Small Fry Films: Watercolor Cut Outs

Fostering creativity in our kids isn’t so much an action as it is a reaction. You can’t force them to do creative things, but you can concoct opportunities for their creativity to emerge. And even then, the result is rarely what you think it would or should be. It’s better, because it’s all them.

Huge thank you to the genius Jenner Brown of Lumineux Films for this gorgeous video, enjoy!

To see more Lumineux films, click here and to keep up with his amazing portfolio read his blog here.

bijou market giveaway [closed]

Congrats to Robinett who won this giveaway!

It’s been awhile since our last “Products We Love” post, and we’ve got a great one to make up for its absence! We’re sure you all have your favorite Etsy shops for just about anything your heart desires, and we do too! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk aisles lined with all those Etsy shops? Bijou Market is that dream realized. Fifty vendors come together twice a year to sell their goods and Bijou’s Holiday market is this weekend!  If you’re nearby, it really is a must-see, and we’ll even be there working the check-out! With live portraits, custom hand lettering on the spot, and even fresh flowers a la Pike’s Place, you can’t beat the ambiance and loveliness Bijou brings to Holiday shopping. If you’re not near Provo, Utah, don’t fret! You can still win some of our favorite things for kids at Bijou Market valued at $130.

Wooden Giraffe / Joey Town / Squack Doodle / Green Stitches / Mutze / Scribble on Everything

What’s up for grabs? A handmade wooden puzzle, a whole town for driving cars and trucks through, a sweet paper elephant mobile for over a crib, an amazing hand stitched doll, the softest knit hat that will ever touch your baby’s head, and a awesome set of camera decals for any wall in the house.

How to enter:

1. Comment sharing your favorite Etsy shop, we’re always on the hunt for new finds!

2. Like Bijou Market on Facebook.

3. RSVP to their official market invite.

4. Instagram their invite (below) and tag @bijoumarket.

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This giveaway closes Tuesday November 20th at 11:59 pm MST and the winner will be randomly selected and notified by email.

meet a small fry: zuri

For our second installment of Meet a Small Fry we had a little chat with Zuri. She’s an old soul and incredibly mature for her age, but still so zesty and full of life. She’s such a great example of positive parenting, and, as you’ll see, has great self-esteem!

What is your name?Zuri

How old are you? 4

Who is your mom? Weslie

What does your mom do? All fun stuff with me all the time.

Who is your dad? Bronson

What does your dad do? Work allllllll the time! Hims does People Water and goes places where kids dont have a lot of stuff… And thems water is yucky.

What is your favorite color? Pink!

What do you want to be when you grow up? A mama and a doctor.

What is your favorite food? Waffles

What food do you not like? I used to love hotdogs, but now I don’t.

What is your favorite animal? Zuri the elephant at the zoo

Where do you want to live when you grow up? 

Ummmmm, I don’t care…California? Where’s there’s sand?

Who do you want to marry?

Ugghhh, (turns to Weslie) Mom! (Hardly audible…) Justin Beiber.

What does dad say? Nothings, sometimes he even says bad words!

What does mom say? To be kind, be nice, I’m cute.

What do mom and dad do after you go to bed? Go sleep in their beds.

What is your favorite song? Justin Beiber.

Where is your favorite place to eat?

Chick-fil-a! Only the ones with the kids place inside though..

Who is your favorite person? My mom

Who is your best friend? Bubba (her 9 year old aunt)

What is your favorite book? That one we lost! Ew I’m so mad. It’s called “Elliot’s Listening Ears.”

Who is your sister? Remi
Where did Remi come from? Mama’s belly.

What is your favorite thing to do? Play outside.
What would you buy with a million dollars? Food and treats.

Why is the sky blue? I dont know? Cause in pictures it is too?

How would the world be different if animals could talk? What!?!? Weird. Well, it would be freezing.

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? Sneak into Disney land and go on everything.

What are 5 words that describe you? I remember everything! I’m nice, I’m so funny, I’m smart, and I write my name.

What was a time that you felt lucky? Ummmm. When I met my friend Maddison at the pool.

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what would it be?
My mom should have to go in timeout!

If you could give a gift to every child in the world, what would it be? My old necklace that I don’t play with anymore.

What is your favorite place in the world? My house… and the condo in Hawaii!

To read more about Zuri and her family, head to their blog Love Chugs.

head to toe: zara

Zara is a Spanish company that has brick and mortar stores throughout the world and several places in the U.S., but it wasn’t until last year that they opened up their online shop to the masses in America. We are so glad they did! We love their clothing for ourselves and their kids line is so great. You can find lots of pieces at an incredibly reasonable price point (think $12 for t-shirts) and there are more expensive higher quality items too. Our favorite part about Zara is their super speedy free shipping; 2-4 days with hassle free returns? Doesn’t get easier than that!

Maddie for under $120:

Quinn for under $100:

Zara tips: Their boys pants and girl’s boots run large, so keep that in mind when ordering. Any other Zara sizing tips for us? Feel free to leave them in the comments!