Month: February 2008

pangea organics giveaway reminder.

Be sure to get entered into the Pangea Organics Giveaway. Hurry and tell your friends because it ends Saturday at Midnight! Good luck.

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Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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book pick: quiet LOUD.

Lately I’ve been trying to read books with C {my completely stereotypical 3-year-old boy} that will help him understand the difference between inside behavior and, well wild animal behavior.


Reading this book to C was an epiphany for him; I could honestly see the light bulb illuminate over his head when we read about things that make quiet sounds and things that make loud ones. His quiet and LOUD are the same volume. I’m always telling him to take it from volume 10 to volume 5 and he cocks his head {much like a wild animal} and looks at me like I’m crazy. So, thank you Leslie Patricelli for this illuminating, adorable book.

Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

cute yoga mats for kids.

When P was little we did yoga together all the time, and she loved it. We rolled out my yoga mat and she would do little yoga poses all over the family room. It was completely adorable and was great exercise for her.

i-play babywear makes this cute yoga set for kids {including a yoga mat, bamboo romper & itsy bitsy yoga DVD $52.99} which can be found at babies-r-us. If you don’t want the whole set, you can purchase the mat & romper individually at the i-play babywear online store. Namaste.


Yoga Mat.
$24.99 each
48″x24″
{iplay baby wear}

Organic Bamboo Yoga Romper
$19.99

{via i-play babywear.}

Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

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Assets Sensational Shaper
{via Target}

$20.

Look what I found over at shefinds: a line of totally inexpensive shapewear {called Assets, of course} designed by Sara Blakely exclusively for Target. For those of us who’ve been dropping serious cash on Spanx, this is just one more reason to become a compulsive Target shopper.

Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

giveaway number two…

My next giveaway comes to us courtesy of Momspit. If you don’t know about this product, read about it here. I love it and my 3-year-old son hates it, if that’s any indication of how great it is. The giveaway is a spitkit which contains three 2 oz. bottles of Momspit in 3 flavors: one fig & green tea, one lemon & white tea, and one bottle of unscented for the sensitive folks.

SpitKit.
$25 value.
{via
momspit}

If you’d like to be entered to win the giveaway here’s what you need to do for me:

1. Leave a comment.

2. Enter between now and Monday March 3 MST.


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Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

intelligent kids dvds.

$59.99
Braincandy Bundle of Joy Set
{$14.99 individually}

Braincandy is an engaging, fun, and award winning series of DVDs created by husband and wife team Sam-Reich Dangen & John Dagnen as an alternative way to teach their twins about the world. The catchy theme song will drag you in, and the fun segments about the senses will keep your kids completely entertained while they learn. I highly recommend them.

Bruce Brain Hand Puppet.
$12.99

{via
Braincandy}.

“By introducing engaging, stimulating concepts about the five senses, children now have tools to construct meaningful experiences on their own while helping build the foundation for independent thinking and creativity.”

Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

the polkadot platypus.

$28.
chocolate polka dot frame.
4″x6″ display
elegant baby.
{via polkadot platypus}.


The Polkadot Platypus is a great shop for moms who are looking for a little bit of everything. You can buy maternity clothes for yourself, stylish threads for the babe in arms, toys, & accessories to decorate the nursery. Head over to their online store yourself to see what all the fuss is about.

$45.

fruit rattles.
by yellow label kids.
{via polkadot platypus}.

Hand knit Fruit Rattles include one of each: apple, watermelon, pear, pineapple, & banana. {Measure approx. 4″ long.}

Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

giveaway-palooza.


I’m not going to do a giveaway-a-day, we’ll save that for later. I am however going to do THREE giveaways this week, so it’s important for you to stay tuned and add comments all week so you will be entered to win fun things.

Pangea Organics Facial Scrub.
{$33 value}.
3.8 fl. oz.

The first giveaway of the week is a delicious scrub {Egyptian Geranium with Adzuki Bean & Cranberry} from Pangea Organics. It’s an exfoliant scrub containing all organic ingredients that will regenerate & heal your skin. I posted earlier about Pangea’s delicious organic moisturizer {which I still love} and I know you will be delighted with their facial scrub. A must-have for mommy pampering in a hurry. Yay!

How to enter the Pangea Organics Giveaway:

Post a comment telling me the last time you pampered yourself {Mother’s Day doesn’t count}.

Contest ends Saturday March 1st, Midnight MST.
ONE winner will randomly be chosen.

Tell all your friends, {and enemies} about this giveaway.

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Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!

fashionable nursing covers.

Chocolat.
$35.

{via Bebe au Lait}.

Once again I wish I’d thought of these first. Bebe au Lait is a company selling nursing covers that are a perfect fix for nursing mommies on the go. I’m sure you don’t want to share in the nursing love {and no one wants to see it} so Hooter Hiders are the perfect solution to keep mom, baby, and the general public happy. Not only do they keep you covered, they come in a darling array of designs so you won’t have to be a frumpy nursing mom.

Bebe au Lait also has coordinating burp cloths that are so much cuter than the plain cloth diapers I used.

Chocolat Burp Cloths.
{$16 for two}.

Allison

Well, hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!