camp lily

We’ve already shared our love for Lately Lily here, but we had to share these darling images from their new line “Camp Lily”! We love checking with with Lately Lily to see where their tiny adventurer has been, last season it was London, and this Summer Lily is off to camp! These new graphic tees have us swooning and we know you’ll love them too! We’re doing a giveaway for a 4 pack of these darling tees, stickers and activity sheets all in their amazing Yellow Suitcase!

Scout Lily (doesn’t this remind you of Troop Beverly Hills? Only the best show ever.)

Camp Lily | Lately LilyScout Lily leading the way, with a Night Hike, Gimme S’More and Lakeshore tees:
Camp Lily | Lately Lily   Camp Lily exploring:

Camp Lily | Lately LilyThis sweetie in the Lakeshore tee:

Camp Lily | Lately LilyAnd Lily herself! Camp Lily | Lately LilyWe love how these tees broaden horizons and open conversation while being seriously darling all at the same time!  To win a Sunny Yellow Travel Suitcase with 4 tees, stickers and activity pack for your own adventurer, follow @latelylily on Instagram and Facebook! Then post a picture of your gal adventuring in her favorite way, use the #latelysmall hash tag so we can see it, and we’ll pick a winner a week from today!

ruby blue inc.

This post is brought to you by Ruby Blue, Inc.

We always joke that if we ever have girls they’ll probably dress much like our boys do with an accessory or two added. So for styling Ruby Blue, we decided why not play a little real life dress-up? We love how these ultra feminine bows look paired with unisex basics! Allow us to demonstrate:

Striped tees and cut-offs:

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A baseball tee via Paper Doll Clothing Co.

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Breton Stripe:

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And a favorite graphic tee:

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One thing we love about these soft and stretchy headbands is that they’re super comfortable! As adults headbands can be problematic so we can only imagine how they feel on a tiny gal’s head. The stretch makes them fit for years on end, even adults can toss one on! These are just one of many styles Ruby Blue carries, check them out here! Also, if you head to our Instagram @smallfryblog you can enter to win $150 credit toward their shop!

Keep up to date on the latest via Ruby Blue, Inc.(and also see some seriously cute gals sporting their headbands, too!) –> Instagram and Facebook. 

Thanks to Paper Doll Clothing Co. for the darling shirts for this post!

two summer favorites

For today’s post we had one mission, to tell all of you readers about the killer deal Brickyard Buffalo is running with Navy Perl on Salt Waters for kids and women. They’re on sale over there for $27.99, about 25% off! Salt Water sandals are a Summertime staple over here for so many reasons. We love the classic look, and that they are a little bit more formal than flip flops, and easy for even the smallest feet to walk in. We are continuously impressed with how sturdy and hardy they are! These shoes go in an out of water, mud, sand, and the leather only gets better! The longer our boys wear them the more comfortable they get, molding to their feet and breaking in over time.

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Our favorite flavors are the Cheddar and Caramel mix (sounds crazy, but it’s amazing!), White Cheddar, Kettle Corn and Salted Caramel. We can’t keep them in the pantry long enough, they’re usually gone the day we buy it.


It’s been a great snack to keep in the car for snacks on the go, and if they make it home, you bet we’re eating it long after the boys have gone to bed, too!SALTWATER5

Find your next pair of Salt Waters at Brickyard Buffalo on sale, and after the deal at Navy Perl, and we’ve bought BOOM CHICKA POP in most grocery stores, but you can buy it online here too.


Salt Waters | Summer Staples

Salt Waters | Summer Staples


We’re always happy to try out new gear for Summer adventures and today we’re giving Babiators a test run! Honestly, we were sold immediately at their Lost or Broken guarantee. They will replace your kiddos’ sunglasses for free! Awesome. Our next favorite feature we had to see to believe!Babiators SunglassesThese sunglasses come in multiple sizes, for babies, toddlers and big kids and they are virtually indestructible. We didn’t go as far as backing over them with a car, but we did put them into the mitts of some very curious children and watched as the arms were bent forward and back, dropped and stepped on, licked (see below) and dragged through the dirt. Shatter resistant lenses and pliable frames make for one tough pair of shades! Babiators SunglassesBabiators the company, was originally founded by a group of adventuresome parents and designers and specifically one Marine fighter pilot, hence the use of the Aviator shape!Babiators SunglassesWe’ve been through our share of sunglasses, but you really can’t beat the flexibility of these frames. For little aggressive hands, this is definitely the best choice for sure!

