Year: 2017

New Movie: Going In Style + $100 Giveaway

going in style premiere

New Movie: Going In Style (and a $100 Visa gift card giveaway!) // This post is sponsored by Warner Bros. Pictures.  All opinions, obviously, are my very own.  Thank you for always being so kind + supportive of the sponsors that keep Petit Elefant running. // Friends, the new movie “Going In Style” opens April 7th and I, for one, can’t wait to see it.  It’s a comedy starring some of the greats: Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Alan Arkin, and…
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Super Brilliant Easy Travel Beauty Hack

Super Brilliant Easy Travel Beauty Hack

Beauty hack for travel. You guys, I accidentally stumbled on the best ever beauty hack for travel when I flew to Washington D.C. a couple of weeks ago. I needed 5 days worth of my everyday facial moisturizer, but I was out of room in my T.S.A. approved travel toiletry case, (I have very strong, very adverse feelings about the T.S.A.) so I had to improvise. I couldn’t get rid of any of the toiletries I had already packed, but…
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Life Is Big Beautiful Busy Ordinary

everyday humans

Life Is Big Beautiful Busy Ordinary Friends, I’ve missed you.  It’s been a minute since I’ve written anything on Petit Elefant, and I wish I could say there’s some freak busyness in my life keeping me away. Some massively cool reason I haven’t been here hanging out with your gorgeous mugs. But the truth is, I’m as busy as all of us, living our everyday lives. I’m parenting and disease-ing (that should be a real, non-hyphenated word so I’m claiming…
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Win A Birchbox Subscription For One Year!

birchbox makeup box

Birchbox Subscription // This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balance. As always, all opinions are my own. // I’m going to be really honest here for a minute, in the twelve years since my son’s birth there have been entire months I’ve subsisted entirely on energy bars. I’m not even kidding a little. My daughter was a whole different animal. When she was little we had entire meals with civil conversation and moments of silence….
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Ants Are The Worst


Ants are the worst. Anyone who knows me knows that I loathe ants. They bring out the crazy in me. I despise them in all their tiny creepy-crawly scavenging ways. And gosh, why are there always so many? Perhaps it all started in my childhood. I grew up in the Dallas suburbs and discovered at a young age that relaxing on the lawn on a warm Summer’s day was not a good idea. While the cool grass was enticing, the…
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Valentine Mail Bag Craft


If you’ve ever been told by your child, frantically, at 8pm on February 13th that she needs to make a mailbox for her valentines for the class party the next day, and it has to be homemade and it has to have a theme, then this Valentine Mail Bag craft is for you. A hack. A DIY.  A time saver and a valentine rescue all in one. 2 years ago we went all out and made a super cute yeti…
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Before And After: My IKEA Basement Pantry

pantry remodel project

IKEA basement pantry, before and after. Guys, we need to have a talk about IKEA.  I’ve discussed IKEA many, many times on Petit Elefant, because I’m obsessed. I love the aesthetic of IKEA like bonkers (yay for Scandinavian living!) and because it’s affordable.  Two of my favorite things in one place, plus: they have delicious meatballs. I’ve shown you all the projects I’ve done in my house using IKEA products over the years, including the beautiful home office my husband…
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12 Romances To Watch With Your Valentine

romantic movies to watch with your valentine

Romances: 12 to watch with your Valentine I don’t know how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, or even if you do, but if you’re anything like me, things are a little casual. My husband and I have been married almost 19 years, and we realized early on in our relationship that fighting 900 other couples for a spot at Olive Garden on Valentine’s Day is the opposite of how we enjoy spending our time. While the entire student population of the…
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Recipe: Home Made Chocolate-Covered English Toffee

home made toffee

Chocolate-Covered English Toffee Recipe English toffee is easily one of my favorite homemade candies, so it makes sense to me to pour chocolate on top.  Actually, it always makes sense to me to add chocolate, to everything, all the time. But especially to salty, buttery, caramel-flavored homemade toffee.  Is there a better combination of sweet flavors on the planet?  I think not. Normally I just make plain English toffee, but I made a batch of chocolate-covered English toffee recently –…
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