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

Rev Up Your Engines New Orleans, Monster Jam® is back! Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1/31/15

Rev Up Your Engines New Orleans, Monster Jam® is back! Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1:31:15  GraveDigger

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Will you be at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Jan. 31st? Not sure? 2 words: Monster Jam®. Feld Motor Sports® & Monster Jam® are coming back to New Orleans for another fun-filled, supercharged event. Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed trucks that sit on 66-inch-tall tires. Not only are they capable of speeds up to 100 miles per hour but they can also fly up to 125 to 130 feet! They weigh a Continue Reading

Get More for your New Orleans Travel Dollar – New Orleans Power Pass™ #BayouTravel #Sponsored

Get More for your New Orleans Travel Dollar - New Orleans Power Pass™ #BayouTravel

Disclosure: You are reading a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts are my own and can not be influenced in any way. Like many of you, I'm always looking for ways to maximize my dollar when I travel. While browsing the interweb I stumbled across a great find. Viator, a leading website geared towards travel, sightseeing tours and travel guides, offered information on various tours located in the New Orleans area. I have been living in Southeast Louisiana for the last 25 years and Continue Reading

Marvel Universe LIVE! is coming to New Orleans – Smoothie King Center Jan 15-18th, 2015 #NOLA

Marvel Universe LIVE! - New Orleans Louisiana

Disclosure: Although we are HUGE Marvel fans, the following is a sponsored post. All opinions are always my own. One of the America's highly anticipated tours is coming to New Orleans January 2015! No, it's not a rock band it's Marvel Universe LIVE!. January 15-18th, 2015 your family can experience Marvel Universe LIVE! Smoothie King Center and start the New Year with fun for the entire family. Our family LOVES Marvel so it's no surprise that they want to see the first ever live Continue Reading

Celebration in the Oaks – City Park New Orleans #MerryMakers #IheartCityPark #CITO2014 #Ad


Disclosure: This post is part of the Holiday of Wonder campaign sponsored by Wonder and Company and Celebration in the Oaks at New Orleans City Park. All opinions and thoughts are my own. Since 1984 Celebration in the Oaks has taken the famous oaks of New Orleans City and created a magical holiday event that is one of the most spectacular holiday lights festival in the country is located in my backyard, New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 25 acres of City Park is adorned with 550K LED lights, Continue Reading

Meeting Shaquille O’Neal & Upcoming Microsoft Store VIP Shopping Party 11/22 #MicrosoftLa

Microsoft Retail Store Grand Opening - Lakeside Shopping Center #MicrosoftLa

Recently I went to Microsoft's newest retail store at Lakeside Shopping Center in Metairie, Louisiana. With several Grand Opening Events, local residents were thrilled to have Microsoft in the New Orleans area. I can't blame them! We love technology and knowing that a Microsoft is nearby can help local businesses, young adults and families stay connected and productive. My children & I were so excited about this particular grand opening. Aside from loving Microsoft products, we are Continue Reading