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Please Don’t Get Up Just because Dinner is Over

June 07, 2012

The best part of the evening, when I entertain, is after dinner.                                               When everyone is still sitting at the table full from the meal and happy to linger.                   […]

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I Learned the Importance of Setting a Table from my Mother

June 04, 2012

It doesn’t take much to create the mood, she explained, but it’s essential to making your guests feel special. I discovered that there is no right way to set a table.  I combine anything that I think will add interest and also be functional for my needs. My brother-in-law recently made a beautiful new top to expand the table on […]

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Garden Help . . . I Highly Recommend this link!

May 30, 2012

I found this resource  recently and couldn’t believe how much information it had to offer. One of the many things it lets you do is plan your vegetable garden. They use the square foot gardening method, but it isn’t necessary to get value from this site. You select the vegetables or herbs you want to plant in your garden then […]

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Easy Foods for Entertaining

May 25, 2012

I love eating foods that are in season especially when you don’t need to do much to enjoy them.In France artichokes and asparagus are cooked in water until they are soft and very tender and served at room temperature with a vinaigrette. All you do is cut off the stem and put them in a pot of water letting them […]

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French-Secret of the Week . . . Entertaining

May 23, 2012

The definition of entertaining in France is gathering with friends and lingering for hours at the dinner table having fun. I love having people over, but more often than not I’ve found myself missing the party because I was still in the kitchen creating the event. My parents entertained a lot when I was growing up and it always seemed […]

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Plants, Plants and More Plants!

May 17, 2012

French-Secret of the week: Staying connected to the earth is vital to the French One way they do that is by going to the marché.  The farmers’ markets are everywhere in France including large cities such as Paris. Since the French love to tell stories, so buying vegetables, cheese or anything else they are selling comes with a tale.  These […]

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Look What Else I Found in My Garden . . .

May 15, 2012

When I took the picture I didn’t even notice the Blue Jay—what can I say . . . [print_link]

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I Found Myself Face to Face with an Angry Bird

May 11, 2012

An American Robin made her nest under my deck and next to the stairs. When I spotted her, we were at eye level about 2 feet apart and not knowing what else to do I said hi.  Boy was that a mistake!  She took off squawking and flew from spot to spot sounding the alarm. Apparently, what I should have […]

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It’s Time for me to Stop . . .

May 09, 2012

French-Secret of the week:                      Living well is not optional Stopping to savor the moment is essential for the French lifestyle. It can be a walk in the garden or sitting at a café enjoying lunch. Whatever it is, it takes priority over other things. This is hardest for me to remember. When it comes to work, I don’t know […]

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There is Something About Dresses and Skirts . . .

May 04, 2012

I am a sucker for skirts and dresses, wearing them makes me feel feminine. They are not for everyday, but neither are pants. These images make me want to run to my closet and put one on and then find someplace to go. Who knew that a flowing pink skirt, a plain black top, simple hat and clutch could look […]

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Inspired by Blazers . . . or Vests, or the Classic Trench Coat

May 02, 2012

French-Secret of the week  (If you forgot here is the link to previous post) This is where I get my inspiration . . . Simply inspired! I love the necklace, red lipstick and the clutch, not to mention the shirt with the polka dot lined cuffs! The accessories are worn with a beautifully fitting beige jacket, the sleeves pulled up […]

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Deciding What to Wear . . . Don’t go to Your Closet

April 29, 2012

French-Secret of the week: French women do not copy style, they find inspiration from runways, magazines and from what other women are wearing. However, how they interpret the look is their unique style. These images are my runway inspirations I love the colors, the mix of patterns and the accessories!   Deciding what I am going to wear each day […]

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