Posted in bloggers, friendship, kindness

She Speaks

A quick shout out and a heartwarming thank you to my blogger buddies for checking in on me.  mz_4779881_bodyshot_300x400-1

I am looking forward to reading and catching up on everyone’s blog posts!!  I have been away for a bit.  I need to get back into the swing of things.


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So what did I miss??






Posted in friendship, gratitude, kindness, peace

What Will You Choose?

200 Saturdays until Paris  began – one month ago.  I have spent countless hours researching different blogs, writing posts and working on social media.  The amount of support I have received from family and friends has been so heart-warming.  A giant THANK YOU to everyone who takes the time to read my posts.  Your support and comments are truly appreciated.  I am humbled by your choice to take this journey with me.

The kindness of so many people was unimaginable.  My life has been touched in a way – I never expected.  Allow me to introduce you to a few fun findings.

Paris Adèle

The first blog I discovered during my research was Paris Adèle.  She will take you on adventures – exploring the City of Light.  She is my hero!  I may have convinced my new hero to take us on a private tour when we are in Paris – superhero cape included!!  Ce serait incroyable !

Full Fat Diet

Another wonderful find –  an exceptional food blog –  Full Fat Diet .  Julie is my food soul-mate.  She has incredible recipes – you are sure to find something for any occasion.  Julie, save us a seat at the dinner table.  S’il vous plaît et Merci ! 

Earth and Moon Design

Roslyn from Earth and Moon Design – is a sweet soul – who creates amazing custom jewelry.  I spy, with my little eye, some pieces perfect for Paris.  Magnifique bijoux!

A Cajun in Cali

Carlie from A Cajun in Cali, reached out to share a must read Paris prep book. You will be delighted to step into her world for some amazing photography . California here I come!   J’ai apprécié la livre recomentdation!

Alfonzo Words

A MASSIVE shout out to Enricoh from Alfonzo Words.  The guidance I received from Enricoh has been astonishing. The social media guru has such phenomenal work ethics and is talented on so many levels.  I am inspired by his determination.  Je serai toujours reconnaissant!

Find a few moments and visit these blogs and show your support.  I want to focus on the good in the world.  What I have been gifted during my research is kindness and generosity  – from all over the world.

We need to unite and choose peace.

I choose gratitude.  I choose kindness.   I choose peace.

What will you choose?

196 Saturdays until Paris

peace and love

Posted in encouragement, friendship

When Someone Needs Encouragment

Life has its way of making us detour from the course of travel, we all imagined it would be for us.  My dear friend, of over 17 years, is a phenomenal  writer and illustrator.  NO JOKE!  She actually has a plethora of her incredible works, hanging out with some dust bunny companions – in a dark box lonely.

My intention with 200 Saturdays until Paris, is my journey of researching Paris, for my dream vacation.  To look for places to stay, things to do and ways to save money for that to happen. I have already met, in such a short time, some incredible people who have given me so much direction and support. 

My friend IS part of my journey.  She IS the light of my Saturdays. She has given me so much love and support over the years.    Recently, she lost her sister – her best friend.  Her sister was so young – passing just before her 50th birthday.  My friend has handled it better than I ever could, but her spirit is understandable broken.  My hope, is for her to have a vessel to share her passion for writing.  She hasn’t been writing – as she once did.  She isn’t excited to try to publish – as she once was.  If you met my bubbly, sweet and caring friend, you wouldn’t know the pain she feels, but I know the bond these 2 sister’s shared.

So along with my journey to Paris, I hope to share some of her works here.  Share some of her crafts, artwork, writings and have her guest post.  If I have to take a bottle of wine to her house, while she is crafting and take pictures – no problem.  If I have to sit on her porch and go through her works – while munching on some incredible appetizer she threw together in just minutes, (of course she is a marvelous cook too) then, that’s what I will have to do!!  I know she will be more than happy to guest post in her own time, but everyone needs encouragement.

We are all in this thing called life, TOGETHER, however long or short the time may be, we should support each other. There are so many terrible and sad things going on in the world. 

Who doesn’t need a little encouragement from time to time? 

Who doesn’t need to be picked back up and told YOU GOT THIS??

Would you be so kind and share some encouraging words for Audrey?

 And for us all?? 

Say a few kind and encouraging words to someone today!