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Listen To Your Mother Show Info + Tickets

Hello! I hope you’re having the most wonderful day.  I have the quickest ever giveaway and show information for Listen To Your Mother for this week’s show in Utah.

I’ve shared on social media, but I don’t think I’ve officially shared here yet.

A handful of months ago I auditioned an original monologue to be a part of a national show called Listen To Your Mother, and I’m so happy I did because I made the cut and am performing said monologue about motherhood this Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah.

 

Listen To Your Mother Show

LTYM: Charleston 2015, photo by Jody Mack Photography

 

You might be asking yourself ‘What on earth is Listen To Your Mother?’  Well, I’ll tell you!  The brainchild of Anne Imig, a brilliant writer + humorist, LTYM is a series of shows across America wherein original monologues about motherhood are performed.  It’s not just for mothers, by mothers, it’s for everyone, by everyone, and is pretty much the coolest show of all time.

One of the women performing with me this Thursday said she thinks of LTYM like “TED talks for motherhood”, which is spot on.  The stories performed are thought … >> find out more...

Allison

Well, 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. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll 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!

The Longest Ride Movie and Ariat Giveaway

The Longest Ride

***UPDATE: Our randomly generated winner is #71, Chrysula! Congrats, you lucky gal! Please contact us via email directly so we can get you all hooked up with your boots. Thank you, to every one who entered. I feel some definitely cowboy-boot-love solidarity with all of you!

Do you have a soft spot for cowboys, cowboy boots, books movies, or love stories? Yes, you do. And you’ll want to pay attention here. You’ve seen the trailers for The Longest Ride from 20th Century Fox, right? It’s Nicholas Sparks’ latest novel-turned movie, and it features dreamy cowboys and young romance and all the things we love about a good chick flick. Plus we have a giveaway. For you.

Longest Ride

The Longest Ride is the love story of Luke, a former rodeo champ looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student about to start her dream job in the art world New York City.  Their goals will bring inevitable conflict as Sophia and Luke are inspired by Ira, an aging widower who recounts his own lifelong love story. Better bring tissues. You’ll need them for those moments when you aren’t swooning over Luke’s have-mercy-on-me good looks.

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Kimberly

...by day, making a home where the buffalo roam. By night, pretty much the same thing, punctuated by the occasional fantasies of sunny beaches, italian movies and sparkling lemonade.

Makeup in under 5 minutes!

Have you ever overslept and needed to get ready in a hurry? All you need is this 5 minute makeup tutorial to give you a beautiful, natural glow.

Have you ever overslept and needed to get ready in a hurry? All you need is this 5 minute makeup tutorial to give you a beautiful, natural glow.

•Mac foundation brush: number 128 $ 40.00  •Liquid foundation: $ 25.00 • Concealer: $25.00 •Prep & Prime mascara $ 17.00 •Mascara: $ 20.00 •Brush cleaner $ 15.00

• Mac foundation brush: number 128 $ 40.00
• Liquid foundation: $ 25.00
• Concealer: $25.00
• Prep & Prime mascara $ 17.00
• Mascara: $ 20.00
• Brush cleaner $ 15.00

First step: I take my mac brush and mac foundation.

First step: I take my mac brush and mac foundation.

Second: take the liquid foundation and dab a medium sized amount (start with a small amount, and if you need more, simply add more) on the back of your hand

Second: take the liquid foundation and dab a medium sized amount (start with a small amount, and if you need more, simply add more) on the back of your hand

   The reason I do this is so I won’t spread bactria and dirt that may be on my hand. Using a brush also helps to keep your face clear, by preventing the oils found on your hands from clogging the pores on your face.

The reason I do this is so I won’t spread bacteria and dirt that may be on my hand. Using a brush also helps to keep your face clear, by preventing the oils found on your hands from clogging the pores on your face.

Third: start spreading the foundation in a circular motion, on and all around your face, the circular motion helps spread the foundation evenly and prevents it from being too thick.

Third: start spreading the foundation in a circular motion, on and all around your face, the circular motion helps spread the foundation evenly and prevents it from being too thick.

Continue in a circular motion.

Continue in a circular motion.

Continue.

Continue.

 Fourth: Take the concealer (I like to go about 3-4 shades darker than my foundation color).


Fourth: Take the concealer (I like to go about 3-4 shades darker than my foundation color).

Suck in your cheeks (like a fishy or kissy face) and apply the concelar right underneath the cheek bone.

Suck in your cheeks

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Sweet iPad Air Two Giveaway For You

A giveaway! Friends, you are going to love me today.  I have an immensely rad giveaway for you today! I have partnered up with the lovely Christine Koh (Boston Mamas), Audrey McClelland (Mom Generations), Heather Flett (Rookie Moms), Jane Maynard (This Week For Dinner), Morgan Shanahan (The 818), Rachael Herrscher (Today’s Mama), and Sarah James (Whoorl) to offer one lucky follower a 128GB wi-fi iPad Air 2 ($699 value)!

ipad air giveawayEnter to win between November 10-21 via the Rafflecopter widget below; you have 8 entry options and of course we encourage you to enter all 8 ways to maximize your chance to win! Once the giveaway ends, the winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email, with 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

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Allison

Well, 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. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll 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!

