Year: 2016

Sing Street Movie DVD Release + Giveaway

sing street DVD

Sing Street is the best coming of age movie out of the last, I don’t know how many years, with a 1980’s soundtrack to knock your socks off. From writer/director John Carney’s (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) the movie is filled Duran Duran, a-Ha, The Cure, plus a huge helping of the fictional newbie Irish teen band, Sing Street.  Let’s discuss. // This post is in partnership with Anchor Bay Entertainment.  Thank you for always being so gracious to Petit Elefant sponsors….
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Camping at Redfish Lake

Magic of Redfish Lake

A trip to Redfish Lake is every wonderful thing a lake vacation should be.  My little family recently spent 4 days camping in this Idaho wilderness, and it was bliss.  For 4 solid days we didn’t think at all about politics, highlighting-and-contouring, calories, or Pokemon. Instead, we soaked up towering mountain peaks, a sparkling lake, and the sweet sweet smell of campfire. Redfish Lake, just outside Stanley, Idaho, is a beloved gem of a place, for both native Idahoans and long distance visitors. The…
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Home Made Corn + Goat Cheese Pizza Recipe

homemade goat cheese + corn pizza

Goat cheese pizza with fresh summer corn! One of our favorite family recipes in the summer is this fresh, homemade goat cheese + corn pizza with prosciutto and basil.  It’s seriously the bees knees, and is in my dinner menu rotation at least once a week all summer long. I didn’t even know you could put corn on a pizza until we tried it on our family trip to Europe a few years ago.  We spent a few days in…
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5 Reasons You Need To Watch Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls, 5 reasons you need to be watching right now. Have you ever watched the TV show Gilmore Girls?  I’ll admit, I was late to the game, but there was no turning back once I started. I got into the series in about 2004 when the series was already 4 seasons deep.  The reason I initially started watching, (aside from the raving recommendations from friends) is that one of the main characters, Rory, attends a highly snooty private prep…
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DIY Charcoal Pore Strips How To Make Your Own

charcoal pore strips

Charcoal pore strips are so easy to make at home, there’s no reason to ever buy them at the store again! Have you been seeing DIY charcoal pore strips all over the internet?  I have, and since I love making DIY facials, I thought it would be fun to try the charcoal version.  Activated charcoal is so good at removing toxins inside your body, I thought it would be good for the outside of your body, and I was right. …
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A Week In Koh Chang, Thailand

Koh Chang Thailand

A yearly family vacation is essential to building family bonds and memories. At least, I think it’s essential. We picked Koh Chang, Thailand for this year’s family fun, and what fun we had! If you’re contemplating a trip to Southeast Asia, Thailand is a great choice, and Koh Chang should be first on your list. All sorts of adventures were to be had on Koh Chang, otherwise known as Elephant Island. A mere five hours from Bangkok (our AirBNB hosts…
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Enough is Enough is ENOUGH: Black Lives Matter


Black Lives Matter. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve spent the better part of the last week weeping, nonstop.  I’ve been following along on Twitter as the events of the last week, and month, and year have developed live, and have been horrified along with the rest of the world.  But the back-to-back killings of two black men, followed by the killing of 5 police officers at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas, completely…
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OPI Summer Collection Nude Polish 2016

OPI nail polish

Nude polish summer collection: OPI’s Infinite Shine 2. I love a good nude polish.  Granted, nude color varies a lot by skin tone, but there are a lot of different shades of basic nude polish, and it looks good on everyone. Nude polish is especially good if you worry your hands or fingers are too short, (it’s a thing, I promise) because using polish the same color as your skin extends the visual line of your hand all the way…
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How To Make Your Own DIY Hat Cleaner

DIY hat cleaner

Hat cleaner: make your own DIY hat cleaner with this cool hack! If you’ve ever tried to wash a baseball cap at home you know how hard it is to get a flat brim hat clean without ruining the shape of the brim.  You can buy a special baseball hat washing frame, or you can use this easy, free DIY hack to wash your hats. I accidentally discovered this trick one day when I was loading my salad spinner into…
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