Tuesday, July 31, 2012

French Love poem. Your eyes and the ocean

Picture of Hawaii, Kawaii. A long time ago.

Tes yeux sont comme les vagues eternelles,
 ils emportent mon amour au dela des etendues bleues, vertes et flamboyantes.
Tes yeux sont comme la lumiere,
ils apportent a mon coeur, la beaute, la splendeur de ce qu'il y a de plus beau sur terre.

Your eyes are like the eternal waves,
they take away my love beyond the expanses of blue, green and blazing.
Your eyes are like the light, they bring to my heart, the beauty, the splendor of what is most beautiful on earth.
Isabelle Thornton

I wrote this French poem when i was a teen. I lived at my Grand-ma's apartment after my parent's divorce at the time.
Writing poems was an escape.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Day at Daddy's office

Saturday we went along to russ's office
I apologize to co-workers for the kids going through the office.
Pictures speak for themselves.

They had drinks, draw pictures and left some of my business cards? I don't know, my girl appeared to have a bunch of them?
Picture edited with Bonbon filter

Let's have a good week!
Isabelle Thornton

Sunday, July 29, 2012

French party on Monday

Thanks so much for linking, last week was a superbe party!

Shabby French cottage caught my eye with his guest bedroom post.
Linking this to my pinterest.

For the party, link old and new French inspired posts!
And any post with Bonbon filter edited pictures.
My favorites will be linked to pinterest.

Follow Me on Pinterest

Please be courteous and link back to your host Le chateau des fleurs.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sillies from my cell phone and i know what the kids did this summer

This summer is very busy but i have no pictures right now. The kids lost my cell phone in the house. It's been 2 weeks now. My phone was broken to start and i could only text with it so i got a new one. I talk to Siri and ask her questions in French. It's pretty funny. She doesn't get it. I told her to "go get lost" And she told me that there is a location not far from me. I told her that i love her. She is pretty jealous.
The kids broke my laptop cord. No pictures, no Photoshop. 

I have been thinking about rejection lately.

You will get thousands of no before you get the yes that changes your world. Keep your dreams and never stop. Don't get discouraged. A great quality to success is to be resilient.
Isabelle Thornton

Pictures edited with Bonbon filter

Friday, July 27, 2012

Marriage tips for the busy couple

Marriage is seen as many things. It is a partnership and a commitment, but above all it is about two people who care about each other. When committing to one another, many couples also have bigger plans ahead. Some choose to buy a property, and many will eventually want to think about having children. These things cost of money, of course, and a suburban house is not going to pay for itself. This can lead to the couple working longer hours and barely having enough time to spend with one another. In turn, couples run the risk of their relationships turning sour. The following tips may help to make things run a little smoother.

1. Communication
It may seem like a cliche, but communication in relationships really does help. Talk about what you want to your partner. Also try to keep communication frequent. If you do not see each other much during the day, try a little phone call now and then. It can often make the world of difference and brighten up your partner's day.

2. Common Activities
Find something that you and your partner are both passionate about. Perhaps take a class together, or learn a new skill or hobby. You could end up learning things about each other that you never knew.

3. Alone Time
While a hobby or a class will get both of you out into the world, you will also want to help your love life. A little bit of "alone time" set aside each week can work wonders for both people.

4. Do Not Bring Work Home
Those in high-stress jobs will be tempted to do some of their work from home. If this is necessary, then make sure there is a time and a place for it. If you can finish it in the office, then make sure it stays there.

5. Surprise
A surprise now and then will usually work out well. Try and find out when your partner has time off, and get some time off too without telling him or her. Perhaps organize a romantic dinner or even a trip away if possible.

6. French romance
Shared French desserts always do the trick!

Isabelle Thornton was born and raised in Paris, France. Lives in Utah with her husband and 4 Darling kids. Her blog, Le chateau des fleurs reflects her love for her family and anything lovely.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Contributors wanted!

I am looking for contributors for Le chateau des fleurs in these topics:

Paper crafts
Crafts for kids
Home decor
Photography tips
Photographer in Paris
Graphic designs/free downloads
Book review

What is in for you.
Traffic from my blog, being published.  web search entry of your post.
Your picture, biography and link to your blog or website on your post.

What i need.
Examples of your work, links.
One post never shared anywhere else once a month.
Family friendly content.

Contact me at isafrenchy@gmail.com

Sunday, July 22, 2012

French party on Monday and cell phone pics link party

Thank you so much for linking last week. I have been very busy with the kids and summer break. Hope you will link this week and share your great posts and pictures!

The upholster's wife shared this cute coffee table makeover with us last week. I love the stripes and beach feel. I linked it to pinterest!

Sparkle and co shared her strawberry pic edited with Bonbon filter!

I linked it to Pinterest too!

You are welcome to grab a Featured button!


For the party, link old and new French inspired posts!
And any post with Bonbon filter edited pictures.
My favorites will be linked to pinterest.

Please be courteous and link back to your host Le chateau des fleurs.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Must have right now, Neon fashion Summer 2012

Neon fashion is being a big hit! If you are scared of buying. I assure you it will still be in style next year.
If you are shy, opt for nail polish, shoes or a piece of jewelry. A strand of hair could be a fun touch.
The bathing suit is a must have. 
The bolder look would include a dress and high heels in a different color as the dress, matching shirt and shoes. 

A tan skin looks ravishing with neon. Get your sunless tanner out!
Happy neon!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

French Party on Monday link up

Town and Country living linked this precious decorated box to the last French party.
I am linking this to Pinterest,
You can grab the Featured button if you would like. You deserve it!


For the party, link old and new French inspired posts!
And any post with Bonbon filter edited pictures.
I will start a board on Pinterest for the prettiest pictures linked on the party too.

I created Bonbon filter App because last year i broke my camera 3 times. I had a warranty but my camera was never the same. I take pictures with my phone now when i am out of the house. I don't think everybody can afford a professional camera and Photoshop.
With Bonbon filter you get fun pictures with colored filters. You can whiten your teeth and erase imperfection on your skin. Isn't it what we all want in our pictures?

Please be courteous and link back to your host Le chateau des fleurs.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dog Bandanna DIY. No sew and cheap.

This is a very easy pet bandanna DIY or tutorial. You can sew it of course but since i don't have the time, I used my glue gun. You don't need to spend any money. Use scraps of fabrics and ribbons

Cute Toile Bandanna with blue ribbon Tutorial

Measure your pet's neck. Add 3 inches on each side.

Divide your pet's neck measurement by 2 for the length.
Cut the rectangle.

Fold the rectangle in 2.

Cut to be left with a triangle.

Glue with small glue gun half an inch seam all around the triangle. Do not use the high heat glue gun.

Turn your bandanna and glue your ribbon 1 inch away from edge.

You have a cute bandanna!
(My 5 year old and paint on my tablecloth, grrr)

I made 3, my dog is very fashionable!

Post you might like: Zacky is an Havanese dog

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Our 4th of July fun

We had a great 4th of July

Chicken garlic pizza, Strawberries covered chocolate and blueberries pancakes
Contact me at: isafrenchy@gmail.com