sleeper of a bag.


I can’t wait to try this craft with P. Doesn’t it look so easy? I can think of so many ways I will use this adorable bag…



{via Martha Stewart Living}.

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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!

diaper bag extravaganza.

Just an f.y.i., pure & honest kids, {a great shop I wrote about here} is having a diaper bag extravaganza. Now through April 30th their diaper bags will be discounted up to 40%. Hurry, they have some really great bags you won’t want to miss!

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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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aveda.

There is nothing better than going to my hair salon/spa {minus children} for some self pampering, and the best part of it all is inhaling deeply the smell of Aveda. Over the years my hairstylist has turned me on to several Aveda products, and the following are my favorite.

Brilliant Humectant Pomade.
$18.

This product is a great sleek finish for all the loose flyaways and it gives me a bit of extra shine {not to mention that it smells amazing}.

Camomile Sauvage Oil.
$16.

1 fl. oz.
{via Aveda}.

I take a hot bath almost every night to soothe my aching joints with a few drops of this Camomile oil. It’s so yummy and every time I smell it I can feel myself start to relax and turn off my brain. I honestly can’t live without it.

Sap Moss Styling Spray.
$16.50
8 fl. oz.

My hair is very fine {and I don’t have a lot of it} so this saves the day. I put it on my wet hair before I blow dry and it gives my hair volume like you can’t believe.

{photos via Aveda}.

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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!

grey pencil skirt.

Apt. 9 Pencil Skirt.
{via Kohls}.

$44.

Although I’m loathe to admit it I’m itching for a grey pencil skirt. I once owned the perfect pencil skirt, customized just for me by my mother and her sewing prowess. I attended a prestigious college prep school from Middle School through Graduation where I was allowed to wear nothing but a bleak uniform of a grey pencil skirt & white shirt {or a Scottish kilt & white shirt}. My girlfriends and I hated our uniforms so much that upon graduation we had a uniform burning party, throwing our kilts and grey skirts into a fire {I hope my mother isn’t reading this}. It was actually quite cathartic, but now I wish I’d at least held onto the grey skirt so I could wear it now {the kilt is better off dead}. It was a really flattering skirt too: the perfect fit, material, & length. And now that I don’t have one, and am not forced to wear one, I wish I did and I would. Ah the follies of youth.

{via SheFinds}.

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book pick: the girlfriend’s guide to pregnancy.

$10.20
{via amazon}.

When one of my girlfriends recently told me that she was pregnant, the first words out of my mouth {after my congratulations, of course} were “You have to read The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy!”. I. Love. That. Book. Honestly, it saved me while I was pregnant with P. I appreciate honesty, especially when I’m in unfamiliar territory. Vicky Iovine an accomplished writer, attorney, and mother of 4 straight talks her way through all 9 {10} months of your pregnancy. Not only will she hold your hand through all the ups and downs of preparing for motherhood, she even included an extra chapter at the end to get you through postpartum or as she calls it, your “fourth trimester”.

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!

earth day giveaway.

Little Twig is doing a great Earth Day Giveaway and today is the last day to enter! Go here to submit the most creative way your family goes green & you will be eligible to win a $100 shopping spree from Little Twig.

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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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the sartorialist.


If you don’t know about The Sartorialist, it’s time to make some introductions. This guy {a former fashion industry insider} has taken to the streets of Manhattan snapping photos of hip, fashionable people in the everyday world. He posts the pictures of his fashion finds here so all of us can see what’s going on in the world of fashionable self expression. The Sartorialist is updated on a regular basis so check it out. You won’t be disappointed.



Sartorial
:

Function: adjective

Etymology: Medieval Latin sartor

Date: 1823

: of or relating to a tailor or tailored clothes; broadly: of or relating to clothes

{definition via Merriam-Webster}.
{photos via The Sartorialist}.

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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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blanket giveaway.

Remember these blankets from Ellabalou? The most scrumptious blankets ever made? Well, it’s time to give one away. One Petit Elefant reader will be randomly selected to win one of these blankets {valued at $56}. Good luck!


Giveaway Guidelines:

1. Leave a comment between now and Midnight MDT Wednesday April 23rd.
2. Please only comment once.
3. Anonymous comments will be disqualified.
4. A winner will be announced on Petit Elefant Thursday April 24th so please check back to see if you won.

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!

chocolate bon bons from south n’ france.

Coconut Bon Bon.
8 piece Box $14.
{via South n’ France}.


I’m starting my wish list for Mother’s Day a little early this year & I’d like a little {o.k. a lot} of
this chocolate. South n’ France is an award winning chocolateir whose delicious chocolate concoctions are individually hand dipped and ridiculously delicious. And this year they are hosting a Bon Bon Mom of the Year Contest. Enter by Midnight April 30th to be eligible for a plethora of great prizes including a year-long membership to the Bon Bon of the Month club. I want in.

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!