FRYday: Nicole Style

Hey guys! We have decided to concentrate each FRYday on one of us individually rather than the three of us collectively. We shop a lot, do a lot of reading, decorating and eating, and have so many things happening in each of our own lives but we think it will be good to focus on one per week so today we’ll kick off with Nicole!Untitled-1

Coffee table books addicts unite. My kids and I have a new love for tennis and it’s now showcased in our home with this beauty. The Stylish Life: Tennis is one in a series of gorgeous books we have!

Some days I want to just keep my sunglasses more understated. These feel simple and classic. Ray Ban is always so iconic, I love it. Here is a new Ray Ban purchase that has been my go-to.

So, I’m not pro, and these aren’t official TENNIS shoes, but these. COME ON! I AM OBSESSED. They are so pretty. Size down cause they are mens. And careful not to drool on them. I love playing in them! Paired with this hat of course.

I found this on sale at Madewell. You cant see it, but it says Nicole all over it 😉 Its available in black and in white,  both on sale, both perfection.

I needed some fresh black sandals the other day for a party. Does anyone else hate buying sandals? They wear out so fast for me wearing them all summer. Anyway, I love these Steve Maddens and its always nice when something is on Amazon Prime and can get to you in 2 days in time for an event. Check these out too. Killer price and so so cute.

I’m super into this navy woven rug and want to buy it for….who knows where? Maybe a new house someday? I’m running out of space!

Which leads me to…

OKAYYY, when some of my very best friends told me today at the pool that they had to look on Small Fry to find out what is happening in my love life, I realized I’m not talking enough about the best thing in the world….MY LOVE LIFE!

Quick update, I’ve been dating someone super wonderful. I’m hoping he isn’t a unicorn, but we aren’t sure yet. At this point he’s still pretty un-real. Just kidding, he is human, I called his mom and asked for his birth certificate, but he’s the best human I’ve ever met. I cant wait to tell you more and show you some pictures. Right now I’m keeping him all to myself while we move ahead! More to come, so stay tuned!!

Thanks for reading! I love our loyal Small Fry’ers!

XO Nicole

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Snyders & Snacks

We have a lot of snack times at our house. My growing boys are always hungry, and as long as they eat their breakfast, lunch and dinner, I’m perfectly fine having snack time in between.

Growing up, my home was the one all the friends came to. My mom was involved in our lives, and was always so welcoming to everyone. She would feed us, and host every one so graciously. Ive always wanted to be just like that.

We have become that house! And I am so happy! We constantly have friends over, it is exactly what I’ve always dreamed. Dash and Sunny have many friends with food allergies, so I like to keep things on hand that I know they can eat when they come over.Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 8.29.42 AMSo, hearing Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels are now made in a peanut-free facility is music to my (and lots of my friends’) ears! If you have kids with allergies or your kids are even in the classroom with kids with allergies, add Snyder’s to the list of safe snacks!Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 8.29.13 AMSnyder’s 100 calorie packs are the perfect little grab bag. The kids love having something salty with everything they eat, and I can’t blame them, so do I!Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 8.29.21 AMWe love getting creative with our snacking. Wrapping cheeses and pickles with meats, and wrapping meats with cheeses is always a winner!Screen Shot 2016-08-11 at 8.29.31 AMWe always have all sorts of things in the fridge to layer, wrap and devour. Always glad to have another snack to add to the arsenal! Head to our Instagram to win a prize pack for your family!

Thanks to Snyder’s for sponsoring this post!

Adjusting to 3!

Adjusting to life as a mom of 3 has not been easy for me. I remember reading a blog post from a particularly popular blogger saying it was no big deal and not hard to adjust to 3 and feeling like a big.fat.failure! Parenting looks different on everyone and while I have my bearings now and have grown to love and cherish my 3 ring circus – it still is never easy! kellyfondots_jennaactiva-5306Here’s a few of my unsolicited tips for transitioning to more kids! One thing I’ve learned to let go of is making everything from scratch for my kids to eat! Whether it’s a granola bar, trail mix, pre-packaged fruit or veggie cups, having them prepared for me makes the biggest difference!IMG_6419

