Month: June 2011

What’s in your purse series week fifty three

coach purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Katrina.  Thank you! — 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.  I’m almost out of purses so get moving, will you? — The top left corner to start: This paisley book from Target has a magnetic hinge to keep a…
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How to walk ten thousand steps a day

watch

Some time ago, someone from on high recommended walking ten thousand steps a day for optimal health and wealth.  Minus the wealth part.  When it was recommended, I was probably taking well over ten thousand steps a day so I sort of ignored it, as one does to advice that doesn’t apply, and went on my merry way. And then I started a blog. I’ve become so sedentary over the last few years, tap, tap, tapping away on my computer,…
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Roll your clothes to pack a suitcase

suit case

I took your advice on what to pack for Europe.  For the most part anyway, you know I had to rebel a little and wear comfortable shoes for all the walking.  But the number one tip I took from all of you was to pack light. We did. Each child had a carry on and a backpack, {the awesome luggage we bought at Costco} and that was it.  The backpack was full of things for the 25 hours of travel…
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What I wore Wednesday red dress

what I wore Wednesday

I’ve decided I’m cool posting a What I Wore Wednesday every once in a while on Wednesday, but that I’m not going to be super strict about it. Because I don’t like boundaries so much, and this is my blog, so I make the rules. This outfit is actually What I Wore Sunday, but that doesn’t really matter. Here’s what I have on: Glasses: Costco Dress: Nordstrom Rack {I had them take it off the mannequin because it was the…
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Unique jewelry storage solution

collections

It’s no secret that I have a lot of jewelry.  Perhaps too much {is there such a thing?}.  I grab cheap baubles wherever I go and periodically add a nice piece or two along the way.  Basically, my jewelry cup runneth over. I’ve been storing most of my jewelry on top of my dresser in a cool wooden box I got thrifting a couple years ago, and it’s been great.  But I wanted something a little more organized.  Because I’m…
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Summer Solstice style 2011

tank top

You realize tomorrow is the  Summer Solstice, right?  The best day of the year because it’s all warm and sunshiny outside, the grass is green, the pools are filled, the drinks are cold. Ahh Summer, how I love thee. Regardless of your plans, you’ll need something summery to wear.  Something light, breezy, subtle and sexy.  Here’s what I think would be fabulous to put on for the longest day of the year: checkered shirt, chambray shorts, wedges, tank top, shirt…
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flea market in Warsaw

vintage typewriter

Flea markets really don’t exist in Utah.  We have a plethora of enormous thrift stores {my favorites are Deseret Industries and Savers}, and we have crappy yard sales aplenty, but no flea markets.  So when we got to Warsaw and I read about this enormous flea market every Saturday and Sunday on the outskirts of the city, I was determined to go. Viktor really hates stuff like this, so it took some, uh, convincing.  We even delayed our trip to…
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What’s in your purse series week fifty two

purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Becca Wilcox.  She’s a case manager for foster kids, and yes, she rocks.  It was a gift from her husband for Christmas; Liz Claiborne from JcPenney.  Thanks Becca! –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 Zombie wallet from Hot Topic…
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European Summer fashion part 1

European Summer fashion

I had a really hard time asking people if I could take their photo in Europe.  It wasn’t just the language either.  I couldn’t read European body language!  And then I realized my superpower is reading people, but I was without my superpower in Europe, so the whole thing was off. Anyway, this girl was adorable.  She was a student at the University of Warsaw, waiting at the tram stop and I thought her outfit was fantastic.  Totally easy to…
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