Summer Dinner: BBQ Chicken Sliders With Cheese

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Summer Dinner: BBQ Chicken Sliders With Cheese // This post is sponsored by Cache Valley® Creamery, a Utah company creating expertly crafted cheese for over 75 years.  All opinions, and recipes are my own.  Thank you for always being so kind + supportive of the sponsors that keep Petit Elefant running. // I don’t know how you feel about it, but I am a huge BBQ fan.  I love the actual flavor of barbecued food, (who doesn’t? – YUM), I…
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Hey! Happy Summer, Pictures From Europe And How Are You?

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Happy Summer! Hello, friends, hello! How’s your summer so far? Mine’s been great! But, kind of JK. For three weeks I’ve been trying and failing to get a blog post up, and it keeps not happening, and it’s stressing me out.  Between my kids, their summer jobs and extracurriculars, and 100 degree days in Utah, I’m getting nothing done. Zilch. Also, did I mention my kids are home all day, hanging out? I didn’t?  Oh.  Well.  My kids are home,…
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Top 20 Netflix Summer Picks For Older Kids

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Netflix Summer Picks For Older Kids   Netflix is jam-packed with great T.V. shows and movies, and sometimes it’s hard to know where to start, especially if you’re looking for shows appropriate for kids.  The great thing about Netflix is that there is so much to choose from for kids of every age, from preschoolers to high schoolers and everything in-between.  I have a kid in junior high school and one in high school, so I’ll tell you what my…
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Craters of the Moon National Monument

Craters of the Moon

We finally made a visit to Craters of the Moon National Monument–and I can’t believe it took us so long! It’s only about 2 hours away from us, and it’s part of the National Parks system which we love. But since it’s a monument, it’s smaller than say, Yellowstone. Also, it’s lesser-known and less crowded.  This place is its own kind of cool. Craters of the Moon is located about halfway between Idaho Falls, Idaho and Sun Valley.  We have passed…
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Our Northern California Adventure

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Have you ever experienced something that felt like it was straight from the twilight zone? That’s our first trip to Northern California was like. It was strange, with a side of freaky. A friend of ours was getting married in Yreka, and we had a pair of standby tickets to use, compliments of a friend who works for the airline. It seemed like a winning combo, even though it took us all stinking day to get from Dallas to Sacramento. When you’re…
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Best Summer Movies on Netflix

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Summer Movies On Netflix Like it or not, summer break is here! And so are a whole truckload of awesome summer movies on Netflix, perfect for your backyard movie nights.  Lighthearted, but still with heart, hip but still relaxed. Plenty of silliness, a few scares, and maybe some catchy tunes, courtesy of Netflix. Bust out the lawn chairs and picnic quilts,  then kick back with your favorite people and cool movies on a balmy summer evening. Young Frankenstein with Mel…
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Microblading: 10 Things To Know Before You Get It Done

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Microblading: everything you’ve ever wanted to know, and more. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been eyeing the microblading trend for awhile now, but have been too nervous to actually get it done. I mean, it seems a little too permanent, and ohmigosh, it involves needles, right? Guys. I’m here for you in your time of cosmetic need.  And I’m happy to tell you I had microblading done in the interest of research, and I la-la-love my new eyebrows. I…
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What You Need To Know About ’13 Reasons Why’

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What You Need To Know About ‘13 Reasons Why‘ WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS CONTENT THAT MAY BE TRIGGERING FOR SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255. You can also take a suicidal person to any Emergency Room to be treated immediately. ‘13 Reasons Why‘, a Netflix original series, came into my periphery a few weeks ago during a conversation with my teenage daughter.  My daughter…
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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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