Jillian

I started blogging in my early twenties on Friendster, then moved onto Blogger for grad school assignments, and eventually started an art blog for a dream business I might have one day. Now I also have a mommy blog that began when I was pregnant with my daughter/first child. I am a first time mom, a reference librarian, artist, DIY-er, and wife. I grew up in New Orleans and Mandeville.

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St. Tammany Parish Summer Reading

Summer reading is back for 2021 and this year’s theme is “Tales and Tails!” Animals…

Parents to Know: Mindy Dennis

Mindy Groce is a Montessori teacher and co-owner of Southern MagnoliaMontessori School in Abita Springs.…

Adulting 101: Building a Home Bar

Anything and everything about the fall season gives me that warm and fuzzy, let’s get…

Date Night Ideas: Do a Craft Brewery Mini-Tour

The local brewery scene is growing.  If you’re looking for a fun afternoon in the…

The B Word: Making (and mostly) Sticking to a Budget

Nobody likes that dreadful “B” word: budget. It’s no fun, and needing one can imply…

My Eight Favorite Wines Under Twenty Dollars

Whether you need to grab a bottle of wine to bring for girls’ night or…

ThredUp {An Honest Review}

I’m not going to lie – just two short years ago I was telling a…

Adult Summer Reading Comes to St. Tammany

“Exercise Your Mind. READ!” is the theme for St. Tammany Parish Library’s FIRST EVER summer…

Adulting 101: How to Pack

I wasn’t born yesterday, and my husband and I are both seasoned travelers, but if…

{It Happened to Me} I Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder

A former supervisor of mine always said, “Fake it ’till you make it”. She was…