All I Want for Christmas

By Emily.

Last Christmas I was pretty pregnant and in tears complaining to Russ about our mattress.  It was expensive and THE WORST. We had it for probably 8 years and it looked like the tetons with its sinking sides and peak in the middle. I was ready to get a new bed that very day, but my conservative spender husband said he’d only be okay with such a purchase if we researched all options. So we did! For a year we read, tested, asked around, saved up, when finally we decided! I thought any of you out there on the same hunt might like a recap, so let’s go!

But, first, here’s me being super cool posing on my new bed:Intellibed ReviewThe mattress we were on last Christmas was a pillow-top and we knew how that ended up. 😉 So our research began with memory foam. It feels amazing at first, but here’s what I learned with reading up.

  • Foam breaks down quickly (as much as 25% in the first 2 years)
  • Foam compresses and creates painful pressure points and uneven wear
  • Some foams can contain toxic chemicals

Intellibed ReviewThat brought us to gel bed options, and at this point we had slept in an Intellibed at my mom’s Bed and Breakfast The Yardley Inn & Spa in Manti, UT (so cute, if you’re around you gotta stay there!) We loved the Intellibed I knocked their door down to get a review and discount set up for you guys and so gratefully they agreed! (Use smallfry10 for 10% off!)Intellibed ReviewSo here’s what I LOVE about the Intellibed, we went with the Posture Perfect King size:

They have a 30 year guarantee. Our last mattress lasted around 4 years and that was 3 longer than I wanted to keep sleeping on it. So I figure with the guarantee you’re paying pennies a day to sleep on the Intellibed. And then on top of that they do financing options too, which made the investment feel less daunting to me.

After a month of use (it arrived the end of November and yeah right I wasn’t going to wait until Christmas to sleep on it!) I am obsessed with it. It is incredibly comfortable. Since there’s no compressing of foams or pillow-tops you sort of perch on top of the bed,  and it has relieved all my normal pressure points. My posture is better than ever, and I had the worst posture to begin with, and my back just doesn’t hurt when I wake up like it used to. The first handful of days sleeping on the bed both Russ and I were weirded out, it’s a different sensation when you’re used to your tetons bed, it’s not like settling in and getting cozy, it’s an entirely different experience, but one that has improved both our sleep and our back / hip pain.

Temperature cooled — you know the other side of the pillow? That cool refreshing feeling? This bed stays cool all night which Russ LOVES and I never knew I needed it, too!

Another huge selling point for us was that its non-toxic and emits no off gassing. Intellibed has done both their own research and pulled from others and has found that the toxins released from typical mattresses’ off-gassing is attributed to both Autism and SIDS. All three of my boys would end up rolling on their tummies and it freaked me out with the link to SIDS. Eliminating off-gassing gives me so much more relief knowing I can’t always control when they roll not heir tummies but I can control the chemicals and toxins that they might be inhaling while they sleep! I have heard they’re selling crib mattresses THIS YEAR and I can’t wait to grab one. Intellibed ReviewThese are just a few of the reasons, you can read all their features and benefits right here! As always ask me any questions you might have, I know an investment like this can be overwhelming, but I am truly so happy with ours and our decision to go with Intellibed would’ve happened regardless of their willingness to partner up! If you’re looking to buy for you or your kids use Smallfry10 for 10% off! xo- Emily

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SF Weekly Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!!

We are SO excited to start a new feature here where we do a weekly deal! We want to keep you informed of the best of the best of sale deals online so we will be combing through deals through the week and debut it weekly here on “The SF Weekly Wednesday.” So now you don’t have to do the work, you can trust that we’re posting the BEST we could find! Sometimes it will be fashion, home appliances, housewares…whatever we love that is bringing you the best value.

First up is the Anthropologie Tag Sale. This thing is unreal and new items got listed last night so it’s really exciting and there is still availability. We combed through hundreds of items to find you our favorite picks, all of which are 40% off or more! All you have to do is click the images to be taken to the item OR use the list on the bottom. Also don’t forget to hover the side of the images to see ALL our picks!

Happy Shopping!

