Yellow + grey bedroom design

After eight years of living in our home, it’s finally (finally!) time  to redecorate our master bedroom.  I’m really antsy to get started on the design and have spent many, many hours on my Pinterest boards pinning yellow + grey bedroom design ideas.

Yellow + Grey

 

The whole point of the redesign is to make the bedroom a more current reflection of my style, and to make a calm and serene place to retreat at the end of a long day.  Isn’t that what bedrooms are supposed to be?  Serene?  Mine isn’t serene at all right now, it’s cluttered and stress-y and I really need to fix it.

What do you think about this design board?  I’ll put together about 3 or 4 yellow + grey bedroom design boards before I splash paint on the walls, and I’d love to share the journey with you on Petit Elefant.  So many of you are clever little cleveristas, so I welcome (constructive) feedback when it comes to the actual logistics of things.  Are you in? I am.

Team huddle.

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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!

We are art what are you?

A few weeks ago I traveled to San Francisco to attend the coolest kind of summit possible, the kind with smart people and amazing art and stunning scenery.  I went to San Francisco, home base for Art.com, as one of the Art.Com 25 bloggers working with Art.com this year to share a little behind the scenes of the redesign of Art.com which is based in San Francisco.

Here’s the reveal of the new Art.com:

we are art what are you?

I don’t know if you remember the old Art.com but this one is all spiffed up for a hot Saturday night date with a college boy.  This one is 21st century sleek with a side of dazzle.  Clean and sexy and easy to navigate.

The new site is so easy to explore curated art collections, and even easier to start galleries of your own.  I’ve already spent an embarrassing amount of time curating pieces for my personal galleries, and I’m only getting started.

we are art what are you?

I’m so in love with this site, and I’m CRAZY impressed by Art.com.  Hopefully I can convey how much brilliance and heart went into the design in order to make the world’s largest collection of art more available for us all … >> find out more…

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!

How do you celebrate July 4th?

Fun on fhe 4th of July

The 4th of July is my favorite holiday, period.  There isn’t a time of year I love more than summer, and the fact that there’s a holiday smack dab in the middle of it doesn’t hurt.  I love that the 4th of July includes eating your weight in watermelon, having parades in the middle of the street, and hosting afternoon BBQs before shooting fireworks off into the dark.

The 4th of July is completely magical from dawn to dusk, and I’m totally on that gravy train.

flag cake for the 4th of July

If you’re eating gluten-free this holiday I’ve got a great recipe for you.  A very patriotic American flag cake with fresh strawberries and blueberries and not a smidgen of gluten in sight.  If you choose to make a cake, use a gluten-free recipe but if you’d like to use a red or blue jell-o you’re gluten-free!

See what I did there?  Home free, gluten-free?  I’m a maniac.

fireworks

How do you celebrate July 4th?

– I just started a discussion over at the Udi’s community about what gluten-free treats you’ll eat on this 4th of July.  What do you eat as a gluten-free treat on holidays? –… >> find out more…

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!

A reason to smile in Provo Utah

a reason to smile in Provo Utah

If you’re in Utah for the 4th of July we need to have a little chat.  Dreyer’s ice cream, you know the Slow Churned business with half the calories?  They’ve set up a booth at America’s Freedom Festival in Provo, (Freedom Days) and are handing out scoops of ice cream.  Straight up, free ice cream.

dreyer's reason to smile

But let me tell you the best part.  Dreyer’s has a photo booth set up for you to flash your pearly whites, take a photo with your friends or family, and for every photo taken Dreyer’s Slow Churned will donate $5 towards Operation Smile.

You guys.  Go get free ice cream, take a photo with your favorite people, and help donate money to an amazing cause.  What are you waiting for?  Scoot!

– Head to: 110 South University Ave., Provo, Utah.  Location: Utah County Government Complex –

Full disclosure: Dreyer’s/Edy’s ice cream is a sponsor for SocialLuxe Lounge.  Which only makes them double rad.  If you’re tweeting while you’re there, use the hashtag #reasontosmile
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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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Last minute projects for the 4th

You guys! The Fourth of July is almost here! Even though it’s been an absurdly complicated weekend between Allison’s household (broken collar bones!)  and my own (road trips! fevers and tummy aches!)  we are all pretty stoked for our favorite holiday. I’m itching for some last minute ideas to make our gathering extra festive. You too? Check out these bits of cleverness and Americana from my Pinterest wanderings. All easy enough to put together this evening.

paper craft fireworks  would be great across a mantle or strung across a porch

super easy red white and blue bunting from second chances by susan

last minute 4th of july projects

this printable banner from honest to nod is totally a cinch!

last minute projects for the 4th

Need dessert? Rhetorical question, I know. I’m dying to fix up some of these frozen strawberry bars

last minute recipe for the 4th

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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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Make your manicure last this summer

Summer is horrible on nails.  Just flat out rotten.  Between gardening (maybe I’m projecting a bit), swimming, cleaning, and the brittle scorching heat of the sun manicures don’t last too long.  Pedicures too.  So let me help you out a little.

Help me help you.

make your manicure last

I can help you make your manicure last this summer with a handful of pro tricks, but you have to be obedient.  Promise me here, I’m counting on you.

I wrote a whole post on top 10 tips to make a mani or pedi last and you want to follow every single one, all the way to 10.  Your nails will thank you.… >> find out more…

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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Play package giveaway winners!

Hey I have three winners for the play package giveaway for kids:

Get in touch with me ASA to the P so I can get play packages shipped out to you.

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’s in your purse series week 88

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Heather, thank you!

–If you love this series and want more of it, submit your purse. Take two photos of your purse {NICE, CLEAR, NOT-BLURRY ONES} one of the outside, one of the inside, along with a listing of the contents to:

allison AT petitelefant DOT com

My purse is a canvas cross body bag that I picked up at Target. It was love at first sight. Cross body bags are essential for me in the day to day running around with my 3 little kids.

what's in your purse series
what's in your bag

  • diaper, wipes case, and a clutch to hold both
  • toy cars: Lightning McQueen & Optimus Prime
  • wallet
  • silver hoop earrings
  • watch (super cool rubber slap bracelet style)
  • sunglasses
  • hair tie
  • mini hair clip
  • antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • gum
  • cosmetic bag: Kiehl’s lip balm, mirror, Stila lip gloss, clear nail polish
  • Loehmann’s receipt (from a recent splurge)
  • Life Planner & pen (as much as I love digitizing, I still need to use pen & paper to to stay organized)
  • cell phone
  • Luna bar (chocolate dipped coconut – my favorite flavor)
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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!

Cute kids summer style ideas

It’s officially summer if you live in the northern hemisphere.  If you live in the southern hemisphere I apologize, but I don’t feel too bad because *ahem* (I’m looking at you Australia) you live in the southern hemisphere.

Anyhow, we just got back from a few days in the southern California sun and I would’ve moved in at the beach but that sort of thing is frowned upon.  Instead I’ve put together a couple of style boards with cute summer style ideas.  One for the little ladies and one for the boys.

Little girls summer fun

 Let’s hear it for the boys.

Boys summer style

 

Oh how I’d love to be surfing today, wouldn’t 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!