When did you start blogging and why?
I started blogging in 2011. At that point, I was living in France away from family & friends & my two boys were sick for weeks at a time. You know, the kind of sick where one starts to get better & then the other gets it. I had been living in my sweats, rarely did my makeup, let alone tried to be any kind of fashionable. After a weekend trip to London with a girlfriend I started to remember that I used to be cute. I used to do my hair & makeup & take pride in the way I looked. I had totally lost sight of what it meant to take care of myself. I love my husband & kids, but I needed some 'me time.' I started my blog called "Ma Nouvelle Mode" which means "My new style" in French. Appropriately fitting because I seriously needed some new style & I was living in France at the time!
You have one food that you could eat the rest of your life--what would it be?
Oh man, this is a toughy. Bread. I have lived in France on and off for 5 years now and it's got me hooked on bread. Pain chocolate, baguettes, flavored bread, they have it all. If I could add a second, it would be cheese. But the gourmet cheese straight from the farm. mmm... France may have spoiled me a bit.
What inspires you?
A lot of things. Parenting because it's so crazy and beautiful and hard. Trying to stay cute while doing all those crazy, beautiful, hard things. I love to try to find looks, whether it's beauty or fashion, that work for moms & still are cute & help us feel good about ourselves. Just because I'm a mom doesn't mean I have to put myself last or not let myself have any time. I try to embrace my role & balance that with the things that I do that I like. Other bloggers, internet, and of course, Pinterest!