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FrancineC
France
Scrapbooking West Indian Mama of a sweet baby boy, and wife to a wine loving French guy who cooks like a dream.
Interests: travel, paper crafts, food and wine, photography, scrapbooking, environment
Recent Activity
Posted 4 days ago at Callaloo Soup
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Today my sweet boy turns five. He has been patiently waiting since January, when his classmates started having their fifth birthdays. Love him so so much. I reprised my balloon streamer birthday morning surprise, and he loved it just as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Here's our sketch for April, designed by Vernell, and made into a layered template by yours truly. Grab your freebie below! JPG PDF PSD We'll be posting our pages in two weeks! Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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This week I am over at Make and Takes sharing how I made these textured ombre mason jars. Yes, another mason jar DIY, but I like to think this is a new spin on the idea. Plus I want to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Acquiring art for our homes is extremely affordable nowadays, thanks to the abundance of independent artists, the Internet and printable posters. But once you have it, how do you display it to full effect? I am planning to get more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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Our home is an eclectic mix of vintage items, flea market finds and modern pieces, mostly from Ikea. As a lover of all things French vintage, I seek out furniture and decor pieces for my office and the house at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
I was pretty hesitant about it too, but I needed a separate "space" for the planning away from the day to day to-dos. I know. That sounds really odd! lol
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When I entered the Filofax world last year, I knew I should start off with just one, and see how it worked for me. Believe me I drooled over many of the planners, but I wanted to have just one... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
Thanks! Our eggplants are taking their own cool time too. Gardening is definitely for the patient. :)
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A few days ago I read this article on Huffington Post: I'm Done Making My Kid's Childhood Magical. The title alone resonated with me, and as I read what Bunmi Laditon had to say, I found myself nodding along with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I had a ton of fun working on my layout for the April gallery at write.click.scrapbook. I did some brush script, sorta, plus layered lots of fun embellishments to support my layout topic. It launched yesterday, so you can see... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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There's a legend in France and other parts of Europe about Les Saints de Glace (Ice Saints), whose feast days are May 11th-13th. The story goes that farmers would invoke these saints to prevent a late frost from destroying their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
Good luck with B-school Lee! I hear ya on the information magpie thing, I have tons of business and personal development links saved. I really like the look of B-school, but couldn't swing it this year, but I already have it penciled in for 2015! I'll probably be picking your brain about it later on :)
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2014 on me | endless self improvement at Embrace Life
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We're squeezing in our layouts before the month ends! Another look at the sketch Some paint action and dandelion puffs! Thanks for the sketch Vernell! Download your preferred format here JPG | PDF | PSD This is my interpretation I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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I know some people are being slammed with more snow this week, and even over here things have gotten gloomy and grey, and our temperatures have dropped again. But never mind that! Treat yourself to a crafting session, and make... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
Ack! You're still doing better than me, I haven't started yet! I wanted to make granola for this week, but forgot about it until after the grocery shopping was done. On Friday I plan to really sit and make a plan for next week. I have an avocado, so I think I will try some on toast tomorrow!
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2014 on #cookingcure : breakfast. at figuring out 40
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After my sister got into knitting a few years ago, she really inspired me to want to learn to knit properly. And because she is the best sister in the world, she gifted me with the Knit Lab class at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
Ohhhhhhhhhh. I'd so love to take Hello Story with Ali! :)
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I don't have as much time as I would like to read all the blog articles I'd like to read, but thankfully, I do sometimes come across gems in the online world that resonate with me in some way. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
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When taking close up photos of items, sometimes I notice silly little things like this. They keep me smiling as I work. Happy hump day folks. Hoping you will find lots of little things to smile about today. Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
This class is going to be great! Tami cracks me up daily on Facebook! :) And speaking of FB, according to them (in those 10 year videos they did), my most memorable update was when I "screamed" out KIERAN IS WALKING!! KIERAN IS WALKING!!! when he walked for the first time. I tell ya, seeing it pop up on the screen made me cry all over again :)
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I'm giving a nod to St. Patrick's Day this month for my colour inspiration. We aren't Irish, but Kieran's name is, so that works right? 1. I love the idea of painting mis-matched chairs in the same colour for unity,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2014 at Callaloo Soup
That's a great list. I have a similar one, and thanks to you I am now going to add 52 Lists and The Kitchn Cure to mine! I really need to work on my breakfasts and lunches.
Toggle Commented Mar 14, 2014 on the master list of projects. at figuring out 40
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Happy March Scrappers! Here is our sketch for this month Some paint action and dandelion puffs! Thanks for the sketch Vernell! Download your preferred format here JPG | PDF | PSD We'll be back to share our pages in two... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Callaloo Soup