Articles by Amanda Jones


Carnival in a Cup {Bistro Byronz)

As I continue my new mission to spend this Mardi Gras season trying out the Mardi Gras cocktails offered across the north shore, I stopped by Bistro Byronz. Twice.  I heard there was an extensive menu and I wanted to make sure to try out a few of the options…


Carnival in a Cup {Lighthouse Daiquiris}

As I continue my new mission to spend this Mardi Gras season trying out the Mardi Gras cocktails offered across the north shore, I dropped by Lighthouse Pizza & Daiquiris.  After passing by the little Madisonville shop many times, I decided to give it a try. There was only one…


Carnival in a Cup {Felix’s}

It’s Mardi Gras time y’all!  It’s one of my favorite seasons and while it may be different this year, I refuse to let the season slide by without notice. Typically, this time of year, I’m pretty busy with all of the planning and functions for the parade in which I…


I Didn’t Lose My Hair to Cancer, But I Cut it Off Anyway

Survivor’s guilt is real. If you’ve been following my story on Northshore Parent, then you know that I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ in November. I’ve traveled a long road since then – appointments, tests, needles – all leading to a February mastectomy with reconstruction with tissue from…


{It Happened to Me} I Have Breast Cancer

Throughout your teens and twenties, it’s pretty easy to live in a suspended reality – one where you never get old or need to spend much time thinking about 401Ks, mammograms, or renewing your license. You don’t need me to tell you: that ends.Emily Weiss I have breast cancer. I’m…