from head to toe: wal mart

From Head to Toe takes Wal-Mart! Wal-Mart is about as inexpensive as you’re going to find for new kids clothes. We (and our boys) are easily overwhelmed by the magnitude of the store and don’t go too often, but when we do there are usually several must-grab items. They have a super soft newborn and infant basics line that is mix and match and so nice to stock up on, and of course check out what we picked up below!

Cal for less than $20:

Hazel for $25:

Happy Shopping!

fall harvest party [entertainment]

The main attraction of this party was definitely the hayride, which in short is a flat bed trailer filled with hay bales pulled by a four-wheeler. It is such a fun activity to do with all ages. Since it couldn’t fit ALL the kids at once, we knew we would need to have a few other fun options while they waited.

Hayride

One of the activities was the donut eating contest. That one is hilarious to watch! Some kids followed the no-hands rule…

and some didn’t.

With the hayride, buckets of carrots to feed the horses on the property, s’mores galore, bobbing for apples, a darling take-home craft, chili cook-off and a photo-op, it felt more like a festival than a party. We definitely covered our bases!

Susan and Meta’s craft for the kids also doubled as a party favor! They provided softball sized pumpkins and foam facial feature stickers (purchased at Michael’s) The kids could choose to decorate them however they wanted, adding ears, eyebrows, mustaches, pony tails and more.

Mr. Pumpkin Head

As always there is lots more to see on our Facebook Page, but we must thank Susan and Meta for putting the party together with us and the amazing Carolee Beckham for shooting the event! She is an amazing film photographer and switched back and forth between film, digital and her own Small Fry party goer Emerson. If you need any special event in you life photographed, Carolee is your woman. She is so talented and lovely!

Film and Digital Photography by Carolee Beckham Photography

fall harvest party [eats]

Nicole threw an amazing fall harvest party last year and we could not stop talking about it for months! You can see it all here. When the leaves started to change we urged her to make the party an annual thing and she obliged. We collaborated with two of our favorite friends, Susan of Freshly Picked and Meta of One More Mushroom. Party throwing is so much more fun when you have lots of hands on deck! We have so much to share we’ve split it into a few days, but take a look at some of the food!

Spicy root beer went so well with our guests’ pots of chili – we held a cook-off (which also helps take some of the burden off feeding everyone) and our new favorite go-to, Mini Pumpkin Pies were perfect for walking around the party with.

You never know how fall weather will behave, but for the party it was warm and gorgeous. Bobbing for apples was refreshing as the sun was setting.

After the sun went down party-goers gathered around the fire for roasting s’mores! Susan and Meta brought the new stacker marshmallows, which are a new staple for making the perfect s’more! Buy them here.

Check back tomorrow for a look at the variety of games and activities we had for our family and friends!

Film and digital image credit: Carolee Beckham Photography

from head to toe: old navy + giveaway [closed]

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Megan!

Since launching Small Fry, our number one request has been for more fashion posts! We love dressing our boys and find a lot of joy and satisfaction in the process. While the boys are usually wearing a number of brands at once, for this new series, we wanted to show a head to toe look from one store at a time. Some inexpensive, some higher quality. Some big box stores, and some small and intimate boutiques. And of course, we’ll be showing an outfit for the little ladies too. For our first post of the weekly series we chose Old Navy. It is a wonderfully inexpensive option that stays on top of trends and always has a lot of fun options for both boys and girls. Would you like $100 to shop Old Navy? Keep reading…

Dash for under $40:

Hazel for under $60:One tip that we all live by is to shop in every department, most of our boys pants are from the girl’s department, and the boy’s section usually has great tees, sweaters and cardigans that would look darling on a little girl. Another great thing about Old Navy is there is virtually always a promotional sale going on either in-store or online, and markdowns happen every quarter.

Maybe the best thing of all are Old Navy Gift Cards, are we right? If you’d like $100 to shop Old Navy, leave a comment below! The winner will be chosen next Thursday October 18th, at 5:00 am MST.

For extra entries:

1. Follow Small Fry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Pinterest.

2. Link Small Fry (@smallfryblog) in a tweet, Facebook or new blog post.

3. Instagram a picture of your favorite kiddo’s ensemble and mention @smallfryblog.

 Good luck and happy shopping!