Seen in this post: Polarized frames in Party Animal, Out of Sight Black & White and Black Ops here. Non-Polarized lenses here. Babiators also has added goggles to their roster, find those right here.

Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram (all @babiators) !



4th of july attire

Here is a round-up of the best patriotic gear we spotted around the web! An upgrade from the favorite “flag tee” and on-trend enough to wear anytime of year. From tank tops to swim apparel, to our favorite Natives, here’s what we’re loving for the upcoming holiday!

Find all our Independence Day themed posts right here: Pop Rock “Firecracker” Sugar Cookies (using a knock-off Swig recipe) a guiltless Summer BBQ, and a good ol’ Summer-themed birthday party, too.

Jacadi Paris [giveaway!]

Brought to you by Jacadi Paris. Save to 40% on their Summer Sale now!

We’re so excited to share Jacadi Paris, from head to toe, with you! This high-end, French-made, Internationally renowned boutique carries the most classic and darling pieces and we can’t get enough! Enter to win $150 to shop below, but first. here’s some of our favorites:

Striped Seersucker Dress the matching blouse is amazing, too!- See their whole dress collection here.
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This yellow striped boat-neck is thick and durable, and a complete classic you will keep forever. These red sateen jeans will wear forever as well, the light sheen on the material keeps them looking new wash after wash. No fading like regular colored denim tends to do!

Jacadi Paris | Small FryThe Multi-colored striped t-shirt (how cute is that tiny “J” emblem?

Jacadi Paris | Small FryWe love when companies can keep it minimal with on-clothing branding. They also got it so right on the fit of these Pale Blue Slim Fit Jeans.

Jacadi Paris | Small Fry


Nearly everything on their site is on sale 40% so today is your lucky day! Go scoop up these favorite pieces before they’re gone! Visit Jacadi Paris here.

Jacadi Paris | Small FrySome of you lucky readers are near a Jacadi store, too! Find one in your area with their Store Finder.
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Follow Jacadi via Facebook to watch as they open stores near you, announce sales, and share new shipments.

hello shiso!

We always joke that we have no idea how to dress a little girl, and they’ll likely just wear their brothers’ hand-me-downs. The world of accessories and accessorizing is so foreign to us, but we know what we like when we see it! Hello Shiso makes the most fun and lighthearted accessories. Perfectly silly and feminine and playful and we love them all! We used their accessories to accompany today’s Tiny Dos post but wanted to show you just how many options they have on their website!

hello shiso!We giggled all the way through reading up about their shop, which is a family business that spans LA all the way to Taiwan! Even their models are in-house (just like Small Fry!) who get paid to say “cheese!” in candy and treats (just like Small Fry!)


The Big Star clips:

Girl's Hair Tutorial!

We couldn’t love them any more but then we discovered they also have a blog filled with quirky hair tutorials to boot! We know how much you mamas love hair tutorials so check them all out here.

Girl's Hair Tutorial!

And find a whole grip of awesome hair accessories on their website Hello Shiso!

Cherries, clementines, fawn clips, little cuties, fancy bows,  and big heart clips:

[hello shiso] girls hair accessoriesKeep up with Hello Shiso via Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!


arvo wear

Brought to you by Arvo Wear watches! Get 15% off your order with “SMALLFRY15.”

We were planning out our ideas for Father’s Day this year and joked that we love giving them gifts that we can steal every once and awhile. Whether it’s a baseball cap, or a perfectly distressed t-shirt, a new album, or a great razor (they love when you do that!) sometimes the men’s section is the place to be. This year we’ve partnered up with Arvo Watches to give our favorite daddy-os these beautiful (and so affordable!) leather watches, that of course, are just begging to be swiped. Here’s how we are wearing them:


Arvo Watches | How We WearRay-Ban 58 mm // Arvo’s “The Sawyer” Watch  // Dress via Called to Surf  // Chuck Taylor Converse // Anna Bee Horizontal Plate necklace

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On NICOLE:Arvo Watch

Stella McCartney Sunglasses //Sawyer watch in black // T-Shirt via eBay (Paris inspired , tees here, here, here ,here and here) // H&M Zipper Jeans // Clutch via Asos (similar!) // Earrings & Necklace via Jcrew //

