It’s mid-summer and I just can’t get enough of it. As you know, summer is my favorite season of all. Yes, it gets super hot in Louisiana and no I don’t like being hot. However, I love everything else about summertime! Normally we grill often, enjoy time by our fire pit, and soak up the […]
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6 Essentials to Pack for the Beach
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Summer is by far my favorite season and it’s almost here.That means it’s time to get outdoors! A beach day is a must for summertime and we make it a point to visit every summer. Over the years, one thing I’ve learned is to prepare in advance, so we can enjoy ourselves upon arrival. Whether […]
5 Steps To Design A Beautiful Room
Even without design experience, you can design a beautiful and functional space.
Let me be clear and state that I’m not an interior designer. But, the truth is – I love designing spaces until I can’t anymore. After owning a vintage rental and styling business a few years back, I really came to the realization, I enjoy making spaces look pretty. I enjoy the process of finding […]
Kitchen Remodel Reveal
Check out our six month kitchen remodel.
Whew! It’s been six months since we started working in our kitchen. The kitchen plan was simple – lighting, painted cabinets, and paint walls/trim. You can read all about our initial plans here. Easy right? The work started at the very end of December and within a month we were getting quotes for countertops and thinking […]
5 Tips for Houseplant Success
Do you have a black thumb? Follow these tips and soon you’ll have a house full of green plants.
This post contains commissionable links. I’m officially a plant mom and I’m not mad about it! For many years, I’ve struggled with keeping plants alive. I’ve always yearned to be the person with a house full of plants but had a “black thumb”. Honestly, every plant I’ve ever owned has died – until now. I […]
Royal Fizz Cocktail
This purple cocktail features the indigo-colored Empress 1908 Gin and other bar staples.
Spring is here and that always means a new cocktail on the blog. I love sharing new cocktails during this time of year. It’s like the winter blues has finally faded, the flowers are blooming, and there’s excitement for the upcoming months. At least that’s how I feel in spring. What does spring make you […]
Blood Orange Margarita
This Blood Orange Margarita is delicious and refreshing.
Margarita, margarita, MAR-GA-RITA! It’s February 22 and for National Margarita Day of course, I wanted to share our latest margarita recipe – Blood Orange Margarita. A few weeks back, I started seeing blood oranges at the grocery store. I always like to have them for drink recipes or even charcuterie boards because they are so […]
New York Sour Cocktail
This whiskey cocktail will be good year round. It’s refreshing and a little stiff.
There is nothing “girly” about this cocktail. Also, there is nothing wrong with mixing whiskey in a cocktail. Now that we’ve got those two things out the way, please know that I don’t drink whiskey. You know I love wine. However, my husband has a hefty collection of bourbon and I’ve really wanted to know […]
Professional Branding Photoshoot with WhimsyClo Photography
Here’s what I learned after my first photoshoot of the year.
This year, I did something I’ve been wanting to do, and even tried to do once before. I hired a local photographer, Stacie, for pre-planned photoshoots. The very first photoshoot was for branding purposes (more on branding in another post). Basically, I need ongoing pictures for my website, social media, and print material. It was […]
Triple Berry Açaí Smoothie
Make a quick berry smoothie for a healthy breakfast or post-workout snack.
Smoothies are an easy way to get a ton of nutrition into your body. You can enjoy a smoothie for breakfast, a pre or post-workout snack, or as a meal replacement. I normally enjoy mine right after I workout. Almost everyday of the week, I enjoy a smoothie, with some of my favorite ingredients. This […]