Month: June 2012

Make Your Manicure Last This Summer

make your manicure last

Manicure tips and tricks. Summer is horrible on nails.  Just flat out rotten.  Between working at the computer, gardening (maybe I’m projecting a bit), swimming, cleaning, and the brittle scorching heat of the sun, manicures don’t last too long.  Pedicures too.  So let me help you out a little. Help me help you. (Jerry Maguire, anyone?) I can help you make your manicure last this summer with a handful of pro tricks, but you have to be obedient.  Promise me…
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Play package giveaway winners!

Hey I have three winners for the play package giveaway for kids: Get in touch with me ASA to the P so I can get play packages shipped out to you. Caroline Teeple Molly B girlsmama

What’s in your purse series week 88

what's in your purse series

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Heather, 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 My purse is a canvas cross body bag that I picked up at Target. It was love at first sight. Cross body bags…
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Cute kids summer style ideas

It’s officially summer if you live in the northern hemisphere.  If you live in the southern hemisphere I apologize, but I don’t feel too bad because *ahem* (I’m looking at you Australia) you live in the southern hemisphere. Anyhow, we just got back from a few days in the southern California sun and I would’ve moved in at the beach but that sort of thing is frowned upon.  Instead I’ve put together a couple of style boards with cute summer…
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Giveaway Winners

  Friends! It’s time to claim prizes! Way past time to claim prizes! Seriously! So, if your name is listed below, make sure to email us if you haven’t already. For the William Riera Dress Giveaway: #78 Brenda  I “Liked” William Riera on Facebook (and I really liked it too) #49 Heidi F. And I subscribed to their newsletter! And the Cowabunga Bay Water Park Winners are Cathy who said “I subscribe.” Stacey M. who said  “Like Petit Elefant on FB.”

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Picture perfect Hawaiian beach

pipeline hawaii

You know how sometimes you have an idea in your head, an idea of something really, really specific?  Maybe you carry it around for decades, believing your idea will never come to fruition but you hold on anyway just in case one day it does. It happens to me all the time.  I spent a lot of summers of my youth in a dentist’s chair, memorizing the perfect tropical beach in the poster on the ceiling, trying desperately to relax…
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Why are you gluten free?

vegan smoothie

Are you gluten free?  Did you know I’m a leader in the Udi’s gluten free community?  It’s a place for the gluten free people of the world to hang and share ideas for gluten free living, and is a great support in general for people who are totally best veggie fruit smoothie ever or looking to dabble a bit. I’ve gotten a lot of really great ideas from the Udi’s community to make gluten free living easier, since I’m in…
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Not your mom’s pregnancy style

  Let’s face it, pregnancy can make fashion a nightmare.  My first go-round I wore flower tunics with Peter Pan collars and weird, heavy Dr Marten sandals.  My second time at the pregnancy rodeo I alternated between my super stylin’ mu-mu and a hospital gown.  Sometimes I wore flip flop sandals when I got super fancy.  These days maternity fashion is a whole thing; sexy high end jeans have maternity lines, and designers have maternity pieces in addition to their…
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Super easy gluten free summer dinner recipe

easy gluten free dinner recipe

I tend to overcomplicate things.  If there’s a backwards 20-step process to get something done, I’ll do it.  If I need to find shortest distance between two lines, I skip the lines altogether and make a circle around them.  I draw the radius and find the area, and write a short essay on the nature of mankind and why it’s important not to focus on the distance of the lines but the reason they exist in the first place. It’s…
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