moxie kids.

Paper Wings All Over Shoe Tee.
{via Moxie}
Sale $30.

I’m loving Moxie Kids, a North Carolina based kids store started by two mothers of toddlers. My kids most definitely have more moxie than they know what to do with, and the clothing found at Moxie Kids definitely fit the bill. Spunky, non-traditional, perfect. Check out their collection of clothing along with accessories, decor, & gifts.

Glug Eagle Tee.
{via Moxie Kids}.
Sale $20.40.

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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I’d love this set for my son, although he may not be able to enjoy them quite yet. However, I know that they would help keep my sister sane this summer on HOT days when she can’t send my nephew outside!

Best of luck to you, your sister, and your house-bound-too-hot-to-go-outside nephew.

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wedding week.


Remember when I told you about the impending nuptials of one of my favorite family members {and great friend} Miss NYC {that’s us together at her brother’s wedding last summer}? Time flies & the wedding is this weekend in {where else?} New York City. I can’t wait to go enjoy the wedding weekend. Weddings are one of my favorite pleasures in life {who says you can’t buy wedding magazines once you’re married?} and I couldn’t be happier for this particular bride & groom. I may have to amend my no-sugar lifestyle, just for one night, as the dessert menu alone is worth flying across the country to taste.


I’m also excited because V and I are traveling without the kids in celebration of not only the wedding but our {belated} ten year anniversary as well. Is there anywhere in particular we should go? Anything we can’t leave NYC without trying? We’re feeling pretty footloose and fancy free, so feel free to suggest away.

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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!

let freedom ring.


Happy Independence Day! Have a lovely holiday weekend. We’ll see you Monday.

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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!

exfoliating weleda body scrub.


I’m not exactly the poster child for skin cancer prevention {as I spend the majority of my summer poolside, and love being chocolate brown come fall} but I have been known to dip into the self-tanner once in a while in a pinch. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned about self-tanner, it’s the importance of proper exfoliation prior to its application. Not doing so results in nasty streaks and patches of blotchy tanner {and is completely inadvisable}.

Birch Body Scrub.
{via Weleda}.
$15.

Enter Weleda’s Birch Body Scrub. It just smells, well, natural. In a really good way. Chemical-free. It’s made from “natural plant wax pearls and pure plant oils” and “organic birch leaf extract” and is divine on your skin. You’ll be pre-tan ready in no time flat.

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!

handmade purses.

I’ve got a new favorite Etsy shop: 3 C’s Creations. Donna Hansen is a mom of 3 boys who runs a daycare in her home and manages to make adorable purses and clutches on her kitchen table {in-between changing diapers and running her kids to practices}. Her sewing is impeccable and her creations are adorable. I bet she’ll even do custom orders if you ask nicely. My favorite purse in her shop right now is this Amy Butler Medium Tote. So cute, {and a great price to boot!}.

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!

backyard retreat.


Doesn’t a backyard retreat like this look like heaven right now? I’ve always wanted to turn the shed into an office/retreat for myself. This specific retreat {via Cottage Living} is a converted garage that actually functions as a one-car garage in the winter season. Functional & lovely.

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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!

neatnix.

$16.
Stuff Bucket.

{via Neatnix}.

I love this Stuff Bucket from Neatnix, a company that sells nothing but organization tools {oh the happiness!}. This particular organization tool is perfect for any hobby or household need: sewing bucket {my personal favorite}, gardening tool kit, make-up organizer, or craft supply holder. Choose from a variety of your favorite color combos {I love the chocolate/baby blue} and stash them all over the house. End result= organized, happy mama.

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!

bugalug.

Head Over Heels Headbands.
{$8 each}.

bugalug is another fantastic company born out of necessity, the greatest mother of invention{s}. Look at all the sweet barrettes and headbands for your adorable little girl{s}. I especially love the headbands because they’re made to stay put on even the most active head of hair {P being case in point}.

Lollipop Barrettes.
$4 each.
{via bugalug baby}.

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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!