baby because.

Green to Grow.
$7.99.
{via Baby Because}.

Baby Because is the ultimate one-stop-shop for all your {green} baby needs. My current favorite from their shop are the Green to Grow bottles; they’re made of “PES plastic…They are free of Phthalates and free of bisphenol A- a suspected hormone – disrupting chemical used in polycarbonate plastic, from which most baby bottles are made.”

Not only that, Green to Grow uses 100% recycled paper & soy inks in all their packaging & printed materials. They also donate 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes. Love that.

Phil & Ted’s Vibe Buggy.
$709.90
{via Baby Because}.

While you’re perusing the amazing selection of green baby products at Baby Because check out the Cadillac of strollers: Phil & Ted’s Vibe Buggy. This ridiculously well designed stroller makes me want to own it just to stroll {strut} C around my neighborhood. The Vibe has a one-touch brake, smart fold {you can easily stow it in the trunk of your car}, a 5-point safety harness, and is made of aluminum so it only weighs 22 lbs. You could easily maneuver this baby up the stairs of a subway platform.
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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!

mother’s day giveaway winners.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Mine was very low-key which was perfect. I’ve officially reached the stage of life where I’m happy with very little on Mother’s Day. P gave a book she had written and illustrated at school highlighting the reasons she loves me. So sweet. And without further adieu, the winners of the Mother’s Day Giveaway-a-Day are:

Marta’s Mini Mart.
Lori:

Everybody need note cards. The red floral is totally cute. I deserve to win because I’d send you a note on one.
;)
Two Blonds & a Brunette Apron.
Annie:


Tres Saucy!! I NEED one of these! My youngest just moved out and this apron would do wonders to heat up the relationship between my hubby and myself. *wink* *wink*


Blue Poppy Necklace.
Liv:

i heart that necklace!!


Face Lift in a bottle.
Jenna:

Oh, I SO need de-sagging. Everyone’s been commenting lately that I look “tired” when I’m not actually tired. :( I’m just aging quickly all of a sudden this year and I hate it. Thanks for the chance to try this!


Congratulations! Thanks to all who entered, it was really fun to read all your comments. If you
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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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hobo international giveaway winner.


Thanks to everyone who entered the HOBO International giveaway! 463 of you to be exact. And the random winner is:

Jane, who said:

okay, NO WAY I’m going to win with this many comments…but I’m entering anyway!


Congratulations Jane! Please send me your info so we can get the bag to you ASAP.

And for the rest of you who didn’t win? Stick around. There are some sweet giveaways just around the corner. Take my word for it.

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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!

boutique bags and hair accessories.

Isn’t the whole point of Mother’s Day to pamper yourself, to buy things for yourself you would never otherwise consider? I’ve found some goods for you to do just that. Two lovely ladies {Kimberly and Lori} are selling some pretty adorable goods right now.

Lori is a very talented seamstress who makes the cutest bags you’ve ever seen. Her Market Bags make me want to go grocery shopping just so I can take one along. She is selling them right now on her blog I Can Make It so hurry over and pick up one or two. You’ll be the envy of the produce aisle.

Pink/Green Market Bag.
$25.
{via I Can Make It}.
19.5″ x 19″

The ever wonderful Kimberly {of The Piggy Says} is cleaning house and has leftover inventory of this nature. The same fabulous accessories you can find at the likes of Nordstrom & Anthropologie. Pop over to her site to do some {seriously discounted} shopping.

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!

mother’s day giveaway-a-day #4!


My dear, sweet P is as forthright about my grooming as she is about everything else in my life. When I recently commented to my husband V that {sigh} “I’m starting to look my age” P felt compelled to pipe in from the background, “Mom, you’ve looked old for a while now!” So it will come as no surprise that I’ve been in the market for some {anti-aging} skin care products. I don’t really have a lot of wrinkles and I’d like to keep it that way, thank you very much. But for the wrinkles I do have and that telltale {aging} sign of a little bit of sag, these Tripeptinon Facial Lift Capsules are a-ma-zing, a “face lift in a capsule”. The amino acid complex inside these precious little capsules “actually triggers the skin’s own collagen making and repair mechanism to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines…” I’m telling you your skin will look {and feel} different overnight.

One of you lucky ladies will win a bottle of the amazing Tripeptinon Facial Lift Capsules 6-week treatment from AmnioGenesis {valued at $79}. Hooray! Good luck.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. Leave a comment telling me why you need to be de-wrinkled
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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!

what mothers really want for mother’s day.


As a mother I’m honestly happy if Mother’s Day begins with breakfast in bed {with the newspaper} and some sort of homemade card from the kids, and ends with me in bed by 9 P.M. Flowers are always nice from V, but at this point I’ll take what I can get. That’s not to say I haven’t been making a list of all sorts of lovely things I’d like come Sunday morning. Here are a couple of ideas for yourself or the mother{s} on your list.

Wishing Well.
$40
{via Zinke Design}.


The Wishing Well by Zinke Design is such a clever idea for new moms. The front holds a spot for a photo of the babe and inside are a pen and 150 4″x6″ note cards for well wishes from loved ones. I absolutely love it.

Amber Luxe Candle
{via Paddywax}.
20 oz. glass.
$36.
I’m one of those people who loves a hot bath with a candle & a good read. It makes me feel relaxed just thinking about it. These luxe candles from Paddywax give you 100 hours of burn time and I absolutely adore the design on the glass. It’s enough to make you
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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!

reminder…

If you haven’t already entered the HOBO International Giveaway hurry and do it now! The giveaway is ending at Midnight tonight and we don’t want you to miss out on all the fun…

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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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mother’s day giveaway-a-day #3!

It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without beautiful jewelry would it? Petit Elefant is giving away one of these beautiful, classic Motherhood necklaces from Blue Poppy Jewelry {valued at $64}. I’m absolutely coveting one of these beauties. Good luck!

Each freshwater pearl has a single drop of silver set into its surface to symbolize the unique beauty of motherhood. Wear this necklace as a reminder of the eternal love that exists between mothers and their children.

Giveaway Guidelines:

  1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite part of motherhood between now and Sunday May 11th, {Midnight MDT}.
  2. Leave only one comment please.
  3. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  4. A winner will be randomly chosen and announced Monday May 12th on Petit Elefant.
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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!

nail clippers.

Baby Light and Clip.
{$14.99}.


Clipping the nails of my newborn babies was always such a traumatic experience for me that I ended up turning the job entirely over to my husband V. I always managed to clip off some skin and both the baby and I ended up in tears before we were through. Laurie, a fellow mommy, created a solution to my problem with her invention of the Baby Light and Clip, one of the cleverest things I’ve seen in a while. It actually lights up so you can see what you’re doing when you clip those infinitesimally small nails. Genius.

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!