Browsed by
Category: Wednesday Whimsy

Wednesday Whimsy #33

Wednesday Whimsy #33

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. We went on a trip to New England this month (New Hampshire, mostly Manchester, southern Maine, and Boston) and I went to as many French things as I could, just like I said. Manchester has a surprising French influence and as a result a had crepes for breakfast twice, happily. I also stumbled upon this perfect French/Halloween (perhaps an oxymoron?) set up at a cafe in Kennebunkport, Maine. I’d love to redo the house to be…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy #32

Wednesday Whimsy #32

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. I’ve been researching French things to do for an upcoming trip to New England. If you have any recommendations, please send them my way. We’ll be in Boston, New Hampshire, and parts of Maine up to Portland. We were recently in the mood for a cottage pie-type dish so I used recipes from Instantly French! (probably my favorite cookbook) and A Kitchen in France to make a Brisket Parmentier. Once I tweak the recipe a bit…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy #31

Wednesday Whimsy #31

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. I’ve been jumping head first into the Halloween holiday season, which for me starts September 1 since one month just isn’t enough. Pleasantly, surprisingly I have a few non-fiction French books that fit into spooky-themed reading so keep an eye out for those reviews if you’re interested. Or you can follow me on Goodreads to see what I’m up to. BookI recently finished the second book in the Cassidy Blake series by Victoria Schwab. I cannot…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy #29

Wednesday Whimsy #29

Bonjour and Happy Wednesday! I have been busy planning the road trip that we leave for in less than two weeks. We’ll be camping (in a campground, nothing too extreme) eight out of nine nights so my packing list is the longest it has ever been. It’s going on two pages but hopefully that means it will be impossible to forget anything. I’ve also actually been working on photography (also in anticipation of the trip) and reading, reading, reading. BookThis…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy #28

Wednesday Whimsy #28

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. We’re all doing well on our small plot of PNW land, still bundled up and trying to stay warm while it seems that this week Paris is having an early heat wave. Seattle is notorious for not getting summer weather until after July 4th and it looks like it will be at least that long again this year. We don’t have AC in our house so I don’t mind the delay. I’ve been reading a ton,…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy # 27

Wednesday Whimsy # 27

BookI recently finished French Twist by Catherine Crawford. I don’t make a habit of reading parenting books but I do make an exception for French ones, naturally. The French seem to know when they’re doing when it comes to kids and this book shed some light on mysteries to me, like how one gets a child to behave. It’s always entertaining to hear how people or families adapt to a French lifestyle and I was glad to hear that these…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy #26

Wednesday Whimsy #26

BookJuliette Sobanet came out with a new book this week, All the Beautiful Bodies, published under her real name. It was my first time reading an erotic thriller and I really enjoyed it! Read my review here and buy it on Amazon here. LinksThis article on decorating your home like a Parisian apartment links several accounts on Instagram, leading me to find new people to follow and to this blog which has lots of dreamy decorating inspiration. French taboos you…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy #25

Wednesday Whimsy #25

Well I’m shocked that over two months have gone by since my last WW post. A lot has happened but nothing too exciting besides a trip to Paris. I’m working on sorting and editing photos and I really can’t believe that it has come and gone already. I have lots of posts planned so keep an eye out if you’re interested. Book Juliette Sobanet is re-releasing all of her Paris books- they have new covers that are absolutely GORGEOUS! The…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy #24

Wednesday Whimsy #24

Bonjour and happy Wednesday, the first one in February. Everyone seems to have not enjoyed January and I regret to say I am included. I seemed to have one minor physical ailment after another that made it seem like I was falling apart before I gained a year at the end of the month. I brightened things up by planning French-themed dinners for the week of my birthday. You can read more about that here. If you’re looking for a…

Read More Read More

Wednesday Whimsy #23

Wednesday Whimsy #23

Bonjour and happy Wednesday. I am writing this with Nora laying on my wrists, which she has never done before and makes things challenging but not impossible. Book Though Bella Figura is a memoir about Italy, I enjoyed reading it just as much as all of those French memoirs on my bookshelf. It was kind of refreshing to get a personal account on another country. Links This to me is the holy grail of all resolutions lists, especially the first…

Read More Read More