all things baby

Just peeking in on our day off to let you know about this cool baby giveaway we’re helping to host! Check the fellow hostesses and prizes up for grabs! All these items are super affordable, so even if you don’t win, there’s lots of new favorites to be discovered below!

Meet The Bloggers: 

Pretty Providence

Hi! We’re Jessica and Sarah. We’ve been friends for most of our lives
and share a passion for living frugally. We know you don’t have to spend
a lot of money to have fun, look stylish, eat well and play a lot! So often the media portrays a spend, spend, spend mentality, and we hope that here you will find strength to go against the grain to secure yourself a happy financial (and all around) future! We hope this
blog will encourage & motivate you, like it does for us when it
comes to saving for your dreams.

Our Blog || Facebook || Pinterest || Twitter || Instagram || Google+ || Bloglovin || Feedburner

Over the Big Moon

Hey, we’re Pam and Lisa from Over the Big Moon.  At Over the Big Moon you can find ideas for: traditions, teaching,
playing, learning, organizing, cooking, crafting and anything else that
helps make a house a home!  We love sharing Free Printables, Pre-K Packs
and offering lots of fun tutorials! We’d love for you to stop over the
say “Hi” sometime!


Small Fry Blog

Small Fry is a children’s lifestyle blog run by three mamas where we highlight
the food, adventures, parties, make it yourself fun you can do with
your small fries!
Small Fry is a declaration to ourselves
and to our boys that every moment with them is a gift and also a choice.
A choice to let the magic of childhood find us, and to look for it in
everything we do. If you want to learn more about our purpose and motto, click here!

Somewhat Simple 

We welcome you to THE place for creative inspiration! Get inspired by thousands of projects, recipes, crafts and more, all at! Stephanie is a stay at home mom to four kids and the creator of Somewhat Simple, if you’d like to meet the rest of the team click here!

Facebook || Instagram || Twitter || Pinterest || Google+ || Feedburner || YouTube

A Girl and a Glue Gun

Hey everybody, A Girl and a Glue Gun
is a blog about more than just gluing crap together! It’s all things
crafty–and everything is nice and easy! I like INSTANT satisfaction!
If I can do it…YOU can do it! Come plug in your glue guns and
Blog ||  Twitter || Facebook || Bloglovin || Instagram

Newlyweds on a Budget

I’m Kari and I blog over at Newlyweds on a Budget.
My blog is all about getting the home design you want on the budget you
have. Everyone has a budget of some kind, but we all have Pinterest
boards full of rooms we wish we could afford. That’s what Newlyweds on a
Budget is all about, putting together dreamy rooms without breaking the

Blog || Facebook || Twitter || Pinterest || Google+ || Feedburner

Now, let’s get on to the PRIZE DETAILS!!!
$25 credit to Baby Girls Glam

Welcome to Baby Girls Glam! In our store you will find a
wide selection of beautiful and affordable hair accessories, baby booties,
crochet headwear & more for newborns, baby, toddler and big girls. I love
making fun & unique fashion accessories at very affordable prices so you
can pamper and indulge all the special little girls in your life. Our
accesories are perfect for special occasions or every day wear. Our quality and
custom-made accessories set us apart from others! I Hope you find something you
LOVE! Happy Shopping!

Etsy Shop || Twitter || Facebook 

$25 credit to The Little Bunny Store

The Little Bunny offers a little bit of everything for
babies & toddlers! Unique Handmade Soft Sole shoes, leggings, mittens &

Etsy Shop || Website || Instagram || Facebook

Spits N Giggles Baby Boutique Chevron Minky Baby Blanket

Hi, I am April, owner, designer & creator of Spits
N Giggles Baby Boutique.
Self taught in all things creative with a little help from tutorial friends! I
love the freedom and creativeness that comes from running my own handmade
business. A mother of two little peanuts, G & S and wife to a wonderful,
loving and supportive husband who I thank so much for encouraging me with
everything in life :=) Check out my Etsy Shop, Spits N Giggles Baby Boutique, where
you will find baby blankets, sheets, changing pad covers, lunch bags, activity
bags and more…don’t see it, just ask and I can make it. I love custom orders! I
have a new line of diaper bags and clutches that will be launching in
October….so exciting!! When you buy
handmade you know that you are receiving a high quality product that was made with

Etsy Shop || Facebook || Pinterest

A custom name banner from 22fiftythree 

Welcome to 22fiftythree. A place for one of a kind unique handmade
goods. Specializing in occasional burlap bunting banners. Perfect for a
gift, a celebration, or for yourself. Customer orders always welcome!

