Nanette’s Baguette

This month’s partnership with Mo Mail is so incredible! Nanette’s Baguette is a story of Nanette who gets the exciting repsonsibility of going to the bakery to buy a baguette. Except it smells so amazing that she can’t help it and she starts to eat it, before long she has plowed through the baguette. Now what? Grab a copy to find out!Nanette's Baguette!In addition to the story, what makes it so remarkable is how it came to be! We love this film showing behind the scenes with Mr. Willems himself. It’s fascinating, watch below!
Like Oprah says “I. love. bread.” So we totally feel you, Nanette. What is better with bread than cheese? Here’s our favorite fondue recipe. Super easy and mild enough for kids of course. If you’re looking for something with more adult flavors this Three Cheese Recipe from Half Baked Harvest is for YOU!smoky-3-cheese-fondue-with-toasted-garlic-buttered-croissants-7

CHEESE FONDUE

1 Cup Cottage Cheese – creamed

¼ Cup Milk

2 Tablespoons Butter

1 ½ Tablespoons Cornstarch

Dash of Garlic Powder

¼ Teaspoon Dry Mustard

¾ Cup Milk

4 Ounces Sharp Cheddar Cheese

2 Ounces Swiss Cheese

1 Pound Loaf French Bread

Mix Cottage Cheese with ¼ Cup of MIlk in a blender until smooth. Melt butter in a sauce pan, stir in cornstarch, garlic powder and dry mustard. Mix well.

Add ¾ Cup milk, cook and cover on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. About 2-3 minutes.

Reduce heat. Stir in cottage cheese mixture. Add remaining cheese, stirring until cheeses are melted. Serve with cubes of French bread for dipping fondue mixture.

 

Freshly Picked Marketplace

One of the best perks of the Small Fry job has been cultivating relationships with our favorite brands and shops. Sometimes you look at a brand and it’s hard to imagine what goes on behind the scenes, but we’ve found that a huge majority of the brands we feature here are parents just like us, working from their kitchen tables during nap times, just like us. They have huge hopes and ambitions and dreams for their families and they bust their butts working for those goals. For that reason, we LOVE Susan of Freshly Picked‘s new Market Place, where she shares the best of the best from the small business scene.FP MarketPlace They have tested out the product and created a shop where you can go to find new-to-you brands. The BEST part is that she shares their story, how she came to know them and their journey, and more! You get a front row seat to one of our favorite things. Lucky us! Susan sent over some of the  brands you’ll find in the Market Place, check them out!

Bannor Toys’ Blocks // Koko’s Nest Blanket // Freshly Picked Moccs.

Shop Marketplace here!

 

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FRYday: Jenna

I’ll admit you guys this FryDAY may be kinda bleak. I am on a strict (new) budget and it’s equal parts exciting and horrifying. You should see my nails, it’s like I’m a 9 year old again. Any money saving tips out there? I’m looking under cushions to find pennies to beat the system but looks like Dave Ramsey has a hold of my life in a big way! goingawayparty

How incredible are these sunglasses!? And only $12 from Amazon Prime. SCORE. I think Dave will approve.

I’ve also talked a billion times about these jeans but they truly are the only ones you should ever buy. I can’t stop saying it, so I won’t.

I’ve been running around town telling every living person to read this book. It is truly magnificent and I’m sure that’s why Oprah chose it for her book club! As a note there is some strong language and content but it is a strong message as well. It’s not really a book about marriage to me, more a book about forgiveness. Forgiving ourselves and others is really how we heal I think.

I recently was honored to record a podcast that turned out alright. If you’re bored and want to take a listen you should. I talk a lot about our work here on Small Fry and my relationships with Nicole & Emily. You should at least listen to see if I hate them or not 😉 I am Episode 82.

I’m not sure how this is humanly possible but one of my favorite dresses ever is on sale…Like 60% off on sale. Get it.

I’ve been obsessing over these shoes….they are seriously incredible. Size down and use code JENNA20 for 20% off. And this is the only sweater I’ll be wearing this winter, which subsequently match the shoes 🙂

That’s it y’all! I hope you all make it an excellent week. I’m going to leave you with a quote that I’m obsessed with from ‘Love Warrior’ cause I really think it’s everything.

“You will meet plenty of people who are pretty but haven’t yet learned how to be beautiful. They will have the right look for the times but they will not glow. Beautiful women glow. When you are with a beautiful women you might not notice her hair or skin or body or clothes, because you’ll be distracted by the way she makes you feel. She will be so full of beauty that you will feel some of it overflow onto you. You’ll feel warm and safe and curious around her. Her eyes will twinkle a little and she’ll look at you really closely, because beautiful wise women know that the quickest way to fill up with beauty is to soak in another human being. Women who are concerned with being pretty think about what they look LIKE, but women who are concerned with being beautiful think about what they’re looking AT.”

 

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#stepoutside

By Nicole, brought to you by Kamik!

