SF New Baby: Orbit Giveaway

Welcome to our first giveaway for #SFnewbaby giveaway! Today’s giveaway is for an Orbit Baby G3 Third Generation Infant Car Seat and Stroller System valued at $980.00
orbit + small fry giveaway

This car seat stroller system duo used by the author of today’s Birth Story, Dani! You’ve gotta see Orbit’s innovative features in action (check out this short clip for a taste of what it can do.) Our own Emily used this stroller with both of her boys and loved it. The round base makes taking the seat in and out of the car and changing direction on the stroller a breeze! The stroller is smooth as butter and takes bumps and curbs like a champ. It is truly a new baby luxury and a necessity!

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happy valentine’s day! [2014]

We hope you all have a wonderful Love-filled weekend. We hope you get lots of cuddles and kisses from your little ones and a nice dinner with your love or loved ones. We love you all! If you need some last minute help, here’s some of our favorites:
Small Fry Favorite Valentine's Posts

3D Smooch Strand // Babushka free printable Valentine’s // Paper Bag Puppets // Hi-Chews Valentines Printable // Love Pennant Flags // Red Velvet Rice Krispie Arrows // Superhero Mask Printable Valentines // Tie-Dye Love leggings

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So much business to discuss this week! Bear with us:

We’ve been featured on Kristen Duke’s Decorating With Pictures series before, and it’s such an awesome series with peeks into dozens of your favorite bloggers homes, and how they incorporate their loved ones into their decor! Don’t miss it this year, it’s got crazy giveaways going all month along with it too!Blogger home tours

Locals! We’re hosting a Kickee Pants pajama and lounge wear sample sale! For those of you who have Kickee in your life, you already know, they’re the softest most silky amazing pajamas out there. Our boys love and live in them and we’re excited to host this sample sale next Thursday February 20th from 11 am – 2 pm. Everything will be below wholesale costs and super cheap. We’ll also have a ton of giveaways going on throughout the event from Kickee and the nearby shops at Riverwoods. We’ll be set up inside the Provo Beach Resort so come shop, and then stay and play with your kids!

Kickee Pants Sample Sale

Lastly, how many times can we share this before we lose you all as friends? Hopefully at least one more. Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers!

We’ll see you next week, we don’t want to over-hype it, but if you remember last year’s Newborn Essentials giveaway, it was crazy and crazy awesome. We’ve teamed up with dozens of industry leaders and our favorite bloggers to blow last year out of the water! Check back each day for a killer giveaway and a touching birth story. We. Cannot. Wait! See you then.

lovebots

One last love-themed project before we the big day tomorrow! LOVE BOTS! Save your next online shopping score’s box and you can make this one in five minutes or less.

love bots made out of a a cardboard box

Grab some duct tape, scissors and your box and you’re ready to go! Cut out a hole for your kid’s head and arms, serated knives work best for this part, then time to decorate! The best part about striping with duct tape is that it looks precise and clean with minimal effort. Start at the top and work you way down alternating colors. Then grab a contrasting color to add a little heart and time to play!

love bots made out of a a cardboard box

What’s that you need more robots? Sure thing:

robot finds for your baby

1. Robot Mobile in eco plastic via DasWoodDesign on Etsy. 2. Robot sleep-sack via Gap. 3. Printable DIY Robots from Caravan Shoppe 4. Two piece Robot PJs via Gap 5 & 6. Two onesie options via Old Navy here and here. 7. Robot plush toy via Smallable 8. Robot Dress via Stardust Kids 9. Robot Rug via Kohl’s 10. Robot pillow via Land of Nod 11. Robot bedding via Sheldon. 12. Robot Backpack from Amazon.

Is it just us or every time we see a robot we’re singing “Our mental synchronization can have but one explanation…”? Spring, come quick!! We gotta get outside more.

Heart-Shaped Pitas with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

We have a gorgeous easy recipe just in time for Valentine’s Day! Our kids love hummus so we’re excited to see how to make it at home! Welcome, Oh So Delicioso!

“Hi Small Fry readers! Aubrey here from Oh So Delicioso. We are a cooking lifestyle blog sharing recipes, cooking tips, holiday fun and generally foodie love. Yet somehow one of our love/hate relationships with holidays is the food…baked goods, sweet treats and sugary drink! So good right?! But oh my, so not healthy. We are all about having a happy medium with food. Enjoying a sweet treat here and there is nice, but there has to be a balance.

We have a healthy yet festive Valentine’s option for you today. Switch out those heart suckers for some heart pita chips dipped in Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! With a mild tang and smoky smooth flavor, the whole family will fall in love.

healthy Valentine's Day snack: red pepper hummus and heart pita chips

We are big hummus fans over here. From Pesto Hummus, Layered Greek Hummus, to Traditional Hummus, we love it all. If you haven’t tried hummus before, don’t be afraid. It’s basically a bean dip with some sass. Typically made from garbanzo beans or chickpeas (the same thing, two names), but you can also sub Great Northern White Beans and just use slightly less water. So really it is a bean dip. Just try it already.healthy Valentine's Day snack: red pepper hummus and heart pita chips

And get your kids to eat it! Incredibly healthy and loaded with protein! If you are going low-carb style then skip the pita bread and load up your veggies.

