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Keep the Spark Alive

So excited to share with you guys something that has been a year in the making! Last year my schedule just wasn’t lining up so I couldn’t participate but I am so glad Kristel didn’t give up on me. And honestly, I feel like I have so much more to say on the topic this year than I ever would have in the past. And that’s saying a lot considering we’ve been together since high school!Kristel runs the site Wife Complex and then this yearly conference called Keep the Spark Alive. All for women and men who are striving to … Read more

glasses for kids [giveaway!]

Jonas Paul Eyewear

Brought to you by Jonas Paul Eyewear. Jonas Paul Eyewear makes the most darling spectacles and shades for children and we’ll be giving away a frame of your choice to TWO winners! But first, we couldn’t share Jonas Paul’s story without sharing a little bit about the company’s namesake, little Jonas himself: Story Behind Jonas Paul Eyewear from sprout: visual storytelling on Vimeo. These specs are stylish and sturdy and the passion and heart behind the company, two parents, is what made us fall in love with these little frames.  Since our boys don’t wear glasses (yet!) we wanted to … Read more

Autism Awareness Month

We’re so honored to have Luke and his mom Keisha for today’s Meet a Small Fry. April marks “Autism Awareness Month” and it is a diagnosis that effects 1 in 68 children now. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t start really tracking Autism until the early 2000s, and since then numbers have increased by leaps and bounds. Now, we don’t have any answers, we wish we did, but we are so appreciative of Keisha to shed the light on her experience with Luke and her thoughts on early diagnosis. “Autism. One word that changed me as a mother, … Read more

meet a small fry: hattie

meet a small fry

We’ve been itching to feature Miss Hattie as our “Meet a Small Fry” for months, but we worried our words couldn’t adequately do her justice, luckily a picture is worth a thousand! Daughter of Susan Petersen, creator of the Leather Moccasin phenomenon known as Freshly Picked, Hattie is a firecracker filled with sass, cheekiness, and intelligence. She loves to perform (catch her in action in our Valentine’s Day film here) and delights in sharing her passion for singing and dancing. Wickedly smart, sweetly sensitive, and hilarious to a fault, we often tell Hattie she should have her own TV show. Small … Read more

Moms You Should Meet : Norrinda Brown Hayat

July’s Mom You Should Meet has been such a pleasure to get to know and research for today’s post. Norrinda Brown Hayat is one of those women you can’t help but soak up everything they have to say, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll be in tears by the end, too! Norrinda is a lawyer by day and round-the-clock entrepreneur, she splits her time between Washington D.C. where she is an attorney with the federal government, and her hometown of Philadelphia where she runs the city’s most beloved bakery, Brown Betty Dessert Boutique. Norrinda grew up in Southwest Philadelphia, … Read more

Small Fry Films : Brooklyn Heights

Part of our tour of New York City was a quick stop to Brooklyn Heights to see Kelsey Nixon. Kelsey has had a whirlwind couple of years, landing her own show on the Cooking Channel called “Kelsey’s Essentials”, giving birth to her first baby, Oliver, and even scoring a Daytime Emmy nomination (nominated with Ina Garten and Giada Di Laurentiis), there’s no arguing Kelsey is busy! One of the many things we love about Kelsey is that she has a contagious zest for life. Her passion for food bubbles over and inspires. Cooking is her love language, and we loved … Read more

Moms You Should Meet: Erin Loechner

We’re thrilled to have sweetheart slash internet Bright Spot, Erin Loechner, for June’s Mom You Should Meet! We’ve been big fans of Erin’s for a long time, and felt ourselves attaching and empathizing even more with the recent arrival of her baby daughter, Bee. Her site Design for Mankind (and new extension Design for MiniKind) is internationally recognized, just see the staggering press page here for evidence, and it’s no surprise. Erin’s eye for design and the next big thing excite, and her heart and intellect inspire. We’re not sure there’s any new fans to be had, but just in case you’re an … Read more

Moms You Should Meet: Katie Richardson

You’ve all heard our love for Puj, but what about the force behind it? Meet Katie Richardson: the founder and designer for Puj Tubs and other awesome products! Even as a young girl Katie loved creating and making things, so naturally when it came time for college she studied Industrial Design. It was in college where she met her husband, the father of her three boys, and her business partner. We are so excited to have such a revolutionary designer for this month’s Moms You Should Meet! 1. What has been your most fulfilling job outside of motherhood? It didn’t take … Read more

Small Fry Films: Mother’s Day

Due to popular demand, Small Fry + Lumineux Films present and wish you a Happy Mother’s Day: Check out this outtake reel that was featured on the news! Also, a big thank you to Walls by Mur for decorating our set! Find them all here. ••• Had to share this direct quote from our own Jenna. Motherhood is funny isn’t it? Submit your own Small Fry Sayings on any of our social networks! #smallfrysayings

moms you should meet: Sarah Hubbell

inspiring moms, photography, moms you should know

Meet Sarah Hubbell: the Editor-in-Chief of the recently launched Emma Magazine, which they describe as a how-to guide for the modern domestic (basically Martha Stewart for twenty-somethings!) The magazine is gorgeous and the site and blog are chalk full of inspirational images and content. Before Emma, Sarah appeared on MTV, MSNBC, and a slew of adorably embarrassing home videos. Born and raised in Arizona, she received her degree in journalism from Arizona State in 2007. At the time, she planned to pursue a career in broadcasting. However, her plans changed when she moved to Hollywood as the goody-goody roommate on … Read more