valentine crafts.

I’m loving the Valentine themed ideas going on at Tip Junkie right now. My personal favorite? The heart button pillow from Katie. Here’s the tutorial. Love love love it.



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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!

How to Make A Scrabble Pendant

Hi! Heather from The Gift Closet here! I’ve had lots of fun “meeting” some of the readers here on Petit Elephant this week! In case you didn’t see my earlier posts, Allison has been sweet enough to let me be the guest blogger this week here on Petit Elephant!

I have shared pictures of some of the products I make this week, and one of those was my Scrabble Pendants.
Emily left a comment and asked how these were made, so I thought I would share!

I promise I am not being lazy, but I thought I would send you directly to the link that taught me! Instead of me re-typing all of it and possibly missing something, I am sending you directly to the pro!!!

Annie Howe makes gorgeous pendants! She shared on her blog last year how to make them, and that is how I learned!

Click here for How To Make A Scrabble Pendant.

I was able to find most of the supplies at a local craft store. I did have to order a few things online. I have used paper out of magazines, drawn designs on them by hand, and some of the best ones have … >> find out more...

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get started on twitter.

Are you using Twitter? I think Design Mom said it best when she described Twitter as Facebook on crystal meth. I’ve been on Twitter for a while now, but I just haven’t been using it to its fullest capacity. I recently learned about Girls Night Out on Twitter or to the expert, #gno. It was started by the two ladies behind Mom It Forward and is the hottest place to be on the internets on a Tuesday night. I honestly met over 50 new ladies last night {hi twitterers!} and had so much fun networking, catching up on girl talk, current events, and randomly, what to do when your girl is getting bullied by other girls at school. I’m telling you, it’s just the greatest place to be. Start Twittering, right now. I’ll wait. Go, shoo, get signed up already!

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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!

cheap, stylish baby gear.

Have you seen the new line by Fisher Price at your friendly neighborhood Target? Beloved children’s product giant Fisher Price has teamed up with the coolness of Dwell Studio to launch a limited line of infant gear. In general, the line is better looking than most of the others readily available at common outlets. I haven’t seen it in person yet, but I’m liking it for the following reasons

  • Fisher Price is a brand to be trusted
  • The designs are whimsical but not garish, cartoonish, clownish
  • I like the cocoa/soft blues color scheme
  • The pieces aren’t too bulky
  • The price range is moderate
  • The pieces are fundamentals, not gimmicky
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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.

sugarplum dreams giveaway!

It’s about time for another giveaway isn’t it? It’s a bit of a dreary snow day here, so I thought it was about time to do something fun.


Do you remember the adorable Twilight Turtle I wrote about here? It came from the Über customer friendly boutique Sugarplum Dreams where you can find anything from kids apparel, furniture, and decor to keepsakes and toys. It’s a really cute store. And one of you is going to win a $50 gift certificate to spend as you’d like at Sugarplum Dreams. Yay! See below for details.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. To enter the Sugarplum Dreams $50 Gift Card Giveaway, leave me a comment on this post telling me how you’ll spend your money.
  2. If you blog about this, you get an extra entry. Email me to let me know you’ve posted about it with a link to the post.
  3. If you twitter about it, you will receive an additional entry. Again, email me. This means you can get TWO extra entries for this giveaway! What are you waiting for? Shoo!
  4. If you post my button on your blog, again, you guessed it, an extra entry.
  5. Leave only one comment please.
  6. Anonymous
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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!

Scrabble Anyone?

Hi there! Heather, from The Gift Closet again! I am delighted to be a guest blogger on Petit Elefant this week!!

The other day I shared about some Bath & Body products I make & today I wanted to share a little something I started making last year.

Last Summer I came across some beautiful Scrabble tile pendants on Annie Howe while cruising blogs (something I rarely have had time to do lately!;). I fell in love with them, and decided to give them a try!

I have had lots of fun making these Scrabble Pendants. The most popular ones have been personalized & monogrammed pendants.

I also learned how to turn them into magnets. Those are lots of fun & something unique for the frig!

As I said the other day, you can learn how to make just about anything on the Internet! But be careful….you may end up like me!

Wanting to try everything you see + not enough time to do it all=hundreds of bookmarked websites in your sidebar!!! LOL……

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weekly fitness tip: drink plenty of water.


Water. This is my Monday fitness tip to you today: water. Become best friends with it. Drink it all day long. Just drink it. It cleanses your system, hydrates you, {I tend to get as dehydrated in the Winter as the Summer} fills you up, keeps you focused. I’m less hungry if I drink properly. I feel better, have more energy, and consume less garbage during the day.

If you don’t like it plain {I struggle with it} do a few things to spice it up a little:

  1. -add Lemon, Lime, Orange, or Cucumber slices to it for some flavor
  2. -drink sparkling {it’s my favorite!}
  3. -keep it cold, sometimes that’s all it takes for me, a cold drink
  4. -make it pretty; put it on your desk in a pretty glass pitcher and drink out of a lovely tumbler that will keep you motivated to keep drinking


Cheers.

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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!

WINNER: The Body Shop Giveaway

according to the integer gods of random.org, the winner of our The Body Shop/Baby Buriti giveaway is…
 #74  
Sassy, who said: The hooded towel is so cute! It looks like it would go perfectly with the baby shampoo!
Congratulations, Sassy! Please respond quickly (you have until Sunday!) so we can get your sweet-smelling bundle of Baby Buriti goodness off to you! 
Thanks again to The Body Shop.
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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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Guest Blogger – Heather from The Gift Closet

Hi there! My name is Heather, and I am visiting from my blog, The Gift Closet! I have been a reader of Petit Elefant for a while now, and love the fresh ideas Allison brings to us! I don’t know about you, but I feel so un-creative once I see all the great ideas people share on their blogs!


I do try to be somewhat creative and make a few products. One of my favs is my Paraben-Free Shea Whipped Body Butter.

You’ll love the thick, whipped texture of this body butter and the way it absorbs into your skin, leaving it feeling silky soft. This Body Butter contains Shea and is paraben-free, for those more environmentally conscience. Shea is great for sensitive or dry skin and has been used by many to treat Eczema, acne, rashes, and UV damage. It is a wonderful daily moisturizer. It comes in a variety of yummy & unique fragrances. Click here to check them out.

I also make a Soy Linen & Body Spray. I really love natural products & playing around with fragrances. I guess you could say I am a fragrance junkie!!

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