small fry favorite: fridababy

YOU GUYS. Have you seen fridababy products? If not you might be living under a rock or not going to Target, but let us enlighten you! Fridababy makes some of our VERY favorite products you had no idea would enrich your life so greatly. They are so innovative while still easy to use. Let’s¬†break it down.frida

NoseFrida // Ever have a stuffed up baby that can not breathe and therefore cannot sleep so NO one is sleeping? Yeah this is your best friend. It’s a little bit weird at first, but trust us, mucous doesn’t stand a chance against it.

The Windi // Words can not express our love for this one. When Jenna had her third baby who had severe Colic, the women of Instagram spoke with fountains of advice, but The Windi was sung most loudly. You may be alarmed initially, but NOTHING gets out gas like your friend The Windi. Turns out they’re sort of tough to find in store which is a shame, but never fear you can get it over night basically on or Amazon. Or better yet buy this before you eat something your baby doesn’t like — cause this will save you.

The Buttwasher // Does just as it says it will. It’s a portable bidet that will leave your kiddos (or you for that matter) so fresh and so clean clean. Wiping is a constant battle at our house and not entirely super sanitary during the practice stage of potty training so this tool makes us confident that all is well down there ūüôā

The Momwasher // This one is brand new and we’re obsessed. This is WAY better than the bottle they give you in the hospital. If you’re a man reading this you can stop now to save yourself. The bottle can be held upside down and has a narrow neck for easier aim… cause ya know… things are messy after a baby. You deserve more than a plastic bottle after what you’ve been through. Treat yourself to the mom washer!

Have you had any success using these innovative products? Leave your praise in the comments below!


We’re over here in crunch time before we head to New York next week! No doubt lots of party prep ahead this weekend, but here’s what we’re thinking about:
I found this book a few months back when a friend gave it to another friend at a baby shower. Shout out to Annie (the best book giver) and Jenna (the mama to be, any day now!) I bought it for the design, like usual, but my kids have LOVED learning about the speeds of boats, tennis balls, planes, the earths orbit and more!
I find myself buying a new trench each fall. Silly, I know. But i always find a new one I love most. This one arrived this week just in time for the rainiest weather. I’ve loved it! // And just like a good trench, I always fall for leather¬†jackets around this time. This fall, it’s this one owns me.
Listening: to this song on repeat. And this one too cause I CANT HELP IT. I just love me some Justin.
Okay, for decorating: my obsession for watercolor has reached the next level. So much color happening in my house. It’s therapeutic, refreshing to add more color to my white walls that typically don’t have much but blacks and neutrals for their decor. I feel liberated, guys! Join me!
I’m opening a new photo studio! It’s almost open, just adding the final touches and I can’t wait to share it with you all! pssss, it’s going to be open to a few of you photographers that want to shoot there with me! Stay tuned!
Feeling: Fresh faced with¬†this face mask at night. You know me and night routines, and omggggg guys. I swear it’s clearing up my acne scars. Get on it!
Wearing:¬†This top¬†and¬†this tunic. ON repeat all week. It’s still mega hot here so I’m not welcoming Fall fashion yet.
Worrying: About juggling everything. I always have a lot on my plate but it feels particularly heavy lately!
Anticipating: Our upcoming trip to New York with Munchkin and June &¬†January. Some of my favorite people in the world are going and I can’t wait to connect!

WEARING: Old Navy producing some good stuff for me this Fall season! Adding plaids galore on the cheap. Here’s some items that I’ve picked up: Boxy top //¬†Clogs (I have the t-strap but it sold out online!) Floaty Plaid Midi¬†Plaid split midi¬†// Plaid pixie pants¬†// This pretty mesh back tank for work outs!

READING: I loved watching Call the Midwife on PBS and finally read the first memoir. I love learning about a time period in such an all encompassing way – from all walks of life and from many perspectives. Definitely a good read!

LISTENING: Nothing I love more than a new album release from a favorite band. I listen to it all the way through and then drag my favorites into a playlist for later. Metric (good!), Beirut (lovely) Beach House (let down).

