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


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

Like it or not, summer break is here! And so are a whole truckload of awesome shows 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 Brooks and Gene Wilder. Really,…
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Microblading: 10 Things To Know Before You Get It Done

microblading eyebrows

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’

13 reasons why

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

bike share

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

bath bomb

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

google wifi points

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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