touched by dutch.

Kid’s Wheelbarrow.
$29.99
{via Touched By Touch}.


I’m sorely tempted to buy this wheelbarrow from Touched By Dutch. The wheelbarrow folds flat when not in use {so it would fit nicely in my shed without monopolizing space} and is reputed to be manageable for both toddlers & older kids. It might be worth getting just so C would be without an excuse not to help.

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!

tiny*prints.

I love these baby shower invites from tiny*prints. They’re a perfect reminder for the mother-to-be of what her life will become once the little one arrives. Available in orange, pink, blue, & green.

25 Invitations/$31.25.

{via tiny*prints}.

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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!

matryoshka.

I love the goodies from the Etsy shop Sweet Tweets. Crafty mama Trevlyn Nally has filled her shop with all sorts of lovely creations: Matryoshka Russian dolls, bunnies re-purposed from old sweaters {my favorite}, adorable embroidered t-shirts and more. Everything is just the right price so head over and pick up some goodies.

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!

ladies schwinn beach cruiser.

Look what’s on sale right now at Target:

I think this bike would officially be the greatest Mother’s Day present. Ever. {I mean, besides a cruise to The Bahamas with my husband.} It’s so adorable and it’s such a great deal to boot! I could cruise around the neighborhood with the kids, ride with the kids to the park, or cruise to P’s soccer games. I’m feeling summertime happiness just looking at it. {It’s not available online, so head to your local Target to pick one up.}

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!

hobo international giveaway.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Because I love you dear readers, I’m passing on a goodie that is just fabulous. Remember when I wrote about the Gillian bag from HOBO International? The one I’m completely in love with? Guess what? I’m giving one away!!! A black one to be exact. It is beautiful and perfect for mommies {and is worth $295!}. How great is that? Entry details are below:


Giveaway Details
:

  1. Leave a comment on this post. Comment only once {or you’ll be disqualified from winning} between now and Thursday May 8, 2008.
  2. A winner will be announced on Petit Elefant Friday May 9th so check back to see if you’ve won.
  3. Anonymous comments will be deleted.
  4. If you enter this contest, you are giving permission for your email address to be used by Petit Elefant & HOBO International.
  5. This contest is running an extra week because I want to make sure everyone is included in this giveaway.

So, tell your friends, tell your neighbors, Petit Elefant is giving away a beautiful purse. Go!

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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!

ellabalou giveaway winner,

And the winner of the luxuriously soft Ellabalou blanket {valued at $56} is…. Indy!

I just found out that I am pregnant three days ago and I just found your blog. I will definitely come back and see all of the items you review. Thanks for doing the hard work for us!


Congratulations! I guarantee you and yours will fall completely in love with this blanket. Enjoy every snuggly second of it. Email me your info & blanket color preference so we can get it out to you asap.

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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!

zeichen press.

I love Zeichen Press. Their cards are dry and unique, which means they’re perfect for me. These are two of my favorite:

Letterpress Card.
{4.25″ x 5.5″}.
$4.50

Freewhelin Ladies.
CD/DVD case.
{via Zeichen}.
$5.

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!

wintree laundry detergent.

I recently bought some of this laundry detergent on one of my Costco outings and have to say, I’ve been very impressed. Not only is it good for the environment, it smells fresh and clean without causing any problems for my notoriously allergic family. I’m hooked.


Wintree Liquid Laundry Detergent is made from environmentally-friendly cleaners and is formulated to remove tough stains and get your clothes clean. Wintree’s all-natural lavender fragrance is formulated from natural oils to help keep your clothes smelling fresh. And, Wintree is double-concentrated so only have the packaging and transport is needed, reducing the demand on the environment.”

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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!

henry james.

Summer afternoon-summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.”

-Henry James-


{image via flickr}.

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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!