Month: May 2010

beautiful thrifted set of vintage dessert glasses.

It’s been too long since my last thrift store haul trip, and I’m going through withdrawals.  I don’t need any more stuff.  In fact, I’m tossing things out of my house as fast as my little hands can go, but it doesn’t mean I don’t want new stuff. I forgot entirely about these glasses though, until I started putting glasses back on shelves last week, after our massive kitchen nightmare renovation.  Aren’t they beautiful? I picked them up and put…
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easy way to volunteer in your community.

I’ve looked for ways to volunteer with my kids in our community for years.  It’s a really difficult prospect logistically because kids are a liability frankly, you can’t take them with you if you’re building a house for Habitat For Humanity.  It’s something that has really bothered me, this dearth of volunteering opportunities with children, because I’m anxious to teach my kids about service, selflessness, give them a chance to look outside their own luxurious lives for a minute and…
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what to wear to the pool.

As you’re preparing to go to the pool this summer, think about taking your swimwear to the next level.  I mean, obviously it’s critical to have a really great swimsuit, but I like to knock it out of the ballpark with cute shoes and accessories What are you wearing on your way to the pool or the beach?  What are you wearing when you’re not in the water?  These are critical questions.  Life or death critical.  Almost. Luckily really adorable…
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Child Hunger Ends Here part 3

You know how I’ve been talking about my partnership with ConAgra Foods on the Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally campaign? It’s almost over. And I want to know if you got involved somehow in your own neighborhood. Today I received a plastic bag in the mail to donate canned food through the post office. That’s a start. Some of my fellow blogging friends have been hosting rallies of their own across the country, raising money one party at a…
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Aaaaaaand……we’re back!

Remember how I said the re-design process was a rocky, rough, tricky, painful, nightmare-ish road? I didn’t say all those things?  I should have. But, the good news is, I’m back!  And better than ever.  We’re just going to jump back in and pretend nothing happened.  It will be better for all of us if we just brush that little incident under the carpet.  A thing of the past. However, if you were a subscriber, would you do me a…
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Petit Elefant Blog Redesign.

Well, sorta. We pulled the trigger and it’s happening baby, Petit Elefant has a new look and feel.  The new layout has been in the works for a little over 6 months and is finally suitable for public consumption.  It’s been a rocky road getting here, and it’s not over yet.  If you click on something and it doesn’t work, let me know so I can fix it, will you?  We’re working through all the bugs one category at a…
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Cirque du Soleil.

A few nights ago we went as a family to see Cirque du Soleil in Salt Lake City. I had some hazy expectations of little gymnast girls in hoops, people flinging themselves across the stage in acrobatic fashion, someone hanging from the ceiling at some point. I told the kids as we left the house it would be something like the circus, cool and exciting and somewhat entertaining. I’m not sure what I was thinking. Nothing, apparently. I can’t tell…
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Whether or not you love or hate the whole Twilight phenomenon {I’m a lover, don’t knock it}, these notepads by LobotoME are hilarious. I could see spending some time on the phone, doodling on the Edward Cullen side of the page. And if you’re not such a big fan, well, there’s room for you too. No hard feelings.

preschool graduate.

Charming graduated from preschool today. He starts Kindergarten in the Fall. *sigh* My baby. Even though he tried to kill me when I was pregnant with him, he’s made a swift recovery. This kid popped out thrilled about life. Completely unruffled by toil and trouble. Happy to be alive. Charming, even. It’s going to be a long, cold, hard Winter while my baby’s at school. But I’ll have to manage. Somehow.