Articles by Katy

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…



DIY Halloween Wreath

This month I set out to make my Halloween door decoration this year, I decided to make it a little more challenging for myself. I love crafts and I LOVE Halloween, and I tend to go a tad overboard with things. So this year I challenged myself to make a…



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…


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…


Evacuating With a Special Needs Child

My son Charlie has a full dance card of medical issues–he had a stroke at birth resulting in cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and epilepsy. Charlie was born in Arkansas in 2007 and we promptly moved home to live near our families. The following year Ivan headed towards the New Orleans area…


Pelicans on Parade {Free Northshore Fun}

There are always a ton of fun things to do on the Northshore and even better is how many of them are free! And right now Slidell has a great project going on–Pelicans on Parade. Pelicans on Parade is a public art project created by Leadership Northshore to benefit Children’s…


Books About Hurricanes

As we head into the heart of hurricane season, there are a lot of things to think about–do you have an evacuation plan? Do you have supplies should you choose to shelter in place? Should you give in and buy a generator? With all the worries and stress of the…


Juju the Good Voodoo

If you’re anything like me, you LOVE to buy things for your kids that have some local flavor. Being from South Louisiana is special and sharing that with our kids is so important. That’s why I got very excited when Maria, one of our contributors, hooked us up with a…