Year: 2011

Home made Christmas ideas

homemade christmas ideas

I don’t think there’s anything better than a home made Christmas. Really. Anytime I receive a home made anything during the holidays I’m so grateful someone has taken the time to make something personal and give it to me.  Moi.  Yours truly. I don’t mind making home made holiday gifts either, it’s pretty great.  Easy on the wallet, great on the return, and on and on.  So to help you along in your gift making {and gift giving!} I’ve rounded…
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How we celebrate Christmas Eve

christmas tree decoration

How we celebrate Christmas Eve with my little family of four is vastly different from how my family growing up celebrated Christmas.  I’m one of eight kids, so Christmas was an entirely different prospect altogether, but Christmas eve especially so.  Everyone’s holiday traditions are so different, and my new family traditions took a bit of getting used to in the early years. As a kid on Christmas Eve we grew up singing Christmas carols around the tree, 10 family members…
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What’s in your purse series week 73

what's in your make up bag

This week’s What’s in Your Purse Series purse is from Desi. 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: allisonATpetitelefantDOTcom Purse: This thing is HUGE! It’s vegan, brand is something like UE but I don’t really remember, there are so many pockets that things seem to get…
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What I wore Wednesday head scarf

what I wore Wednesday head scarf

Today we’re playing What I wore Wednesday.  Yes I know it’s Tuesday, that’s the kind of Tuesday I’m having.  I’m just going to pretend today is Wednesday and that the week is on fast forward. Okay?  Okay then. Here’s what I’m wearing: denim cap-sleeve,  thrift store {GAP} green cuffed jacket: Anne Taylor Loft brown leather belt: Lands’ End head scarf: flea market {Warsaw} jeans: Lee* jeans shoes: Bass {via Nordstrom Rack} gold clutch: Banana Republic jewelry: Forever 21 I never…
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For baby Afton

baby Afton

Last week I wrote about my friend Kami Bigler whose sweet baby Afton Jean passed away after being born too soon at 26 weeks and 13 ounces.  It’s been a trying time for Kami and her family, but the online community has rallied around them with love and support.  It’s been a heartrendingly beautiful thing to watch, strangers from around the world sending love and prayers while the Biglers have had to do the unthinkable and bury a child. A fund…
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Black Friday purse giveaway

black friday purse giveaways

This giveaway is now closed.  Thanks to Epiphanie bags for giving away such an amazing bag.  Thanks so much for everyone who entered, commented, and tweeted! The winner is Erica Mueller.  Congratulations Erica! Remember yesterday I told you to tune in for your very own Black Friday on Petit Elefant? It’s time. Time for a camera purse giveaway. I feel a little like Oprah. Giiiiiiiiiiiiveawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyy! I’ve told you how I feel about Epiphanie camera bags.  I like to call them…
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Happy Thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving from my family

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!  Today I’m taking the day off to spend time with my family.  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year.  There’s no pressure for gifts, no celebration of gluttony {except maybe the gluttony of all the food in mah belly}, nowhere to go but on the couch next to the fireplace with a game of Monopoly. I promise you though, while I’m eating pumpkin cheesecake pie today I’m also stashing away a little love for…
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The best pie crust you’ve ever made

best pie crust ever

I don’t want you to get all freaked out about making your own pie crust.  You can do this.  We can totally do this, together.  In fact, you’re going to be super surprised at your mad pie skillz after making a crust or two. This is seriously the best pie crust you’ll ever make.  Flaky, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth.  Whip this out as a party trick at any old holiday get-together and you’ll be the talk of the town. Too many clichés…
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