Damaged Disney DVDs

This past week, I spent time in two households with kids, watching their beloved DVDs with them. Unfortunately, in both families, the kids had worn out the DVDs and certain parts of the movies simply would not play.

It reminded me about Disney’s DVD replacement program. I know that I’ve mentioned it before, but that was just in passing. I figured I’d spell out all the details to you, just in case any of you are ever interested in watching Cars from beginning to end again, without having to skip past the scratched scenes. I found the following on Disney’s DVD Technical Support page:

If you accidentally damage or break one of your Disney DVDs, you can get a replacement disc for a nominal charge of $6.95. Please mail in your damaged DVD (along with DVD case and full packaging), a Check or Money order for $6.95 (made payable to WDHE), along with your Contact Information (Name, Address, and Phone Number) to: Replacement Program PO Box 3100 Neenah, WI 54957-3100.

I thought that it was free before. I guess that is way too good to be true, but $7 isn’t terrible. And remember, you can use this on DVDs that … >> find out more...

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how to make fake snot.

With all of the sobbing that has been going on it’s up to me to break the silence and share with you an important Halloween recipe: Snot. It’s simple, fun, and with a bit of research and curiosity, it can be educational as well. Not really.

I’m thinking of putting this snot into the pillowcases of the ones that I feel are too old to trick or treat this year. How old is too old though? Help me out here. Should a pillowcase be the litmus test for the age of the treat seeker? To me, a pillowcase indicates a certain level of arrogance that is only attained by puberty and adolescence; ergo, they are too old.

  1. Stir 1/8 cup borax into 500 ml warm water. It’s okay if some borax remains undissolved. Allow solution to cool to room temperature.
  2. In a separate container, stir 2 spoonfuls of glue into 3 spoonfuls of water. White glue will give you opaque snot (more booger than snot); glue gel will produce you translucent slimy snot.
  3. Stir a couple of drops of food coloring into the glue mixture.
  4. Add a spoonful of the borax solution to the glue mixture. Stir (if in
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Michal

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for Allison

Petit Elefant will be back on Monday. For now, love your little ones. Sending prayers and love to those who grieve. 

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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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not today.

Dear Readers,

One of my dear friends was involved in a car accident last night and her son was killed. I will not be blogging about anything frivolous today, I feel much, much too sad. If anything at all can be learned from this horrific nightmare, it is this:

your children must wear seat belts at.all.times.

He was a young, beautiful, promising boy and my heart is broken. We will see you all back here tomorrow.

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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!

share our strength.


Here’s a good cause you all need to know about: Bertolli has teamed up with
Share Our Strength, an national organization aiming “to fight hunger and poverty around the world”. In order to help raise money for this great organization go to ebay and bid on a celebrity autographed dish {yes, there’s even one by Oprah!}. There are currently 22 autographed dishes available for bidding and they’re going fast, so hurry over!


100% of the proceeds from Bertolli’s Signature Dish Program will benefit Share Our Strength® — a national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. They weave together a net of community groups, activists and food programs to catch every at-risk child.

{photos via ebay}.

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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!

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little pharo winner!


We have a winner! Sweetsue, who said:

My brother just found out they are having a baby after trying for 13 years. I would love to win them this great prize!

Congratulations! Email me A.S.A.P. so we can get your gift card off to you.

Thanks everyone who entered, and a big thank you to Little Pharo for hosting the giveaway.

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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!

sexy maternity tops for women.

I’ve been working the baby bump in denial for a couple of weeks; time to work it in style. Dreem creates some very cute maternity tees, complete with a little attitude. Which I love.  No surprise considering the brains behind the operation, Brooke, is a mom of 2 (plus another on the way) and a former school teacher in South Central LA. Short sleeves, long sleeves, tanks, and even hot mommy shirts for the non-preggers. These tees are comfy, soft & stretchy with plenty of bump-growing room, and they wash up beautifully.  I’m sorta crushing on some of her tattoo-inspired designs.
Not currently preggers, click here to check out the “hot mom” tees. Cute.
Dreem is generously offering Petit Elefant readers 20% off their entire order
Use promo code PEB20 at checkout.
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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.

pediped children’s shoes.


I was recently introduced to Pediped, an amazing award winning children’s shoe company renowned for their wide selection of comfortable and stylish shoes. It shouldn’t have to be one or the other with footwear, especially when it comes to your children’s shoes. Pediped has managed to design a whole collection of shoes that are both comfortable and completely adorable. If you need further proof that they’re the coolest shoes in town, check out the photo galleries chock full of celebrity tots adorned in Pediped footwear.

I’m swooning over these Abigail’s. Maybe it’s the stitching that pushed me over the edge? No, the flowers. No, the stitching. Oh, I can’t decide! Why don’t they make them in my size?

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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!

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easy pumpkin wreath.

I love this pumpkin wreath from the Armelle Blog. Caroline says it’s super easy, so I’m going to take her word for it and make one for my front door. I’m always in the market for a good front door wreath and this looks like it has the potential to last all the way to Thanksgiving. Here’s the original link to the wreath post with the instructions, but I put them here in case you’re feeling lazy. You really should pop on over to her blog though, it’s full of amazing craftiness including this post on canning peaches {I’m dying over her labels. My family wouldn’t know what to do with me if our canned peaches were that cute!}. Enjoy.


super easy. it probably took me 20 minute max.
supplies
mini pumpkins [enough fill your wreath]
wire wreath from craft store [found near flower supplies]
ribbon
hot glue gun/glue
directions
i basically just wrapped ribbon around the wire frame and glued in in place.
then, i hot glued each pumpkin one by one around it. tied a ribbon around the top to hang it from.
voila!


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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!