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Plus Size Dresses Wedding Edition

Plus Sized Wedding Attire

It’s wedding season. While you may be jumping up and down in excitement for your friends who will be tying the knot, you might also be dreading finding something to wear. Never fear! Consider this your guide to plus size dresses wedding edition. The first step in finding your perfect outfit is to know a little about the wedding. I’ve attended weddings that range from sit-down catered affairs to sitting on hay bales in a grove of trees to a…
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Half Up Fishtail Braid Tutorial

easy fishtail braid

If you’ve never tried a fish tail braid before, today’s the day! I think every gal should have one good braid in her hair styling arsenal: French braid, traditional braid or otherwise. Especially because Summer is nearly here with all it’s relaxed styles, balmy afternoons and beachy vibes. And I love it. As you might have guessed, I’m a big fan of simple. Simple hair, simple outfits. I am a mom of two boys and I want to be cute…
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Choosing the Perfect Plus Size Swimsuit

Plus size swimsuits for body types

Our community’s outdoor pool opens later this month. Squee!  I can hardly wait. We’ll be purchasing our pool pass then hanging out every day to beat the heat and humidity. Of course, the number one thing on my mind is finding a new suit. So, let’s talk about choosing a truly flattering plus size swimsuit. Each of us has our own challenges with coverage, support and needs in a swimsuit. Let’s cover four basic concerns and what you should look…
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Fresh Vegetable Juice Recipe

garden fresh vegetable juice

Have you jumped on the juicing wagon yet? I was immediately hooked when I bought my first juicer two years ago. I never cared much for the bottled stuff you find on store shelves. I was amazed at how much better fresh juice was – better than anything I’d ever tasted! Yes, I even did one of those crazy juice cleanses. Making vegetable juice at home is so much better and healthier than buying it in a can or bottle….
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Braids Braids Braids!

braids

Hi everyone! Today I thought it would be fun to talk about braids. Why braids? Well, because it’s winter and with the harsh weather, braids can keep your hair from flopping about and protect it from damage. It also rains quite a bit this time of year and your hair won’t get has soaked when they’re wrapped in a braid. Not to mention they’re super easy and cute, and right on trend! So today I thought it would be fun…
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Trenchcoats and Layers

  Hello again lovely Petit Elefant readers! I am excited to be back and posting in the new year and hope you will follow along with me while looking at tons of new fun fashion tips and ideas. An absolute favorite piece of mine for this season is the trench coat. I feel like it adds just that little extra “somethin’” to an outfit and can make even a casual tee look polished. You can dress them down with a…
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New Lineup of Contributors: Pilar

Please welcome Pilar to Petit Elefant as one of our esteemed Contributors.  Readers and friends, meet Pilar. Pilar, meet readers and friends. A native of Chile with deep Chicago roots, Pilar and geekdom have been mutually exclusive since tight-rolled jeans and slap bracelets were in fashion, making it rather fitting she married a Star Wars nerd, made two nerdlets, and became the world’s okayest mom. An award-winning writer and geeky pop culturalist, her commentary has appeared on Babble, Yahoo, and…
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New Lineup of Contributors: Jen

Still more awesomeness coming your way. Meet Jen, another of our new contributors. Hi! My name is Jen Price, mother of two and wife to the hottest redhead around. I grew up in small town Texas. Despite the beauty and loveliness of the Lone Star state, it couldn’t contain my hunger for adventure and desire to see the world. Visiting 21 countries around the globe has only whet my appetite to see more. In 2006, I co-founded Ten Thousand Homes,…
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New Lineup of Contributors: Carrie

2014 is just bursting with good things around here.  Today, please meet our fabulous friend and new contributor, Carrie. Hello everyone, I’m Carrie. I’m a family photographer, and a mom of three elementary school kids. I grew up on a cattle ranch in Oregon, but I’ve lived on the east coast for the last eight years. I love exploring new places, baking, volunteering at my kids’ school, and reading. You can check out my other work at Cabesh Photography. After…
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