FRYday is here! Today, while Jenna drives her family back to California, Nicole and Emily are working on a fun film for the blog for next month. By the end of today we’ll definitely be ready for the weekend! We hope you all have a relaxing one, here’s what we’re thinking about it this week:
WEARING: I’ve been lovingthis coverup this summer and now it’s an additional 30% off!! Such a great deal for a gorgeous dress. Also, my amazing Small Fry besties gave me this bag for my 30th. It’s everything I dreamed of and more. The color is PERFECT and the leather is freaking gorgeous.
READING: Nada. Seriously I’ve had no time for reading this week and it’s a real bummer.
WORRYING & ANTICIPATING: About getting home to California! I’ve been in Utah too long. My work projects are piling up and I’ve got to get home and back in the grind!
DECORATING: West Elm is having a killer sale (an extra 15% off) so I finally took the plunge on this headboard, this incredibly beautiful office chair and these fun plates for summer BBQ!
WATCHING: The Bachelorette. I have no words. But the Posessionista sums it up well.
WEARING: My hair has been a baby platinum blonde or several months and it was doing okay until Summer. The heat and pool water has made my hair feel like straw. I’ve been doing a deep conditioner weekly, and then spray this B&B primer in when it’s wet too. I can feel such a difference!
READING: My book club is reading The Aviator’s Wife, its a NYT bestseller about the pilot Charles and Anne Lindbergh’s marriage. I love a good historical fiction so excited to crack it open! I’ll let you know how it goes.
LISTENING: Long time followers already know this, but the Frame family dream is to get out to the country and have a big chunk of land all to ourselves. That desire has gotten palpable this year and Death With Dignity by Sufjan Stevens will bring me to tears just thinking about it.
WORRYING: For Callum’s 4th birthday next month we are giving him a puppy. He might faint with joy, but of course he got bit by a dog a few weeks ago. He is still obsessed with all dogs, but now I’m stressing. What’s a girl to do?
ANTICIPATING: The 4th of July! I enjoy the 4th more than any other holiday. Even Christmas. Every single one of my 5 siblings and I will be together, which hasn’t happened in three years. We put the fun in dysfunctional.
DECORATING: What sets the tone for your home more than the way it smells? This Summer I can’t stop burning this DANI Coconut Hibiscus candle. It is a tropical vacation in a jar.
WATCHING: I’ve heard a few times now that I need to start the Newsroom. Can anyone back that up? Until then, more Skylander YouTube review it is! #kids
WEARING: Summer pool days have me swooning, so I’m stocking up on pool dresses.
On our never-ending quest for healthy snacks, we had to pop in and tell you all about a darling brand we spotted on the cookie aisle at Target! Bitsy’s Brainfood is organic, GMO free, full of whole grains, Vegan, and even Kosher too. They have a growing collection of fun foods like these letter cookies which were a huge hit over here:
Fruit and Veggie numbers:(Sweet) Vegetable cereal! Seriously!
And the overwhelming favorite, Orange Chocolate Beet cookies!We peeked at the Bitsy’s Brainfood and found a whole page of healthy recipes too, which is always welcome with our Summertime mental block towards cooking dinner.
Perhaps the best part of Summer is the plethora of opportunities to dine, gather, play, and dream outside. Having a trunk full of picnic gear is #1 on our Summer Live list, and here’s what we’re bringing:
Today we have a cute little food art idea for you! We typically don’t have a lot of time in the mornings but our kids always, always appreciate creative gestures like these, so we found one great shortcut to help make this fun project doable. Frozen pancakes! We’ve loved a good frozen waffle for years, but had never tried a pancake — these are De Wafelbakkers and were perfect!
Sliced oranges and nectarines with an orange infused syrup. To make the syrup simply bring 1 cup of your favorite maple syrup and the zest and juice of two oranges to a boil on the stove. Reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes and enjoy!
Take two large buttermilk pancakes and one small. Cover the first large in chocolate hazelnut spread. Cut the second large pancake down the center and set on top the first with a triangle of the Nutella showing. Layer thinly sliced strawberries and top with halved blueberries. For the head, slice a mini pancake in half and top with cake decorating pearls.
This panda is one large pancake and two mini. Taking Nutella spread on one halved mini pancake for the ears, and spread on tear drop shapes with blueberry eyes onto the large. Take one more mini for the nose and spread on a nose.
This one is a savory pancake! Taking your favorite tzatziki (a yogurt and cucumber dip, we love Costco’s!) to one large pancake. Then top with thinly sliced cucumbers. Totally refreshing and tasty, and a great lunch option! Even better with sliced turkey.
Thanks to De Wafelbakkers for helping execute this quick ideas! You can find De Wafelbakkers in most major retailers in the frozen breakfast aisle (find a store near you here.) Just look for these: