Recipe | Spicy Boiled Peanuts

Recipe | Spicy Boiled Peanuts

I had my first boiled peanut several years ago while visiting family in Louisiana.  My mom was taking us on a tour of her old stomping grounds and on the side the road was a dude in overalls standing outside…

Makeup Trick | Fix Your Broken Eyeshadow

Makeup Trick | Fix Your Broken Eyeshadow

Sadly, I am running out of space to store all of my makeup palettes.  I have been storing them at the top of my makeup cabinet in my bathroom and unfortunately my fairly recently purchased and ever beloved Naked Basics 2…

DIY | Photo Pendant

DIY | Photo Pendant

I wanted to post this before Mother’s Day because I thought this was such a cute and easy gift idea, but alas, I didn’t have time.  I promise to feature it on my blog in plenty of time for next…

Recipe | Aunt Becky’s Margaritas

Recipe | Aunt Becky’s Margaritas

I love visiting my Louisiana family and wish I could get down there more often.  Although living far away from my extended family has become normal to me, when I visit the place where my roots run so deep it’s…

DIY | Brooch Statement Necklace

DIY | Brooch Statement Necklace

I bought this brooch several years ago at a friend’s jewelry party.  I love it because it can be used to bling up so many things:  the lapel of a jacket, a purse, a hat, a scarf, or a shawl to…

Makeup Look | Revolver (Smokey Eye)

Makeup Look | Revolver (Smokey Eye)

I’m so excited to publish my first makeup post!  Makeup has always been a passion of mine ever since I was a little girl.  My beautiful cousins Sarah and Laura Jane from Louisiana were my makeup idols, and I would…

Recipe | Deviled Easter Eggs

Recipe | Deviled Easter Eggs

I am feeling nostalgic this week.  I am missing being the mother of a little girl.  Not that I don’t enjoy being the mother of a young adult, but let’s face it, they are more fun when they are little.…

Recipe | Muffuletta

Recipe | Muffuletta

Muffuletta is a large, round sandwich that was created over 100 years ago at the Central Grocery in New Orleans.  A party sized sandwich, it is a round Italian loaf of bread, filled with layers of Italian cold cuts, and…

Nails | Mint Chip Nails for St. Patrick’s Day

Nails | Mint Chip Nails for St. Patrick’s Day

I love the color green, especially any green with a cool (blue) undertone.  Teal, peacock, aqua, sea foam, and mint are among my favorites and I love to decorate my surroundings with these calming colors.  As much as I love…

Recipe | Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

Recipe | Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza

One of the greatest things about living in the Chicago area is that Chicago style deep dish pizza joints are easily accessible.  Growing up, Lou Malnatis Pizza was a huge treat for my entire family and we still love it to…