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

8 baby carrier halloween costumes

Halloween with a baby and older kids can be tricky! Some parents might split up or have on stay home, but if you’re committed to trick-or-treating as a family this is the post for you! Pushing a stroller is great for Halloween night until you get to stairs, so we’ve found that baby wearing is your best bet for keeping up with your big kids. These baby carrier Halloween costumes are hilarious and so inventive! First you need a carrier. You know we love the Ergo! I have used this nearly everyday of Raleigh’s 4 months. Russ loves it, too. … Read more

Halloween Graveyard DIY

You all know how much we love easy holiday decor. So today we’re joining our easy DIY with Jane.com’s #janetrickortreat campaign! You can see the trick (DIY) and treat (Recipe) each day on their site here, or of course their hash tag on social media!This DIY is great for adding a little festivity to your Halloween party, your decor, a Photo Booth and more! We loved coming up with modern epitaphs. All you need is black cardstock and a white ink marker!Okay clever Small Fry-ers, help us add to our list!! Comment below

modern halloween

Halloween time is just around the corner!  Here’s our favorites lately from around the web: A Modern Kids Hallowen Party How good are these balloons? Recreate the bouquet with these balloons and these letters. Paint Drip Pumpkins in spot-on color schemes. Find the DIY here!Hand lettered pumpkin DIY here.White and minimal messages:Easy purchases to amp up your mantels and party scares: Shop below!

around the house

This post is brought to you by the Quaker Oats Company! All opinions are our own. How is everyone feeling since the back-to-school rush? We’re finally settling into a more easy-going speed and have found that the more prep we do the night before the smoother the day goes in the morning! These  Quaker Chewy Granola Bars have been heavy in the rotation as we pack lunches for our kids for school or when we all need to grab quick snacks on-the-go! These bars mix 100% whole grains (that us moms love) and tasty ingredients like chocolate chips (that the kids love) come in … Read more

Must-Have Blocks!

We tend to jam pack all our Holiday gift ideas in November but realized lots of you are early bird shoppers and these blocks definitely should be on your radar! After we started noticing our boys drawn to these blocks every time we had a play date with our friend we figured it was time to invest in our own sets. These ones are called Magnetic Stick’n Stack and they are for sure the favorite toy around here. As you probably guessed they’re magnetized, clear, colorful and come in a huge variety of shapes. It truly makes for endless imagination … Read more

Must Have Beauty Supplies

E! News recently published their 2016 Beauty Awards. I love that they polled famous stylists and make-up artists for their favorites! I am always curious about women’s beauty routines and want to know if you use these! Love ’em, hate ’em, found something better? Let us know! Ready to hear their winners? MAKE-UP: They picked a winner and a runner-up! Starting with CLEANSER: Cetaphil + Kate Somerville Goat Milk MASKS: SKII Facial Treatment Mask + Shisheido Paper Mask PEEL-OFF MASKS: Glam Glow Super Mud + Natura Ice Lift  SERUM & OIL: Caudalie Beauty Elixir + Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Serum MOISTURIZER: … Read more

Raleigh’s Nursery

By Emily. I haven’t updated the nursery in six years, so it was definitely time for a refresh! Hayes was born and then Cal came along sixteen months later and I honestly wasn’t ready to part with it that quick! Then they started sharing room and there wasn’t any reason to do much to the nursery until Raleigh! All I wanted for the space was to be serene and calming. So we painted it the lightest bone white and some added mixed metallic touches. Gold and copper mostly!Added a Sputnik light fixture, a new grey recliner (mine sold out, but … Read more