munchkin at heart [food]

Photos by Lindsey Orton.

We were so lucky to have the amazing private chef Aubrey Niccoli (@aubreyniccoli) and her husband Marco Niccoli (@marconiccoli), President of Catering Operations for Prime Restaurant Group executing our theme with their incredible food. The food was out of this world and so we knew we wanted to highlight it all on its own.Private Chef Aubrey Niccoli & Husband Executive Chef Marco Niccoli of Culinary Crafts You can see the rest of the party here, but to summarize, we picked the theme “Kid at Heart” for our Alt Summit Dinner with Munchkin and knew we wanted the food to be our childhood favorites but elevated the way only the Niccolis can. Bon appetit! Read more

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munchkin at heart party

Photos by Lindsey Orton.

We are always thrilled when we’re asked to host an Alt Summit Dinner, it really is the best part of the conference for us! We loved being able to create this vision with Munchkin! Since our brands both represent childhood, we knew we wanted to create the party around being a Kid at Heart. We’ve got a whole slew of photos if you’d like to see!
Munchkin at Heart Party

The party is this a-way, after the jump!

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love day picks

You knew it was coming, so here it is! Our favorite picks for festive decorating, dressing, and gifting, all for your little ones! Valentine’s day is such a fun holiday to go all out for, and so much of our favorites are easily used year round – because who doesn’t love love?

FOR GIRLS:valentine's clothing for girls

A crochet sweater that can be worn no matter what the season! // Sweet pajamas that can be mixed and matched. // Gold foil smooch shirt! // Blush sneakers that balance femininity with function. Also, no laces to slow her down! // These sewing cards are such a fun project for the kids and then you can double them up as Valentine’s cards for classmates or loved ones. // A twirl dress that she will love. // Mini hearts bleached into our favorite style of jeans. // A festive sock collection is of the utmost importance.// Another Valentine’s card kit that is calling her (our) name. // These rad wellies!

FOR BOYS:

valentines clothes for boys

The perfect hat (in 3 colors and cheap, too!) // Natives new line of 80’s Babies style shoes are so amazing. These are perfect for Valentine’s! // Our friend Alison of the Alison Show loves love like we do, so her new collection with & Apparel is of course, amazing! (Guapo Tee) // Freshly Picked’s floral print is a fun direction for Valentine’s when you need a break from red + hearts. // These Secret Message kit is right up our boys’ alley! // This famous Commes De Garcon heart knock off shirt is now in tiny sizes! // Bandaids for your little bruiser/heartbreaker. // Sometimes a standard striped tee is harder to find then you’d think. Old Navy has a whole trundle! // This Magna board is a fun quiet time activity. // Cutest, festive PJs.

FOR BABY:love day for baby

This soft knit blush suit is incredible! // A cozy friend is always a great gift, and so many options! // This soft coral zip up is a great unisex piece. // Socks in all her favorite colors, blush and bashful. // Another great unisex collection in this great coral pinwheel print. // One more heart print tee for the road. // A cozy twirl skirt for any day of the week! // Perfect little striped tee. // For sweet kicks, Zuzii is our top pick. // What babe wouldn’t like to pound out a love song to you on this piano? // We tend to turn away from graphic tees with cheese messages, but on socks? We’ll take ‘em all.

FOR THE HOME:valentines decor

As we said above we love decking our homes out for this sweet holiday. Here are a few picks that caught our eyes:

A plush heart garland. // Cookie cutters and stamps to make your cookie session extra special. // Two festive trays: Love letter and Watercolor. // A blush + gold side table that has us swooning. 20% off too! // Brush stroke pillow cases. // Books of course. // A gold tiny heart mug. // Heart shaped molds for ice, yellow, and whatever else you can think of. // This Toymail raccoon is really a Wi-Fi hub where you can send voice message to and from devices. A great way for kids to keep in touch with grandparents, cousins and far away loved ones.

