Tag Archives: for moms

self care on a budget

Self Care on a Budget

We really had to tighten up the budget this past year as Russ built the house while and I worked. I cut out virtually every unnecessary purchase. Self-care was definitely on that cut-back list! Luckily I found a few ways to keep caring for myself and actually save money!I cut out highlights at the hair salon, manicures and pedicures, and I was on a complete personal spending freeze (with the exception of refilling make-up.) I shopped similarly for my boys and even though they didn’t care or maybe even notice, they went from having 10 pairs of shoes to 2. … Read more

happy mail!

Sponsored by FabFitFun – get $10 off with “SMALLFRY” here! FabFitFun sent this fun box last week and I took the last bit to try everything out and share my thoughts for today’s post! Their Fall box retails for over $350 but you can get it for $49.99 + my $10 off coupon. So $40 for ALL of DIS, ready?  Mer Sea Scarf – no lie this is the softest material I have ever felt. This is a GIANT cozy scarf that also doubles as a cuddle buddy for your bed or a blanket or pillow for a flight. (Retails … Read more

axis backpack [giveaway!]

Petunia Pickle Bottom does it again! They launched this new Axis backpack in their Inter-Mix line yesterday and I get to give the set away to one of YOU today! Woot woot! (Head to Instagram @smallfryblog to enter!)I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, you can get away with not buying a diaper bag, but buying a bag from a company that makes diaper bags their business means you will get organization and pockets and details that you simply wouldn’t find otherwise. Things you wouldn’t even think of, and then suddenly can’t live without. Petunia Pickle Bottom makes … Read more

#WhatULuv

By Emily. These opportunities are our very favorite here at Small Fry and we’re so grateful to Luvs for  sponsoring to making it happen! We reached out to you readers a few weeks ago looking for a deserving mama and boy oh boy did we find one – expecting TRIPLETS none the less! She’s going to need a lot of Luvs and we were grateful to be able to provide some of their Ultra Leakguard with NightLock Plus, because she’ll already be changing a lot of them, making sure that she’s not changing outfits due to leaks, too! On top … Read more

boob talk

Hello bosom friends! My name is Courtney Killpack, I’m a bra fitting expert and creator of BraFittingsByCourt.com, where I’m passionate about helping women find more confidence and beauty by fixing their stubborn bra problems. Something you might not know about Jenna, we used to work together in the same lingerie department at Nordstrom years ago! I’m going to talk about when you should go get fitted and shop for your nursing bra AND after you’ve weaned your baby. Some of the most commonly asked questions I get asked from women is should they wait after they have their baby, lose … Read more

OLLY Smoothies!

By Jenna. Being a busy Mom it can be tough to get my nutrition in. I remember hearing people say “I forgot to eat” and thinking how is that EVEN possible. Then I became a Mom! It IS possible. We’ve partnered with OLLY before and my family is die hard over their vitamins, but now they’ve come out with Smoothies and I’m in LOVE! These incredible line of smoothies are not meant to be meal replacements but rather a quick on the go snack or even a yummy dessert. They’re packed with protein and even better, TASTY! One scoop and … Read more

Withings

We couldn’t share a must-gift for kids without covering something for us, right? We’ve been testing out products from Withings and had to share. Each item is GORGEOUS, beautifully designed and functional. Here’s some of our favorites: ACTIVITE WATCH – Monitors sleep, activity, syncs to your app and shares with friends to keep you motivated and accountable. Automatically resets when you travel across time zones. Beautiful and analog so it doesn’t scream “WATCH MONITOR”     HOME security + baby monitor – HD, night vision, streams live via Wifi or 3/4G, stream it on all your Apple devices (including the watch!) Alerts to … Read more

replica sunnies

Now that we’re a week or two into Off Duty posts (find, Emily, Jenna and Nicole’s looks everyday on the left sidebar!) we’ve gotten this question quite a bit… “Hey Small Fry, where can I find ____ sunglasses for cheap?” We get it and we feel you. We all have the designer sunglass sickness, but that sure as shooting doesn’t mean you have to as well! SO! Have you heard of ZeroUV? They have millions of frames, they’re all on trend, modern, and *cough* look alikes to more expensive styles elsewhere. We are not condoning the replica insdustry per-se, but here are … Read more

Must Have Beauty Supplies

E! News recently published their 2016 Beauty Awards. I love that they polled famous stylists and make-up artists for their favorites! I am always curious about women’s beauty routines and want to know if you use these! Love ’em, hate ’em, found something better? Let us know! Ready to hear their winners? MAKE-UP: They picked a winner and a runner-up! Starting with CLEANSER: Cetaphil + Kate Somerville Goat Milk MASKS: SKII Facial Treatment Mask + Shisheido Paper Mask PEEL-OFF MASKS: Glam Glow Super Mud + Natura Ice Lift  SERUM & OIL: Caudalie Beauty Elixir + Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Serum MOISTURIZER: … Read more

Adjusting to 3!

Adjusting to life as a mom of 3 has not been easy for me. I remember reading a blog post from a particularly popular blogger saying it was no big deal and not hard to adjust to 3 and feeling like a big.fat.failure! Parenting looks different on everyone and while I have my bearings now and have grown to love and cherish my 3 ring circus – it still is never easy! Here’s a few of my unsolicited tips for transitioning to more kids! One thing I’ve learned to let go of is making everything from scratch for my kids to … Read more