Month: March 2008

nui water.

If you’re like me you’ll drink diet coke in front of your kids but forbid them from ever having a sip because of the aspartame/ caffeine/ carbonation. I’m not a big fan of a lot of juice boxes marketed to kids either because the #1 ingredient is almost always sugar, {and heaven knows P gets more than enough of that at school}. What’s the solution for kids who are thirsty for something other than plain old H2O, especially as the warmer months are now upon us? Nui Water.

Purple Power Nui Water.
{$16.99/case of 12}.


Nui is ONLY fruit juice sweetened {with sugar levels similar to milk}, with multi-vitamins, fiber, one full cup of caffeine-free green tea + 9 fruits, calcium, and electrolytes with less than 1% sodium in every bottle.” It’s delicious, my kids love it, and 50% of the profits are donated to charity. You can buy it online here, or find it locally here. Pick some up before the soccer season starts in earnest; I highly recommend it.

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organized home.



One of the things I love so much about Spring is a fresh start of cleaning and organizing, {well not so much the cleaning part, but definitely the organizing}. I love purging all the odds and ends acquired over the Fall & Winter and getting ready for Summertime garage sales. I’ve been cleaning out the house one closet and room at a time, squirreling all the superfluous goods found into a small corner of the garage. And when the time is right I’ll have at least two or three garage sales; P will man her own lemonade stand
{she always pockets around $20} C will drink/spill/waste half of P’s lemonade, and I will get rid of a huge chunk of clutter.

Organized Home {a great site full of tips and tricks to aid in household organization} has a yard sale checklist & invaluable tips about getting ready to hold one of your own.

Don’t feel like you have to do it all on your own; Organized Home has compiled a Spring Cleaning Chore Checklist as well as 5 Tips For Spring Cleaning With Your Kids. So print them out and share them with your kids; I’m sure they’ll >> find out more…

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!

handmade craft aprons for kids.


These ultra cute aprons have been a lifesaver for me & at only $12 it’s worth snatching up a few {these are GREAT gifts for showers, birthdays, and Christmas}. I’ve used mine for mealtime, playtime, and messy craft projects. Each apron is custom made, so you can choose from a selection of absolutely darling fabrics for your child. They’re 100% cotton so you can throw the aprons in the wash as often as you need to. Think of all the melted Popsicle messes you can salvage with some of these on hand…


little b aprons.
$12 each.

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!

moonchild designs.

20 for $40.
{via Moonchild Designs}.

Look at these darling announcements from Moonchild Designs out of Australia. They also sell note cards, invitations, and moving announcements. I love the simple design.

Moving House.
{Chocolate}.
20/$40.

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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!

shoe wheel.


Look what I found via the lovely blog Coveiter. It’s a shoe wheel! Not only does it look like a piece of art, it can hold up to 30 pairs of shoes. This could seriously save me some marital strife over closet space in my house. Nicely done.

Shoe Wheel.
via Rakku Designs.

{in white/silver/black/pink}.

$65.

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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!

loveland miscellany giveaway.

It’s about time for another giveaway don’t you think? This one comes to us from LOVELAND miscellany, a fabulous new shop on etsy featuring wonderful things made by the super talented husband and wife team Mike & Alma Loveland. The shop is definitely worth checking out. And because I love you all, I’m giving away a sampling of the shop including:

a matted & framed print of ‘Paris Apartments
&
a felt owl toy
&
a felt flower brooch {so cute!}


Lucky, lucky you.

via LOVELAND miscellany.
{$70. value}

  • Leave me a comment about how much you love the goods from this uber-talented couple. That’s it.
  • The giveaway will run from now until Wednesday April 2nd at Midnight MST.
  • Any comments made after that time will be disqualified, {as will anonymous & duplicate comments}.
  • The winner will be announced on this site Thursday April 3rd.

Good luck.

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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!

frugal-fashionista.

I’ve been lurking around this blog for a while now. I actually get some really good ideas about current fashion trends from watching celebrities {of course I always tone it down about ten notches, price & bling wise both}. Frugal-Fashionista features regular updates of inexpensive alternatives to celebrity couture. It’s a fun bookmark; lust away.


{Images via Frugal-Fashionista}.

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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!

cute tween clothing for your daughter.

As a mother of an official “tween” I find it very hard to find clothing for my 8-year-old P. I feel like my options are either Gymboree {which I love, but has officially been declared too “babyish”} or clothing along the lines of Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen. I’m not too thrilled with dressing P like a miniature teenager and have been desperately trying to find a happy medium. You’d think with all the “tweens” running around there would be more of a selection, but I’m coming up empty.

Haven Girl Skirt.
{on sale} $30.

{via Isabee Tweens}.

Isabee Tweens to the rescue! This is a company full of clothing that fits my needs for P perfectly. I can find high quality clothes without any characters {Hannah Montana, High School Musical anyone?} that are more appropriate for P’s personality. And Isabee Tweens offers a huge selection to choose from for dressing your growing girl. Not too shabby.

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!

tree by kerri lee giveaway winner.

I’m back from my Easter weekend vacation with my little family. I hope everyone had a fun, candy-laden weekend as well. I have all sorts of fun things to share with you, but first it’s time to announce the winner of the tree by kerri lee giveaway. The winner is…Someone being me. Congratulations!


I loved sharing
Kerri Lee’s creations with you, they’re so adorable for wee little nurseries. Thanks everyone for entering, and a big thank you to tree by kerri lee for the great 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!