Feeding myself is also something that comes last and it’s not good because I can’t think clearly on an empty stomach! I have a busy life and on top of all my motherhood responsibilities, I work, so it’s nice to have some easily accessible options in my fridge like Activia® Fruit Fusion. They have probiotics and taste delicious. I feel like on the really hard days it’s the only thing I can quickly grab to keep me full and focused. I feel better about using Activia® Fruit Fusion as a snack because of it’s nutritious benefits.kellyfondots_jennaactiva-5304

Second – find help that you trust. For me it was a cleaning lady. Someone that can dedicate a block of time that you might piece together over the course of a week takes so much pressure off me. Knowing I can rest easy, even under the clutter my house is clean. I have a lot on my plate with work as well so hiring myself an assistant has been amazing. Someone to do the tasks I dread and procrastinate, to keep me on task, and be my extra hands makes my work life possible. IMG_6438And as always, working mom or not, we all need breaks. So having someone that loves my kids on call for when I need a date night or have  deadline is so important. Stealing away 10 minutes here, an hour after bedtime there wasn’t feasible for me and I love being able to focus solely on my kids, or solely on work. I find I’m more successful in whatever role I am devoted to at the time this way.

I’m here to say that any adjustment no matter one kid, three kids seven, is tough! You’re dong such an incredible work – so be kind to yourself. Allow simple moments in your day to enjoy peace, quiet and hopefully a little bit of tasty yoghurt 😉

This post was sponsored by Activia®. Explore all of Activia’s delicious fruit fusion flavors at Activia.com!

project juice

By Nicole.

It’s been awhile since I updated you all on the behind the scenes of my life! I’ve been spending a lot of weekends this Summer in San Diego visiting someone special! (Small Fry edit: Nicole is coy, but he’s more than someone special, and we knew when Nicole was crying happy tears with no sad ones that we’d be his biggest fan!) It’s been so fun but a lot of vacation time is rough on the bod, ya know? Eating out three meals a day, even if you are making healthy choices, is a struggle. So when I got settled back at home I knew I needed to reset! Project Juice to the rescue!Juice CleanseI chose to do a two day cleanse. I’ve done a three day once before in the past, and I loved it! But the two day seemed more doable since I’ve been out of practice.Juice CleanseMy experience with Project Juice was exactly what I was looking for! I went from feeling weighed down and tired, to feeling refreshed, clean and energized in two short days! I was reset after finishing the cleanse. Back on top. Back to myself. The energy to be active and the desire to continue again with healthy eating habits!Juice CleanseEach of the juices I chose were picked specifically for my taste and needs. Except the Black Magic chose that one because, I mean, it’s incredible looking! And it was equally as delicious!Juice CleanseI loved being able to tailor the cleanse perfectly to my liking. I enjoyed every moment when some cleanses in the past have been less enjoyable. Feeling like you are choking juice down isn’t the best way to spend three days, right?

mesa, vista, uppa!

By Emily.

I know I mentioned earlier that I really took my time choosing and researching a stroller system this time around. After two kids I had a really good grasp on what I wanted, didn’t need, and wanted to try out. I chose the UPPAbaby Vista System and am actually obsessed with it. Uppa SystemThe first thing I knew I wanted to try was a bassinet. Anytime I saw a baby in theirs they always looked so peaceful and comfortable and I loved the idea of having that restful sleep be more of a portable and mobile option, too! I was right, Raleigh loves it and it goes everywhere with us! Uppa SystemThe bug net that comes with it has been super handy when we’re outside at night or even by the pool, it keeps the splashes out without having to cover him completely up. You can also see how much storage is underneath which is vital for me. UPPAbabyFor instance last week when my kids were too tired to drag their scooters back to the car from the park so I had two scooters, my lawn chair, a blanket, a jug of water and snacks all under there. Life-saver.Uppa SystemAnother feature I was set on with my stroller hunt was that it would be light-weight and easy for me to collapse. I’ve had different systems that were bulky and heavy and it felt okay at the beginning but once my babies were twenty pounds it was torture. Or systems where I couldn’t ever get a grip on collapsing it and would fight with it every time and usually just shove it into my trunk half-closed.UPPAbabyThis one handles so nicely, is super responsive and easy to use. My boys love to help with it and I love that it has so many accessories I can add on like the Piggyback for my older boys to ride on, or the cup-holder.. a must! I love that UPPAbaby thinks of things being multi-functionall like the bassinet stand turning into a hamper.uppa

Parent Organizer // Cup Holder // Ganoosh Foot Muff // Bassinet Stand //  Hamper Liner  // Snack Tray //

Uppa System

Check out UPPAbaby for yourself HERE!

