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Shannon Ables  Author, Blogger & Podcaster of Simply Luxurious living - Refined living on an everyday income. Bend, OR

Lovely discoveries are everywhere I was reminded as along the way to dinner @coquinepdx (amazing! make a reservation now if you are going to visit Portland), the lovely concept of a cheese bar was a delightful surprise to see. @cheesebarpdx is open until 11pm, perfect for the final stop after dinner before heading home as a way to cleanse the palette. Check out TSLL IG Story to see more inside. #tsllportland

Remembering our venture on the day of the eclipse (the post is now on the blog). A summer day in Bend with my boys (including the one capturing the image). I'll be honest, Oscar is not necessarily a fan and being quite a good swimmer, actually jumped off three times. Norman, on the other hand, is becoming a pro. #tsllsup #tsllmynorman #tsllmyoscar #tsllbend #gobend #thisisbend #2017totaleclipse #hosmerlakeoregon

The Total Solar Eclipse has come and gone but not without imparting a few life lessons. See how this photo came together, how we (the boys were with me as well) experienced nature's phenomenon on Monday and the big life lesson I walked away with after the ecliptic moment had passed. #tsllbend #thisibend #gobend

I always forget and then am so thankful for how simple this dessert is to make: 10 minutes to combine ingredients and arrange. (Leave 1 hr to let the homemade Ricotta drain). Link in IG Stories for Homemade Ricotta Mousse with fresh Oregon strawberries. A big thank you to a reader for suggesting a little crunch. They added crumbled amaretto cookies. I chose local homemade granola, minus the raisins. #tsllrecipe #tsllrecipes

Cooking and prepping for a much anticipated weekend.

It has been a long and busy week. Needless to say, I feel like #tsllmynorman looks, exhausted. We'll be resting up for Monday: yes, the eclipse, but a wonderful guest joins me on the podcast, and you'll want to tune in if you identify as an introvert or love an introvert. The founder of @introvertdear and now author of a wonderful new book @jenngranneman stops by. I think you'll be intrigued with what she has to share. #thesimplesophisticate #podcast

Fresh flowers are always a welcome sight in the home. #tsllsimpleluxuries #chamomile #sunflowers #tsllhydrangeas

Today's thought to ponder . . . #janeausten #tsllquotables #tsllnotepads

Happy birthday Julia Child! New on the blog, new and old books written by or about the one and only Julia Child.

In a purely serendipitous moment, today delivered to my mailbox was a classic French cookbook from a dear friend. I couldn't think of a more fitting way to wrap up such a successful #tsllfrenchweek. Tomorrow will be the last post which will include the announcement of the winners and an extra dose of French inspiration. I will be going offline tomorrow to rest, relax and reboot, but on Monday, the podcast returns to its regular schedule. :)
Have a lovely weekend everyone and thank you to all who stopped by, said hello and just enjoyed checking out #tsllfrenchweek #tsllsimpleluxuries

The French culture! The effortless style, what the French deem absolutely important in their way of life and so much more is discussed with @comme1francaise founder and French language and culture expert Géraldine Lepere! Tune into the latest episode of the podcast to hear our conversation in episode #169 . #thesimplesophisticate #tsllfrenchweek

Friday summer nights with good food and good friends. Check out TSLL's IG Story and visit the blog to get behind the scenes and meet the owners. @thefrenchmarketbend #tsllbend #thisisbend #gobend #tsllfrenchweek

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