Friday, March 15, 2013

Jeanne d' Arc and More

Hello friends!

How is your week going?  I am very ready for the weekend myself  :)  

It has been so busy around here lately...just getting ready for Easter and our upcoming trip to France and the usual every day hustle and bustle   I will be watching my two-year-old niece over spring break {yep, plus my three!}, but then shortly thereafter, Steve and I will be enjoying 8 days in Provence and 3 days in Paris!!!  I am literally counting down the days :))

I have made a big push this year to try and begin learning French!  Finally!!  And I am really loving the online course I am using, called Language 101.  If you are interested in learning French, I definitely would recommend it {they offer other languages as well}.  You can even try a French lesson for free on their site, to see if you like the style of teaching they use!!

I also signed myself up for my very first photography workshop, which starts next weekend.  I can't tell you how excited I am to be taking this workshop!!!  It is hosted by Rocky Mountain School of Photography and they are offering workshops all over the country in the months to come!  Check their website for a list of dates and locations for "Photo Weekends" in your area.

I am hosting Easter this year, so I need to get into planning mode for that as well!  All in all, it just seems so busy around here lately, so my blogging has kind of gone down hill, sorry about that!  I had hoped to share the rest of my photos from our trip to the Cote d'Azur last November, but unfortunately when my computer crashed last December, I lost all of those photos and we have not been able to recover them {I actually cried about this, I was so disappointed...lesson learned, back up files immediately, don't wait!!!}.  I will just have to take that many more on this next trip :))

Well I think I rambled on for long enough :)

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!!

All photos in this post courtesy of Jeanne d' Arc Living



Ieva Zumienė said...

Hi Tracey!

I keep following your wonderful (!) blog and FB page as well. I'm curious when you will around in Provence? We with my husband are based in Provence at this moment, so I thought maybe you would like to meet and just to chat about things + have a shot of espresso together? Of course, I understand it depends on time but why not? :) keep in mind!

Greetings from Provence,

Alabaster Rose Lifestyle said...

Such lovely photos from JDL Tracey!
How exciting that your learning French, and just in time for your next trip.
You are so fortunate you get to travel to Paris, I can't wait to see the treasures you find this time. Would it be possible to request a special item if you can find it when you're there?

I'm so sorry that you lost all of your photos, I would have cried too!
Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Rhonda said...

It is so exciting to be close to a trip to France! I know you will have the time of your life. Provence is next on my list! I do believe I will look into the language site you mention. Sounds wonderful.

I would cry, too, if I lost my photos on my computer. I'm going to back mine up tonight.

Susan Thomas said...

Wait, a photo class, learning French, babysitting fun, hosting Easter and going to Provence.....sounds like the Universe is trying to make up for losing your photos....;)

Anne said...

Oh I would love to take that course.Just a train ride down to the city! Just need to check my schedule.I am busy here too.Looks like another beautiful magazine!Sorry you lost you photos! That happened to us too! Our computer crashed right after our vacation and never got those photos back. Yes lesson learned!
Have a wonderful trip!


"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I have lost my photos a time or two myself and I cried myself silly. So as they say, you can cry if you want to! Have a marvelous time in France. My best friend is French and I have enough trouble understanding her English so I think I will work on that before I try to learn French. I hear it is one of the hardest languages to learn, so, good on ya! You are one busy girl - I love hearing about your adventures.

Lorrie said...

Such sweet photos from JDL. I love the French language. C'est tellement charmant. I'm also envious of your upcoming trip. It's something to anticipate during these busy weeks.

The Tablescaper said...

What an exiting trip!

- The Tablescaper

Vintage Home said...

oh wow ...have a wonderful time..the days till then sound very full!

The Blue Farmhouse said...

I wish I could go to Paris...(dreaming)

Burlap Luxe said...

I so love JDA, breathtaking homes and there art style.

Happy Spring to you Tracey :)


French Vanilla Home and Garden said...

Just wanted to say thanks for sharing "Learning French 101". I have been wanting to learn French for years. I just tried their free French lesson and it was great. I am going to sign up and take their course! Thanks again. Sheila

Audrey said...

I love your blog and have been following for a long time. Sadie Olive did my blog too and I love her for that.
Your pictures are exquisite, hard to believe you haven't been doing this for years.
If you have a moment I would love it if you clicked on our website
or my blog
Thank you for that.
I am an American who has a home in France and spends six months of the year there.
I look forward to your next post.

Debbie said...

You are a busy girl!!
Thank you for sharing the photos in the new issue of Jeanne d'Arc Living.
How wonderful that you will be returning to France! Lucky you.

Stéphanie LESTANG said...

So glad to read you in French in the future in this really wonderful blog ! Bon courage. Stéphanie

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You are a busy girl!
Loving the JDL photos, so inspiring!

Botanic Bleu said...

Loved the photos from Jeanne d'Arc... Thanks for sharing them. Have a wonderful time in Provence...looking forward to seeing your photos.

Marikki said...

Hello Tracey!

Your atmosphere at your home and in your blog is amazing! Beautiful photos!
I`m your newest reader now;)

I think you are busy woman but if you are interesting you can visit in my new blog, it would be honour to me:)
(I have been in blogworld earlier, but then I kept a looong pause)

With love Marikki

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Hello Tracey .. I have just found your blog .... gorgeous and I love the Jeanne d'Arc magazine. Your header is beautiful ... now i just have to start reading all the posts ... have a lovely weekend!
best wishes

vicki archer said...

Your trip sounds sounds like it's well deserved! I'm sure you'll have a fantastic time...xv

Deborah said...

So glad to have found your beautiful blog :) I love France, hope you have a wonderful break there :)

Bee happy x

Marikki said...

Tracey, thank you so much for your so kind words to me and being my reader♥

With ♥ Marikki

Marikki said...

Happy Easter Tracey!♥

Many hugs Marikki

Elma said...

Happy Easter!! When will you be leaving for France??

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Hey Tracey, it's always so fun to look at your nice blog and see what you're up to. Good luck on your trip, Oh dear so much fun you will have. Many hugs from Ingela.

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