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Review: Almost French: Love and a New Life in Paris

Almost French: Love and a New Life in ParisAlmost French: Love and a New Life in Paris by Sarah Turnbull
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book immensely. It was interesting to see Paris through the eyes of an expatriate. Living in a different culture requires a great deal of adjustment. Sarah shares the dark, difficult times as well as the happy times. In the end Paris became her home and a place she loves. The journey is the one Sarah shares with all of us. There is much to learn, see, and experience. Paris fascinates me more than ever after reading this book. There are parts of life in France that I simply adore and others that I don’t think I would ever understand.

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On My Honor. . . . .

On this day in 1915 the Girl Scouts were incorporated in Washington D.C. I was a Brownie Scout for several years and have many fond memories of scouting. However, in preparing this post I found there was still much to learn.

Here is a little video about Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

 Brownie memorabilia on Etsy.

1. Chez K Vintage
2. Junque Dealer
3. lovelyvintage
4. eclecticgatherings

Finally for more information about Girl Scouts visit their Official Site. Also, you must check out the Vintage Girl Scout Online Museum. This place is loads of fun and full of cool stuff!

Before I go I thought I’d share a little of my own past. These are my Girl Scout patches.

I believe that the Girl Scouts is a very worthwhile organization and I hope to see it grow far into the future!


My Lovely Sam-Soon and Sweet Friends!

Saturday, my husband comes in from the mail box with a package from a dear friend of mine.  “Oh, yeah,” I said, “That’s probably the dvds she was supposed to send.”  A bit later, I got the package opened to find not only the dvds of My Lovely Sam-Soon, a Korean TV drama, but the soundtrack as well.  My friend had translated the play list for me and included a cute vintage postcard with a wish for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I was so surprised!  Isn’t she just the sweetest!  I couldn’t wait to watch a bit of the show and so far I’m really liking it!  It’s funny and I love the main character’s imagination.  I’m looking forward to watching more.  I popped the soundtrack in while reading today and it was wonderful!  The music is lovely!  Thank you sweet friend!!!  You made my day!

One of My Favorite Catalogs

If you like vintage and retro goodies, then you must pay visit to Betty’s Attic. Their website is as much fun as their catalogs. Both are chocked full of all kinds of goodies.

Click here to visit Betty’s Attic! What are your favorites?

Indian Textiles

Saffron Marigold makes and sells textiles that are hand-printed in India by skilled, talented artisans. They create beautiful works of art for your home. I am just in love with these curtains.

Someday, when we are able to paint and put new flooring in the living room, I will purchase these curtains! Aren’t they beautiful?

Click here to visit Saffron Marigold and see all their gorgeous wares!

Movie Star Glamour

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Pictures found on Visboo.

Lovely Art

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I discovered Shyama Helin sometime ago courtesy of Vintage Indie. Her work is just absolutely gorgeous and I wanted to share it with all of you. These are some of my favorites.

Ms. Helin is a mixed media artist, combining vintage eupherma, painting and collage techniques. You can see more of her work in her shop or by visiting her gallery.

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