FRYday

Happy FRYday everyone, here’s what we’ve been thinking about this week. We hope you have a great weekend and we’ll see you Monday!! xo, Emily Jenna and Nicole

EMILY:FRYdayWEARING: Another obsession this Summer has been the muscle tank sleeve. I don’t even love it on my self but I love it on everyone else. This tank and this dress are heavy in the rotation.

READING: My most recent read is the Alchemist but listen, I thought it was just okay. So a not so recent but pretty amazing read Brain on Fire would be my next rec. So fascinating and gripping!

LISTENING: Icarus by The Staves. The other night putting kids to bed Hayes asked what other songs I knew (I guess he got sick of the same three over and over) and so I brought house down with this one, (wink!) such a pretty lullaby. Also: No Me No You No More, are you kidding me?

WORRYING: That brother I mentioned last week lives with us now, and giving me insight to how it feels to raise a teenager. The worry increases ten fold! Happy to have my boys in the cocoon of not quite toddler, not quite a youth for a little while longer.

ANTICIPATING: Jenna’s 30th! She’s treating us to a spa getaway (we’re ticked, we wanted to plan her something, typical J.) I can’t wait to relax and celebrate!

DECORATING: I can hardly keep up with my house now that Summer is in full swing. Back to using big bins to gather toys and clothes throughout the day and doing one big put-away at night. This one is great!

WATCHING: I am unfettered by crass television, sadly I prefer it. Not proud. Veep has my heart forever.

NICOLE:
FRYdayWEARING: Two of my favorite Summer dresses are on sale this weekend 30% off! I got black and white in this one, and you can’t beat a simple white shirt dress whether at the pool or dinner.

READING: Have you picked up this new-ish Oliver Jeffers book yet? It’s beautiful and has the cutest story all about the ABCs and a new favorite around here!

LISTENING: Fisher Price has a Safety Songs album that the boys are loving!! It’s full of catchy songs that help teach safe practices like looking both ways, and how to call 9-1-1 and more!

WORRYING: I hit 30 this year and have seen my skin start to age more rapidly. Yikes! Any tips?

ANTICIPATING: Strawberry Days! It’s a week long carnival (and lots of other things) that is put on where we live and we live for it in the Summer.

DECORATING: For those who’ve asked, the greenery in our photos lately is a Fiddle Leaf Fig! I picked mine up at the local Sun River Gardens.

WATCHING: Song of the Sea is such magic, if you need a beautiful film to watch with your family this is it!

JENNA:jfry

WEARING: Starting a little Target sandal collection. These come in loads of colors so you can go crazier or stick to this pretty cognac shade. (Here and here.)

READING: Maybe one day I’ll take a vacation where I get to read! This Utah trip is looking like it will be read-free sadly.

LISTENING: Top 40! Something about that pop beat that just feels like Summer.

WORRYING: Worrying about my weight, honestly. The process has just been such an emotional roller coaster after my third baby. Some days I’m patient with myself and other days I’m just so annoyed it’s not coming off faster!

ANTICIPATING:  My parents departure to Turkey. They’re going for three years, and while we’ve done it once before so it seems like old hat, there are a lot of mixed emotions with their new adventure!

DECORATING: I’m obsessed with the Loom Goods Bolga Baskets.

WATCHING: Nothing! Summer is so awesome because we just pool and park hop and everyone’s happy!

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Kicking Off Summer with PediaSure SideKicks!

unnamed-3We are so excited today to be kicking off a series of posts in partnership with PediaSure SideKicks! With 6 hungry boys between us we know the demands of getting these boys full, fed & with all the nutrition they need!_ysTCiI4yTdwEdBA84AYjrG1OQfa-0Tu5NE47rnNe7A,Z-DksEWudMk5kjCHQ4OtbfFTAyfVnBG6jGmHVR0o5JUDid you know that 90% of kids don’t get enough veggies in their diet?! That’s why when we were introduced to the new SideKicks Fruit & Veggie Smoothie by PediaSure we were so impressed! This new smoothie with kid-approved taste provides fruits and vegetables that kids need and helps fill the top four nutrient gaps in kids diets–fiber, calcium, vitamin D & potassium.AHaza72fKqacmoN0_UJTfB_CAKgtawkEpEVYM9EcWro,x1m7aVIWfQ9-Wxe2M4bTHtFcOFu0rSh5qeVsRRcABIk

This tasty mix in can be blended with your child’s favorite smoothie to give them an added boost! We put SideKicks to the test and it quite obviously was Quinn approved!dXnVrhvosc8le5EAD1XsHEXCjjNQsF9YT4IrnFGEecE e5KT8rHjlsIRf6ziPaohCLVqVQmqBgPQGVYJB2SCVIEWe blended our favorite fruits Strawberry, Blackberries and added in some Carrots, Water & Chia Seeds! Topped it off with some SideKicks mix in and we’re golden! qbdWDCqWRyA1hER8LshmLXzRSeoobUxjvRhUyijDa54

Look for more posts to come with this partnership over the Summer as we share creative ways to get your child’s nutritional needs met! Also, head to Pediasure’s site for more ways to incorporate SideKicks into your meals!Pediasure SideKicks

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[GIVEAWAY] Bumbleride Indie Jogger

BUMBLEWe are SO stoked to be partnering up with Bumbleride to giveaway an Indie jogging stroller just in time for all your Summer adventures! We are obsessed with Bumbleride! Gone are the days of sacrificing beautiful design in order to have a jogging stroller that fits your active lifestyle. The Indie Stroller is beautiful, sleek, comes in a multitude of on trend colors but yet is still so functional for your busy family. The seat reclines entirely, it folds up easily and has all sorts of adjustable settings to make it a customized fit for your little one. Now that we’ve raved about it how about we GIVE ONE AWAY!!!!

