Happy FRYday all! We are heading into a huge holiday weekend for us Mormons – Pioneer Day! – which is the last hurrah and then it feels like everything sort of cyclones into back to school. We’re always grateful for our Pioneer heritage its a constant reminder that we can accomplish anything with a little faith and perseverance. Here’s what’s on our mind (Nicole isn’t feeling so hot, so we’ll catch her next week!)


fryjWEARING: Fashion is still a bit challenging currently with a few extra baby lbs and nursing so I’ve been obsessed with these tops (all on sale!) one // two // three. Also I’m always trying to find the perfect v neck and I’m obsessing over this one. See it in action in my latest essential oil YouTube video here.

 Which brings me to WORRYING: I’ve been educating on essential oils for years and it’s suddenly become such a fad. In one way I’m SO HAPPY to see so many people using natural solutions in others I worry that people think I’m just trying to get on with a trend or make big bucks. My Small Fry sisters can attest to my witch doctor ways… it’s been a part of me a long time! I am always hopeful that people can see I’m genuine!
I think i made clear what i’m DECORATING with here (shhh don’t tell my husband!) hope you shopped this killer sale! I’ve been dying over Target’s killer selection of mid-century modern designed pieces. In particular I’m swooning over this deskdining table and ceiling lamp. Use code REFRESH for 10% off all home furniture right now!
LISTENING: to my kids. I know I know it’s not the typical thing we talk about here but i’ve been really making an effort this week to get down on my kids level and listen! It sounds so simple but something I’m really working on!
WATCHING: We’ve been on a major tv and electronic hiatus all summer because we’re just playing not stop and I love it. In fact we’ve been considering getting rid of TV all together! Have any of you done it?! Tell me I have it in me!

fryemWEARING: Right on schedule my eyes are directed toward Fall clothing. Things won’t cool down for a couple months here, but loved these two (dress, top) as good transition pieces from the crazy good Jcrew sale!

READING: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiam. What started out as a short story ended up as a novel because he loved the story so much he couldn’t’ part with it! I’ll give you my review in a few weeks!

LISTENING: Careful You by TV on the Radio. My boys request this one every car ride lately.

DECORATING: Our Master bedroom sort of gets the sloppy seconds as far as decorative attention goes. Trying to resolve that with a few simple updates like these Loom Pillows and Jenna’s (on sale!) felt woven basket recc to hold said pillows when they get tossed on the floor at night by my husband who hates all unnecessary pillows. Compromise, ha!

WATCHING: Due to absolutely nothing being on + spending hours on my laptop for an exciting secret project which I will reveal later, I gave Grace and Frankie a whirl on Netflix. It reminds me of that comforting Nora Ephron type flick, including the drool worthy set designs. (Sol and Robert’s house!!)

WORRYING: My 3rd pregnancy/miscarriage’s due date came and went this week. You know when you have those milestones in your mind “I’ll for sure be pregnant by my due date!” I had a friend with the exact same due date and found myself just sobbing at the sight of her new baby. Life can be sweetly cruel, can’t it? I have my fertility tip catching arms wide open, hit me!

ANTIPCATING: Callum turns four on Sunday! I cannot believe my own ears. My baby is 4?!    He is my walking contradiction, he is so many things and he is definitely not a few other things. I always say he is a mystery to me and for some reason that makes him easier for me to parent. Like I don’t recognize the motives for anything he does and weirdly that’s an absolute delight. He catches me off guard, surprises, terrifies, and I can’t help but watch him grow with a twinkle in my eye.

See you next week!


We couldn’t head into Back to School season on the blog without sharing this year’s Summertime obsession, the Bella Cotton Candy Maker!
Bella Cotton Candy Maker This little beauty has come with us to the pool, BBQs and of course a sidewalk entrepreneurial venture. Cotton Candy machines we’ve seen in the past have been quite the undertaking to transport, this one is so light and compact it can go wherever the celebration takes you!  Bella Cotton Candy MakerAlso, its actually easy to use. The boys made their own, sugar wasn’t flying everywhere so clean up wasn’t too bad either! Anytime they can get in on the action we are thrilled and so are they!Bella Cotton Candy Maker How cute is Dash’s Cotton Candy sale set up? Bella nails the retro vibe making each of their appliances so cute and totally party ready. This ice cream maker for instance. Bella Cotton Candy Maker
Check out their whole darling line-up here!Bella Cotton Candy Maker

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West Elm Sale!

By Jenna.

