Euro Chic

Euro chic secrets to healing!

Euro chic secrets to healing!

Euro Chic/Day 21 Going on the theory that mommy’s illnesses are never so grave they put a dent in the daily social calendar, we decided to go to the beach yesterday.   And it was truly, great medicine.  The sunshine, the fresh air, the cool sand made me feel better almost instantly.  I felt like one of those old pictures you see from Victorian England where people stricken by Tuberculosis where taken to the shore for healing.  The only things missing…

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So, it’s official…

So, it’s official…

Euro Chic/Day 20 I have the stomach flu, and unlike this bedridden woman, it’s so bad I can’t even play the organ.  Fortunately, the worst is over, but yesterday I had the most classic of mom sick days – there I was delirious, sweaty and incoherent on the couch with my children running amuck and my husband at work.  Is there any more alone feeling than that?  All I could think of while despondent and immobile was, Where’s that village I…

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Something wicked this way comes — part two

Something wicked this way comes — part two

Euro Chic/Day 19 Since the stomach flu has now made it’s way to my daughter, I probably won’t be wearing anything vaguely fancy for at least twenty-four hours.   This practicality certainly doesn’t apply to Emerson though, as illness never stops her from looking fabulous.  I remember when she was three and had a very high fever she insisted on putting on a taffeta dress up ball gown before climbing back into bed with a happy sigh and saying, “That’s better.”…

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Notes on a caper…

Notes on a caper…

Euro Chic/Day 18 What could be more fun than taking a tour of San Francisco in a car that is also a boat? Doing it while wearing a cape… And what could be more exhilarating than piloting this amazing car/boat in the historic San Francisco Bay? Doing it while wearing a cape… And what feels great at the end of a long day walking around a crowded city, going to the wax museum and Japan town with three young children?…

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The Euro chic endurance outfit…

The Euro chic endurance outfit…

Euro Chic/Day 17 I actually liked the outfit I wore yesterday.  So much so that I didn’t immediately tear it off as soon as I got home to put on my “eatin’ pants”.  I have several pairs of “eatin’ pants”, but they all have the same wonderful quality  — you can eat as much as you want in them and thanks to their stretchy or drawstring waistbands, you can never, ever feel fat.  They are worn during all major candy…

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Yes, I did buy it and no, I don’t still have the receipt…

Yes, I did buy it and no, I don’t still have the receipt…

Euro Chic/Day 16 It was so much fun for me to hear all of your thoughts on my questionable cape purchase the other day, I just had to ask another question. And the question is, what in the world is this? Here’s the information I have on this jacket — I bought it at a women’s consignment shop, so I know it’s not a child’s coat.  I also know it’s not a child’s coat because I tried in on a…

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Something wicked this way comes…

Something wicked this way comes…

Euro Chic/Day 15 A serious obstacle has come between me and Euro chic today.  It’s not a budget concern or an everything-is-at-the-dry-cleaners problem.  It’s not the dread of wearing yet another pair of shoes that will torture my feet  (that happens every day) and it’s not the fear that at some point during the day I’ll regret what I’m wearing – that feeling is an old friend at this point. It’s the stomach flu.  Our youngest son, August, was up…

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The vital importance of scarf knowledge…

The vital importance of scarf knowledge…

Euro Chic/Day 14 So far, through out my clothing experiment, I find myself wishing that I would have done just a little more outfit research before going out into the world in something new, untested and embarrassing.  But the truth is, I just don’t have the time to practice putting on different outfits like I’m some grown up, out of shape Barbie doll – our mornings are busy enough already.  Therefore, picking out what I’m going to wear for the…

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Gratitude on Valentine’s Day…

Gratitude on Valentine’s Day…

Euro Chic/Day 13 You never hear that, do you?  Be grateful on Valentine’s Day.  That’s probably because Valentine’s is a mixed emotion holiday for everyone.  If you’re not in a relationship you feel left out and if you’re in a relationship you feel forced. I never really liked Valentine’s Day until I had kids and started getting the most wonderful, homemade, heavily clue-sticked heart cards ever.  I also like the big chocolate aspect of the holiday.  Did you know that…

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Euro chic or just weird?  You be the judge…

Euro chic or just weird? You be the judge…

Euro Chic/Day 12 It is my belief that Americans actually hate the thing we supposedly cherish the most – and that is the mall.  More than going to museums, taking a walk in nature or getting together with friends, we spend our free time walking in a large circle buying things we don’t need.  And don’t get me wrong – I love shopping and what’s more, I love buying things I don’t need.  I just don’t like doing it at…

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