Month: May 2012

William Riera

All dressed up with nowhere to go! Not yet, anyway.  I spent yesterday pulling weeds and chasing little monsters around the neighborhood and probably didn’t shave my legs or comb my hair, but then a package from William Riera arrived. I forgot about the dirt under my nails, tore open the package and tried on the dress immediately. Guess what?  I actually do love it! For starters, it’s soft and comfortable. For finishers, it’s forgiving, ahem. And in between, there are flirty ruffles to love. Finally,…
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Cucumber lime spritzer drink

cucumber lime spritzer

Summer is hot, right?  Hot and sticky and sometimes a little bit humid.  Which is why you need some go-to drink recipes at your disposal. It’s cool, I’ve got your summer drinks. (your mom likes summer drinks) Here’s the most ridiculously simple cucumber lime spritzer drink you’ll ever make. You might already have everything you need for this drink sitting in your kitchen (or garden) right this very second.  Because you’re just that kind of person, I have a feeling….
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William Riera Dress Giveaway

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*** WINNERS! *** #78 Brenda  I “Liked” William Riera on Facebook (and I really liked it too) and #49 Heidi F. And I subscribed to their newsletter! Congratulations, gals. Please send us an email right away to claim your gift card. Thanks to all who entered, and thanks to William Riera for all the prettiness! Summer hasn’t even really started yet and already my calendar is filling up with special events. So much for the “lazy days.”  Weddings, graduations, and…
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What’s in your purse series week 85

what's in your purse series pool bag

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series is from Andi.  This is actually Andi’s beach + pool bag for the Summer.  Thanks Andi! –If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse. Take two photos of your purse {NICE, CLEAR, NOT-BLURRY ONES} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to: allison AT petitelefant DOT com Contents of big beach bag: hats for all sunglasses snacks (that are not…
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The secret to amazing looking skin

The secret to amazing skin

I don’t need to tell you I’m obsessed with facial care.  I whip up homemade beauty recipes at least once a week: yogurt face masks, carrot facials, you name it I’ve tried it.  I’ve also tried practically every product on the market promising to make me 17 again.  Hint: I’m not going to be 17 again. Ever. For a few years now I’ve had the Clarisonic in my sights thinking it’s exactly what I need, the secret to amazing looking…
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Teachers make a difference in kids lives

school photo

I was a shy kid.  I still am really.  I’d rather sit in a quiet corner of a restaurant with 3 or 4 people I know than go to a huge party with hundreds of people – those make me hyperventilate.  I’m pretty shy at heart.  When I started preschool at B.Y.U. at the age of 3 it was a super hard for me to make eye contact with my teachers, even though they were perfectly lovely. By Kindergarten I…
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For the Utahns water park tickets giveaway

summer water park

**WINNERS** Cathy who said “I subscribe.” Stacey M. who said  “Like Petit Elefant on FB.”   I’m kind of dying for Summer to get here already, aren’t you?  Maybe not, some people even hate Summer.  Whaaaak?  Weird, I know. But that’s not important, this is: I have in my possession for the Utahns, water park pass giveaway tickets to Cowabunga Bay.  Do you know the place?  It’s the one in Draper right off the freeway.  The one the kids beg and plead and…
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What’s in your purse series week 84

What's in your purse series

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Gorett, thank you! If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse. Take two photos of your purse {NICE, CLEAR, NOT-BLURRY ONES} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to: allison AT petitelefant DOT com Purse: Guess – got in on sale for $50! Contents: – Guess wallet – Danier change purse – Bath and Body Works spray…
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Stuff you and every other mom should know

Stuff you + every mom should know

Parenting doesn’t come with a handbook.  Not really anyway, and you should trust me because I’ve totally looked. (High and low) The car seat comes with a manual rivaling most graduate school textbooks and assembling the stroller takes NASA’s best, but the actual baby?  Nope, no manual for that little human. You’re kind of, well, it. Which is why you really should snatch up this palm sized how-to parenting book written by two of the smartest women I know, Rookie…
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