Moving to France … (7th year anniversary)

When Baby Girl was born, the Husband and I decided to move to France. The obvious reasons were first financially, of course. Why else do so many Filipinos move to other countries, right?!  Second, I’m half-French and so is Baby Girl. I wanted her to grow up and know the French culture first-hand. Kinda like I did many years ago. As far as I can remember, my childhood years in France were some of the best years of my life. But that might also be because my mom wasn’t sick yet. My dad used to work a lot, so it was just me and her. I’ll always be thankful for those years because that’s how I like to remember my mom.

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Brownies (Thermomix Recipe)

 

Baby Girl is part of a 4-girl group of friends at school. Sometimes they’re friends, sometimes they’re not. It’s head-spinning, really. One advice that I’ve shared with Baby Girl is « to not share deep secrets ». Who knows what will happen in middle school? When suddenly your elementary friends aren’t your friends anymore and the whole school knows that you still peed in bed until the age of 11. Not that’s the case with Baby Girl. She hasn’t peed in her bed since she was a year old. But you get what I mean, right? I told her to have minor secrets on hands in case she absolutely has to share.

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Netflix and Chill – July and August 2018

taken from: https://www.thezone.fm/2018/08/31/netflix-canada-september-2018/

After years and years of being an anti-television-in-the-bedroom person, I finally gave in. The Hubby convinced me to move the television and although I was a little iffy about it at first — now … I love it!  I’ve been a big fan of Netflix ever since it first arrived in France, but now I gotta be more careful. If not, I could just spend all day watching series and movies! I can’t wait for the time when it’s too cold to go outside and my lazy and cold self just wants me to stay lying down in bed with my comfortable pillows and warm covers. *insert joy and happiness*

 

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Quick Beef Stir-Fry (Picard Products)

 

After my previous post on Picard products (click here for the post), several people asked me how I use them. As much as I love cooking, sometimes I just don’t have the time  to do so (especially after a long day of work). I could order take-out but that’s not so good for my monthly budget. I could also reheat store-bought ready-to-eat dishes, but that’s not my cup of tea. Again, question of budget and well, taste too.

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Picard Haul – Octobre 2018

 

Hey guys! How’s it going? 🌞

Today, I’m going to share my secret / not-so-secret with you – Picard Surgeles. As much as I love shopping for fresh vegetables and fruits, I’ve also developed a fondness for frozen products particularly from Picard Surgeles and Thiriet. Since we moved to our new apartment, we’ve been going to Picard Surgeles because it’s more convenient location-wise. But there are products you can find in one and not in another, so I guess it would be ideal to go to both once a month.

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Emma et Chloé x Sestra – Septembre 2018

 

Second Emma & Chloé box and I’m not disappointed. This time around, I received a beautiful ring. I was a little worried about receiving a ring because of several factors including the size of my finger. I don’t have small fingers – my wedding band is size 60 I believe 😅. Thankfully, it is an adjustable ring. It’s not the most comfortable kind, but it’s wearable. Second is the color of the stone – a pretty blue-green. It’s gorgeous, but well, doesn’t really go with every outfit in my wardrobe. Thankfully, as many know – when there’s a will, there’s a way.

 

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Prescription Lab – Septembre 2018

I’ve been eyeing the Prescription Lab beauty box for a while now, but I never took the final step to ordering it. I saw it a lot of times on Instagram and I always told myself I would try it someday. I really like the fact that some of the products in the box were full size and really useful which are actually the reasons why I was disappointed and stopped my subscription with Glossy Box and My Little Box (click here, here, and here for the posts).

 

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Back-to-School 2018

 

Baby Girl has been back to school for 2 weeks now. This is the first time in a while where she isn’t the new girl anymore. Although she has never really showed us any signs of stress, I could tell that this year she was a little bit more relieved than in the past. She’s 10 years old and started CM2 (grade 5) this year. This also means this is her last first day in elementary school. Eeekk  – where did time go??? 😱 I guess that’s how it feels like when you become a mom at a young age. I’m 32, so technically not-too-old (don’t you dare say anything about that. yes you!), but when I look at my ten-year old I kinda do feel old. Harhar.

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