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Guest Post: Laurie-Annya Linfoot 
2020-12-01 07:42 UTC by French la Vie

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Since I could not decide on my story,

so I am giving you vignettes of my 69 years. 

 

Laurie-annya family

 

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Annya and her son Jackson

 My daughter Annya was one of the last babies born in the Yosemite National Park hospital,

called Lewis and Memorial. When it came time to deliver my baby,

we had to drive from the...

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Guest Post: Kambria Anton
2020-11-30 11:48 UTC by French la Vie

Kambria Anton Artist

Kambria Anton Artist

 

I believe at one point or another in our lives

we find ourselves searching

for something or someone to guide us,

to help us along this life’s journey.

Finding Corey and following her blog for over 8 years

has been like finding a treasured jewel at the Brocante.

like many of you fellow readers, I start my morning with a cup of...

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Guest Post: Andrea Hames
2020-11-29 11:05 UTC by French la Vie

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Years ago, I reconnected with someone I went to high school with,

and through him, I found Corey

just in time to see the Paris apartment renovation. 

When the apartment was done, my husband and I spent a week there. 

Walking up the stairs and into the space was a bit like finally reaching the Emerald City. 

I’m...

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Guest Post: Penni also as S'Mee
2020-11-28 09:10 UTC by French la Vie

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Hello Friends!

 

I’d like to thank Corey for reaching out

to us all and inviting us to share

a bit about our lives. 

I’m Penni, and I found Corey about a year after

she began her blog, ‘Tongue in Cheek’.

I will rewrite a message I sent her a bit ago,

changing the pronouns  

"I’m not really into...

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Guest Post: Amy Kortuem
2020-11-27 16:26 UTC by French la Vie

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Bonjour! 

My name is Amy. 

Here is my storyIt’s about adventure.

Surprise. Disappointment. 

Music, artdiscovery

It’s even a little juicy. 

 

 

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First, I am from North Mankato, Minnesota.

I live in a charming old...

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Thanks Giving
2020-11-26 11:26 UTC by French la Vie

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For many of you, this is a very unusual Thanksgiving.

It certainly is for my mother and family

given that it is the first time my mother is celebrating alone,

not preparing her cherished feast,

nor having to chase my brother Marty from biting off the turkey cookies’ heads,

though I bet she is secretly happy not to have had to make those...

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Guest Post: Debra Graham
2020-11-25 09:42 UTC by French la Vie

Debra Graham

 

Like many of the other blog posters who have shared about themselves here,

I’ve wondered if I should accept Corey’s invitation to tell a bit about my life.

Don’t we all wonder if we are “good enough” or “ interesting enough?

Finally, I thought I’d just throw that doubt out the window.

So here’s a bit about me.

...

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Guest Post: Robin Henshaw & Donn Hess
2020-11-24 07:48 UTC by French la Vie

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"Thank You for Trying"

 

Some 15-ish years ago, my wife and I

were simultaneously struck mad and, at the height of our insanity,

decided it would be a grand idea to buy a 1-bedroom flat in Paris.

We had just welcomed a baby boy into our lives and thought,

“What better time than now to embark upon an ill-planned...

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Guest Post: Lieselotte Maria Fritsch
2020-11-23 09:19 UTC by French la Vie

Lieselotte and Luna

 

Hello Everyone,

My name is Lieselotte,

I live in a valley

right in the center of Austria,

surrounded by mountains and forests.

My husband Dieter and I were lucky to get to know Corey and Yann

a couple of years ago when they were on a motorbike tour through Austria.

We found them “très sympathique“;

but anyone...

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Guest Post: Gina Baynham
2020-11-22 10:31 UTC by French la Vie

 

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I first came upon Corey‘s blog in 2007 accidentally

as I sat in my kitchen in Australia

helping my 7-year-old daughter to research a school project.

The link Google brought me to was a story

about gold bead necklaces  traditionally gifted to

young girls in Marseille to mark special occasions as they grew up.

I was...

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Guest Post: Linda Morrison
2020-11-21 08:42 UTC by French la Vie

Linda Morrison

 

I am a finder, and maker.

I am a 67-year-old woman, 

I am lucky 

I am happy

And I found my tribe.

