the laundress

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After we did a whole week devoted to Spring Cleaning we heard from lots of you that you hadn’t quite yet found your cleaning routine as far as products go. Usually whatever grabbed your interest at the cleaning aisle is what came home with you. We have totally been in that boat and it has only been since Small Fry times that we’ve all settled on our own favorite products. We’ve got another gorgeous product idea for you today and we think you’ll drool over it like we have been! Say hello to the Laundress!The LaundressWe tried out all these pretty products for the last few weeks and wanted to share our thoughts. First thought of course is how gorgeous they were! Laundress products look so nice sitting up on the shelf and the packaging and branding feels totally luxurious. Cleaning products (like toys) has fallen in the realm of being loud and being noticed on that long cleaning aisle. We love this simple beautiful packaging!The LaundressActually using the products? Another home run! The stain remover system is super cool. Using that pretty wood brush, you can rub it right into your spots to pre-treat, mix it together with their dry bleach detergent to create a nice thick paste, and add it right to your detergent in the wash for a heavy duty load. We tried several other cleaning products and loved the smell, effectiveness and clean use. Everything dispenses evenly and easily which we can’t say for all the other detergents we’ve tried (drip and spills galore!)The LaundressThe scents are so fresh, even down to their Scented Vinegar which is such an awesome addition, vinegar cleans just about anything but the Laundress’ scent addition makes it hard to tell you’re even using vinegar which is welcome progress. These are all non-toxic and biodegradable as well as plant derived and free of Allergens, SLS, Petroleum, Phthalates, Phosphates, Parabens and Chlorine Bleach. So you can happily add it to your roster without worry!The Laundress If you check out their site you’ll be blown away like we were at just how many products they have! Virtually everything you need and some beautiful accessories, too! We love some of these old fashioned extras. Wood handle, thick goat bristles, wash basins and more. We’ll take it all, please.laudnressIf you’re wanting to give Laundress a whirl don’t forget to use the 20% off coupon “SMALLFRY20″ on their site! They’re also hosting a 30 Day Home Cleaning Challenge where you can share your successes and challenges with the #TL30DayClean hash tag!The LaundressWhat is your criteria for finding favorite products for your house? All-natural, trusted brand? Pretty packaging, price?

Bath Time with Mustela

By Jenna.

When I had my first baby six years ago, my sister-in-law gave me my first Mustela bath wash. I had no idea how much this line of products would mean to me many years and a few more kids later. I have never used another line of soaps and lotions on my newborn because I really feel it’s the most gentle on their fresh skin. mustela2We love bath time at our house. I dare you to find a more heavenly thing than a freshly bathed babe! When they’re tiny and so new it can be a scary first experience so be sure to have an extra set of hands for that slippery precious cargo.mustela4Take your time and be diligent when applying lotion on your baby. They may hate it at first but it truly becomes their favorite time of day…and mine too! I find that especially if you’re breastfeeding your babies, bath time can be a great bonding experience for Dad. mustela3I love giving a tiny baby massage. Spending lots of time on their feet and tummies, especially for extra gassy babies. Lolly is fussy, but doesn’t make a peep during this time of day, it’s really our quiet hour that we cherish with her!mustela1When I open the bottle the undeniable Mustela fragrance takes me back to warm baths and soft cuddles with all three of my babies and now it’s the gift I give to all new moms. They’re gifting $100 in products to two winners a day on their Facebook page here! You can also purchase now on Diapers.com — they’re offering 25% off 2 or more Mustela maternity products with the “BUY2MOM” coupon! Click here to redeem, and the offer is good until 5/10/2015!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Mustela through their partnership with POPSUGAR. We were compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Mustela, and as always all opinions are my own.

target [giveaway!]

By Nicole.

Our last giveaway of this #SmallFryMothersDay week is a fan favorite… Target!  If you follow @smallfryblog on Instagram you saw that I was sent to San Francisco to meet up with several brands under Target’s Made to Matter umbrella and they spoiled us all from start to finish! Luckily, they’re extending the spoiling to one lucky reader with a $250 gift card to Target! You can enter at the bottom of this post but first I wanted to share a little bit of the magic that was last weekend.

Dinner under the Golden Gate Bridge:IMG_3777

IMG_3778Hearing inspiring words from CEOs and founders like Mike from Soma Water! Soma is a beauitful sustainable water pitcher that filters and looks beautiful while we’re at it!IMG_3776   We ate gourmet all weekend long:IMG_3779 Took a trolley across the bridge:IMG_3780Reunited with old friends! Ascot & Hart!IMG_3087Sipped on Suja juicesIMG_3784Learned how to cook with CEO of Suja, Annie:IMG_3156Chatted, shopped, and lounged in the spa with favorite fellow bloggers like Liz of Say Yes!IMG_3594Morning yoga with the whole group:IMG_3773

After an inspiring weekend with Made to Matter by Target,I feel rejuvenated and to be honest, ready to take on the world!IMG_3775Now that you’ve seen a taste of what the Made to Matter family has to offer, enter to win your own gift card below! Thank you Soma, Suja, Olly and Made to Matter by Target for the life changing weekend!

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photos by Thayer Gowdy or myself.

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storq [giveaway!]

It could be said that today’s giveaway is for the expectant mama, but considering that all three of us are in various stages of un-pregnancy and have been wearing our Storq dresses around the clock, we can say with confidence, this giveaway is for everyone! Storq is that company that just gets it. They saw a gaping need in maternity clothing and filled it beautifully!Storq Giveaway They produce by the mantra: ‘You don’t need a whole new wardrobe, just the basics’ and their basics are, and we don’t throw this word around often… flawless! Today we’re giving away the whole Storq Bundle – a skirt, tank, leggings and dress for one lucky lady! Enter here and keep reading to hear about how it works.

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You are able to buy a bundle with all the basics you will need in pregnancy in one click (dress, tank, legging, skirt) each item you can buy a la carte as well. Super simple. “Pull it on, layer up, and walk out the door’ The headache of pregnancy dressing is simplified. Storq GiveawayStorq wants to help you feel the most you when being pregnant. No rushing, tiny belts, tiny bows or graphics that refer to being pregnant. Can be worn throughout pregnancy and as your body transitions back ‘postpartum’. They also offer different beauty bundles, again is them simplifying the best and select product to make you feel confident and you during pregnancy: i.e. nail polish, the perfect red lip, and more!

And what is that amazingly soft fabric? It is knit with super sift lending modal, a CO2 – neutral fiber that comes from sustainably harvested beechwood forests, duh. 😉

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parachute [giveaway!]

Today’s giveaway is all about a little peaceful relaxation. And it comes in the form of an overhaul to your very own bed. Parachute is giving away The Venice set – which comes with 1 Fitted Sheet, 1 Duvet Cover and 2 Pillowcases ($299!) as well as a solid cashmere throw ($299, too!) You might be wondering what is so great about these two prizes? Let us illustrate.

The Venice set is made of Egyptian cotton, naturally dyed, combed for utterly perfect smoothness. Made in Tuscany, Italy by makers who have been mastering this art for sixty years. You won’t feel anything like it for the price, and we can’t wait to gift a set to a lucky reader!Parachute Giveaway

The Cashmere throw is a gorgeous and luxe addition to any bedroom and living space. We can’t get enough of this gray color (below!)Parachute Giveaway

You spend one third of your life in bed so of course we want you to have the best! Enter below!Parachute Giveaway

Congratulations to Lindsay K for winning this one!