Year: 2014

5 Ways to Dress Up T-Shirts

dress up a plain t shirt

I’ve got 5 ways to dress up t-shirts for you, friends.  If you’re anything like me, you probably love your comfy t-shirts and you probably have a tee in every color and shape–scoop neck, v-neck, crew- neck, etc. Alas, the good old plain t-shirt and jeans gets pretty old, pretty fast.  I find myself gravitating to a white v-neck and comfy jeans almost daily, but like to jazz up the look!  Here are my favorite ways to dress up t-shirts…
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How to use a Curling Wand or Clipless Curling Iron

I love that with a few different hair appliances you can create so many different looks. Especially with this interchangeable clipless curling iron, often called a curling wand. I absolutely love it. It comes with three sizes, small, medium, and large, and each  creates a different look. Now I know that the fact that it’s clipless makes it seem harder to use, but fear not! It’s actually super easy and you’ll love it once you’ve got the hang of it….
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Safari Tips For Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, South Africa, safari, zebra

I just so happen to live about thirty minutes from one of Africa’s top safari destinations, Kruger National Park. Being the size of Israel, this park offers an amazing African adventure that no tourist will want to miss. It has perpetually ruined my kids appetite for the zoo and with good reason. There’s something so beautiful about seeing Africa’s animals in their natural habitat. If you find your travels taking you to the beautiful country of South Africa, then I…
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New Lineup of Contributors: Andrea


Hi, Friends. I’m very happy to introduce Andrea Howe as the latest lovely contributor at Petit Elefant. Andrea will be sharing her awesomeness and expertise as a contributor in all things crafty and we are very excited about it. Please join me in welcoming Andrea to Petit Elefant. Andrea is a wife and mother of 3 who spent 11+ years carving out a successful career in the fashion industry. After years of traveling and long hours, she decided to leave…
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5 Different Ways to Wear Scarves for Plus Size Women

How To Wear A Scarf

It’s the first day of spring! I wish someone would let the weather in on that secret. I’m itching to pull out my spring wardrobe, but let’s be honest:  I’ve probably got a few more weeks left until that can really happen. In the meantime, I’ll try to transition a few pieces, and adding scarves is a great way to do that! Luckily there are several different ways to wear scarves that won’t add bulk to a curvaceous figure. I’ve…
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Traveling Toiletry Cases Cute + Stylish

traveling toiletry cases

Traveling is one of my favorite things, my very special, very favorite things in the whole world.  But travel has its ups and downs.  Air travel usually means heading somewhere exciting, but just thinking about getting through security makes me break out in a sweat.  I’m getting better at the whole process, but almost always something goes wrong; last time I flew from LA —> SLC my Cookie Butter was confiscated by the T.S.A..   It was all very traumatic. …
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6 Travel Quotes to Inspire You

Best Ever Travel Quotes | Petit Elefant

Ah, travel. I heart it so. Nothing inspires me more than really great, really deep quotes from fellow travel lovers both vintage and modern, and I’ve adopted the ones that speak to me most as personal travel mantras. Travel is what makes me pore over travel books and magazines like a fan-girl tears through Tiger Beat. It keeps my wanderlusting mind filled with happy thoughts. Dreamy sigh. That we’re a family of travel hounds is no secret, and when we’re…
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Bring on Spring Fashion Trends

Let’s talk Spring fashion trends. I don’t know about where you live, but here in Utah we had a few pretty amazing days that made me feel like Spring will be here sooner than later! On Sunday we walked outside to 60 degree weather! 60 degrees! Now to some that may still feel freezing but to us and our usual 30-40 degree February, 60 is practically a heat wave. So with my wishful thinking, I decided a Spring fashion trends post was…
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Lunchtime Layered Taco Salad Jar

When I worked outside of the home I enjoyed packing a lunch everyday for myself. I don’t function well unless I’ve had something healthy to feed my brain. I’m sure you’ve all seen salad jars, but have you actually ever made one? I wish I had known about them when I was packing my lunches all those years! I hadn’t seen this brilliant idea until last year. I work from home now, but I still love them. They are easy…
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