Monday, December 31, 2012

New years Eve party is on! Come link up!

Stardust-decor and Style shared her Christmas decor

Butterfly and Bungalow shared her recipe for Lemon bars gluten free crust. YUM!

Thanks so much for joining our party!

I will pin this on Pinterest!

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This party got 10793 views so far!!!! I encourage you to click on the links though!

As you have noticed I am posting the same link party. I am aware that there is not that many French inspired posts out there and that people forget to link. The good thing is that you get the maximum exposure! Nice!
For the party, link old and new French inspired posts and Home decor posts!

My favorites will be linked to pinterest and Featured on Facebook.
I would ask you to visit the post before you and leave a comment and to Google + this post. It will help everyone get the most exposure.






Follow Me on Pinterest

I have an announcement!!! Tomorrow January 1st I will have a "Favorite things beauty products" giveaway. Don't miss it!




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




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I also have a new "Shabby chic" button if you would like to grab it! 




Sunday, December 30, 2012

So much for the end of the world...Almost


December 21st was the end of the world, well kind of...It was our 14th marriage Anniversary. We had a fabulous date and had some sushi. Then we went to the movies and saw the "Life of Pi" Movie. I liked it a lot although it was kind of a bizarre story.





Grey sequins shirt: Kmart / Black cardigan / Black chandeliers Earrings: Target /
French twist hairdo / Natural eye makeup and nude lip gloss /

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Puppet Pals 2 App Review

There is nothing cuter than a puppet show put on by your kids. I remember the detail and work I went to putting on puppet shows as a kid. Such sweet memories. Times are a little different now. Instead of Popsicle stick puppets, Puppet Pals 2 lets your kids create fully animated cartoons with custom recorded audio and movements. Here are some of the super cool features:

• Characters walk and talk!
• Use your own photos for heads!
• Fully pose-able limbs!
• Ride a wide variety of vehicles (camels, giraffes, planes, cars and more)
• Tons of musical soundtracks to set the mood
• Explore different terrains and settings
• Experience low gravity on the moon




You can check out screenshots my personal creation that includes an astronaut in an airplane in a western town here:

It is also a fantastic educational tool for story-boarding and even history reports. I guarantee your child will score an A with a report from the Puppet Pals 2 app. The app is built for both iPhone and iPad but make sure you experience on iPad if you can. You can save these amazing recorded cartoons and share them online.

Get my newest favorite app here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/puppet-pals-2/id557616416?mt=8

or visit the Puppet Pals 2 website here:

http://www.polishedplay.com/

Friday, December 28, 2012

Our White Christmas 2012


We had a fabulous Christmas. I made some Gingerbread cake pops.


The kids had fun with treats like this candy train


And Gingerbread man cookies


We had the wonderful surprise to get a lot of snow starting Christmas Eve. It could not get better!




It was Soleil's first Christmas and our tree was a white flocked tree with a touch of red decorations.


I hope your Christmas was wonderful!
Xo
Isabelle

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Nada Clue Crosswords puzzles App review


In the evenings when I put baby to sleep, I have to stay in bed. Yes I spoil my baby and she sleeps with me in bed. If you didn't already know, this was the real reason iPads were invented for mommies killing time in bed with baby. I am no crossword puzzle pro, but Nada Clue is so much fun and the music is so relaxing!




Crosswords experience is not required, just a love of word games, in this spin on traditional crossword puzzles. Finding the correct word for down and across is where the similarity in game play ends, clues are replaced with words and free letters. 

Start with free letters and select the correct words to match the spot on the crossword grid and complete your Crossword.

Nada Clue will provide you with hours of engaging game enjoyment.

With hundreds of unique puzzles available, your mind will be enlightened and you're sure to find time flying by! The interface is well designed and easy to navigate with great images and visuals.

Additional Features:

Multiple player profiles
Great training for early English speakers
Play your own music
Game Center Integration (profiles and achievements)

You can get the App here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nada-clue/id430952812?mt=8

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Joyeux Noel!!!!


We wish you all a Merry Christmas from the Thornton family!
We love you and thank you for your support, encouragements and love!

Picture by moi.

Monday, December 24, 2012

French Party on Monday and Feature

Christmas has come too fast and I am not ready! We are having Christmas dinner Christmas Eve like in France so I will be cooking all day today!

Tallgrass Design shared her Christmas urn decoration last week. I love this and I would really do this kind of decor! Thanks so much for sharing!!


I will pin this on Pinterest!

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This party got 10107 views so far!!!! I encourage you to click on the links though!

As you have noticed I am posting the same link party. I am aware that there is not that many French inspired posts out there and that people forget to link. The good thing is that you get the maximum exposure! Nice!
For the party, link old and new French inspired posts and Home decor posts!

My favorites will be linked to pinterest and Featured on Facebook.
I would ask you to visit the post before you and leave a comment and to Google + this post. It will help everyone get the most exposure.






Follow Me on Pinterest

I have an announcement!!! On January 1st I will have a "Favorite things" giveaway. Don't miss it!




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




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I also have a new "Shabby chic" button if you would like to grab it! 




Sunday, December 23, 2012

Blue Christmas decor and inspiration

Dream en blanc

Dream en blanc by lechateaudesfleurs on Polyvore

A little inspiration...for pretty dreams...Vintage and Shabby chic, some fashion, some lights, some snow and love.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Animal Puzzle Toddlers, Kids iTunes Review


I really like wood puzzles and the kiddos do too although they are a little heavy to carry around at church in my bag or in a trip and I lose the pieces easily, even in the house. I stopped buying them because I would spend my time looking for the pieces in my home. I am always tempted in the store because I know how much kids love them but never grab one! 







