Out My Airplane Window

I’ve looked out many airplane windows. If only I would’ve stepped foot on all the terrain I’ve passed over, my passport would be full of stamps from all over the world. Even though this hasn’t happened, this pass over in the skies has taught me one very important lesson as I’ve peered out my airplane window to the land below. What you see not only depends on what you look AT, but also on where you look FROM. James Deacon…
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10 Popcorn Summer Movies To Watch On Netflix

movies to watch this summer

10 popcorn summer movies to watch on Netflix this summer! Every year when I was a kid, a small movie theater in my town did a series of kids summer movies for the masses of wiggly children home for the summer.  For a really nominal price, something like $1/movie and $1.50 for a movie AND treats, bored kids swarmed the theater all summer long.  The theater sold packages to elementary schools, and on every Tuesday and Wednesday there were two…
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E-Bikes Are The Glorious Future Of Transportation

Electric Bikes Are The Glorious Future Of Transportation

Transportation by electric bikes is the way of the future!  I’m serious, so let’s talk about why. // Thank you for your support of Petit Elefant sponsors!  This post is brought to you in partnership with eSpokes Electric Bikes, the largest electric bike retailer in Utah. As always, all opinions are my own. // Last month I shared with you how in love I am with my electric bike as a new mode of transportation around my city and why. …
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Reasons to Love Sun Valley

Sun Valley Barn

The West is brimming with all sorts of hidden heavenly nooks and crannies. Sun Valley, Idaho is one of them, with 4 distinctly gorgeous seasons and skies a dozen shades of blue in one day. If you ever have an opportunity to visit, take it. You’ll love it.The resort is sprawling and charming and brimming with traditions and history, while nearby Ketchum is snug and brimming with its own rugged charm and cool vibe. (Most visitors just refer to the entire…
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Home Made Peppermint Sugar Scrub With Recipe + How To

Home Made Peppermint Sugar Scrub With Recipe + How To

Today’s how to: home made peppermint sugar scrub (with a recipe!). The last sugar scrub we made together (let’s pretend we had a girl’s night – more fun for everyone) was a lovely lavender body scrub, perfect for relaxing and exfoliating at the same time. Today’s sugar scrub is the opposite of that.  It’s a delicious (and I do mean delicious) home made peppermint sugar scrub, which feels so invigorating and refreshing in the warmer months . . . hello,…
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Step By Step Spring Makeup Look

step by step spring make up look

Today, a spring makeup look, step by step, with easy instructions so you can learn recreate it on yourself at home. // This post is in collaboration with Burt’s Bees® and EcoTools® both of which are sold at WalMart.  Thank you for your kindness and support of Petit Elefant sponsors. //  It’s been awhile since I’ve done a step by step makeup look, so I’m excited to share today’s post, which is a really simple tutorial for a gorgeous, dewy…
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Make Travel Affordable

Affordable Travel

When I talk to people, the biggest hindrance I hear in being able to travel the world is money. I get it. Things cost money and the more people in your party, the more money it costs. There’s basically only three categories that seem to wear on the pocketbook. Let’s have a look see, and maybe we’ll come up with some solutions. 1. Where You Lay Your Head. This is important. Who wants to sleep in a place that is dirt…
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An Adorable Spring Outfit For You

adorable spring outfit

Guys, here’s an adorable spring outfit for you to think about today: a 3/4 sleeve button down denim shirt, a pink maxi skirt, grey messenger bag, floppy hat, simple gold hoops, and stacking bracelets.  Oh, and maybe the cutest blue sandal wedges (with a navy blue bow!) I’ve ever seen in my life.   Are you as excited as I am to see the sun?  I love this time of year, when I start to pull out all the light,…
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Why Vaccination For Children Across The World Is So Critical

shot at life

Today we’re talking vaccination! This is really important, and I’m so excited to share what I’ve been doing behind the scenes with the United Nations Foundation campaign Shot at Life. Before we even dig in, I want you to watch this video from the Shot at Life campaign.  It’s 1:38 seconds and it will make you cry. Good?  That’s why we’re talking about vaccines. A couple of years ago I was thrilled to be a part of the online blogging…
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