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Ladies and gentlemen, 2017 is almost over and the holidays are upon us! At the end of each year, I find myself scrambling to get everything done. Between Christmas teas, family photos, traveling and that darn elf, I soon...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Whole Foods Market.  No Fail Cheese Boards, Wine Pairings And Other Holiday Entertaining Tips For the holiday season, Global Cheese Buyer Cathy Strange has great tips for creating a foolproof cheese plate, while our...
Christmas Tree Recycling 2019/2020 :: Who, What, Where, When & Why Who The Department of Sanitation, the City’s Office of Resilience and Sustainability and the Louisiana National Guard work with a series of solid waste contractors to ensure your trees get...
I miss my mom so much everyday but especially during the holidays. I miss her terribly. Her absence is deafening. Christmas, a holiday where family dives in togetherness, food, love, laughter, and memories. Add traditions to the mix, and...
Our Elf We got our Elf on the Shelf in 2012. I thought it would be a fun way to get into the Christmas spirit and help motivate the kids to behave and get along. For the most part, she's...
Another Christmas season has passed and, as you take a moment to breathe, you realize you forgot to send out Christmas cards. Or maybe (like I did last year) you ordered them and left them on a counter never...
10 FREE Holiday Light Displays In and Around New Orleans One of my most favorite memories of the holidays as a child is when my parents would pile us into the car, pack some cookies and hot cocoa and we...
When the Magic of Christmas Littles is Gone I am a mom of 3 - two teens and a toddler - so when a friend posted on her Facebook the other day,“I just want to buy something American Girl or Lego,”...
Disclosure ::  This post is sponsored by The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Spend Memorable Family Time at the Iconic New Orleans Holiday Destination, The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel! The holidays will be in full swing before you...
Disclosure :: our Holiday Recipe series is sponsored by Touro Infirmary and Whole Foods Market. For as long as I can recall, my mom has always fixed her highly anticipated macaroni and cheese for Thanksgiving and Christmas day. My mom,...
A Quick and Easy guide to the 12 days of Christmas {Grown-Up Edition} The holiday season can be daunting with so many things to remember from school plays and parties to the plethora of gifts required for teachers, coaches, friends...
'Tis the season for gift giving. My preference in gifts is that they are useful, fun and educational. Below have been the toys that my children have used over and over. 1. Mondo Blocks ($50.00 range) I cannot tell you how...
There seems to be a lot of different approaches to giving gifts for Christmas. There's the four gift rule: something to wear, something to read, something they want, something they need. There's the free-for-all. There's the "Santa gifts" and...
Dear Santa, I'm typing this while I joyfully listen to Christmas music playing through the Echo Dot you so kindly brought our family last year. I've also already watched my first Christmas Rom-Com, bought wrapping paper, put up a few...