Sweet Vintage

I am loving the great vintage selection for girls and boys from the Cali shop Sweet Threads. Every single thing reminds me of my childhood. I so wish that I could dress my kids like this all the time, but I know one little girl that would never let me have my way!

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Home again

We just returned from our month long summer holiday, I know, we are very lucky to live in a country where that is the norm! Two weeks in, the kids broke my phone and I was without cell or internet until we returned home. It was nice to be unconnected and spend some real quality time with everyone – a real vacation. So it’s been pretty quiet over here on the blog, but here are some pics of our adventures with friends, soaking up the sun and running wild on the beach. Hope you all had a wonderful summer!

Nous sommes de retour après un mois de vacances, on est quand même très chanceux ici en France! Deux semaines après notre départ les enfants on détruit, oui détruit, mon portable. Alors plus de téléphone ni d’internet. Donc de vrai vacances passé en famille, hors connection. Voici enfin des images de nos aventures avec des amis et famille, profitant de chaque instant de soleil. J’espère que tout le monde est passé des super vacances et bonne rentrée!

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On the road

We are on the road in the south of France for a few weeks, here are a few pics of our adventures so far…hope everyone is having a beautiful summer so far!

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Happy 4th!

For all those fellow Americans out there, Happy 4th!

Here in France it’s just another day, except that it’s also officially the first day of summer for all the little ones. And of course, let’s not forget the big game, “Allez les Bleus!”

I will be dreaming of picnics and BBQs all day…have a great one!

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we love green

This past weekend we went to the We Love Green music festival in the Parc de Bagatelle. Besides a very poorly organized kids area and an hour long wait for the restroom, the kids had a blast. The weather was beautiful and we ate, danced and made new friends, and even got to hear Cat Power.

Ce weekend on a été au festival de We Love Green au parc de Bagatelle. A part un espace pour enfant très mal organiser et une heure d’attente pour les toilettes, les enfants se sont bien éclaté. Il a fait très beau, nous avons mangé, dansé et ont fait de nouveaux amis, et on a même pu voir Cat Power. 

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Mother / daughter

Ikat is back. Here’s a summer outfit idea for mother and daughter, perfect for summer in the city or a day at the beach. Now bring on the heat!

mother : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

daughter : 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5

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Le weekend

This weekend was Mother’s day in France, and we had a nice and relaxing weekend. It rained all day Saturday and we stayed inside in our pyj’s for most of the day. Stella decided to set up a doctor’s waiting room in the hallway, I guess all those recent visits to the dentist have had an effect on her… Then yesterday we went to every park in the neighborhood to make up for our lazy day before and had a nice long lunch with family.

I am so thankful and proud to be the maman to these two little munchkins, they amaze me and humble me everyday, but man do I need a good night’s sleep!

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Bout’chou

I was just in Monoprix this morning, and “just happened” to wander into the baby section, I so wish I had a little baby girl again!! The Bout’chou collection for this summer is just perfect. Here are a few things from the collection, but there were so many beautiful pieces in store.

J’étais chez Monoprix ce matin et “par hasard” je suis passé dans la section pour bébés, j’aimerais tellement avoir une petite fille encore!! La collection d’été pour filles de chez Bout’chou est juste parfaite. Voici quelques pièces sur le site, mais il y a encore tellement de jolies choses en boutique.

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summer love

I am dreaming of summer and sun, and a new wardrobe. Here are a few things on my wish list for this summer.

My summer love basics : the perfect earrings / overalls or a jumpsuit / a large woven hat / a red skirt / all white, sans chaussettes:) / white Birkenstocks, I know, we had them in high school…but there back / a cool print t-shirt / a small woven bag / perfect brown leather sandales / lots of bracelets

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Baby at the farm

Well this past weekend was baby’s first visit to a farm (la Ferme de Gally), and it was quite the adventure…someone fell and skinned her knees and had to be carried the entire day, so someone got a special flower crown to make her feel better, while another little someone was very excited about the animals but was even more excited about holding his plastic bottle all day (impossible to pry out of his hands!)

 

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