Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday (Saturday!) Favorites

Hi there. I'm a day late! This weekend is big in our house as we're celebrating Léo's 6th birthday with friends tomorrow and with family on Sunday (his actual birthday). I wish you a happy weekend. Here are a few links I've liked:

The race was about race.

After reading about the Pepsi ad scandal, I did a little Googling. Here is a good summary of cultural appropriation.

Like a lot of us, this attack revolted me. But the US counter attack didn't sit well with me either.

This is a problem that needs to be fixed.

I'm starting this book. I hope to create such a group (secular, maybe, since I don't have a church?)

I love this color and this dress looks so comfy.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hi there! My dad and step-mom were visiting last week and we had a blast. This weekend, Joe is golfing with friends and I'm... going to try to pack the weekend with activities for the boys! I hope you have a fun one.
Here are a few links I've enjoyed lately:

Wow, this is convicting.

I'm voting soon in the French elections! If you're interested, here is a brief guide to the main candidates.

Everything I want to say to people who want to volunteer abroad.

Describing your family in three words. More difficult than I thought!

I've loved watching Peppa with Jude. Now I understand why I enjoy it so much!

I did this exercise and found it really helpful.

I'm loving this book -and am sure it would be even better on Audible.

I may need this mug.

(Photo from our whale watching trip about 10 days ago)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Favorites

What are you up to this weekend, readers? This week I've fought a cold. But my dad and step-mom arrived yesterday and that made my week brighter. They'll be staying for 9 short days and I'm so excited to host them! Have a fun weekend. Here are a few links I liked.

This new government budget will fix America. For sure.

The Syria war started 6 years ago. Not a lot of people care it seems.

This celebrity home is gorgeous and so well decorated. I want the bench as my reading nook!

Letter from a working mom to her husband. I could have written some of these paragraphs myself.

Hospitality when you're an introvert.

I'm starting this book soon.

This may be good for Leo's window.

This made me laugh!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Favorites

I've watched a lot of Peppa Pig this week as Jude was sick... again! This weekend, we're going to take it easy and enjoy being healthy. On Sunday Léo has an ice skating lesson and then we'll see a real ice hockey game. He's super excited! Have a great weekend everyone. Here are a few things I've enjoyed this week.

Dire consequences of the government's new immigration policies.

Human trafficking affects men and children, too.

A good way to try to change some of my knee-jerk parenting patterns.

I've just finished this book and loved it!

Have you watched this yet? I did -about 10 times. It's hilarious and cringe-worthy all at once.

I need this tool -my walls are pretty bare and I need art / pictures hung stat.

Speaking of -how darling is this print? Might buy it for the boys' room.

The art of 30-minute meals.

(Pictured above: the boys wearing red on Wednesday to celebrate International Women's Day)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Friday Favorites

This weekend we're going to take advantage of the sun and spend plenty of time outdoors. Léo is starting ice skating lessons (leading to ice hockey lessons) and he couldn't be more excited.
I hope you have a lovely weekend. Here are a few links I've enjoyed this week:

Not caring about politics is only an option if you're privileged.

State of the State Department these days. Pretty bleak!

I'm doing this lovely project for Lent -though I have zero art skills.

I'd love to put these or these in the boys' bedroom.

Always looking for ways to beautify our rental.

My favorite part of the Oscars (Moonlight is an excellent movie. Run to it!)

Pictured above: my current list of books from the library (and this one waiting for pick up). Which one should I start first?

Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Favorites

I have been at a work conference this week -it ends tomorrow night. It's great to spend time with my teammates. I do have the best team in the world -no kidding. I hope your weekend is joyful and productive!

Ways to help refugees in the US.

Speaking of, maybe I should ask my son's school to print these.

Good tips to talk to your children about money.

I've just started reading this and am so encouraged when listening to this.

I want to do the same in my house!

I might try to make some of these recipes soon.

Always missing my Paris!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Confession... I love the suburbs!

Joe and I have lived together in Bordeaux, Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle, San Diego, and now we’re back in Orange County. I never thought this would be where we’d settle. I had imagined London, Paris, or Bangkok -somewhere urban, filled with culture, diversity, and museums, all within walking distance of the metro. I still daydream a bit about these places but it seems that we’re here to stay. We live 20 minutes away from every core member of Joe’s family and spending time with them is our great joy -the kids and ours! I never thought I would say it but I love where we live- LOVE IT.