babyganics [giveaway!]

You all know of our love for Babyganics – check out how we use their products for everyday cleaning, when our kids are sick, and today we’re sharing a little bit about a new product they launched, their Daily Lotion + SPF! Once you’re done reading don’t forget to enter to win $100 gift card to Target where one lucky winner can shop all of the Made to Matter brands, and this Daily Lotion + SPF that is exclusive to Target! Babyganics Giveaway

One thing we tend to forget when Summer is over, is that our kids are still being exposed to sunshine. Novel thought, right? But, really sending them and ourselves outdoors can still cause a burn, especially as our pretty base tans start to fade. We love that Babyganics new lotion has SPF in it, but doesn’t smell like sunscreen at all so our kids don’t even flinch when we lather them up. If they put up a fight let them lather you up, too!Babyganics Giveaway We have a couple super sensitive skinned boys over here, Callum being one of them. His skin has a slight rash in certain places and lotions actually burn him sometimes. This is so gentle he doesn’t mind at all, and having the SPF 15 built in not having to lather him up twice is amazing! Babyganics is plant-based, non-allergenic, and being at Target makes the switch so easy! Their product line is growing by the day it seems, check out all their offerings at Babyganics.com — (Cal’s tank is from Little Edge Threads)Babyganics GiveawayIf you needed any other reason to try it out, Babyganics has teamed up with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer to help raise awareness and money for research in the fight against pediatric cancer. Portions of proceeds will go toward this important cause! Babyganics GiveawayReady to enter to win the $100 Target Gift card? This card will not only help you stock up on Babyganics but other favorite Made to Matter brands like Happy Family, Boom Chicka Pop, Zarbees, Hylands, Justins and Kind Snacks.Babyganics GiveawayENTER!
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confetti art

By Emily.

My 5 year old Hayes is “project” obsessed. He loves working on things together whether it’s making cookies, folding towels, or art projects. It brings him so much joy I am always brainstorming fun and easy projects he can handle and we can tackle together. Cal usually ends up joining too, and I feel like the best mom in the world for a few minutes. Here’s an easy one we whipped up recently, confetti art!

Confetti Art Here’s what you’ll do:

First, you can always buy circular tissue confetti online. As usual I didn’t plan ahead so we ended up cutting out our own circles. Fold up your tissue a few times and you’ll get lots of circles per punch. We used a 1 inch circle punch and it was a great scale.Confetti ArtThen once you have your circles, let your kiddo arrange the circles on the page. They’re floaty little guys so avoid air vents and fans. 😉Confetti Art

Then once they’re arranged how you like, take a spray bottle of water and mist over the pieces soaking them to the page.

Confetti Art Let it dry just a bit, but not totally. They should all stick pretty good so you can transport your page to a frame!Confetti Art

Place it in a frame of your choice and make sure you secure it tightly so it’s right up against the glass.

Confetti Art Then you’re done! You’ve got a beautiful and graphic piece of art for your wall and it was made 100% by your sidekick and partner in crafting crime.Confetti ArtFind all our kid art ideas right here.

 

fall hats!

By Nicole.

Yes, I’m still talking about my love for fall fashion. And I’m no where near through. I wear hats all year long, to block my face from the sun in the summer, to keep my head warm in the winter, but in the fall, it’s mostly just because I love a good fall hat! Here are my favorites that I have purchased for this fall for me, and for my kids. Note, these kids hats are totally unisex! JUST as cute on the little girls as the boys. And if you are with me, doing the kids hair every morning for school is sometimes a headache. This way not only are you hiding their bed head, but you appear to have made EXTRA effort in topping off their day’s get-up.

Mom:Fall Hats for Mom

 

Knit Beanie // Biltmore //  Wide Brimmed Felt // Quilted Baseball // Urban Outfitters always has a great selection of trendy hat styles, this wool panama hat is on sale, too!

 

Kid:

 

Fall Hats for Kids

// Knit Beanie // $6.99 Five Panel Hat! // Classic Baseball Cap // Perfect Fall Herringbone Five Panel

FRYday

Happy weekend everyone! We’ll be spending the next several weekends working hard on hosting a party with our friends at Munchkin and June & January in NYC! We’re so excited to go back and sourcing a party from across the country should be interesting. If you’re a party vendor or NYC local shop, we want to hear from you, email us! And, as usual, here’s what’s on our minds this week.

NICOLE:FRYday

Wearing: Loving oversize lately. Picked these up and loving both! Madewell has got a hold on me this fall  Button-down / Oversized Tee

Decorating: Love this sleek chair addition to my living room! Two of them side by side.

