My new blog logo is here!

Written by Diane. Posted in on everything else, posts

Did you see what’s new? Yup, you can’t find this post without seeing MY NEW BLOG LOGO!!!!! I am so happy to debut my awesome new design! A graphic designer named Laurissa van der Walt from South Africa created the design and I couldn’t be more pleased. She took my preferences into consideration and added her own touches that just blew me away.

What should you take into consideration before hiring a graphic designer for your blog logo?

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Cost of living in France: French prices for everyday things

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France, posts

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From designers like Louis Vuitton to expensive restaurants to regal castles, images you associate with France don’t exactly scream cheap. Am I right?

Friends and family often ask me about the cost of living in France and how expensive things are here. Are France prices expensive? Overall, I’d say yes. Most things cost more here than they do in the United States — and I’m saying that about life in the country, not Paris. Luckily right now, the Euro isn’t super strong, so things aren’t as bad as they could be for us Americans. I’m taking advantage of this and stashing money under my mattress. Don’t tell anyone.

How much does it cost to live in France?

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Do I like living in France?

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France, posts

living-in-france Before I answer that, I want to start off by saying that life is what you make of it no matter where you live. Someone living in a bustling European capital may be miserable while someone in backwoods Alabama may be having the time of their life — and vice versa. Certainly external factors play into your overall happiness, but the biggest factor is your attitude. Said another way, you’re in control of your own happiness.

What do I mean by that and how does it relate to living in France?

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Why did I start Oui In France?

Written by Diane. Posted in on life in France, posts

Hi! I’m happy to announce that Oui In France is officially here!

Why start a new blog? For a couple of reasons:

  • Since 2009 when I started blogging, my life has changed a lot! I moved back to the U.S., got married, moved back to France and more. Starting up a new blog seemed to be right in line with this new chapter in my life.
  • I really enjoy blogging and wanted to get back to it.
  • I wanted a new place to share my life with friends and family.
  • To sharpen my WordPress skills. Not as easy as it looks!
  • Why not?

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This blog is something I can be proud of, something to ground me, an outlet, a place to connect, a sounding board, and most of all, something fun! Maybe I wanted to prove to myself that I could actually DO this and gain loyal readers that have a genuine interest in what I have to say. Or maybe it’s because I want some sort of validation that I don’t get from the work I do in my day job. Or maybe it’s just because I wanted to embark on a new project – something fun and exciting that allows me to share my life with all of you. Whatever the reason(s), know that Oui In France is something I believe in and believing in yourself is half the battle in life…

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