Month: May 2009

bendaroos set.

Surely you’ve seen the commercials on Nick Jr. No? The Disney channel? My kids have seen Bendaroos commercials aplenty and they’ve been begging me for months to buy some, repeating the commercials to me verbatim. Bendaroos are actually pretty cool. They’re like strings dipped in wax that can be reshaped endlessly to create all sorts of entertainment. I’ve been finding little artistic assortments all over my house lately. First there was this: {a little bouquet for my desk} Then this…
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Babysitting co-op

[photo by ashley] 10: the number of times we’ve made use of a babysitter (a grandparent or trusted teenager) in the 32 months we’ve been parents.  Also the number of times my honey and I have been out alone on some kind of date. Some of those I probably shouldn’t even count since they were professional obligations for my hubby. We really should get out more. But with our nearest relatives 2 hours away, well,  goodness it gets expensive to…
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i see london i see france…

FranciePants

As the mother of a little girl I really struggle with trying to keep P modest in all her physical activities. In fact she usually wears sweats to gymnastics, because she really hates people looking at her bum. I don’t blame her. I really could have used Francie Pants in high school when I wore a uniform. I wore boxers to school every day underneath my kilt so if there was a nasty wind, I wasn’t in trouble. Francie’s are…
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great compact personal training device

So there’s this crazy cool gadget called the ActiTrainer to help you get, and stay, fit. It helps people like me, who like to sneak sweets in when no one is looking, stay accountable. You can’t cheat with this thing because it monitors: • Calories burned • Heart rate • Pace/distance traveled • Step count And, if that weren’t enough to keep me out of the cupcake shop, it also measures “sleep efficiency” and “nighttime awakenings”. Which honestly would be…
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how to: grow your own sprouts.

May’s theme for the month is…………..Vegetables Sprouts are such a super vegetable and so easy to grow! There are many benefits of sprouting and many ways to add them to your day. (information compiled from lifesprouts.com) 1. SPROUTS contain enzymes which aid in digestion and convert starches into sugars, protein into amino acids, and fats into fatty acids. We need live enzymes everyday in our foods. 2. SPROUTS provide the highest quality proteins, which are easy for the body to…
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family road trip.

Hello again, Victor here. So with this trip we decided to leave the trusty Subaru at home and hit the HWY in the biggest thing that there is; a Toyota Land Cruiser. Because you never know what curbs might need crossing. It’s not the FJ40 that I used to have a few years back, you know, the kind with no doors, no roof, no floor, and a folding wind screen; but it’s the kind with four doors, AC, and a…
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Dylbug Photography Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone for submitting for this giveaway. Unfortunately, we can only choose one winner. Congratulations to Kalli Ko. Kalli Ko said… my little guy would do these proper justice! Yes Please!

road trip, baby.

So, it’s time for the road trip. It’s 11:30 p.m. and I’m not packed yet. The kids are packed, the car is packed, Victor is packed, but I am not. I’m in denial that we’re leaving tomorrow because I’m not totally organized. I don’t have individual presents wrapped for the kids to open every few hours like I normally do {best travel tip ever, by the way}, the house isn’t clean, and Victor is working the night shift. I’m trying…
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Utah Photography Giveaway!

The Dylbug photography contest not only yielded fantastic product shots for Dylbug’s new Summer line, it introduced me to a new Utah photographer: Jennifer Eliason. I love her work, it’s just my style. Jennifer has offered to give away a photo package to a Petit Elefant reader from Utah including: a free sitting, free 8 x 10 and free 5 x 7 photos. That would be a $140 value. Head over to Jennifer Eliason Photography, tell me what you love…
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