After 7 years, over 2000 posts and over 1.6 million visitors, Small for Big is taking a break. It gives me butterflies in my stomach to even think about posting this. But it’s time to regroup, to find some space in my life, and to figure what’s next. I want to thank all of the amazing people I’ve met through this humble little blog, and thank you, my beautiful readers for your clicks and love and shares and support. I’ve had a blast, and getting to make a living doing something I’ve loved so much for seven years has been amazing.

Now it’s time to take some time to percolate on what’s next. I have so many ideas! I may very well be back here with the news, and a new look. Or I may take a different direction entirely. Or, I may find some as yet unknown combination of those paths. But I’m looking forward to the excitement of figuring it out.

I thought I’d collect some of my favorite and most popular posts to take permanent residence on the home page while I’m gone. Feel free to browse!

You can also still find me on Instagram – @smallforbig and @smallful – and Pinterest.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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worth 1000 words: spring youth

An image to invoke Spring – let’s hope it works because I know I’m ready how about you? Illustration by Kelsey Beckett.

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hopalong now, rabbit

Some of us might be more ready for Spring than others, what do you think? Take this little bunny for instance. This Hopalong Rabbit is the perfect Easter toy, don’t you think? I just love it’s retro charm. Flip those eyes back and forth, roll some beads, sort some shapes, and roll down the hall. […]

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round about: secret keychains & cardboard tube letters

This week flew by! It’s the first couple of days of March, and I’m already sitting here planning our summer. No, not big vacations that require airlines and reservations, that might make sense to me. No, I’m just trying to plan out a couple of summer camps for Birdie – things fill up fast here […]

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worth 1000 words: tangled hands

Life may seem a bit tangled, or maybe it’s all part of your master plan. I didn’t even see the cat’s cradle at first, did you? Illustration from Sveta Dorosheva.

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round about: galaxy cake & geo embroidery

The week was uneventful, except for the unseasonably warm weather, but let’s not go there! I’m prepping for the Oscars this weekend. No, I will not be having a themed party with snacks and drinks and party games, but I should really clean the bathroom before a couple old friends come over to watch all […]

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worth 1000 words: rainbow wood

It’s amazing to see how newer technologies create patterns that mimic the most ancient of natural forms. Jupiter 3D Panels by Oleg Soroko.

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ready to paint with stickers?

Coloring books have been getting all the press lately, and they are beautiful, but do you remember loving stickers as much as I used to when we were kids? Check out this amazing series of sticker books from Workman Publishing: Paint by Stickers. There are 8 books: some are more complicated and others are geared towards […]

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worth 1000 words: a little sass

There are days when we all need to channel a little sass. This sweet and sassy raccoon has hit it right on the nose.

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rocking our cares away

Who woulda thunk that you could rock away in a hammock in the middle of the winter without an expensive flight to somewhere near the equator? Spoil the kiddos with a perfect reading spot – and napping spot – using this sweet Rocking Hammock from Magic Cabin. They’ll love the gentle motion, and the fact that […]

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round about: valentine pancakes & pin the kiss

It turns out Valentine’s Day is next week, how did that happen? I’m grateful January is over, don’t get me wrong, but it doesn’t really feel like the season of love – at least not yet! Maybe we’ll do a little decorating this weekend, or try one of these DIY’s to get us into the swing […]

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pompom garlands: make or buy?

I found this image and thought it would lead to a quick DIY tutorial on how to make your very own glorious, mod, boho, garland. But instead, it leads to an even easier solution: a pompom garland ready for purchase! So tell me, would you buy one, or make your own?

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round about: marshmallow seats & cardboard cameras

No matter how clearly we may know that life is finite, when it actually shows up and slaps you in the face, it’s impossibly hard to grasp it. This week we are dealing with a death in the family, and through the heartache the most interesting part is listening to and answering Birdie’s questions. Kids […]

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worth 1000 words: spring dreams

It’s started already, my dreams of spring smells, sights, and temperatures. Mouni Feddag’s illustration is fueling all kinds of spring daydreams.

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storing keepsakes just got beautiful

Get rid of those plastic tubs, and the fraying fabric bins from the big box stores. I have your new storage system. Baby mementos are some of the most precious things – to parents as we keep them, and to kids when they grow up. They give us history, placement, memory, permanence. Don’t put them […]

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