Gloverall Greer Bomber
Anthropologie Metallic Dot Sweatshirt
Lena Bernard Premia Pearl Collar Necklace
Miss Albright Dennis Mule Shooties
HD in Paris Cecily Lace Dress
Carolina K Nepeta Top
Lilka Embroidered Gauze Jumpsuit
Sleeping On Snow Rosay Sweater & Slipdress Set
Penelope Chilvers Velvet Chelsea Boots
Vanessa Virginia Phinney Top
The Cashmere Collection by Anthropologie Sheffield Cashmere Turtleneck
Tracy Reese Eudicot Silk Maxi Dress
Weston Deka Top
Farylrobin Tessa Velvet Heels
Zero To Sky Fringed Lace Tunic
Lenora Dotted Vera Pumps
Hei Hei Chevron Faux-Fur Vest
Sleeping On Snow Faroe Off-The-Shoulder Sweater
Ne Quittez Pas Cultivar Embroidered Denim Blouse
Harlyn Oro Sequined Joggers
Pilcro Serif Mid-Rise Cords
Delfi Atlantica Pleated Slip Dress
Deletta Amanna Lace Top
Angel Of The North Chauvet Cardigan
Ghost Civray Printed Wide-Legs
Pilcro Serif Mid-Rise Printed Cords
Hei Hei West End Bomber
Paul & Joe Sister Foxford Plaid Midi Skirt
Ghost Mantua Trench
Caroline Kaufman Ruana Scarf
Elevenses Cropped Boucle Wide-Legs
Eva Franco Lauria Coat
Ghost Montreal Jumpsuit
Tryb Textured Tassel Coat
Anthropologie Apres Beanie
Anthropologie Artisan De Luxe Ultra High-Rise Boyfriend Jeans
Ne Quittez Pas Embroidered Denim Mini Dress
Seen Worn Kept Barrott Velvet Off-The-Shoulder Dress
Sleeping On Snow Neves Off-The-Shoulder Pullover
Plenty By Tracy Reese Dorchester Cape
Sunday In Brooklyn Sequin-Striped Pencil Skirt
Lucy Paris Poisat Sequined Halter Dress
Knitted & Knotted Wool Dropwaist Dress
Cloth & Stone Emrie Embroidered Buttondown
Pilcro Script High-Rise Cords

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New Balance // J Crew

By Nicole:

Happy New Year. We all started working out again on Jan 1, right? You caught me, I didnt. But I DID start buying new gear to hopefully motivate me to get in better shape in this new year.

I am really impressed with this J Crew // New Balance collaboration. I live for things like this. Two brands that I already love coming together and making magic!

I spotted this collaboration shopping at the South Coast Plaza on New Years Eve and stopped dead in my tracks. I LOVE IT and wanted to share it with everyone!

Here are some of my favorite looks for women:

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White Jacket // Color Block Crop Top // Navy + Red Color Block Crop Top

Black Leggings // Striped Leggings // Color Block Leggings

Navy Sneakers  // Red Sneakers // 620 Sneakers 

ALSO, check the sneakers for Crewcuts, also by New Balance for J Crew.

 

 

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DIY Internet Safety

By Emily.

Did you guys know that the average age of a boy (or girl’s) first exposure to inappropriate images or video online is now EIGHT!? Nearly always accidental, we’ve experienced this sad event even in the own walls of Small Fry. So have friends, and family, and each time it’s the same — awful. It springs up all kinds of tears and questions that are of course so important to talk about, but my goal with today’s post is to help that conversation be on OUR terms and timeline.kidsafeinternet

So, here’s FIVE easy ways you can filter out those inappropriate images and videos, you don’t need to be computer wiz or anything!

  1. You can filter any computer or device that uses your internet right at the router all at one time! There are lots of programs, free and for a fee, and I have tried a few! This is not sponsored, but Disney Circle still stands as my favorite. It is easiest to use and has had no glitches in the last year I’ve had it! It has limited WEBSITES pretty perfectly. They sent them to us to try awhile ago and I am so glad to have it. It is so user friendly, if you can download an app onto your phone you can install the Circle. (I’ve also tried Open DNS, K9 and a few others, Circle beats them all, its that tiny little white square, super sleek and minimal!)71sral1njol-_sl1300_
  2. PHONES now have parental settings built right in! For instance on the iPhone you can create restrictions that only you can change with your own password (different than the one you use to unlock the phone.) I wrote out all the steps right here! If you have Android here are those steps! Both super easy and they filter websites, age limits on apps and more!
  3. Just because you have a filter on your computers and phones there are still a few holes. You still need to set filters within sites that you use everyday, your search engine of choice especially. So if you use GOOGLE, here is how you’ll do it. This will make sure if your kids are searching for something that adult content won’t show up as an option in either the website list or image search.
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4. YOUTUBE. YouTube is all our kids’ favorite, but I am sure you’ve all come across something you wish you hadn’t on YouTube.

(Kinder egg toy reviews? JK) So I always suggest downloading the YouTube Kids app in place of the standard one, which filters for you. But, if you use YouTube on your computer you still need to change the settings! So, here’s picture steps for filtering YouTube on your computer and phone!

5. Streaming Services. If you use Netflix or something similar you can create profiles for your kids so adult content doesn’t even show up in their searches. Just log in on your account on a computer and create a profile for them! Then when you give them the remote you can be sure they’re on their profile to begin with.screen-shot-2017-01-09-at-8-01-50-am

I could go on all day, but here are 5 quick ones that will give you some peace of mind! I am no expert and I am sure there are loads of great ideas that I haven’t even thought of, so if you have things that have worked for your family, let us know in the comments!