Confessions of a Plate Addict

I am a "prof en retraite"... a retired French teacher! I love anything French. I even tried retiring early and living in France for a year, but the birth of my grandson pulled me back home. And now I have two more grandsons! My other babies are my four cats, one of whom lived in France with me and "speaks" French! My blog "Confessions of a Plate Addict" reflects my love of France and all things French...thrifting, repurposing, decorating and traveling...with a French accent!

Meet My Grandddog and a $100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway

I have a special little guy I would like you to meet…my granddog Paco! He is a twelve-year-old Chihuahua and the wonderful news is that he has come to live at my house along with my daughter and my three grands. Yes…he has joined my cats as a member of my blog staff! ...more

Big Changes at My House and a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Those of you who read my blog regularly know that big changes have been going on in my home over the last year. Until recently, my household consisted of my feline “staff members” and me. Let’s just say a busy day involved a nap in a sun puddle followed by tuna fish and a movie ....more

The Scoop #226

Hi everyone and thanks so much for joining us at The Scoop! June has finally arrived along with the summer heat! Can July be far behind? ...more

Pottery Barn Inspired 3-D Paper Star Wreath

Hi everyone! We are really into summer here and that just says red, white and blue for me! Can you believe that the 4th of July is only a few weeks away? ...more

The Scoop #225

Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! It's Memorial Day weekend and for me that marks the official start of summer! Yaaay! ...more

How to Make a Living Wreath

Here's something I have been wanting to try for a while...making a wreath from growing plants! I have even been eyeing several versions online. Some used succulents but I wanted something with more blooms ....more

The Scoop #224

Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! I am really excited because it's my turn to host. I always look forward to seeing what you are sharing and this week is no exception ....more

Mini Herb Garden with Chalkboard Plant Markers

Summer will be here before you know it and one of the things I love about it is being able to cook with fresh herbs! Sooo….. I decided that this year I would have my own little garden with all of my favorites to prevent having...more

The Scoop #223

Hi everyone and welcome back to The Scoop! Spring is in full swing here and just in case I had any doubts, a little wren's nest has appeared in my door basket! I guess we will come and go through the back door when possible! ...more

Indoor/Outdoor Lighted Patriotic Garland

I’m excited today to join the talented bloggers at Celebrations of Home for our monthly share…and this time we are going patriotic! With Memorial Day coming up in a couple of weeks (Can you believe it?) followed quickly by Flag Day and then the 4th of July, it’s time to get my craft on! And I love how this one turned out…my INDOOR/OUTDOOR LIGHTED PATRIOTIC GARLAND! ...more