Etsy Shop || Facebook

American city blanket from VILLA & LONDYN 

Hi – I am Sabina, the owner and creator here at VILLA & LONDYN. I am
originally from Germany but live now in Michigan. I recently married
the love of my life and could not be happier. I love to make products for women, children and babies. I hope you find something you like in my shop.

If you are interested in custom orders feel free to email me at

Etsy Shop || Instagram || Facebook


$25 credit from Lopella Designs

Lopella Designs was created by me and my mom. My mother has
always had a crafty side to her and when I was pregnant with my first little
girl she made the most adorable carseat canopy for her. It was unique, handmade
and mine! I got stopped everywhere I went with people asking where they could
get one of their own and that is when I knew we had something special. We
created Lopella Designs in October 2012 and love “having” to get
together to create customized carseat canopies! All of our items are unique,
and handmade specifically for you and your little one!

Etsy Shop || Facebook || Instagram

Baby Gown and Turban from Baby Pint

have one vision: style starts at day one. We carefully choose each
fabric for every piece sold in our shop to make sure that each piece is
unique, stylish, and comfortable for your baby. From hip and stylish
baby gowns to fun and modern blankets, Baby Pint has something special
for your little one. Each piece is carefully packaged in a baby pint bag
to make that the gift is truly special. Each
gown is made in the USA with a sweet fabric knit, so it is both comfy
and hip. Fold-over cuffs protect baby from scratches and the elastic
bottom make diaper changes a breeze. The hat or turban will make a
fashion statement right from the very start.

Etsy Shop || Instagram

Winner’s choice of any item from Little Lee Studios

love printmaking!! Childrens clothing started as my main focus but has
quickly progressed to adult t-shirts as well. I am glad I have this
opportunity to share my little creations with everyone. I am taking my
hand drawn illustrations and converting them to be printed on tshirts,
onesies, bags, and whatever else I love. It has been a great adventure
working and building my site, and I am constantly adding new designs as
soon as I can get them posted!
little history about me…I graduated from the University of Kansas
with a degree in Painting and Printmaking. Since then I have shown my
paintings in a few small galleries, worked as a photographer, frame shop
manager and then deceided to pursue my own adventures in business and
opened LITTLE LEE STUDIOS. I got married and had a wonderful little
daughter who had been the inspiration to open this shop. Life is crazy
with my shop, a husband, two daughters, but that’s the way I like it! T-shirt printing is fantastic!!! 🙂 I am constantly working to get my
new illustrations listed online, so check back often to see the new
designs. Hope you enjoy little lee studios!

Etsy Shop || Website || Facebook 

Winner’s choice of any leggings from Little Nugget Noggins

have been sewing ever since I was 3. My sweet Grandma would give me a
needle and thread (don’t know how they trusted a 3 year old with a
needle!) and a wash cloth and I would just go to town sewing the
washcloth! We would spend hours making clothes for my barbies – I absolutely loved it and those are my best memories with her. When I was a
teenager and in my early 20’s I lost interest in it. About 4 years ago,
she passed away and I picked it up again and I have been sewing every
day since. Creating is my passion! There is just something so awesome
about having some cute kid in New Zealand that is wearing my leggings,
something that I made with my two hands! My leggings range in size from
NB to 3T.  When I’m not sewing, my time is spent with my supportive
husband Landon and my crazy 19 month old son Cash!

