shark vacuum [giveaway!]

We have one awesome and practical giveaway for you all today! We have suffered through terrible appliances before and we don’t want you to do the same. There is a lot of debate on who makes the best vacuum and while we don’t have all the answers we do know that it is hard to find one system that allows you to clean ALL of your surfaces. We think we found it, and are excited to give it away to one of you! The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away is built to get every corner of your house. You can see a really great in depth review here, but we’ll try and illustrate it for you here, too! Enter below and then read all about it.Shark Vacuum Giveaway
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The Lift-Away technology means that you can separate the hose from the bulk of the vacuum making it super easy to reach ceilings, ledges, and other hard to reach surfaces.

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Like under furniture. Literally this lays nearly flat, super cool! It is also on a swivel so it makes maneuvering it a breeze too!

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sonnet james giveaway [closed]

Congrats to Kelsey G for winning this!

Next up is another perfect Mother’s Day gift from Sonnet James. Sonnet James is all about creating playful clothes for moms. Easy pieces that you can do anything your heart desires in, and all with your sweet kiddos in tow. The film on their home page alone inspires us to no end, and today we’re giving away 5 Sonnet James dresses for your very own. There are so many amazing styles to choose from and they are all made in this amazing thick cotton material. It lays flat, doesn’t pucker, drapes beautifully, isn’t sheer, and is styled perfectly to create one dress that gives you freedom and style all in one. Here are a few of our favorites:Sonnet James 5 Dress Giveaway! sonnetjames

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freshly picked [giveaway!]

With Mother’s Day fast approaching, you know how we love to spoil you all and we’ve put together such a fun week of giveaways to do just that! Each day we have a different prize pack that we think you are going to love and today we have our favorite leather shop, Freshly Picked! We know that it is technically a brand for little ones but we have LOVED the items we’ve picked up for ourselves there. So whether you choose to spend your $300 credit on you or your little ones, we won’t tell. ūüėČ

Here’s what we love and why!



The Carry-All purse is amazing. Such high quality with many details that we can’t live without, perfect pocket placement, easy to access and keep orderly and that leather wears so beautifully! These come in so many awesome color combos and solids but we can’t help but love Blush and Black!

Their Summer Tropics line is so much fun with the botanicals and banana prints. This backpack is so darling and so well made for the inexpensive price point.

Freshly Picked’s t-shirts are so crazy soft we love wearing them when we want to be extra comfy. This print looks great on your guy, your kids and of course, you.

The Catch-All pouch is the perfect size for make-up and personal effects and each one coordinates with the Carry-All which always makes us feel so polished and put together.

And of course the reason we are forever loyal to the Freshly Picked brand Рthe moccasins!  So many ways to spend that $300, how will you ever choose! Enter below!freshly picked moccasins,

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so young inc.

We have so many wonderful readers from up in Canada (hi guys!!) so we are always keeping our eyes peeled for brands to share with you that hail from the country that puts out some of the nicest people we know! Toronto based¬†So Young Inc. teamed up with us for today’s post and we were so pleasantly surprised by the quality of the items we reviewed! Check them out:

NCC_8464The packs are a¬†beautiful eco-linen, but when you get your hands on them they’re actually coated! This means¬†they wipe clean and can take a real beating, they look brand new after lots of use already! We never thought we’d see the day where we’d let our kids take a linen backpack on an adventure outside, so we are thinking the¬†So Young¬†Inc.¬†team is a bunch of geniuses!soyoungHere are some of our favorite designs which come on all three of their packs, the lunch pack, the lunch cooler, and the school sized back pack. We love that you can mix and match or get the whole line for each kid so they know which is theirs. With Summer approaching we don’t put our backpacks away for one second, we love to pack them with snacks and binoculars and sunscreen and take them on our day trips!

soyoung2We thought it would be fun this time instead of just mentioning adventuring, to actually share some of our favorite quick day-trip adventures from around where (most) of Small Fry is stationed in central Utah! We get so many questions from locals so if this is you, keep reading to hear about some of our favorites!

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SilverLake Рa beautiful lake-side walk with a wood boardwalk trail in Salt Lake City. Great for strollers!

The Grotto – A 15-30 minute hike/walk into a waterfall! Perfect for kids and super pretty.

Cascade Springs – a Provo Canyon boardwalk through babbling Spring water!

Donut Falls – another SLC (Big Cottonwood) water fall hike! Gorgeous and the kids love that the waterfall is circular like a donut.

Bridal Veil Falls – easy drive up and park access or you can take the short paved trail. Provo Canyon. Another great stroller hike.

Escalante Trail – Spanish Fork walking hike with amazing views!

Battle Creek Falls – Another waterfall trail in Pleasant Grove, a moderately steep hike in parts but totally doable by even our two year olds last Summer!


Museum of Natural Curiosity, Monte L. Bean Museum (free!), Gateway Discovery Museum, The Leonardo, Museum of Natural History, The Dinosaur Museum all have amazing programs all year round with lots to do an experience! All in Utah or Salt Lake Counties.


Jump On It, Kangaroo Zoo, Lowe’s Extreme Air, Momentum Indoor Climbing (haven’t been but the video tour looks amazing!), Hang Time.

Locals, what would you add to our list for places to head when you want to learn and experience more about this beautiful place we live!

spring sunnies

By Nicole.

We’re back with Zappos today and I am happy to share my¬†favorite Spring sunnies! Adding on-trend accessories is such an easy way to update my wardrobe. I tend to stick to pretty, classic pieces in my wardrobe, but when it comes to accessories I love to take more risks. Here’s what I’m loving from Zappos’ collection and you can check out Emily and Jenna’s picks here!

First, these floral frames from Dolce and Gabbana:Spring SunniesSo perfect for Spring, right? I love to pair these with a Springy top and finish it off with a fresh scent. These sunnies and linen criss-cross top went with me on a cruise a few weeks ago.Spring Sunnies¬† Here’s one more way to wear those perfect¬†soft chambray blues this Spring. Totally loving this trend!Spring SunniesThe next pair I am loving this season is the Elizabeth & James two tone “Crawford” is so gorgeous in person and has gotten me a million compliments already. I love that the colors go with any outfit, and that the white is a soft almost translucent grey so it looks luxe. Spring SunniesAnd lastly, this Stella McCartney pair is so timeless. I know I can wear these until I’m seventy and they will always be chic. I love them paired with a fresh, crisp button down.Spring SunniesAs we said in our last post, we’ve found that investing in sunglasses when you have the right company backing them is everything. Knowing that we have Zappos to turn to with any issues is everything! They are all about providing that “WOW” through their service and it shows. We so appreciate it and frankly, don’t shop online unless customer service is ¬†a company’s priority and shipping is fast and free, both of which Zappos pioneered.Spring Sunnies Maybe investing in a whole designer wardrobe isn’t happening right this second, but¬†we love making these more affordable additions from the fashion houses we love and admire. Check out their crazy amazing selection of Spring sunnies here, good luck trying to pick!

Thanks to Zappos for sponsoring this post, one of our favorite, favorite companies with which we are always proud to partner!