Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Merci Mandy!

Bonjour Mes Amis!

I have been in a blogging  "rut" as of late and have been needing something or someone to inspire me and bring me back to these moments in front of the computer that preserve my sanity and keep me connected to you~ It is in reading your posts and seeing the incredible talent and creativity you share with us that I too get inspired and refreshed.

Well, I decided to change the look and feel of my site to aid me in this task and could think of no better person to ask for help than Mandy at A la Parisienne ~ Une Ville Romantique Un Style Romantique ~

In keeping with the spirit of gratitude this week I have to extend a huge, resounding, heartfelt, THANK YOU to Mandy. She did an absolutely incredible job with Paris Atelier and brought such lux beauty and grandeur to the blog. I adore it and I hope you do as well. If you are planning a blog or Etsy overhaul, I encourage you to check out the other beautiful sites that Mandy has created and head over to Mandy's Etsy shop here. She is true talent and her creativity astounds me.

I am so lucky that Mandy accepted the challenge of revamping Paris Atelier for me, I'm afraid I was a tough customer. I could not come up with anything, I knew what I wanted but had no clear vision of the final outcome. In other words...I wasn't much help!

Mandy produced the most exquisite and glamorous site I have ever seen and I adore it! It is more than I could have imagined. I love my old banner so much but I needed a change after so long.

Mandy is such an amazing Blogging Friend, she is kind, helpful, honest, and pure. A soul so kind and genuine. I feel lucky to be able to call her a friend. I am so grateful for all of the beauty she has brought into my life.

This is just a taste of the exquisite beauty you will find in Mandy's shop

I hope you love the new blog as much as I do, it is everything I want Paris Atelier to be and more, glamour, sophistication, inspiration, and luxury all wrapped up in a perfect little package by Mandy for me!

Mandy has also started creating the most beautiful accessories for her Etsy shop. The brooches that she has created are breathtaking and decadent. Her blooms are so glamorous and versatile. She uses the finest materials and the quality is evident. Take a look at some of her feminine and gorgeous brooches here.

All Images are from A la Parisienne

Thank you Mandy for all that you have done for me and for your remarkable friendship. Your talent astounds me and your creativity is boundless.

And to you, my friends, I am so grateful for you and the inspiration and friendship we share with each other in this virtual world. It's a beautiful place to escape to, a wonderful place to recharge and get ideas to make my life more beautiful. I am a better mother, wife, friend, and interior decorator because of all of you!!! :) It sounds crazy but it's true!
Thank you and have a beautiful weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to my friends celebrating stateside

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  1. Oh Judith! Yes! Yes! Yes! Everythng looks perfect! I had corresponded with Mandy about having her do a header for me, but I haven't been able to afford it yet; she really does a wonderful job and her style is exactly what I prefer. I have missed you so much because your style is what I aspire to, really. I try to create with what is available, but the blog backgrounds and fonts just don't communicate the soft, French touch you have captured here, thanks to the Divine Miss Mandy! Bravo to you both and have a great Thanksgiving!! Anita

  2. Happy thanksgiving !!! Your new look is so YOU !! It looks gorgeous

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you too. your blog is beautifully laid out.... i really need a "Mandy " touch for mine. I worked with web designers, branding experts for my website and advertising campaign but never had the time to actually think of the visual layout of my own modest blog (which i cannot bear to look at anymore, it is so plain..) You have inspired me to take a step back and start really designing the blog.

  4. Hi Judith,
    Delighted to see Mandy's elegant and Parisienne touch to your blog perfect! And those plumes I love. More posting? I hope so Judith, you have unique voice that I would love to see and hear more often. I adore Mandy's work and her exquisite new petals, a bit of France for us all! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Judith. XO

  5. Beautiful images. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

  6. I love your new look, very elegant!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Dear Judith,
    Your posts are one of the most important to me. I love it when you post. Precious and few are ok as long as there are a few~

    OMG!!! Your new header and look are BEAUTIFUL & AMAZING! Looks like Paris to me:) Mandy knows how to add the soft touch in our lives.

    As our Sande said, you add so much to our circle... We all love you no matter whenever or whatever you post, because is comes from YOU!