Etsy Shop || Facebook || Instagram  

$25 credit to So Bebelicious 

Home of delicious baby fashion!
Handmade baby photography props, loafer booties, baby shower gifts,
headbands & more.

Etsy Shop || Facebook

Winner’s choice of a matching beanie and bootie set from
Fiesta Kids Boutique

I design and create personalized baby clothing and accessories with a fiesta
touch, using colorful, fun fabrics and top quality materials, specializing in
coming home baby outfits. The newest addition to my shop are Baby Booties and Beanie Sets and they can be
custom made in any color scheme for a special occasion or everyday cuteness!!

Etsy Shop || Facebook




back to preschool [giveaway!]

Well the day has arrived! It’s on to Pre-K for Quinn and Dash, and the first day of Preschool for Hayes! Their little brothers won’t know what to do with themselves and free reign on all the toys, we’re certain! To celebrate these bittersweet moments today, we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite vendors for a back to school giveaway. Here’s what we’ve got for you:preschoolgiveaway1. Little Duck Organics makes simple healthy snacks that we can’t get enough of. With hardly any sugar to speak of, no chemicals, GMOs and other crazy additives, they’re the most worry free snack to send in those oversized back packs we could find. Win Three flavors of tiny fruits and two flavors of Mighty Oats! Also read their founder and daddy-o Zak’s About LDO page. It’s super funny! Valued at about $20, also you can buy LDO products at Amazon here.

2. Stuck on You makes the most beautiful personalized wooden Homework Pencils for $24.95 and cases that will last from Pre-K to their PhD (we’re all raising future physicists are we not?)

3. Louis B. Boutique is consistently showcasing the coolest boys clothes we can find (their girls clothes are pretty stellar too, although we don’t know much about that!) and we love their Blok backpack valued at $60 and comes in awesome bright colors. Pretty sure if Batman went to school he’d wear this pack!

4. Stamptitude has the coolest custom stamps and the “This Book Belongs To” stamp for $18 caught our eye for back to school. With show and tell, read-a-thons, and workbooks coming out our ears, a quick stamp is an easy way to mark their territory.

5. The Wishing Elephant is a blossoming Etsy shop that was recently featured on Martha Stewart! They’re known for their hysterical costume-like onesies, but we just adore their personalized initial cardigans. It’s like a Letterman jacket for hipsters, for a fraction of the price at $38.

6. If we’re talking about hip clothing, we can’t forget Loola Baby. They launched only this year, but are sort of taking the world of kid’s clothing by storm. Since we don’t have the space to link to everything amazing in their shop, just trust us and head over. Winner can pick either the Shine Bright lounge pant  or the Ivy skirt in Aztec. Both under $20!

7. We’ve professed our love for Joules wellies before, but one more never hurt anybody! Win your choice of a pair of Joules for either a boy or girl for up to $40! Check out this selection, it’s going to be hard to pick!

Okay, now that you know what you could be winning, here’s how to enter.

Leave a comment telling us what you’re eyeing for you own back to school present. (That’s a thing, right?)

For extra entries you can also do the following:

Follow on Instagram: @louisb_ // @joulesclothing // @loolababy // @thewishingelephant // @stamptitude // @littleduckorg // @stuckonyouofficial //

Facebook Likes for Stuck On You // Little Duck Organic // Louis B Boutique // Joules // Stamptitude

Follow on Twitter: Stuck on You // Little Duck Organic // Louis B Boutique // Joules // The Wishing Elephant // Stamptitude

If you’re counting that gives you eighteen opportunities to enter to win, your odds are good friends! Good luck, and we’ll announce a winner and email them on August 27th!


land of nod giveaway! [closed]

Congratulations to Kate Brighthill for winning this giveaway!

We are so excited to be partnering with The Land of Nod on a few projects over the next few months! Every time we “research” their site we all say the same thing: flawless! There is no better place to find beautiful decor for your child’s nursery, expertly curated books for their collection, quirky and darling toys and gifts for every occasion and about one thousand other things that make us swoon.

