small fry x baby bling bows

We’re really excited to share a little collection we put together with our friends at Baby Bling Bows! With Lolly’s arrival our eyes have been opened to a whole world of possibilities and teaming up with a brand that has been a Lolly favorite since birth was a perfect fit! Check it out:

This Small Fry collection is the perfect starter kit for any baby girl! It comes with these three bows, and like all good things, this is a limited release and won’t be available forever! Right now we’re teaming up with Baby Bling Bows to offer $5.00 off the retail price ($35.00) all month long! Use code “smallfry5”

Small Fry x Baby Bling BowsBefore we talk about the styling details of each, one thing that we love about Baby Bling Bows is the material they use. It’s lightweight enough that your baby girl can comfortably wear it all year long.Small Fry x Baby Bling BowsIt is super soft, and perfectly stretchy, too! The material grips and stays in place but doesn’t constrict or leave marks.Small Fry x Baby Bling BowsNow for some styling details! First up, you’ll received the Navy Dot Sailor. With a sweet white swiss dot pattern this one is such a classic with a little twist.Small Fry x Baby Bling BowsNext up the Small Fry collection includes the perfect standard: the Grey Twist. Goes with virtually everything and should be in every girl’s closet! Small Fry x Baby Bling BowsAnd lastly the Peach Knot headband, a classic knotted bow in this light blushy peach. We love this collection and can’t wait to gift it to all our expecting friends! Check it as well as the rest of the Baby Bling Bows family right here. And of course more of our darling models:Small Fry x Baby Bling Bows Small Fry x Baby Bling BowsSmall Fry x Baby Bling BowsSmall Fry x Baby Bling Bows Small Fry x Baby Bling BowsDon’t forget the $5 off coupon code “smallfry5”! Redeem here.


dream big pillows

Photos by Jylare.

We mentioned a few months ago about our homepage on Cricut‘s new Design Space, and we’re excited to share them all with you over the next several weeks! For those of you who have the Cricut Explore™, you can access these projects with one click and download them to your machine to print immediately, no work involved! For those of who without the machine, we’ve mentioned before but it has completely transformed the way we create and craft! It makes adding that one special touch to parties, decor, and projects so simple.

Here’s our Dream Big pillow suite – three phrases for side by side pillows to add a little pop of color, or a graphic element to any bed!Dream Big Pillow Suite for Cricut

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Click right here to “Make it Now” – and land on the print page!

Not yet a Cricut Explore™ believer? We have a special discount on our sidebar, click right on it to claim the discount.


Albion + Small Fry Launch [giveaway!]

We’re so pumped to finally be sharing our swimsuit line with Albion Fit today! The suits have been out for a week or so now and we’ve been itching to share all about the party and these awesome suits!

We loved being able to share the evening with our lovely friends Brooke and Summer of the Girls With Glasses, who also had a line launch! We celebrated all things Summer, with giant popsicles for our photobooth props (DIY below!) and a Summer themed swag bag.

[Brooke, Jenna, Summer, Emily, Liz the Owner of Albion Fit, and Nicole]

Small Fry, Girls With Glasses Albion Suit Launch

We were able to dine with some of our favorite people, and then share the collections! We created our line based on Summer in France. We created 6+ suits that will be launched over time throughout the year, all under the “Bonjour été” Hello Summer!

Small Fry, Girls With Glasses Albion Suit Launch

We showed three of our suits that evening, three for girls and one for women (seen below!)

Small Fry + Albion Fit Launch

We have to admit having darling little ladies modeling for us was a sort of unfair advantage. So much squealing and ooh-aah-ing from the attendees. We loved it!

Small Fry + Albion Fit Launch

We loved being able to gift our friends with some of our, the Girls with Glasses, and Albion’s favorite Summer-themed items! The gift bag was packed full, but we wanted to share and thank the brands who donated in our behalf:


Awesome Turkish Towels from Of One Sea for sunbathing or picnicking //  Tangled Tantrum products we can’t live without (especially with our boys’ crazy wild Summer hair!) // Graphic Infinity Scarves from Cents of Style and These darling “Here Comes the Sun” prints from Alexa Z.

