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Happy Weekend

I had all these DIY posts planned for this week and I haven’t had time to post them. (Watch for them next week, including my favorite on how to make an easy picture frame.) My brother and sister in law are here visiting so I’ve been running all over Paris. The picture below is from the bakery Gerard Mulot (thanks Lindsey for the intro). I’ve been on a health kick the last month to once and for all lose the baby weight (I’ve lost eight pounds already!) But it is such a shame to be on a diet when you are living in Paris. Ugh! Just a few more pounds to go until I can go back to my eclairs and gelato (in moderation of course.)  Ha! Happy Weekend.


I also write for Here are my posts from this week.

Prettiest Belt ever (from JCrew!)

The industrial looking kids furniture from Restoration Hardware is amazing.

I love this baby blanket.

  1. Kersey

    September 2, 2011

    Congrats Jordan! 8lbs is no small feat. I’d love to know how you did it.

  2. The New Diplomats Wife

    September 2, 2011


  3. jordan

    September 2, 2011

    @ Kersey Nothing easy unfortunately.

    -No sweets
    -Run 4-6 miles every other day
    -Eat healthy foods in small portions (I love for recipes)
    -Try to be a “little bit hungry*” when you go to sleep.

    *Not “starvation” or “low energy” hungry just enough to tell my body I’m on a diet.

  4. Hilary

    September 2, 2011

    Good for you, Jordan! Congrats on an awesome achievement!


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  5. Ashlea Walter

    September 2, 2011

    I think I gained 8 pounds just looking at that photo. mmmmmm.

  6. Katie

    September 2, 2011

    Wow 8 lbs! Congratulations. And running 4-6 miles every other day is awesome. You’re inspiring.

  7. Alexis/The Mermaid Ranch

    September 2, 2011

    Congrats on the weight loss! I am inspired to eat eclairs. Peace, Love and Bon Bons….

  8. Phuong

    September 2, 2011

    Congrats! Love how honest your advice to Kersey is. I’m trying to lose weight for my wedding next year and the “no sweets” part is definitely the hardest! Thanks for the extra motivation 🙂

  9. Amy

    September 2, 2011

    Way to go! 8 lbs is a big accomplishment!

  10. Kacie

    September 2, 2011

    Oooh so hard in Paris! Great job. That should count as 16lbs with all the amazing food there! Didn’t you say on Twitter that you had a life changing haircut? I’m so curious to see it. I’m dreaming of a pixie cut a la Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina… and Roman Holiday… =)


  11. Melissa

    September 3, 2011

    Just curious where you run in Paris ? When I was a student in Europe (it’s been a while) it seemed like the only folks out for runs were Americans — just wondering if that has changed. I’m sure there are beautiful routes to get in your 4-6 miles!

  12. Veronique

    September 4, 2011

    I like your blog soooooooooo much! I scroll the whole day round and round in your blog, reading all of the DIY! I’m going to post that PhotoBooth on my blog 🙂 Likeee!

  13. Miriam

    September 4, 2011

    Hi Jordan, I’m from Brazil and I follow and I love your blog.
    Today when I saw that video of the writer Julio Cortázar talking about Paris I remembered you.
    Subtitles are in Spanish.
    I hope you enjoy and excuse me for my English, I do not speak very well.

  14. Melissa Jade

    September 4, 2011

    well done! moderation is no small commitment. In NYC there is some of the most amazing food from around the world- It’s a daily battle to avoid gaining 10 lbs a month!

  15. rental mobil

    September 5, 2011

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

  16. Amber

    September 5, 2011

    So happy you found Gerard Mulot! Those macarons make me swoon!

  17. Alexa

    September 5, 2011

    8 pounds is awesome and thanks for sharing your secrets as to how you’ve done it. I had a baby in February and just recently found myself at the gym, huffing and puffing on the treadmill after .75 miles. It is such a process.
    I just love your blog by the way. 🙂

  18. Samantha Klein

    September 11, 2011

    We put Gerard Mulot macarons in our welcome bags for our wedding guests 2 months ago and they won’t stop talking about them!
    Losing 8 pounds in Paris is a massive accomplishment! Congrats honey!

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