Ingredients for Roasted Red pepper hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ingredients:
2 (16oz) cans of Garbanzo Beans, rinsed and drained
1 large Red Pepper, roasted and seeded
1 ½ large Lemons, juiced
2 T Tahini Paste
½ C EVOO
¾ C Water
2 Garlic Cloves
2 tsp Cumin
Salt to taste
(optional garnishes: red pepper flakes, cilantro, red onion, or pine nuts)

Directions:
Roast your red bell pepper either under a broiler or over an open flame gas stove. When skin is blackened, allow pepper to cool in a paper bag. Remove from bag and peel off majority of black areas. (It’s ok if some remains, it will add to the smoky flavor.) Remove stem and seeds, if you haven’t already. In a large blender or food processor place all ingredients. Pulse until smooth. Add more salt or lemon juice to taste. It’s totally normal if you have to scrape the sides and pulse it a few extra times for an extra smooth hummus. Pour into a bowl and garnish as desired. Serve with pita chips, pita bread, or vegetables for dipping. Store refrigerated.

Heart Shaped Pita Chips

Heart Shaped Pita Chips Recipe

Ingredients:
Pita bread
EVOO
Garlic Seasoning Salt

Directions:
Break pita bread in half, then separate by opening up the bread into a pocket. You should have 4 pieces. With a small heart shaped cookie cutter, press firmly into each side cutting out hearts. Line a baking tray with foil, and align the hearts. Brush each side with the oil and sprinkle with a little garlic salt. Bake at 350 degrees F for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with Hummus.

healthy Valentine's Day snack: red pepper hummus and heart pita chips

Share with loved ones and enjoy your healthy Valentines!
xoxo- Aubrey and all the Oh So Girls

Gorgeous, right? Thanks Aubrey!!

Follow along with Oh So Delicioso via Instagram // Facebook // Twitter // Pinterest.

Browsing not recommended when you’re hungry, you’ve been warned.

Alt Summit 2014 Recap

This year we admittedly bit off more than we should chew with our week with Cricut + Alt Summit. With the Cricut Explore Launch Party at the beginning of the week, planning, creating and decorating a sponsor dinner, teaching two roundtables, hosting a craft lounge, we were so swamped! This is no exaggeration, we had time to attend only bits and pieces of a few panels. Why do we do this to ourselves? It’s that “Dream Big” motto we’re always chanting, we suppose.

Alt was such a great opportunity to meet friends we’ve been in correspondence with for the past year. To represent the companies that we believe in like Cricut, and to learn and be inspired by the amazing talent that this genre of publishing represents.

Here’s a few pictures we gathered along the way for those who are interested!

Cricut Explore Cocktail Party:

Getting ready with Mandi, Susan and Alison // Mirror Shot (All clothing details at the bottom of this post!)

Small Fry + Cricut Explore

Settling in for Alt, do we have enough luggage? // Alt’s color scheme was speaking our love language. P.S. For pictures from our Cricut sponsor dinner head here.

Small Fry at Alt

A close-up of those Ulive photobooths. We can’t help it, we’re like moths to a flame! // We salute you Willow Smith, whipping it is harder than it looks.

Small Fry at Alt

Thursday! Check us out in Flipboard‘s favorite bloggers at Alt picture book. We were dying, and so grateful to be included! They interviewed us too, if you want to read it we’ll post it after the jump!

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We were so lucky to have our dear friends Kayti and Ashleigh of the BeYOUty Bureau come up and do our make-up for the evening. They recently launched a inner and outer beauty YouTube page and we’re loving all their tutorials. Subscribe here. And follow along via Instagram here.

Small Fry at Alt

That night was Cricut’s huge Green Party. We were sworn to secrecy on the real theme, which was a bug-filled garden party. It was as if you lived in Honey We Shrunk the Kids. Everything was giant and amazing! See all the details here.

Small Fry at Alt

Friday!

Friday was all about the Craft Lounge, we designed and printed the craft using our new Cricut Explore machines, made enough for a house full of Alt attendees, and then crafted the afternoon away! We’ll have the Constellation Garland we created for the lounge available on Cricut’s Design Space at the end of this month!

Small Fry at Alt

Here’s a look at the Lounge Cricut created! This was awesome! We pitched them a storyboard and the idea of “Head in the Clouds” and they executed it. Now that’s the way to do Alt!

Small Fry Cricut Craft LoungeIf you made it this far, congrats! You might be wondering what happened to the Friday mini-parties? We decided it was time to head home and see our families after a long, long week, so we skipped Friday evening’s festivities. Sorry, we know that’s no fun, but we feel great about it!

Keep reading for a shopping list of our Alt outfits and a look at our interview for Flipboard!

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