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Friday Chat

Dec 9, 2016

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Oh, hi.  Remember me?  I used to make food, photograph it and post it here, and then…  Did anyone else feel like this week was extra-long? I am so happy to welcome the weekend. I have decided to relax all weekend long, with not one.single.plan. Well, maybe a few little things here and there, but mostly staying around the house and enjoying my white Christmas tree and lights! What are you up to this weekend? Anything fun?

I started reading this book last night…if you’re looking for me, I am mostly like curled up on my couch and indulging, of course with a glass of bubbles…it would only be appropriate!


This fall has been crazy [I don’t know how is it possibly 15 days to Christmas?!!] When life gets busy, you just ride the wave, right?  Take it all in, one day at a time; and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing. I really dislike using the word “busy” because I think our society has an inflated view of what busy really means.  So, we will just say that my hands have been full.

As I am sure you’ve noticed when you popped in today, there is a new look to The Faux Foodie Girl! The new look and direction is something that I have been thinking about for a very long time and this change was long time coming, well overdue…but like everything in life, when the time is right, the opportunity will present itself… Thanks to this great team, I officially introduce you to the NEW The Faux Foodie Girl, website for a modern woman where I will continue sharing my adventures in motherhood, cooking, fashion, love of books, travels, and living! I’m super excited about it and all that I have in store (big things will be happening in 2017! Of course, there are some updates on where I am in #life today, and new things I am loving! So, stay tuned for all that’s coming as I also have some new characters to introduce you to, and a whole lot more…

In a mean time, here are few things that I read this week that caught my eye….

“I think balance is highly overrated,” adding that “if you find your life is out of control, it’s probably a sign of being very alive and in the game.”  This event recap of Martha Stewart’s American Made Summit honoring inspiring entrepreneurs who’ve made it is, well, totally inspiring. A little old, but not outdated and definitely a must read!

A well planned morning…and a few other tips

The One Surprising Thing You Need To Be Successful

My favorite read of the week –  Julia Child’s Fascinating marriage

I’ve never met a pesto I didn’t like, and this recipe is looking mighty enticing.

Bookmark this! 50 amazing wines under $15

The prices of avocado are on decline, so this tip might be needed if you’re like me and sitting with five avocados waiting to ripen!

How to keep my sanity during the holiday season, but should be practicing every day

Have a lovely weekend, friends. Love, coffee and giggles!


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