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How Should St. Tammany Parish Schools Grow?

In the past few months we’ve had quite the rumbling (read: SHOUTING) about the rapid growth in the western side of the St. Tammany Parish School District. More specifically, the Madisonville area and Mandeville High school. Currently, all of Madisonville has the following Schools: Madisonville Elementary (PK-2), Lancaster Elementary (3-5),…


Great Places for Kid Haircuts on the Northshore

When my family moved to the Northshore, I knew we needed to find new doctors, the location of the nearest local library, and neighborhood restaurants that were friendly to our young and often boisterous family. We recently ran into a new “new” that we needed – a salon or barber…


Own a Piece of the Big Easy with 1201 Canal Street

This post is brought to you by 1201 Canal Place and Online Optimism.  Have you ever dreamed of having your own little place in New Orleans? A getaway spot or maybe a permanent residence? Well 1201 Canal Street might be just what you need. Located in the old Krauss building,…


5 Reasons It’s Great to Have a Germaphobe Friend

You may or may not have gathered from my norovirus post that I’m a germaphobe. Norovirus is my #1 enemy but I’m squeamish about pretty much all germs. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not uptight about dirt. I love that my kids come home from school with hands that are…


Cream Cheese Buttercream

Cream Cheese Buttercream   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Total time 15 mins   Author: Christy Broady Recipe type: Dessert Ingredients ½ cup cream cheese, room temperature (half an 8 oz. block) 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature 4 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons heavy whipping…


28 Things to Do in February

Every month we like to help clear away the stress and give you one fun activity to do each day. Here’s our list for February. As always, the number next to the event is the date and will note any activity that is free. Hit the Slidell Library for their…


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…


Storm Relief Efforts–How to Help and Where to Get It

This list is a compilation of information I found from various community groups and news organizations. If you know of other resources or opportunities to help, please let me know and I will work to get them added to this post.  Aid Organizations Covington Food Bank did not sustain damage…


Closings on the Northshore {March 10-11, 2016}

With up to twelve inches of rain due in our area over the next 24-48 hours, many area schools and businesses have made the decisions to close. Here’s the list of closings that we are aware of. Colleges: Delgado Delta College (makeup date is March 18th) Louisiana State University Southeastern…