my instagram life – year in review

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It’s been a while since I’ve done an instagram life post, but it’s so fascinating to look back and see my most liked media. There are so many happy moments here, and it’s a great reminder of what an incredible year 2014 has been. WOW.

sibling sweetnessfrancophile porntroispeony season

cotton candy skyour beautiful routinemommy blissobligatory

my meccaour home in in the fallapple pickingthe taste of autumn

surprise 35th birthdayour witch + wizardoctoberbest friends

christmas cookies

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Our Christmas day was a blur of happiness (as it should be), but many of my favorite moments happened while we were baking as a family. Having never baked together before, I knew the kids would love it, and it was the perfect opportunity for the kids to don aprons for the first time. Little people, wearing little aprons, and using little baking tools? Yes please!

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That smile on Henry melts my mommy heart, and he flashed that quite a few times during our baking session. He loves to be in the kitchen, just like his daddy. This was our first time baking, and he really loved every minute of it. He was especially fascinated with the mixer and how it functioned of course, but was focused + interested the entire time (which is saying a lot for a two-year-old). Marie is my mini-me, and true to form, enjoyed the cutting + decorating the most.

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you hold the keys

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I have a favor to ask of you. For the first time in four years, I’m conducting a reader survey and I need your help. It’s quick, anonymous + easy – only ten questions! I have no idea why it’s taken me so long to do this, as I certainly could have benefitted from it all these years. Your feedback will help me to give you more of what you want. To focus on what you enjoy most, and what I do best. This is your chance to tell me, in your opinion, what is or isn’t working. I’m so excited for what the new year holds – I’ve got big plans. This space wouldn’t be what it is today without you all…you hold the keys to my growth + success. So if you could, give me the gift of your thoughts this holiday season. Thank you in advance!

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centre commercial kids

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Every time I shop for the kids, my mind drifts away to my favorite children’s boutique in Paris. Steps away from Canal St. Martin (and a stone’s throw from here), Centre Commercial Kids is a modern space packed with handmade treasures, locally sourced goods, and eco-friendly designs. The child of concept store Centre Commercial in the 10th arrondisement, it opened in 2011 and unfortunately, it took me until this year to discover it! Catering to a wide range of ages, their goods are suitable for ages 0-14. The shoe selection alone is worth a trip-I brought back the most amazing boots for Marie + Henry. Between the vintage furniture, local goodies and brands like Oeuf, Blabla + Bobo Choses, you can’t go wrong.

 

Centre Commercial Kids | 22 rue Yves Toudic 75010 Paris

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