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Fall is such a fun time of the year. Sweaters, fuzzy hats, s'mores, and firepits. Fall also symbolizes the beginning of the holiday season. Here are some quick and fun Holiday cocktails that are sure to be a hit...
This 2021 Christmas season in New Orleans is sure to be a BRIGHT one filled with so much more opportunity than last year for family-friendly activities, traditions, and LIGHTS! There’s no denying that many of us are in need...
The holidays are right around the corner. Every year, summer seems to whisk itself away, and we are startled to see November on the calendar! How does it happen so fast? Last year I found myself incredibly stressed during the...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year in the Crescent City. New Orleans is kid friendly year round, and the holidays are no exception! There’s no end to the festivities and fun that the holiday season brings to...
Where to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree in Louisiana & Mississippi It may seem hard to believe but the holiday season is officially here. The weather (occasionally) is getting cooler and it’s nearly time to start holiday decorating. Maybe...
Steele's Christmas Tree Farm: Know Before You Go Our annual visit to Steele's Christmas Tree Farm has become a family tradition. The property is really beautiful - rows and rows of trees in all shapes and sizes. The kids can...
When I graduated high school almost 20 years ago, I received a gift that I still regularly use.  It was a book that the mom of my hometown BFF had filled with all the recipes she made us growing...
Halloween is over, so now we have officially entered the 2021 holiday season. I never found the holiday season stressful until I had kids. What used to be an exciting, laid-back season with lots of breaks from work and a...
'Tis the season to be jolly, am I right? One of my favorite things about the holidays is pajamas. As a child, I remember on Christmas Eve when my mom and her sisters would give all the kiddos matching...
This year, the holidays are going to look a little different, but many people are still finding ways to incorporate their favorite holiday gift-exchange games. I love holiday gift exchanges, but I’ve also been known to leave an exchange...

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Christmas Memories There is a magic to the holiday season, no matter what your age. The twinkling lights, seeing Santa waving from his chair, and the smells of holiday treats can all ignite a nostalgic feeling of holidays past. I didn't...
My mom Stacy is a fabulous cook, just like her mother was. Like most fabulous cooks, she's "famous" for a few dishes that she's known for making very well. During the holidays, her old-fashioned peanut butter fudge definitely tops...
One of my favorite things about the holidays has always been gift wrapping. I realize that many find it time-consuming, stressful, and wasteful, but I’ve always enjoyed grabbing a mug of hot cocoa or a glass of wine, turning...
When I think of memories of Christmases growing up, my mind always seems to settle on the image of nearly every surface in our kitchen covered with cookies, tiny pound cakes, and peanut butter fudge cooling and waiting to...