Nothing gets us out of our Monday slump like a little shopping, enjoy!

david kind

To end our New Mom New Baby month we wanted to let you guys in on an awesome find that can take that one extra thing off of your list, a lifesaver really when you are at home overwhelmed with a new baby and maybe a few other little ones, too! As our only glasses wearer we sent Jenna in to be our guinea pig.

“I got my first pair of glasses at the age of six years old. Those were the days of long appointments trying on every pair of glasses in the store to be sure to find the RIGHT one. Since those moments of fidgeting in my seat begging my Mom to leave the store, glasses shopping has become easily one of my least favorite things to do especially since I have such a high and difficult prescription! How much do I hate getting new glasses? I lost my pair somehow and literally didn’t have glasses for six months. Mind you I’m so blind I can’t see ANYTHING when I wake up…so that’s how bad I hate it.

When I was pregnant I knew I needed to get glasses for late night feedings and in general being in and out of a comatose state. David Kind came in and saved the day with the easiest, most painless glasses experience I’ve ever had.

All I did was login and fill out a simple questionnaire:

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Then within a few short days I got six hand selected frames from my personal optician, Sami. Little did she know she was in for a real treat with my prescription!

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They have an awesome rating system where you rate each frame individually based on how you liked them on your face. I found a frame right away that I wanted, popped the package back in the mail with the pre-paid label and within a couple days I got correspondence from Sami saying that my prescription was much too high to work within the frames I chose and to get the best fit she wanted to send me six new frames! What a gem.

In my newborn world, glasses are the only accessory and I’m SUPER pleased with my experience!! I would order from David Kind again and again. Quick, efficient and a great price to where you can have several frames at a time. Try it, you’ll like it!!”

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Check out their website right here!

We hope you all have enjoyed (or at least tolerated!) our posts this month, we’ve had so much fun focusing on those exciting new additions and hope it’s been helpful, supportive, informative, and maybe a little entertaining! We are constantly adding things we want to talk about and cover even though this month is all but over, so we hope it will be okay to keep the new baby content weaving in and out of our regular posting! If there is anything you’d like to see more of on Small Fry, as always let us know!

Happy weekend, everyone!

nursery DIYs and hacks

We’ve shown you beautiful, stunning nurseries, but as a bunch of DIY-ers we can’t help but be the most impressed with the spaces that include a little elbow grease and creativity. Here are some of our favorite DIYs and hacks for nurseries from around the web!

SHARPIE PENS

Bennebelle created this Western inspired nursery using our buddy Mandi’s tutorial here! The whole nursery is darling, see the tour here.

Sharpie Paint Pen Wall

and Macaire Douglas of Half Pint Shop‘s version:
Sharpie Paint Pen Wall

 PLASTIC ANIMALS

Take plastic animals and turn them into something special like these neon hooks via Say Yes:Neon Animal Hooks

Or these jar toppers via Caitlin Wilson Design:

animal jar toppers

IKEA HACKS

Make a stop at your local Ikea to make this awesome painted changing table slash dresser, full room tour here!

Nursery Hacks & DIYs

Or paint their Fado lamp into this man on the moon via Mommo Design:DIY and Hacks for Nursery

Or how about these from the Small Fry archives:

After Jenna shared her nursery this week, far and away the most asked question was about the curtain rods. Who knew? But, after searching for gold hardware and only finding them in the exorbitantly priced variety, she decided to spray paint her own! All you need is this Ikea curtain rod and Design Master spray paint.gold rod

Displaying Instagram prints, because there’s no such thing as overgramming a new baby:

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Hanging multiple magazine racks for book storage (and easy access!) not to mention a pretty little display. ikea-hack-books

Turn any ol’ chair into a comfy nursery rocker with this tutorial by Interiors by Kenz:

Nursery Hacks + DIYs

A LITTLE SEWING

Turn your favorite comfy sheet into a fitted crib sheet with this step by step from Dana Made It:

DIY Crib Sheet

 

The talent of the Internet never ceases, does it?