To celebrate, The Land of Nod is generously offering a $200 gift card to one lucky reader, and even better our friend Jill is giving one away as well right here!

So, can we enter this one ourselves? If so, here’s what we’re picking!

1. Any little girl would love to add this mixer to her pretend play, and we’re certain most boys would love to get their hands on it, too!

2. Land of Nod’s modern doll house is an absolute show-stopper. This outdoor furniture set could not be cuter.

3. Playing house never looked better with this spin cycle washer.

4. This magnetic fuzzy face is getting us all sorts of nostalgic. The perfect gift for those times you just need them to be quiet!

5. Land of Nod carries the most amazing puzzles, all of sweetly illustrated wildlife. This fox is fantastic.

6. Gifting this canopy would make you a shoe-in for best parent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or neighbor.



1. Land of Nod has certainly the best variety of ride-on toys. We love the rocking crocodile, and old school speedster and of course this darling excavator.

2. This rocket block stacker is such an inventive spin on the classic stacking toy.
3. Drums are a risky purchase, but with the proper insulation and ear plugging systems, your boy will be sure to have a ball with these bongos!
4. One thing we were surprised to see as moms of boys, is how much they like to pretend too! Playing house isn’t just for the ladies! This grocery cart is sleek and doesn’t scream “girl toy!”
5. We talk about Land of Nod tents more than we care to admit. We really just want one for ourselves. This striped tent has our hearts.
6. As owners of this living room bowling alley set, we can attest, it is hours of fun and entertainment for the whole family! Great to develop hand eye coordination, and of course a little contained destruction is good for the soul.
So now that you’ve been adequately educated in the amazingness The Land of Nod has to offer, are you ready to win $200 to buy whatever your heart desires?
Here’s how to enter:
1. Leave a comment listing your favorite Land of Nod item.
2. Follow The Land of Nod via Facebook and Twitter.
 For extra entries follow Small Fry or Jillee on any of the following sites & leave comments for each of the following entry opportunities: Facebook (Small Fry / Jillee) Instagram (@smallfryblog / @jillsgoodthings) Pinterest (Small Fry / Jillee) Twitter (Small Fry / Jillee)
You have until May 2nd at 11:59 MST to enter. The winner will be notified by email on May 3rd, 2013. Good luck!

bird a la mode + mini ipad giveaway! [closed]


Meet Hudson! He is the son of Shannon, the brains behind Bird a la Mode a family blog focused on fashion, travel, and love. Shannon put together a spread of perfect looks to help transition Hudson’s wardrobe from Winter to Spring and was so nice to share them all with us! Here’s the breakdown:

Head Phones: CrewCuts; Shirt: Diesel; Shorts: Mayoral(last yr) *similar; Shoes: New Balance


Shirt + Overalls: Mayoral *similar style , Shoes: Salt Waters


Hat: Janie and Jack(old) similar, Shirt: Mayoral *on sale!,  Pants: Tucker + Tate, Shoes: New Balance
Hooded Shirt: Mayoral *red version , Shorts: Mayoral , Shoes: Toms
Shirt: Pumpkin Patch, Pants: Tucker + Tate, Shoes: Toms

To find more fashion, beauty, travel and family life, head to Bird a la Mode!

Shannon brought the most incredible hostess gift for you readers, a mini ipad up for grabs!

6208541_saLeave a comment letting us know what Spring look of Hudson’s you like best!

For extra entries:

Like Bird A La Mode on Facebook!

Become a friend Google Friend Connect,

Follow Bird A La Mode via Instagram! (@birdalamode)

Follow any of Small Fry’s Social Networks for extra entries

(leave a separate comment for each!)

Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / Pinterest

Share the giveaway on any of your own social networks for another entry!

Easy enough, right? We’ll announce the winner April 15 via email, good luck!

newborn essentials giveaway! [closed]

Congratulations to Megan H. for winning this giveaway!

One of our most requested posts is our favorite products for new babies and new mamas. We are so happy to present it today, and even better, this entire $1000+ loot will go to one lucky reader! Keep reading to enter, but first here’s some info on why we love each of these products.

