Stains 101

Our next stop with our amazing Maytag (remember the one that holds 22 towels?) washer and dryer is STAIN REMOVAL! Having a working knowledge of the best ways to get stains out of clothes makes us feel like superheroes. Like, we’re really doing this mom/adult thing, and we’re rocking at it. It helps to have the right tools on hand and here’s what we suggest for our STAINS 101!First, make sure your washer and dryer are doing the best work for your stain. This washer has our favorite options for stains, a deep-fill setting and a PowerWash® agitator. The deep-fill is … Read more

Easy Budgeting Tips

By Jenna, brought to you by Progressive. By now you’ve all heard our exciting news I hope! We will be moving back to Utah and building a home there!  Ever since we started saving for our house I’ve been trying to find new ways to budget. I’ve done the whole Dave Ramsey thing (you know, the no nonsense budgeting guru) that I love but just can’t see going as far as the cash envelope system. Maybe one day, but for now I’m sharing super easy and tangible tips you can apply to everyday decisions that aren’t overwhelming, or at least they … Read more

Modern Valentine Printable

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By Emily. Hayes has just now hit the age where he doesn’t want to appear to “like” girls. He has lots of darling little girl-friends, but for sure lets me know that is where it ends. So, we had to make him a Valentine this year that keeps things nice and professional. No funny business.  He’s not one to lead any babes on, which I can respect. Anyway, the printable download is below if you dig it an need something easy for your own Valentine celebrations! SUCKERS // WASHI  

Pop Art Nursery!

We were sent the most darling graphic DC Comic Kids Book set and had to share! The titles and graphics are amazing and brighten up any kiddo’s shelf!If you’re feeling inspired, they also sent over this Pop Art inspired nursery! A couple items have sold out but catch our back-up options below. 1. DC Super Heroes Little Library from Downtown Bookworks 2. Pop Art Comic Style Explosion Lamp from Zazzle 3. Polka Dot Rug (back up option below!) 4. Exclamation Throw Pillow from The Land of Nod 5. Spherovelo Rider, This Option rocks, too! 6. Pop Icon Night Light from The Land of Nod 7. Ice Cream … Read more

DIY Internet Safety

By Emily. Did you guys know that the average age of a boy (or girl’s) first exposure to inappropriate images or video online is now EIGHT!? Nearly always accidental, we’ve experienced this sad event even in the own walls of Small Fry. So have friends, and family, and each time it’s the same — awful. It springs up all kinds of tears and questions that are of course so important to talk about, but my goal with today’s post is to help that conversation be on OUR terms and timeline. Photo by Christophe Vendel  So, here’s FIVE easy ways you can … Read more

Give Please A Chance: Please Jar

By Nicole, this post is sponsored by Jimmy Patterson Books. My kids are visual learners. If there isn’t something in their face, hands and mouth, it’s hard for them to grasp what is trying to be taught. With Christmas coming, they seem to be getting a slightly more demanding, naturally, but it isn’t welcome. Give please a chance came in the mail just as we started our Please and Thank you Jar. Dash and Sunny each have their own jar and their own pile of felt balls. When they go out of their way to say please, thank you, or … Read more

What’s In My Camera Bag

By Nicole brought to you by Focus Camera, where I get all my camera supplies! When I was 18, my first friend was getting married. I picked up my Nikon film camera and went to work to cut costs for her. It went beautifully and I fell in love with wedding photography. I spent the next 12 years shooting almost every weekend. What started out as favors for friends and family turned into my career. I transitioned from film to digital work in 2005. I always prefer the look of the grains of film over the pixels of digital, but … Read more

Seedling

Seedling - Gift Experiences Not Things

Kicking off our gift ideas this Holiday we knew we had to start with Seedling. You’ve heard our philosophies about giving experiences over things, although sometimes those can be hard to unwrap come Christmas morning! Seedling is the best example of doing this well because it’s a perfect little package that packs fun for your whole family, so we’re so excited to partner with them today! It taps the creative side, fine motor skills, imagination and story-telling and so much more. They recently launched their new line with Disney which of course makes it all the more fun recreating elements of … Read more

Laundry Schedule

This post is brought to you by Maytag, all opinions expressed are our own. By Emily. I think it’s safe to say for the majority of you readers (and us) laundry is a nemesis. The least favorite household task, the never-ending, nagging, particular and finicky job of keeping our family’s clothing clean. What if your washer or dryer could fit infinitely more laundry than it does now. How about 22 towels in one load? I just got butterflies. Exhibit A: 22 Towels:Maytag’s new top loading Washer and Dryer is the largest capacity washer with agitator in the market. It has an … Read more

#WhatULuv

By Emily. These opportunities are our very favorite here at Small Fry and we’re so grateful to Luvs for  sponsoring to making it happen! We reached out to you readers a few weeks ago looking for a deserving mama and boy oh boy did we find one – expecting TRIPLETS none the less! She’s going to need a lot of Luvs and we were grateful to be able to provide some of their Ultra Leakguard with NightLock Plus, because she’ll already be changing a lot of them, making sure that she’s not changing outfits due to leaks, too! On top … Read more