We Are Ready For PUMPKIN Flavored Everything!

We Are Ready For PUMPKIN Flavored Everything!

Y’all know it’s my FAVORITE!!! We are not haters of SUMMERTIME, but we are barely a few days in, and it is already BOILING HOT here in Louisiana! Seriously, we are having to majorly improvise just to complete daily tasks…Continue reading

Happy First Day of Summer!

Happy First Day of Summer!

Happy First Day of Summer! This PERFECTLY depicts just how HOT it currently is here in Louisiana, Haha! Y’all I honestly thought that Summer started here weeks ago. The temperatures have BOILING hot and it is impossible to even attempt to take on any outdoor activities between the hours of 9:00 am-6:00 pm. That is, unless you want to MELT! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And if y’all don’t believe me as to just how hot it is here, this is PROOF…Continue reading

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

Hi Friends and Happy Father’s Day to all of our daddies and daddies-to-be! We have had a wonderful day showering Patrick with love, and now that we are home and he is taking a little evening Father’s Day nap, I decided to sneak on here and write a little post for all of you about the ADVENTUROUS day that we have had. So here it goes…

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny:

1. So, here is how our morning began…. Well, I should really give y’all a little backstory first. I was FORCED BEYOND MY WILL to take a HUGE portion of cake home from the baby shower yesterday. And not just ANY section of cake, it was more like the entire side which had an ENORMOUS amount of LUSCIOUS FROSTING. Which I usually do not complain about free cake, but this cake was DANGEROUS y’all!

It was a fabulous, homemade, incredibly moist, creamy, rich, buttery, melt in your mouth, almond flavored cake…. And it tasted exactly like Wedding Cake. And here’s the problem, Wedding Cake is my one weakness! It is my favorite and I lose all of my senses and become completely clutched in its grasp while in its presence. Well, on my way home yesterday evening, I tried my very best to get rid of it all. I dropped some off to my grandparents, and then brought the rest to the boys. I left it on the counter hoping they would devour every last morsel.

But when I woke up this morning and headed into the kitchen, there it was… just STARING at me! One glorious piece of cake left. It was as if Jesus had saved it just for me! I tried to resist at first, but as I walked past to retrieve the coffee creamer from the fridge, I got one heavenly sniff and immediately fell into its evil clutches. I had no other choice but to gobble it up at once. Plus, you know that I am an adult, and it IS technically okay for me to eat cake for breakfast… And that is EXACTLY what I did.

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Louisiana Saturday Night!

Louisiana Saturday Night!

It’s a Louisiana Saturday Night over here, Y’all! And tonight we are cooking some Eggplant Parmesan (MY FAV!) with some fresh eggplants just picked from the garden!

They will go well with the 500 lbs of pasta I accidentally cooked earlier. HEHE! ๐Ÿ˜‰

spaghetti

Every. Single. Time.

Am I the ONLY one who does this? I always cook enough pasta to feed approximately 125 people and I DON’T KNOW WHY! Maybe it’s just my Italian roots coming to the surface. ๐Ÿ™‚

What’s on the menu in your home tonight?

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

This past weekend we decided to take a break for a bit to enjoy some time with our babies. This was something that we not only WANTED to do, but something that we really NEEDED to do. Between Patrick’s almost monthly heart procedures over the past 7 months, and working ย 7 days a week just to keep up with orders, we were in desperate need of a BREAK. And we knew our babies needed some time to decompress just as badly as we did.

Since it is now Spring, and the weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in Louisiana, we decided it was high time for a WATER PLAY DAY! So, we picked up some bubbles, a slip n’ slide, snacks, and pulled out last years $0.99 pools from Target and created a fun little surprise our kiddos. While they were inside of our home playing, Patrick and I secretly slipped outside to set up a FUN FILLED day for our family, and realized a valuable lesson in the process.

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM…Continue reading

30 Things Only Louisianians Will Understand

30 Things Only Louisianians Will Understand

This is the BEST LIST EVER! If you are from Louisiana, you should understand everything listed below. And if you aren’t, then you will think that we are all CRAZY! HAHA! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜‰

(And #7 and #13 are TOTALLY TRUE!)Continue reading

When You Go Through Deep Waters, I Will Be With You

When You Go Through Deep Waters, I Will Be With You

Good morning, Friends! Today we awoke to the news of so many more of our sweet friends, followers, and family members homes either about to flood, or having already been flooded.

We are okay here, but homes only a few roads down from us are flooded. We are praying that it does not reach us, but the water is still rising, and expected to do so for the next 12-18 hours. Our property has never flooded in the past, but with this record breaking flooding that we are currently experiencing in our area, it isn’t looking so good. Although, we are hoping the water will recede, and we will not flood.ย Continue reading

Record Flooding Here In Louisiana

Record Flooding Here In Louisiana

For those of you who may not know, we are currently experiencing record flooding here in Louisiana. This weather has been some of the worst that we have seen in our parts in quite some time.

But since we have been so busy going back and forth to the hospital this past week with Patrick, I never even paid attention to some important little things around the house that I really should have in order to prepare for this weather….

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Mardi Gras Inspired Color Palette

Mardi Gras Inspired Color Palette

Check out this AWESOME Mardi Gras inspired color palette from SherwinWilliams “State Your Colors!”

We absolutely LOVE all of them! We may see a new project in our near future. ๐Ÿ™‚

Mardi Gras Food Group

Mardi Gras Food Group

YES INDEED! And we intend to eat a balanced meal from all of them! ๐Ÿ˜‰

If there is one thing that we know for sure, it’s that we DO NOT have a shortage of delicious food here in Louisiana. Especially during Mardi Gras Season! YUM!

Happy Mardi Gras 2016, Friends! Stay SAFE and have FUN!