Month: October 2011

Halloween round up

halloween potion bottle

There are a million and one amazing things on the interwebz, many of them made by amazing friends with mad skills.  Here’s a Halloween round up of absolute fun for everyone. Get excited, get very excited. Poison bath oil party favors from Hostess with the Mostess Pumpkin cream cheese spread from This Week for Dinner Aged Halloween potion bottles from Make and Takes Don’t be a sexy panda for Halloween from Joy the Baker How to pumpkin face mask from…
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Halloween craft roundup

how to make a pumpkin orange

Looking for a few last minute ideas for a Halloween party this weekend?  I’ve got your back.  Need some treats for your: co-workers, roommates, kids classroom?  Did and done. Treat bags for Halloween Pumpkin craft for Halloween And: How to make caramel apples How to make easy ghost suckers   Have a safe + fun Halloween weekend!

what’s in your purse series week sixty nine

what's in your purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Emily.  Love it! If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse. Take two photos of your purse {nice, clear, non-blurry ones} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom Here’s my purse: A white/grey Tano crossbody bag with a turquoise interior, scored on MAJOR sale at Anthropologie for $19.95 (marked down from over $100). Inside I…
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how to make glitter pumpkins

how to make glitter pumpkins

Over the weekend the kids and I went crazy with glitter.  I forget how much fun it is to play with glitter until I do it, and then I’m looking for anything in the house that needs a little “sprucing up”.  Oh dear. Anyway, we crafted like crazy, and today I’m here to show you how to make glitter pumpkins. Fun, right?  Supplies: Elmer’s Glue or other inexpensive school glue paintbrushes + shaped sponges glitter in all different shapes and…
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Shoulder surgery is for suckers

spouse

Fifteen years ago when Viktor and I were just dating, he had shoulder surgery.  He recovered quickly because, well, he was a teenager.  {side-note: I was a child bride}  Over the passing years that shoulder has fallen apart, but his *good* shoulder has become a nightmare. When we went surfing last Fall, poor Viktor just paddled out in the water to encourage me.  He can’t hold his arms above his waist, so one of his favorite pastimes, surfing, is completely…
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how to pumpkin mask

pumpkin facial

I’ve had this pumpkin mask in my arsenal for awhile, so I’m excited to finally whip it out for you. Whip it out! Get it?  Because you whip the pum….. Never mind. Are you here from StumbleUpon? Thanks so much for visiting! If you like what you see, I have plenty more where this came from. SUBSCRIBE today! THANK YOU! Pumpkin probably isn’t at the top of your list when you think about ingredients for facials, but it should be. …
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must have travel kit for children

traveling kit for children

We do our fair share of traveling, and over the years we’ve developed some systems that work really well for our family.  One of these is a travel kit for children.  No matter where we are, whether it’s a on road trip to California or on a train across Europe, we pack a little Zip-Lock bag filled with the essentials. Travel Kit for Children: gum chap-stick wet wipes band-aids hand sanitizer We pack it all up in a Zip-Lock bag…
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what’s in your purse series week sixty eight

leather purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Cabesh.  Thanks you! If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse. Take two photos of your purse {nice, clear, non-blurry ones} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom My purse is actually a camera bag from JoTotes.  My husband gave it to me for Christmas last year (Christmas got so much better when he started…
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how to: melting crayons

new crayon

Have you ever melted broken crayons?  My mom used to let us dump out our huge #10 can full of broken odds + ends to melt on the griddle about once a year, and let me tell you it’s one of the highlights of my childhood. There’s something magical about the smell of melting wax. Well, not really. It doesn’t smell amazing, but it’s so much fun to do!  And if you want, you can end up with a new…
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