and then there was one!

I’ve got a big update for you all today, but since no one wants to read an essay with no pictures here’s a few from our Lake Day this weekend! Kortni Jeane was so sweet to send my fam these mix and match swimmers! I am not a huge blatant matcher, but I love that all her pieces are so easy to coordinate with each member of the family. Kortni JeaneI love the polka dot line SO so much and grabbed the super flattering racerback crop top for myself and then the shorts for Hayes. I’d put him in the Euro fit forevermore but he isn’t down anymore so we went with the trunk which still has a little shortness to it which I love! The red stripe bottoms tie in with that perfect black drawstring and they’re such a bold bright red! I love that they’re a thicker stripe, too! Trunks for Cal and the Euro Short for Raleigh.Kortni JeaneI love that the tank is easy to wear out and about too, just threw on this high-waisted wrap skirt and these red sunnies! They’re coming from China so 2-3 weeks shipping, if anyone has found them in the states holler at me! And of course the Petunia Pickle Bottom Fair Trade Woven Bag which I am in love with. Adidas Slides.Kortni Jeane And now for the update! This is the first time at Small Fry we’ve gone out and shot our own post, Russ and I with our very own nice camera. I would never dare or care to do it with such a talented partner in Nicole, but now that I am the solo Fry it’s been an exciting endeavor to do and learn with Russ. He has been so supportive every step of the last couple months as we transition to just me running the show. To put it simply I would’ve run for the hills if it weren’t for him cheering me on. Although I feel super vulnerable every day, and some days are more rough than others, it’s been a big blessing in our life. And I know how fortunate we all are (Jenna, Nicole and myself) to have been able to dissolve a business partnership with friendship still in tact. I will always be grateful for that and have the best memories. When we started this thing Cal wasn’t even walking yet, it’s crazy to think about!Kortni JeaneAnd a few more pics and updates for good measure! Cal cracks me up in this. I never know what I am gonna get when I go through photos after taking a pic if him. He never ceases to surprise me! He has come such a long way this Summer, growing up, learning new things, caring so much for his baby brother. Heading to Kindy and turning 6 in a couple weeks. Kortni JeaneMy Hayes. Going into second grade, being so grown up. Makes me quiz him in multiplication all day. Listening to audio books and telling me big words he likes. Kortni Jeane Raleigh Rex. Putting his head on my shoulder, peeking around my hair to catch my eye when I fill up his bottle. Egging me to chase him while we crawls up the stairs. Getting more sass and teasing nature to him. Kortni JeaneMy man. He works his body to the ground everyday building our house (more on that soon!) and then comes home and backs me up every step of the way. Pulls through every single time. Also, he has gotten a few trunks (they have a shorter version as well!) gifted to him this season and he says these are his favorite fit, Russ Frame doesn’t give his stamp very often so that is saying a lot. 😉Kortni JeaneAnd I did the high-waisted bottom. Why do guys hate this fit but all girls love it? I love that it hides my stretch marks and gives me that hourglass figure.Kortni Jeane  There are so many exciting things to come for Small Fry and my family, I am really excited to share them all with you and am so grateful you’ve been along for the ride. Hopefully you haven’t felt the bumps along the way, but I always want to be open and transparent so thanks for hearing me out today!

Also if there’s anything you want to see from Small Fry or me, I am all ears! For now I am adding a big home element to things in this space with my favorite home tours and updates on my own home building process. Some of you might not know this, but Russ is currently building our house with his very own two hands so we’ll have lots to say on this as we get our stuff together filming wise. Yay I get to figure out iMovie, too! Aaaand maybe more fashion? For now I have been sharing my daily outfits on @smallfryblog Insta Stories and anytime I wear something current or linkable I put it in for you to refer back to. Anyway, I am here and listening so don’t hestitate to hit me with questions or suggestions.




  • Lex
    July 17, 2017 at 7:48 am

    Congrats on going solo! You’re going to rock it!

  • Bianca
    July 17, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I just love my Kortni Jeane swimsuit! I actually picked the same bottoms and have the same print top (just a different cut). Good luck with the photos and going solo! 😊

  • Liz Smith
    July 17, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Congrats on going solo! And from one boy mama to another, thank you THANK YOU for the stylish boy clothing posts!! It seems the mass market is “good enough” about boy clothing options, but I love finding new vendors and until today had not heard of Kortni Jeane! I’m off to order a euro trunk while my 2.5 yo still has no input 😉 We’ve built twice now (be it with a builder!), so I can’t wait to see your adventures in home creation! Good luck and thank you for your work!

  • London Schade
    July 17, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Girl you are amazing in every way! Go get ’em!


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