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While Mardi Gras may be canceled, there are still lots of activities in the New Orleans area to celebrate! This month if full of family friendly Valentines and Mardi Gras events. Make sure to check out these events offered...
Disclaimer: This guide is meant to be a starting point for planning your trip. As always, please do your own research It's easy to see why Gatlinburg is a favorite of NOLA residents, you can be in the mountains and...
I have a love/hate relationship with New Year’s Resolutions. I think they goal-setting is a valuable tool for making real and needed changes in our lives, but I also find the task can be paralyzing if the resolutions feel...
5 Amazing Cocktails to Ring in the New Year and Say Good Riddance to 2020 We can all agree that 2020 did not go exactly how we planned it to be. Many of us are looking forward to a better...
“ Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes How do you measure? Measure a year?"  --”Seasons of Love,” by Jonathan Larson, from the Broadway Musical RENT  2020 has clearly been a year like none other. As this year winds down, I...
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...

I Still Believe

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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...

Seasonal Gratitude

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December begins a month for me of overwhelming gratitude. I have had this same feeling for the last six years. Grateful for my current place in life wherever it may be. Grateful for the journey that has gotten me...
If gift giving was a love language, it would definitely be a top one of mine. I get true joy out of searching for the perfect gift for someone for every occasion. I also have a love for DIY...
Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Children's Hospital New Orleans. COVID-19 and Kids :: What Parents Need to Know This Holiday Season To date, there have been over 1.1 million total cases of COVID-19 reported in children in the Unites...
It's Elf On The Shelf season, now what? Like most moms around this time of year, I'm caught up in decorations, Lifetime's holiday movies, Christmas shopping, and … trying to be creative with that pesky little Elf on the Shelf!...