The animal puzzle App on iTunes for your iPad or iPhone is a good substitute in our Apple driven world and it won’t leave you frustrated with lost pieces. It has a variety of puzzles to keep the kids interested with cute animals like a dog, cat, Lion and bird. It has shape puzzles and square ones too that get progressively harder at each stage to keep the kids engaged.

The music is cute and cheerful and your child gets a cheer and balloons floating for finishing the puzzles on the screen. My 5 year old really likes the balloons and celebrates at the completion of each puzzle and I am sure your child will like it too.

Get this adorable and entertaining App for your child here:
https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/animal-puzzle-for-toddlers/id547734410?mt=8

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Astroloquiz iPad App Review



Were you born the right sign? Does your personality match your sign? My 13 year old daughter asked me what being a Pisces meant. Both my daughters are Pisces. I had no answer for her. Astroloquiz is a super cute quiz app with amazing image design, voice talent and touch interaction. I took the quiz and although born a Gemini ended up fitting into the Cancer profile. Who knew???



Over 90 definitions of personalities are presented in a way that kids and adults can easily understand the meaning of personality adjectives.


Astroloquiz- Star Signs: shows each star sign and their respective positive and negative characteristics. 
Astroloquiz- Definitions & Discussion: there are also more than 20 though provoking discussion questions and a glossary of over 90 definitions with touch activated narration by professional actors and actresses.

Astroloquiz presents all this in the right fashion virtually guaranteeing a great learning experience for children at home or in school!



I absolutely loved the quiz, app interaction on the iPad and the education elements all through the app. This is a cute fun way to learn about you.

Get this fabulous app here:

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Easy and impressing Petits palmier recipe


This is a great finger food for a party or a snack. If you know me, I love easy but great looking and tasty. This is my version of the favorite French cookie. I threw this recipe together for Christmas but anytime is time for the little Palmier. Enjoy!

Petits Palmier recipe
Makes around 15 
Preheat 350 Degrees.
1 Pillsbury refrigerated croissant dough package, (seamless is best but other wise just seal the cuts together with fingers)
1/4 cup brown sugar,
2 TBSP Cinnamon,
3 TBSP butter.

In a bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon together. Lay your dough flat and spread with your fingers the sugar mixture.
Melt the butter in a bowl in microwave. Pour the melted butter evenly on the dough and sugar and spread with fingers.
Roll the largest part to the middle and the opposite part to the middle too.
With sharp knife or floss cut 1/2 an inch pieces.
Lay on a cooking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly golden. Let cool.




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kids Karaoke App Review


I am always on the lookout for super cute apps. The apps must be cute and fun to use. Kids are the best judge of this. My 5 year old went through every song on this app and recorded her voice over and over again. It is a precious record now for me as a mom and something she will get a kick out of when she is older. The Kids Karaoke app introduces your kids to the timeless children’s songs like:

• Mary had a Little Lamb
• She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain
• Lullaby
• Row, Row, Row your Boat
• Twinkle, Twinkle Little Stars
• Santa Claus is Coming to Town
• Silent Night
• Jingle Bells





You can record the audio and perfect it until they get it just right.
In addition to the sing along karaoke, each page is animated and your kids can click on pictures with sounds and words. This app is a hit and fun experience with your little ones.

Get the Kids Karaoke app here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kids-karaoke/id408646280?mt=8

Sunday, December 16, 2012

French party on Monday and features a little early


 Something Special shared her beautiful Christmas creations...Amazing!!

 Mary's Meandering shared her Vintage Christmas mantel and decor.

Shona skye creations shared her amazing coat rack tutorial

Thank you so much for linking and i will pin them on Pinterest!

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This party got 9013 views so far!!!! 

As you have noticed i am posting the same link party. I am aware that there is not that many French inspired posts out there and that people forget to link. The good thing is that you get the maximum exposure! Nice!
For the party, link old and new French inspired posts and Home decor posts!

My favorites will be linked to pinterest and Featured on Facebook.
I would ask you to visit the post before you and leave a comment and to Google + this post. It will help everyone get the most exposure.






Follow Me on Pinterest

I have an announcement!!! On January 1st I will have a "Favorite things" giveaway. Don't miss it!




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




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I also have a new "Shabby chic" button if you would like to grab it! 




Saturday, December 15, 2012

Afrycanimal App for iPad review


At the house lately we have had few discussions about animals in Africa. The small ones want to know which animals are carnivores or herbivores. Mimi is extremely interested since she wants to work with animals, especially Zoo animals. The zoo is one of our favorite places to visit and I think working there would be a dream job. Don’t you think? I think it is important to give to your children “smart” material in the area they enjoy and kids just love African animals!
Afrycanimal is a fun and educational puzzle game with African animals and I highly recommend it!







On Planet Afryca they celebrate the wild animals of the African bush: the circle of life in Africa in all of its full colour, 3D glory. 

The Afrycanimals app has 12 animals, each one with 5 jigsaws of different levels and a quiz. There's also a gallery where you can view each of the twelve animals in full screen, close up detail. 

The monkey comes free, and each of the other animals can be purchased one by one

Go wild and get this App for iPad here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/afrycanimals/id576389462?mt=8

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