Oh boy, it’s getting colder! Fall is so fleeting here in Utah and try as we might to enjoy every second, it always seems to slip away! Adventuring is easy and so amazing in the Fall  we’re doing our very best to keep it up even when the Winter hits! Skiing, sledding, snowy hikes, whatever it takes! I worked with Kamik via Zappos to get my boys all set for whatever this weather might throw at them. Kamik #stepoutsideKamik is a new-to-us brand and the thing that impressed me most right off the bat is how they’re super sturdy and waterproof, but not heavy! I also love that the shaft of the boot is nice and tall but basically made of canvas so it doesn’t add weight or bulk but still keeps the elements out. We snagged this pair and love them!Kamik #stepoutsideDressing my boys in the colder months means beautiful jackets, warm knitted accessories like scarves and hats. And soft (not itchy though!) sweaters for layering. And a new favorite, denim on denim! Try it out!Kamik #stepoutside

Find your favorite Kamik boot here!

fall fashion week

So excited to announce Zappos new Reward program! For a limited time existing customers get $15 credit to join the free program and it includes all kinds of cool things depending on your rank: 1-2 Day Free Shipping, early access to sales, and surprises (we heard they’ve bene randomly sending products from people’s favorites list (See all the perks here). Zappos is our long time partner and so you don’t have to tell us twice to join, we love them!! They’re also on fire with Fall must-haves and today we’re sharing all our favorites! Even though Fall Fashion Week was several months ago, it’s always so fun to see what trends make it to the streets right off the bat. Here’s what we’re loving!

EMILY:

I am all over the SOCK BOOT trend. Steve Madden EditI take it to mean that the ankle shaft is tight around your ankle and I think it’s so slimming! Sometimes an ankle boot can cut your leg’s line to sections making it seem shorter, whereas the sock boot keeps the line going, nice and long! I think these Steve Madden Edit’s are so pretty and they are a STEAL! They’re a no brainer for dressing up, but I wanted to keep to style it for a more causal look.Steve Madden EditAnother trend I love is that everything is embroidered and patched up! I had my denim jacket embroidered locally and I think I’ve had probably 20 people stop me in the street to ask about it. Embroidered Denim

JENNA:

I’ve noticed VICTORIAN ELEMENTS filtering in through Fall trends and these Sam Edelman Hayes stilettos are such a modern take! Sam Edelman HeelsThe straps are so sexy but the heel height isn’t too crazy so they’re still doable even chasing kids. (Tortoise Shell Sunnies)Sam Edelman Heels Why not take it ultra feminine with a flowing dress?Sam Edelman Heels

NICOLE:

What’s not to love about Chanel? That is one Fashion Show I’d love to see. These Calvin Klein Kari boots are giving me big time Chanel style heart eyes. Calvin Klein BootieAnd who says you can’t wear Chanel with ATHLEISURE? I topped this look with a baseball cap, my favorite work out leggings that easily go from the gym to date night.Calvin Klein BootieThis cocoon coat is going to be an MVP this Winter, I’m sure! (Sunglasses are Ray Ban!)Calvin Klein BootieLooking for more Fall Inspo? Here’s a few more trends Zappos is nailing!zappos trends

LENS LESS SUNGLASSES: Quay Star Gaze with vents // Marc Jacobs Round // Le Spec Spartan Brow Bar

OVER THE KNEE: Ivanka Trump Smith in Taupe // Chinese Laundry Rainey in Burnt Orange // Velvet Over the Knee

VELVET: Nine West Everina ankle strap // Over the Knee // Michael Kors slides

LOAFER SLIDES: Sam Edelman Paris // Dr. Scholl’s Ashah // Velvet Slides

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Beauty Faves: Emily

These are my favorite types of posts to read so I love today’s series! Here’s what I’ve been using and loving lately! I highlighted the products that are part of Amazon’s 20% off luxe beauty in RED. LUXMAKEUP20 is the code!Small Fry Beauty Faves

PREP:

I should just put an asterisk by all the products our genius friend Kayti recommended to me. She runs @thebeyoutybureau on Insta and she is my sensei.

Whish Oil Cleanser* — Smells amazing and leaves my skin feeling perfectly balanced and clean (instead of stripped and dry like some water cleansers can.

Cosrx Black Head Power Liquid* — If you don’t have blackheads than get outta this paragraph, but if you do this stuff is amazing. It tightens pores and has actually totally reduced the appearance of them on my face. Like it worked. Shocked.

Caudalie Beauty Elixir — When my face needs a pick me up. When I need a pick me up. The smell is invigorating!

White Wedding Moisturizer* –there’s some sort of fine crystal in this because when you put it on your face is instantly glowing, but its not shimmer or glitter which I DESPISE. Korean Beauty Products are cult favorites and for good reason. Where the US’s list of banned ingredients is like 3 items long, Korea’s is hundreds of items long. I feel safer knowing they are serious about only the best ingredients in their products.

FACE MAKE UP:

To prime my face I use Jane Irendale. 20% off! Such a great time to buy her products because they’re a little on the expensive side.

