happy mail!

Sponsored by FabFitFun – get $10 off with “FRY 10” here!

FabFitFun sent this fun box last week and I took the last bit to try everything out and share my thoughts for today’s post! Their Fall box retails for over $350 but you can get it for $49.99 + my $10 off coupon. So $40 for ALL of DIS, ready? 

  1. Mer Sea Scarf – no lie this is the softest material I have ever felt. This is a GIANT cozy scarf that also doubles as a cuddle buddy for your bed or a blanket or pillow for a flight. (Retails for $98) I love that its ombre so you can make it different hues based on how you wear it! I’m also wearing the lip crayon here, too!FabFitFun Fall Box
  2. Toreutique Lip Crayon – the most velvety formula that goes on so smooth and the pigment is so easy to build on to get a rich deep color or a nice stain. (Retails for $28)
  3. Private Party Gym Bag – I don’t have a pic of this because this cute girl in my neighborhood is a cupcake fiend and I had to give it to her! She about died. (Retails for $58.
  4. Whish Mud Mask – You all know I love Whish’s oil cleanser so I was excited to try more from this Korean Beauty line. So far so good! ($48)
  5. IMM Jewelry Holder – you can string necklaces or dangly earrings right over the top and use the tray for everything else! ($30)
  6. Deco Miami Cuticle Oil – I have taken a break from manicures and pedicures as an effort to save money this year and so I NEEDED this BAD. ($12.50)
  7. My TagAlongs Hot/Cold Pack – so nice and compact and you can freeze or heat it for whatever you might need. Cramps during that time of the month, icing sore muscles or cooling your head during a headache spell. Love this! ($15)
  8. Molr Charcoal Toothpaste and Toothbrush. If your trying to clean up your beauty care or eliminate chemicals, or have sensitive teeth and can’t deal with the bleach you get from the dentist, this is for you. Charcoal whitens and brightens and I can’t wait to see how it works over time, I’ll be sure and check back in on it! ($43.95)
  9. B-Low the belt Mia Belt. ($108) I love how they styled it on Shopbop, where it is currently sold out!

All of this for $40. I don’t know how they’re staying in business, truly it’s stressing me out, but I am ALL about it. It’s so fun to get spoiled with happy mail. Get one for yourself, send one to a far away friend, brighten your sister’s day. And use “FRY10” for $10 off! 

Pick up your box here!

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mummy donut holes

Lucky for us we have the Six Sisters here today sharing their Mummy Donut Hole recipe from their new book Celebrate Every Season! So cute and EASY for your Halloween celebrating!

This recipe is taken from their new book Celebrate Every Season which has easy, tasty recipes to help you make the most out of the seasons changing, produce in season, and of course all your celebrating! I’m excited really delve into this book as now some of my very favorite holidays are coming! Celebrate Every SeasonHere’s the recipe for the Mummy Donut Holes!

Mummy Donut Holes

Serves: 24 | Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: n/a | Total time: 20 minutes

1 (1-pound) package white chocolate candy coating or almond bark, divided

24 donut holes

Black gel frosting

Melt ¾ of the white chocolate candy coating in a bowl according to package directions.

Dip each donut hole in the chocolate, making sure to cover entire donut hole with chocolate. Remove from chocolate using two forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into the bowl.

Place donut hole on baking sheet covered with parchment paper and let sit for 30 minutes to an hour so that the chocolate can harden (if desired, you can put them in the fridge and they will set up faster).

Melt remaining white chocolate and, using a spoon, drizzle “mummy lines” on each donut hole, leaving a little room for the eyes. Let harden for about 30 minutes.

Place two black gel dots on each donut hole for eyes and serve.

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Weekend Deals

Oh Fall, I love you. It’s a rainy day and I’ve got a girl’s weekend today that I am so excited about! Here’s the deals you should peep this weekend!

Top // Pants // Shoes // Jacket // Lip – Diva by Mac 

Romwe is always so nice to send me items each month and here’s what I’m scooping up to help with my Fall wardrobe. I love using Romwe for those super trendy pieces that I don’t plan on needing for years to come. Even still their quality is just as good as any store you’d shop in which makes their pricing even more awesome! They always fall under a deal category, even full price!

Layered Sweater – this comes in several colors and is SO pretty. Pair it with your favorite skinny jeans or a pencil skirt and heels.

Pom Pom Mules – I could wear mules all year long, I love the ease and the polish. This pair is so fun.

Metal Leaf Purse – Romwe does spot on replicas of Gucci, Stella McCartney and more. If you’re not into fakes, try something beautiful and unique on its own! This yellow one as so much personality I can’t resist!

Asymmetrical Peter Pan blouse – This modern take on a feminine classic tucked into high waisted jeans and heels. Yes.

Embroidered Jeans – This is the perfect example of a great Romwe purchase. I love this trend but I would get sick of them fast. $25!

Contrast Sweater – I love this rust color and the contrasting ties. The fit is super modern and the neck makes it so polished! I am all about these statement sweaters for easy outfit starters.

