kindhood towel ponchos

Snapped a few pics of my boys in their Kindhood towel ponchos while we were beaching it this weekend in California and had to share. My friend Carly started this company and I am thrilled to team up on a really great giveaway on Instagram, too! (@smallfryblog) You guys are gonna flip over these, read up below!Kindhood I made the switch to towel ponchos earlier this Summer (SO much easier than schlepping/dragging everyone’s towels) but there are only a few designs anywhere and they’re not that great. Then came KINDHOOD!Kindhood I currently have these hanging in the bathroom as they have also replaced my boys’ bath towels! KindhoodKindhood is terry lined and made with bamboo cotton which is THE softest material you can find. So silky and buttery and cool to the touch.KindhoodThese fabrics have a 97% UV ray filter so once they’ve had enough sun, but maybe not enough play, the fun doesn’t have to stop! KindhoodIt’s also moisture-wicking and the bamboo is antibacterial, too!  I have been loving these for bath time, and don’t have to worry to much if I forget to bring them in from the car after the pool. See all their darling prints here, they also have infant towels!KindhoodAnyway, I hope you all love them like I do and grab some for your water babies for bath time or get a headstart on Fall break vacation plans! Head to Instagram to win one for you and a buddy!!

HAYES // CAL  // RALEIGH

budget home: overstock

Happy mid-week everyone! Today’s post is the next in my Budget Home series! (Catch the rest here) Truthfully I could dedicate every post on Small Fry until the end of time to Overstock finds, its just a HUGE daunting, but amazing resource for home on a budget. But, what is better than budget home finds, than budget home finds on sale? So today I’m only showing you my favorites from their Labor Day Sale, but be warned there’s about a million amazing things not on sale, but of course still in the aforementioned budget category. 🙂
RUGS:

SMALL FURNITURE:

SEATING:

snack hacks

Sponsored by Stonyfield Yokids.

Hayes has been in school for about a week and Cal starts his first day tomorrow, but I already feel infinitely more “with it.” Owning the day instead of letting it own me, you know? I just had to get myself set up for success and here are two easy ways to help kids get not only a healthy snack, but also independently so!Fridge Snack BoxGrab + Go Snack Boxes. I have these in the pantry and also the fridge where they’re pre-portioned, bagged, and easy to spot. They can grab whatever snack looks good to them even if I am detained, or if we’re in a rush. I do the Stonyfield Yokids pouches, smoothies or squeezers, prepackaged hummus and guacamole with veggies, string cheese, and pouches. It changes each week but these are usually always there because my kids love it all!snackboxI love the pouches for this because there’s no mess, no spoons or even the torn off top of the tube to pick up later. The Stonyfield YoKids pouches are the jam!stonyfieldI want ALL my kids to be able to eat more independently, including the baby! I love the pouches for him and I freeze all our yogurt squeezers for his nonstop teething, poor guy. He’s getting a few more teeth and his molars and he loves to gnaw on the squeezers. Since they’re frozen, he’s learning to eat a bit more cleanly too since he has a little bit more control over how much comes out and spills just don’t happen! Also the frozen squeezer is great for packing in lunches to keep other items chilled, too! Still nice and cold by lunch.frozenpops

Earlier this Summer we made the switch to Stonyfield Yokids yogurts (anyone else’s shopping habits dictated by what Coscto is carrying?) and my boys all LOVE them. I feel like it’s this secret Mom Win since it’s 20-40% less sugar and healthier ingredients and organic. Because Stonyfield YoKids yogurts are certified organic, that means each cup is always made without the use of toxic persistent pesticides, artificial hormones, antibiotics. You can read more about their Organic qualities here! Less sugar obviously didn’t change how delicious it is or deter them in the slightest, they love them just as well as the higher sugar ones we used to buy! You all know how picky Callum is- he’s got the nose of a bloodhound and a creature of habit and he made the switch no problem as well! He likes the smoothie cups the best, another great on the go option! Something he can drink on the way to school even! Stonyfield

I get mine at Costco, but they have so many great product as you can see! Don’t forget their classic yogurt cups, too. You’ll also notice Stonyfield Yokids has animals on each of their products! They sponsor the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and also SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction) and they’re giving away a trip for a family to go to South Africa and see them all up close and personal! YES please!!

weekend deals

Good deals galore!

That Brickyard Buffalo backpack that has Fjallraven vibes is out, sorry for the delay!!bbMy comforter from West Elm (the ones in Insta Story today!) is an additional 20% off right now!Screen Shot 2017-08-19 at 9.35.39 PMUrban Outfitters has BOGO 50% for my favorite BDG jeans (distressed, regular) and super good deals on Adidas and a bunch of other sneakers:jeansAnthro has 20% off going on, so many beautiful Fall pieces!4130099510054_008_b

F21 is 50% off activewear. I had literally just bought these, pretty sure they don’t price adjust, but if you all get a good deal I’ll be happy. Swiss Dot // Colorblockf21

FAQ’s FROM INSTA STORIES: 

This might have to be a weekly post on it’s own, but we’ll combine today!

My two book picks for September – The War of Art (hardcopy) and A Little Life (audio) — Read with me! Maybe we can start a DM group to talk about it.

Also as always find all the outfits I wear on Insta Story Outfit of the Days right here! I have been trying to feature at least one a week on my main Insta page, let me know if that’s too much or if you want more!

Lastly, here are the products featured in my Ode to The Beyouty Bureau Story…These are all the recs I’ve picked up from Kayti. There are a lot, and even more I wish to buy. Follow her to stay up to date, she is always abreast of the best stuff around.

SHOWER FAVES: Oil for shaving and body wash that eliminated my razor burn, even closer shave then Creamo Cream. // Exfoliating Towel // Lined Shower cap for keeping styled hair extra dry in the shower.

EYES: Blue eyeliner – Vivid Brights NYX  // Rocket Volume Mascara // Tarte Shapetape Concealer // Nars Concealer // Black and Gold eye patches // Also did grabbed this glitter eye and it’s so cool. I am all about it for Fall. LIPS: Colour Pop lips // Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

FACE: Becca Highlighter in Moonstone // It Cosmetics Brow Power // White Wedding  Moisturizer  // CosRx Black Head  // Urban Decay Setting Spray // Whish Oil Cleanser (she has now chosen this one over Whish, but I haven’t tried it yet! Its half the price though! // Palette 

HAIR: Kristin Ess Beave Wave Style Spray  (my favorite of all this year) // Spiral Ponytail Holders