I love our community here at French Pemberley. In 2014 we grew from a brand new blog whose inaugural post was published February 2014 and now, 9 short months later, we have over 500 subscribers and an engaged facebook community of over 3,500. I have loved every word shared between us. This blog matters, because you make it matter. Thank you.
Without further adieu, here are French Pemberley’s Top Ten posts of 2014
(based on page views)
1. Ten tips to learning a second language This guest post gives ten great tips to language learners. If you have a goal in 2015 to learn a second language, start here.
2. Tips for visiting the Palace of Versailles I’ve been to the Palace of Versailles twice. Once on a solo Paris trip in 2011 and once with my family (read: kids) in 2013. Here’s the tips I found most helpful.
3. How to Start a Jane Austen Bookclub I love to read and in 2010 I started a local Jane Austen bookclub. Here is how I put it together.
4. French Pemberley Kitchen Transformation By far the most popular post on the blog; the before/after of our very ordinary kitchen into a gourmet Viking kitchen. People are most surprised that we were able to use our same cabinets in the transformation, saving a ton of money in the process. Welcome to our French Pemberley home…
5. Three tips to help you design the urban farm of your dreams We were so inspired by our many travels that in 2013 we began adding those elements from abroad we loved into our home and property here in the states, transforming it into a European inspired urban farm. This post shares three tips to help you design your own urban farm of your dreams.
6. How to pronounce a French /R/ The French /R/ is tricky. I took my own struggles in learning the correct pronunciation of the French /R/ and my background as a Speech-Language Pathologist to write this post to help others with their own /R/ in progress.
7. Cooking with Herbes de Provence Sharing my own recipe for homemade herbes de provence.
8. The Napa Valley Wine Train Fun adventures can be found in other places besides Paris. Our trip this past spring on the Napa Valley Wine train was one of our favorites this year.
9. Learn French: Using movies to gain language proficiency Another popular post for those learning a foreign language.
10. New York City and the Art of the Short Trip This post chronicling just how much Darcy and I packed into a 55 hour trip to NYC was on of your favorites; proving you don’t need a week to explore a city and take in the sites.
2015 will find us focusing on what we do best: Travel and all things French. We will still sprinkle in the occasional fun post on design and holistic health as they relate to our travels and our journey to transform our own property into a European inspired farm, but always keeping our main goal in mind: To be a place in the very large blogosphere that feels like home to you…where you can stop by for a few minutes or a few hours, receive helpful information, and leave feeling inspired.
The world is a beautiful place. Inspired living is for everyone. Kindness is always in fashion. This is French Pemberley.
Thank you for being a part of it,