WATCHING: I normally can’t deal with 1920s London settings, maybe it’s the accents and the dialect that have become overdone, but Peaky Blinders is legit. And I haven’t been this wrapped up in a love story in YEARS. Definitely gritty at times, but such a cool story about family above all else. Netflix (what else?) and only 6 episode seasons so it’s not overwhelming to dive into.

FEELING: Content. Absolutely nothing that was causing me stress is resolved, but maybe the control freak in me finally broke! Such a good feeling.

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jojo maman bebe

It has been raining on and off here for three days straight and is giving us major United Kingdom vibes. In the spirit of making this much needed rain work for our kiddos we wanted to share our favorites from UK based Jojo Maman Bebe! Perfect classic pieces that will stand the test of time. And now they have a site for US shoppers!

If you’re like us and need major inclement weather friendly pieces they have such a great collection of outwear and accessories!


Wouldn’t be UK inspired without wellies! Perfect classics for a great price. // Happy mittens //¬†We died over this classic duffle coat. Such a sweet piece that is so well made you could send them out into a blizzard, happily. // Fisherman’s coat that has passed with flying colors in rainy Utah this week! // Isn’t this so Randy from A Christmas Story? Perfect little waterproof hat. // Mitten Clips so they never go far from their coat. // We love this quilted coat, still super warm but also moveable for playing outside.

And for under all that gear:


Their toy collection is so great, we loved this little giraffe pull // Travel sleep sack for transferring to and from without disturbing sleep. //¬†Fox leggings // Ruffle bum tights, can’t help it! // So many breton stripe classics! This sweater, or jumper as the Brits call it, is too cute. // How clever is this toothbrush holder? // 5 Pack of perfect socks. // A little update on the classic stripe tee with flowers!

Shop it all at Jojo Maman Bebe

Pasta Revisited

By Jenna.

I am Italian so pasta is my LIFE.¬†But, I’m also not naturally thin, so pasta is my nemesis. It’s the worst!! I’ve been trying to come up with a cleaned up alternative that I actually can get behind and finally came up with it after a few new product finds. This post isn’t in the least bit sponsored, I just want to share with you how to make a clean pasta that the whole family will enjoy!

pasta2I typically like to make my own marinara sauce but now that White Linen Marinara Sauce is in my life there’s no turning back. It has no fillers, no sugar (which is in pretty much any store bought marinara sauce), no tomato paste, just fresh yummy and healthy ingredients. You can find it in two packs at Costco, but also the monster 40 oz version is available on Amazon with free shipping! With options like this it cuts down my cooking time significantly and I don’t know that I’ll ever go back to cooking my own from scratch.

To pump up my marinara sauce I like to add grass-fed beef to make it in to a Bolognese. I also love to add veggies! They blend right in and the kids don’t even notice they’re in there. I love sweet bell peppers, zucchini and carrots. I typically grate my carrots and zucchini in to the sauce to make them even more incognito. Also adding fresh herbs like Parsley + Basil make it taste even better!

pasta1Lastly the noodles. I’ve tried everything. From zucchini noodles to quinoa pasta, in the end it’s just not the same. Nothing will ever beat a homemade pasta¬†(I’ll share my recipe on that soon) but for a cleaned up version these Tolerant Foods Red Lentil noodles¬†hit the spot.¬†These babies¬†are made of red lentils and are GMO, Soy, Dairy, Gluten and Egg free. It’s like some kind of miracle! And best of all they really are tasty when the sauce is done well. In fact I waited for my husband to notice…and he never did ūüôā

If I hadn’t sold you on this meal enough–it was made in 20 minutes. And that’s just priceless.

Child’s Play

We have been long admirers of stylist Martha Hatfield and when we laid eyes on this beautiful Child’s Play shoot we had to share! Martha wanted to capture the innocence of childhood and sweet moments that aren’t staged but show each child for who they really are. We die over these sweet images shot by¬†Jacquelyn Hayward:

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Styling: Martha Hatfield
Photography: Jacquelyn Hayward
Models: sisters, Swayzie and Eliza
Locations:¬†Merrilee Liddiard‘s¬†beautiful¬†home¬†and Squaw Peak, Provo Canyon
Children’s Clothing:¬†BOHEM¬†and¬†Hum Stitchery
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