Back To School Fashion – Tops!

Next up in BTS Fashion Week are tops! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites and all a really good prices!tops

1- This great basic is on sale! 2- Pizza is bae 3- Always Do Your Best 4- This sweet little top is too much 5- Perfect for your mountain man 6- So many Star Wars fans over here 7- tiny letterman jackets foreverrrr 8- This flutter sleeve top HAS to be in our size somewhere 9- This darling fuzzy cardigan is a staple for Fall 10- Your boy will be a heart breaker 

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BTS Fashion Week: Lunch Style

We’re trying to process that school starts for us in a matter of days, so crazy! ALL of us will be packing lunches this year with our three big boys in school all day so we’re collecting lunch ideas really for ourselves. So for today’s post it’s all about LUNCH fashion! We’ve teamed up with PackIt and their stylish lunch carriers to show you guys a way we spice up the typical sandwich! Head to our Instagram to win $100 credit and find a 15% off coupon for PackIt in today’s post!11Since we always have a plethora of lunch meats around why not roll them all up! It’s a fresh take on the sandwich and when you layer a dry piece of lettuce first, right up next to the tortilla or wrap it keeps everything from getting soggy! Turkey, pepperoni, cheese, yum!12This Buffalo Check pack is great for boys or girls and the best part of PackIt is that they all self-freeze and refrigerate. The bag should be stored in the freezer overnight to freeze the gel packs.  Then in the morning, you can pack the lunch and it’s good to go.NCC_4802If you’re looking for something bright and fun we love the Viva print! Catch all of their awesome prints here. There’s a TON!Screen Shot 2016-08-02 at 8.43.22 PM

Grab 15% off with “SMALLFRY15” at check out! Thanks PackIt for sponsoring this post!

Back To School Fashion Week – Old Navy Sale!

Today we’re doing things a little different and decided to round up the Old Navy 60% off Back to School Sale! This post isn’t sponsored but we just truly love ON and all the killer deals on quality clothes – and these are next level. So follow our favorites and grab them before they’re gone – so cheap!

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These basic shirts for girls are $3.95!! // Dying over this Boho Tee // Can we get this $10 Swing dress in our size? // Hot Tip: even the toddler stuff is on sale like this darling floral dress // We love ON denim and a trick we use is putting the girl skinnys on our boys! yep! // You can never have too many leggings and these shimmer ones are a girls’ dream // Loving these floral ones too // YOU GUYS $4 tees for your boys! Insane // This one looks just like a shirt I bought for three x the price last year // Cool Graphic T’s // Camo Joggers

There is SO MUCH more we didn’t even scratch the surface so shop the whole sale here and QUICK before it’s all gone!

Shop all Girl’s Sale

Shop all Toddler Girl’s Sale

Shop all Boy’s Sale

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Back To School Fashion Week – Shoes

Next up in BTS Fashion week is shoes!! We rounded up some of our favorites that are also great quality to get you through the school year!shoes-2

NO way your girl won’t freak for these // Love these updated Tom’s from our good friends at Zappos // There are several of these awesome boots in different colors // Cheetah Adidas I mean what more can we say // We won’t ever be over Pumas //  Buying these for sure // These are great both casually and to dress up // Obsessed with these and they’re on the nordstrom sale! // We need a 6 year old stat to wear these! // These New Balances are seriously next level!!

What are you looking in school shoes for your kids this year? Share with us some of your favorites in the comments!

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BTS Fashion Week!

It’s that time of year and we can’t believe it!! This year, like in all the years past, we are dedicating an entire week to Back To School Fashion!! We’ve rounded up all our picks and favorites to make your job easier!

First up, backpacks!

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We all love and own this State bag and it’s so fun to see it at Nordstrom  // This Herschel is such a cute color combo // Love the updated version of this State bag // You can’t get a better red than this North Face bag // Herschel takes it next level with this clean and modern backpack, we want this for ourselves // this polka dot character bag is fun and cheeky // Our boys will die over this one // Herschel again we know but they’re just the best! This one is unisex for sure! // Don’t know about your kids but ours can’t get enough of Star Wars, this bag is a good uncheesy compromise.

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