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House Unseen. Life Unscripted.: Earrings (and other jewelry) giveaway. Perfect sto...

House Unseen. Life Unscripted.: Earrings (and other jewelry) giveaway. Perfect sto...: A long, long, long, looooong time ago, a reader named Elizabeth sent me a beautiful pair of Our Lady of Mount Carmel earrings that she made...




Dwija' s honesty is refreshing. Who hasn't in their life forgotten  to follow through some small promise?

What a nice way to do reparation by  organizing a special giveaway . Hurry , it will end Wednesday.







A bientot,




S.F

Un petit coucou

Just dropping in for a quick fun photo of cupcakes the girls and I made:)




A Bientot!


S.F


Things I learnt in November

The weather was rather mild and we loved it! Thanksgiving in short sleeves ...yes please:)


What I have learned this month?


1- I discovered that  Julie http://blog.bravewriter.com/  started a new channel at Periscope .  She has some useful info about writing and she is doing a free workshop tomorrow for children if you want to check it out.






2- For fun fashion and to bring a smile  I follow Mode personnelle http://blogs.lexpress.fr/styles/mode-personnel/.  Check it out . It is a great way to practice French at the same time!




3-It is the time to have Christian Hope and to be Thankful even when it seems that darkness is everywhere. 




4- If you want to join in Advent devotion it isn't too late. I am doing Advent Reflections with St Francis :Daily Reflection By : Diane M. Houdek Franciscan Media / 2013 / Paperback
 A great little book, inexpensive to get you started and it takes 5 minutes max. We are enjoying it immensely.    We also read a Christmas related book. This morning it was t…

A Happy Thanksgiving

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Today was preparation of the cranberry sauce, cut vegetables and the indispensable apple pie ! It always annoys me to throw out the left over pastry. Sometimes, I make a small tart with it,  but today I decided to do it differently. What do you think?

I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and if you have to work I hope you will still have time to be with your love ones.
A bientot





Book Review :Wayward( Pines 2 ) by Blake Crouch

Hi,
Do you remember Wayward part 1?  So I read part 2....It is was so much better. More actions, details a bout the society and the conundrum is explain. The author creates a 3 dimensional society. The characters are not those card board evil or good people but complex and at some part  chilling individuals.

A summary from Goodread:


"Welcome to Wayward Pines, population 461. Nestled amidst picture-perfect mountains, the idyllic town is a modern-day Eden...except for the electrified fence and razor wire, snipers scoping everything 24/7, and the relentless surveillance tracking each word and gesture.
None of the residents know how they got here. They are told where to work, how to live, and who to marry. Some believe they are dead. Others think they’re trapped in an unfathomable experiment. Everyone secretly dreams of leaving, but those who dare face a terrifying surprise.

Ethan Burke has seen the world beyond. He’s sheriff, and one of the few who knows the truth—Wayward Pines isn’t ju…

Un peu d'humour

What I learned in October

We were free computer for most of October. It was liberating, frustrating and annoying. A good reminder that technology is a tool to be use to simplify our life not to be dependent on.


A smile and to be a good listener might be what people need. Sometimes, people come to talk not to have answers but just to be listen to:)


A prayer  will go a long way.


Don't be afraid to stand for what you believe:)


Small steps are better than to stay stuck .


Finally, to be embarrassed( courtesy of little ones)  never killed anyone only pride.








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Things I learnt in September

September was a  time to reflect:
1- I need to slow down when I feeling sick( Duhh). I am not the first mom and won't be the last to overstretch herself. However, I am now making a conscientious choice to slow down and be present in the moment. 
2- Read, read and write....  Yes, I need something else than just Homeschooling and the family will be better for it:)
3-Pray and exercises are precious moment not to be ignore. Busy schedule, school to teach, kid activities can take over . I noticed a difference when I take the time to pray and walk, my children might even join me.
4- Finally, it is not easy to reach out to people  but like the old song says" It is a beautiful world "




A book review: Pines book 1 by Blake Crouch

I just finish Book 1 of the trilogy Pine by Blake Crouch. It is not usual type of book, but I was intrigued with the set up.

Summary from amazon

"Secret service agent Ethan Burke arrives in Wayward Pines, Idaho, with a clear mission: locate and recover two federal agents who went missing in the bucolic town one month earlier. But within minutes of his arrival, Ethan is involved in a violent accident. He comes to in a hospital, with no ID, no cell phone, and no briefcase. The medical staff seems friendly enough, but something feels…off. As the days pass, Ethan’s investigation into the disappearance of his colleagues turns up more questions than answers. Why can’t he get any phone calls through to his wife and son in the outside world? Why doesn’t anyone believe he is who he says he is? And what is the purpose of the electrified fences surrounding the town? Are they meant to keep the residents in? Or something else out? Each step closer to the truth takes Ethan further from the worl…

Quick meal : Pates au Jambon de Bayonne

Today, I am sharing a quick pasta dish , which is very popular with my family. It is fast and simple. It serves about 6 persons.

You will need :

 pasta,1 green pepper,1 portebello mushroom( I use the large size)  6 slices of Prociotto ham , olive oil , cheese .
Let's start!


Cook pasta according to box. Slices in small pieces green pepper and mushroom.  Slice ham . Cook vegetables and pan. When pasta and vegetables ready, mixed them together. Add a little olive oil, ham and a sprinkle of cheese:)


                                     Bon Appetit!

French names

Today I read this article  about French names.  Growing up in France,  the popular names were Nathalie, Vanessa, Pascale, Aurore, Sophie, Magalie, Madeleine,Monique, Michelle, Denise, Sebastian, Stephane, Pascale, Etienne, Francois, Bernard. It is always so nice to met a Sophie or Francois in the USA ... this article made me smiled. What is your favorite French name?
Oh, I couldn't leave without sharing this . Bon appetit!


Have a great Tuesday! S.F

Livre( books) and blog

Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell is a light book but it is very long about 1000 pages. I am enjoying it and I am finding the time to read it.

In french, I am thinking of re-reading a Guillaume Musso : Girl on paper.


I am  spending time on the internet:

http://modernmrsdarcy.com/     Modern Mrs Darcy , an inspiration for reading..... for adults

http://amongstlovelythings.com/  Among lovely things pods are fantastic . Great advice for integrating  good books and the life of children( homeschool or not).

http://showerofroses.blogspot.com/   Always inspiring for catholic families...



A bientot!








Wednesday creation by les enfants!

Fall bag

I am pretty excited about this cute new bag from Modcloth, very practical to run around with the children :)Let me know what you think about it!


A bientot

Saturday thought

Wrought iron chandeliers

Mes amis,  I am on the look out for a new wrought iron chandelier for my kitchen. Those little jewels caught my eyes. I love the fact that they are made in America and still affordable:)



A Bientot! Sandy