Weekend Reads from The Made Thing

Weekend Links For Saturday

What are you up to this weekend? We’re really hoping that our favorite TropicalSno will be open this weekend. They’ve had a “opening in late April” sign up—and you can’t really get much later than this! Favorite flavor? Pink Flamingo = pink lemonade + red raspberry. What’s yours?

On to the links!

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DIY Cork board tutorial for under $15 and 30 minutes!

Riveted Cork Board DIY

I’ve been slowly adding new things to my office, collecting things along the way and piecing together an office. Almost a month ago, I bought a really awful looking cork board with the intention of turning it into a useful place to gather together inspiration and nice things people say about my company. All it needed was a little makeover. In under 30 minutes, I put this beauty together!

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Learn about the French word Pif and useful phrases that use au pif an other french expressions!
French Words

Au Pif – French Vocabulaire

I have a big, very French nose. When I lived in France, people often thought I was French—that is until I started speaking. Then they were unsure where I was from. Possibly Switzerland. Maybe Belgium. But certainly not American. I just don’t look enough like a poster American girl!

One of the biggest problems with having a huge schnoz is that it just doesn’t fit into wine glasses easily, meaning I have to throw my head back in a very unladylike fashion to participate in that most French of daily routines.

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Revisiting the Eiffel Tower

Visiting the Eiffel Tower

Today’s Google Doodle is about the Eiffel Tower in Paris—and isn’t it gorgeous?! I remember visiting the Eiffel Tower at night with my parents when they came to visit at the end of my year abroad in France, looking out across the city with twinkling lights. It’s a must-do if you’re visiting Paris, even if it feels totally touristy.

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