Get Away Now With Southwest Airline Tickets

travel

Today’s giveaway: Southwest Airlines is giving away the chance to win 4 round trip airline tickets anywhere Southwest Airlines flies!

WHUT. 

Get in on this business.  If I could get away right now, I’d hop on the first plane out of here headed to parts south + beachy.  Have you been waiting to go visit your aunt Edna?  Now’s the time!  What about a trip to the Caribbean (I’ve never been) or Mexico (I haven’t been since high school but I’m dying to go back)?  Do it!  Check out entry details below and get away now.  Do it for me.

P.S. Best thing since sliced bread?  The ability to check 2 bags FREE with SouthwestFreezies, guys.

airline tickets

 
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Allison

Well, 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. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll 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!

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Work-Out Wear Gift Card Give Away for You!

yoga fitness wear

All work-out wear images via Albion Fit

*** WINNER: #30, SARA. Congratulations, Sara! Contact us ASAP so you can get started on your workout in style! ***

You like wearing cute work-out clothes to the gym, yes?  Me too.  In fact, I feel about 87.5432% more confident working out if I’m wearing something cute, especially when said cute is holding all my bits and pieces in place.  Let’s hear it for my big busted girls!

ANYWAY.

work out wear give away

Today I’m hosting a giveaway for you, and you, and YOU (but really, only one of you) to win $100 spending money to Albion Fit, a local Utah company that makes gorgeous work-out gear and swimsuits for the ladies.  I love my own Albion Fit swimsuit so much I’m pretty sure I’ll cry when it finally gives out.  In fact, every time I wear it someone asks me where they can get their very own one shouldered emerald one piece swimsuit.  And I’m always happy to say: ALBION FIT, that’s where.

Work Out Wear Gift Card Give Away

This is the one-shoulder swimsuit I love so much.

 

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Allison

Well, 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. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll 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!

New Lineup of Contributors: Andrea

Hi, Friends. I’m very happy to introduce Andrea Howe as the latest lovely contributor at Petit Elefant. Andrea will be sharing her awesomeness and expertise as a contributor in all things crafty and we are very excited about it. Please join me in welcoming Andrea to Petit Elefant.

andrea howe

Andrea is a wife and mother of 3 who spent 11+ years carving out a successful career in the fashion industry. After years of traveling and long hours, she decided to leave that world behind to focus on her family and pursue other passions. She now writes about life made more approachable at her blog For The Love Of, and covers topics as diverse as personal style and food and wellness, with some creative DIY’s thrown in for good measure. Andrea also recently committed to living a more healthy lifestyle, and writes about her misadventures doing so, at her Babble column and her Instagram account, named Gwyneth Made Me Do It.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kimberly

...by day, making a home where the buffalo roam. By night, pretty much the same thing, punctuated by the occasional fantasies of sunny beaches, italian movies and sparkling lemonade.

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New Lineup of Contributors: Robyn

fashion editorYou’ve actually met Robyn before, here, but we’d like to make it nice and official. Welcome, Robyn!

Hello, lovely readers! I am Robyn from Cleverly, Yours, where I blog about life, fashion, and funny things from time to time. I am a Utah girl who grew up in a small town but have anything but a small town sense for fashion! I definitely have a passion for fashion and I love trying new things and being inspired by others. I love my blog and what I do and would love for you to stop by anytime to read a little more about me! www.cleverlyours.com

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Kimberly

...by day, making a home where the buffalo roam. By night, pretty much the same thing, punctuated by the occasional fantasies of sunny beaches, italian movies and sparkling lemonade.

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Snow Ahead For Days And Wow!

Big thanks to Maui Jim for sponsoring this giveaway.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, JAMIE, COMMENT #6

maui jim sunglasses

Wow it’s snowy out in my neck of the woods.  Snowy, cold and very, very wintery.  I’d give anything to be on a beach somewhere but since I’m not, I’m going to enjoy the weather I have and burrow in for the winter.  Instead of dreaming of surfing somewhere (I wouldn’t dare!) I’m going to light a fire tonight.  We’re going to have soup for dinner and hot tea afterwards in front of the fireplace while I nestle in with a good book.

Do you have certain books you read and movies you watch when it’s cold outside?  I tend to watch almost exclusively BBC shows once we’ve packed up Fall and head into December: Sherlock (OBVS), Pride + Prejudice (Colin Firth version, of course), Upstairs Downstairs, you name it.  As long as there’s a BBC stamp in the corner I’m usually game.  I end up using words like ‘posh’ and ‘marvelous’ and phrases like ‘ that’s rather daring’ and ‘we mustn’t!’.  I wish I were joking, but I can totally understand why Madonna and good old Gwennie end up … >> find out more...

Allison

Well, 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. We do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, crazy home remodel projects, and cool (yes, cool) DIY crafts you'll 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!