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Archive for the ‘Holidays and Other Occasions’ Category

  • The Real Gift

    My first year spending the holidays with my husband was quite an eye-opener. I had spent an inordinate amount of time figuring out just the right gift for each person in his family, and wrapping them as if they would… Read More

  • Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

    Let the good times roll! October 12th is National Gumbo Day. There are festivals all over Louisiana this month to celebrate their state dish. Lucky for those who are close enough to attend! I’m going to celebrate in my own… Read More

  • Knock Knock! Orange you glad it’s October?

    Ever notice how all the scary movies premier in October? Creepy, frightening, scream-worthy movies and shows portending Halloween. Boo! Why does the entire month need to be so terrifying? My kids love the whole chiller genre, but I don’t “do… Read More

  • Bring home your own victory.

    Don’t get sacked – have your playbook ready for a winning tailgate! The game is fun, but the tailgate is serious business! I know folks who organize their feasts like they’re in a competition with fancy decorations, special marinades, and… Read More

  • September is National Family Meals Month™

    When I was a child, I  thought the calendar year started with September. It was all about the beginning of the school year, the changing season and the faster pace. Regardless of whether you have children at home, schedules become full… Read More

  • Labor Day Means Cookouts!

    Where did the summer go? The days are getting shorter, and the weather, while still hot, is subtly changing. I want to take advantage of that laid-back summer vibe before the hectic overscheduled fall begins.  I surveyed my friends and… Read More

  • Become Your Own “Lord of the Fries”

     It’s National French Fry Day! This year, Friday the 13th is your lucky day! This Friday is a day entirely dedicated to french fries. It’s National French Fry day! Before jumping into the world of fries, I feel like it’s necessary to pay… Read More

  • Keepin’ it cool on the 4th!

    Do you have memories of super-hot 4th of Julys? I mean burn your feet as you run across the beach hot, fry an egg on the sidewalk kinda heat. It’s the day that says, “Summer has definitely arrived.” And it always… Read More

  • Practicing Mindfulness…with Yoga.

    Happy International Yoga Day!  As I’m constantly juggling a busy schedule as a college student, it’s hard to balance what little free time I do have. I often find myself trying to make time for my friends, while also trying… Read More

  • Dear Dad: How the lessons you taught make the best fried chicken.

    With Father’s Day upon us again, I wanted to make my dad a dinner worthy of his influence and love on my life. Out of all the meals Dad loves, his favorite remains classic Buttermilk Fried Chicken.   As I… Read More