• Zero Waste

    Does Zero Waste really help the environment?

    Living a zero-waste lifestyle seems impossible. I read Bea Johnson’s book Zero Waste Home around maybe 2011, and at the time I thought she was an OCD person who had nothing better to do with…

    October 23, 2017
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    Frenchisms

    France’s Special New Year’s Traditions

    Now that I’m married to my charming Frenchman, I’ve been exposed to a whole new way to celebrate the end of the year. Sending Holiday cards In my family we always sent Christmas cards…

    December 28, 2016
  • How to prepare Thanksgiving in Paris: Everything you need to know! www.BonjourAdventure.com
    A Life in Paris

    Our Thanksgiving in Paris

    We planned our Thanksgiving in Paris for Saturday afternoon, so I woke up earlier than usual to pick up the second turkey at the butcher shop. I’m all about saving time, so I was…

    December 23, 2016
  • Best Delicious Butternut Squash Soup
    Recipes

    Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

    My husband raves about this butternut squash soup. It has more ingredients than a typical butternut squash soup recipe, but I had such great reviews, I think they are all worth adding! Click here…

    November 27, 2016
  • Thanksgiving Recipe Turkey Gravy Pumpkin Paris
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    Thanksgiving Turkey and Gravy Recipes

    This Thanksgiving my husband and I will be hosting 7 guests in our tiny 350 square foot (33m2) apartment. We’ll have everyone over on Saturday, since Thursday isn’t a national holiday in France. I…

    November 20, 2016
  • How to Prepare a Thanksgiving Abroad in Paris
    A Life in Paris

    Preparing a Thanksgiving in Paris

    Thanksgiving in Paris is just a normal Thursday day at work. Having never had to construct my own holidays or traditions before in my adult life, I wasn’t prepared for Thanksgiving last year, and…

    November 6, 2016
  • Voting abroad absentee ballot expat
    A Life in Paris

    Voting Abroad

    The French are surprised to learn I voted by mail. They have two options for voting while abroad: going to the local French embassy in the country where you are staying or naming another…

    November 2, 2016
  • The terrace cafe at the Mosquee de Paris
    How to Visit Paris

    Tea at the Mosquée de Paris

    I had seen the impressive white building with green tiled roofs from the outside, but never guessed I would ever go inside, mostly because as a non-muslim, I didn’t see any way I would…

    June 23, 2016
  • A Life in Paris

    April in Paris: Photo Essay

    So, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite photos from April. I’ve wanted to share more photos with you on the blog, but I hadn’t really figured out in what context…

    May 6, 2016
  • A Life in Paris

    Filing Taxes While Abroad

    It’s tax season! And, you know what I’m doing? Filing my taxes. (Actually, I’m procrastinating filing my taxes by writing this article for you, but who’s counting… LOL) So, you think you can move…

    April 2, 2016