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Learn to say no to things because it doesn’t fit your schedule, keeping an air of mystery about you. Don’t be seen or heard! Learn to be chic with red lipstick. Channel once said before you leave take two things off. Less is definitely more. Learn the art of patience, nothing happens at the speed of light. And most importantly learn to savor the sweet things in life..

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How to Feel Confident in Going After Your Dreams

How to Feel Confident in Going After Your Dreams

March 2020.  The choice had been made. We were following our dream, and moving to France.  The reason behind the final push was the pandemic. We had no idea how long it was going to last, and if it did continue then our lives would be on hold. Neither of us wanted...

Valentine’s Day in France

Valentine’s Day in France

The way to a French woman’s heart is through red roses.  Trust me.    In France, Valentine’s day is know as “la Saint-Valentin” or “la fête des amoureux”. As with the rest of the world it lands on the 14th of February, and of course, is all about lovers.   ...

Culture Shock: French Women will not not Dress Up

Culture Shock: French Women will not not Dress Up

Whenever I went to the doctor, to the store, or anywhere where people with eyes would be I was required by my mother to dress appropriately.  I would have never dreamed in a million years the freedom I would experience going to Target in my sweatpants. Until the day I...

How to Stock Your Pantry Like the French

How to Stock Your Pantry Like the French

The first time I stepped into a French supermarket I was incredibly surprised. The "process foods" isles such as canned food, condiments, and snacks were incredibly small. Reduced to about an aisle or perhaps 1/2 an aisle.  I learned at a very early age that most food...

How I’m Owning My Anxiety

How I’m Owning My Anxiety

I had my first anxiety attack in high school.  It was first thing in the morning and I couldn't settle down. My heart was pounding and my stomach felt as though it was going to jump out of my skin.  Not long after high school, I began to fear anything. Changes,...

Introducing me: Christina from Christina Q. Writes

Introducing me: Christina from Christina Q. Writes

Recently I rebranded myself, my website, and my blog. That was when it occurred to me that I’ve never written an introduction for the new or old blog.  Allow me to formally introduce myself.  If you enjoy the post “Welcome to the Rebranding of my Writing &...

Culture Shock: Lessons Learned in France

Culture Shock: Lessons Learned in France

I remember packing my things, purging items I no longer needed, and shouting at the movers who due to the pandemic refused to bring my stuff to the docks, thinking that this was going to be the hardest thing I would endure as my family moved from the USA to France.  I...

I am no longer as snobby-as I once was

I am no longer as snobby-as I once was

I find it ironic that I, a self-proclaimed historian, am living the life of a servant gathering water for a bath. Now I will admit that when I moved to France I had assumed that water heaters were installed in homes. My first two apartments both had waterless tanks...

Tame the household chores with this Practical Advice

Tame the household chores with this Practical Advice

Hello Readers! In our modern busy lives maintaining a home can feel like an overwhelming task, especially for those who find themselves struggling with the never-ending battle against clutter. I often relate to the chores that never go away, and the constant struggle...

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I’m Christina, a lover of all things literary, historical, and cozy. Settled in the picturesque grassy countryside of Normandy France, I embarked on a new chapter in the middle of the pandemic, because if COVID-19 taught us anything it’s that life is short and we should go after our dreams….

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Secret Paris You Need to See

Secret Paris You Need to See

Growing up in the States I was raised to be weary of alleyways. My mother was not the one who enforced this.  Even now, living in France, I am still nervous about entering alleyways. But when I do muster up the courage to wander through an alley I am pleasantly...

Savory Crêpe Recipe: Buckwheat and cheese

Savory Crêpe Recipe: Buckwheat and cheese

Savory Crêpes is not something you hear on the regular in the States. Especially if you're an iHop fan. Most of the crêpes you see at iHop are covered in sweet sauces, fruit and pie fillings, and of course whipped cream. While sweet crêpes have their place in society,...

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