Are you ready for Monster Jam to come ROARING into Mercedes-Benz Superdome Feb. 20?


Disclosure: I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-show events. One of our favorite family sporting events is coming to New Orleans February 20th! Monster Jam has been a family favorite for YEARS and this year is no Continue Reading

New Orleans Inspired Word Search Printable – Perfect As A Mardi Gras Activity #BayouTravel

Mardi Gras : Carnival Printable - Word Search & More #BayouTravel

We're back with ANOTHER Children's Mardi Gras Printable!! If you missed our previous New Orleans/Carnival Inspired printables, check here. You don't have to live in New Orleans or the Gulf Coast area to love Mardi Gras. Many homeschooling families and frequent travelers find a way to study and incorporate Carnival traditions into their household annually. So whether you're looking to make Mardi Gras Macarons, Carnival Inspired Cream Cheese Filled King Cake Muffins or create a fun Mardi Continue Reading

An Evening with The Fabulous Beekman Boys and The New Orleans Cooking Experience

Shrimp & Grits at New Orleans Food Experience with special Guests the Fabulous Beekman Boys #Bayoutravel

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a special event at The New Orleans Food Experience with special guests The Fabulous Beekman Boys. Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Dr. Brent Ridge are best known as the 2012 winner's of The Amazing Race and as stars of The Cooking Channel Series: The Fabulous Beekman Boys. The duo are visiting New Orleans and are scheduled as celebrity guests at the NOLA Home Show. The Fabulous Beekman Boys are authors, farmers and as if their reality show isn't enough, Continue Reading

New Orleans Mardi Gras Mambo – Carnival Printables for Children #BayouTravel

Carnival Family Fun - Mardi Gras and You're The Star Printable Childrens:Kid Activities  #BayouTravel

I'm so excited about Mardi Gras this year but Mardi Gras 2016 is early! In less than 3 weeks Mardi Gras will be here and our favorite time of year will soon pass us by. Today I'm sharing 2 Carnival Inspired children's printables. Printables are the perfect kid car or rainy day activity. In fact, you can take several of these and bring them with you on the parade route. Don't forget to check out our other Mardi Gras crafts and recipes like Mardi Gras Macarons, Carnival Inspired Cream Cheese Continue Reading

New Orleans | Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse Opens Doors in the Big Easy

New Orleans  Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse Opens Doors in the Big Easy

Dining is more than food, it's about creating an experience. At the newly opened Fogo de Chão you get exactly that. Fogo de Chão is a fine dining, full-service Brazilian steakhouse which brings authentic Churrascaria to New Orleans as well as other locations nationally. The celebrated traditions experienced in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and now celebrated in the heart of the Big Easy. The two-story restaurant and bar is located inside the JW Marriott on Canal Street. My husband Continue Reading

Saying Thank You for Local Service & Community – International Credit Union Day {spon}

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Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Not long after my husband and I got married 18 years ago, we decided to join a local credit union. The main reason: Community. Local credit unions want individuals and small businesses to prosper, that's why they go the extra mile by offering resources like loans and other services to their members. Not only do they offer the same services large banks do, they offer them at a lower costs so we can put Continue Reading

Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Spotlight-NOLA Author Rhonda Johnson Valladares Hardback @YatsUnlimited

Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Series Book 9 by NOLA Local Author Rhonda Johnson Valladares

Since 2012 Blogging, Babies and the Bayou has been friends to several local children's book authors including Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book by Rhonda Johnson Valladares. We are thrilled to announce that book 9 in the Lil’ Yat’s Adventure Book Series will be available in HARDBACK! Lil' Yat's followers have been asking for hardback for quite sometime with a book titled "Oh give me a home where the WHO DATS roam". Who Dat fans of all ages can enjoy family favorite Lil' Yat characters (Lil’ Yat is a Continue Reading

Exploring Louisiana – Otis House At The Fairview Riverside State Park #BayouTravel

Exploring Louisiana - Travel Ideas from Lafayette to Luling #BayouTravel

Over the years, Blogging, Babies and the Bayou has evolved and one thing that has not changed is my love for travel and Louisiana. Starting July 1st, readers can find additional Louisiana attractions not as well-known to travelers but beloved local landmarks. These off the beaten path locations can be added to your upcoming Louisiana vacation and give visitors (and locals) a unique Louisiana experience. When I started my blog 6 years ago I shared local events, concerts and various Continue Reading

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly Anniversary Dinner -Broussard’s Restaurant New Orleans #NOWFE #BayouTravel

NOWFE Wines Barefoot in  New Orleans #BayouTravel

My cup runneth over.... Every May my calendar explodes, but there is always room for lunch with friends. By friends, I mean new friends, amazing food and flavorful wine. That's exactly how I felt at the Barefoot Wines & Bubbly Anniversary luncheon at Broussard's Restaurant. For the last 10 years Barefoot Wines has been annual sponsor of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience. As winemaker Jennifer Wall mentioned, Barefoot Wines is not only about's about the experience. The Continue Reading

Come Celebrate Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park​ – 40th Anniversary​ ​in Robert, LA ​#BayouTravel #Spon


Disclsoure: The following is a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Please see disclosure section for additional information. Last summer my family and I had to pleasure of camping at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park​ ​in Robert, LA. Since my family and I enjoy camping, we were thrilled to know we can have some family fun, so close to the New Orleans Metro area. We loaded up the minivan, threw the bikes in the truck and waited for the kids to get off the school bus one Friday Continue Reading

Stepping into Prom Fashion w/ Macy’s and Beauty Fashion Vlogger Lindsey Hughes #MacysProm #ad

Meeting Celebrity Beauty vlogger Lindsey Hughes #MacysProm

Disclosure: I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided compensation for this post about Macy's Prom. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. It's no secret that my "babies" and I are stepping into uncharted waters. My daughter is now a teenager and formal dances have already begun. If you keep up with my on Facebook you may have remembered how I went shopping with my teen in search for a formal dress. we were looking for something age Continue Reading

Quite Mornings at The New Orleans Museum of Art and Sculpture Garden #BayouTravel

Adventures in New Orleans City Tour By Bus - New Orleans Family Attractions

There's nothing better than being at New Orleans City Park on a Saturday morning. My husband went to Morning Call and enjoyed a hot cup of cafe au lait and beignets then took a leisurely stroll through Besthoff Sculpture Garden inside City Park. More than 60 sculptures fill the Besthoff Sculpture Garden which is directly outside of NOMA. Approximately 5 acres in City Park most of the sculptures were donated to NOMA by the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Foundation. The sculptures are nestled Continue Reading