one happy announcement!

This post is brought to you by Bump Nest, only the best pillow to enter our lives, ever. Save $10 off your purchase using “SMALLFRY10″! When we were approached this time last year by Bump Nest to work together we were all a little unsure of how it would work! When you aren’t expecting a baby, reviewing products like this can feel audacious a bit so we put them off for a whole year! Well aren’t we so lucky that now we can boldly give the Bump Nest a whirl, because Jenna is (finally!) expecting! As framilyness (a conglomeration of … Read more

FRYday : Nicole

Yay it’s my very favorite holiday, the 4th of July. Yes, I’d choose it over Christmas. You aren’t the only one who thinks it’s crazy. I’ve had a thing for it for as long as I can remember. I watch home videos from my childhood of my family’s 4th of July celebrations and they are the best memories I have. I’m a total traditionalist and am obsessed with these celebrations continuing on for my children. I want the holiday to last as long as possible and I want to fill it to the brim with family and friends and food. … Read more

united states toys

We’re signing off for the week a little early to celebrate the 4th with our families! We’re so grateful to live in this wonderful country that affords us and our boys so many freedoms! To celebrate we wanted to share some of our favorite state-themed toys and decor! We’ve talked about the Wanderlust Play Mat by Ella Lou (New York shown below, they also have San Francisco!) It is not only a beautiful activity mat but it looks amazing hung on the wall like a mural! Find them here. (1.) We’ve shared these a million times now, but no patriotic … Read more

vitamed MD [giveaway!]

Today’s post is brought to you by vitaMedMD: Health & Wellness for Women of all stages. We don’t get to talk about babies and pregnancy as much as we’d like, all our littlest boys are two and rounding three now, which is crazy! We’re all in different stages of building our families, but one thing we can all agree on: love it or leave it, pregnancy is one giant and crazy miracle that we feel really blessed to have experienced and hopefully to experience again! For those of you preparing or in the throes of pregnancy, we wanted to share … Read more

etsy picks | 2

It has been awhile since our last handmade toy round-up and it’s high time for another! Even though we hear that August is the most popular birth month, we sure have a lot of parties to attend in June, so here’s a few we’ve found that make for wonderful heirloom style gifts for playing and dis-playing!We love these wooden pull toy dogs with hinged bodies. They have the cutest movement to them and who doesn’t love a Dachshund? $46 We are lifelong loyal fans of Green Stitches dolls! This shop makes darling pirates, BRAND NEW superheroes and of course darling … Read more