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A hot steamy love affair with Paris & blogging

Jan 28

I'm having a hot steamy love affair with blogging. You can too. Read more here.

I’m having a hot steamy love affair with blogging.

A flat-out CRUSH.

 I am also crushing on social media.

 Uhhm, and Paris *

* More on that later

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Pleazzze admit it. You crush on social media too.

Don’t make me confess it go it alone.

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Oscar Wilde, Paris France

 I am throwing in some Paris pix.

I know you kids like pictures.


Ok, me too.

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Arc De Triomphe

I am also a little JACKED UP ON MY EXCITEMENT level.

I love to travel to PARIS with my gal pal Norma


 My Beautiful Paris.

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Shiny Gorgeousness

Now that I have distracted you with Paris, let’s get back to social media.

Have you drank the social media Koolaid yet?

Geeze Louise I have to teach you everything.

{Insert smile,  you know I’m kidding }


Smarten up.

Just in case you are behind the eight ball,

remember – it is never too late.

It is too late to fit into your skinny jeans from high school,

but it is not too late to jump on the social media band wagon.

If I can learn how to order wine speak french, you can learn how to navigate the social media road.

P.s. This next photo was from a road trip in France.

Yes, this is DORA THE EXPLORER on top of the car !! :

Girlz road trips are a hoot !  Norma drove, I snapped photos out of the car window.

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Get on the crazy road trip of BLOGS AND TWITTER.

Don’t be ‘FRAID.  Put on your ‘big girl panties‘ and go for it.

Unless you are a guy.

Don’t put on the big girl panties.

That would just be gross.


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Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris

Relationships & Blogging :

Ok…on to the intimate relationship discussion.

If you are a fellow blogger, you know what I am talking about.  You spend your waking hours thinking in blog segments.  You think of it in the shower, in the bath…you name the place.  There is no rhyme or reason, it just happens everywhere.

Like an affair.

A blogging love affair.

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Ahhhhh A French Bath !

Twitter  :

With Twitter, you live your life thinking in 140 characters or less.

You even have thoughts where you start to wonder if you could actually complete an entire sentence in real life.

Whaaaat??!  I can talk in a complete sentence ?!!

Whooo Nelly.  Stop the train.

I don’t need to write a paragraph squished into a 140 character box?!!




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Metro Awesomeness In Paris

Are you having a blog romance?

Maybe you even have multiple blog partners?

Do you spend your free time hours trolling blogs and twitter?  Do you explore new decor ideas, learning some techy stuff, drooling over pinterest pictures, traveling around the world and back again and you haven’t even left your house ??

Are you still in your pajama’s, and drinking 12 cups of coffee?

Welcome to my world.

The life of a blogger.

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A daytime Stroll

If you haven’t tried leaping into social media circles, you should.

Blog reading ( and writing ) and twitter support is like screaming BINGO in the bingo hall.

Yes, I like BINGO.

Shut  it.

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You  can make some pretty great friends out there.

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Repetto …gorgeous shoes !!

Truth is, I am having several blog love affairs.

Bloggers not only send out ahhhmazing info but they also encourage and support each other.

 It is a total love fest.

I encourage you to go out there and live a little with your blog reading/and/or writing.

Go out and hussy it up in the blog-o-twitter-sphere.

It’s fun.  I promise.

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Wanna know what my bloggie friend said about me?

 I am going to tell you.

This is only going to happen once in 2012.

Then, that’s it.  That’s all you get.

The rest of the year will be about home design and decor ideas, and not about me.

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The Merci Store Paris

I wanted to write about my fellow blogger friend, Amanda wrote about me because

It is not everyday that someone steps up and sticks their neck out and screams :




Ok, that didn’t happen, but something really kind did.

Amanda said some really nice things about me.

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Flower Love

Here is a wee excerpt from my friend Amanda






Today’s Feature Friday is a blog that is a little of this and a lot of that, a woman who is courageous and chooses to take on life by finding the funny in absolutely everything.


DESIGN THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE , is a blog by Interior Designer Lynne Knowlton.


One of the reasons I love her blog goes so far beyond the title. Lynne has one of the most honest and humorous outlooks on life that I have come by in quite some time. She is kind of like an insta-best-friend by the way she let’s you into her life as well as how she responds to yours.She writes by the seat of her pants, exactly what’s in her heart and I believe that is the ticket.  She’s honest and real.So here are 10 reasons why I read Lynne’s blog and truly believe you should too!


10. She makes me laugh out loud

9.  She is easy to relate to

8.  I really enjoy her style of writing

7.  She has an adult tree house…I mean, come on, how cool is that?

6.  She lived in Paris, my all time most favorite place in the world.  Take me with you next time won’t you, Lynne?

5.  She has some of the most creative blog post titles I’ve ever seen.   ie: How To Be A Blog Hussy

4.  She is as authentic as authentic can be

3.  She puts herself totally and completely out there for you to get to know her

2.  She chooses to look cancer straight on and tell it to kiss her ass .

And drum roll please….

NUMBER ONE… She has a beautiful soul that shows through her writing. She’s one of the good ones!

Some of my favorite posts are: Have a Dream? My goal is to have our house published~oh how dreamy that would beUp in the Tree house with a FriendDear Cancer, You Can Kiss My Ass,


Thanks Amanda. xx

Right back atcha, sista.


Who are you going to pay it forward to today?

I wanna hear about it.

I want proof.  In writing.

Share some links to some your favourite blogs.

I am ok with multiple blog partners.

I will fill my coffee cup a little more full, and have a good read.

Be good.  If only for today.


P.s. I would adore it if you could truly share your favourite blog links in the comments below.



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  1. Reggie Baker (inthistogether)

    July 17th, 2012 at 2:45 am

    ohhhhhhh – fret not – I still luv ya

  2. Lynne Knowlton

    July 22nd, 2012 at 3:21 am

    Hi Reggie,
    Ok, if my old age memory serves me correct…you are a friend of Denise Wakeman…mmmm….true?
    P.s. If not, I am officially OLD.

  3. Reggie Baker (inthistogether)

    July 30th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Denise – true
    old – not true 🙂

  4. lynneknowlton

    June 8th, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    Blog LOVE : I’m Having a Hot steamy Love Affair with Blogging

  5. lynneknowlton

    June 20th, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    A hot steamy love affair with blogging

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