Category Archives: Misc

Six Months without Social Media (What I Learned)

June 28, 2016

Six Months without Social Media (What I Learned) | modernfrenchblog.com

Last year I quit social media and then promptly shouted it from the rooftops because, well, I have a tendency to over share.

See, social media had become too much for me. I was so obsessed with getting likes and followers that I was missing out on socializing with my own friends and family. Plus, algorithm changes and forced ads in all my feeds were really getting me down (damn the man, right?).

Overall it wasn’t making a positive impact in my life, so I drank a glass of wine, deleted all of my accounts, and said au revoir.

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French Connections

June 23, 2016

French Connections | modernfrenchblog.com

Exactly one year ago today, I started the Modern French blog. The first post was about how my French Obsession began and set the tone for 12 months of Francophile-tinged posts. To date, blogging has been my favorite pastime. I rush home from work and wake up early to write, and loved taking white-spaced filled photos even thought they aren’t all that great. continue reading

French Connections

May 3, 2016

French Connections | modernfrenchblog.com

This past weekend I went to a bachelorette party, something that is very different in your 30s than your 20s. For example, no one bats an eye when the bride announces she wants to go home early (because we’re all tired anyways) and the vodka goes untouched (but all the wine is gone). Though, some things never change and, ultimately, I got to spend the weekend chatting and laughing with some of my oldest gal pals. Heart you girls!

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A Day in the Life

March 8, 2016

A Day in the Life | modernfrenchblog.com

7:00 am: My brother is the first person to wish me happy birthday and simultaneously wakes me up. All is forgiven since the text message also comes from my 11-month old niece. Shortly thereafter, my parents sing happy birthday in perfect harmony over the phone.

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French Connections

January 26, 2016

French Connections | French Connections

We’ve had a nice, quiet start to the year here at Maison Pacaut. There has been lots of time to do New Years-y things like catch up with old friends, cook healthy meals, clean out closets, and dream in a big way. As always, I’m excited to see what the future will bring. A belated bonne année to you all!

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French Words: Boui-Boui

December 29, 2015

French Words: Boui-Boui | Alyssa Pacaut

Two years ago the French family was here for the holidays. We spent our days fixing up the house (because that’s what family is for) and our nights enjoying delicious meals that ran on for hours (because that’s what French family is for).

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French Connections

November 25, 2015

French Connections | modernfrenchblog.com

Things are still a bit rough in France since the attacks, but I’m amazed by the outpour of love from everyone around the world. Humanity has a way of revealing itself in such a beautiful way during terrible times like these. But enough with all this heavy stuff! Here are some light links about Frenchie things for you. Hope you enjoy them while we continue to enjoy zee wine and cheese over here.

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