bath products for kids.

Circle of Friends is company that offers a wonderful variety of hair and bath products for children. With products like Chocolate body lotion, hair detangler, and a sudsy-soap-filled-ducky-sponge it’s amazing that the kids ever get out of the bath. Finding the children in the bath after I come back from work in the evening; I am always curious as to what interesting cultural factoid they will be sharing with me that evening that they read on the bottles.

Circle of Friends® was founded and nurtured by the world’s great experts on children: moms. Since its inception, the mission of Circle of Friends® was to create a professional hair, bath, and body line for children, while introducing them to a world of styles and cultures.

Best of all….

Pablo’s Blazing Blue Hair Paint
In quantities of 24 or more, these things are only $0.92 each. That would be so worth it to me to send each kid home after a birthday party not just with a gift bag, but with blue hair.

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{swell} surfing poster.

If you haven’t been to beach bungalow 8 I highly recommend a browse, Megan posts great stuff. Like this surfing poster from Swell. It’s not possible for me to get my fill of anything beach related, and I love vintage photos of surfers. Quintessential summer.

Don James Poster.
{$29.95}
via
Swell.


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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!

giveaway winners.

Ready!!!!???? OK! We have all been very impressed with the number of people that have shown interest in this week’s giveaways. Thank you to all that have participated, but mostly, thank you to the companies, reps, and proprietors that made last week such a great success. As names are read, we ask that you to please hold your applause until all winners have been announced. No ‘WHOOO’s’ or ‘3 or 4 claps.’ You have been warned. We will attempt to contact you. Better yet, contact us first. One way or another, if we don’t hear from you within 14 days we will have to make someone else happy.

We are to be commence begin:

.:Total Sun Protection Package:.

idahomom said…

Cool prizes great sun protection. Thanks for the chance.

Having lived in south-east Idaho for two years, I can say with confidence that Idaho has twice as much wind as it does sun. I am sure that idahomom’s kids will have a blast with these items during those two short weeks between spring and fall. Congratulations again. Thank you to Sun Protection Zone and My First Shades for arranging these great gifts.

The Host
Cocoa said:

I can’t wait for

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book pick: the host.


It shouldn’t be any big surprise that I love Stephenie Meyer’s new book The Host since I adore her Twilight series {which I wrote about here}. Her writing is getting better and better with each book, and I think the premise of The Host is brilliant. It’s not just something to bide our time with until Breaking Dawn comes out either {although it doesn’t hurt to have a Stephenie Meyer fix while we wait}. It’s something different altogether and has definitely been one of my favorite Summer reads so far. And since this is a Petit Elefant Summer Giveaway what better to finish off the week than with a great book to read at the beach, in the plane, or by the pool?

Giveaway Guidelines:
  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me who you love more, Edward or Jacob {and why} between now and Sunday June 22nd {Midnight MDT}. And if you don’t know who Jacob and Edward are {sigh} just leave a comment of your choice.
  2. Leave only one comment please.
  3. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  4. A random winner will be chosen and announced Monday June 23rd on
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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!

sunscreen for your kids.

Remember when I told you about the great sun protection gear I used at the beach a few weeks ago? Time to set one of you up for the summer. We’re giving away a ‘Total Sun Protection Package‘ {valued at $72} courtesy of My First Shades and Sun Protection Zone. Giveaway guidelines below. The package includes:

  • a pair of {award winning} My First Shades Sunglasses
  • a long sleeved swim/surf suit
  • a package of Solar Safe Strips
  • a sun hat
Giveaway Guidelines:
  1. Leave a comment on this post between now and Sunday June 22nd {Midnight MDT}.
  2. Leave only one comment please.
  3. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  4. A random winner will be chosen and announced Monday June 23rd on Petit Elefant.
  5. Good luck!

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!

custom made tee giveaway.


The Etsy shop PoppySeeds has some of the cutest kid shirts I’ve seen in ages. The tees are customized with adorable & unique hand made appliqués, guaranteeing your child the number one spot on your neighborhood’s best dressed list.
Petit Elefant is giving away one PoppySeeds tee & the winner will get to pick from the assortment of customized tees. Sizes 6 months to 6 years. Giveaway guidelines below.

$22-$24.
Giveaway Guidelines:
  1. Leave a comment on this post telling me which PoppySeeds tee is your favorite between now and Sunday June 22nd {Midnight MDT}.
  2. Leave only one comment please.
  3. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  4. A random winner will be chosen and announced Monday June 23rd on Petit Elefant.
  5. Good luck!

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!

organic shea butter.

If you’re going on vacation, you’ll need some goodies to pack into your new Dwell Weekender right? So let’s start with skincare. Remember how I told you about my love for Shea Terra Organics’ Shea Butter? This kit includes some of the good stuff especially for one of you. Hooray! Giveaway guidelines are below.

Pink Guava Pomegranate

Shea Butter Gift Set.
$45.
{via Shea Terra Organics}.

“This fragrant gift set comes with an Indigenous Silk & Shea Body Lotion, Silk & Shea Shower Elixir and Shea Butter Dead Sea Salt Scrub in a handmade sinimay bag.”


Giveaway Guidelines:
  1. Leave a comment on this post between now and Sunday June 22nd {Midnight MDT}.
  2. Leave only one comment please.
  3. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  4. A random winner will be chosen and announced Monday June 23rd on Petit Elefant.
  5. Good luck!

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!

{layla grayce} dwell weekender giveaway.

I think it’s time for a little giveaway love, wouldn’t you all agree? Petit Elefant is delighted to be hosting a week of Summer Giveaway Fun! And what better way to get the party started than with THE perfect weekend bag? I’ve been lusting after this Dwell Weekender for months, & Layla Grayce {the swanky boutique I adore} is lovely enough to host this giveaway. I’m jealous of you in advance for winning. Giveaway details below.

$230.
Dwell Weekender Bag.
{via Layla Grayce}.
20″W x 11″H x 9″D

Giveaway Guidelines:
  1. Leave a comment on this post between now and Sunday June 22nd {Midnight MDT}.
  2. Leave only one comment please.
  3. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  4. A random winner will be chosen and announced Monday June 23rd on Petit Elefant.
  5. One of you will win this ridiculously fantastic Dwell Travel Bag if you tell me what your current travel bags are {zip locks included} and why you need this one.
  6. Good luck!

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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!

interview with design mom.

Design Mom is one of my frequent {and favorite} design blog stops. If you’ve never been, pop over and say hello to Design Mom proprietor Gabrielle Blair; she’s fantastic. I love her blog because she does a beautiful job of melding design and motherhood, and I adore her taste. I’m continually introduced to new ideas, fun children’s sites, new designers, and current events in the design and blogging world. I was lucky enough to nab an interview with her {she’s a busy woman!} so pull up a chair and enjoy:

petit elefant:: Tell me how you balance work, writing a very popular blog, & being an involved mom?

design mom:: I have a really high threshold for ignoring housework. :) In reality it’s a take-it-a-day-at-a-time thing. I try really hard to only spend time at my computer when the babies are napping/kids are at school. Or when I have child care available. I find it impossible to concentrate on work if my kids are right with me — I usually won’t even answer phone calls. I can do kids. Or work. But not both at the same time. As my blog grows into a business, I have to

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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!