Friday, August 14, 2015

f r e n c h b r e a d o n F r i d a y !

b o n j o u r B e a u t i f u l s !

how are all of you, today?

 i hope well.
( so glad it's Friday . . . )

although the days are still hot, i can feel the turn to Autumn. the turn to a season

that i love.  today is Blue Friday once again.  #firstgameday  #gohawks


this is a post that has been dancing in my mind for a long time. it was meant for

last Friday, but with the events of mom's fall last week, i did not meet my deadline.

she is doing better, now recovering in a rehabilitation facility.


i discovered Sharon Santoni's blog in early February 2011,

i became totally captured by obsessed with her stories and images of 

the lifestyles of her French girlfriends. 

when Sharon announced that she had written a book featuring her french

girlfriends, i was elated.
{thank you for listening to your readers, Sharon.}

of course, i pre-ordered.

now home with me on 34, Sharon and her girlfriends continue to "muse" me.

Christelle's kitchen.

i caught a peek of Christelle's kitchen in October of 2011.

 it has been in my head for almost four years.

yes. i have dreamed about it.

now,  a full view!

the windows!

the natural light!
( it's as if she is cooking outdoors.)

i love it's perfection within it's imperfection.

you see, the budget here on 34 presently does not allow granite

counter tops and cabinet finery, as we have big plans for the preservation

of the outside of our home next summer.
( perhaps the idea of staged finery does not appeal to me at all. )

 i love this kitchen, and the others in this book.

 the style of French women bring contentment to me.

their lifestyle does not leave me yearning for things that i do not have.

i have a reclaimed affinity for pieces i may not have touched in years.


 a natural beauty!
( i must not forget to compliment M. Franck Schmitt for his amazing photography.)

Clarisse and i have very similar hair. i spend time ironing mine. i love how

she lets her hair go soft. what a lovely frame for her pretty face.

  she owns a beautiful floral boutique, always a dream of mine.
( i once spoke of my dream here, by invitation from Anita Rivera.)

it was fun to see and feel little design connections page after page.

 Clarisse and i appear to embrace a similar affinity for color and style in our mix of modern

and traditional with pops of green.

  we both have a statement black cupboard in our living room.

( apprécié )

Sharon, i adore your book. it is as if you wrote, styled and published it just for me.

( révérer )


:: My Stylish French Girlfriends can be found here ::

Monday, August 10, 2015

h o l d m e c l o s e r t i n y d o n u t s !

h e l l o o o o o o L o v e l i e s !

happy new week!

i LOVE this kind of stuff!  
( who out there is responsible for the image above?  if it's you, please let me know! )

this silly "meet cute" had me singing E.J.'s tiny dancer the rest of the day.

:: ici ::

 more food for thought happened when i landed on this image

:: ici ::

from a cool little online shop inspired by the super natural beauty around me.

then came the whim!
( a whim that transported me into a plan of action!)

where am i going with this?

:: to another local . . . amazon ::


 to grandma's house!
(can't wait to bake tiny donuts with my tiny donuts!)

we'll get frosted, sprinkled and eat cake for breakfast!