 

<linda Morrison Ruffles and Rust

 

I hate to travel, but the opportunity to spend a week roaming around Provence 

with Corey as a guide seemed like a worthwhile endeavor.  

Corey took us to a small market in her village,...

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Guest Post: Cy Todd
2020-11-20 09:59 UTC by French la Vie

 
Cy Todd

Hi Everyone!
 
I don't know about you, but when I got a message from Corey,
asking me to consider doing a guest post on her blog,
well... I had just finished reading about Rebecca the Metropolitan Opera singer in NYC,
and thought... how do I follow that?
  Then I read about Jennifer in New Zealand,
and again,...

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Guest Post: Annie Lockhart
2020-11-19 11:20 UTC by French la Vie

Annie Lockhart

Annie Lockhart

 

I’m so excited to be a guest here!

I met Corey through blogging when we both

were just starting out blogging back in 2006.

 

Brocante buddies
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I, along with several others where invited

to a wonderful BLOGGERS tea party/slumber party

in her hometown in gorgeous Northern California.

My grown children were a little concerned

...

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Guest Post: Chris Ulichney
2020-11-18 13:53 UTC by French la Vie

Chris

When Corey invited her followers to share their stories,

it seemed like the least I could do in thanks for all the beauty,

positivity and joy she has shared with us.

I have not had the pleasure of meeting Corey in person,

but it could have happened more easily four years ago.

Let me explain. My husband, Mick, teaches at Savannah College of...

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Guest Post: Shelley Wildgen
2020-11-17 10:25 UTC by French la Vie

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I've been an avid Corey follower for the past ten years or so,

having first been introduced to her transformative writing

in a magazine article, she wrote about her 'French Husband'. 

Corey's story and pictures sent me immediately to her blog

and I've been entranced ever since.

 

 

Shelley Wildgen Canada

 

  I...

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A French Love Letter Says a Lot with a Few Words
2020-11-16 12:00 UTC by French la Vie


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Words from the French letter above...

 

My Darling,

Received,

Yesterday,

"After"

tranquility ...

 

                 

Guest Post Please Send Me Yours
2020-11-15 09:30 UTC by French la Vie

French la Vie Guest Post Corey Amaro

 

Haven't the guest posts been lovely introducing us to each other in a more intimate way discovering who we

are over these many years from comments? Artists, Lawyers, Singers, Homemakers, Lovers of life, and goodness sharing in faith a bit of themselves revealing more than a name. 

There are so many of you, actually all of you I...

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Men’s Health Awareness Month: Movember
2020-11-14 12:05 UTC by French la Vie

Men's Health Awareness Month
 
 
During the last few years in November I
(Sacha) have taken part in the trend of growing
my beard and or mustache as a way to draw
attention towards
The National Men's Awareness Month.
 
But this year for 
The National Men's Awareness Month 
I am taken it a step further.
 
By joining...

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Guest Post: Kathie Baker
2020-11-13 09:06 UTC by French la Vie

“I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,”

in commemoration of November 13, 2015

By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada

Translated from Portuguese by Katharine F. Baker and Emanuel Melo

 

“I Died at the Bataclan in Paris,”

in commemoration of November 13, 2015

By Laureano Soares – Montréal, Québec, Canada

Translated...

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Guest Post: Pam Gunn
2020-11-12 12:47 UTC by French la Vie

 
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Hello, My name is Pam, I am 74 and have never “canned” anything.
My mom did the canning but not me. Whenever I wanted something "canned",
I would ask her and she would do it I loved her canning.
 
My mom passed 10 years ago.
 
My brother who is 69 and a widower
lost his job of 50 years last...

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Guest Post: Wendy Cole Steel
2020-11-11 10:16 UTC by French la Vie



Wendy's view


When I first started following Corey, I was deeply entrenched in Silicon Valley working in Tech,

a newly remarried mom of a tween (God Bless my husband),

and running as fast as I could on the proverbial hamster wheel. 

As a full-blown Francophile, Corey’s photos and writing piqued my interest

and provided a nice diversion...

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Guest Post: Jean Munroe
2020-11-10 07:58 UTC by French la Vie

 

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 My name is Jean Munroe.

Your other posters have led such glamorous lives that it is intimidating to add mine.  

Your invitation is so generous and compelling, though, that I want to participate.

