Small Fry Picks: Valentines Cards + Walmart Protest

By Nicole:

Raise your hand if you are still running to Walmart the night before your kids Valentines Day exchange party at school? Im embarrassed to say that some years that has been me! But WHY?! Look at these gorgeous printable and DIYS we found across the web. There are dozens of darling ones, that wont leave your kids feeling embarrassed. Here are my personal favorites! PS you still have 14 days! Lets not find ourselves at Walmart this year. Deal?

One of mine, and Dashs, very favorite from this year is this Star Wars theme, naturally:


Here are eleven more that we are drooling for!


Smores // Deer Please Bee // Pop Up // My Everything //  Lets Cuddle // Cars // You Are A Gem // I Love Cactus // Sending You My Love // Minecraft // Candles //

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FRYday: Emily

I am currently typing this sitting on the floor surrounded by boxes — moving day is here! We sold our house and it closes in a couple days, so we took advantage of the overlap with our new place and started moving in early! I have been pretty quiet around here about plans and I promise to share as soon as I can! Things have been rolling, however slowly, but they are moving in the right direction, so that is exciting!fryday


So let’s get right down to it! You saw on Instagram that we went skiing for my birthday. Had a lot of questions about my ski pants! You cannot beat this price ($30??), and while they didn’t stay perfectly dry (but let it be known I spent a lot of time on my butt thinking I could hit jumps like I used to) I was super happy with them.

Next I picked up this sunglasses case and love it! I had all my sunglasses rolling around in my car and getting ruined and feel much better about this system. // I have employed the rule that if I want something new I have to sell or donate something first. I have enough stuff, you know? Trying to figure out which pair of bootiesI can part with to make room for these. Such a great Spring addition!!

We have a trip to San Diego coming up in a couple weeks and I am praying for some high temps. I love the look of One Teaspoon shorts and bought these with good faith, don’t let me down SD!

READING: Since my last Fryday — A Man Called Ove (so sweet and charming and reminded me of my husband and his brother) and also Where’d You Go Bernadette? I know it’s old news, but I love love LOVED it. I also read Daring Greatly which I talked about in my end of year wrap-up, but it changed my life. You can read why here.

WATCHING: We watched a ton while we packed, dejunked and rested from packing this past month. The OA. Just so weird, but I ended up weeping, re-watching, and weeping again at the end. I don’t even recommend it because its that weird, but the pay out at the end was really beautiful. Also Black Mirror if you want to turn your world upside down and make you want to destroy all technology.

LISTENING: Lately – Bahamas (listen to Waves to start), Hamilton Leithauser (1959), Wild Belle (Love Like This). And when I work out, Salute by Little Mix. I am certain if the women’s march would’ve had a choreographed flash mob to this it would’ve blown the roof off. 😉

DECORATING: Oh heavens, anytime you move to a new space it’s like nothing fits or works how it did in your old place. I am sure I’ll have lots to share as we get more settled. For now, new dining chairs, a perfect bench for getting shoes on, more light for dark nooks and those pillows I WON’T STOP RAVING ABOUT!

FEELING: My mom is into numerology and said 2016 was all about endings, big ones. Painful and exciting. Closing chapters, burning bridges. 2017 is about new beginnings and chances and opportunities. I think from what I hear from my friends online and off, that has been wildly true in huge and small ways for most of us. On the very last day of the 2016 we sold our house. The very first day of 2017 we put an offer on a lot. So far numerology is onto something! Happy 2017, may the bridges we’ve burned light the way!

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Recycle Those Candles

Doesnt it just irk you when your beautiful, delicious candles come to the end of their wick life? Im am a candle fiend, and waste so much perfectly good wax with the ending of each candle. I finally found a way to maximize the candles life! This simple trick will buy you hours more candle time. Ready? Here is what you need to start:


1. Your used candle. 2. A small shallow pot. 3. An unused birthday candle.

Most likely you already have all of this sitting around the kitchen.

Next, fill the pot with an inch or so of water.


Then set the candle into the water and place on the stove. Bring to a boil.


Once the wax melts about half way (as shown above) remove from stove and heat. I recommend NOT letting the wax melt all of the way, as the next step will take much longer.


Take one birthday candle and stick down into the wax.Since the wax wasnt fully melted, it should be stable enough to support the candle until cooled. If your wax was fully melted, you may need to stand holding the candle until the wax around it hardens enough to candle up.

And boom. When the wax is hardened, light the candle as if it was the original wick of the candle. It will burn as good as new until you’ve burned that candle silly. No more wasting perfectly good wax!

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40% off!!

Listen up! This sale is SO GOOD and ends tonight….40% off site wide!!! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite Women’s fashion in the widget below and will be back later this afternoon with our favorite from kid’s! Shop while the shopping is good!!

Let us know what you got!!!

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