Category: Holidays

29 DIY Halloween Costumes Including 12 Frozen Elsa Costumes

DIY Elsa Frozen Costume

When my daughter was three years old, she dressed up as an LSU Cheerleader for Halloween. She was adorable!  We always went trick-or-treating in my parents’ neighborhood in New Orleans. Dad stayed home and manned the candy bowl and Mom walked the block with Olivia and I. This arrangement served […] Read more…

Driving in the Rain a.k.a. Keeping All the JoJos From Hitting Me

Driving in the Rain

When I drive to New Orleans to visit my parents, the running joke is that no matter the day I arrive or the day I drive back to Atlanta, it’s gonna rain.  I seem to have the worst luck when it comes to traveling…the rain just knows I’m on the […] Read more…

12 Easy Patriotic Crafts for Kids

easy crafts for kids

It used to be that decorations for the 4th of July consisted of sparklers, lemonade, streamers, fireflies, dirty feet, an ice cream churn and something made with red Jello and Cool Whip.  It was pretty awesome! There are so many creative ideas floating around now that it’s a bit overwhelming.   […] Read more…

My First Fatherless Father’s Day

We all knew it was going to happen sooner or later.  We just hoped and prayed for the “later” option.  As a glass half full person, I hadn’t allowed myself to consider what things would be like once it did. I just knew that Dad would simply keep bouncing back […] Read more…

Easter Mason Jar Craft – Easy and Adorable!

Easy Craft - Ball Jar

Every year I struggle with trying to decide what to give friends and co-workers for Easter. You know, just a little token of the holiday. And I don’t mean that I think Easter is summed up by “Jesus is coming! Trap all your chocolate bunnies in jars!” as my sweet […] Read more…

Which Tailgater Are You?

I ran across this infographic and thought it was 1) spot on, and 2) really cute. So how could I not share it? So, which tailgater looks like you? You probably know at least one of all of these! I think I’m a cross between the Martha and Tammy Taxi! […] Read more…

How Fireworks Work

How Fireworks Work

Did you know that the fireworks industry makes over $940 Million annually! Since fireworks are such a big part of the holiday, we thought you might enjoy learning a little more about these pyrotechnics. We start off by dissecting a firework to see exactly how they create that beautiful display […] Read more…

The Potential of My KitchenAid

KichenAid

Several years ago, my amazing daughter gave me a Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas. I’ve never been so overwhelmed and excited! I blended everything in sight. I whipped eggs, made pizza dough, re-discovered homemade whipped cream and created one of the lightest angel food cakes ever. Now, after a heavy […] Read more…

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