Month: August 2011

what you should be buying at the $1 store part II

inexpensive make-up

Last week I shared with you What You Should Be Buying at the $1 Store Part I, which was all about crafts and crafting supplies.  Today’s post is all about dollar store beauty.  Alternately titled: Gettin’ purdy on the cheap. You had to know it had to happen at some point, right? Beauty supplies to buy at the $1 store: rubber hair elastics bobby-pins headbands toddler barrettes packages of combs nail polish nail polish remover makeup {if it’s a trusted…
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how to preserve sweet summer corn

corn on the cob

If you’re anything like me I live for August, just so I can taste the once-a-year, out of this world flavor of corn on the cob. There’s really nothing else like it. My BFF Martha Stewart has a great little trick for preserving the fresh taste of corn on the cob, well into the cold fall. I love that Martha.  She’s got all the good tricks. To prepare the corn, boil it just like you would regularly.  Fill a pot…
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What’s in your purse series week sixty one

brown leather purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Laura.  Thank you. –You guys are total rock stars.  You’re sending in your purses like gangbusters, and I love you for it.  But still, I’ve gotta beat the drum.– If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse.  If you want to submit your purse to the series take two photos of your purse {nice, clear, non-blurry ones} one of the outside, one of the inside,…
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pinterest how to use it & how to love it

how to use pinterest

I’ve mentioned before how much I love Pinterest.  My fancy new trick on how to clean hard water stains came from Pinterest. It’s honestly a site I spend a lot of time using to find ideas for everything from cleaning tips to fashion trends.  It’s basically a visual bookmarking of everything awesome on the internet, and I’m completely addicted. So, how do you navigate Pinterest?  Well, it’s super easy and I’m here to help. You guys totally overwhelmed me with…
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Organizing my books by color

books

Some time ago I saw photos online of home libraries organized by color. Naturally, I assumed people who organize their books by color have an abundance of free time in which to accomplish such a task. I was wrong. It’s okay to be wrong once in a while, as long as you own up to your mistakes. In the space of a very short afternoon I was able to organize all my bookshelves by color. I mean, I organize my…
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What’s in your purse series week sixty

knock off valentino

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Alice.  Thanks Alice! –You guys, are total rock stars.  You’re sending in your purses like gangbusters, and I love you for it.  But still, I’ve gotta beat the drum.– If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse.  It’s time to get a move on.  If you want to submit your purse to the series take two photos of your purse {nice, clear, non-blurry ones} one…
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what you should be buying at the $1 store part I

modeling clay

I shop at the Dollar Store as often as I shop at the grocery store.  I really do.  And I regularly have friends ask me what on earth it is I continue to buy in there.  So I thought it would be fun to do a series sharing with you exactly what it is I’m shoveling into my cart at the Dollar Store. First of all, the trick in shopping the Dollar Store is knowing what stuff costs elsewhere.  There’s…
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Land’s End Giveaway Winner

  AND THE WINNER IS: – -kim August 10, 2011 at 1:34 pm lands end has some classy pieces that just don’t go out of style… love them! Congrats! Be sure to contact us via email assistant@petitelefant.com  by Thursday morning!   

Encouraging kids for back-to-school

reading to kids

My kids both start school a week from today.  Big kid style.  Precocious has been in school for years and years now, but Charming is about to enter first grade, which means he’s going to school with the big kids all day long.  I’ve been really excited for this milestone forever, but now that it’s only a week away, I have to catch the sob in my chest every time I look at my baby boy. We’ve had the summer…
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