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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
I've just returned from a trip to Shetland with three of my best friends. We met 10 other new friends during our knitting week on the islands. Such a magical place with awe inspiring scenery and a calmness that is quite remarkable. I will take some time to sort through my photos this week and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2015 at PutYourFlareOn
I lost a wonderful, dear friend to cancer this week. The shock still consumes me. My heart is broken. Lisa Taylor Huff and I met virtually through our expat blogs. I had moved to France because I fell in love and married a Frenchman and then we decided to move to France. I spoke the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at PutYourFlareOn
This is what my new shop front does to me. Julien painted the second coat yesterday and the yellow is rich and luscious. People are talking about the yellow shop that is opening on the rue Paulin Mery. It's nice to hear that it's catching their attention. This street is different than the rue de... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at PutYourFlareOn
Yay! There's like 10 years of my life in here. Ha!
Toggle Commented Apr 7, 2015 on Two Boxes at PutYourFlareOn
From Hiro's blog: Two boxes met upon the road, Said one box unto the other, “If I’m a box, And you’re a box, Then you must be my brother. Our sides are thin, We’re cavin’ in, And we must get no thinner.” And so two boxes, hand in hand, Went home to have their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at PutYourFlareOn
Ha! Stalker away... There almost a decade of my life on here... Maybe more? ;)
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on The Cosmic Sister Sweater at PutYourFlareOn
Thank you, Emy!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on The Cosmic Sister Sweater at PutYourFlareOn
I read that someone on Rav did that. I will make note. :) thanks! Thanks for commenting. Feels like the old blogger days. Start you blog up now!
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2015 on The Cosmic Sister Sweater at PutYourFlareOn
A few months ago I bought some fantastic yarn on the Madeline Tosh online shop. Amy Hendrix had been working on some fun new colors and she always puts her test colors online to sell. If you watch her Instagram feed you pretty much know what is going to show up that week on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2015 at PutYourFlareOn
I opened my shop seven years ago last week. Maximilien was just over a year old. Here he fresh new eight year old Max standing in front of L'Oisivethé today. The days that I used to bring Max to the shop in his stroller and let him crawl around the floor. Today, he knows his... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at PutYourFlareOn
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