FRYday, already?!

Emily:

Wearing: Has it really already been a week? It feels like the longest week of my life and also the slowest. The end of a pregnancy can do that to you! I packed a few things for a hospital bag the other day and am super excited to try out Belly Bandit’s compression belt to help my hips go back down, and their Mother Tucker nursing tank.

Nursing tanks are historically my jam since I am a t-shirt lifter-upper. Always nice to have that layer underneath that keeps everything concealed.

Also bought a couple of these for the hospital and the pajamas 24/7 phase right after delivery. They’re super pretty in person and crazy cheap. Anything to feel a little bit put together, right?

Reading: I told you last week I was on a reading rampage and it still continues. Finished What Alice Forgot and LOVED it. SO much.

I’m mad that no one told me sooner to read it. It’s totally easy and entertaining but it was such catalyst for deep thinking. Also further proof that I can be easily swayed because it’s sort of a rollercoaster and with every character’s stance I was like “Yeah! You’re right! And then like Yeah! You’re right, too!” It’s basically why I can’t watch politics.

Decorating: Actually finished the nursery last night. Hey-o! Had my Interior Designer buddy Lindsay come over and make me wrap it up, I had a serious mind block about getting stuff hung. It’s always nice to have a fresh set of (formally educated) eyes. She had me pick up this pillow for the rocker which was the perfect add and such a good price for the quality.

Feeling: I had a false alarm earlier this week that totally disrupted my zen and I had to work really hard to get it back. So I spent a day painting a huge canvas for the nursery and listening to the most brooding classical I could find. It helped so much! I am now back in the relinquishing control state of mind and letting this baby do what he will when he will.

Listening: Playlist for aforementioned painting session.

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Nicole:

Wearing: Not enough! (oops face emoji!) We have been spending the majority of our time at the beach and pools so just living the dream in bathing suits. Some cover-up situations I’ve been loving the most are these. Old Navy Chambray dress and these Madewell Denim Overall shorts. 

Decorating: This bookcase amazon find is near perfection for the ever growing collection of books in my home.

Reading: Another great coffee table book find for my loyal followers (bah, does ANYONE care about my coffee table books?) No, Nicole, you are the only hoarder here.

Im starting a new category here, guys. WANTING. THIS is what I’m WANTING. This iconic lounger has been needing me, and I it for years. I have found this perfect replica, I think its time I take the plunge. Who is with me? Its so doable when its not the real deal, right?

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#amazinghood surprise

When Dreft offered to partner with us to help spoil a mother-to-be we jumped at the chance! We always love an opportunity to give back to one of you amazing readers. Having a new baby staple like Dreft on board only made it feel more doable as three busy moms ourselves! We got the sweetest email from Julie’s sister-in-law and we could hardly believe what we were reading. It is like something from a movie, but in reality it is Julie’s everyday experience for the last two years.#amazinghood surpriseJust two years ago Julie had her first baby, a beautiful boy. While she was waiting out the labor process in the hospital, her mother had a fall that caused a serious head injury. Her mother ended up in the same hospital in a bed a level below Julie, and has been in a coma ever since. Hearing Julie talk about how one of the happiest days of her life was clouded with grief and worry was so heartbreaking. Almost like she traded her mom for her son,  entering motherhood not being able to talk or communicate with her. Now two years later she is set to have her second baby any day now, while her mother still remains in that coma.#amazinghood surprise#amazinghood surpriseWe can still hardly wrap our minds around this, shed lots of tears at the thought and totally woke us up on some things we take for granted everyday. We couldn’t wait to meet Julie, give a little gift and our well-wishes. We surprised her with her sister-in-law’s help and luckily she had heard of Small Fry before so it wasn’t a total cold call. 😉#amazinghood surpriseJulie was so peaceful and resolved and has taken on so much in the last two years. She said her son was the best gift she could’ve been given the day of her mom’s accident and she looks forward to delivering her new baby in happier circumstances. Maybe we can talk Julie into sharing more of her story here, the complexities and details taught us so much in the time we spent with her! To keep her privacy in tact we’ll just stop at the quick version summary. When we packed her gift bag that Dreft smell hit our noses and we instantly had memories of our own babies, folding tiny onesies and swaddling blankets. Isn’t amazing how smells can do that? We hope that smell will remind her of happy times, too!#amazinghood surpriseHer little gift included the detergent in both the Stage One formula for newborns and Stage 2 which is especially created to get stains out of your more active toddler’s clothing. They also provided Blissfuls which you can toss into any laundry load for that sweet Dreft smell.We also threw in our favorite baby gifts – Freshly Picked moccasins, a Solly Baby Dolly Swaddle for her son to practice with, a Little Standout teether, MAM binkies#amazinghood surpriseParenthood is one big messy beautiful journey and everyone has a story to tell. We’re grateful to have heard Julie’s!#amazinghood surpriseThanks to Dreft for sponsoring this fun event!

