FRYday

Another weekend is here! Here’s what we’re thinking about this week. We’ll see you back here Monday, have a good one!!

EMILY:Fryday

Wearing: Who knew a pair of destroyed denim was such a novelty for a pregnant person. Thanks H&M for not forgetting about the bumpy ladies. I bought both of these and love them! The dark blue was super long, and needs a couple rolls, but the light blue is nice and cropped for warm weather.

Reading: About a 1/4th of the way through this and it’s getting real good. Such a beautiful father/daughter relationship. I’ll let you know how to plays out, but I recommend so far!

Listening: Come Save Me by Jagwar Ma! Such a fun song and perfect for the warmer days ahead. Two days this week were in the low fifties and I couldn’t be happier. Sunroof open, short sleeves. Utahans are known for taking fifty degree weather too far, ha!

Decorating: I never knew how often I’d need a globe with my inquisitive 4 & 5 year olds. After I bought this I have referenced it countless times. Such a great deal, too!

Watching: Broad City is back and I couldn’t be happier.

Feeling: Knock on wood, but I finally turned a corner with my “morning” sickness! I’m almost one week puke free! Hallelujah. It was an intensely long 21 weeks. Healthy food is starting to taste good and water doesn’t unsettle my stomach.

NICOLE:frynic

SWITCHING: I’ve recently axed Diet Coke from my diet. Not completely. Maybe a can a week or so, but, I’ve replaced it with this beauty and a whole lot of water. By some magical miracle the ice stays frozen all day long! Even in the heat of the sun.
RUNNING:  I LIVE in my running shoes, and have created quite the addict of myself. These are the newest and greatest.
ADDING: This fragrance is a favorite of mine, I’ve worn the perfume for a few years now, but have discovered the body cream and fallen hard for it.
VOUCHING: We have talked about this before, but if you haven’t converted… NOW IS THE TIME. This deodorant is a GAME CHANGER! I live for it. Iftact,  I’m almost out and starting to panic! Ordering now!
DECORATING: I have been a life long fan of the Volcano candles, and still am! However a new scent is liberating once in a while. Here is my new go to. Voluspa has lots of wonderful scents, but this is my very favorite. AND, the wax is black and so gorgeous out on the table!
JENNA:
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Wearing:  I’ve been in super sick mode lately so it’s been all PJ’s all the time. I love these sweats with my T by Wang favorite black shirt because it looks like I kind of sort have my life together when I don’t at all. 😉

Reading: I recently started this book which I’m obsessing over. I feel like a generally happy person, but this one gives me even more insight in to what happy people do in their daily life and how it supports then in work environment and psychology.
Listening: Bieber all day every day. I am going to his concert in March and I.am.freaking. Also Serial season 2! And if you were in to season 1 there are updates on Adnan’s case coming through on this season and it’s so crazy. SOMEONE JUST TELL ME IF HE’S GUILTY.
Decorating: I am on somewhat of a self induced spending fast. Not just for financial gain, but because maybe I am a hoarder? Seriously my house is clean but my closest are in SHAMBLES. It’s killing me and making me so anxious. So this week I got a label maker and these bins and plan on tackling my house slowly but surely. Any organizational tips out there or websites to help navigate your home? Any advice appreciated!
Feeling: Rested after our recent trip to the Philippines! It was incredible and I fell in love with the country. But I came back with some crazy bug and mastitis so I’ve taken the week trying to get my Zen back! Glad to be back in real life.
Eating: See above, so nothing. The one thing that has made me feel a lot better is Kombucha which I particularly love with chia seeds…it’s so awesome for gut health.

 

Sudo App

Today we are partnering with the new privacy app Sudo to share a little bit about how their free app can assist busy parents like us, and of course like you! Even though we all three are the best of friends and work in the same business, we all lead unique lives. We each found different key features we love about Sudo and so we wanted to share each of those features with you so you can see how the app fits into your life, too!

First, Jenna!

As many of you know I started working more with my favorite essential oils the past year or so. Hosting classes both online and in-person, doing education over the phone, and working closely with my own team as well as those new to oils. I spend a lot of time on my phone and sometimes feel uncomfortable giving my personal number out to so many people. Of course over time they become like family, but this year I wanted to create a better boundary of myself, and easier way to make “hours” for working, and save my personal number for my personal life. Sudo AppSudo’s feature which creates a new number for you to use for calls, messaging and contacts is amazing! I didn’t have to purchase a new line or carry a new phone, I am loving it and feel so much more confident giving that number out and enjoy the separation between work and personal.

Now for Nicole!

I suppose I’ve never formally announced it, but I am currently single and have been enjoying dating! Currently, not so much and taking a little break (we can catch up more on that later), but even though I don’t use online dating apps, I would be naive to assume that the guys I am set up with or meet aren’t able to access lots of information about me even before our first date. I know my friends are googling them on my behalf, so that assumption is an easy one. 😉Sudo App Sudo‘s ability to create more private accounts on social networks for me to share things with loved ones, to have that extra layer of privacy means so much to me. Protecting my boys is always my number one priority!Sudo App And having separate email addresses, and text messaging allows for dating new people comfortably!

