Nails | No-Chip Gel Manicure

Nails | No-Chip Gel Manicure

I’ve been breaking my piggy bank lately at the nail salon.  While I can give myself a decent manicure, I love to pamper myself with a professional one and I love the look of no chip gel manicure.  After a…

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…