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Francois et Mimi

700 Thread Cotton Sheet Set – by Francois Et Mimi – Product Review

I have the most amazing, comfortable bed. It’s a king-sized, double-pillow-top mattress, and honestly the most comfortable bed that I’ve ever had. It’s so easy to fall asleep, even if you just sat down for a second. I have a pretty serious issue with it though: sheets never seem to stay on the darn thing!

The struggle is real: I toss and turn a bit in the middle of the night, which tugs at our wal-mart jersey-knit sheets, and inevitably pulls the corner up in the middle of the night, leaving it free to attack my pillows and my face, and literally annoy the crap out of me. Once I notice that the sheets have come up, I CANNOT get back to sleep until it’s fixed. This isn’t really a problem when I’m sleeping alone, buy my sweetheart really doesn’t enjoy me waking him up in the middle of the night so that he can stand up while I pull the sheets back up and fix them. This almost always earns me a grumble and a dirty look, but I can’t help it!

Luckily, one of my favorite companies to work with, Francois Et Mimi, allowed me to try one of their sheet sets. It’s a 700-thread count 100% cotton, king-sized set with a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two pillowcases. I didn’t get to choose the color that was sent to me, and at first, I was a bit disappointed. The sheets looked rust-colored in the package. I didn’t really feel like it would go well with my black comforters and green walls…but I washed them, and put them on to bed, good little product reviewer that I am.

These sheets are a bit heavy, which is perfect for the wintertime, and actually pretty great for summer, too, because I can take the comforters off the bed, just use the sheet, and actually feel like I’m covered up. They’ve got a nice satin-y finish to them, and we both really liked the way they felt to lie between. Not super-soft like our old jersey-knit sheets, but not scratchy or uncomfortable at all.

When I woke up the morning after we tried these for the first time, I got my daughter some breakfast, and sat down to my desk to get some homework done. I looked over at my little princess sitting on my bed in the sunlight, and realized that my sheets weren’t really a yucky rust color..they’re golden! A beautiful gold color that actually goes incredibly well with my black comforter, green walls…and even my other random assortment of pillowcases on the bed (I really really like pillows).

Screen Shot 2015-03-28 at 11.33.23 AMWe have been using these for awhile now…I even got a second set, I love them so so much! I haven’t put my old jersey-knit sheets on since I got these…nor have I had to ‘fix’ my corner of the bed! NOT ONCE! I’ll never ever go back to super-cheap sheets again…it’s just not worth it!

If you’re ready to upgrade to ‘adult’ bedding, too, check out these sheet sets on Amazon. They have a TON of beautiful colors to match just about any decor, and they can be found in Full, Queen, or King sizes! Here’s a link to make things easier for you:700 Thread Count Luxury Soft Cotton Silky Sateen Sheet Set, Extra Deep Pocket, King

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!


Francois et Mimi Ice Cream Bowl, Pastel Colors Set – Product Review

I LOVE Ice Cream! So does my family, so these adorable ice cream bowls were absolutely the perfect choice for all of us!

I love these bowls for the kids, because they come in an assortment of colors that’s sure to please even the pickiest kid! They’re also really durable, which is really important to me. 2 year olds can be..a bit clumsy, to say the least. These bowls are the perfect size for kids…and that means they’re the perfect size for portion control for me, too! No more giant bowls of ice cream that leave me feeling super junky later on. These bowls are by no means tiny…just literally the perfect size for an ice cream sundae!

The pastel colors are absolutely to die for, and they match the stacking mugs I already have. They also stack really well in the cupboard, and getting these allowed me to throw out a few of my old, mismatched bowls that I used, for no other reason than that they were bowls. It’s nice to be able to donate my old dishes to families that need something like that. Sometimes you wouldn’t believe what a difference having a few bowls can make for a mom’s life!

You can buy yours on Amazon, you get SIX BOWLS for only $13.95:Francois et Mimi Ice Cream Bowl, Pastel Colors, Set of 6

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!


I received these ice cream bowls for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

Francois et Mimi 50oz Glass French Press – Product Review

I discovered the wonders of a french press at just the right time! I ordered this beauty..and two day later my automatic coffee pot broke. Luckily, this showed up, and I was able to easily decipher the instructions on the box as to how to use it.

I ran right out to the grocery store for some coarse-ground coffee, which I ground myself right there in the store. Fun! I brought it home, and started boiling some water. (Note: make sure you boil enough water. It’s better to have a little too much, than not enough!) I carefully measured the coffee into the the glass carafe, and as soon as the water was hot, I dumped it right in, then set the lid on the top to let it brew, making sure not to press the pretty plunger.

After 5 minutes or so, I pushed down on the metal plunger slowly (careful, hot), and was able to pour the most amazing, smooth coffee into my francois et mimi stacking mugs!

This french press is absolutely beautiful. It’s made of glass, with metal ribbing, and a ceramic/metal top, and metal screen and pusher. It looks great sitting next to my new automatic coffee pot! I’ve always seen people in the movies using these, so to be honest, using the french press when company comes by makes me feel super-fancy!

You can buy your own fancy french press on amazon for only $14.99 here:Francois et Mimi Single Wall Borosilicate Glass French Coffee Press, 34-Ounce, Chrome

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

I received this french press from francois et mimi for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

Francois et Mimi Vintage-Style 20-Ounce Soup Mugs – Product Review

I pretty much love anything vintage-style, especially in my kitchen! I love adding a feeling of nostalgia to our meals, and this is the perfect way to do it! These mugs are absolutely huge! I learned very quickly not to fill them up up when I’m feeding the kids, because it ends up being too much for them. They really are huge!

I made chili, and served it in these adorable mugs, and not only did the kids manage to actually eat their food, because it was presented in a new fun way, but I enjoyed it, too! I love that if I fill this mug up, it’s plenty of food to completely fill me up. I don’t even need to go back for seconds!

We’ve had chili, ramen, spaghetti, and all sorts of fun foods in these. They’re beautiful, sturdy, AND dishwasher and microwave safe!

As Always, Stay Beautiful & Think Divergently!

I received these soup mugs for the purpose of my review, but my opinions are 100% my own, and based on MY personal use. I was not told what to say, only asked to give an honest review based on my own experience with the product.

Set of 2 16oz BPA-Free Double-Wall Mugs by Francois et Mimi – Product Review

If you didn’t already know, I’m a graphic design student, and I spend 6-8 hours in class every day. Our program director was forced to ban drinks without lids in the classroom..but we all sneak them in anyways. Coffee, red bull…doesn’t really matter. We don’t want to spend the whole day drinking water while we sit in our lab!

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Francois et Mimi Stacking Mug Set with Rack – Product Review

I LOVE coffee! It’s my pick-me-up, my warm, comforting pal that never fails to pep me up. Sometimes I drink my coffee black, sometimes I like creamer, or milk and sugar. Some days I make my coffee with a french press..sometimes I have a bit less time, so I use my automatic coffee pot 🙂 Sometimes it’s hot..sometimes it’s cold! Either way, I always get my coffee fix! My only problem was my old, mis-matched, hand-me-down mugs.

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