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Don’t miss out on the super cute giveaway from BabyPop:
a  custom made 
super hero cape & mask for your super little valentine!  
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Supreme Superhero Princess Pack Cape Tee Mask and Gloves

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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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farmers market bags.

Organic Tote.
$20 {customized}

via The Sweet Life

I love the simplicity and sweetness {no pun intended} of all the great things in The Sweet Life shop. Hand embroidered to your specification, each piece lends a piece of homemade to your life. Love the tote, which you can use for just about anything. I love mine. I take it with me weekly to church as a perfect corral for all my children’s quiet time toys. Get one to use as a library bag or as a side to your weekend jaunts to the local farmer’s market.

Organic Onesie
$20

{sizes 3-18 months}

Or how about an Organic Onesie? Wouldn’t that be a great baby shower gift? A personalized, organic, hand stitched onesie. It just doesn’t get sweeter than that.

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Allison

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. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you 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!

cute valentine ideas.

Some happy valentines from around the web
Pottery Barn Kids
(I’m certain you crafty queens could replicate this easily)
(I love scalloped edges!)  M.Writes
Dandee Designs
Be Mine Baby Legs
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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.

beautiful sterling silver jewelry.


I’ve I were absolutely hard-pressed to decide which pieces of jewelry I love best from bel kai designs, I would choose the, um… I can’t do it. I love everything. Whitney, the owner & creator of said jewelry has a great eye for design and has a unique collection of beautiful pieces to show for it. I really really love the Square Initals Necklace, and the Damask Ring is priceless.

Whitney is also the founder and owner of i know a mom a marketplace for women, by women. She’s awfully creative & full of talent, and I for one can’t wait to see more from her.

Vintage Damask Ring
$34
Square Initials Necklace
{$38 for one charm}

bel kai design
Blue Sunburst Print Necklace
$38
{via bel kai}.
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Allison

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. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you 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!

valentines with a little *flare*

I love Fred Flare. It’s full of quirky, fun, irreverent things for everyday life. Currently I’m loving Fred Flare valentines. Check out this assortment of valentines. Bonus: 100% of the proceeds go to the amazing NY based charity Elder Craftsmen. Hard to choose my favorite, but I really like this one.


{via fred flare}.

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Allison

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. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you 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!

weekly fitness tip: set a fitness goal.


Set a fitness goal. Setting a weight goal for me is self-sabotage. It just doesn’t work. But if I set a goal to say, run a 5K, I’ll stick with it because I have a deadline. A tangible goal that I have to work towards every day. If I don’t train daily for the 5K that I’ve signed up and paid for, I’ll either look like a fool come race day, or I’ll forfeit my money because I wasn’t ready for the race. Neither option works for me. So every year I run at least one local 5K. It’s motivation enough to get my bum outside or on the treadmill.

What fitness goal works for you?

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Allison

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. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you 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!

sugarplum dreams giveaway winner!

A big thank you to Sugarplum Dreams for the $50 gift certificate! The store is absolutely filled to the brim with wonderfulness as I’m sure you know, having browsed the virtual aisles.

Without further adieu, the winner of the giveaway is: deedleweedle

I’d probably be getting some cute shoes and books!

Congratulations deedleweedle! Get in touch with me a.s.a.p. so we can get you your gift certificate! Thanks to everyone who entered, and be sure to enter this week’s Superhero Giveaway from BabyPop.

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Allison

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. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you 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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Giveaway: BabyPop Super Hero Set

Remember these fabulous Super Hero capes from last week? BabyPop is generously giving away a custom made cape and matching mask to a lucky Petit Elefant reader. Custom made. Your choice–from loads of options. Super cool for your super cute super hero or super heroine or super princess. 

Giveaway Guidelines
  • Visit BabyPop’s shop on Etsy
  • tell us what superpower you’d most like to have
  • leave a comment on this post. just one comment
  • include contact/email info in your comment
  • no anonymous comments please
  • contest ends Friday, February 6th at midnight, MST
  • winner TBA Monday, February 9th 
  • if your name is chosen and you fail to respond within 7 days, a new winner will be chosen
  • good luck and many thanks to Sherry at BabyPop

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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.

sense & sensibility.


I think the Masterpiece Theater version of Sense and Sensibility might just be my favorite out of all the Sense & Sensibilities out there. Happy for me {and you, really} the 1st installment is on PBS tonight, with the 2nd half airing next Sunday. Tune in, even if you’re not an Austen fan, you don’t want to miss it. Check your local listings here.

{via PBS/Masterpiece Theater}.

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Allison

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. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you 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!