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Refreshing Watermelon Recipes for Summer

Watermelon is one of my favorite summer fruits. Not only is it healthy, low calorie, and full of micronutrients – cold watermelon is PERFECTION on a hot summer day. However, sometimes when we can’t eat […]

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50+ Cute Winnie the Pooh Party Ideas

I have been a big fan of Winnie the Pooh since I was a little girl. Like most kids, Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Christopher Robin, Tigger, Kanga, Roo, and all of our favorite characters from the […]

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 […]

Disney Halloween Pumpkins
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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 State Unit Study my now 21-year-old was doing in middle school. I came across the recipe a while ago and just […]

Slow Cooker Recipes inspired by the flavors of New Orleans
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65+ New Orleans Slow Cooker Recipes You’ll Love

Busy schedules can make cooking a challenge. This collection of New Orleans-inspired slow cooker recipes is the answer for families who want delicious, home-cooked meals without spending hours in the kitchen. Perfect for hectic days! […]

Mardi Gras Health Tips
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TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY DURING CARNIVAL SEASON

It’s Carnival Time!  King cakes, parades, and parties are right around the corner. With multiple viruses, Covid, RSV, the flu, and other viruses going around, staying healthy is a top priority. Here are seven tips for staying […]

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Preschool Mardi Gras Sensory Bin

Celebrate Mardi Gras with toddlers and preschoolers with a Mardi Gras Sensory Bin. Sensory bins are great for little ones to explore textures and all of their senses. They are also a good way to incorporate a little […]

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MARDI GRAS BEAD PAINTING

One of my favorite ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with kids is through art. Preschoolers love to paint, and it’s more about the process for them than it is about the finished product. That’s why this Mardi Gras bead […]

Easy DIY Mini King cake
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Easy DIY Mini King Cakes For Mardi Gras

Carnival season means one thing in New Orleans, KING CAKE! And while there seem to be king cakes available everywhere sometimes, you want to make your own semi-homemade king cake. Or maybe you live elsewhere in a place where […]

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SINGLE PARENTING DURING THE HOLIDAYS

Being a parent in general for the holidays is difficult and stressful.  We have so much pressure on us. We have to find the perfect gifts, host parties, find the most perfect outfits, and much more.   I used […]

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Adorable Disney Halloween Finds On Etsy

Spooky season is here, and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is in full swing at Walt Disney World. This means Halloween is just around the corner. It’s time for Mickey Pumpkins, Villains, and Hitchhiking […]

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Home Remedies For Sunburns

It’s that time of year again! The summer months can be brutal on our skin. Be it at the beach, at a festival, at the pool, or just enjoying the great outdoors… We have to […]

Young Child at Walt Disney World on the Teacups
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The Year Disney Saved Me

I have been asked many times why I love Disney so much. The explanation is complicated, but I’m going to try. Walt Disney World is my happy place. That may sound strange coming from an adult, […]