And without further ado, here are the suits that are now available online! First, the “Who Moi?” suit:

Small Fry for Albion Fit Swim Suit

This suit is a black retro style fit with cream piping around the legs and neckline, with a cream bow and a halter, criss-cross back neckline.

Small Fry for Albion Fit Swim Suit

And second, the “Je t’aime Paris!”:

Small Fry for Albion Fit Swim Suit

This suit has our original Eiffel Tower print on the bottom, a black and white stripe bodice and a gold shimmer block belt in the middle! It comes with removable straps to create a halter, one shoulder, criss-cross back. So many options!

Small Fry for Albion Fit Swim SuitTo celebrate we’re giving away a suit from the line, winner gets to pick your favorite! Enter below:

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Party photography by Amanda Rumsey of Jessica Janae Photography.

FRYday : Emily

Nicole, our eternal optimist, is exempt from this but Jenna and I often joke that our Frydays are a touch depressing. When you are given one shot a month to analyze your feelings about the previous few weeks, it seems the failures and the road-bumps are the most vivid memories. Jenna asked on Facebook (you can still weigh in here!) what other topics you’d like to hear from us, and so many great suggestions were sent in. One reader asked what swim-suits we are buying for our kids and ourselves and so I took the liberty to take a break from the angst and gather the girls’ and my favorites for one HUGE run down of our web-based favorites. Let’s start with kids!

Summertime is my happiest season of the year. My kids are outside either swimming in a pool or playing in the yard from sun up to sun down, my husband is BBQing and playing softball with his friends, everyone is in their happy place, and all the sudden my job is so much easier. Summertime pays me back ten-fold for the six long months of Winter. Being stuck indoors, making feeble attempts to do anything other than watch Paw Patrol and picking up those darn legos again, that kind of Winter.


1. Rufus Bather via Cotton On // 2. Bobby Boardshort Striped Shortsvia Cotton // 3. Neon banded Swimshorts via Mini Boden // 4. Grey Trunks via Target // 5. Red Stripes via Zara // 6. Benny Boardshort via Cotton On // 7. Anchor Shorts via Target.


You might be asking, Hey Small Fry, didn’t you JUST design a line of suits for girls with Albion FitWe sure did, and they launch in just two weeks, yay! And you guys will die. Just die of sweet swimwear shock, they’re so cute, and we’re so proud. Once those babies launch you will be seeing nothing BUT those suits on this site, so we figured we’d get some other alright suit picks out of our system. So here’s some not-as-good-as-the-Small-Fry-for-Albion-Fit-suits, but they’ll do:


1. Mixed Pattern suit via Mini Boden // 2. Jojo Rashy via Cotton On // 3. Stripe frilled one piece via Old Navy // 4. Marimekko suit via Nordstrom // 5. Rash guard and brief set via Gap 6. Dino Suit by Stella McCartney // 7. Pear suit via Mini Boden.

And now some suits for you! Before I get the comments that I just know are coming, let me preface. The dear reader that emailed in asked for options for when taking her kids to the beach or pool that cover problem spot and are still cute. When I am taking my boys down the slide at the pool, I don’t want to have to make that split second decision to keep them above water, or retrieve my bikini top. And don’t say “What about bandeau tops?” because those suckers have betrayed me before. Let’s also not talk about bottoms, because then I’d have to recall the experience in which I wasn’t ladling bites of sno-cone fast enough for Cal’s liking and he yanked a little too swiftly on my tie-bottoms. And really, how hard is it to find a cute bikini? Not hard at all, there are thousands, so we took the challenge. Here are some suits found all over and at all kinds of price points ($19.99 on up.)



1. Remember that swim line from Albion Fit that isn’t launching for two weeks. WELL! They loved our Eiffel Tower print suit so much that they made it for adults, too! This suit is ready for purchase right now. It has our exclusive Eiffel Tower print, a high-waisted ruched black bottom and flattering for all! Find it here.

