Year: 2012

Vegan hummus and avocado taco recipe

vegan hummus + avocado taco recipe

It’s summer.  It’s hot.  I want something to eat that doesn’t involve turning on the stove.  I also crave the freshness of summer produce.  This is the perfect lunch to fill me up and keep me running after my kids.  Pssst!  It’s also gluten-free and vegan.  Which means it’s healthy.  It’s also portable.  Take it with you on your way to the pool or the park.  Whip it out when you’re on a hike.  Perfection wrapped up in one little…
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Yellow + grey bedroom design

After eight years of living in our home, it’s finally (finally!) time  to redecorate our master bedroom.  I’m really antsy to get started on the design and have spent many, many hours on my Pinterest boards pinning yellow + grey bedroom design ideas.   The whole point of the redesign is to make the bedroom a more current reflection of my style, and to make a calm and serene place to retreat at the end of a long day.  Isn’t that…
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We are art what are you?

we are art what are you

Art dot com has just launched a new website, and in celebration, a few weeks ago I traveled to San Francisco to attend the coolest kind of summit possible, the kind with smart people and amazing art and stunning scenery.  I went to San Francisco, home base for, as one of the Art.Com 25 bloggers working with this year to share a little behind the scenes of the redesign of which is based in San Francisco. Here’s…
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How do you celebrate July 4th?

flag cake for the 4th of July

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday, period.  There isn’t a time of year I love more than summer, and the fact that there’s a holiday smack dab in the middle of it doesn’t hurt.  I love that the 4th of July includes eating your weight in watermelon, having parades in the middle of the street, and hosting afternoon BBQs before shooting fireworks off into the dark. The 4th of July is completely magical from dawn to dusk, and…
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A reason to smile in Provo Utah

dreyer's reason to smile

If you’re in Utah for the 4th of July we need to have a little chat.  Dreyer’s ice cream, you know the Slow Churned business with half the calories?  They’ve set up a booth at America’s Freedom Festival in Provo, (Freedom Days) and are handing out scoops of ice cream.  Straight up, free ice cream. But let me tell you the best part.  Dreyer’s has a photo booth set up for you to flash your pearly whites, take a photo…
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Last minute projects for the 4th

4th of july

You guys! The Fourth of July is almost here! Even though it’s been an absurdly complicated weekend between Allison’s household (broken collar bones!)  and my own (road trips! fevers and tummy aches!)  we are all pretty stoked for our favorite holiday. I’m itching for some last minute ideas to make our gathering extra festive. You too? Check out these bits of cleverness and Americana from my Pinterest wanderings. All easy enough to put together this evening. paper craft fireworks  would…
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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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