felt project

There is something about working with felt that is very tempting to me. Maybe that’s why this post caught my eye. 

This looks like a very cute, very clever project. Perhaps a tad more complicated than my craft-skill-level, but I’m tempted to give it a shot. A lovely tree with different foliage (or not) and surroundings that can be changed according to seasons. Found via OhDeeDo, who discovered it via The Toby Show

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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.

paper shouts giveaway.

I’m headed off to the funeral today, and since I love all of you my dear readers, I thought I’d spread some sunshine around with a giveaway. Maybe it will cheer up all of us.

I’ve got a $50 gift card giveaway to Paper Shouts for one reader. Paper Shouts is a lovely company with a huge selection of paperie, including a darling array of Holiday Cards. Right now is a perfect time to get your cards done so you can have one less thing to stress about during the holidays. See giveaway details below.


Holiday Doves.
$1.99 each
9.25″ x 4″
Giveaway Guidelines:
  1. To enter the Paper Shouts giveaway, head over to Paper Shouts and browse the Holiday Shouts cards. Come back to Petit Elefant & leave a comment telling me which of the Holiday Shouts card is your favorite.
  2. Leave only one comment please.
  3. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  4. One winner will be chosen and announced October 27th on Petit Elefant.
  5. If I don’t hear from you within 7 days to claim your giveaway another winner will be chosen.
  6. Good luck!


If you blog about this giveaway, you will receive one extra entry. Please send me
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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!

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...

Alma

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

This is Michal's profile description. This is were Michal tells you how awesome and wonderful he is. He's just one cool cat.

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.