2. This style of suit is great for us long-torsoed gals where one pieces just can’t cut it. You still get coverage and the high-waist is great for hiding stretch marks. (This might be a good time to ask: When will I be comfortable showing those? 2 1/2 years Post-partum and I still look like I got attacked by a three foot bear.) Antigua Floral via Albion Fit here.

3. Back when we were in high school Esther Williams suits were one of the only options for suits like this, and they are still amazing all these years later! You pick the cut, and the fabric and give your measurements and they send a top quality suit just for you.

4. Rash Guards are gonna be big this year, we’re certain. This floral version is so pretty!

5. While we were designing the girl’s line, our friends Brooke and Summer of the Girls With Glasses were designing these awesome pieces for women! One shoulder stripe suit and Dotted Rash guard.


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And 14 more I put in a nice little slideshow for you. Happy swimsuit season everyone!

xo, Emily

Small Fry for Love Leeves Pillows

Design Collaborations are so fun for us, we get to share our ideas and sketches and then watch someone with far more talent put it all together! Love Leeves created these pillows with Small Fry in mind and they launch today! We wanted to share them with you and also offer you 25% her shop (“SMALLFRY25” at check-out.)

Love Leeves Small Fry Pillow

Love Leeves is a company run by Lauren, a true Californian as you can tell by her designs, who over the last few years has developed quite the celebrity clientele! Read all about it on her About page, but first, check out how Lauren took our notes and created a fun piece of decor!

Of course, we couldn’t drift too far from our Small Fry cloud. You can find it in stripes or a plain white sky scene.

Love Leeves Small Fry Pillow

Her line is all produced right in California, with ethically sourced fabrics from India, and each purchase includes a down insert!

Love Leeves Small Fry Pillow

See the whole line of pillows on Love Leeves, and don’t forget to use the “SMALLFRY25” code at check-out for 25% off! If you’re feeling extra lucky, hop over to @loveleeves on Instagram, she’s giving away one of each on her feed!

sage & harper

Today is the day! The collaboration we hinted at last week is finally live and for sale starting today on Brickyard Buffalo! and we’re so excited to share the details. Ali Fenlon, the designer and seamstress behind Sage & Harper has been sending a portion of her shop’s proceeds for quite awhile to Pound the Pavement for Parenthood (a charity that sponsors couples struggling with funding their adoption or In Vitro treatments) the amount of good that both of these groups are doing is so inspiring and we feel so blessed to be able to jump on the bandwagon with them. Ali is a burst of energy and just being around her invigorates and excites us, isn’t that the best kind of person?


Ali had us sit down and select fabrics and prints to create our very own version of her popular cross-body satchel. We were like kids in a candy store pouring over stacks of tweeds and leathers and vibrant graphic prints. We were inspired by Fall and selected this awesome ostrich leather, with a thick gray tweed and just the right amount of stripes on the strap and lining. After our afternoon playing designers, Ali got to work and a month or so later brought back the results. We’ve all been that girl in squeezing past someone in the grocery store aisle and practically taking them out with our giant mom bag. Not pretty. This one is the perfect mid-size bag, it will fit all your necessities, but isn’t bulky.

sage and harperBut, more importantly than the pattern or the buckle pairing is the purpose. We asked Ali to share a little bit about her role in all of this and what motivates her:

“The answer is simple. It’s People. I believe that our relationships make the world go round. This project to benefit Pound the Pavement and ultimately a deserving couple has been an incredible journey of humility. My greatest calling as a Mother to my children has chipped away and refined me to reveal my true self. I want that same experience to be possible for a couple who couldn’t otherwise do it on their own. The ache and longing of infertility echoes through my mind but I’ve found immense healing and gratitude from other supportive women and gifted doctors who made my dream of a family a reality. I’m honored to sponsor Pound the Pavement in their cause and mission. More so, I’m incredibly grateful for Emily, Nicole and Jenna in collaborating for this project. Their impeccable taste and giant hearts made this Sage & Harper bag a home run!”

