Monday, April 30, 2012

Makeup and how i look 3 months after baby's birth


This is how i look with my baby fat. I have about 10 pounds to loose but it is alright. Soleil is not sleeping through the night and i do look tired. I find myself eating a lot of chocolate and it is ok. I was so deprived with the gestational diabetes that i went overboard when it was gone. I started to eat it moderately now.


 Escio (Ross) cardigan
Claire necklace


I love Physician formula bronzer Happy booster in light bronzer. It doesn't look like i have a ton of bronzer, very natural . I LOVE the smell. 


Loreal Paris voluminous smoldering eye liner. So smooth, stays in place even when applied thick. 
Do you have any favorite makeup for this spring?

The pleaded poppy

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Monday French Obsession link party with Creative home expressions

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It is time to bring back the French Obsession party. This time it will be a weekly party. Every Monday. I will have the link up Sunday night at 8 PM. Western time. Link up your French inspired posts, store, crafts, furniture etc...

I am looking for sponsors for the parties. If you are interested in being Featured, i will charge you $5.
As you know the picture link is not Free and i will need the money also for my time. You can also have a giveaway at the same time.

It was a big hit in the past and i get 24000 views a month. So, lots of exposure for you if you sponsor or link.

Contact me at isafrenchy@gmail.com


Creative Home expressions is giving us 3 choices to win:




French Country Shabby Chic Dans Le Jardin Tea Towels - Set of 2




Linen Toile Pillow - 10 x 10



You can find her website at Creative home expressions
Her Etsy is Kathycreativehome

Creative Home Expressions.

You can enter the rafflecopter, some entries are everyday also.
Internationals welcome.
Winner May 5th.
Good luck!



Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Paris apartment Terrarium DIY


When you live in Paris, you are most likely living in an apartment where the light and room is not there. This is why we love terrariums so much.
I bought plants from the garden store. You will need plants and flowers for inside the house. If you are not sure ask someone. All plants need to be low light.
A big tip to make this garden successful is to vary the textures and leaf shapes. They  are between $2 and $3.
I started with a pink African violet, then with Shefflera 'luseane' and Fittonia 'Josan'.


You will need a wide glass bowl. They are between $3 and $5.



Miracle grow is very good to use.


 Window sill arrangement and deco.


For a total of $11 it is an amazing terrarium.

Friday, April 27, 2012

French perfume and cookies



My Aunt Marie-Therese from France just send me some treats. Shalimar, Guerlain smells so good! I think it is a new favorite.


Crepes dentelle de Bretagne...So good. I forgot how good are all our cookies. And how much i would like to be close to my family. I am very blessed to have great family members in France.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Easter lemon cream coconut cake egg nest recipe, great for a special occasion!


This cake is the most delicious, easy to make ever. You can decorate it like the picture above or with candy to make a nest cake for Easter.
The lion House cakes and cupcakes book with the Lemon cake and coconut recipe was my inspiration.



Lemon cream and coconut cake
All you need is a box of yellow cake mix and a can of lemon cream pie filling from Dunkan hines.


Follow the cake mix direction and add the lemon cream, saving 1/2 cup for the filling.


You will want to make the cake to the size you want. I like small cakes, so after freezing the cake i cut the 2 pieces i wanted.



I cut the 2 pieces in 2 to make more layers.
The filling is just 1/2 cup lemon cream and 1 container whip cream. Beat it together.


Use the filling also for the outside of the cake.


Cover with shredded coconut.
Shape a nest.
The eggs are Jolly rancher Jelly beans.



How pretty is this egg nest cake!









Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Spring into Fashion giveaways

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We have 2 great prizes for you to win!
The winner takes both!!!


We have a gorgeous Necklace: 
The love bird Necklace from Nathalie Lynn Designs



We also have an iPhone case of choice from:


US Only.
I am joining many great bloggers also for spring into Fashion. You can win all their prizes by going to their pages with the linky below.
I am planning on winning few prizes too!


I am using Raflecopter. It is very easy. Just follow each entry instruction. Good luck!
Winner announced on May 1st.
Good luck!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Monday French Obsession link party

It is time to bring back the French Obsession party. This time it will be a weekly party. Every Monday. I will have the link up Sunday night at 8 PM. Western time. Link up your French inspired posts, store, crafts, furniture etc...

I am looking for sponsors for the parties. If you are interested in being Featured, i will charge you $5.
As you know the picture link is not Free and i will need the money also for my time. You can also have a giveaway at the same time.

It was a big hit in the past and i get 24000 views a month. So, lots of exposure for you if you sponsor or link.

Contact me at isafrenchy@gmail.com




French inspirations 

Please be courteous and link back to your host Le chateau des fleurs.








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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cap creations Winner




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Congrats!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Spring into Fashion giveaways



We have a great Spring event planned for you! Our new Spring Fashion event is going to highlight great looks with clothes, shoes, and accessories!The sun is coming out and we are shedding the bulky jackets for cute new clothes! I love looking at all the new Spring clothes and shoes- and can't wait to see what giveaways you bring!

EVENT DETAILS 

When: Start April 25th and 12:01 am and ending April 30th at 11:59 pm. 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Grab our retro button and keep it on your sidebar- Be sure to include it in your giveaway post (html code coming soon) 
  • Sign up on the linky below to secure your spot! Include email address so I can email you info!

  • Must have giveaway of at least $25 related to fashion (any type! Our is kids fashion)

  • Must use Rafflecopter as your giveaway platform

  • Include Home Grown Families in your post :) We will provide an event post if you'd like to use it. 

  • Include the linky in your post so your readers can hop around! Include the hashtag #Springfashionevent in your tweets :)

I will be sharing updates on the event in my Facebook blog groupBloggin Social. I will be posting the linky in that group so PLEASE be sure to join it!

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RIP Teddy


Our dog Teddy had been very sick with a skin condition that would not heal, this past year. He would not eat, never grew up and finally had a skin infection and we had to put him down.
He was the best and sweetest dog ever. I guess Golden retriever do not live long and it doesn't seem fair. He was only 3 years old our years.
We have the best memories with him. RIP peace. We will see you next life.




Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baby Soleil find her hand and toy according to my cell phone

It's all good! C'est tout bon!

Soleil just find her hand and is so exited about it!

First toy! Premier jouet!

Look Mama, both hands! Regarde Maman, les deux mains!

Look Mama without the hands and teeth, Regarde Maman, sans les mains et dents.

I just threw my first toy in Mimi's face. This is my gilty face. Je viens juste d'envoyer mon premier jouet dans la figure de Mimi, Oui, c'est ma figure quand je suis coupable.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Circus tent Birthday cake DIY


This cake looks complicated but it is not. The shape is simply from a big cupcake mold. Yes, you thought i ran out of ideas with it! Perfect shape for a circus tent!

You will need:
2 boxes of white cake mix,
1 can of strawberry Duncan Hines pie filling & topping


Make sure you oil and flour your mold.


I used 2 cake batters, one with the strawberry filling and one without.




Pour the blend one and then the strawberry one. Swirl it with a spoon or leave it like that.
Follow the temperature instructions on the cake mix box.

When cooked place in freezer, it will come out of the pan and will be easier to take out of the mold.


You have to cut the extra cake parts to make them fit together.


Then turn for the icing...


Cute circus tent cake!!



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