Tag Archives: holidays

you belong: valentine’s day

I talk about this A LOT on here because I know it’s so important! A sense of belonging in the home. Everything I’ve read shows that it’s the little things we do that create this. But that without it children can grow up with a myriad of emotional issues, even if there’s no presence of abuse or apparent neglect. A safe place to land, a consistent caregiver, and unconditional love are where it’s at! It’s not the fancy trips, or what toys they have or clothes they wear. Luckily it’s much easier than all that! I know parents who are … Read more

holiday best

holiday best

Holiday Parties are the most fun to get dressed for IMO! You really just need ONE special piece to make it feel festive. But the best part is, you can layer on festive piece after festive piece and I don’t think anyone would look twice! Such a fun time to take risks! Here’s my favorite pieces that standalone or layer up for your next party. Dress // Shoes I’ve always been the type to wear pretty classic and plain pieces for top and bottom and then add the personality with shoes and accessories. And a killer coat! Here’s my favorite … Read more

nativity ideas!

I went to a Holiday Preview for Deseret Book about a month ago and one of my key takeaways was their amazing variety of nativities! They have them from all over the world, in all price ranges, materials, styles, I was so impressed. Of course you can buy them all online or go into their stores to see them up close, too. Rounding up my favorites and couple other finds from around the web today! Cambodian – Paper // Peruvian – Wood // Painted Bottom Nativity // Pastel and Gold // Modern Ceramic Nativity with gold // Lucite Nativity // Metal Luminaries (pictured above!) … Read more

how to decorate a charlie brown tree

This post is sponsored by Pier 1 Imports. All opinions are my own. So a little backstory for you guys, we have a lot of stuff in storage (storage = our shipping container up at the lot where we’re building our house) and that included all our Christmas decor. Since we moved those items up there we had ALL our tile delivered and stored in that shipping container, too. Like 5,000 square feet worth. SO! I asked Russ if we could get to those boxes and he laughed in my face, so I knew we’d have to improvise this year … Read more

holiday best 2017

We have our 2nd annual Utah Symphony concert for kids (we went for the first time last year and immediately aborsbed it into our traditions for each year, it was magic!) and I love getting everyone dressed up all festive-like so here’s our get-ups!! Don’t worry I am shopping for everyone below if you need more ideas!Cal’s Suit c/o // Shirt // Wellies ($40) //// My Dress (old but simliar here// Booties ($50!) // Lip is Diva by Mac ($8 right now!) //// Raleigh’s Rag // Boots //// Hayes’ suit // Shirt // Boots c/o // Hat I would never leave out the … Read more

wreath wall 3 ways

If you have a Trader Joe’s nearby you’ve seen their crazy cheap boxwood wreaths this time of year. They’re so classic and always festive – so if you want to rethink a classic try this easy installation out! I used 3M strips and 7 wreaths (or less!) in a few different ways. Let’s check them out: Giant Wreath. In my dreams I had a 12 inch wide red ribbon tied in a huge bow in the corner. Why does no one make 12 inch wide ribbon where I live? Envision it with me. Next, giant Christmas Tree of wreaths. I … Read more

holiday gift guide: for dad

Are you all shopped out yet? We hope our gift guides and collections for the biggest shopping weekend of the year were helpful! We still have a couple gift guides to go and next up might be the hardest on our list: for daddy-o! All the men in our life are the types that if they need something, or want something they will usually just buy it. So once the Holidays come around we have to listen extra carefully for something special that they might like. Here are 9 picks that fit the bill! 1. Man Cans are so clever with … Read more

Holiday eCookbook giveaway [closed!]

Congratulations to our 10 WINNERS! This giveaway is now closed. Rachel Ashe-monique Diana Cote Brandee Courtney Serifina Becky Brianna Nicole Tara We’re excited to welcome back our old friends from Prescribe Nutrition! We did an awesome giveaway with them last year for their online Nutrition Programs and we love hearing that so many of you are still doing their programs. Really cool! Today, they’re here sharing a recipe from their new Holiday eCookbook which takes favorite Holiday dishes and switches out ingredients with healthier options. (They’re offering readers $5 off, keep reading for the code!) Take it away, Anna: “A … Read more

Happy Halloween!

From Small Fry to you, we hope you have a wonderful and safe Halloween! Via our Costume Parade two years ago! See the rest of our Halloween posts here.