Pound the Pavement

The latest couple to be sponsored by Sage & Harper‘s donations is Matt and Stephanie.After years of negative pregnancy tests, burst cysts due to Clomid, and exploring all avenues, they finally found themselves with In Vitro Fertilization as their next step towards creating a family. With Matt in school full time and Stephanie working hard to support them, funding this next step is near impossible. Thanks to Ali and Pound the Pavement Matt and Stephanie’s funds are covered. We hope that this bag will give this gift to even more couples!

sage and harper

We love the message of both Sage & Harper and Pound the Pavement to give those who need it most a leg up. As you do your Holiday shopping this season, we hope you’ll keep this bag in mind, as we have seen firsthand the good it can do!

Shop today at Brickyard Buffalo!

Matt & Stephanie’s photo courtesy of Jill Witt.

Small Fry + Little Mr.

With six little boys between us, we’ve seen a lot of bow ties in our day, but none can compare to the ingenuity and smarts behind Little Mr.! Their patent pending technique is so cool with the button on button, it makes it more comfortable, and even better they can’t outgrow it. and they were inspired by Small Fry to create this limited edition Small Fry Stripes bow tie for us and it launches today!
Small Fry Bow Tie | By Little. Mr
We’re giving away a $50 credit to Little Mr. on our Instagram page today (@smallfryblog) head over and enter to win!
Small Fry Bow Tie | By Little. Mr

Here’s their awesome strategy, you simply loop the tab onto the shirt’s top button and fold back over, and voila!

Little Mr.


brickyard buffalo guest editors!

We’re so excited to be Guest Editors over at the flash deal site Brickyard Buffalo this week! We’ve been working hand in hand curating an awesome week of sales featuring our favorite brands and goods. Here’s a taste at what you can snag and save with our friends over at Brickyard Buffalo this week:
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1. Polarn O. Pyret Rainboot $35 – BB deal $28!

2. Goose Grease Undone DIY family kit $27 – BB deal $18!

3. Bla Bla Cloth Dolls $34 – BB deal $23.99!

4. Walls by Mur Small Fry Dots $35 – BB deal $24.50!

5. Goat Milk Pant $50 – BB deal $35!

6. “Love You” night light $24 – BB deal $19!

7. Goat Milk sleeveless onesie $32 – BB deal $26.50!

8. The Wet Brush $14 – BB deal $8!

9. Urban Nester dinner plate $16 – BB deal $12.50!

10. Goods by Grinn pillow $34 – BB deal $22!

11. Munkstown t-shirts $28 – BB deal $19.60

12. Mason and the Tambourine leggings $28 – BB deal $21!

We will be sharing how we use all these awesome items on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds all this week,  we hope you’ll follow along!

Small Fry for Mur

One of our favorite parts of running Small Fry is the awesome design collaborations we’ve been able to take part in with companies we admire!

Walls by Mur is such an awesome company (run by two mamas!), we couldn’t be more flattered to work with them! They create the most amazing removable adhesive wall designs that look like works of art. Here is our Small Fry design for Mur, we hope you love it! Small Fry Dots in black and gray!
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Thanks for having us, Mur!

Small Fry for Candy Kirby Designs

When Erin of Candy Kirby Designs (and mom of three beautiful babes!) approached us to design a limited edition pair of her amazing leggings, we were so thrilled! If you have a pair of these leggings you already know they are the most incredible quality and come in the coolest designs. We came up with the Plus Three design in Poppy, which is also her first pair of colored leggings so far! Better hurry though, this design is a limited edition and when they’re gone, they’re gone!



Check out the entire legging line here, and these stellar blankets, too!

Follow Erin and Candy Kirby Designs on her blog and Instagram @candykirbydesigns!

We hope you have a wonderful weekend! Small Fry is going unplugged next week and we hope you’ll join us! We’ll be posting ideas for playtime indoors while the TV and video games are turned off. We know you all have wonderful ideas too, so link up any posts you’ve done that fit with our Unplugged theme and we’ll share them everyday next week along with ours. Good luck to all! We’re going to need it!

Unplugged Week