A Mexican Fiesta Outside of Paris!


I first met Jessica through her Seven Layer Dip. We were at a massive picnic for Jenni’s birthday and I was late. Well I thought I was on time by French standards but with picnics you have to be on time! Or all the food is gone! From afar I heard the words “seven layer dip” and “salsa.” And my…

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Mon Nouvelle Appartement


I feel at peace in my new apartment. Even though I’ll only be here for a month and a half I’m so glad that I was able to make it my own during that time. It’s been a rush looking for the perfect place (14 visits in 2 weeks) but it was worth the wait. The apartment is just two…

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Un Coup de Chance?


Last time we talked things were a bit hectic. I had a couple of days until the end of the month, had visited upwards of 10 apartments and still hadn’t found the one. Jerome of the mini house down a corridor between two apartment buildings emailed me back and unfortunately I was considering it. Don’t worry. I was convinced otherwise…

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The Hunt.


The last couple of days have looked like this for me: Stare at the computer, refresh. wait! refresh. pounce! Email! Text! *silent prayer* please contact me!!!! It’s July and my lease ends at the end of the month. 5 days people! I’m frantic! Like a beast! rahr! My search started easy and breezy enough. I’m on an amazing Facebook Expat…

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Le Tour de France!!


OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously one of the coolest things I’ve done here in Paris! I think it’s because every summer back in Texas we would watch it on TV and to see it in real life was just incredible! I remember Rick Steves saying in one of his France shows that it’s over in a second. Ya- tis true unless…. you’re on…

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