1. Candy Kirby Designs leggings [$38]: We’re just slightly obsessed with Candy Kirby. The designs are spot on and the soft jersey is unbeatable for your little one. We hardly get our newborns dressed out of sleep sacks (see below) but when we do, a soft legging is it!

2. As infants develop strength in sight, a simple mobile with minimal movement is ideal. “Up in the Air” [$66.00] wooden mobile by Petit Collage is simply stunning! See more Petit Collage mobiles here.

3. Bloom Coco Baby Lounger [$350] in orange and acrylic. A bouncer is vital in those early stages, especially if your baby likes to be constantly rocked and bounced. Not only is it vital for their happiness, but if it gets you a few quiet minutes that means a shower! And let’s be honest, with a newborn, a shower is everything!

4. Solids! Such an exciting time in your infant’s progression, we’ve all toiled over the idea of making our own baby food, but where to start? We love Piyo Piyo Baby Food Processor Set [$17]: which is a seven piece food processor for making baby food! Piyo Piyo makes the whole process that much easier. Easier clean-up, storage, and think of all those nutrients and enzymes!

5. You’ve heard all about our love for Honest Co. Now you get to see for yourself – with a diapering bundle [$75]! Honest has created a non-toxic, chlorine-free pulp, plant-based inner and outer layers, bio-based absorbent core, no fragrances, lotions or chemical additives, these diapers are the king for sensitive newborn skin!

6. Mother Tucker Nursing Tank by Belly Bandit [$79.95]. This one is everything we love and need as post-partum mothers and more! With a newborn, if you choose to nurse, it’s usually sporadic feedings, sometimes it feels like those (large) ladies are always out. Mix that with the post-partum pooch (like the most supple cinnamon roll dough you’ve ever felt, aren’t you lucky?) and the whole mid-section area is sort of a temporary mess. This tank makes nursing a breeze, and with that tight Belly Bandit material, it will keep you feeling contained, covered and confident.

7. Little Hip Squeaks makes our favorite swaddling blanket [$44.80]! 100% organic fabric, thick enough to keep your baby warm, thin enough to use as a cover, and cute enough to display on the wall. See the collection here.

8. Little Giraffe makes the most luxuriously thick and soft blankets, but did you know about their hooded towels [$55]? Made with that unbeatably soft Giraffe Luxe material, but just for bathtime. We can’t imagine putting those so-soft babies in anything else!

9. If you’ve ever looked at reviews for baby carriers, you already know that Ergo is the highest rated, hands down. It grows with your child and you can adjust for front, back and hip carrying. We love this special edition version [$145] made for Every Mother Counts – which is an organization devoted to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for all moms in all nations. It’s a truly inspired group and we hope you’ll support them as well! More carrier colors here!

10. Do you remember when Puj tubs launched, and how revolutionary it was? Even all these years later, there still is nothing like it in the market. It makes bath time a breeze since you can set Puj in just about any sink or basin and it molds to the area and keeps the baby protected. The new Flyte [$35] folds right in half even! When you’re done, wipe it down with soap and water and you’re good to go! Mold, mildew resistant and not to mention a lot cleaner than the kitchen sink! No more bending over the bathtub side awkwardly trying to wash your slippery babe!

11. With a baby comes stuff. So much stuff! It seems that baby gear takes over your living space, and with that anytime we can find awesomely designed pieces that look great out in the open, we’re thrilled! Boon‘s drying rack [$14.99] is just that.

12. For those first several weeks, nothing will touch our babies except those super soft sleep gowns. Boys or girls, it doesn’t matter. It’s cozy, makes those frequent diaper changes a super cinch and they just look so sweet! We love Winter Water Factory‘s line of gowns [$32] – check them all out here.

13. One thing we’re fascinated by are how women come to find the brands, products, and systems that they incorporate into their life long-term. Like the mom who has put vaseline on their eyes since they were a teenager, we all have this cool chance to sift through commerce and find our own regimens. Bluum box [3 months delivery service! $75] likes this concept as well, and they curate boxes of new products for mother and baby and send them out monthly. What an awesome way to try new things and find your favorites!