So sorry for all the sale posts this week, we just had to share one more! West Elm is one of my favorite places to shop and when I was perusing on line I noticed some of my favorite items we have in our house are on sale I thought I’d share!Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.04.53 PMBentwood Office Chair– I’m obsessed with this chair. It’s seriously perfect and I’ve been on the hunt for one for so long! It swivels, changes heights, has wheels and is the perfect tone of white washed wood and grey. Buy it. You know you want to! And also off topic but not so off topic is this desk which I also love. It’s on sale here.

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I bought these Woven Felt Baskets last year. They are the perfect storage for blankets, pillows, shoes, anything really. It’s always a plus when organization looks intentional and pretty. I’m also dying over this basket.

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.25.40 PMMy absolute favorite clock on earth is also on special. These go out of stock so quick! I bought mine a couple years ago and get asked all the time where it’s from. It’s so beautiful, clean and fits in everywhere. Not on sale but just FYI these leather dining chairs I have in my living room are so comfy!Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.35.04 PMAll West Elm bedding right now is 30% off making their duvets SUCH a reasonable price. I get a new duvet every year from WE but always stick to white. I’m eyeing this one, this one and this one.Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.42.52 PMThis metallic pillow in Lolly’s room is over 50% off, the pouf pictured is no longer available but i also really love this one that is. I’ve included some other sale items I’m loving in the carousel below! Happy Shopping!


Nordstrom Baby #nsale

NordstrombabyLittle Giraffe Blanket– Everyone of my kids have had these and LOVED them. They’re the absolute softest on the planet and every kid needs one to love on!

The Honest Company- Stocking up on The Honest Company both for yourself and the new babies in your life is super easy at this price. This comes in the perfect gift package.

Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets– You can NEVER find these on sale and they’re the ultimate in swaddle blanket. Once you’ve had them you’ll never go back. We’ve never seen this set before either and it’s absolutely darling and unisex!

Nuna Leaf– Finally baby gear doesn’t have to be a huge eye sore in the middle of your living room. This Nuna Leaf baby seat is both functional and aesthetically pleasing which is worth a lot in our book.

ZoLi Nail Trimmer– At half off it’s original price the nail trimmer is a must have. No more tiny bleeding fingers. It seriously is magic!

Little Giraffe Hooded Towel– Our kids have all had these and LOVED them. Perfect for after bath or just to snuggle in they’re that soft. Also never have seen them this cheap!

Petunia Picklebottom Tote– Once you’ve grown out of your diaper bag with 900 compartments this is the bag for you! Still has pockets galore to organize your tiny baby things but still chic to tote around when you finally get the guts to leave your baby with a sitter! Also love that you can just wipe this puppy down.

Melissa & Doug Dollhouse– While maybe a think in advance baby gift, this doll house is PERFECT for the little chick in your life. It was on our favorite dollhouse round up last Christmas and Jenna just purchased it for Lolly this year (shhh don’t tell!)

Baby Bling Bows- We’ve obviously raved about these tons! Should you not want our Small Fry Pack (are you crazy?!) You can buy them individually on sale!


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#NSale Picks for Women

The Anniversary Sale for Nordstrom is always a fun chance to pick up Fall and Winter pieces at an awesome discounted rate. As usual Nordstrom is taking all our favorite Fall trends into account and making it easy to have the looks we want for less! Here’s some of the trends we’ve been excited about:nsale

A. The light colored coat. Not too dramatic, goes with everything and is as classic as them come. Three must-haves: The Camel Coat, the Trench and the short Faux Fur Jacket.

B. Bottom-Half. Medium wash ankle length denim go amazing with a knee grazing coat like we shared above. This AG pair is the best and so highly rated across the board it’s a safe bet for just about any shape! A plaid Trouser pant was seen on just about every runway for Fall 2015 and its a fun addition to bring your basics up a notch. Wide leg, slim leg, patterned or solid, trousers topped with a chunky sweater, a trim cut blazer, or a plain blouse are all so chic for Fall!

C.The #NSale always pulls through with Fall favorites for your feet: Get Hunters at a fraction of the cost (with the new back zipper which is EVERYTHING because have you ever tried to get Hunters off without pulling a hammy? Us either.) These patent oxfords would be the perfect add to your ankle jeans + overcoat combo. And we picked these Sperry’s up, (such a great deal!) they suggest sizing up, but that didn’t work over here. True to size! Unless you’re wearing the world’s thickest socks!

D. All black everything. No better time to build up your black wardrobe! It carries all through the Winter and truly never fails.

See them all below!

We couldn’t do an #NSale round up without sharing the crazy amazing deals Nordstrom secured with Zella! Our favorite leggings in so many different variations at around half off. So good! Happy shopping!!


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