chalkboard eggs

With Easter being only a few days away we wanted to share a quick DIY that our kids LOVED, chalkboard eggs! We love this new take on the traditional dyeing and as always can’t get enough of the black and white color palette. Here’s how you’ll do it:

Chalkboard Easter Egg DIY

Start with regular plastic eggs, white or colored, doesn’t really matter and Chalkboard paint.

Chalkboard Easter Egg DIY

Coat them generously and then let them dry completely.

Chalkboard Easter Egg DIY

Then let your kiddos go to town with white and colored chalk, if you want more precision we suggest using these chalk pens.

Chalkboard Easter Egg DIY

And how cute are these Clark’s Desert Boots? They sent us some for our boys’ to try out and we’re converted. They’re such high quality and so reasonably priced, too! We love the bright laces on these Tan Suede pair.


Chalkboard Easter Egg DIY

Here’s all the colors they come in:Clarks

And a couple styles we’re loving for girls, too! The Volkin Sandal and the Dance Bee:

Clarks It’s not too late to grab an Easter pair for your kiddos! See all their styles here.


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spring cleaning with zappos

Spring is here and we couldn’t be happier! We all grew up in a four seasons environment, so we can’t help but sort of nest each time a new season is upon us. Clean out shelves, rotate out our thick sweaters for our light weight tees and pull out our sandals. Deep clean, organize, and of course seek out some new items that feel weather and trend appropriate. Today we got the awesome chance to shop for said items with Zappos! You all know how much we use Zappos as a go-to, we have definitely become spoiled by fast shipping times and they are the culprit. Jenna and Emily picked out something they’ve each been eyeing for Spring and here’s what arrived a mere two days later!


“I think everyone comes to this realization somewhere in adulthood and that is that acquiring quality is better than quantity. Normally, each Summer I head to the nearest store (that I am no longer in the target age demographic for) and buy up several cheap pairs of sunglasses. I feel great about it because if they break or get lost it’s no big deal. The trouble is, they break and get lost. I end each Summer with ZERO sunglasses. So a couple Summers ago I invested in some quality sunglasses. Classic styles that have real life warranties and repair options. Just like a big girl! As I suspected knowing I had spent more on them made me extra careful where I set them down, if I left them at the park you bet I was driving back to get them. Keeping them in their case and basically hiding them from tiny hands.Spring Cleaning with ZapposI’ve had my eye on these red lens Ray Ban Aviators forever but hadn’t pulled the trigger yet! Zappos gave me the push in the right direction with their easy 365 day return policy so I could try a couple different sizes on my face. I went with the 58 MM (they measure the width of the frame) with the gold frame.

It was torture trying to choose something to buy myself on Zappos. The selection is incredible and they have so many of my favorite go-to brands. But, I am so happy with these Ray Bans, they’re exactly what I hoped they’d be and I haven’t taken them off in days.Spring Cleaning with ZapposThe red lens changes with every direction you look at it. It looks orange, yellow, deep red, and I love it! They just scream Summer to me and instantly add a little edge to any outfit. I love how flexible they are and lightweight, I can wear them all day without any irritation. I’m sure you’ll be seeing lots more of these babies!Spring Cleaning with ZapposJENNA in FREE PEOPLE:

“For me it’s vital to find clothes that can transition into many purposes. It’s nice to have pieces like this that can do it all! That’s why finding a dress like this one is such a score! Spring Cleaning with ZapposDress it up with a strappy sandal for church, flip flops for the beach or wedges for date night. It’s also comfy enough to run errands in and I love clothing I’m not afraid to be a mom in. And SCORE when a dress is button down which is worth it’s weight in gold for a nursing mamma! This is just what I need for my life at this point.

Spring Cleaning with ZapposI love the weight of this dress, its gauzy and lightweight, but not sheer at all which is another part of its ease. The embroidery is sweet and Springy and I feel like the color is really in line with what I want to be wearing.Spring Cleaning with Zappos Spring Cleaning with ZapposHead to Zappos to get your Spring shopping on! Thanks to Zappos for sponsoring this post, we love love love you.

easter best

Easter is quickly upon us so we wanted to share some Easter Best ideas for you today! Whether you attend a religious service, a fancy brunch or just a backyard egg hunt, we love any excuse to dress the boys extra dapper. First off, the shoes. We all grabbed a pair from Florsheim and can’t get over how smart all our boys look in these classic styles.Easter Best with FlorsheimQuinn in a classic button-up, trousers, a polka dot bow tie (Target is buy one get one 50% off kids clothing!) and the Kennett Jr. Easter Best with FlorsheimDash in a button down, seersucker shorts, a tie, cap, and the Quinlan Jr. — Jcrew is 25% off all these items right now with “HAPPYSPRING”Easter Best with Florsheim

Easter Best with FlorsheimHayes in sans tie in a button down, with a belt, shorts and the Rodeo Penny Jr.Easter Best with Florsheim

Florsheim Easter Best

Easter Best with Florsheim

And how could we forget Lolly Girl! Here are lots of options for girls!EASTERBEST

Tulle Dress // Shirt Overlay Dress // Lace Baby Doll Dress // Olive Sequin Dress // Embroidered Party Dress // Scallop Dress // Plaid & Eyelet Dress // Pink Sheen Flutter Dress // Easter Hat

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sleeping with a bump!

