Best of New Orleans

I'm sharing the best of New Orleans and some amazing things to see, do and eat!  See more of my travel posts here. I admit it. I had the wrong impression of New Orleans (or NOLA). I pictured drunken fools stumbling around Bourbon Street doing anything and everything they can for a cheap strand of plastic beads. I'm eating humble pie because I just returned from the Big Easy with my family and we had an amazing … Continue Reading

Spring is Calling – My Favorite Outdoor Finds

Mother Nature gave me a whopper of a birthday gift in Winter Storm Quinn! Being without power for four days definitely makes one appreciate things like heat and a fridge full of food (we had to toss mostly everything in our fridge and freezer)! But I do have to say, it was nice having the whole family snuggled in front of a roaring fire and being unplugged for awhile. My hubby joked that he was going to entertain us with … Continue Reading

25 Spring Decorating Ideas and My Spring Mantel

March has roared in like a lion (pardon my sobs as I mentally prepare myself for more snow tomorrow) and hopefully will go out like a lamb so to console myself, I am sharing some spring decorating ideas so I can pretend it's a balmy 75 degrees outside. Yesterday, I shared my spring family room and today my friend Krista gathered 25 friends to share our Seasonal Simplicity Spring Decor (she had me at simple) and I'm kicking … Continue Reading