Month: May 2011

homemade sidewalk paint

homemade paint

— This is a re-posting of an article from last Summer’s archives.  While I’m away in Europe I thought I’d give you a tour of my blog.  I’ve got years of content to delve into and plenty of fun content to keep you entertained while I’m away. — We made homemade sidewalk chalk paint at our house last week, and it was a big, fat hit. It’s basically liquid sidewalk chalk you paint onto the sidewalk with a brush. So…
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dollar store beauty

dollar store makeup

— This is a re-posting of an article from last Summer’s archives.  While I’m away in Europe I thought I’d give you a tour of my blog.  I’ve got years of content to delve into and plenty of fun content to keep you entertained while I’m away. — I wrote an article for BabyCenter a couple weeks ago about dollar store makeup, and I want to know if any of you buy makeup there. Beauty products? I buy makeup from…
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One if by train, two if by plane

castle

We’ve been traveling all around Eastern Europe for the last week, on a little vacation-within-a-vacation.  We took a handful of overnight trains and a few day trains to see Vienna, Salzburg, Prague, and Budapest. If I could move to Prague or Salzburg tomorrow, I’d do it.  I cannot believe how gorgeous those cities are, and Austria has my vote of approval, which I’m sure they were waiting for with bated breath. After a week sleeping on trains, I felt totally…
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taking kids to a museum

J. Paul Getty Museum

— This is a re-posting of an article from last Summer’s archives.  While I’m away in Europe I thought I’d give you a tour of my blog.  I’ve got years of content to delve into and plenty of fun content to keep you entertained while I’m away. — When we went to California in June we took the kids to one of our favorite museums on the west coast, the J. Paul Getty. Now I have to warn you, my…
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what to wear to a barbecue

what to wear to a barbecue

A few weeks ago after the really fun 4th of July parade, I walked down the street to where Justin Hackworth was hosting his 30 Strangers open house. I wanted to show my sister my 30 Strangers portrait, and I got to see Justin {which is always a bonus} and his wife Amy. She’s my favorite. Bubbly, adorable, kind, wonderful. Anyway, she was wearing what was perhaps the most perfect summer outfit of all time. Isn’t Amy darling? This outfit…
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What’s in your purse series week forty nine

coach purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Kari.  Thanks! –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 The purse: I bought this for myself, and for a long time it was the most I’d ever spent on a purse.  It’s about 8 years old now and fits perfectly…
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how to decorate a homemade gift bag

how to decorate a homemade gift bag

— This is a re-posting of an article from last Summer’s archives.  While I’m away in Europe I thought I’d give you a tour of my blog.  I’ve got years of content to delve into and plenty of fun content to keep you entertained while I’m away. — Who wants to make a homemade gift bag today? I do, I do! Seriously, the economy is terrible & you can save a few dollars making this darling gift bag yourself; you…
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the essentials for a stylist’s kit

stylists kit

— This is a re-posting of an article from last Summer’s archives.  While I’m away in Europe I thought I’d give you a tour of my blog.  I’ve got years of content to delve into and plenty of fun content to keep you entertained while I’m away. — For the Park City photo shoot I’m styling {yesterday and today}, I needed a stylist’s kit. An odd assortment of pieces every stylist needs to make sure an outfit looks put together…
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Swimsuit Confidence Week with Land’s End

Ladies, this is Kimberly, Allison’s trusty sidekick here beseeching you to gird up your loins. Swimsuit season is upon us. For real. And I say, down with the string bikini! Down with T-shirts in the pool! We don’t need to go there. I say we make this the summer of swimsuit confidence. All shapes, all sizes. Don’t you agree? I thought you would. Land’s End does, too, and asked me to prove it. Well they actually asked Allison but she’s gallivanting across…
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