Father’s Day Gift Guide

SO happy to have the guys from Tosan here today sharing what they’d be stoked to get for Father’s Day! They have such great taste and we’re loving all these picks! Catch more of their goodness on their site here. Welcome, Tosan!

Father’s Day is coming up fast. And while we know you appreciate all the dads in your life, you might not have figured out that perfect gift just yet. We’ve put together a guide of carefully selected products that are all US made and personally tried and tested by us here at Tosan, for every budget and every guy.Small Fry x Tosan1. POP + TOT Fleece set ($75) What’s cooler than matching your kid in a non matchy way? Pretty much nothing.

2. Aloha Sunday Waterline Tee ($40) A rad graphic and on the softest tee.

3. Eroix Dawn & Dusk Underneathwear Pack ($64) Just when you thought underwear couldn’t fit better or be more comfortable, along comes Eroix. Bonus, they sent along the code SMALLFRY15 for you guys to save 15% off.

4. Beeteeth Eye See You ($8) A cool, graphic, wearable way to say you’re with him til death do you part.

5. Norden Kaaterskill Hand Wash ($25) This smells so good, he’ll make you buy your own to use.

6. Tosan This Year of Us Notebook (3 for $25) Part journal, part baby book, all easy. We designed this to be a non-intimidating way to document all of the beauty that happens in everyday life.

7. Tracksmith Longfellow Short ($90) Four way stretch, moisture wicking, tailored. For the guy who doesn’t do short shorts but doesn’t want baggy ones either.

8. Winding Wheel Whiskey Cloth ($24) A classy and rugged addition to his bar kit.

9. Food Faces Coloring Book ($15) A fun activity with the kids or adult coloring books are all the rage now. Bonus, you can check out the photo book project that artist and dad Ferris Plock did as well.

10. July Nine Moresby Tote ($79) Cordura nylon in a rad camo print and leather handles. No one needs to know it’s filled with Goldfish crackers and old receipts.

11. Andytown Wind and Sea Blend ($9.50) Let’s be real. Dads need coffee. A lot of it. Might as well be the best.

12. Canoe Leather Coasters ($64) These will naturally darken to rich brown over time and your nice coffee table will stay in mint condition.

13. Wood & Faulk Camp Stool ($165) A staple in our camp kit, this guy folds for easily storage and will only get more beautiful and more comfortable over time as it wears in.

14. Apolis Indigo Wool Chore Jacket ($328) We know, wool. In June? But this is that good. The fit is impeccable and this will truly last him a lifetime.

15. Almond Joy Surfboard (Custom) He can take his surf game to the next level with this versatile board.

Patriotic Party Spread

You know our love for the 4th of July runs deep so we had to share a little side proejcts we did with Zurchers for their site! We grabbed all their red, white and blue and created a party spread for their website and here’s how it turned out!Patriotic Party SpreadOur love for a one-table festive party spread runs just as deep. It makes the best impact for the least amount of effort! We also love their new striped balloons up against the flag backdrop. Festive sodas just add to the fun!Patriotic Party SpreadZurchers has every color of the rainbow in these tassel garlands. Another great element that adds texture and is reusable again and again.Patriotic Party SpreadAnd a few more details! Patriotic Party Spread Party treat bags:Patriotic Party Spread Star cups!Patriotic Party Spread The 4th is only a month away so snag your party supplies while they’re still in stock! Find the whole party spread linked up here.Patriotic Party Spread

PARTY SOURCES LINKED HERE.

Mama to Be Mornings

We have an amazing event to share with you Utah locals today! Our friends at Ergo and BabyList are putting on a brunch for all you mamas and mamas-to-be next Saturday, June 11th! Tickets are only $15 early bird (early bird ends June 6th, but use SMALLFRY20 for a discount!) which includes a brunch as well as the following:Ergo Event June 11th in Provo

Mama to Be Mornings is an educational feast that includes a panel of experts. Moderator Erica Chidi Cohen doula and founder of The Mama Circle will lead a dynamic discussion on: Cultivating a Healthy Pregnancy and postpartum shift. With a panel featuring 5 experts including Provo’s leading midwife ,OBGYN, Pediatrician and IBCLC Lacation Consultant. Ergo Event June 11th in ProvoThe 4th trimester is such a sensitive time filled with so many emotions! We are so excited to hear this panel and continue the conversation about taking care of ourselves throughout the whole pregnancy experience. Check out some images from their previous events in LA and New York!Ergo Event June 11th in Provo

There will also be a collection of the best brands and gear for you to see and handle in person. See that list here!Ergo Event June 11th in ProvoUse SMALLFRY20 for a discount and early bird pricing ends this Monday, so be sure to scoop up your tickets! Event Page here.

Oh and hey Jenna from Pretty Little Liars. 😉Ergo Event June 11th in Provo

Images by Morgan Pansing @morganpansing

 

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