funky hand made jewelry

I met some ladies last week who made the trip to Nashville, Tennessee for BlissDom {a social media conference} completely worth the plane ride.  Two of these ladies were introduced to me the day before the conference actually started, and it’s like we’re sisters from another mother.

keep calm

April let me root around in a plastic bag until I found just the right piece of jewelry in the perfect color, which happened to be a grey ‘Keep Calm and Carry On‘ adjustable ring.  She had loads of other goodies in there, but I tried to show a little restraint by choosing only one as any big girl should do.

It was hard, I wanted to grab the bag out of her hands and make a break for the elevators, but I held firm.

rosette earrings

April was rooming with her friend Jessica who also had a bag of treats in her purse, of the rosette earring variety.  I didn’t think it was quite fair that so much creativity was housed under one hotel room roof, so I did my part by taking a pair of earrings off Jessica’s hands.

That makes total sense, right?

I still can’t take the earrings out of the business card, they’re just too adorable sitting here on my desk with their stems intact.  They’d be lonely without the stems, wouldn’t they?

Wouldn’t they?

If you’re looking for a little something-something for you or someone you love for Valentine’s Day, look no further.  Funky Vintage Kitchen & Allora Handmade have got you covered.

At least they’ve got me covered, should I ever be able to take the earrings out of their adorable resting place.

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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. Sania :

    Oh wow, very cute and affordable! Their mum blossom earrings and necklaces are adorable too. I know what I want for valentine’s day.

    (Somebody give my husband the hint.)


    • Allison :

      Sania, I know, right?! Adorable + affordable is a killer combo.

  2. Dina :

    arrrrrgggghhh you are killing me! I cannot resist, but I must, but I won’t!

    • Allison :

      Give in to the pull, give innnnnn….

    • Allison :

      Dangit is right!

      I’m so thrilled we got to spend some quality time together Aimee, seriously THRILLED.

  3. Paula/adhocmom :

    It’s fun when you meet a kindred soul like that. I think you should take the earrings off the card though. . .just do it!

    • Allison :

      I know, I need to get over it, they’re so cute.

  4. Tami Warner :

    Love these! Did you happen to meet a girl named Lia from Purex? She’s a friend of mine from CA. It sounds like an amazing event!

    • Allison :

      Tami, I have no idea. It’s possible? I was so tired I could be best friends with her and not know it.

  5. april kennedy :

    What a sweet surprise to find here on your blog. Thank you! I loved meeting you and loved even more getting some quiet time to chat and share stories outside the little dessert shop. I could have chatted for hours with you.

    I just found you on twitter too and am looking forward to little 140 character chats on there with you. :) Although 140 is hard for me! I’ll be in touch.

    ? april

    • Allison :

      If I hadn’t been about to fall down, that could have lasted well into the night chatting with you girls. Highlight of my trip. Seriously, I adore my new Mormons!

  6. Katrina :

    Adorable! I am with you Allison, I don’t think I could take those earrings off the “stems” either. I flippin’ <3 those :) Do they have ummmm… turquoise or lavender ones?

    • Allison :


      Aren’t they adorable? She had them in every color! Go to her site and look it up, for real.

  7. Marie :

    Love them both! So happy to have a one of each of those myself!!

    • Allison :

      And they look so darned adorable on you!