winter picnic

Occasionally during Utah winters, we’ll get some blissfully near-balmy forty plus degree days. Days where you can actually feel the warmth of the sun on your cheeks and being outside is enjoyable for longer than a few minutes. On those days, we love to take advantage and enjoy these beautiful scenes where we live.

We came equipped with a Clemmie Sue teepee to block some of that occasional icy wind that tends to whip up in the mountains. A picnic of grilled cheese and hot cocoa warmed our bellies, we are still coming up with awesome ways to use those Pebeo porcelain markers and added a little something extra to a tray full of mugs.

Photography by contributor Jylare Smith, who will be in Southern California from January 21-28, book away S.C.-ers, she’s incredible!

Here’s some more links for sources used in this post:

Sucre wooden spoons. We just die over these for any special function or party. Available in just about any color scheme and pattern you can think of!

Awesome retro style pixie knit hats by SweetKM. Sweet as can be!


  • Tiffany @ BabyList
    January 16, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Such a fun idea!!

  • Shelley {Crazy Wonderful}
    January 16, 2013 at 8:34 am

    You guys style things so perfectly! Looks like they had fun out there 🙂

    • Small Fry
      January 21, 2013 at 11:42 am

      Thank you so much! It was a fun morning!

  • Lindsey Pinegar
    January 16, 2013 at 9:05 am

    I’ve never thought to do this, can’t wait to try it out!

  • heather
    January 16, 2013 at 9:09 am


    xo – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

  • Anne
    January 16, 2013 at 9:14 am

    Truly adorable! Can’t wait to get some warmer weather for something like this

  • Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home
    January 16, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    TOO cute! Loving this idea for our next warmish Boston day!

  • Christine
    January 16, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    This is so stinkin’ adorable. It’s very rare that we have these kinda winter days in Alberta but I would LOVE to get out and do this – SO fun.

  • Julie
    January 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    The contrast made me smile, it is sooo hot here in Brisbane, it is surreal to be looking at those gorgeous images of the snow.

  • Emily
    January 16, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Unreal. Styling, products, photography. I adore it all!

  • Rebecca M.
    January 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    The sun is shining-looks like a dream. What a wonderful idea and yummy menu.

  • sharstin
    January 18, 2013 at 11:47 am

    These are stunning! how fun is this!

  • Teresa Dahl
    January 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    What a neat idea! My kids would love this, except it’s been about 20 degrees lately! Maybe in the early spring…

    • Small Fry
      January 21, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Here too! We had one fluke warm day and then it’s back to 10 degrees! brrrr.

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