ‘what is this grey contraption?!’ And I was too. My friend Amy recommended the Keekaroo Peanut Changing Pad to me and this is probably the #1 new baby product I would suggest every Mom buy. It is so soft, safe and comfortable for baby and best of all is that at 2am when she decides to pee all over herself and the changing table… it’s the easiest of clean up! The rose gold lamp pictured on the left is a true gem and can be found here.

baby girl nursery

nursery8

The Stokke Sleepi Crib is sort of a dream crib of mine. Since I was a little girl i’ve dreamed of having a oval crib for my babies and this is so beautifully designed and functional. This crib grow as the baby does and can go up to 10 years old! Blanket pictured is the Aden + Anais Daydream blanket which we’ve talked about before… it’s the softest blanket in all the land!

nurserydetails

And since accessories make the room here are some of my favorites: Paper-Mache Zebra (on sale) // Periscope Floor Lamp // Winged Horses Mobil // Because Of You Print

nursery9

I had to include a picture of Lolly girl dreaming away with her Aden + Anais sheets to send us off! I love this space so much and the peace and tranquility it provides us in the busy hours of the day and the still quiet hours of the night. I hope you like it!

baby girl nursery(Above image courtesy of Rachel Clare Photography)