Tag Archives: in the home

#framefarme: ali express

Ali Express Faucet - $90

If you’ve been around for awhile you know we purchased a lot of of our home stuff via Ali Express. Ali Express is a branch of Ali Baba which is basically a direct link to shop in China. They cut out the middle man and you buy right from them, saving a TON of money. I know people have fears and worries about factory conditions, quality etc. Ali Express is like Amazon in the sense that Ali represents thousands of smaller companies. Lots of which show you pictures of their factories right in their shop home page. There are reviews … Read more

modern backed barstools

I’ve got a tall order for my ideal barstools: High back — kids fall off, and they’re not that comfortable Minimal design — more nooks and crannies = more spots to clean No stainless steel or other high shine metals — so hard to keep looking nice with all the smudges! No upholstery — ruined in 60 seconds over here No faux leather cushions — I can’t vouch for the molded leather, but faux leather cushions wear horribly! Not necessary but definitely a bonus: swivel! $100-$200 each.  Here are 32 options that were considered. That plaid upholstery made the cut … Read more

modern dining chairs under $100

Put a tiny house update on Insta Stories today, but not gonna lie I am feeling so panicked about finishing. Is this normal? I just see so much work left lots of which is solely on him. Keeping this between us since (not like its hard he doesn’t read the blog and isn’t on social media. Ha!) I am preaching to the pastor putting that pressure on Russ, and he is still confident in his timelin, luckily! He really always pulls through so, just trying to find my zen and calm the frick down! Ha. You can go catch those … Read more

budget home

Needing some good deals to spruce up your place for Spring? I found the motherload for you today! Modern Light (Flush or Chandelier style)  $100 // Hey There, Take Care Mat ($20) Wire Coffee Table ($80) // Glass Top Coffee Table $186 // Window Pane Duvet Set ($50-$60) Two Velvet Club Chairs ($150 for two! $95 for one) // Black + Wood top Coffee Table ($120) Media Console ($150) // Sputnik Style Coffee Table ($150) // Gold Geo Planter ($18) // Grey Club Chair ($150) //  High Back Love Seat ($200) // Ceramic + Black Plant Stand ($25-$90) // Sets of 2 Dining Chairs Walnut … Read more

kid room make over

When the Novogratz team contacted me to work together I flipped out! I only bought two TV series on iTunes in my entire life, one was 9 By Design (the other was the Rachel Zoe Project.) I have loved the Novogratz family and their design firm for 10 years. It is eclectic modern done with so much joy each space I watched unfold would leave me jaw dropped. This is how I remember them but now they’re all so grown up. And check out these kids names: Wolfgang, Holleder, Tallulah, Breaker, Robert (dad), and Five. Bottom row: Bellamy, Cortney (mom), … Read more

nurseries: bright and bold

One of my favorite posts for New Year New Baby is rounding up nurseries. I only do it a few times a year so it always feels so inspiring to see what has come out since my last browse. Bold Nurseries might not be for everyone, but there is so much to take in in each, how can there not be something for everyone within each room!? If you check on today’s Instagram giveaway you will be able to win your own bold patterns to get a head start on your next space via Aelfie! This was kismet because Kelly JUST … Read more

aelfie!

In honor of today’s theme of bright and bold nurseries I set up this fun giveaway with the ultra cool, unique Brooklyn based shop AELFIE! Named after the designer, Aelfie Oudghiri, of course. Bright, bold patterns mixed and layered just right, topped with quirky, cheeky and playful pillows and accessories. It makes for the most fun spaces I’ve seen in ages! Head to Instagram to win $125 to shop which is about the same amount as you’d need for a cool crib sheet + throw of your choice! Perfect starting point for a nursery! Head to Instagram to enter!

prepping for a move

Sponsored by DYMO, all thoughts are my own! I remember when I was a kid we’d go to Long Beach, California every Summer to stay with my grandparents. I remember opening up my Grandma Miki’s fridge and seeing little rectangles of yellow notepad paper taped to each shelf. Her perfect penmanship and cursive lettering wrote out for drinks, produce, dressings, and more. Her house was always so clean and organized, but still homey and livable. I would run my fingers over the labels and study all her ingredients. My grandpa would tell me to shut the fridge because I was … Read more

new pantry rules

Sponsored by Rubbermaid, as always all thoughts are my own! Find more posts and ideas like these on their site! A quick refresher: the town we are moving to has no stoplights, gas stations, or stores of any kind! So once we move this summer, quick trips to the store aren’t going be so quick anymore. Now we’re only looking at about 20 minutes to the store so nothing TOO crazy but I am actually super excited at the prospect! To ease myself into this new life since so much will be changing so quickly, I have been focusing on … Read more

Home Tour: Wholly Mother

Welcome back to Small Fry Home Tours! Today we have Diane Schallert all the way in Cape Town South Africa – she blogs at Wholly Mother and has quickly become an online friend of mine. So happy to share her amazing space today! Welcome, Diane! “In 2008, after only dating for a few months, my husband broke up his band and I quit my job as a receptionist at an advertising agency. We sold nearly everything that we owned and moved to the Big Island of Hawaii to volunteer with an international NGO. Two weeks after we arrived, in the … Read more