Wednesday, March 24, 2010


While I would like to be on a break that includes

gazing up at the clock tower on the Musegg Wall in Luzern....

this is not happening.

Some things have come up so posting will be on


Hopefully I'll be seeing you sooner than later.

big hugs

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Love his work and the message

Timothy R. Botts is a MASTER calligrapher and artist.
Needless to say, I adore his work.
With Easter right around the corner,
I thought you might like to see a snippet of his work.
They tug on my heartstrings, that is for sure.

images from

While I enjoy my neutrals, I could fill my house with all
of these colorful creations.
Couldn't you?

To see more of his amazing work, you can visit here.
P.S. Happy St. Patrick's day

Sunday, March 14, 2010

There is beauty all around us

Even at first glance, if something doesn't look

beautiful, take a second look.

There is beauty all around us.

Have a Blessed Sunday.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Re-post #2- You know how much I love the Netherlands

This post is from April 2009.
I thought I would re-post
about one of my favorite experiences.

I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A little under the weather so..

I'm re-posting.
Yesterday, I did a stint in the ER (I'll be just fine)
and as a result, I think I will be doing some re-posting this week.
Saving that energy-hehe.

I thought you might like to see a post from last March.
Love these diffusers and they are so easy to make.
In fact, they are still going strong a year later.
I hope you will give them a try.

If you haven't entered The French Elements giveaway,
there is still time. Just click on the button on the sidebar
for more info.

Have a wonderful day.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A surprise for us and a surprise for you (TFE Giveaway)

When we were in Colorado last week,
we received a great gift. A lovely surprise that
means the world to both of us.

Mom H. knew that I love old photo's, ephemera, etc.
This is just a sampling of what we were able to bring home.

Many of the photo's, hubs had never seen.
I don't have many photo's of myself as a child and I think
that could be why I have been "a crazy clicker",
always taking pictures of my boys and grans.
A legacy to pass on (or so I think).

I love this photo that ran in the Denver paper.
Mom and her BFF (Kathryn came to the funeral).
Two bathing beauties!

How sweet is this?
Autographed by Pee Wee King.
Mom H. had a piano and as a kid I took lessons.
I hadn't played in years and tried it out.
What a hoot! Not pretty but it had been decades.

What wonderful family treasures to bring home.
I love surprises.

Now one for you......
You know I love giveaways.
Last year I started doing a monthly giveaway
for followers.

Well, it is a new year and a new day.
In the past, I have given away TFE pillows, Chanel goodies,
Items brought back from France.

To be honest with you, I'm not sure what this giveaway will be
it will be full of French goodness and love.

If you want to enter, please leave a comment.
If you already follow this blog, you will be automatically entered but you
can still leave a comment for a second entry.

If you start following this blog, you'll get another entry.
If you want to put this little button on your blog, let me know
and you'll get another entry.

Everyone is eligible.

Viva la giveaways!

Friday, March 5, 2010

New goodies and a commercial you'll love

A new pillow added to my shop.
Love the fabric chock full of all things French.

Right now, pillows are on their way to Belgium.
My first custom order to Europe.
I'm so excited!

Bamboo floor mat,

an adorable set of crown magnets,

glass trays to hold trinkets,

for vignettes,

or whatever you choose.

Shabby, French, vintage inspired trays.

These and more can be found here.

Every time I see this commercial it just makes me laugh.
I hope you have a weekend filled with laughter, love, and sunshine.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What do these pictures have to do with France?

A hula skirt? Absolutely Nothing.

O.k, maybe in the South of France.

This is not looking very French like to me
more like Hawaii.

Certainly not a French logo.
Jeff has received his orders and after his 2 month
period in Texas, (provided the military doesn't change things up)
my dear family will be moving to HAWAII.

I'm still digesting the fact that Jeff is in the Army.
I know, I'm slow-hehe.

Dorothy will not be able to move right away because she'll be too
far along in her pregnancy.
So Dorothy and the ladies and NewBaby2010. ver.4.0
will be moving as soon as
her Doctor will allow.

What a year this has been.

So, while I always dream of a "little chateau" in France.
Rural or grand....

I have a feeling that a little beach shack
may be closer to what is in my future.
I'll just Frenchify it.

Viva la Frenchified beach shack!

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