Category: Family

what mothers really want for mother’s day.

As a mother I’m honestly happy if Mother’s Day begins with breakfast in bed {with the newspaper} and some sort of homemade card from the kids, and ends with me in bed by 9 P.M. Flowers are always nice from V, but at this point I’ll take what I can get. That’s not to say I haven’t been making a list of all sorts of lovely things I’d like come Sunday morning. Here are a couple of ideas for yourself…
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tru kid.

Happy Face and Body Lotion.$8.{via TruKid}. My kids really love TruKid bath & body products {o.k., I use them too and the Bubbly Body Bar is my personal favorite}. And don’t be fooled by the bright packaging, this is seriously organic stuff that smells like citrus heaven. TruKid is completely dedicated to using only certified organic ingredients and if you’re curious just what those are, all their ingredients are listed right on the packaging. No more wondering what is going…
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beautiful belly after baby.

I loved reading this article about your body after having a baby. Maybe I’m reading too many magazines because sometimes I get discouraged looking at celebrities looking slim and toned shortly after giving birth. I schlepped around in pajama bottoms for weeks after both of my babies were born, and it took me close to a year to get my body back {both times}. Check out the article on babycenter, for a realistic perspective on your {beautiful} body by baby….
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I love the goodies from the Etsy shop Sweet Tweets. Crafty mama Trevlyn Nally has filled her shop with all sorts of lovely creations: Matryoshka Russian dolls, bunnies re-purposed from old sweaters {my favorite}, adorable embroidered t-shirts and more. Everything is just the right price so head over and pick up some goodies. Red Striped Bunny {via Sweet Tweets}. $12. Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Russian Doll. $12.

ladies schwinn beach cruiser.

Look what’s on sale right now at Target: Ladies’ Schwinn 26″ Roxie Cruiser. $119. {via Target}. I think this bike would officially be the greatest Mother’s Day present. Ever. {I mean, besides a cruise to The Bahamas with my husband.} It’s so adorable and it’s such a great deal to boot! I could cruise around the neighborhood with the kids, ride with the kids to the park, or cruise to P’s soccer games. I’m feeling summertime happiness just looking at…
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chocolate bon bons from south n’ france.

Coconut Bon Bon. 8 piece Box $14. {via South n’ France}. I’m starting my wish list for Mother’s Day a little early this year & I’d like a little {o.k. a lot} of this chocolate. South n’ France is an award winning chocolateir whose delicious chocolate concoctions are individually hand dipped and ridiculously delicious. And this year they are hosting a Bon Bon Mom of the Year Contest. Enter by Midnight April 30th to be eligible for a plethora of…
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radius toothbrush giveaway-a-day!

Radius, the company whose toothbrushes I raved about is giving away a gift package to one lucky Petit Elefant reader. Enter by leaving a comment, {only one please} before Midnight MDT Sunday April 13th. The winner will be chosen randomly, and announced on Petit Elefant the week of Monday April 14th. Good Luck! var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-3347741-1"); pageTracker._initData(); pageTracker._trackPageview();

eco-artware giveaway-a-day!

Remember when I wrote about Eco-Artware here? Well today’s giveaway is the adorable elephant from that article. Each sweater critter from Eco-Artware is handmade from recycled sweaters, so no two are alike, and I dare say your nursery won’t be complete without one. Elephant.{via Eco-Artware}.$22 {sale}. Giveaway Guidelines:1. Leave a comment on this site between now and Midnight Sunday April 13th MDT. Only comment once as repeat comments will be disqualified. 2. A winner will be announced Monday April 14th…
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umbrella shaped sugar cookies

{feel free to insert humming of “umbrella, ella, ella” here}. It’s been a while since I’ve done anything crafty with P. She’s got waaaay too many extracurriculars going on in her life and hardly seems to be at home anymore. {sigh} But this craft is definitely up her alley, and I’m going to make sure there’s time to make these with her this weekend. Get the recipe and instructions for these great umbrella cookies here. {And here’s to hoping for…
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