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A Few (More) of My Favorite Things

Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other sanctioned gift giving events outside of birthdays are now behind us for another year, and it is time to take stock …. of what you may not have gotten that you wanted or what you got that you didn’t want or what you gave that…

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Northshore Krewe of Houses {Read All About It}

By now most of us have heard the news that parades are cancelled on both the north and south shores this year and I think a lot of us are bummed about that. I’m bummed and I only attend 1-3 parades a year! But then I started hearing things about…


How to Host a King Cake Party

Just imagine: a spread of king cakes from all your favorite places, sliced and waiting to be enjoyed. Your closest friends and family mingle, laughing, occasionally dancing, and, of course, eating. The distinct horns of “Mardi Gras Mambo” occasionally cut through the chatter, while the littlest guests play parade in…


The Messenger’s Christmas Land {Know Before You Go}

Nestled in a small, unassuming neighborhood in Denham Springs, one can find a Christmas wonderland that is decades in the making. The Messenger family began hand-building Christmas displays in 1964, with grandson Jeremy Messenger keeping the magic alive for current generations. Here are some reason you might want to take…




10 No-Fail Christmas Cookie Recipes

Cookie season is upon us! Whether you’re making them for a cookie exchange, class party, or just for your family to enjoy, cookies hold a firm spot in most of our Christmas traditions. Cookies are a great item to bake with children because there’s almost always a step little hands…


Christmas Lights on the Northshore

As a kid I remember right after Christmas dinner at my grandma’s house in Jefferson, we would drive to Metairie so we could take a peek at Al Copeland’s house all done-up for Christmas. I feel like maybe over-the-top Christmas lights are a dying art form or something because I…