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The Odysseo Cavalia Horse Show


Have you seen the show, Odysseo Cavalia? If you have, you’ll know the show is far more than just well trained horses parading around on stage.  It’s a spectacular mix of magical horsemanship, beautiful animals, circus acts, goose-bump-inducing dancing, and live music. Have you heard of Cavalia?  We went as a family to see it last weekend and were mesmerized, top to bottom, by the whole production.  Even my jaded teenager held her mouth agape throughout the entire show. I…
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My Kindle eReader Has Changed My Reading Life


My Kindle eReader and I have become inseparable over the last couple of years.  Besties.  We go everywhere together.  I was using my Kindle before then, and used a Nook eReader before that, but somehow in the last couple of years I’ve incorporated my Kindle into my life completely, and now I just can’t live without it.  It goes with me everywhere, all day long, and because I’m listening to audio books instead of taking time to sit down to…
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How We Decorated Our Study In Mid-Century Modern

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Mid-century modern is my new favorite everything.  Period.  I had no idea I had such a thing for 1950’s and 1960’s style until we started renovating my house one room at a time, and over and over again mid-century modern pieces kept popping up on my inspiration boards.  Our family room remodel ended up having bits and pieces of mid-century modern throughout, and as we’ve decorated the rest of the house it has become obvious I have a major thing…
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My Easy Tips For Putting Together My Weekly Menu

how to put together a weekly menu

A weekly menu is the best thing since sliced bread.  Or cream puffs.  Actually, a weekly menu is the best thing since chocolate.  Well, maybe not chocolate, that’s crazy talk, but let me put it this way: my weekly menu saves my life. I’ve done every kind of meal planning there is: flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants planning, organized-but-not-written-down planning, no-planning-of-any-kind, eating-out-instead-of-planning, and most recently, writing-it-all-down-and-being-extra-organized. The best out of all the meal planning options?  Writing it all down and being extra organized. For…
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Love And Friendship Movie + A Giveaway

Jane Austen

It’s giveaway time! Get excited because not only is there a Jane Austen book + bookmark involved (hooray!), there’s also a $100 Amazon gift card and movie t-shirt up for grabs. Let’s talk about the new movie and what this means for you. // This post is in partnership with Roadside Attractions.  Thank you for always being so gracious to Petit Elefant sponsors. //  The new movie, Love & Friendship (in theaters now) is based on the unfinished Jane Austen…
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My Favorite Trick For Hanging Pictures On Your Walls

favorite trick for hanging pictures

Hanging pictures can be so intimidating, especially when you’re staring at a fresh new wall and don’t know where to start.  Or, when you’re like me and have too many pictures and artwork and you want to hang them all.  So, where does one start when a room is ready to hang pictures? Let me share my favorite trick for hanging a lot of pictures at the same time, so they all have a cohesive feel to really pull the…
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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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How to Lay Out A Room Design On Paper

rearranged furniture

We’re doing a completely new room design right now in our home study, and I’m having so much fun, I have to share.  You can follow the behind-the-scenes here on Petit Elefant’s Instagram, but here’s the real skivvy on the new design. The study is the first room you see when you come in our front door, and so far it’s been a bit of a hodgepodge of furniture and random design.  You know how that happens sometimes?  A room…
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