living in fast forward, need to rewind real slow

I can’t help but think about how this is the last “normal” weekend before the holiday rush.  It makes me feel like I need to savor every minute of it, starting tonight.


We’ll start of this chilly weekend with a warm pot of chicken and dumplings, shared with friends of course.  

A Kitchen with French Country Flair: Mrs. Hines' Class

And I think I’ll have my favorite night-cap;  (does anyone use that phrase anymore)  red wine and chocolate.   

A Kitchen with French Country Flair: Mrs. Hines' Class


Yes, after living in fast forward these past few weeks, I’m definitely ready to rewind real slow.     

A Kitchen with French Country Flair: Mrs. Hines' Class

Or to put it another way, slowing down the french country way.  The French seem to embody the work hard, play hard way of life.   And I love that my french country kitchen evokes that warm, lively spirit that reminds me what life is all about.  

A Kitchen with French Country Flair: Mrs. Hines' Class

I’m sharing more of my thoughts on  ”Living With a French Country Flair” at  Metropolitan Organizing today.   I hope to see you over there!  

A Kitchen with French Country Flair: Mrs. Hines' Class

Have a great weekend and I’ll see you in class,


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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Blogging allows Mrs. Hines to hone her natural skills as a writer and has led to the launch of The Write Touch, an online editorial service. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. Great post…and so true. We really do need to slow down and savor…if that’s the French way…count me in! Enjoy your weekend! ;)

  2. Donnamae, I’m speculating a little bit…based on pictures, but like I’ve said before if it’s not really how the French live, let me live in the fantasy.

  3. I think you should do a research trip to France to check it out…you know…to prove your hypothesis! ;)

  4. I like the way you think, Donnamae!

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