Happily Ever After Magic Kingdom Walt Disney World
Disney Parks

WALT DISNEY WORLD PACKING 101

A question that is often asked by people is what should be packed to bring on your trip to the most magical place on Earth. There are many things to consider when packing. The weather, […]

Mardi Gras Preschool Activity
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Mardi Gras Preschool Activities

Mardi Gras  is our favorite time of year in New Orleans and in Pensacola! The parades, the beads, KING CAKE, and all the fun! Preschoolers like to get into the carnival spirit too. We have some Mardi Gras Preschool […]

Mardi Gras In Jefferson Parish
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2024 Jefferson Parish Parade Schedule

To help you get ready for Mardi Gras 2024 we put together the Jefferson Parish 2024 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule! Krewe of Driftwood This neighborhood parade in Kenner is one of our favorites. The parade […]

Pensacola Mardi Gras
Florida Travel

2024 MARDI GRAS EVENTS IN PENSACOLA

Mardi Gras is of our family’s favorite times of the year. The floats, the parades, the fun. When we moved to Pensacola in 2017, the kids had to make sure Mardi Gras was a thing […]

New Orleans Pumpkin Patch
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Pumpkin Patches In New Orleans (Updated for 2023)

Nothing says Fall like visiting a pumpkin patch and picking the perfect pumpkin to decorate for Halloween in New Orleans! Here is a list of pumpkin patches in New Orleans. Pumpkin Patches in Jefferson Parish: St. Martin’s Episcopal […]

Disney Halloween Pumpkins
Blog Posts

75+ Cute and Fun Disney Pumpkins to Make this Halloween

It’s August, which means it’s basically spooky season and time for ALL the pumpkins. Mickey pumpkins, regular pumpkins, Cinderella pumpkins, painted pumpkins, carved pumpkins… you get it right? ALL the pumpkins.  And because we love everything Disney, […]

Disney Springs at Night
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5 Fun Things To Do At Disney Springs

No trip to Walt Disney World is complete without a trip over to Disney Springs. We take at least two or three trips to Disney Springs every time we take a Walt Disney World trip. It’s a […]

kids playing on Destin Beach
Florida Travel

DESTIN FAMILY VACATION ON A BUDGET

A few years ago, we set out from New Orleans to find the perfect family vacation for under $1000. Could we do it and visit Destin, Florida, and the Northwest Florida Coast and have fun? Of course, we […]

Pluto topiary and dog house during the International Festival of Holidays at Epcot
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BRING YOUR PETS TO WALT DISNEY WORLD

Lots of us consider our pets to be part of our family. It’s not surprising that we want to take them on vacation with us. Did you know you can take them to Walt Disney World with […]

Moms enjoying a night out without the kids
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GREAT MOMS NIGHT OUT IDEAS

Today: GET UP…BREAKFAST…KIDS DRESSED…OFF TO SCHOOL…OFF TO WORK…PICK UP KIDS…HOMEWORK…DINNER…BATHS….KIDS IN BED…LAUNDRY…DISHES…GO TO BED! Tomorrow: Repeat. It’s like Groundhog Day every day around here! And this momma needs a BREAK! Date Nights with the Hubby are important […]

Black and Gold Christmas Decorations
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CHRISTMAS IN NEW ORLEANS – ON ETSY!

Christmas is just about 6 months away! I swear it gets here sooner every year. The rest of the year will go by in a blur between the kids going back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving and […]

New Orleans Superdome, home of the New Orleans Saints
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NEW ORLEANS BLACK AND GOLD ETSY FINDS

It’s that time of year again. Black and Gold fever is spreading throughout New Orleans as the Saints prepare for training camp and preseason in the next month. To get you prepared for the season […]

Mardi Gras Treats to make at home
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FUN MARDI GRAS TREATS YOU CAN MAKE

It’s Carnival Time! Outside of Christmas, this is my favorite time of year! I love Mardi Gras and all things purple, green, and gold. And while king cake is the star of the show food-wise. […]

Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
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BOSTON CREAM PIE CUPCAKES

I originally made these Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes years ago as part of a States Unit Study my now 21 year old was doing in middle school. I came across the recipe a while ago […]