Author Archives: Small Fry

metal dining table ideas

After a years long hunt turning up nothing we loved, Russ insisted on making our dining table. Trouble is, he hasn’t had a second to do it, so here we are 6 months moved-in and still no dining table. It’s totally fine and we’ve gotten away with it, but I am so excited to get this project started! Since he has made the shift toward fabrication (welding and metal work) of course he wants to have some metal elements with the table. Our kitchen is all really light wood, the floors are pretty light wood-look tile as well. So I’d … Read more

you belong: valentine’s day

I talk about this A LOT on here because I know it’s so important! A sense of belonging in the home. Everything I’ve read shows that it’s the little things we do that create this. But that without it children can grow up with a myriad of emotional issues, even if there’s no presence of abuse or apparent neglect. A safe place to land, a consistent caregiver, and unconditional love are where it’s at! It’s not the fancy trips, or what toys they have or clothes they wear. Luckily it’s much easier than all that! I know parents who are … Read more

family culture

FRAME FAMILY – FRESH COURAGE TAKE We are kind and gentle with ourselves and others. We do not need to be perfect, but we always show up. We are on the same team and we are each other’s biggest fans. We respect ourselves and others and the belongings of ourselves and others. We work hard and we clean up after ourselves. Our best words are thank you, please, you’re welcome, I’m sorry and I love you. We can always start over with each other. Have a do-over, or a reset. Life should be fun and filled with laughter, and if … Read more

Valentine’s Duds for Kids

GIRLS JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. BOYS Amazon pulling through with some cool tees! Queen of Hearts tee in a bunch of cool colors! // Emoji tee in unique colors so you can keep wearing it. // I love a random graphic and this Dino Tee is right up that alley. // PJs JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content.

no candy valentines

It’s back! One of my favorite posts to work on all year! Each year since the beginning of Small Fry we’ve made printable Valentine’s and here are 5 more to add to the archives! I got these toys either at Dollar Tree or Walmart and my main purpose with the style of the printable is that you don’t need colored ink, you can easily swap out whatever color paper you choose, and the dimensions are flexible so if you find a toy or treat that you like more you can typically make it work with the way these will print … Read more

Favorite Super Bowl Food

3 SLAM DUNK RECIPES for your SUPER BOWL PARTY! HAM AND CHEESE SLIDERS Ham & Cheese Sliders 24 good white rolls 24 pieces good honey ham  (thick cut, not deli-style) 24 small slices swiss cheese 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup miracle whip {Poppy Seed Mustard sauce} 1 1/2 T. poppy seeds 1 1/2 T. yellow mustard 1 stick butter, melted 1 T. minced onion 1/2 tsp. worschestershire sauce In a small bowl, mix together mayo & miracle whip. Spread into both halves of each roll. Place a slice of ham & a slice of swiss inside of each roll. Close … Read more

easy family game night

This post is a paid sponsorship by Goldfish® Crackers, but all opinions are my own. It is so easy for me to slide into the after-school routine rut, to push through ’til bedtime and forget that there can be easy fun to be had!  Check out these Pepperidge Farm® Goldfish® Special Edition Disney Mickey Mouse Cheddar crackers!  Perfect to use for a family game night. We came up with a handful of minute or less games where all you need are some household items and, of course, your Goldfish crackers! Not only do these crackers add fun to our family … Read more

FRYday

“Bring FRYday back!” was one of the more requested posts for this here blog and it makes my heart so happy that so many of you love it, too! Happy weekend to you all, here’s what’s been on my mind: WATCHING: I am laughably late to the game, but I started Downton Abbey. Ha! Obsessed with the Dowager and I wouldn’t have made it this far without her, when you watch them all in a row it’s so depressing! It’s been such a calming thing to do to help me fall asleep at night when I normally get swallowed up … Read more

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#framefarme: pantry

This post has been sponsored by Mott’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Our two+ week holiday break is now over and as much as I loved the quality time with my big boys, my house is a wreck and I haven’t been able to check my emails in days. I am definitely ready for the routine and a little bit of down time to get back in the swing of things! I’ve been tackling the organization of an area every week or so in the house. The pantry is a work in progress, but I get asked about … Read more

Winter Whites

I posted this outfit the other day and had lots of Qs on how to recreate it! This dress is a pretty basic shift that Jcrew gets a version of every year so keep your eye there but I’ll link lots of options below! Jacket is old Zara and boots were a Postmark find! Winter Whites is pretty loose in the sense that it’s off white, cream, soft greys, blush pinks, lightest washed out blues, neutral beige, bone, or even stark white, all mixed and matched! I love it on pale skin and in front of a Wintry landscape. Its … Read more