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Moving Abroad: Paris the first month

Our time here has felt like light speed. The year before we moved Paris was the longest of my life. Now the days are flying by in an instant. So, what is life living in Paris like? It’s amazing, complicated, sometimes cold, strenuous, always exciting and the best thing that has ever happened to me… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Paris the first month

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Our Visa Appointment at the French Consulate

Salut. Today I will try my best to recall the story of our visa appointment. This is all a true story, no exaggerations. I have given birth and let me say, that was a piece of cake compared to getting our visas. It did not go anything like I expected. I imagined a lovely office… Continue reading Our Visa Appointment at the French Consulate

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Moving Abroad: Applying for a Long Stay Visa

This post is for you brave souls who are looking to move abroad for longer than 90 days, applying for a long stay tourist visa in the European Union. It’s a complicated, frustrating, expensive, stressful and exhausting endeavor but I believe it’s totally worth it.   I began researching how to apply for a visa… Continue reading Moving Abroad: Applying for a Long Stay Visa

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Moving Abroad: A Financial Guide

Bonne Année! I don’t want to deter anyone, yet in all honesty, moving abroad can be terribly expensive. Unless your job is relocating you and fitting the bill, there’s no way around this one. However don’t bother buying lottery tickets or playing Blackjack in Vegas, I’m gonna tell you how we are doing it. I bought… Continue reading Moving Abroad: A Financial Guide

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Lizzie’s Guide to Choosing an AirBnb rental in Paris

I’m going to give you the rundown on how I go about choosing an Airbnb rental in Paris. well, almost… My first experience using Airbnb was last summer. I like how easy their website is to navigate and there is a wide selection of rentals. They have accurate photographs and honest reviews. I was able… Continue reading Lizzie’s Guide to Choosing an AirBnb rental in Paris

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Lizzie’s Guide to choosing Private schools in Los Angeles

I would love to share our journey finding Olivia’s incredible school. First, I would recommend watching Nursery University and Waiting for Superman on Netflix. Also subscribe to Beyond the Brochure. Please know, you do not have to be wealthy, have the best connections or even have the best luck. I do encourage patience, persistence and… Continue reading Lizzie’s Guide to choosing Private schools in Los Angeles

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What’s in the bag?

Ready for more packing fun?! I finally got the backpacks I ordered from Amazon so I wanted to share my essentials for the trip. I’ll start with Liv since hers is the lightest. I have been wanting to get her a new backpack for her new school so when I found the Fjallraven Kånken *which… Continue reading What’s in the bag?

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Let’s get down to essentials

I’m talking wardrobe. I saw this post on Say Yes and it got me thinking about how to edit my own wardrobe. 12 Wardrobe Essentials for Every Budget When I look in my closet, I always feel like I have nothing to wear. I also have been feeling like I wear the exact same thing… Continue reading Let’s get down to essentials

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Oh, Bebe! The junk you will need.

My dear friends are having a baby girl so I thought I could put together a mini guide for the parents-to-be. Congrats Story & Chris!! Bebe Essentials: Maternity Clothes Most ladies can skirt through their pregnancy without having to purchase actual maternity clothes, stretchy waist pants, skirts along with maxi dresses made with a jersery… Continue reading Oh, Bebe! The junk you will need.