Now, for the real reason you’re here, how to enter to win all this loot! Also, if you’re not a new mama but you know someone who is, you can enter on their behalf as well!


1. Leave a comment telling us about your must-have item for new babies or new mamas.
For additional entries:
2. Like Honest, Petit Collage, Candy Kirby DesignsWinter Water Factory, Puj, Little Hip Squeaks, Ergo, Piyo Piyo, Little Giraffe, Belly Bandit! Eleven awesome companies will get you eleven additional entries!
3. Tweet a link to this giveaway mentioning your favorite vendor (and @smallfryblog so we can see it!)
@honest, @petitcollage, @WWFactory, @pujbaby, @littlehipsqks, @ergobaby, @bluumbaby, @booninq, @bloomglobal, @little_giraffe, @bellybandit
4. Instagram a picture of this giveaway, or your must-have item and mention @smallfryblog so we can see it!
5. Put Small Fry’s button on your site (link to for an additional 5 entries!

This giveaway is open until Thursday February 28th at 11:59 pm MST. The winner will be notified by email and has 72 hours to claim the prize or another winner will be selected.

bloomies giveaway! [closed]

Congrats to Erin for winning this giveaway!

We had so much fun using Bloomies hair accessories for our Five Tiny ‘Dos post below, and we know you will too! They’re such a great addition to any head of hair, perfectly feminine, but never over the top. Bloomies has generously offered one reader a $200 shopping spree from the Bloomies shop, everything in their shop is incredibly affordable and ranges at about $5. Your girl would certainly have the best hair accessory collection and you’d probably have some left over for gifts as well! The best part is even if you don’t win, Bloomies is offering Small Fry readers a whopping 30% off your orders by entering SMALLFRY30!

girls, hair, long, style, easy, bloomies

Here’s how to enter! Don’t forget you can get 30% off at Bloomies using SMALLFRY30

Leave a comment telling us your favorite go-to hair do!

For additional entries:

Like Bloomies and Small Fry on Facebook

Tweet or Facebook a link to this giveaway mentioning @bloomieshb and @smallfryblog

Instagram a picture of your favorite hair-do and mention @bloomieshandmade and @smallfryblog.

Good luck! This giveaway is open until Thursday the 21st winner will be notified by email Friday February 22nd, 2012.


prescribe nutrition giveaway [closed]

We were talking about resolutions the other day, and how inspired we feel to set them, how motivated we feel to start them, and then how demoralizing it can feel when we lose steam a few days in. For the small or large resolutions that really stick, don’t you feel so proud? For Nicole it’s praying with her family everyday, Jenna committed to eating clean and working out (forty pounds gone in the last year!), for Emily it was kicking caffeine (five years and counting!) each while personal and varying, truly improved all our lives. We’re excited to join Prescribe Nutrition’s course this upcoming Monday and hope you will join us, too!


Prescribe Nutrition

We thought it might be helpful for those of you who are feeling motivation to improve your health, or getting to the bottom of a behavior, allergies, mood swings, or other health issues in yourself or your family members, to know about this course! This crazy smart and caring team of women behind Prescribe Nutrtition- MeganKatie and Anna – nutritionists, yoga, spin, ballet barre class instructors, and mothers, who have started the “New Year, New Rules” 15 day course that lives by the adage of teaching you how to fish versus handing you a plate of salmon.

With their in-depth knowledge into digestion and how it can be the root to a whole slew of health and behavioral problems and their solutions of making simple improvements to your diet, you can get back that natural energy that as mothers we all so desperately need. These women know that getting to the root of our health will make all the difference versus trying to treat problems that arise from less than healthy choices. A great example of this is how a migraine isn’t a deficiency of migraine medicine but a possible food sensitivity, magnesium deficiency, toxic overload and then some. Prescribe Nutrition is all about solving health problems at the very root.


