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2018 round up

2018 is over! Hallelujah! Maybe I’m a little late in saying it but, it’s true, I’m grateful we made it to the other side. Sometimes it felt like we were just a ball of dough being kneaded and knocked around but a well-worked dough produces something elastic and workable and I think that’s where we’re…

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Shape Shifting

When I originally left Canada back in 2012, I left my bathroom scale behind. When life had hit the wall the year before I dropped 30 pounds almost overnight, my friends were worried, but unfortunately, I could do nothing about it not even eating McFlurries from time to time. Sometimes that’s how life goes. Some…

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  • Rhonda BurdenDecember 10, 2017 - 07:14

    Congratulations, Christina! I had no idea you were expecting a baby and you look fabulous! Keep up the good work, slow and steady. Can’t wait to hear more!ReplyCancel

    • Christina (Vine and the Olive)December 11, 2017 - 13:11

      Thanks Rhonda! Yes we’re expecting a spring baby and we’re pretty excited about the entire adventure. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to come back to Canada as a family a little while after so he gets his first taste of his Canadian roots 🙂ReplyCancel

Circling the map

I came to France because of a dream, a dream that really set root in 2011 and not long after I quit my job and moved to the south of France. It was a whirlwind of some kind of chutzpah and faith I guess, knowing that something was waiting for me over here. I figured…

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setting sail

It’s been months of planning ahead, looking toward the future and it’s been with moments of great momentum and then the slog that comes with forever waiting for what’s next. Can anyone ever say they’re completely ready for a big life change? We forever plan and try and get life in order but then at…

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Gift guide for the curated life

After years of toiling with the idea of creating a little gift guide I thought this might be the perfect day to do it. It’s below freezing outside and so I’ll cozy up inside and give you a nice collection of things I’ve seen this year (some from a little further back…) that I love…

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  • GrantFebruary 4, 2016 - 05:05

    Check out my friends company at playkoob.com. Made in Canada too. This is a very fun game that we play a lot at Nitakinagra.ReplyCancel

    • Christina (Vine and the Olive)February 4, 2016 - 12:43

      Thanks for info Grant!I didn’t realize you guys knew how to play. You don’t see the game too often. I’ve seen it probably less than a handful of times in the last 5 years.ReplyCancel

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