Ruffled Skirt – I am so sad my skirt is already sold out, I’ll keep my eye out for a restock but this one is similar and so pretty! $10.

Tie front plaid – I live for a plaid, not a flannel, just silky plaid blouse. I’d wear these with leather-look leggings or oiled jeans or a leather jacket, and big messy curls.

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And Jcrew is 30% off today! New Balance sneakers included, beautiful coats, these killer earrings that I need in red and pink:

And Gap is 40% off, when is it not but these are my favorites!

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moms you should meet: macaire

You guys, this series sat on the shelf for years and I am so happy to bring it back today with Macaire of Half Pint Shop! Macaire of Half Pint Shop Half Pint Shop is a curated kid’s boutique with an online shop as well as a brick and mortar store in Chicago! Half Pint Shop is filled to the brim with our favorite kid brands like Oeuf, Tiny Cottons, Nico Nico and other brands that we’ve loved since the start. (Catch the designer list here.) But what about the woman behind Half Pint? Let’s meet her!Macaire of Half Pint ShopMacaire is from Wisconsin, moved around a lot and got her degree in Advertising, PR and Journalism. She has two boys Eyan and Jude (6,3) and started Half Pint Shop in 2014 and have had the brick and mortar shop near their home a year ago.Macaire of Half Pint ShopWhat inspires you most about children’s clothes?
One of my favorite moments in the shop is seeing children thrilled with their new outfit. That’s why I do it – I love stocking clothes that parents and kids both love. I wish I was creative enough to design! I’m always in awe of the designers I work with.

Do you have favorites for your kids?
I can’t pass up a good, quality basic – my favorites are Gray Label and Nico Nico. My kids love how cozy they are and that they allow them to look stylish while still playing freely. I always mix in fun prints from Winter Water Factory and some of my favorite special pieces from Bobo Choses. Most of these favorites are organic or made from sustainable fabrics.Macaire of Half Pint Shop

Any brand or owner’s stories that you find particularly interesting or inspiring?
We’ve always supported parent-owned brands – it’s something I’m very proud of. Parents know the market best and pour so much love into their designs. One local Chicago designer, greyboy, is creating an amazing unisex line of clothing with witty, city-inspired designs. She does it all in house with her own illustrations while raising her two boys.

I’m also so inspired by Oeuf – they are a family owned business and have built a beautiful brand. The sustainable furniture they design works for the nursery and home – their mini library is one of my favorite pieces! I also love how they are so transparent about the makers behind their products.

Macaire of Half Pint ShopWhat do you feel is the hardest element to being a working parent?
Oh, the highs and lows of being a working parent! I really wouldn’t have it any other way. I love having something for myself and feel lucky that I’m also able to be with my kids all day. When I opened the store we were online only because I didn’t want to leave them. But now that the store has grown and we now have our studio, I feel even more of that “mom guilt.” I constantly feel like I’m not doing my best in all categories. Or I feel bad that the kids are in the shop and not outside at the park. I often remind myself of how lucky we are to be together and I have an amazing support system – my husband helps immensely and my mom even works on the website! I’ve also learned to say yes to help in the store and with the kids, and to also take some time to take care of myself.Macaire of Half Pint Shop

Any successes or things you’re really good at or proud of in this realm?
Word of mouth – I’m always grateful and flattered when someone stops in because a friend referred them. I’m also proud of how long we’ve been in business (3.5 years!) and that our brick & mortar just celebrated it’s one year!

What’s in your “mom on duty” bag?
Snacks! Granola bars and apple sauce pouches usually. An essential oil blend – usually balance for me and the kids. Stain stick. Cars/toys for the boys. Hair ties and bobby pins. And our trusty CTA train card so we can always take adventures.

What are three things you can’t live without personally?
• Always having a book with me. If I ever get a free moment in the day I love to read a chapter or two.
My Apple watch. It allows me to see important messages without picking up my phone and disrupting my time with the kids.
• Chapstick. I usually have 2-3 floating in my bag!

For your kids?
For Jude it’s having a train or car in hand at all times. Eyan has hit a huge Minecraft stage – lucky for me he’s really into the books!Macaire of Half Pint Shop

Any good books, music, podcast episodes, or other things you’ve been loving lately?
I read the Red Queen series on a recent road trip – I love books that you just get lost in. In the shop I’ve been playing a lot of Haim – the boys and I both love them. And with the recent cooler weather in Chicago I’ve been getting out my fall candles. It’s my favorite season!

Who would play you in a movie about your life and why?
Hmm this is a hard question! Keri Russell is my favorite (her sweaters!) but I’d have to pick a comedian for sure – probably Abby Elliott. When I first met one of my good friends she actually mistook me for her.

Thanks so much for being here Macaire! I totally saw myself in her desire to do everything with the kids in tow. Small Fry has been that way since the start, too! Its not easy but I am grateful! If you know a mom we should meet, email hello@smallfryblog.com! Find all our Moms You Should Meet here.

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