A Mormon, A Knife, & A Bottle of Champagne.

purple grapes

I just got back from a weekend in Napa Valley, California at the Mighty Summit 2010 and I’m pooped.  ThrashedExhausted.  But uplifted and filled to the brim with happy in the best way.  And while I leave you with some images and text straight from an email from Laura Mayes, I’ll be composing a proper post.  Meanwhile, enjoy these.

champagne opening champagne uncorking champagne with a knife

“Mormon: 1
Champagne: 0”

Laura Mayes

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Camille :

    When i got home from my mission, I worked as a server for a “fancy” restaurant, selling, serving, and promoting wine bottles. I was definitely a fish out of water. You seem to look a little more comfortable with all the proper tools. :)

    • Allison :

      I was instructed by people much smarter than me when it comes to alcohol.

  2. meredith :

    You are adorable!! So jealous you got to hang with Andrea Wishom from Harpo too:) HUGS baby.

    • Allison :

      Andrea is awesome. I wish I’d gotten to hang out with her even more.

      Party in Chicago?


    • Allison :

      I know, right?

  3. Cathy :

    I’m not a mormon but I understand that you don’t drink. What happened to the champagne?

    • Allison :

      Everyone else drank it. But man, I sure had a great time opening it.

  4. jane maynard :

    ha ha! love it! love laura’s email, too! :)

    • Allison :

      I know, right? There’s a reason she wan an Emmy for writing. Girl is funny.

  5. Kami :

    Looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to hear all the deets.

    • Allison :

      It totally was. Blast central.