Year: 2013

DIY crafts for dad this Fathers Day

Gifts for dad: DIY crafts for dad this Father’s Day. DIY Father’s Day Mugs It’s Father’s Day this weekend, in case you hadn’t noticed all the BBQ’s and lawnmowers for sale all over town.  I already bought a vacuum at Costco for my husband because I’m fancy and super thoughtful, and I love him, especially when he vacuums.  Although if the dad in my life were to get a vacuum for me, or laundry basket, or I don’t know, a…
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Make some cool Fathers Day cards

fathers day

Father’s Day, an entire day devoted to loving, remembering, hanging with, and showering the fathers in our lives with happiness and sparkling unicorns and ponies. For the dads who like those kinds of things, anyway. Father’s Day at our house is a pretty chill affair, much like Mother’s Day; we sometimes have a BBQ and maybe some fancy Jell-O with whipped cream, but not much.  Because really, at our house, every day is Father’s Day. My husband works random hours…
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How to screw up the laundry at home

how to screw up laundry

How to screw up the laundry at home, a comprehensive guide. OK so maybe this isn’t an all-inclusive, super secret handbook on how to screw up the laundry system at your house, but it might be a good substitute until someone decides to write that book.  It won’t be me though, I’m the girl still working on last month’s laundry pile-up. Ain’t nobody got time for that. So how does it go down in your house, the laundry?  Does one…
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How to womens dots on dots

mixed pattern style

Today’s how to comes to us from new Petit Elefant fashion editor Robyn Stewart.  We’re so excited to have her on the Petit Elefant team!  Robyn’s first post is all about how to wear dots on dots, mixing patterns, which is super trendy and fun right now.  Let’s welcome Robyn to the Petit Elefant hood. – Allison Hello lovely readers! I am Robyn from the blog Cleverly, yours and I am so excited to be joining the Petit Elefant team!…
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What to do on the French Riviera

European beaches

What to do, what to do. Let’s say your friend calls you randomly one nasty freezing grey day in the Spring and says casually, ‘Hey so I’m headed to Cannes at the end of May, wanna come?’.  How would you react? I was on my way to swim practice with the kids on my headset in the car, on a cold and rainy grey day in early April.  It had probably snowed 6 inches the day before.  I was in…
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How to celebrate Fathers-Day

Because I'm Your Dad, Ahmet Zappa Book

How to celebrate Fathers-Day. I’ve been a fortunate son to have my father in my life growing up and into my adult life.  We all get just one go at being a father and a dad.  My father is a different person today than he was when I was growing up and I am a different father to my children then I was when they were first born. Just as I became a father without any dry runs or formal…
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How to make the best fruit smoothie recipe

fruit smoothie recipe

How to make best fruit smoothie of your life recipe. //  While I’m away in Europe (hopefully not getting knifed on commuter trains) I’m running a series of Top 10 Favorite Posts on Petit Elefant for your reading pleasure.  These 10 posts are some of the most popular posts on Petit Elefant, so enjoy!  See you soon.  // This smoothie will make your taste-buds explode with happy.  It will make your mom happy (that you’re eating veggies), give you energy,…
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DIY how to home made facial with aspirin

home made facial

DIY how to home made facial with aspirin. //  While I’m away in Europe (hopefully not getting knifed on commuter trains) I’m running a series of Top 10 Favorite Posts on Petit Elefant for your reading pleasure.  These 10 posts are some of the most popular posts on Petit Elefant, so enjoy!  See you soon.  // Did you know Aspirin is kind of the unsung hero of skincare?  For serious, Aspirin does all kinds of awesome things when you smooth…
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How to DIY facial with fresh and healthy carrots

how to carrot facial

How to DIY facial with fresh and healthy carrots. //  While I’m away in Europe (hopefully not getting knifed on commuter trains) I’m running a series of Top 10 Favorite Posts on Petit Elefant for your reading pleasure.  These 10 posts are some of the most popular posts on Petit Elefant, so enjoy!  See you soon.  // Carrots are delicious, crisp miracles that work magic on us humans.  They’re great to eat raw, steamed, dipped in delicious things, and smothered…
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