Such perfect sent this candle, its feminine and so sexy. You NEED this.

Listening: Out of Frequency! Just keeps me and the kiddies dancing.

Reading: This article Jenna sent me. Over and over! Cause hey, I’m a mending and confused woman.

Worrying: Like so many of you, my 5 year old is off to kindergarten. He suddenly looks so mature, tall, handsome, and grown. It’s breaking me up inside.

JENNA:

Target Summer Sale

Wearing: We’ve still got a few months of warmth in us and Target’s shoe clearance is full of sandals (and even some boots!) Check them all out here.

Worrying: I have a lot of work things happening in the next couple weeks and I’m stressed as always about juggling it all! Sometimes having a mom or sister close by would really be nice, but I always find it just forces my husband and I to work together more closely!

Anticipating: Our Juder-Pop’s birthday!! On Sunday he turns 4!! And since we only do Disney SoCal style (a few hours a time at most) I thought it would be fun to do the real deal and stay at the grand Californian Hotel! The kids are gonna FREAK. Andrew and I are all about buying experiences for our children vs. gifts. (And for the record I found a killer deal on Park Savers.)

Watching: RHONY, duh. The reunion was too good and I’ve been DubSmashing the one-liners to my friends all week.

Eating: We had the opportunity to stay at Terranea Resort for a couple days and am looking forward to staying there again representing Small Fry with our Orbit Fam next weekend! (Spoiled.) I can honestly say I’ve never had better food at a resort. Sometimes the hotel service is so good while the food lacks, and that’s definitely not the case at Terrenea. Everything is good, but if you’re ever there be sure to get the Burrata burger from Nelsons, chocolate chip cookie from Sea Beans and the filet at Catalina Kitchen.

EMILY:

FRYday

WEARING: I wanted a pair of oversized thick matte black framed sunglasses (how’s that for adjectives) for awhile, but couldn’t seem to find what I was looking for! Trust me, I am a deal hunter so these wouldn’t have been my first choice, but nothing held a candle to them so I made the splurge. The oversize feels edgy and not too tame, and matte black looks so luxe, I’m ruined! Get rid of all my glossy sunnies and bring in the matte, please. They’re so classic and I am sure I could wear them for decades, assuming I don’t accidentally leave them at Del Taco per the usual.

READING: The sweetest reader (hi Whitney!) recommended Making Babies to me and I have been overwhelmed with how many different things I can try to help get baby #3 cooking, I was feeling like I was starting to run out of options. Anyone else read it? (Sidenote: What do I do if I fit in multiple categories?)

LISTENING: My family is largely LDS and we’re reading the Book of Mormon (similar and read in tandem with the Bible) together in 90 days, it’s an aggressive schedule for me so it’s allll about the CDs in the car, in my laptop, but full of great things that remind me of the type of person I want to be. You can get a cheap download here.

DECORATING: One of my favorite Small Fry stories was in our earliest days we made a list of brands we loved and wanted to work with and Roxy Marj was on the top. Nicole drove up to her house to get these coloring pages for a post. The way Nicole tells it is hysterical because the kind RM folks probably thought we were insane. Still obsessed with Roxy Marj years later! This pennant is the perfect addition to my boys shared room and every baby needs their Tiger Skin rug. 😉

WATCHING: Watching RHONY too, Jenna. So glad Bethenny is back, she’s the reason I started up again. That spot-on Dorinda impression makes me roll.

FEELING: All of it. My boys are starting their first year of preschool and kindergarten respectively. I can’t get back those early baby days, they’ve just evaporated into thin air it seems! It’s a completely new stage of parenthood and those free mornings to myself are a constant reminder that a baby would be a welcome blessing at this juncture. Trying to stay in a grateful space and take advantage of the ease that goes along with having two older boys!

disneyland + parksavers.com [giveaway!]

You all know how much we love Disneyland, and try to go as often as we can! Unless you’re a resident like Jenna and have season passes, you know how expensive a Disney trip can be! We love and use ParkSavers.com for this reason. Anyway we can cut costs makes the trip that much more enjoyable in our eyes! So today, we have teamed up to offer one lucky winner TWO 2-Day Hopper Passes to Disneyland!

2 Two Day Hopper Pass Giveaway!

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And to remind you of the magic that awaits — some of our favorite DisneyLand snaps!
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Thanks to ParkSavers.com for this fun giveaway!