Please welcome Pilar to Petit Elefant as one of our esteemed Contributors. Readers and friends, meet Pilar. Pilar, meet readers and friends.
Still more awesomeness coming your way. Meet Jen, another of our new contributors.
2014 is just bursting with good things around here. Today, please meet our fabulous friend and new contributor, Carrie.
You’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
We’ve been working on some exciting things behind the scenes here at Petit Elefant. As such, we have gathered some fantastic talent in the form of several new regular Contributors. Lovely women with smarts and style who will be sharing their mad skills right here, with all of you. The very best stuff. For reals. Let’s get to know them one by one, shall we?
Please join us as we welcome and introduce our first fabulous contributor, Natalia Simmons.
Natalia, of Ma Nouvelle Mode, is a mom to two crazy boys and wife to one handsome dude. She lives in France part of the year where her husband plays professional basketball, but she hails from Southern California. The hubs was born & raised in Nassau, Bahamas, which makes them an intercultural, interracial family traveling the globe together since 2007. She loves to cook (but mostly eat), hang with her fam, be adventurous, & find ways to stay girlie in a house full of men. On her site you can find loads of hair tutorials, makeup ideas, & fashion tips for the everyday woman. She believes that beauty and fashion don’t have to be intimidating and that every woman should learn … >> find out more...
Coffee lovers, rejoice! Your ever-lovin-coffee-minds are about to be blown with this DIY coffee scrub. Yes, truly, today I’m going to show you how to make your own coffee scrub. We’ve done citrus scrub, regular ol’ sugar scrub, and strawberry salt foot scrub, so I thought it would be fun to mix it up (wakka, wakka) and try some coffee scrub.
Let me tell you right now, if you hate the smell of coffee, you should maybe go learn how to make a layered white chocolate pumpkin cream pie instead.
If you’re still with me, I trust you love the smell of coffee. When you walk into a bookstore + or coffee shop, you lift your head in the air and inhale, deeply. Because coffee smells like magic and fairy-tales, that’s why. So it makes sense to me then, that you and I would love to wake up with a morning shower featuring a coffee scrub finale before heading out into the world.
Every little bit helps, you know.
If you remember, the sugar and salt scrubs I make always feature some sort of natural oil. The combination of the exfoliant, in this case coffee grounds, … >> find out more...
Hello, you. And you, and you. I’ve missed you. I hope every last one of you took a big fat break over the holidays. If you didn’t get a break, please know you deserved one whether it happened or not. If you were in my hood I’d invite you in for a hot cup of tea and make you put your feet up, because man, last year was hard. Take a load off, relaxers are welcome here.
So what did you do over the holidays? We took a big fat break and a road trip to Spokane to visit a dear college friend of ours (my husband and I met in college so we have a lot of mutual friends from those days) and had such a great time. I really don’t like traveling during the holidays and had low expectations for a great Christmas, but I’m telling you, sometimes a road trip to a faraway place is just what you need. We hung out as a family because there wasn’t anything else to do BUT be together. I didn’t putter around the house cleaning and organizing, and I didn’t open my laptop once. That wouldn’t have happened at home.… >> find out more...
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So, fat talk. Where are we with that?
This time of year can be especially toxic when it comes to body loathing. So many treats! Holiday bloat, ugh. Whatever, it happens to the best of us, but it doesn’t have to turn in to a war on your psyche if your pants are a little snug after a few days of indulging. If you’ve got some weight loss or health goals for the New Year, you have my full support. Get healthy, go on and be your best self, whatever that looks like! But do it the right way. Don’t cut yourself where it can hurt the most. The answer lies is in positivity. There is nothing about self-hate that can motivate a person to being happy with who they see in the mirror. I think back on some of the things I’ve said about myself and to myself and I’m horrified. We are our own worst critics
63% of women surveyed admitted to engaging in fat talk at least once a week and I’m willing to bet that in truth, that number is even higher. Disturbing, right? I’m guilty, I’ve done it, and it … >> find out more...