Month: September 2008

last chance!

If you haven’t yet entered the Pine IV Denim Giveaway, do it now because it expires at Midnight tonight! Hurry, you know you want those jeans…

Well Stocked

One of the greatest things that my house has is a convenient, large pantry. Shortly after marrying Mike and moving into this home, I spent a day organizing the kitchen cupboards and pantry. I designated spaces for everything—plates, bowls, glasses, mugs, large appliances, small appliances… you get the idea. But soon after, with the abundance of wedding gifts we received, the pantry turned into a catch-all place for items without a real home. It turned into an absolute, unorganized mess….
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Little Jobs for Little People

I like to work…in fact, I may even love to work…and always have. I gain an incredible sense of satisfaction from hard work, (which actually falls right in line with the self-reward system I’ve created!) and I attribute this to all those family work days growing up. Every Saturday we did “chores”, accompanied by whatever music (Beatles mostly) my parents blasted throughout the house. Somehow it made everything more fun–even cleaning that messy, messy room I waded through every day…
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Hello, My Name is Stephanie

I am very happy to be here this week and share a few thoughts with you. Since I love reading little tidbits about other bloggers (even if they are complete strangers), I’ll go ahead and share a bit about myself here; you know…in case there is anyone out there who has a little voyeur in them too :) I am a mother of 3 and my kids call me “mama”. I love it. I’ve been married to my husband for…
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stephanie brubaker.

The lovely Stephanie of Stephmodo, {one of my favorite daily blog indulgences} is guest blogging on Petit Elefant this week. Hooray! I recently attended a barbecue hosted by a mutual acquaintance and had the happy opportunity to chat with Stephanie for the evening. What a delight. Steph is a multi-faceted, multi-talented mom of 3 who definitely has all her ducks in a row. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us this week. Let’s give her…
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homemade apple sauce in the fall.

[photo via martha] One of the best things about Autumn has to be the food. Apples are among the quintessential fall foods in my book and I try to make the most of them while they are in season. Some of the best varieties are coming on right now: Honeycrisp (if you haven’t tried one please do so), Golden Delicious, Granny Smith are among my favorites. When M was an infant starting solid foods, I started making applesauce for him….
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the office is back! shout hooray!

Oh, the awesomeness. The Office is back. Tonight. So, set your Tivos, your DVRs, your *ahem* VCRs. And don’t.call.my.house. I’ll be relishing in the greatness that is: The Office. I *borrowed* this photo from Black*Eiffel who *borrowed* it from Autumn de Wilde.

halloween costumes for kids.

pumpkin perfection in a pillowcase, from Martha Stewart Halloween will be upon us. For your little ones, this is a big deal. Which means for mommies, finding or creating a stellar costume is a big deal. Making costumes this year? Better get crackin’! Here’s a roundup of some really adorable/super-cool costume tricks sure to result in plenty of treats. (I couldn’t resist). sweetest spider, from Martha Stewart (this could probably be adapted for a boy) a just-right witch from Family…
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last chance!

If you were a giveaway winner from last week and I still haven’t heard from you, you have until Midnight tonight before you forfeit your prize. Hurry, email me!

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