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Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion :: First Lady Edwards Tells All

Walking through the sturdy, gleaming white front doors adorned with larger-than-life Christmas wreaths, I was greeted by a warm smile and a “Hey, how are ya? Thank you for coming!” from Louisiana’s First Lady Donna Edwards. I wanted to reach out to Mrs. Edwards, who is a former music teacher and mom of three-Samantha (24), […]

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Basic Invite :: Answered Prayer for this Paper-Loving Mom

Disclosure :: This post is sponsored by Basic Invite.  Basic Invite :: Answered Prayer for this Paper-Loving Mom I am someone who, in a word, loves all things paper. Ok maybe not all things. I’m not talking about receipts or paper bills (ew) — I’m talking about BEAUTIFUL paper. Wedding invitations, birthday cards, stationery, holiday cards — […]

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I’m Not Great at Holidays

Every year I have delusions of grandeur about the holidays (all of them). I’m going to cook fancy food, perfectly decorate my home, take fabulous pictures, and create lifetimes of traditions and memories for my family. And every year, I do basically none of those things. Y’all, I’m not great at holidays. I have a […]

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A Santa-Free Home

Thanksgiving is over, and Christmas is here! Our tree is up, our boys (5 and 3) already got an early Christmas present (a new outdoor play set) and they’re watching Christmas movies. The season is all around. And now, at least for families like mine, comes the seasonal question that I must decide upon: should […]

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Subscription Boxes :: A Comprehensive List {Featuring Little Pnuts}

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by our friend and New Orleans mom, Melissa, who is also the owner of the toy subscription service Little Pnuts.  Subscription Boxes :: A Comprehensive List {Featuring Little Pnuts} Subscription boxes are officially all the rage. There are options for men, women and children. This post focuses on subscription […]

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