Fall is my favorite time of year and that’s not just because my birthday in November. I love the promise of a new school year. I love football games when there’s just a hint of fall in the air. I really love Halloween. It’s busy and fun and there are so many things to do. If you’re looking  for something fun to do with your family this season then look no further! We have so many great ideas here and tons of information too. I’m sure you’ll find something that fits the bill.

Northshore Halloween Guide

Northshore Halloween Guide

Fall in general and Halloween in particular is such a fun time for families. There are patches to visit, pumpkins to carve, costumes to pick out and much more. With so much going on, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. We're here to help! We've visited the patches, found ...
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Northshore Fall Fairs and Festivals

Northshore Fall Fairs and Festivals

Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival September 28-29th. 4-10PM on Friday; 9:30AM-10:30PM on Saturday. Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. Tickets available on their website. St. Tammany Parish Fair October 3rd-7th. 9AM-10PM. St. Tammany Parish Fairgrounds. Full schedule available on their website. Tangipahoa Parish Fair October 3rd-7th. Tangipahoa Fair Grounds, Amite. Rides run Thursday 6-9, All ...
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Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest {Worth the Drive}

Deutsches Haus Oktoberfest {Worth the Drive}

Fall is finally upon us, though you might not be able to tell because the great thermostat in the sky hasn’t been lowered enough yet. But September is behind us, and we are firmly rooted in October, which means (among other things) it’s time for Deutsches Haus’ Oktoberfest. Jillian and ...
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The Lighting of the Graves {La Toussaint}

The Lighting of the Graves {La Toussaint}

Do you ever feel like little bits of our culture are slipping away? That the things that make south Louisiana unique and interesting are gradually being forgotten or lost? I do too. Today I went to the La Fontaine Cemetery in Lacombe to witness the Lighting of the Graves (also ...
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St. Tammany Parish Fair {Know Before You Go}

St. Tammany Parish Fair {Know Before You Go}

Ahhhh, the St. Tammany Parish Fair. That special time of year when students get the day off from school to go spend even more of their parents’ money on rides, junk food and games clearly rigged against the participants. Because who needs learning, right? As cynical as that may have ...
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Northshore Thanksgiving Guide

Northshore Thanksgiving Guide

Thanksgiving doesn't get nearly enough love. The day after Halloween they start playing Christmas music. But Thanksgiving is fantastic! There's tons of food and so much less stress than it's big brother Christmas. Please check out a few of the posts we have about this under-appreciated holiday ...
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Veterans Eat Free (or Cheap)

Veterans Eat Free (or Cheap)

This post has been updated for 2017. Many of these deals are posted nationally so please call ahead to verify your location in participating.  Tuesday, November 11th, 2017 is Veteran's Day and a number of restaurants are participating by giving Veterans, retirees, and in some cases, spouses a free meal ...
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Football Door Decoration

I had so much fun making my Back to School Door Decoration that I decided to do another one for football season. I immediately ran into a stumbling block, though: which team? You see, I live in south Louisiana and there's almost nothing we love more than football. I'm an ...
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Fall Activities for Preschoolers

Fall Activities for Preschoolers

It's fall! If you're anything like me, you start wondering just what you should be doing with the tiny people that live in your house. The tiny pool is packed away, the sprinkler is in the garage, and clothing is no longer optional! Turns out there are still a bunch ...
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Fall Door Decoration

Fall Door Decoration

Like I do every season, I took a little time this fall to put together a quick door decoration. Fall is my birthday and my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving, so I especially love this time of year. I started off with my usual big M from Hobby Lobby and a sheet ...
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Black and Gold Printables

It's the first regular season Saints game and we're playing the team we love to hate, the Atlanta Falcons. It's time to pluck the Dirty Birds! I'll admit that I'm mostly into football for the silly trash-talking and the parties. It can't be just me, right? So for all of ...
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