 

 

Jean muroe xxMe indulging in my inner child 

 

 

Jean and her husbandPaul, my husband, and...

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Guest Post: Leau Philips
2020-11-09 16:38 UTC by French la Vie

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There is a poet in Montana

that calls himself

 a "light chaser" -

I think it fits him and it fits me.

 

 

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I love all kinds of light,

moonlight,

sunlight,

candlelight

just about any but that harsh overhead lighting in strange buildings.

It's not that I mind the dark, it has its place but oh...that...

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"...And We Lead Not by the Example of Our Power, But by the Power of Our Example.
2020-11-08 12:13 UTC by French la Vie

President-elect Joe Biden's Victory speech 

 

"My fellow Americans,

the people of this nation have spoken.

They have delivered us a clear victory.

A convincing victory.

A victory for

“We the People.”

We have won with the most votes ever cast for a presidential ticket

in the history of this nation

— 74 million.

I...

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Guest Post: Anna Schlemma
2020-11-07 14:15 UTC by French la Vie

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A day without Corey is like a day without sunshine. 
I always begin my day with Sunshine. 
I’ve been reading Corey’s “reflections” for many years,
and am always deeply appreciative of her open-heartedness,
talents, insights, and wisdom, and the beautiful way she IS in this world. 
I’m delighted and humbled...

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Guest Post: Linda Marcov
2020-11-06 10:26 UTC by French la Vie

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When Corey asked us to be guest writers for her blog,

I knew I wanted to give it my best and make it something worth reading.

I have followed her for years it seems, maybe 20 it's hard to remember

when I first saw her beautiful photos and words in Romantic Homes magazine.

When she wandered into my booth at Marburger Farms Antique...

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Bits of News
2020-11-05 14:53 UTC by French la Vie

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The energy circling around the world is palpable as the wait continues

to unveil the next president of the USA.

I could speak about this subject for hours, 

but I promised not to be political on my blog,

which is a personal commitment I often want to break.

But not today. Instead, I will continue to do post Guest Posts

in...

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Waiting
2020-11-04 16:25 UTC by French la Vie

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Today More Than Ever
2020-11-03 07:22 UTC by French la Vie

 

 

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Whatever the outcome

we are in this together

for better or worse

richer or poorer

sickness and in health

to death do us part.

Let us with our intentions,

our gratitude, and forgiveness

help one another to set the path towards

beautiful world.

Let us be the...

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Guest Post: Sue Johnpeter
2020-11-02 13:27 UTC by French la Vie

Sue Johnpeter

 

When the blogging universe was exploding into many points of light, I found my way to Corey’s blog. Her touching words and observations kept me coming back. Her story of Chelsea climbing into Sacha’s crib to give him a bottle when Corey was recovering from cancer surgery touched me deeply. An incredible family, a mother with such...

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2020-11-01 07:47 UTC by French la Vie

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Chelsea’s photo of her husband and Gabriel looking towards the horizon is symbolical during this second lockdown in France. We need to remain hopeful and encouraged that the days ahead will bring goodness. We will be altogether as Chelsea and Martin will join us as they will now be working from home.
Stay safe while focusing on the horizon.

...

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Guest Post: Teresa Young
2020-10-31 09:45 UTC by French la Vie

 

fox hill studios

 

Hello Friends, my name is Teresa Young. My husband, Dave & I live in a small town in southern Oklahoma. We met later in life, and have enjoyed being able to share our mutual love for art & creativity in life together. 

Seems like I always have a million projects going on in my head as well as my life. I think that is how I...

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Guest Post: Becky Hubble Peterson
2020-10-30 07:58 UTC by French la Vie

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My name is Becky Hubble Peterson. Corey and I have never personally met. Years ago in my search for all things French, I stumbled across her blog, Tongue in Cheek with a zip code that was familiar.

 

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St. Xavier’s Catholic Church (circa 1855) in Chinese Camp, a few miles from my home. It was locked up, however, if there is a way...

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Guest Post: Ann of Avondale
2020-10-29 07:22 UTC by French la Vie

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I met Corey through Victoria Magazine.  I was interested in the monthly feature “Business of Bliss” and how women do what they love as a business. Long ago there was a chat forum on iVillage for Business of Bliss and I was a Moderator to keep the conversation flowing and interesting. During that time, I came across an article on Corey...

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