2014 favorite calendars

Welcome back, friends! We hope you all had wonderful holiday, we loved having a little breather, and got the itch to post more than once! We all had really kid-centric celebrations on the 31st and loved it, we’re really excited to share our resolutions tomorrow with you, but for today it’s all about starting out our years extra organized!

We all sort of live for a good calendar. As business partners we share a Google calendar (Calenmob is a great free iPhone app to sync it onto your phone’s calendar!) with all our important dates and events, and our editorial calendar for the month. On our own we each have our individual favorites. Jenna loves Rifle’s Cities calendar here. Emily has loved her giant Stendig calendar (already sold out for 2014, bummer!) and Nicole’s loving this Helvetica calendar/print, too!

Here’s six more that have caught our eye:

2014 calendar favorites


1. Dog lover or not, these sweet pup faces calendar is making us puppy hungry! // Via Shop Ruche.

2. This amazing illustrated calendar features animals each month that are known to mate for life. Cute cute cute! // Via Littlelow on Etsy.

3. Finnish shop Marimekko is the ultimate in bold patterns. Their calendar is no exception!

4. We must have pets on the brain, because here’s another bold and dare-we-say flawless animal calendar? You’ve gotta see all twelve months! // Via Loopz Art on Etsy

5. We’re huge fans of Caravan Shoppe and love their print-your-own option. This calendar of bikes and scooters is gorgeous and so cheery! (And only $5.00) // Via Caravan Shoppe.

6. This calendar features silly, but very real, holidays every month. From International Respect for Chickens Day to Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, it’s sure to bring a smile to your face month after month! // Via Dirty Bandits on Etsy.

Note: Our original list of about ten calendars got edited down quick, calendars are selling out all over the place, scoot quick to buy yours!

make it count 2014 link-up

Just popping in from our vacation to let you guys know that when we return we’ll have an awesome Fryday series with six other awesome bloggers, and YOU! (if you want to, of course.)

Make 2014 Count

Friday January 3rd, 2014 each of the hosting blogs will be posting:

1. Casey Wiegand
2. In Honor of Design
3. Kelli Murray
4. Oh Dear Drea
5. Little Baby Garvin
6. Summer Saldana
and Small Fry, too!

We’ll be answering one or more of the below prompts and linking up so that we can all ready one another’s responses.

1. What is something you want to change, or a goal you want to set for the New Year, and what is your plan for making it happen?
2. Many people choose a word to reflect on, live by, or aspire to for the New Year. Let us know your word, how you decided upon it, and how you hope to incorporate it into 2014.
3. I will make 2014 count by…

If you’d like to participate we’ll have details on the 3rd of how to link-up and be sure to use the #making2014count hash so we can share our messages via social networks as well!

We’re so excited to be more intentional with our goals for this year and to share them with one another! We’re excited to get to know our awesome readers and friends even better this year! See you in 2014!

Photo by Chelsey Searle for our Year Anniversary Post.

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happy christmas, small fries!

The best day of the year is here! The anticipation is always better than the actual event, don’t you think? Our boys could not be more excited and they’ve been so good this year, it’s going to be so fun watching all the surprises unfold!

Small Fry | Nununu

We hope you all have a wonderful Holiday and a Happy New Year, we’ll be back January 1st with a whole new year of adventure.

Small Fry | Nununu

We wanted to leave you with a few lines from a favorite Christmas song, which wraps up how we feel about the reason for this season and makes a cry every time.

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
Over the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
Now come the wisemen from out of the Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our friend.
He knows our need, our weakness is no stranger,
Behold your King! Before him lowly bend!

Merry Christmas, everyone!


Emily, Jenna and Nicole.

*The boys are wearing pieces from Nununu’s SS13 collection! See the catalog here*.

2013 christmas cards

Check your virtual mailboxes, because the mail’s here! We wanted to share our family’s Christmas cards this year with you, we wish we had more stamps to send each of you a card. We hope this will do! Huge thank you to our card designer Bri at Collected! She created our cards last year as well, and we are fiercely loyal to her impeccable style.

First Jenna! We love this abstract and modern take on a wreath, with cozy family photos by Becky Kimball. What is more laid back then a photo session in your pajamas all piled in mom and dad’s bed?
Collected Christmas CardsEmily has strong feelings of attachment to her mini calendar and wanted to gift her friends and family with something she loves and uses everyday. Bri created this three inch ombre pocket calendar, and Emily sized everything down to match. Family photos by Matt Clayton. 

Collected Christmas Cards

Nicole had these simple and graphic pine tree cards designed by Bri and then Nicole added unique gold embellishments to each card. Friends and family all got different cards with either stripes, draped garlands, or ornaments on their tree. Family photos by Hayley Anderson.

Collected Christmas CardsWe love love love our cards by Collected, check her diverse portfolio out here!

Thank you to our photographers Becky, Matt and Hayley!

2012 Christmas cards here.

Keep reading to see more of our family photoshoots! Read more

fa la la la la printable

Are you all ready for Christmas? We can’t believe how fast it crept up! Today we have a multiple-use free printable from the awesome shop Mod by Mel. Whether your need gift tags, a neighbor gift, decor for a party, a(nother) garland, this cute print can do all that and we’re sure lots more, too!
Mod By Mel Free Printable!

Download it below sized for both a 5×7 and 8×10 for free until Christmas! Mod By Mel is making this print temporarily free so hurry and snatch it up!

Check out Mod by Mel’s Etsy shop, it’s filled with gems like this!


Do you guys follow us on Pinterest? We had a fun pin-party with Mini Magazine and a few other bloggers last night, and the board is so festive and fun! Follow us here.

Have a wonderful weekend!