erba organics.

baby body wash.
$13/6 oz.
{via erba organics}.

Upon the birth of their son, husband and wife team Robin Brown and Anna Cirronis discovered a plethora of chemical laden bath and body products on the market. Wanting something better for their son they created Erba Organics, a line of delicious organic skincare for mother & baby. The line is organic, made in the USA, and 15% of the profits go to WWO {World Wide Orphans}. What’s not to like?

mommy-to-be foot & leg refresher.
$15/4 oz. tube.

“When your feet and legs are sore and swollen, pamper them with this preservative free, organic refreshing gel. Helps ease the feeling of discomfort and appearance of swelling. Massage into skin, sit back, and indulge.”
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end of school paper clutter.


It’s almost Summer! P has one day of school left before she’s done with the 2nd grade & she’s been coming home every day for the last few weeks carrying a backpack filled to the brim with papers. I’ve been weeding out the most important papers and recycling the rest, but what to do with the papers that make the final cut? Mailing boxes. They’re the right size. They’re compact. And they’re stackable. Label the outside with the relevant school year and voila! Organized chaos.

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in the garden.

I hope everyone had a fun & relaxing Memorial Day weekend. It rained here the whole time with only a few patches of sun, so we didn’t get to have much fun outdoors. I can’t wait for it to get nice again so I can head out to work in my vegetable garden. And this is what I’d like to have when the time comes:

$62.
Canvas Sun Hat.
{via Hable Construction}.

$34.99
{via Target}.
$25.
Bead Garden Gloves.
via Hable Construction.

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fuel economy.


Are all of you feeling the gas crunch like we are? Read this article from Popular Mechanics for some great tips to help you save some {much needed} cash.

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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!

kangaroom storage giveaway winner.

Congratulations to Andrea who is the winner of the Kangaroom Storage giveaway {Joey & Jane Underbed Zip Bag worth $25}.

My child needs this because not only do I like to have things organized…but he is a little organizer too!


Andrea, get in touch with me ASAP and let me know your color preference and shipping information. Thank you Kangaroom Storage!

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bio-oil.

Bio-Oil.
$11.89
{via drugstore.com}.

I’ve been interested in trying Bio-Oil for a long time. Any product that even halfway implies it might help with my scars & stretch marks automatically peaks my curiosity. There is no shortage of scarring and stretch marks on my body, from both pregnancy and my ensuing parenting experiences. Let’s just say, I’m not the woman I used to be. Bio-Oil feels like liquid silk on your skin while performing all sorts of medical miracles. It contains Vitamins A & E {which are both known for their restorative properties} as well as Chamomile, Lavender, Rosemary, and Calendula oils. Not only that, endless moms have reported amazing results using this on their stretch marks; and honestly if nothing else, rubbing oil on your itchy baby belly will feel amazing.

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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!

{re} encoded DOT com.

These are the some of the coolest business cards I’ve ever seen:


Go here to see more.

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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!

10 years ago today.


Today Viktor and I celebrate our TEN year anniversary. I’m happy to report that despite unemployment looming on the horizon, we are happier than ever. We’re honestly living our dream: a happy marriage, two kids {one boy, one girl}, amazing friends, and a beautiful house in the suburbs. Not too shabby, if I do say so myself.

So, as is only appropriate after 10 years of marriage, the 10 things I love most about Viktor:

  1. I’m absolutely, 110% smitten with him. Completely taken. No regrets, no what-ifs, or woulda, coulda, shoulda.
  2. He’s an amazing father. Amazing.
  3. He creates fun wherever, whenever, for whomever. There is not a dull moment with Viktor around. And even when I’m laughing {a guilty laugh} and telling him to stop, I still secretly want him to keep doing whatever he did to make me laugh in the first place.
  4. His heart is much bigger than his head. Which is no small feat. A few years ago I casually mentioned to him that I’d never owned my own bike growing up, that I’d always gotten the second and third hand bicycles of my older siblings. He leapt out of bed mid-conversation {really late at night},
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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!

beautiful pottery from labour & wait.

Blue/Cream Enamel
{1/2 liter}
Price: £16.50

I love this lidded mug from the British Labour and Wait. Perhaps because it’s a rainy & blustery day here, and I’m dreaming of the perfect hot cup of cocoa. Check out the rest of their lovely shop here.

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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