Articles by Aimee

Birthday Parties at Palm Village

This post is sponsored by Palm Village Mandeville  In the late 1950s, socialite Lilly Pulitzer opened a juice stand with oranges from her husband’s citrus groves. Finding that her clothes would end up stained from spilled juice, she designed simple shift dresses in bold prints to hide the stains. The…


Surviving a Road Trip with Small Children

Every summer, the blog posts and memes go around about how traveling with small children is not a vacation, it’s a trip. In the past few months I’ve had occasion to take several long road trips with my three (ages 5, 5 and 1) and I can absolutely confirm that…


Navigating Nut Free

  May 8-14, 2016 is Food Allergy Awareness Week Did you know that 1 in 13 children have a food allergy? That means in an average sized class, there will be 2 children with food allergies. The 8 most common allergens are milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish, shellfish, tree nuts and…


Besh Big Easy

In November, I had the privilege of attending the honey harvest at La Provence restaurant, owned by Slidell native Chef John Besh. In talking with the lovely team out there, I learned that Chef Besh had written a new cookbook called Besh Big Easy, featuring 101 home cooked New Orleans…


Parade Packing List {Free Download}

A million years ago, before I had children, I attended a party on Thoth Sunday, that also happened to fall on Valentine’s Day. I made cupcakes for the party and, due to a late start and large crowds, and the party moving in between Thoth and Bacchus, I hauled a cupcake…


Mardi Gras Headband Tutorial

Every year, I say I’m just going to make one, maybe two new things for Mardi Gras for my little ones to wear. And, as the big day draws closer, I find myself surrounded by glitter and sequins, in a furious attempt to make everything purple, green and gold, to…


Easy Teacher Gift Idea {With Free Gift Tag Printable}

It’s mid-December and ’tis the season for gift giving. The weeks leading up to Christmas are a pre-game of gift giving, with shopping and wrapping for teachers, neighbors and friends. People for whom you want to give a little something, but won’t necessarily see on Christmas. These little tidings of…


La Provence Honey Harvest

Nestled along the side of Highway 190 in Big Branch is La Provence restaurant. Opened in 1972 by Chef Chris Kerageorgiou, and purchased by Chef John Besh in 2006, La Provence serves world-renowned cuisine, right here in our own backyard. On the grounds of the restaurant is a small farm,…



K+10

Ten years ago today, August 27, I flew out of New Orleans International Airport. I hate to fly, I hate planes, and yet I booked a vacation requiring a plane ride. I was so full of anxiety about flying that I barely paid notice to that storm in the Gulf….