Year: 2016

Back To School + Hoorays All Around

Back To School + Hoorays All Around

  Back to school is the most glorious time of year. The end. Just kidding!  It isn’t the end.  It’s the beginning of an entire school year, of magic. FOR ME. I used to cry when my kids left to go back to school on the first day in the fall.  I spent the whole first day back wandering around my house, tearfully picking tiny t-shirts and toys off the floor, heartbroken without my little noisy companions.  Wallowing in the…
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Exploring Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand Chiang Mai

Last month our family of four ventured to Thailand for an epic vacation. It was so.much.fun. We spent a week in Koh Chang, a day in Bangkok, and then we flew up to Chiang Mai for eight days. It felt like every day was filled with some awesome new adventure. If you ever find yourself in Chiang Mai (which I highly suggest you go), then you might check out some of these family bonding, memory making activities. 1. Riding Elephants….
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Our Back To School Shopping At Deseret Industries

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Back to school shopping! // This post is brought to you in partnership with Deseret Industries. Thank you for always being so awesome to Petit Elefant sponsors, you’re the best. // Back to school shopping is one of my most favorite times of the year.  I vividly remember shopping for school clothes when I was in elementary school, and how before we ever left the house I’d spend days thinking about what looks I wanted to put together for the…
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Best Way To Freeze Onions

the best way to freeze onions

Time to freeze onions! Did you know you can freeze onions?  I came upon this kitchen hack accidentally one night while cooking dinner.  After I made dinner I had half an onion left over I didn’t want to throw out, so I hurriedly chopped it up and stashed it in a Ziploc bag in the freezer.  I had no idea if it would keep or not, but it didn’t hurt to give it a shot. The next time I made…
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5 Steps To Organize Your Main Closet

organize your closet

Organizing the main closet in your life can make such a difference in the way your day-to-day life flows, and is so easy to do with just a few easy steps.  Check out the simple 5 steps to closet organization below. Step 1: Take everything out of the closet The best way to figure out what you have and what you want to get rid of is to pull everything, and I mean everything, out of the closet.  Lay it…
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Make Your Own Chia Seed Pudding

chia seed pudding

Chia seed pudding recipe. A couple years ago when chia seed pudding became a thing, I tried a few recipes to see if I could like it enough to add it into the rotation of healthy treats in my life.  Chia seeds are full of antioxidants, fiber, calcium, and loads of protein, and when chia seed pudding is topped with berries or granola, makes for the perfect breakfast.  So I tried chia seed pudding, I liked it, and now make…
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Fresh Homemade Basil Pesto Recipe

homemade basil pesto

Oh, how I love this pesto recipe. It’s so simple, and so delicious, and so versatile, and so pretty to look at. The peppery basil, zesty garlic, nutty undertones and the fresh grated parmesan are a magic combination. Most people associate pesto with pasta, which is delicious, but we also love it on sandwiches and panini, grilled chicken, steak and salmon. This particular recipe is the result of little last minute improvisation, and it turned out to be fantastic. It all…
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Bangkok For A Day

TukTuk

My family recently returned from a vacation in Thailand. While Bangkok wasn’t our main destination, we made the most of the twenty four hours in this incredible city. Our kids were such sports as we dragged them all over the place! If you’re ever in Bangkok for a day, here are some ideas for a glimpse into this bustling city. 1. Chatuchak Weekend Market otherwise known as Jatujak Market. After our week in Koh Chang, we arrived into Bangkok on Sunday around 4, meaning…
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Make Your Own DIY Avocado Conditioner

avocado conditioner

Avocado conditioner: make your own deep hair conditioner with this easy, all-natural recipe! As you know, I’m a huge fan of DIY beauty, and love it when I can combine leftover food that would otherwise go to waste with a few pantry ingredients to make a spa worthy beauty recipe.  Case in point, avocado deep hair conditioner. Make your own avocado conditioner and have a relaxing spa night at home with this DIY avocado, honey + olive oil hair mask. …
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