In this 15 day course you will have 24/7 access to their team, and they will provide you with a lifestyle overhaul. Here’s what it’s not: a fast, a cleanse, low-carb, low-fat, low-taste, torture or even boring diet. What it is: is fifteen days to a better understanding of ourselves, easy changes to help us kick those nasty habits that hang on our resolution lists January after January. Here is a sample post of the types of meals you will be eating during your course and hopefully forevermore! All certifiably tasty, and healthful! This is something you can do on your own or as a family, and Anna talks all about detoxing as a family here.

This course is is such a steal at $149, and starts January 7th, 2012. You’ll learn in two weeks what takes some years, as well as having two nutritionists at your beck and call (what a dream!). If you’re ready to change your life, here’s how you can win your own spot with Prescribe Nutrition’s “New Year New Rules” course or if you don’t want to risk it use the code “nynr20” for 20% off the course here.


To enter:

Leave a comment telling us why you’re excited to take this course!

For additional entries:

1. Like Prescribe Nutrition and Small Fry on Facebook.

2. Tweet, Instagram or Facebook about this giveaway linking to Small Fry Blog.

3. Tweet or Instagram a picture of you following through on one of your resolutions this year and tag @smallfryblog so we can see it!

Because this course starts Monday the 7th, you will have until Sunday the 6th at 12:00 pm MST to enter and we will contact the winner ASAP, be ready to claim your prize by 7:00 pm MST Sunday the 6th or we will pick a new winner!

This is a sponsored post, for more information on collaborating with Small Fry, email us at


small fry family favorites [closed]

Congratulations to Jess Peters who won this giveaway!

One last giveaway, and it is a good one! We’ve picked our favorite gifts that benefit the whole family and each one would make an incredible gift on its own, but altogether you’re looking at over $400 of Christmas cheer.

1. One of our partners, Bluum is generously giving away 3 months of their popular Bluum box! Each month you can sign up to receive samples of the latest gear, books, technology, gadgets, food, and toys for parents and kids. We’ve gotten a few Bluum boxes so far and they are awesome! Edible crayons? A book on positive parenting. You know it’s good if it comes in a Bluum box!

2. Our favorite return address stamp, customized however you like! We use these of course for all our mail, but you can even stamp your books, movies, or any other lendable belongings. By Banter and Charm.

3. My Quotable Kidbook: kids really do say the darndest things. We’ll be laughing to tears during the day, and then our husbands come home and all the sudden we can’t remember exactly what the boys said that was so funny. It’s good to keep a record, and this book is perfect for just that!

4. Nine Stickygrams! Printing photos is sort of a lost art, but Stickygrams makes it really easy, just go in pick a few of your favorite Instagrams and they’ll send them right out.

5. How far up your family tree can you name? We can’t go very far unfortunately, but Family Tree Kits to the rescue! They have perfected the family tree with this minimal and stunning kit. Remember the generations that have come before you and have a beautiful piece of art displayed in your home at the same time!

6. The Stendig Wall Calendar is our favorite functional nod to the sixties. Each giant page is beautifully minimal, and goes with just about any decor.

7. Ashmae Family Portraits are our favorite way to capture our families at all our growing stages. A hand-drawn and watercolored custom portrait is the perfect gift and Ashmae is retiring these portraits at any minute, so you may very well be getting the last one!

8. Careaboo Luxury Blankets need little introduction. It’s like being wrapped in cool and soft mink, perfect for a family cuddle session.

9. Finally, battle the cold winter months with an indoor/outdoor play tee pee! You’ve seen these popping up everywhere, but Clemmie Sue‘s is the best value you’ll find!

Okay, here’s how to enter!

Are you ready to win?

1. Leave a comment letting us know your favorite family gift you’ve given or received.

2. For extra entries follow Small Fry on any of the following sites & leave comments for each of the following entry opportunities: Small Fry Facebook  Instagram (@smallfryblog) Small Fry Pinterest.

3. Instagram your favorite item on any of these gift guides (or Small Fry’s button below if you can’t choose just one) using and tag us #smallfryfavoritethings.

