Reviewing Open Boxes

Christine Organ’s Open Boxes reads a little bit like Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts. I mean, I don’t get the sense that she was influenced by Voskamp, and Organ clearly has her
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Book Bundle from #MomsWhoWrite

For five days (until May 30) there is a book bundle for sale where you get 7 books for $9.99. All the books are written by moms, and most of them
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Omaha Beach

Remembering the Soldiers of Omaha Beach

We visited Omaha Beach four years ago, and this is a condensed version of a blog post that appeared on my blog after the visit. It seemed appropriate for Memorial Day.
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A Virtual Tour of the Louvre

Hi friends! Want to take a virtual tour of the Louvre with me? I’ll give you fair warning that we’re only visiting the 1st and 2nd floors today because we
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Frozen Berry Meringue

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This is an easy, gluten-free dessert! It contains only meringue, whipped cream, frozen red berries and a red berry sauce, called “coulis.” You can make it, or buy it on Amazon, and I suspect you can find it in your local supermarket
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Posted in Desserts, Food, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

The City of Troyes


Troyes is pronounced like the French number three (trois) – twah. It’s in the Champagne region and the only reason we went there was because it was so close to our hotel. It ended up being my favourite place that
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Posted in France, Tourism, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

Kindness Wins. Always.

I was planning on writing this post on Thursday, and sharing the first post about our trip into the Champagne region today. But my external hard drive with all the pictures doesn’t work anymore. Sob. So today’s post is about
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Posted in Tout le Reste (Everything else)



This girl is eleven. When you’re eleven, you no longer want to be a princess (except in the secretest part of your heart). So instead of princesses, you have a pizza party theme. In the evening. And you play Pictionary! And
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Posted in Family, The Kids

Do and Do; Rule on Rule.


I am well. My house is an explosion of colour and toys from cousins visiting and birthday party paraphernalia, but I am well. Mostly. I was sort of hard-hit to learn that the actor who played Gilbert Blythe in the
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Posted in Convictions, Faith

Attaining Perfection

Attaining Perfection - when we are just treasures in jars of clay. @aladyinfrance

I spend much of my days frozen with ineptitude, sitting amid the ashes and rubble, staring at the vortex of chaos that eats into the structured semblance of order and whips the pieces into more chaos. Does anyone else feel this way?
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Posted in Convictions, Faith, Family, The Lady

School Art Festival

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I think it’s kind of cool that the spring festival for my kids’ school involves each class imitating – and learning about – a different artist. We’ve got Juliet’s class with Magritte “Ceci n’est pas une pomme” Juliet is holding her own
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Posted in Culture, Family, France, The Kids

Spring Is Here. I Promise.

Proud plum flowers

Here are some spring flower pictures for my Canadian friends, buried under mounds of snow.  It’s not long in coming, I promise you! Everyone is happy that spring is here. Seriously. Everyone.

Posted in Family, The Garden, Tout le Reste (Everything else)

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