Tag Archives: summer

mobile summer

By. Nicole This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own.  One thing we like to do at the beginning of the summer is put together a car kit for on-the-go fun. It makes being spontaneous so much easier if you have what you need on hand! Here’s what we like to have in the trunk: Swimming and all that it entails is usually the most gear we need for spontaneous summer adventures so having trunks, towels, sunscreen, hats and toys for the pool are a must! Being out and about all day means we will inevitably … Read more

birch lane

So happy to kick off this week with a new line of kid’s home decor – Birch Lane Kids! We’ve partnered up today to share some of our favorite pieces from their 600+ item collection that’s got your kids covered from ages 3-8!They have really hit the nail on the head with these updated traditional pieces. Perfect for so many design aesthetics, high quality and super affordable! We took ours on our first backyard S’more Roast, if you’d like to see! Of course Birch Lane’s American Tee Pee was a huge hit. We love the detailing, how easy it is to … Read more

BEACHMATE!

We are all about finding products that make our lives as busy moms on the go – easier! So when we came across BEACHMATE we about had a heart attack. As women who have schlepped a million belongings and our children across sandy beaches in the summer time, we breathed a huge sigh of relief when we found BeachMate.BEACHMATE is a super cool system that comes with all your beach necessities in one.There are industrial shovels your kids will love and never break, a cooler, buckets to compartmentalize your food and use to keep your food out of the sand but … Read more

Fasten Swim

Summer is on it’s way and to you mama’s of babies in diapers we have THE BEST invention for you. Meet your new best friend, Fasten Swim. These UV 50 + protected swim suits are going to make your life EVEN better this Summer. Check out the video below to see what we mean! Amazing right?! Seriously we are dead over the convenience of these suits. Even if you have older girls, this innovative design makes it SO much easier for everyone! The magnetic seam is super easy and you can’t even tell that it’s a seam, it just looks like … Read more

Mama Swim Amazon Style

Happy weekend everyone! We’re skipping the regular Fryday today – Emily and Nicole are in Las Vegas to celebrate Em’s 30th with friends! Heartbroken Jenna can’t make it, but regardless of state, we all have Summer on the brain. Here’s what we scooped up on our ol’ reliable, Amazon, for the trip! Seafolly makes some of our favorite swimmers and these are no exception. We love the higher neck trend especially: This diamond maillot suit is beyond slimming // Keyhole one piece // And Lululemon’s mesh one piece. Perfect by-the-pool slides from Adidas – Amazon has the best selection of colors we’ve seen! Size … Read more

Beaching With Kids

By Jenna. Since it’s been a year since I became a California Girl, I think I can confidently tell you I have going to the beach with kids pretty dialed. The beach is A TON of prep work but once you’re there the kids play for hours and it’s a dream come true so it’s always worth it. I’m going to share some tips and tricks of the trade! Also before we start, HOW DO MOMMY BLOGGERS DO IT?! Seriously I couldn’t get one normal picture of me hauling my stuff on to the beach. Sorry guys, I’m letting you … Read more

hiking with kids

Hiking with kids is like doing pretty much anything else with kids. A little bit trickier. You have to slow down, factor the elements and their abilities, be prepared, and of course have hoards of snacks. Here’s one thing we hadn’t thought of that is now an absolute must, a hiking pack for your kiddo! We all did a big Small Fry hike this week and the boys had their own little packs with the built in water pouch and tube.They all sipped on water the whole way up and back and we had to stop a fraction as many … Read more

more BBQ!

Just wanted to pop in and share more images from our film with HP yesterday! It was such a fun project to take on and our boys had the time of their lives and keep asking when the next BBQ with their buddies will be! You can find all the products we used for this party right here, but we’ll walk you through step by step!a Download the whole hand sketched BBQ menu suite on this post. Red tassel garland from Zurchers. We couldn’t believe how affordable these garlands are. We’ve spent quadruple on garlands in the past, but never again! … Read more

Last Minute BBQ

By Emily. This Summer has been full of surprises and “make it work” moments for me. Our home has been a constant flux of visitors from friends and family and on more than one occasion I’ve found myself doing last minute prep to feed loved ones. Nothing makes me happier than seeing them all enjoy themselves and feel at home here, so we’ve been extra planful about having the things we need to host comfortably. From ingredients to silverware, seating to fun games, keeping it on hand makes everything feel doable. We’ve talked a few times on Instagram about the HP … Read more

let’s picnic!

Perhaps the best part of Summer is the plethora of opportunities to dine, gather, play, and dream outside. Having a trunk full of picnic gear is #1 on our Summer Live list, and here’s what we’re bringing: Have you heard of Hydroflask? This baby sat in Jenna’s hot car for hours, the outside of the container was hot to the touch but inside? Perfect refreshing ice water. Yes, ice cubes! A perfectly modern basket // Croquet might be the cutest sport ever. // A giant bonded leather play mat perfect for hosting friends and as many spills as you can manage. via … Read more