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French Girl Picks: Protect your Hair against Hard Water

I was incredibly spoiled in Oregon. Not only did I have the perfect weather, seriously the weather of my dreams, but I also had soft water. My skin had never been better! Fast forwards seven years later I now live in France. Did you know that France has incredibly hard water? Well, I didn't know this until I went to get my first post-confinement haircut/dye. The woman doing my hair gave me the lecture of my life. She told me my hair was horrible and I should be ashamed for allowing it to get so bad. I felt chastised and embarrassed I had allowed my hair to g[...]

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French Girl Picks: Self-Care, Reflection and Growth

I am currently sitting in front of my television watching Pope Francis discussing how much our lives have changed since the pandemic began. If you are in the same boat as me then you too have changed a bit as well. During these on and off confinements and continuous bad news, we have learned a great deal about ourselves. What we can achieve, and how helpless we really are. Looking back at our empty cities, towns, and villages we are still faced with choices. I certainly have learned to choose more of what really matters. I have had to learn to take the time[...]

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How to Create a Work-Life Balance

Working from home used to be the ideal way to work, and then Covid happened. Now we are looking for ways to get out of the house, the other downfall is creating a work-life balance. With our offices taking over our guest bedrooms, master bedrooms, living rooms, or kitchen tables finding the balance is becoming increasingly difficult. Regardless of your lifestyle or life situation, remember that the most important thing you can do for yourself is to find what works for you when you check out for the day. Below, are ideas to help you separate work and self-car[...]

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Travel Diaries: Rambouillet

I fell hard....again! I will be the first to admit that I fell hard and fast for Versailles. If you have ever been there then you would completely understand. Paris is lovely, for others, but Versailles. Well, that is a love affair that I fear will never die. Having said that, I must admit that I have found another love. (insert gasp here) Or if you're a lady grab those smelling salts before you faint. Rambouillet If you have ever seen Gilmore Girls, then you know all about Stars Hollow. You also know how charming and lovely they make that little town o[...]

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French Girl Picks: Do you wash your face before bed? You should, and here is why!

We have all been there, after a long and hard day you don't want to think about things like taking a shower or washing your face. All you want to do is get into your sweats, order your favorite take out and binge-watch something on Netflix. For many of us, this happens often, because let's face it, life happens. We allow our daily struggles and mental exhaustion to dictate our day and moods. However, forgoing something simple as washing your face, on a regular basis can lead to issues with your skin. So what does happen to your face if you forget to wash bef[...]

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French Girl Picks: Healthy Options that Work for Me

Knock on wood, I have been feeling excellent as of lately. Despite getting a cold at the beginning of winter but that seemed to have vanished almost overnight. Back in the States, the cold would have lasted several months, ending with a two-month-long dry cough and a hoarse voice before finally calling it quits. Back then I would have taken whatever my doctor gave me until I gave up putting a plethora of useless chemicals into my body and trying something new. What did I try? Well, more of a natural and homeopathic approach. Now, not everything I do or have[...]

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My Blog-French Girl Picks

When I started this little blog I had no idea what direction I would head. I knew I wanted to make a lifestyle brand. Creating Thoughts of a French Girl has been a labor of love that I hope you have enjoyed. This is a journey that has taken me down many paths and has pushed me beyond my own boundaries. I do this blog because I like writing, I love having this blog. As I grow so does my blog. With that, I have created French Girl Picks which is the main house for my new wellness and health posts. Under French Girl Picks, you will find advice or recommendations[...]

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5 Warming drinks to keep you cosy this Winter!

I am very into taking care of myself right now! With so much negative stuff and worry flying around I have decided to instead focus more on positive energy and taking care of myself. That led me to research hygee, which I talk about in a previous blog post, you can read it here! As with so many of you, I have been dealing with anxiety issues, worries, stress, and added pressure since deciding to move across the world, during a pandemic. (that last part was preventable but we wanted to begin our lives in France now!) in addition to my research online for ways to u[...]

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Everything you should know about Denmark’s kind of Cosy: Hygee

Plus six ways you can add Hygee to your life I was wandering around the internet as I often do, and I found this article talking about the warmth of Denmark. Now I love me some Denmark and the fact that they get a solid winter! So, of course, I had to get more information. What I discovered was the word Hygge. Which of course means cosy! Well, it means more than that. It is more like describing a feeling. The feeling of being content with the little things or that special warm feeling that one gets during the holidays or when you smell something familiar such[...]