My name is Barb and I am the woman behind the online boutique THE FRENCH ELEMENTS. While I will always keep The French Elements blog (so many memories), I have started a new one and I hope you will visit.
CHASING THE NEXT CHAPTER is about change. The past few months I have been thinking about writing a new blog. My youngest son passed away 7/1/2015 and life will never be the same for us. He entered Heaven and we entered a new chapter in our lives. A very different chapter that is still unfolding.
We have always talked about moving back to Europe (or elsewhere). The talk continues but we are planning on making the dream our reality.
He would be pleased.
I have been in love with this restaurant for the past 34 years
it is for sale.
I found that out by accident. A friend is going to Park City and I was telling her about my all time favorite place to visit in Sandy, Utah. The name is La Caille and it is drop dead gorgeous.
Back in the day (as a Clinique Regional Education Manager), I visited SLC on a regular basis. The highlight was always a trip to La Caille. The French chateau, the 22 acres of sheer beauty, the peacocks, the food!
I pulled up La Caille on google so I could give her the address. It really is listed for sale.
If you have the time, take a look at the photo's. I promise you will be inspired. This place is magical. I hope that someone comes along that wants to preserve it. It is truly a treasure.
P.S. There will be dining room photo's coming. It is not perfect but neither am I-hehe.
Just because I decided to do a little painting
("on a perfectly fine china cabinet"),
some special people in my life think I have lost my mind.
This really was not the best time to be starting this little
project but if you wait for the right time, you'll never do it.
The way I look at it, the china needed to be washed anyway.
If my little project turns out, you'll see it.
If not, you can always drive by and pick it up in the trash-hehe.
By this time, I think everyone is kind of sick
of hearing about Jeff-hehe.
I know he is not the only one in the Military
he is my son and I am so proud of him.
Still in shock that he is doing what he is doing!
In the background, you can see the pictures that his girls
have drawn to make his hut a little bit more like home.
I can't draw a lick but I can make a mean pillow.
Yes, I am making pillows to send.
The pillow above is for Jeff but now I need to add
some for the other branches of the Military.
I have my work cut out for me.
When I found out that Jeff would be in Jolo , I needed
to do some research.
This is some serious stuff.
If you have the time, please read the entire article.
You'll never think of the Philippines in the same way.
On a prettier note, new items have been added
to my little shop.
Staying busy and that is a good thing.
Have a Blessed weekend and don't forget to say
a little prayer for the men and women that allow
us to do what we love.
AP PHOTOYou know I love anything French! Switzerland
hold a special place in my heart though.
When I saw this story I knew I had to do a quick post.
The photo above is a catering table located in the world's
It has been in the works for years and
of course is under the Swiss Alps.
I won't go into detail but the story is interesting.
AP PHOTOO.K, I smiled when I saw this photo.
A miner is holding the Patron Saint of Miners-
I may have to find one of those-hehe.
Have a weekend full of joy.
I am headed out for a long day but hope to visit
all of you dear ones this weekend.