Bonjour! My name is Katie.
French Pemberley is my blog that shares information and inspiration on all things French (and you might have guessed, there are several English inspired posts thrown in as well!) I took a few years off from blogging, but in August 2018, I was ready to shake the dust off this site and start sharing regular content again. Now that my kids are older, there is more time for writing and sharing and building community!
So how did a midwest native who moved to Los Angeles who ended up being an Arizonian discover a love for all things French? Well, A few years ago, I began to travel frequently and took my first trip to France. I went alone, armed with a passport, three types of currency for the trip, 2 credit cards, one carry-on, a dictionary, a map of the arrondissements and a walking tour book. Words do not do justice how life changing it was for me to have complete anonymity … happily “lost in Paris”…on purpose.
I had done a lot of domestic trips and even a few international before that, but that trip… it was the game changer. It changed my life; what I wanted out of life, how I wanted to live my life. Anyway, I came back completely inspired and started a fun little blog called Katie’s Language Café that was mostly about learning French. That blog has had more than a few transformations, but French Pemberley was born from those previous attempts at sharing my love of all things French.
A little about me…
I live in Arizona with my 5 children in a house that I have been slowly turning into my dream French and English inspired home. Thank goodness I am patient, because old houses take a long time. Professionally I work part time as a speech-language pathologist and I am also a certified life and fitness coach. I have a passion for my family, travel, all things French, good design, and encouraging others to live their best life right now. Mainly, I love taking what I learn and see on my adventures and applying those inspirations and lessons to my life and home. Posts here are work friendly, are 100% originally, authentically mine, and are not to be considered (ever) as the giving or receiving of medical or legal advice. I am not a doctor, lawyer, therapists or psychologist. I am a traveler, mother, academic, yogi, lover, writer, daughter, sister, friend. You can find me on the web writing for three other sites. Two focus on sharing my expertise in speech therapy, and the other is my lifestyle blog, Meet Virginia. You can find lots of travel posts to places besides France there!
|Me with my two eldest daughters, Palace of Versailles, Nov 2013|
The mission of French Pemberley is to share a love of all things French, while (hopefully) inspiring others to lead inspired lives through travel, taste, and creating a beautiful
space sanctuary to call home. So whether you are wondering if Café Charlot is worth the crowds, anxious to read my latest traveling or remodeling tale, learning French, wanting some French or boho inspired design ideas, you will find that here. I would also like to invite you to join our facebook community and our instagram (coming soon!)
Me and two of my daughters, Dover Castle, England (Can you tell which one is all done with site seeing and picture taking for the day?)
Thank you for stopping by,