August 01, 2016

My, my it has been a lot longer than I hoped it would be. It's so nice to be back and dusting off this little blog of mine. Time really got away from me and before I knew it, it had been 11 months since the last time I posted. But I have a pretty good excuse. You might have guessed since my last post here was my baby nursery tour, that I did in fact pop a baby out. Wishing that popping part was true, childbirth is not a walk in the park, but more on that in a later post.

I now have a bouncing bundle of joy named Oslo. I'm certain babies like him are the reason this world is overpopulated. I am a little biased, but he is so sweet, kind, funny, charming, and don't even get me started on how gorgeous he is. He also thinks I am hilarious, especially when I exaggerate my sneezes, so I love him even more for that. I feel Motherhood is the greatest and most challenging thing that has ever happened to me, and I am so overwhelmed with how much I can love such a tiny little thing.

I'm going to stop myself now from writing a 50,000 word essay on why I love being a Mother and how Oslo is the best thing ever. Instead I will do a few seperate posts on all that and more, so stay tuned.

Hello again if you are a retro reader of M+M and enchanté if you are a new comer. I am so thrilled you are here, and coming along on this journey with me trying to figure out how to be a blogger and a new Maman.

I thought since it has been so long since my last post, you might be wondering who the heck I am, well let me reintroduce myself.

My name is Julia Theis, but nowadays (especially in France) everyone calls me Jules.
Fun fact: for the first three months of James and my relationship he thought my real name was Jules and that Julia was my nickname. That's one of a thousand reasons why I fell in love with that goofy Frenchman.
James, that man I mentioned above, is my husband and baby Daddy. We met in Toronto six years ago on Halloween. I was dressed like a store mannequin with a bald cap on and he was dressed up as a 1970's dodge ball player, complete with knee socks and very short shorts. I think I won in the pick up that night, because I was not a pretty sight. You can read more about that crazy night over here!
Three years ago we packed our bags, quit our jobs, said goodbye to my family, and moved to James' hometown, Cannes, France.
After many Immigration issues, being deported, and not being able to work, I am finally a legal resident and have free health care, woo hoo!
We got married two years ago in a gorgeous villa in Fayence. If you want to take a peek at what we look like as a bride and groom, you can take a look here.
We live 10 minutes from all of the flashing lights and celebrities in Cannes, up the hill in a quaint but oh so charming village called Le Cannet. Just over two years ago we moved into and completely renovated a traditional village house built in 1760. Don't worry it's not haunted, I checked!
On September 29 of last year we welcomed a tiny bébé named Oslo Georgie Theis.
I have a rescue dog named Pee-wee Herman. Although I only use the Herman part when he has been a bad boy, and needs to know I am very disappointed in him.
If you haven't already guessed from reading some past posts, I love interiors, style, Instagram, food, and travel. I admit I am a cliché francophile. I love all French things... wine, cheese, lavender, playing some Michel Delpech on a Sunday afternoon, and don't even get me started on the viennoiseries.

I started this blog three years ago in an attempt to stay connected with family and friends back home, and fuel my creativity. Now I am hoping to continue with that, but also grow much more. So please come along, join in, reach out, and virtually touch me... well that sounded weird!

Merci beaucoup!

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  1. Love your work Jules.
    Kisses from Australia.
    Damara xox

    1. Thank you lovely Mama!! That means a lot :)
      Love, Jules xxx

  2. Chloe OrganAugust 02, 2016

    So happy to see your blog back up and running lovely — a perfect re-launch post! I feel very lucky to have connected with you on Instagram, you're daily posts are all kinds of wonderful, and very inspiring. Looking forward to many more blog posts! Chloe xxx

    1. You are the sweetest! Thank you Chloe :)
      I feel the same about you! It's amazing to connect with so many amazing Mothers on Instagram. xxx

  3. So exciting! Congrats on the relaunch lovely! Xxx

    1. Thank you!! It feels so good to be back up and doing this again :) xx