Year: 2011

The scariest year of my life

cute baby

Making it alive through two pregnancies is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done.  Today I’m sharing an essay about the scariest year of my life for ABC News and the UN Foundation’s Million Moms Challenge. And all of a sudden, in the midst of the bustling holidays, the night before the first day of my final semester of college, I took a pregnancy test.  And it was positive.   Go to Million Moms Challenge to read my essay, and…
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What’s in your purse series week sixty six

fossil bags

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from my dear friend Whitney from Rookie Moms.  She’s fabulous. 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 The purse: the brand is Fossil. It was recommended to me by my good friend Amazon.com and I sent a link…
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Fall leaves & campfires

aspen tree

We’re a frisky family.  Which basically means I’m married to a man who can’t hold still.  It’s not a bad thing, most of the time, because it means that even when I feel like curling up in a ball and wishing it all away, I get dragged out of the house with the family to do something healthy and productive. I’ve told you more times than I can count how hard it is for me to leave Summer behind.  I…
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Thanksgiving with Jennifer Garner

jennifer garner

Last week I traveled to Los Angeles to spend time with Jennifer Garner.  Again.  I really love that Jennifer but the real reason I love these events is getting to bring awareness to each seasonal Save the Children campaign. Frigidaire + Save the Children team up, and everyone wins. The highlight of this event was watching renowned Los Angeles chef Suzanne Goin cook Thanksgiving recipes while I asked her amateur questions like, “How long should the butter cook before you…
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crock pot giveaway winner!

crockpot

Thanks for entering the Crock Pot giveaway everyone.  I can only assume you’re all ready to jump into Fall and all the hearty Crock Pot type meals that go along with it.  Fix + Forget.  Amen. And the winner of the giveaway is….. Comment #124 Jamie This crock pot looks amazing! Thanks for hosting! Congrats Jamie.  Email me asap so we can square away the details: allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom

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shoes!

heels

You know how much I love the Pinterest right?  I can’t get enough.  In fact, if my iPhone could track the traffic on my screen, all roads would end at Pinterest. I thought it would be fun to corral some of my favorite finds from Pinterest about once a week and highlight them here.  This week? SHOES!   Do you want every pair of boots as much as me?  I want them all right now, right here, ASAP.  Please.

What’s in your purse series week sixty five

kate spade purse

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series is from Gina.  Thank you! 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, along with a listing of the contents to allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom I seems as if there is more than that in my bag.  All of the paper and receipts…
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how to make wood shutters for your house

wooden shutters

You want to learn how to make wood shutters for your house?  Today I’m your gal. We live in a super windy city, and over the summer a particularly vicious storm ripped off what was left of the plastic window shutters on the front of our house.  The plastic cheap-os have been driving Viktor crazy forever, so he decided to take action and make some wood shutters on his own. You cannot BELIEVE how easy this project was.  Peasy. The…
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back to school paper organization

organizing paper

I love back to school.  I love the school supplies, I love that my kids are so tired they fall into bed at 8:00 pm, I love my children’s teachers, I love that I have all day to work alone. What I don’t love so much?  All the !%#$ paper that comes with it. There’s an obscene amount of paper coming home every day, and it’s enough to overwhelm my entire household.  So here’s what I do to tame the…
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