Happy weekend everyone! We’ll be spending the next several weekends working hard on hosting a party with our friends at Munchkin and June & January in NYC! We’re so excited to go back and sourcing a party from across the country should be interesting. If you’re a party vendor or NYC local shop, we want to hear from you, email us! And, as usual, here’s what’s on our minds this week.


Wearing: Loving oversize lately. Picked these up and loving both! Madewell has got a hold on me this fall  Button-down / Oversized Tee

Decorating: Love this sleek chair addition to my living room! Two of them side by side.

Such perfect sent this candle, its feminine and so sexy. You NEED this.

Listening: Out of Frequency! Just keeps me and the kiddies dancing.

Reading: This article Jenna sent me. Over and over! Cause hey, I’m a mending and confused woman.

Worrying: Like so many of you, my 5 year old is off to kindergarten. He suddenly looks so mature, tall, handsome, and grown. It’s breaking me up inside.


Target Summer Sale

Wearing: We’ve still got a few months of warmth in us and Target’s shoe clearance is full of sandals (and even some boots!) Check them all out here.

Worrying: I have a lot of work things happening in the next couple weeks and I’m stressed as always about juggling it all! Sometimes having a mom or sister close by would really be nice, but I always find it just forces my husband and I to work together more closely!

Anticipating: Our Juder-Pop’s birthday!! On Sunday he turns 4!! And since we only do Disney SoCal style (a few hours a time at most) I thought it would be fun to do the real deal and stay at the grand Californian Hotel! The kids are gonna FREAK. Andrew and I are all about buying experiences for our children vs. gifts. (And for the record I found a killer deal on Park Savers.)

Watching: RHONY, duh. The reunion was too good and I’ve been DubSmashing the one-liners to my friends all week.

Eating: We had the opportunity to stay at Terranea Resort for a couple days and am looking forward to staying there again representing Small Fry with our Orbit Fam next weekend! (Spoiled.) I can honestly say I’ve never had better food at a resort. Sometimes the hotel service is so good while the food lacks, and that’s definitely not the case at Terrenea. Everything is good, but if you’re ever there be sure to get the Burrata burger from Nelsons, chocolate chip cookie from Sea Beans and the filet at Catalina Kitchen.



WEARING: I wanted a pair of oversized thick matte black framed sunglasses (how’s that for adjectives) for awhile, but couldn’t seem to find what I was looking for! Trust me, I am a deal hunter so these wouldn’t have been my first choice, but nothing held a candle to them so I made the splurge. The oversize feels edgy and not too tame, and matte black looks so luxe, I’m ruined! Get rid of all my glossy sunnies and bring in the matte, please. They’re so classic and I am sure I could wear them for decades, assuming I don’t accidentally leave them at Del Taco per the usual.

READING: The sweetest reader (hi Whitney!) recommended Making Babies to me and I have been overwhelmed with how many different things I can try to help get baby #3 cooking, I was feeling like I was starting to run out of options. Anyone else read it? (Sidenote: What do I do if I fit in multiple categories?)

LISTENING: My family is largely LDS and we’re reading the Book of Mormon (similar and read in tandem with the Bible) together in 90 days, it’s an aggressive schedule for me so it’s allll about the CDs in the car, in my laptop, but full of great things that remind me of the type of person I want to be. You can get a cheap download here.

DECORATING: One of my favorite Small Fry stories was in our earliest days we made a list of brands we loved and wanted to work with and Roxy Marj was on the top. Nicole drove up to her house to get these coloring pages for a post. The way Nicole tells it is hysterical because the kind RM folks probably thought we were insane. Still obsessed with Roxy Marj years later! This pennant is the perfect addition to my boys shared room and every baby needs their Tiger Skin rug. 😉

WATCHING: Watching RHONY too, Jenna. So glad Bethenny is back, she’s the reason I started up again. That spot-on Dorinda impression makes me roll.

FEELING: All of it. My boys are starting their first year of preschool and kindergarten respectively. I can’t get back those early baby days, they’ve just evaporated into thin air it seems! It’s a completely new stage of parenthood and those free mornings to myself are a constant reminder that a baby would be a welcome blessing at this juncture. Trying to stay in a grateful space and take advantage of the ease that goes along with having two older boys!


  1. on August 21, 2015 at 10:55 am said:

    Emily, I just wanted to let you know that I’m about to have my second baby in 2 weeks(!) and I can’t wait! But I assumed after having 1 that the second would be baked up in no time. I was really discouraged every month to find out that I was still not pregnant with #2 and after 9 months so we started seeing a fertility doc. All our tests were totally normal and nothing pointed to a cause. Which was also SUPER frustrating because there was nothing to “fix”. We finally got pregnant in month 12 of trying, which was the month we were certain we would absolutely not get pregnant…go figure! I just wanted to share because I know the frustration of trying and feeling isolated especially if you have people around you who seem to have no difficulty at all. Hang in there and hoping for the best for you! Also, thanks for sharing the book reco! We may want to try for a 3rd at some point so perhaps this will help me out too.

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