Year: 2010

I was fashionable, even then.


I’m out with a sinus infection today, and thought about not blogging at all, until Viktor showed me this. And then I thought better of not blogging, I thought you all should know just how much I love you so I’m rewarding you with a photo of myself from when I was 3.  Maybe 4. Ponchos were the height of fashion in the 1970’s, as were cowboy hats.  At least in my house.  And I’ve always, always loved red lipstick. …
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how to: wear belts 2010

People ask me all the time how to wear belts.  I’m telling you, it’s like wearing red lipstick for the first time, once you try it you’ll never go back. There are a million and one ways to wear a belt, but in this video I’ll show you four.  Four belts, four outfits, one video. –This post is part 3 of a 4 part series sponsored by Yes To, Inc. the makers of the brilliant natural beauty lines Yes to…
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What’s in Your Purse Series: Week Twenty Five

tan hobo

This week’s What’s In Your Purse Series Purse is from my friend Sara Jensen, the genius graphic designer behind Lost Bird Found.  I’ve written about her stuff before, because it’s brilliant. My favorite thing about this whole thing, about Sara, is that she had tap shoes in her purse.  She {unfortunately} removed them before she took the photo.  Sara’s the best. The purse is a “Linda” bag in Marfil (color) from my friend & client Winnie Brumsickle. She started this…
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Super Cool Christmas Ornament

cool christmas ornaments

This Christmas ornament will have the ’80’s nerds out there going bananas.  I guess that makes me an ’80’s nerd because I almost died when I opened up this ridiculously awesome Christmas ornament a couple weeks ago. I die. Are you ready?  Are you a Muppets fan?  Are you an old-school, die-hard, 1970’s-1980-something kid who watched the Muppet Show once a week on shaggy brown carpet? It’s Animal!  Just for you.  Just for the kid in you, the one who…
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How To: Cut A Pineapple

pineapple chunks

You know, it might not seem that important to know how to cut a pineapple, but I assure you when the stakes are high and you’re required to bring pineapple wedges to your next potluck event, this tutorial will come in handy. Okay, so you might not be asked to bring pineapple to a potluck, but you need to know how to cut a pineapple anyway. It’s a rite of passage, a sign of adulthood and whatnot. So, here you…
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simple makeup essentials + PHONE giveaway!

makeup essentials

You know how I’m always blathering on and on about some new “must-have” beauty product or other, and how it will change your life so hurry up and go buy it already so you know what I’m talking about? Today I’m talking about the opposite of that. Today I’m talking about the simplest of simple makeup essentials. Windows 7 is running a campaign I’m participating in, about doing more with less.  So natch, I thought of makeup.  There’s a lot…
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weekend wrap-up

family christmas card

Today I’m sick.  Not with Lupus, that kind of fun is every day.  Today I’m sick with the regular nonsense people get sick with in the Fall.  So, when I talk it sounds like this: I’b stuffy. And I’b running a fever. *cough, cough* Pause for dramatic effect. Anyway, all kinds of cool stuff happened on the interwebs this week. — I talked about what to wear in your holiday photos on BabyCenter.  What do you wear? Jenny’s daughter knows…
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Petit Elefant in the news

news article

A fun thing happened to me this week.  One of my readers, Natalie {Hi Natalie!} interviewed me and featured Petit Elefant in the local Utah Valley newspaper, the Daily Herald. I talk about a few simple ways to set up a professional blog.  It would take an entire book to really get into the nitty gritty of how to set up a professional blog, but this is a start. If you want to, here’s the entire article. Thanks Daily Herald,…
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Hey you, yes YOU.  I lost all my subscribers in feedburner when I made the move to WordPress, so if you were a subscriber to Petit Elefant, check again to make sure you still are. And if you aren’t, what are you waiting for? Here, let me show you. See that black arrow pointing to the “Subscribe” button in the top right hand corner?  Click that and you’ll see this page: Now you can choose which way you’d like to…
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