Paris · Restaurants · Travel

Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

I have a little tradition when I’m in Paris. Every morning, I seek out a different bakery and buy a croissant (or two). With just 10 days to spend in Paris, I knew that at most I could only sample a baker’s dozen of croissants. This time I wanted to take notes in case I… Continue reading Seeking the Best Croissants in Paris – 2017

Crafting · Paper Crafts

A Travel Journal for England and Paris

*Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. For big trips like my recent one to England and Paris, I like to take along… Continue reading A Travel Journal for England and Paris

Appetizers · Cocktails · Holiday · Parties

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop

My favorite part of the holidays is inviting friends and family into my home. Today I’m giving you a sneak peek into my holiday celebrations, along with two other bloggers – Kippi from Kippi at Home, and Lia from Southern Yankee DIY.  *Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I… Continue reading Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop

North America · Travel

Fort Worth, Texas – a City of Surprises

I spent a few of my teen years in Texas, suffering through the heat, humidity, and cowboy hats. As soon as I could, I headed elsewhere. For the last 25 years, I’ve haven’t been the least tempted to go back. And yet here I was, with a trip to Texas on my calendar. To visit… Continue reading Fort Worth, Texas – a City of Surprises

Fashion · Handmade · Vintage-Inspired

Springtime Shoes – A Subtle Update

*Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. Over the last year or so, I’ve been trying to update my wardrobe and refine… Continue reading Springtime Shoes – A Subtle Update

Products I Love

I often mention specific products I love using in my projects, and some of these supplies and materials can be very difficult to find. For the sake of convenience, here is a collected listing of my favorite embroidery supply recommendations. I also include many of these links in the Resources section of all my PDFs.… Continue reading Products I Love

Cocktails · Cooking · Drinks

Homemade Crème de Cassis

*Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I’m a huge fan of old-fashioned flavors not often found in the US, and black… Continue reading Homemade Crème de Cassis

Canada · Restaurants · Travel

An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

My partner and I took a road trip across the border into Canada this weekend, for an early anniversary getaway to Vancouver. Next to Paris, it’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and I was thrilled to experience it together.  We stayed at the Worldmark, The Club resort, the Canadian, on Hornby Street,… Continue reading An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

Inspiration · Travel

Finding Strength in Failure – An Unexpected Journey

There’s a difference between knowledge and experience, and sometimes you run smack into the divider between the two. Confusing them can lead to failure, but if you push past the discomfort, you may find that there is also strength in failure. My recent solo trip to England and Paris really tested the limits of what… Continue reading Finding Strength in Failure – An Unexpected Journey