December 14, 2017

Archives for September 2011

Wordless Wednesday 9/28/11 *Linky*

New Orleans SunsetLast week I cruised to Cozumel, Mexico and back on a quick 4 day cruise with 12 other girlfriends. We had a wonderful trip and this was the sunset over New Orleans right before the boat set sail. The Cruise Ship in Cozumel, Mexico Now I am officially ready for some cooler weather! Happy Wordless […]

New Orleans Wedding Cake Cupcakes {scratch}

new orleans wedding cake    I shared how I make New Orleans Wedding Cake Cupcakes using a box mix that is doctored up. It’s a quick way to make delicious cupcakes, but when I have the time I like to take them up a notch and make them from scratch. The distinct NOLA wedding cake flavor really comes […]

LSU Football Tailgating Fashion Picks

LSU Tailgating FashionLSU Football is back and it’s time to ready your wardrobe for Game Day! Second to winning, I enjoy the challenge of putting together cute outfits showcasing the Tiger’s purple & gold. I guess it could be worse…. our colors could be blue and orange. Featured Products: River Island cowlneck dress: $35 –, Wet Seal mid heel boots: $28 –, […]

Wordless Wednesday 9/21 with LINKY

    Before:  Bailey our dachshund during bath time AFTER: The all clean version! She has finally realized that the new baby is a permanent addition to our family and, in the words of the Dog Whisperer, she has accepted him into our pack! Happy WW and thanks for linking here at Nola Mommy!

Lifefactory Glass Bottles| The Healthy Way to Drink H20

lifefactory oranceSometimes it is the simplest of changes that make the biggest impact. By switching from plastic, chemical ridden water bottles you are not only helping the environment but you are also choosing to live healthier. Research indicates that harmful chemicals in plastic can contribute to cancer and other medical conditions. Recently, I had the opportunity […]

September is Hunger Action Month

Here in Louisiana, we have dealt with overwhelming disasters. From hurricanes to oil spills, we have proved to be resilient. But do you realize that there is an everyday disaster that many Americans across the country deal with in silence? It’s not a disaster that makes headlines on the national news and many don’t realize the […]

Louisiana Marinated Crab Claws

Anytime we go to a restaurant that has marinated crab claws on the menu, I can guarantee you that my husband will order them. Of all the ones he has tried, Copeland’s of New Orleans is his favorite. This recipe was listed all over the web as similar to Copeland’s. I made them last weekend and although slightly different […]

Wordless Wednesday 9/13: Fun with Photoshop Actions

Original Image: I cropped it and boosted the levels, brightness, and added a touch of contrast This is one of my new favorite actions! It’s an Instagram Styled Action (Dark 3.03) by sa-cool. I used it on these photos for a past New Orleans themed Wordless Wednesday. This is Dark 3.02 by sa-cool, it’s similar to the […]

Infantino: The Right Angle Tummy Triangle

091311_1736_InfantinoTh1.gifAs a new mom I remember my first son’s pediatrician stressing the importance of him having adequate “Tummy Time.” As a reminder the phrase, “Back to Sleep and Tummy to Play” was ingrained in my head. I tried to set aside time each day for tummy time but he didn’t seem to enjoy it. So […]

Afternoon Tea at the Windsor Court & “Time-Out” Tea for Moms

Recently, I had the opportunity to enjoy the New Orleans tradition of afternoon tea at Le Salon, in the Windsor Court Hotel. It was a delightful experience and a wonderful way to celebrate any occasion or enjoy an afternoon with girlfriends. Even though my mom’s family lineage is majority English, including a King of England […]