Speak Your Dreams Out Loud + Make Them Happen

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Speak Your Dreams Out Loud You guys. We have to talk about the most bonkers thing that’s ever happened to me. BONKERS. Those of you who’ve been reading Petit Elefant for a long time might remember that 6 years ago, my family traveled to Eastern Europe for a month. My husband’s parents still have an apartment in Warsaw, Poland (where they’re from) and travel home every year to stay for a few months. I really wanted my kids to have…
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Make Your Own DIY Bath Bombs At Home

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DIY Bath Bombs Have you ever used a bath bomb?  They’re the coolest things ever, and are super trendy right now.  Bath bombs are sold at lots of bath and body and cosmetic stores, but were really made popular by a company called Lush, which sells bath bombs starting at $5 each, all the way up to $13. Per bath bomb. I don’t know if you know this about me, but I’m super cheap and refuse to pay full price…
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Google WiFi Makes The Whole House A Hot Spot

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Hot Spot: Google WiFi makes the whole house a hot spot. // This post is sponsored by Google.  All opinions, and naughty children are my own.  Thank you for always being so kind + supportive of the sponsors that keep Petit Elefant running. // Over the last two or three years, I’ve gotten super hot and heavy with my e-reader. Every couple of weeks I’ll download four or five audio-books from my library to listen to while I do everything…
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New Movie: Going In Style + $100 Giveaway

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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. // UPDATE: The giveaway is now closed.  Thank you everyone who left a comment!  I loved reading all about the adventures everyone is planning.  You guys have some good ideas up your sleeves, and it…
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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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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