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Paris, France
A full time working Mama of two, who owns her own tea house and yarn shop in Paris, France. Expat, Knitter, Baker, tea sipping bike riding Mama.
Interests: Knitting, Baking, Parenthood, Tea, Bicycles, Paris.
Recent Activity
Off for a week of rest and relaxation by the sea. Striped shirts and knitting packed. See ya in a week! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2013 at PutYourFlareOn
I can't tell you how many times a day I hear these words. Since the end of school my children have developed a true passion (obsession) for these cards. In June, Julien and I had picked up some used cards for Maximilien who had started talk about them pretty much everyday after school. As we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at PutYourFlareOn
As many come to the city for their vacation this year we will be staying put. I'm a bit disapointed as things didn't work out as we had anticipated for our summer break. Lots of factors have played into the reason we are staying in Paris for the summer all of them not happy reasons... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at PutYourFlareOn
Seeing my last blog post from February really hits me that I have no time to blog these days. I really miss it and want to get back to it. So many little life things that I want to remember and I know that my tired Mama brain won't be able to remember it all.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at PutYourFlareOn
I finished the first cycle of the 17 day diet yesterday. I had some good results after just five days of being on the diet. I lost 1.5kgs even cheating once on the fourth day which I warn anyone doing this diet is supposed to be the hard day because your body is really craving... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at PutYourFlareOn
I think this is the first year since I've had this blog that I haven't written about my New Year's resolution. I just decided that I wouldn't pick one. Instead one kind just found it's way to me. Weeks ago, friends and I were chatting via Facebook about joining a virtual boot camp to get... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at PutYourFlareOn
So let's talk about the end of 2012 for a bit... Besides I'm sick and there isn't really anything interesting happening right now. We had a pretty mellow evening with friends and our kids. Ate a lot and slept in the next day. The rest of 2013 has been spent in our PJs and hibernating... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at PutYourFlareOn
I was up late night and caught an article come across on the Huffington Post about a sweet knitting related initative to make 600 monsters for the students at Sandy Hook elementary school. Since I couldn't sleep I jumped on Ravelry to search for the group that started this idea. I absolutely love the knitting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
After what happened to the kids in Sandy Hook, I have been very introspective. I catch myself watching my kids doing the most mundane things like putting on their socks and even standing back and watching them bicker before stepping in. I keep thinking about those parents who lost so much that day. I can't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
Alixe's birthday party last week was really fun. We kept it pretty low key and incorporated all the things she loves these days. Alixe is into princesses, trains and coloring. We had her party at L'OisiveThé on a saturday morning before the tea house opened for business. I prepared chocolate cupcakes for her with just... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
I can't believe that Alixe is going to turn three on Saturday. The last three years have gone by so fast in comparision to Maximilien's first years. What a joy Alixe has become as she grew out of her toddler years and now she is a mini school girl. In Petite Section this year she... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
One thing that has always struck me hard since I moved to Paris is the sometimes overwhelming feeling of lonliness. I don't know what it is about this city but I often find myself feeling very alone. Nowadays, there are always people around me. I spend everyday working at the tea house surrounded by my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
I've started compiling photos to make yearbooks for the kids. I plan to give them each a yearbook at Christmas this year with the activities we did over the year. Maximilien and Alixe absolutely love looking at photos of themselves. Seriously, if I want them to sit still for a little while I set up... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
This week when I went to go pick Maximilien up from tennis practice, his tennis coach asked me if Maximilien was left handed or right handed. I responded right handed because that is the hand he writes with now. He told me he wasn't sure because he hits the tennis ball from both sides and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
This is the start of a new chapter in our lives. Maximilien and Alixe are both in school. I love the new routine as tiring as it is. I have to say when my head hits the pillow I am out like a light. It's hard to believe that my two and half year old... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
Aimee added a favorite at Twin Girls Yarn
Sep 11, 2012
I can't believe that you dyed that last skein with food coloring. I look forward to seeing what you do with real dyes. :) Thanks for sharing.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2012 on Dyeing Yarn with Food Coloring at Twin Girls Yarn
I love the look of that doily blanket. I'm the opposite of you knitter who just learned to crochet. I'm currently crocheting granny squares and LOVE it. Now I'd like to try my hand at a doily blanket. I love your blog! so fun and whimsical.
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2012 on A New Passion... at Twin Girls Yarn
I choose to let my kids pick what I made for dinner tonight. They chose pizza. :) Love this blog post. Your blog is so cute!
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2012 on Today I Choose... at Twin Girls Yarn
It's a lot of juggling when you run your own business and your household at the same time. I am lucky to have a wonderful husband who helps me a lot. Lately though he's been working late on an important project so that means the evening routine is all me. Evening routine consists of me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
Things were pretty hectic there for a while. Being pregnant with Alixe and juggling the tea house and then trying to get through the post partum depression after Alixe's birth, I sort of let go of my blog. I sort of let go of everything I liked to do just so that I could get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
Maximilien if off on an adventure to Biarritz, France for 15 days in the sun with his grandmother. Five and half years old and already the seasoned traveler. He helped me pack his bag last night making sure to put his underwear and socks in their own little bags to keep them organized. Dou dous... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
Can you believe it that Maximilien's second year in Maternelle has come and now is ending in a week's time. And get this... Alixe starts petit section this fall! My baby girl is going to school in Septmeber 2012. Let me just think on this for a second.... whoa. So, we are wrapping up Moyenne... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn
Maximilien was on break from school for two weeks in April. I worked one week and decided to close L'OisiveThé the second week so we could spend some quality time together. The creche doesn't close during the school breaks so Alixe was all business as usual. We kept her in the creche the two weeks... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at PutYourFlareOn