Articles by Jillian

St. Tammany Parish Summer Reading

The St. Tammany Parish Library is over the moon with this year’s 2019 Summer Reading Challenge “A Universe of Stories,” designed to inspire patrons of all ages to dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. The library invites participants to launch into this astronomical adventure to read…


Parents to Know: Mindy Dennis

Mindy Groce is a Montessori teacher and co-owner of Southern MagnoliaMontessori School in Abita Springs. She’s a true New Orleans girl atheart, and loves to costume and takes part in parades and festivalswhenever she can.  Mindy’s a busy lady, but graciously took the timeto  answer these questions for our feature, Parents…


Adulting 101: Building a Home Bar

Anything and everything about the fall season gives me that warm and fuzzy, let’s get cozy mindset. I guess it’s that whole Danish idea of Hygge, we just never called it that. Living in southeast Louisiana we may only get a fall or a winter for a week or two,…


Eleven Things to Love About the Mississippi Gulf Coast

I was recently offered the opportunity to visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the Hancock Whitney Splash Bash. It’s been years since I’ve been to the Mississippi Coast and I was totally blown away by how much the area has grown and what an amazing job they’re doing turning it…



The B Word: Making (and mostly) Sticking to a Budget

Nobody likes that dreadful “B” word: budget. It’s no fun, and needing one can imply carelessness and irresponsibility. We’re adults so we’re obviously responsible, right? Well, friends, I’ll confess that I am a shopaholic. We have a space issue where we live and on more than one occasion, I have…


My Eight Favorite Wines Under Twenty Dollars

Whether you need to grab a bottle of wine to bring for girls’ night or want suggestions that can go with a wide variety of food, look no further!  You’re bound to like at least one of these – unless you just don’t like wine, of course. I’m not just…


ThredUp {An Honest Review}

I’m not going to lie – just two short years ago I was telling a coworker I didn’t know how she did all her clothes shopping online, and here I am today, regularly getting packages from multiple online shopping sources.  It’s fun because it’s different stuff you don’t always have…


Adult Summer Reading Comes to St. Tammany

“Exercise Your Mind. READ!” is the theme for St. Tammany Parish Library’s FIRST EVER summer reading challenge for adults.  It runs from May 20 – August 13. Starting on Friday, May 20, adults ages 18 and up can register by visiting stpl.readsquared.com or by dropping by their favorite library branch…


Adulting 101: How to Pack

I wasn’t born yesterday, and my husband and I are both seasoned travelers, but if you were to look at how many necessities I didn’t pack on our recent trip to San Francisco, you’d think I was a novice.  My husband packed much more than I did, which I thought…