Brought to you by Mattress Firm.

Getting a good night’s sleep while pregnant can be such a bust, we’ve all experienced the tossing and turning, the long awaited deep sleep just to be awoken to head to the bathroom, trying to roll over without pulling a muscle. Mattress Firm feels our pains and they have put together several prize packs to help anyone who is #SleepingWithaBump! Did you know that you should be replacing your mattress every 8 years? Time’s up for pretty much all of us! To enter to win one of three prize packs, all you have to do is post a new or old photo on Instagram starting March 26th (tomorrow!) showing how you attempt to get comfortable: Is it a pile of pillows? A giant body pillow that exiles your partner to the corner of the bed? Whatever you got, with the hashtag to enter to win one of the following:
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Grand Prize: “Sleeping With A Bump” valued at nearly $4000

·         One Tempur-Pedic Cloud Supreme Breeze queen mattress set ($3,499)

·         One Simmons Kids BeautyRest Beginnings Naturally Healthy Nights Crib Mattress ($239)

·         One Coconut Bliss Pillow ($129)

·         One copy of Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood-Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Jodi A. Mindell ($10)

·         One one-year subscriptions to Parents magazine and Family Circlemagazine ($8)

Second Prize: “Dressing the Bump” valued at $400+

·         One $300 gift card to A Pea in the Pod ($300)

·         One bottle of L’Occitane Almond Supple Skin Oil ($44)

·         One $50 gift card to DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse ($50)

·         One copy of Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood-Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Jodi A. Mindell ($10)

·         One one-year subscriptions to Parents magazine and Family Circlemagazine ($8)

Third Prize: “Life After the Bump” valued at $180+

·         One $100 gift card to Lululemon ($100)

·         One Jawbone UP Move tracker ($50)

·         One copy of The Well-Rounded Pregnancy Cookbook ($15)

·         One copy of Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood-Helping You and Your Baby Sleep Through the Night by Jodi A. Mindell ($10)

·         One one-year subscriptions to Parents magazine and Family Circlemagazine ($8)

Mattress Firm Giveaway

CONTEST DETAILS: The contest will run from Thursday, March 26 at 12:00 am ET to Wednesday, April 1 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will br randomly selected by an unbiased third party and announced by Monday, April 6 at 5 p.m. ET


  • Follow @MattressFirm and @SmallFryBlog.
  • Post a photo of how you get comfortable while #SleepingWithaBump on Instagram.
  • One entry per Instagram account will be considered.
  • All entries are required to use the #SleepingWithABump hash tag.

Find all the terms and conditions here.

SoCozy Review

Sponsored by, as always all opinions are our own!

We’ve got some exciting news to share with you on behalf of SoCozy a line of salon formula hair products for kids! We had just commented to each other on the lack of non-toxic hair care products in the big stores we frequent, we usually had to order online and adding one more thing to that list often meant we went shampoo free (or they used mama’s expensive stuff!) for a few days. Enter SoCozy, and at Target, even better!SoCozy at TargetWe found a nice little nest of them right in the regular hair care aisle and were really anxious to try them out! Of course the branding is darling and so clever, with lines like “Cinch” for products that work quickly, “Behave” to tame unruly tangles, texture or cowlicks. And even “Boo!” to repel lice. Even better they reward users for sharing their products with friends with their Stylers program. Everyone’s and influencer!Untitled-1SoCozy at Target We tried out their bath time products, the 2 in 1 Shampoo and Body Wash and Conditioner (called “Berry Whip” — smells amazing!)SoCozy at TargetOf course the number one perk of this line is that it is paraben, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic color, propylene glycol, gluten, wheat and nut free. But the number two perk would be that even though it’s Non-toxic, it’s still effective! Sometimes the non-toxic brands we’ve tried leave a film or leave us making up for it with lots of detanglers and sprays, but SoCozy was one and done!SoCozy at TargetWe anticipated this and even purchased SoCozy’s detangling spray, but didn’t even need to use it! Of course we’ll keep it on the shelf for days we need a quick fix to some bed head or a styling job before heading out to school. SoCozy at TargetWe were able to give an honest review the products selected and be compensated by for this post, you can see all the details on our disclosure page. We love being able to do these types of posts and bring you news on new and innovative products while keeping Small Fry running, and we hope you like them, too! SoCozy products are in Target stores nationwide starting this month!

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