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A First Birthday Beach Party

A First Birthday Beach Party

Since my family was already gathering for our annual beach trip to Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, we decided to celebrate Baby A’s Birthday a few weeks early so everyone could attend. It also turned out that my best friends from NY could come as could […]

A Rainy Day in New York City

A Rainy Day in New York City

We went to New York City recently so I could go to my BFF’s bachelorette party. Whoa, I’m such a party girl! The party was fun and I was grateful that Bobby came along to take care of Baby A while I had a night […]

Colorful Gender Neutral Baby Nursery

Colorful Gender Neutral Baby Nursery

When I was pregnant, I spent tons of timing looking on Pinterest¬†for gender neutral baby bedroom/nursery ideas. My favorites tended to be black-and-white themed rooms with pops of bright color. I also found some very cute Woodland themed nurseries, though those tended to look more […]

Free Fun: Tot Time in Atlanta

Free Fun: Tot Time in Atlanta

Our family recently traveled to Atlanta to meet our new baby nephew. After arriving at Hartsfield International Airport, we decided to waste some of our free time in Atlanta. We ended up in Atlantic Station, where fate should have it that there was a free […]

A Pleasant Week in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

A Pleasant Week in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

This week, we are staying with my family in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. This town lies halfway between downtown Charleston and the local beaches. It is an idyllic location with beautiful homes, sunshine, gardens, and lots of fun to be had.   Since my husband […]

14 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids on Vacation in New Orleans

14 Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids on Vacation in New Orleans

When you think of New Orleans, the term “child-friendly” probably does not come to mind. In fact, NOLA is probably right below Las Vegas on the list of places that you wouldn’t bring your kids to. Alas, I am here to tell you that you […]

Easy DIY Photo Birthday Banner

Easy DIY Photo Birthday Banner

We have been on a tight budget so far this year since I left my job to stay home with our baby. I really wanted to do something special for my hubby’s birthday, but I had to be creative due to said budget. Instead of […]

Why You Should Go to The Angola Prison Rodeo

Why You Should Go to The Angola Prison Rodeo

The Angola Prison Rodeo is a wondrous thing. If you live outside of Louisiana, you probably haven’t heard of it. Even my friends in New Orleans who have heard of it had never been. Bobby and I had to see what it was about. Now, […]

A Road Trip from Georgia to Tennessee – Hot Springs, Gliding, and Graceland

A Road Trip from Georgia to Tennessee – Hot Springs, Gliding, and Graceland

The most memorable road trip I’ve ever taken to date has to be when Bobby and I drove from New Orleans to my grandparents’ house in South Georgia then up to Tennessee and back again. We didn’t have any time constraints, so we had the […]

Our Super Fun Country Zoo Wedding

Our Super Fun Country Zoo Wedding

If you’re judging by the title of this post, you may be confused by what our wedding theme was. I had a distinct vision in mind and did all of the planning and decorating with the help of my mom. Originally, my heart was set […]