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Share the Joy with World Market

I’m so excited to SHARE THE JOY with World Market again this year. I got to participate in the campaign last year, too, and I truly felt joy giving back to the children’s wing at our local hospital. This year, I took my Boy Scouts to help me say thank you to our community helpers–the local fire station. We put together a gift basket full of treats and little games they can play, while hanging out at the fire station in the slow hours.

Share the Joy

I think we all know World Market has a variety of unique treats, but I also love their old fashioned toy section, too. We thought about adult men might enjoy while shopping, and found some fun mind twisters and sudoko cube, mini walkie talkies, jaw harp, and a desktop ping pong set, too.… Continue Reading

Summer in Paris Sweepstakes

{I’m an embassador for World Market and sharing about their Summer in Paris Sweepstakes. All opinions and stories are 100% my own.}

My husband lived in France for 2 years before we met. He was a missionary for our church, and being immersed in the culture, he speaks fluent french to this day.

When we got married, it was my dream to travel to France with him, though he never thought he’d go back. It is across the ocean and everything. My parents are travelers, and passed the traveling bug along to me, so I knew we’d go to France, I just didn’t know when. 7 years ago, that time came. The stars aligned, I had a dream, and we made it happen. We spent 10 days in France. We started in Paris, took a train down to Aix-en-Provence, then rented a car and drove into the Alps and along the French Riviera from Nice to Monte Carlo. Here we are in front of the Eiffel Tower below.


Oh yes, we enjoyed France. Because he lived in Southern France, that’s where we spent most of our time on our trip. We spent just a day and a half in Paris. Enough time to take the bus tour around the city and get the “cliff’s notes” version of the history, and go up to the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. I’d  love to go back and explore it a little more.

I’ve always known that my local World Market store has a sampling of foods from all over the world, but right now, they have a HUGE selection of French treats–sweet and savory! I scooped up a bunch so we could have a French Dinner at our home. Here are some of the items I brought home from my local World Market trip (with our French Flag in the background):

World Market Summer in Paris

Items Pictured: Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil//TriColor Egg Pasta Noodles//Crepe Dentelle Chocolates (probably my FAVE! and my husband said they reminded him of France)//Sable au Caramel Cookies//St Michel Madeleines Petite French Cakes//Moutarde de Diox//Petit Saucisson// Eiffel Strawberry Bon Bons

Summer in Paris with World Market

Bechamel Sauce//Hollandaise Sauce// Caramel Spread//French Twists

For dinner one night, I made the tri colored egg noodles with the Bechamel sauce. Just cooke the noodles in water, and make the sauce according to the directions.

french pasta and sauce

Then I served some most delicious Cream of Tomato Soup with Basil with some homemade grilled cheese sandwiches. Just heated up this most delicious bottle of goodness!

cream of tomato soup with basil

To top it off, I made sopapilla cheesecake, drizzled with this french caramel spread (link below picture above)

sopilla cheesecake

 A lot of the others were just yummy treats that we all enjoyed right out of the box. Such a fun selection of French goodness. To see  a lot more of the FOOD & DRINK selection that World Market has to offer, browse through the link. To see some FRENCH FAVORITES in decor and food, check that out, too (there is even a Napoleon Bobble Head)!

I’m excited to share that Cost Plus WORLD MARKET along with Lorina French Lemonade are partnering to offer a lucky winner a DREAM TRIP to Paris for their “Summer in Paris” Sweepstakes!

summer in paris

The Grand Prize Package Includes:

  • Trip for 2 to Paris (Airfare & Accommodations)
  • 2 Day Museum Pass, River Cruise
  • Dinner at the Eiffel Tower
  • $1,000 World Market gift card
  • Case of Lorina French Lemonade

Plus, 3 First Prizes: $500 World Market gift card

What are you waiting for, ENTER TO WIN!!  And then head to World Market online (through any of those links above) or to a store near you to stock up on the French Experience.