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I'm a newlywed, Okie girl at heart, and newly re-transferred to Paris in search of a new life.
Interests: wine, travel, books, EU politics, Central European culture, history, and politics, French politics, US politics, good journalism, card-making, creating, writing, photography, architecture, magazines, OU football, NY Times' VOWS on Sundays, Maureen Dowd, Gail Collins, Tom Friedman
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Everybody has been so complimentary and said so well what we all love about Benita's blog -- but Helane has said it *especially* well!! Thank you Benita for putting yourself out there!
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2012 on I'm Curious at Chez Larsson
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Elizabeth -- thanks for coming by . . I tried to reply the other day, but it didn't "take.". I need to remember more than. I knew! And of course I failed to mention that my tour du tree was inspired by yours!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and John.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2011 on Christmas in Paris . . at Sassiland
Wonderful! So happy that you found something that meets ALL your criteria!!Aren't you sneaky -- while we were all discussing this Friday you were already well on your way!!! Congratulations.
Toggle Commented Mar 1, 2011 on Purchase Contract Signed! at Chez Larsson
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I love this story! And you're right Benita does have that asset -- when I look back to what her current home was before. . .. I wish I had that kind of "sight"!! Courage Benita! (as they say here in France)
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It is amazing the eye you have and the potential you see in those objects that are all mucked around (I think especially of the tape-laden metal boxes). I know I would NEVER be able to see as you do!! Very cool post, thanks!
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2011 on As Promised at Chez Larsson
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I'm right there -- the anticipation, the let-down -- and then, finally on Thursday, we saw an apartment that might really be it! So I am hoping for good things for you with your visits this weekend Benita!
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I agree!! Chez Larsson is wherever you are!
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I too was a little obsessed with that !! It is so cute and goes so perfectly with your aesthetic!
Toggle Commented Feb 19, 2011 on Botanical Prints Framed at Chez Larsson
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Love it!! Can I admit to living in Paris -- so I would definitely have some fun stuff to work with -- although no palm trees!!! Love the map transparency overlays ! May have to order a book and go to my local scrap shop - Temple du Scrap -- and find a Paris map overlay! So fun Elise!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2010 on my city minibook. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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seriously elise could everything have been any more insanely perfect!?!? Love these photos of you two together . . .and how amazing the poppy wall that you walked by!!!! and love you and your girls on the street, the palm trees . . ..gosh, gosh gosh!!!!
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oh my gosh. You did the right thing. You're going to make it!!!!! Hang in there.
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wow, so much, so much!! congratulations to your brother, so cool that you both went to the same school. congrats to Paul, love your statement about practically having gone to med school with him . . .and then well, maybe not. So cool!! Have a great week and good luck for finding a place to start out your married life together!
Toggle Commented May 14, 2010 on off again. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Congratulations!!! Have a wonderful honeymoon and keep taking those gorgeous photos!!! A wondrous, happy life to the two of you.
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love the photos, but I kind of loved your post yesterday just on its own. Just saying -- the writing and the thoughts behind it were so beautiful. Many wishes for a happy happy celebration this month. And I'm with krys72599 . . .just because the wedding will have been held is no reason to dispense with wedding wednesdays!! all best and ENJOY yourself! (you clearly have it so much more together and in such better perspective than I ever did, so it's a little silly of me to say that, as if I'm offering good advice!) : )
Toggle Commented Apr 8, 2010 on photo book plan. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Can't believe it's finally happening!! So exciting!
Toggle Commented Mar 26, 2010 on and, we're empty. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Mar 15, 2010
I love being left handed -- and my momma is too! So we two are a team against my dad and brother. . . : ) cute list.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2010 on 25 secrets. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Oh hes DEFINITELY not doing it right. The first time he did it, my friend Matt wondered if maybe he wasnt building the suitcase by hand, which would tend to add a few hours to the process, granted. No, its truly a mystery and one of his, shall we say, quirky charms (to avoid using annoying habits.).
hang in there. I can't imagine that there are many people who are better mothers than you!! But I can understand that sometimes it must feel like a bit much. Just know that you and J give those two little girls so much love and support, and that they are blessed to have you. Be kind to yourself!
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i forgot where the cupcakes came from? I have the best edge -- it's the only fancy edge trimmer I have! Happy New Year E & P!
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Too funny . . .but too bad ladies!!! No photos of my do exist!! And of course when I do it, its not chic like it was when the lady did it . . . .
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2009 on Turin Christmas Cakes at Sassiland
Happy birthday little brother! I have a little brother with a December birthday too!
Toggle Commented Dec 3, 2009 on smile. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I echo the others -- thanks for sharing. You give all of us who are floundering a bit, hope. So proud of your resourcefulness, creativity, and drive, which are allowing you to flourish!
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2009 on saturday thankful. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Hi Drew, Thanks for stopping by. pffffffft is (to me) when one sticks ones tongue out at another . . . I believe its called giving the raspberry or something like that in city circles.
Toggle Commented Nov 14, 2009 on Stupid Customer Comments at Sassiland