Merci Beaucoup—and the winner is!

Blue hydrangea flower arrangements
Cover of book My Stylish French Girlfriends

And the Winner is…


WI have been reading My Stylish French Girlfriends just as suggested by one of my readers. Merci beaucoup, Teresa. You commented that you are reading about one French Girlfriend every night. I think this is a wonderful way to absorb the details about the creative women featured in this book.

How many people get to follow their passion, make a living and have an amazing life? Maybe we all need to take a closer look at what how we are spending our time. Have you always dreamed of … and never taken the steps to make it happen? Take a step today to make that dream job a reality—take a flower arranging class, register for an art course, study design, travel to a place that inspires you or just search the internet. So much inspiration and information is waiting at your finger tips! Your time is precious. Make a move today to live your life as a lovely adventure!

This little blog is my adventure. My intent is to add some happiness to my readers’ days and hopefully put smiles on a few faces. Thank you for joining me on my journey.

Now, to all of you who took time out of your lives to make a comment and enter the give-a-way, I am truly delighted that you chose to participate. The winner of the autographed copy of My Stylish French Girlfriends was chosen in a random drawing from all of you lovely readers who commented on this post.

And the winner is—Eva Murdock! Congratulations! I will be sending you an email to arrange delivery. You are all winners to me!

Room full of women and flowers Merci Beaucoup

The room was filled blog followers and friends.


My Stylish French Girlfriends book cover

My French Country Home on tour.


Flowers waiting to be arranged

Many flowers were gathered early in the morning from local gardens.


Sharon Santoni speaking.

Sharon Santoni captivated the crowd.


Blue hydrangea flower arrangements

The arrangements for the table were stunning!


Sharon Santoni autographing books

What a wonderful backdrop for a book signing.

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

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  1. Reply

    Teresa Person

    July 15, 2016

    I just finished reading the book…. And enjoyed it very much… Each lady was so inspiring… Like you I’m not into too much text in a design related book… But this one was so much more… As much as I enjoyed all the beautiful photographs .. Reading about these lives of inspiring women… Just made me want to work harder at my work as an artist, designer, cook, gardener, and my contribution to my volunteer job and my desire to go back to France… I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did… And thank you Sharon for writing it…I’m kind of sad that I’m finished w/it … I may go back and get a closer read on some of my favorites…glad you liked my idea of reading about each one a night… Have a lovely weekend.. Teresa

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      July 15, 2016

      Teresa, You are so very kind! Sharon hinted that she may be doing a new book very soon—a continuation of the girlfriend theme.
      Be ready for the next group of inspiring women.

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    Design Chic

    July 16, 2016

    So wish we could have heard her speak in person…know it was wonderful! Happy weekend, Lissy!


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