4. For 5 extra entries put Small Fry’s button on your blog and link here:

This giveaway will close Tuesday the 18th in an effort to get the winner’s loot to them by Christmas. The winner will be randomly selected and notified and has 24 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be selected.

small fry christmas favorites [closed]

Congrats to our winners Iris T and Stacie Rogers for winning these gift guides!

Today we are teaming up with our friend Jillee again sharing our favorite gifts for boys and girls, and we’ll be choosing one winner  for the girl’s guide and one for the boy’s to have delivered right to your door! There are so many of these floating around, so we weren’t sure if the internet could take another one, but it is our most requested post by far, so here you go friends!

If you’re looking for a gift guide filled with great gifts to put on your own list, check out Jillee’s favorite things giveaway happening today, too! Also, check in later this week for another giveaway filled with gifts for the whole family. Now, onto the kids!

First, for girls valued at nearly $400! Whether it’s handmade gifts like the modern Hot Air Balloon mobile, or doll and doorway puppet theater from Land of Nod. Gifts to spark her imagination like the Roald Dahl book set, Ikea Art Easel, Pottery Barn Dollhouse or Melissa and Doug Cookie Set. Add on a pair beautiful J.Crew glitter flats, or the timeless Fjallraven Kanken backpack to help get her where she needs to go!

For boys, it’s all about beautifully designed pieces that can take a beating. Wood toys from Melissa & Doug and Dwell. Sturdy Hunter wellies, the thick canvas Deuz playmat (seen in yesterday’s post), a wood toy airport Plan Toys are all going to stand test of time. For all that energy they carry around we love the Penny skateboard, Kid O Bilibo chair, and Prince Lionheart Wheely Cow. There are so many beautiful books out there, but we love Miroslav Sasek‘s “This is” series that teaches us about new and exciting places.

Are you ready to win?

1. Leave a comment letting us know which gift guide you want to come home with you!

2. For extra entries follow Small Fry or Jillee on any of the following sites & leave comments for each of the following entry opportunities: Facebook (Small Fry / Jillee) Instagram (@smallfryblog / @jillsgoodthings) Pinterest (Small Fry / Jillee)

3. Instagram your favorite item on any of these gift guides (or Small Fry’s button below if you can’t choose just one) using and tag us #smallfryfavoritethings.

4. For 5 extra entries put Small Fry’s button on your blog and link here

solly baby giveaway [closed]

Congratulations to Jessica L for winning this giveaway! It is now CLOSED, but please visit Solly Baby for more!

Solly Baby

One of our favorite things about the blog world is the ability to share favorite things, best practices, and little tips and tricks mothers use. There are a million ways to do just about anything when it comes to parenting, but sometimes it’s nice to hear what’s working for everyone else.

We have our own list of favorites and we are excited to share them with you! We hope you will love the features as much as we do.

We are huge fans of Solly Baby wraps, and the owner/designer, Elle.  Baby wearing is comfortable, warm and safe for the baby, and all about convenience and closeness for the parent, and with the multiple point support, you can comfortably wear it for hours. Some might look at it and think it’s too complex, but after a few tries it truly becomes second nature. Elle timed herself once and had it down in eleven seconds! All three of us have used Solly Baby wraps, and especially after having that second baby it becomes a real life saver! Baby Wearing Baby Wearing

Because we love Solly Baby so much, we teamed up with Elle to giveaway a wrap of your choice to a lucky reader! The colors and patterns are so amazing, we’re sure it will be hard to choose just one.

Here’s a few ways to enter:

1. Visit the Solly Baby shop and tell us in a comment which one you’d pick.

2. Like Small Fry Blog and Solly Baby on Facebook.

3. Link us in a new blog, Facebook post, or tweet.

4. Instagram a motherhood related picture of your choice and tag @smallfryblog.

If you know someone who would love it, you can enter on their behalf as well.

Leave a comment for each entry and we’ll pick at random, announce and contact the winner one week from today! (October 11th at 5:00 am MST.)