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

Attaining Perfection

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
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School Art Festival

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
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Spring Is Here. I Promise.

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.
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Amazing Grace

This weekend a very close friend of mine, Danila, celebrated her 50th birthday. The invitation to attend this elegant fête, that would be held at a small château - was tucked into their
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It’s been coming on pretty steadily, even from the beginning of the school year when the school days were shorter by a forty-five minutes. That’s forty-five less minutes to have quiet in the house in order to get stuff done. My
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Posted in Faith, Jesus

How to Sew Pointe Shoes

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There comes a point in every girl’s life … when she gets to live vicariously through her daughter. I think you know my ignominious past with ballet. I started late and was the tall chubby duckling amidst tiny swans. And then
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Posted in Family, The Kids

Ten Disadvantages of Living in France


Oh I was all up in arms yesterday when I was at the height of my stress and had plenty of ammunition for why my life was terribly hard. But that was yesterday. Today, I can manage no more than a
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Posted in Culture, France

Beauty Comes from Inner Peace

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I mentioned that it was a busy period for me, and that part of my stress was the Women’s Day our church was holding in Paris (which was yesterday, by the way, appropriately set on the International Day for Women). I was
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Posted in Faith, God's Love

Making Madeleines


If you’re thinking about making madeleines, you will certainly need the right mould for it, and I’ve found an online supplier here that you can order from. You’re not likely to find them in your average American supermarket. Of course, I
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Posted in Desserts, Food

Watch This!


And here’s me blogging while wearing my new watch because I never blog unless I am nattily attired.

Posted in Family, The Lady

Just to Say Hi!

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It’s Monday! And I haven’t written on my blog for an entire week, which is unusual for me. So I thought I’d start by saying ‘hi!’ and catching you up on my news. WRITING: For the contest I entered, called
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Posted in Family, The Kids, The Lady

Blogs, Books and Upcoming Events


Hello everyone! Well. I finished my novel (although I’m still editing it like crazy). I submitted it to a competition to be picked up by an agent, so I’m not posting any more chapters on the blog for now. If
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Posted in Culture, Faith, Family, France, The Lady

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I think I was born in the wrong era. I am meant to live in the 19th century. In England. Born into an aristocratic family that is independently wealthy and doesn't need to marry off its daughters to save them from becoming spinster governesses. ( To continue reading, please click here. )

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