    Have a Beautiful Thanksgiving today my friend with your sweet family...

    Thank you for adding beautiful magic to my world~


  8. Hi Judith!
    It looks great! Everyone needs a little freshening up once in a while. HappyThanksgiving!

  9. Your blog has really impressed me!
    I have just started with my blog and yours is such an inspiration for me. Seriously, it's the most beautiful i have seen for the moment.
    I'd be glad to follow you.
    Keep on updating, I'm looking forward to the next post;)
    Au revoir!

  10. OMG i love your blog and your posts !!!

    its just gorgeous !!!
    thanks for share your knowledge about France.

    Best Wishes



  11. I loved your blog! added the link there in my zucchini Brazilian! kiss

  12. I loved your blog! added the link there in my zucchini Brazilian! kiss

  13. those are pretty!! love them! :) aah ur blog just makes me happy!

  14. Gorgeous renovations!!! Hope you and your family enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  15. A belated Happy Thanksgiving Judith! I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday. Your site is very beautiful. Mandy captured your sense of style perfectly. So glad to hear your back into the swing of things as far as blogging. We missed you.


  16. Your blog is truly beautiful - very elegant and 'French'. Mandy is one talented lady. Looking forward to all your new posts!

  17. Dearest Judith,

    Ever since we have been blogging friends, you have been a constant source of inspiration and encouragement to me. Whether your blog has new header/sidebars or not, your posts, images, what you write, and your sweet personality is what keeps all of us coming back for more. I truly look forward to reading every post you write because you have such a talent for finding such beautiful images. Aside from your pictures, you offer such an intellectual and creative perspective as you write about your findings. We do miss you when you are away, but we all understand that blogging is just a small part of your journey and we thank you for sharing it with us.


  18. And I mustn't forget...Thank you for your compliments and for sharing my brooches with your sweet followers. I know how busy you are and this post means so much to me as I understand that you set aside your precious time to testify kindly about my work.

    I am so truly thankful,
    Your friend,

  19. i love your blog (happy to find you via madame sucre).
    have a sweet day!

  20. Your blog is so cute, specially the colours and the header.
    This post was lovely <3

  21. Such beautiful work! I love everything about it!

  22. i´ve found your blog and i´ll follow you!
    i like the colours and photos you use in this post!!
    kisses from spain

  23. every little detail has magic wrapped around it ... soft and sweet yet VERY chic you.

    Some how over the last few years I lost track of you ... this morning early with coffee, I stumbled upon you again and am so thrilled.

    well done!

    p.s. please know that the comment that is not in English is FULL of spam ...this appears on my blog once in a while and it makes me ill ... DO NOT click on it ...wish there was a way to report this!

  24. The Blog is amazing, every little detail, csen color pallet is breathtaking.It is such a pleasure to visit you! I hope your Christmas Season is filled with magic and joy!Whishing you the most wnderful week :-).

  25. It is quite pretty... soft and inviting!

  26. Salut Judith! I have been so busy- that my blogging has slowed down considerably..but I haven't forgotten about you and still pop in regularly:)
    Big Hugs!

  27. It is very you...very French...and very stylish. I am loving those brooches too.
    Ness xx

  28. Wishing you a very Happy Holiday season, Judith!

    Catherine xx

  29. Joyeux Noel Judith!
    I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful Christmas!

  30. I love the new look! It's absolutely gorgeous! But now I can't remeber what the old looked like. Oh well, this is perfect. It's so French! :)-Jennifer

  31. I'm so glad that I found your beautiful blog and Etsy shop! Everything is so lovely.

    I hope you keep posting your wonderful ideas.


  32. JUDITH! I hope you see this comment; I just saw that this was from NOVEMBER! THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME! OH HOW I MISS YOUR GORGEOUS POSTS! Come back soon, please! Anita

  33. Judith,
    Allow me to introduce myself, I am an artist and love the look here, I have a very close friend that I would love to introduce to you, her photographs are right up your Paris Alley! Elizabeth Belliveau Fine Arts, she loves to photo-graph ballet dancers.
    Wishing you a happy and creative New Year!
    Lovely things here, love the look.
    la la la!


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