Month: April 2016

Food

GUMBO a la Mia

When we travel to New Orleans, we always try the Gumbo everywhere we go.  It is just one of those dishes that you must have when you are in Cajun nation. One of my favorite spots for this was the New Orleans School of Cooking.  Their classes are very entertaining and the food is incredible. […]

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GEEK

Change your life with a Scavenger Hunt. GISHWHES 2014

In August of  2014 I decided to do something that I had been wanting to do for a long time.  Year after year, I read and followed (digitally) thousands of people doing amazing things around the world, slowly building up the courage to do it myself.  GISHWHES, although hard to pronounce, is probably one of the […]

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Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: The Casquette Girls by Alys Arden

Dear Bookworms, I picked this book up on the insistence of the store clerk (I have zero willpower when it comes to books people) while we were vacationing in NoLa. Mia and I were perusing a local vampire shop, affectionately named Boutique du Vampyre when I stumbled upon it. The author is local so I even […]

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KIDS/MomLife

Part One: Kids are weird

It’s no shocker that kids are weird, like really weird. As a seasoned mom of two (9 and 5), sometimes even I’m slightly stupefied by the odd, off the wall, embarrassing, and downright creepy things they say. I decided a couple weeks ago to keep a running list of all the strange things I have heard. […]

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Food

How to cook a killing Lentil Soup from scratch

My mom makes the best lentils in the world.  Well, after years of trial and error, I think I can proudly say that I make the best lentils in the world.  Yeah, I know, not very humble of me to say this, but I want to share this recipe with you, let you try it, […]

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GEEK
OTHER Weirdness

Gishwhes list 2014

IMAGE. I’m certain the elderly love mud wrestling, but they must do it in private because I never see it! Let’s fix this. Catch your grandparents or great grandparents in a mud-wrestling match. 61 POINTS VIDEO (20 seconds). You (and a friend if you wish) enlist with a local volunteer organization and have yourself filmed […]

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Book Reviews

BOOK REVIEW: Fairest by Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles)

Dear Bookworms, Sadly it seems that we have ended our journey with The Lunar Chronicles (insert book hangover here). This last book, which is actually a prequel, titled Fairest, is Levenas backstory. This book is more of a novella at only 288 pages. It begins with Levena as a young princess growing up in Artemisia, […]

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KIDS/MomLife

Poop Gate 2016

Parenting is tough. You find yourself saying things and involved in situations that you never could have imagined in the “pre-children” stage of life. You remember that time right? When you were getting ready to go out at 9pm versus half passed out on the couch with a glass of wine on the side table, […]

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Food

Key Lime Cupcakes with Blackberry Frosting. You need this in your life.

I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret….. I’m a cupcake-aholic. I dream of these delicious confectioners treats, I tape episodes of Cupcake Wars, I frequent local bakeries and coffee shops in search of new and exciting flavors. They are my kryptonite. So naturally,  every year for my birthday, I request cupcakes […]

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Travel
Travel Tips
Travel USA

Best Booze List: Top 3 spots for booze in NoLa

It shouldn’t come as any big surprise that we had to give you a separate top three list of the best places for booze in NoLa.(Read: Foodie Love: NoLa Edition here) Our husbands are members of a beer club, our friends own a craft beer store, our best friend is a former bartender, and we have […]

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