Hey Friends. I’ve got a happy announcement today. We’ve got a rad Guest Mom in the house! There’s been a bit of a Guest Mom break as summer travel and kids-out-of-school took over everyone’s lives. But September is here and that means schedules are back in place and that means Guest Moms are back on the schedule.

We’re starting up the Fall Season with Allison Czarnecki of Petit Elephant. I met Allison a couple of summers ago at an outdoor showing of The Muppet Movie. She brought me yummy homemade jam and (not coincidentally) captured my heart. I’ll let Allison tell you a bit about herself in her own words.

5 things about me:

1. I’m the mother of two beautiful children: a 9-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, which is the most defining and important part of who I am.

2. I’m married to an immigrant. He claims to have a firm grasp on the English language {he’s been in the U.S. since he was 9} but I disagree. He wasn’t a citizen when we got married and contrary to popular belief, marrying a citizen of the U.S. doesn’t really speed up the immigration process. I don’t really care where he came from, he’s the love of my life.

3. I threw a wicked cool party at BlogHer this year. The stress of it nearly killed me, but it was one of the proudest moments of my life. Bringing together corporate sponsors with my favorite bloggers? Well, it makes me emotional just thinking about it.

4. I unintentionally stalk bloggers I adore until we’re besties. {You’re next Ree}. Stalk is such an ugly word; it implies un-reciprocated love. It’s cool if I call you Gabby right?

5. I blog daily at Petit Elefant my family lifestyle blog, but I’m all over the place because I. Love. Blogging. Can’t wait to hang out on Design Mom this week & share some of the things I love.

Thanks for having me, Gabby.