Cargo for foundation! I love that it comes in these packets and I can control how much foundation is coming out. I feel like I waste less and it has great coverage.

Watching make-up videos I started putting my eye concealer on after foundation. #sheep. I love Nars Concealer in Custard.

Jouer blush is so great and pigmented. I’ve been loving Amaryllis for Fall, I feel like I can’t get away with my pinks as well anymore and this feels more on-season.

EYES:

Maybe it’s with my age or losing elasticity or something but I’ve noticed my eyelids are creasing my make-up lately so I grabbed this Jane Iredale eyelid primer. Bonus: It makes my eye make up virtually indestructible all day.

You might notice I’m the only Small Fry that doesn’t use lash extensions! That is because I am a picker. I can have those suckers off in a matter of days. Instead of dealing with that mess I just focus on taking great care of the lashes I do have! This LashFood Conditoning Mascara is awesome.

I used to buy eyeshadows by the pot but now I am on the palette train. I get sick of colors after a while so this cures my ADD perfectly. If you use your 20% off coupon use it on this Lorac Palette, it’s just a good deal and so much bang for your buck!

Stila Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner — I’ve used this for years and I have it delivered in my Amazon Subscribe & Save every other month. I just don’t need anything else. Perfect for everyday or a dramatic cat-eye.

LIP:

You all know I am a matte MAC lip freak which isn’t included in the sale this time, but check out the ones that are here! (For Mac I love Pure Zen for everyday, So Chaud or Morange for a coral or orange, Blankety for a nude, Flamingo for a hot pink ish orange, Diva for a deep red, and MAC Red for a true red.

NAILS:

Fall Nail colors are my JAM. I rarely stray from a deep dark burgundy, but for toes OPI “Shh Its A Secret” Like so brown its almost black, Essie’s “Playing Koi” – hot orange is a fave all year round for both hands and feet!

And my secret to great make-up has to be the brush situation. A high quality brush that is clean is the key. Crappy brushes filled with excess make-up will never give you the look you want! I will never stray from Sigma Brushes (just get yourself this for Christmas and be happy) and this spray cleaner is great for quick cleansing.

FIND ALL AMAZON’S 20% OFF ITEMS HERE!

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Beauty Faves: Jenna

Good morning! Here are my faves from the Amazon 20% off sale! Enter LUXMAKEUP20 at check out.jenna

1- I am LOVING this OPI matte top coat, it helps your at home manicures stay forever.

2- I’ve been living for this olive color for Fall and now that my whole wardrobe is full of it, it’s time that my nails look like it too!
3- Obsessing over this bar that cleans your brushes…no more waiting for them to dry.
4- I recently had the opportunity to meet Sara Happ, she’s as beautiful as her products. The Lip Slip is the ultimate in lip gloss.
5-I have always been a huge fan of the Stila tinted moisturizer, can’t believe this goodie is on sale.
6-I’ve never used this product but now I’m going to have to…this packaging?! I can’t! So cute. I love a creamy blush and these hues are perfect too.
7-Winter is coming and my bod is realllll white. Love this Bronzer.
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FRYday: Nicole

Hey friends!

I’m sure you’ve noticed that Emily and Jenna and I take turns in the spotlight each Friday. It seems like ages since I’ve been writing a Fryday post. Happy to be here to chat about my recent favorites things!untitled-1

On my table, always. This. I met the founder of Soma last year at a retreat in San Francisco. Thats when I knew life would never be the same. They just released this gorgeous water bottle that I am literally dead over. NOTHING is more perfect.

On the floor in Dash and Sunny’s room is this pretty rug!

In the concrete hallway for this cool fall weather I added this runner.

I created a little study/lounge room upstairs next to my bedroom. Currently I’m sitting in this pretty thing! Next I want to buy this black one for downstairs in the living room.

These are little wild, but sometimes I’m down with some wild sunnies. The tortoise keeps them tame.

Im loving clogs this fall, I especially appreciate the extra height these platforms give me, when I’m feeling a little frump.

AAAANNNNNDDDD that’s a wrap!

Love ya!

 

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unicorn horn party sweets

If Spooky isn’t up your Halloween alley, this fantastical recipes might be right up your alley! This idea is by Lindsey over at the amazing Live Sweet Photography and here’s how you’ll do it!Unicorn Horn - Party Idea + RecipeSUPPLIES:

Candy sticks (I ordered mine from ohnuts.com)
Candy melts in color if your choice
Sprinkles
Parchment paper
Unicorn Horn - Party Idea + Recipe  Start by unwrapping your candy sticks and gently break them in half
Melt your candy melts
Dip broken end of candy sticks into melted chocolate and lay on parchment paper
Pour sprinkles on right away before chocolate hardens

Unicorn Horn - Party Idea + RecipeThese make the perfect treat on your party table or package them up cute for a party favor!Unicorn Horn - Party Idea + RecipeFind more amazingness on Lindsey’s (HUGE) Instagram account!