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On EMILY:Arvo Watch

White Time “Sawyer” watch with Navy band // Zara Marbled Skirt $25 // “Oui” Tee via Jcrew $35 with SUMMERTIME code // Striped Flats via F21 // Old Gap wrap bracelet (similar) // Midi Gold ring via Soel Boutique (similar here)Arvo Watch Arvo WatchFind your favorite combination right here! Don’t forget to use SMALLFRY15 for 15% off!

springtime fashion with skimmies®

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We’re excited (and nervous!) to present our very first video review today ever! We’re testing out Jockey Skimmies®, which are an awesome little invention that crosses a slip with a really great pair of slimming and smoothing underpants.They’re super soft and the edges are almost non-existent so they create no lines under skirts, pants and dresses. As busy moms to active boys having that extra piece that always stays in place when we bend down, bend over, or chase kids is so freeing! See how we’re wearing Skimmies® with our favorite Springtime staples!

And how about a couple action shots? Here’s how we’re wearing Skimmies® on the go:Skimmies Around TownJenna at the Farmer’s Market // Emily at a BBQ // Nicole on an evening stroll (outfit sources after the jump!)

You can also check out  Rachel Zoe (stylist and world-wide girl crush and founder of the Zoe Report) review of the Skimmies right here! Oh Rach, you’re such a pro.

If you want to win your own pair of Skimmies®, Jockey is running a contest! This spring (May 27 – June 20), Jockey will challenge America to “Seize the Day in Skimmies®” and expand their comfort zones with a series of fun and fashionable daily challenges using the hashtag #SkimmiesPromo. Everyone who participates will have a chance to win a free pair of Skimmies® slipshorts and other great prizes.

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Jockey Skimmies® through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While we recieved  compensation to write a post about Jockey Skimmies®, all opinions are our own.

Outfit details below! Continue reading springtime fashion with skimmies®


Have you already fallen for the amazing line of booties and slippers for kids at Minnetonka? They’ve been around since 1946 but their classic design and sturdy craftsmanship keep them feeling fresh year after year. They have that perfectly effortless look to them that instantly adds a little bohemian, free-spiritedness, even a little edge to any outfit.
Minnetonka Adventure | Small FryDash in the classic moccasin // Hayes in the Tramper Bootie // Cal & Rilo in the Double Fringe Side Zip // Emily in the Double Fringe Side Zip

We all wear them year ’round, but surprisingly the most in Spring. They’re easily slipped on, perfectly breathable and hardy enough for hikes, but brush up and clean up nicely for a BBQ.

Adventures in Minnetonka


Each pair (excluding the indoor slippers – Nicole and Jenna love the Cally Slipper) has a thick rubber sole with rounded traction beads. It makes climbing and hiking no problem, as well as great options for when it’s snowy or icy outside in the colder months.

Minnetonka Adventure | Small FryCal in a Zara t-shirt, Gap skinny jeggings (on sale for $16!) // Emily in a Gap Split neck blouse (sold out, similar) and destroyed F21 Jeans (sold out, we’ve heard amazing things about this AG pair 40% off at Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!)

Minnetonka Adventure | Small Fry

Hayes in a Cotton On Kids t-shirt BabyGap frayed cut-offs, the Tramper Bootie and a fitted baseball cap.

Adventures in Minnetonka

Dash in a Crewcuts gingham button-down, H&M khaki trousers

Adventures in Minnetonka   Rilo in a traditional Puebla dress (similar here!), a Wunway Kitty headband and PomPom scarf & the Double Fringe Side Zip.Adventures in MinnetonkaAdventures in Minnetonka

Find your favorite Minnetonkas here. And enter to win a pair of your choice for you and a friend on our Instagram here.


Cal in a Zara t-shirt, Gap skinny jeggings (on sale for $16!) & Double Fringe Side Zip.

Emily in a Gap Split neck blouse (sold out, similar) and destroyed F21 Jeans (sold out, we’ve heard amazing things about this AG pair 40% off at Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!) & Double Fringe Side Zip.

Dash in a Crewcuts gingham button-down, H&M khaki trousers & classic moccasin.

Hayes in a Cotton On Kids t-shirt BabyGap frayed cut-offs and a fitted baseball cap & Tramper Bootie

Rilo in a traditional Puebla dress (similar here!), a Wunway Kitty headband and PomPom scarf & the Double Fringe Side Zip.