One lucky Small Fry reader [U.S. and Canada only] will receive an Indie Jogging Stroller in the color of your choice!! This stroller retails at $499.

Now let’s get entering.

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Summer Essential Oil Recipes!

Essential Oils have become a new rage which we are so very excited about since we’ve been blogging about the benefits of them since our blog began 3 years ago and they have actually been used for thousands of years for their health benefits. One of our most popular posts is our original summer essential oil recipes and we’ve updated them for your summer fun this year.

A NOTE ON SAFETY AND EDUCATION: Always dilute your essential oils with 3 drops fractionated coconut oil to 1 drop essential oil on your children! While these are certified therapeutic grade, organic and safe…they are powerful and must be used properly!

Keep reading to find out how to win your very own starter kit!

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Enter to win The Family Physician Kit + Wellness Advocate membership below! What’s so cool about a membership that people don’t realize is that you are 1. not required to purchase monthly and 2. never actually have to purchase again should you not want to!

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Don’t want to wait to win? Purchase the Home Essentials Kit as a wellness advocate and the first 10 Small Fry readers only will receive Tangerine, Dil, Spearmint and Cumin Oil as well as In Tune which is a focus blend made of precious oils to enhance focus and support healthy thought processes. Get started here or feel free to e-mail us hello@smallfryblog.com with any questions!fb45931b-23df-40a5-8d5d-a80888f6d927

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FRYday

We are giving our FRYdays a little makeover today, we hope you like it! Just a little peek into different elements of our lives each week in the form of these little lists. We hope you’ll share yours with us, too!

NICOLE:

FRYday: Nicole

WEARING: I can’t help it, I love a beautiful neutral and a crisp classic. This Summer I am loving this Popover, these sandals and these fantastic earrings.

READING: “Boys Should Be Boys: 7 Secrets to Raising Healthy Sons: helps parents restore the delights of boyhood and enable today’s boys to become the mature, confident, and thoughtful men of tomorrow. Boys will always be boys–rambunctious, adventurous, and curious, climbing trees, building forts, playing tackle football, and pushing their growing bodies to the limit as part of the rite of passage into manhood. But today our sons face an increasingly hostile world that doesn’t value the high-spirited, magical nature of boys.” That summary alone sold me!

LISTENING: Bijou Market’s Spring Playlist, I can’t quit it!

ANTICIPATING: Kindergarten for Dash. Ugh!

DECORATING: I love decorating with beautiful coffee table books, some of my favorite recent purchases Christian Louboutin, Tom Ford and Harper’s Bazaar’s Greatest Hits. Locals, Alice Lane’s Wonderland has an incredible selection!

WORRYING: Always worrying about raising Dash and Sunny in a split family.

WATCHING: I don’t watch TV (it’s true she doesn’t, ever! -Em) but my boys have been loving the Leap Frog shows on Netflix!

JENNA:

FRYday: Jenna

WEARING: I am obsessed with these Lululemon pants. I know a lot of products say you can wear them from working out to everyday activities, but these you actually can. // Wearing these sandals like crazy, such a great Summer staple that can be dressed up or down. // Also, this highlighter is crazy amazing!

READING: The Smartest Kids in the World. I’ve been thinking lots about how what we focus and praise our kids for is what they become. I’ve seen how the school system can try to label and confine and I always hope to celebrate children for being just who they are! Loving this book.

LISTENING: This American Life on NPR. Always so good, but the “Batman” epsiode is not to be missed.

ANTICIPATING: Visiting Utah this month and eating all the things!!

DECORATING: With plants! Ivy, rubber plants, Hydrangeas, succulents, whatever I can get my hands on!

WORRYING: About vaccinating Lolly. For some reason it’s been really tough for me this time and I can’t bring myself to do it even though I believe in it!!

WATCHING: The Sandlot is on daily at my house, my boys are obsessed. Don’t blame them!

EMILY:FRYday: Emily

WEARING: I’m having a fringe moment. I can’t explain it. These sandals and this top for starters.

READING: I’ve had These is My Words recommended to me one hundred times, and I finally bought and devoured it. It lives up to all the hype.

LISTENING: I have listened to Sia’s Elastic Heart on repeat for days. I tend to do that, overplay until I’m sick of it. The lyrics stay with me long after the song is over.

ANTICIPATING: My older sister and her little guy (and her little gal in utero!) are coming to stay with us for a month while her husband moves them cross country and I can’t wait!

DECORATING: Nicole and Jenna got me on the pouf train. I switched out my ottoman for a giant one from Home Goods and this one, too! I love that its multifunctional and the boys never stop playing with them.

WORRYING: My little brother got himself into some trouble and is facing the consequences. I am praying non-stop for his welfare. It has re-bonded my family together which is a definite silver lining!

WATCHING: I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the Jinx after we watched it a couple months ago. Until I watched Going Clear. This world, man. Both are on HBO (the HBO GO app is free for the first month, so get it and watch both immediately. That is if you can handle insane people.)