Making Do

John and I were planning on celebrating Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day at a festive brunch in the Botanical Gardens yesterday, but when it was cancelled, we found ourselves at a loss . . . but not for long! With a quick text and a willingness to wait in line, […]

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A Romantic Bacchus Sunday Brunch in the Garden

It has been an awfully long time since John and I “officially” celebrated Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong, we are hopelessly in love and frequently do little things for each other all throughout the year from random flower bouquets and sweet texts to much-needed shoulder rubs while binge-watching something […]

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House Float Huzzah

While we’ve long encouraged visitors and ex-pats to “be a New Orleanian wherever you are,” it seems this year the whole country is taking us seriously. Due to the pandemic, the usual 2+ weeks-long Mardi Gras celebrations and parades have been canceled. Dismayed, but not deterred, locals stepped up in […]

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Keto Cheesecake Dressed In Mardi Gras Colors

After two plus years of low-carb eating, I have come to the conclusion that keto desserts generally suck. Before you jump into the comments and say “what about Rebel ice cream?” or “I have this recipe for incredible keto brownies!”, just know I’ve probably already tried them. Admittedly, there are […]

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Assigning blame

I realize I haven’t posted in quite a few days. I suppose I could blame it on all sorts of things; work, errands, an irritating, yet lingering bout of depression and self-hate, angst, a sooner-than-expected beginning of allergy season, money troubles, car problems, the rain… Can I just blame it on […]

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