Hello 2017!


Hello 2017 | French By Design

Hello there, and happy new year! We’re back from our holiday break, spent in family, away from the digital world. In between, we cooked, binge-watched Netflix and Amazon prime movies and documentaries, all got sick with a winter bug, one after the other. I also managed to keep up with my goal of relaunching my running…

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Thankful | French By Design - flowers by Tulipina

‘Tis the time of the year to look back at what life brought us this year, and while it’s easy to count the lemons that were thrown at us and feel sorry for ourselves, it takes a little more effort to assess what we are thankful for. This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for… My family, for…

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Highs and Lows


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Well, it’s been a s****y week over here. This week has been a roller coaster of emotions, from highs to lows. Let’s start with the lows : Maya fell at cheer practice. She got home from practice in tears, saying her shoulder was very painful [the coach did not bother to check]. After icing and giving her…

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Heck yes!



Hey there! I am back and happy to report that the big health scare we had is behind us. Thank you so much for all of your comments and messages of support. It’s been a very scary time, but our sweet Maya is almost [99.9%] cleared by her pediatrician, surgeon and oncologist. We still need…

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