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whoMi Clarity Agenda.
$15 {sale}.

I realize it’s April and most of your calendar shopping has likely been done for months, but in my mind it’s never too late to get organized. And what better way to do it than with these clever {and cute!} purse fitting calendars from whoMi. The larger of the two Clarity Agendas is slightly bigger than your checkbook {9 3/4 x 4 3/4}, laminated to ensure longevity, & contains color-coded lines to keep track of each family member. Choose one of six beautiful designs to compliment your stylish lifestyle.

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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!

adorable gift baskets for wedding, baby, or kitchen.

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Cupcakes Apron.
$35.
{via Two Blonds and A Brunette}.

These fabulous ladies created Two Blonds & A Brunette in 2002 after deciding there was a dearth of appropriately chic gift baskets on the market. They have done a remarkable job filling the void by creating baskets for all occasions: wedding, baby, or gourmet. They’ve also created a super sexy cupcakes apron {as shown above}. You can choose whether or not it actually makes it to the kitchen. Well done ladies.

Drew
Funky Baby Gift Basket.
$55.

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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!

don’t forget…

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PBS Masterpiece theater is still running
The Complete Jane Austen. Tonight is part II of Sense & Sensibility so be sure to tune in {part one was lovely}. Check your local listings here. I plan on putting the kidlets to bed & snuggling up in a warm blanket {with a cup of hot cider} to watch the conclusion of this great story.


{images via PBS}.

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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!

umbrella shaped sugar cookies

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{feel free to insert humming of “umbrella, ella, ella” here}.


It’s been a while since I’ve done anything crafty with P. She’s got waaaay too many extracurriculars going on in her life and hardly seems to be at home anymore. {sigh} But this craft is definitely up her alley, and I’m going to make sure there’s time to make these with her this weekend. Get the recipe and instructions for these great umbrella cookies here. {And here’s to hoping for Spring rain, not snow.}

{recipe & images via FamilyFun}.

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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!

loveland miscellany giveaway.

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Danielle had this to say about Petit Elefant’s recent giveaway from Loveland Miscellany:

I love the Paris Apartments! Great colors. And the owl is precious!!! Thanks for introducing them on your site! Hope I win!!

Danielle, I’m happy to say you’ve won the felt owl, the flower brooch, and the fabulous print of Paris. Congratulations! {I’m a little jealous.}

Thanks to the fabulous Mike & Alma Loveland for sharing a speck of their talent. If you haven’t yet, you need to go check out their etsy store; you won’t be disappointed.

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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!

nic’s sticks by opi.

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I love
OPI nail polish. It’s one of those brands you just have to know about if you plan on spending any time having groomed nails. The colors are great & the names are even better {Cozu-Melted in the Sun, Friar Friar Pants on Fire}. Not only that, I know that if I use OPI my manicure will last a week {which is really saying something for a busy mom!}.


The folks at OPI have outdone themselves by creating a line called Nic’s Sticks, a collection of nail polish sticks you can use on the go. They’re the size of a Sharpie marker with a screw on lid, which will at least give you some lead time to intervene if your 3-year-old decides he wants to paint his nails {I’m just saying}. You just pump, paint, & go. I’ve even done it while waiting for P in the carpool lane. Just what my purse has been waiting for. Find them at any one of these retailers.

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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!

beautiful girls clothes.

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I’m a huge fan of Eliza Gran, a fabulous retro clothing company started by an equally fabulous & chic mother {I wrote about it here}. Eliza Gran just launched a new Spring line; just in time for you to stock up on darling dresses & tops for your little style icon.

#834 capuchine dress {green}.
sizes 2-8 yrs.
$76.
{via Eliza Gran}.

#853 lila top + undies {navy}.
Sizes 3 months-18 months.
$76.


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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!

layla grayce.

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Pine Cone Hill Sleep Dress.
$78.
{via Layla Grace}.

I have officially found the softest nightgown/dress ever made. Ever. It consists of 95% bamboo {which is not only a renewable resource, but as it turns out is much softer than cotton} and 5% spandex {to give it a little stretch} and is absolutely the perfect length & cut. It’s part of the sleep collection from Layla Grayce, a boutique which has a little bit of everything fabulous and unique for you, your kids, and your home.

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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!

kangaroom storage.

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There is no little girl on earth I love more dearly than my 8-year-old P. But for the life of her, she doesn’t understand or share my love of organization. She would prefer to step over piles and piles in her room than have it all sorted, labeled, and organized. Lucky for her she has me to intervene and do the organizing for her and I have all sorts of tricks up my sleeve, {well not so much tricks as products} to get her little life on track.

Cue the lights and hallowed music for KangaRoom Storage, a company aimed at {and succeeding on my end} organizing your life & the life of your little ones {or little joey & janes}. KangaRoom offers all sorts of bins, containers, and storage solutions for the everyday life of a mom. Right now I’m struggling with maintaining order in P’s life: juggling school, ballet, soccer, choir, chess club, & play dates which is proving to be no small feat. This organizer is helping, with all the compartments separating the required clothing {ballet slippers/leotard/tights & cleats/shin guards/soccer shorts} for her extracurricular activities. This could even go in … >> find out more…

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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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