And Emily:Sudo AppI love supporting small business and shops and I remember a few years ago I ordered a pair of shoes from this tiny brick and mortar shop out of state. I typed in my credit card info and the shoes came. A couple of days later I had a fraudulent purchase from a big box store in the same city as that shop, what a bummer! I assume that shops have encryptions and privacy for my credit card information, but having Sudo create profiles for me to shop online makes me feel a little better. They have their own SudoPay for credit card information, real-time transaction info, an email just for purchases so I can keep better track of what is going out and coming in. We created a new profile for my Amazon Prime addiction that took probably three seconds. Sudo AppSo there you have it! Three very different uses for Sudo! You can watch their video here to see even more features and download the free app right here!

The Good Table

I truly love the stage my boys are in right now at 4 and 5, but I will tell you: I miss when they were about a year old and ate anything I put in front of them! That high chair stage where you could give them bites of everything on your own plate and they ate so fearlessly and happily. After about 2 1/2 both my boys took 180 degree turns the other way and became ultra choosy about what they would eat. It was a lot of chicken, quesadillas and spaghetti. Luckily, Hayes is grown out of that and is more adventurous now… we’re still waiting on Callum to come around. 😉 The Good TableBecause they are chicken lovers that is the base for lots of our meals. Another trick to getting them to try new things is to put it on a stick. Seriously, it’s like this magical serving style that overrides their new-food-aversion. The Good Table sent us a few of their restaurant style crust mixes, so I put all my tricks to use for this one!The Good TableI used their Parmesan & Herb flavor and the simple three step process was a breeze. I also loved that the crust also locks in the chicken’s moisture so the chicken was extra delicious.The Good TableThen I roasted inch squares of red and yellow pepper, just until tender and alternated chicken and pepper on BBQ Skewers. The Good TableNow comes the next trick – a reward system! Some call it a bribe, I like to think of it as an incentive. This Eating Adventure printable is great for motivating your kids to try new things! You can predetermine together what the prize at the end will be, print multiple copies for each sibling, even let them pick the stickers they want to use. Whatever needs to be done, right?NCC_0243This photo is not staged – Callum ate and enjoyed this meal. That is all that needs to be said for this review. He’s deep in thought about how much his mind is blown that he likes it. Ha!The Good TableYou can find The Good Table products next to the bread crumbs, coupons galore on their website, and lots of tasty recipe and preparation ideas on their Pinterest page! Thanks to them for working with us on this post!The Good Table

Download the Eating Adventure Printable made by Collected Blog for Small Fry below!

piano preschool

We’re always wondering the proper ages to start our kids learning a new skill or talent. Piano and other instruments are no exception! We had to share this darling kit from Piano Preschool for you parents out there who are looking to get your kids started in the world of music. One kit will cover three months worth of music advantage, formulated by Suzuki instructor and parents of three, the Wollastons. Here’s what one darling suitcase provides:Piano PreschoolIt comes with a DVD and CD for lots of visual and on-the-go learning. Harmonica, castanets, egg shakers and lots of surprises that come into play as they watch the DVDs.Optimized-PP015_Images_Website_WhatsInside1 We did it with the big boys and they were mesmerized! Ever since we hear lots of 1,2,3,4,5 on the piano and it brings an instant smile to our faces. Instead of waiting a full week for lessons we can sit down with them or put the DVD on whenever the craving strikes. Working at our own pace is such a wonderful feature.Piano Preschool As they get more familiar with the piano the book guides them through three months worth of lessons, so awesome! We put number stickers right on middle C so they can always keep their fingers in the correct positioning even when they aren’t working on a lesson.Piano Preschool Really, just having that guided boost is so great as we try to wet their palette and get them more comfortable with structured lessons. We love that it is created for preschoolers, and nothing is assumed, everything is explained and it covers the very basics.Piano Preschool

If you’ve been looking for an inexpensive way to get your kiddos started on their path to musical greatness, check out Piano Preschool! We are loving it!

Lacey Lane

We had to share this amazing Australian brand with you today, Lacey Lane! Each piece has that nod to the past, but still feel fresh and modern. Perfect for the parents who want to dress their little gal classic and sweetly! See for yourself:Lacey LaneSweet little romper shorts (don’t forget matching suspenders!)Lacey Lane Each dress we’ve seen has an interesting strap, neckline or back like this one! It makes every Lacey Lane piece feel extra special. They always take the extra care and interest which we love.Lacey LaneLacey LaneLacey LaneWe also love that with a little accessorizing even the most classic pieces feel ultra modern. Lacey LaneLacey Lane Lacey Lane

Their site is filled to the brim with amazing looks just like these! See them all here!

Catch up on new stock and deals via their Instagram @laceylaneista, Facebook and Pinterest pages!