Month: March 2011

Spring 5th grade fashion

kid style

I’ve mentioned before that Precocious doesn’t let me within an inch of her closet.  Well.  Sometimes she does, but more often than not she doesn’t really think I have any fashion sense. *AHEM* She doesn’t care that I style people for a living. Now while I normally eschew the matching of tops to shoes and purses, I have to admit this works on her. Maybe because she’s ELEVEN. She got these purple ballet flats for Christmas and has worn them…
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What’s in your purse series week forty one

silver

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Katie.  Thanks Katie! –If you want to submit your purse to the series take two photos of your purse {nice, clean non-blurry ones} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom About my purse: I found this at Forever 21 for around $25 after months of searching for a purse I actually liked. I had been carrying around an old and…
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how to bread pudding

pudding

Sometime over the long, long, LONG winter I’m not quite done with, I became obsessed with bread pudding. I don’t know how or when it happened, but it did and there’s no help for it.  So instead of getting up to run on the treadmill at each hotel I stayed at over the course of the last 5 months, I ordered bread pudding from room service everywhere I went. Makes sense, right?  A girl’s gotta preserve her food stores to…
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Trip to europe: what to pack

downtown warsaw

I asked this question on Twitter last night: Fill in the blank. When traveling in Europe don’t forget to pack ___________. Today, I’m asking you.  If you’ve traveled abroad anywhere for a length of time, tell me what I should be packing.  If you’ve traveled to Europe, even better.  And if you’ve traveled to Europe with kids for any great length of time, you win the prize! {There really isn’t a prize, but I have some gum at the bottom…
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bad fashion week series part 2

socks and sandals

Bad Fashion Week Series Part 2: Socks + Sandals Hold me. Several members of my extended family do this {cough, cough DAD} and there’s just no help for them. I’m told this is all over Europe so I just need to put on my big girl panties and not cringe every time I get on a train in Warsaw this summer. It’s a good thing I don’t speak Polish. Birkenstock, socks + sandals, Birkenstocks and sandals, socks and sandals

The incident of the saw and the stitches

stitch

You guys, it’s been the longest week in the history of weeks. The whole family got strep throat over the weekend last week, went to our various doctors for a diagnosis, and started on antibiotics on Monday. Strep throat + Lupus = bad news.  Taking care of 2 sick kids with strep throat while I had strep throat = double awesome. Wednesday we had the State Science Fair for Precocious at B.Y.U.  We all trooped in, up to our necks…
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what’s in your purse series week forty

handbag

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Hilary Erickson.  Thanks Hilary! —If you want to submit your purse to the series take two photos of your purse {nice, clean non-blurry ones} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom Orange baby is my baby’s “purse” — her “contents” are on the side.  When she’s rifling through mine I give her hers. It holds a baby, car, crayons, cell…
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luxurious facial scrub

facial scrub

StriVectin was a swag sponsor for SocialLuxe Lounge last year, and now I’m addicted to their luxurious facial scrub.  Seriously, this stuff is like magic.  It’s really gentle, for those of us with extra sensitive skin, and has the most delicious scent on earth. Almost an anti-scent.  A subtle smell of luxury. I’ve been buffing my face after a hot bath or shower, when my skin is most susceptible to accepting new products {don’t laugh, it’s true} and it’s baby…
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how to clean make-up brushes

makeup brushes

Do you know how to clean make-up brushes?  Did you even know you’re supposed to clean them? You totally are. Between all the make-up that ends up on the brushes, that gross cold you were fighting back in December, and the oil from your face, your make-up brushes need to be washed fairly often. Every couple of weeks at least. I’ve been washing mine with a combination of hot water and shampoo for years, but the make-up artist on the…
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