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Jessica

Jessica
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Jessica is a native New Orleanian, raising her two young daughters in Mid-City with her husband. After Katrina, Jessica ended up in Houston, Texas where she worked as a corporate event/party planner and met her native Houstonian husband. When they found out they were expecting their first child, they made the move back to New Orleans as Jessica had always wanted to come back home. Jessica is the owner and designer of Nolafionnah Custom Children's Boutique where she loves to design and make clothing for the special little ones in your life. On the weekends you can often find her at a festival, walking to local eateries in her neighborhood with her family, or enjoying a cold one at one of the family friendly breweries around town. Wine, Dateline, and Instagram are a few of her favorite things

From Disappointment to Empowerment

We are rolling through the second week of school, still acclimating to being back on a schedule, and homework packets and assignments have started showing up in folders. I have a third grader and...

American Girl Doll Magic

My eight year old, just like the average little girl has loved playing with dolls since she was young. First with baby dolls, that resembled her little sister, then graduating like most girls do...

The Spirit of Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest is and always has been my most favorite event of the year. I love attending all of the local festivals throughout the year with my family; however, the New Orleans Jazz &...

I Hope You Have One Just Like You

I was, what I believe, your typical pre-teen / teenager: hormonal, know-it-all, sassy, and grossly wronged on the regular by both my parents and the universe. Typical, right? In my strong-willed angst, mid door...

Why the Gym is my Happy Place

I have never been physically fit. I still am not, but I am closer to being so than I ever have been before. I spent the better part of 34 years being bigger than...

The Good Side of Glitter

Across the city of New Orleans, just before and all during, women (and men too) are breaking out the glitter. We are in prep mode for our parades across the city in Cleopatra, Muses,...

The Saints Juju is Real {Superstitions Run Deep in This City}

The city is amped up with hopes of the black and gold going to Atlanta on everyone's mind. And if you have been here either all of your life or long enough to call...

Letting Their Personalities Shine … Even in Mismatched Clothes

This evening was the annual Lobby Lighting Ceremony at the Roosevelt, and I had really wanted our family to attend as we had in the past. It's a fun, fancy little soiree with champagne,...

After the Storm, the Sun will Shine Again

Thirteen years ago, I watched in horror and sadness as the waters rose around us and did not stop. It was by far the most devastating and traumatic experience I had ever been through,...

Family Road Trip to Hill Country

Since before kids, my Texas-born husband and I have been vacationing in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas. The wineries are beautiful and the tubing is a day of fun! And with the addition...

I Miss the Cartoons

Yes, you read that right. I miss the cartoons. The high pitched, noisy, sometimes shrill cartoons that get beaten into your brain and you find yourself humming entirely too often, when not even around...

Why Guinea Pigs May be the Right Pet for Your Family

So your kids are asking for a pet. At least mine were. Daily. Hounding myself and my husband, really. Quite some time had lapsed since we had last had a pet, and my husband...

I Will See You In My Dreams

My girls are generally good sleepers. My first has been an amazing sleeper since birth, and well once we got through that first brutal year with the second, it has been mostly easy peasy. However,...

Sorry Kids, Mommy is Working

As a successful small business owner with one employee (that's me!), my work hours often go well beyond the end of the school day. I pick up my kids each day at the end of...

 

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