Tag Archives: best tips

spring cleaning with kids

It’s about that time of year where we are ready to deep clean the house, reorganize the drawers, and rotate the closets. With curious kids around this can be an uphill battle, so we came up with a plan. If you can’t beat ’em, make them join YOU! We asked the Queen of homemade and safe cleaning supplies, Jillee, to weigh in. Here are her top 10 favorite homemade cleaning supplies. (We swear by her Kitchen Miracle Cleaner!) And 30+ more homemade cleaning supply recipes that use safe products and essential oils. We’ve pinned our favorites already here, feel free … Read more

Danielle Oakey Interiors Giveaway! [closed]

Congrats to Brittny Thompson for winning this giveaway! Today we have an awesome giveaway in partnership with Danielle Oakey Interiors! Decorating your home can be such a fun an exciting process, and it can also feel stressful and never-ending. Sifting through thousands of rugs, lamps, chairs and knick-knacks for that one special piece takes a real investment of time. Danielle knows all of these things and she wants to make creating that perfect room more fun and less work for you! So we teamed up with Danielle to give one lucky reader a $300 room overhaul with Danielle. She does … Read more

newborn essentials giveaway! [closed]

Congratulations to Megan H. for winning this giveaway! One of our most requested posts is our favorite products for new babies and new mamas. We are so happy to present it today, and even better, this entire $1000+ loot will go to one lucky reader! Keep reading to enter, but first here’s some info on why we love each of these products. 1. Candy Kirby Designs leggings [$38]: We’re just slightly obsessed with Candy Kirby. The designs are spot on and the soft jersey is unbeatable for your little one. We hardly get our newborns dressed out of sleep sacks (see … Read more

products we love: tangled tantrum

Welcome to the last post in our mini series all about hair! We knew if we were to recommend any styling products for kids it had better be awesome, and that’s just what Tangled Tantrum is! This product has just launched online and can be found in stores at these locations. They all work wonderfully, our kids love to use them, even better their hair smells like the beach (with natural extracts like aloe and chamomille) and all Tangled Tantrum products are Paraben-free! Detangling spray for boys and girls // Styling wax Amber, mama of two and founder of Tangled Tantrum … Read more

products we love: the wet brush

This weekend we’re talking all about hair! Next up is our favorite little tool for ourselves and the boys. If you have kids with any amount of hair you’ve probably dealt with the rat’s nest – the sign of a night of tossing and turning, friction and mashing – that leaves you with one giant dread lock to brush out. If your kid has a sensitive head it’s even more of an ordeal. Emily actually cut her boy Hayes’ hair because he wouldn’t let her brush it. Thankfully Wet Brush found us! The main reason why the Wet Brush works so well is … Read more

five tiny ‘dos with salon k

Update: We’ve added three more hair styles to this series, check them out here! When Bloomies approached us about doing a post about hair for girls, (and 30% off for readers and $200 giveaway in the post above!) we knew we’d have to call upon some professionals. Salon K, a local full-service salon had us over and brainstormed some awesome easy hair tutorials for little gals as well! Check out Salon K’s blog and Facebook page deals and more hair inspiration! First up, Pearl and the BRAIDED TOP KNOT with a Bloomies bow: 1. Create a ponytail on the crown … Read more

family gallery walls

We’re talking all about decorating with family pictures over at Kristen Duke Photography today! We all have different design aesthetics and different color schemes, but we all agree that family photos should be bright and full of color! We all tend to cluster our photos so they have one focal point in the house, and it might be a little instinctive too. Not only does free up ledges, tables, and shelves for other decor, but it also keeps those fragile frames up and away from tiny hands. Keep reading for a full list of sources, and head to Kristen’s blog … Read more

juicing 101

Welcome to wellness week! With a fresh new year ahead of us, we wanted to focus on creating healthy habits and best practices for ourselves and our kids! A huge thank you to Jylare Smith Photography for these beautiful images, she shoots in Utah, Idaho and California and is a real artist! Emily’s two-year old, Hayes, is a pretty picky eater. If you have one of these at your house, you know how frustrating it can been to get them to try new foods, let alone feeding them a well-balanced diet. A little over a year ago, she started juicing … Read more

prescribe nutrition giveaway [closed]

We were talking about resolutions the other day, and how inspired we feel to set them, how motivated we feel to start them, and then how demoralizing it can feel when we lose steam a few days in. For the small or large resolutions that really stick, don’t you feel so proud? For Nicole it’s praying with her family everyday, Jenna committed to eating clean and working out (forty pounds gone in the last year!), for Emily it was kicking caffeine (five years and counting!) each while personal and varying, truly improved all our lives. We’re excited to join Prescribe … Read more

family photo tips giveaway [closed]

Congrats to London of A London Review for winning the iPhone or Canon DSLR giveaway! Email us your address and your pick and we’ll send it right out! Are you scrambling to get your family’s Christmas card ready like we are? Our friend and blogging phenom, Jill over at One Good Thing by Jillee asked Small Fry editor and resident photographer, Nicole to write up some tips on getting the best from your family photoshoot, or even just taking photos on the fly day-to-day. You can read the tips here. Jill and Small Fry have teamed up to giveaway two … Read more