Win a Custom Digital Party Pack from AHHA Party Designs

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I love to include fun, attractive graphics on my blog. While it takes me 30 minutes to do a simple graphic (even longer to create a simple printable) others can create the Mona Lida is minutes! Ashlee Moll, Owner/Creator at AHHA Party Designs, specializes in custom party design. Whether you are planning a birthday party or large event, graphics play an important role in the overall look and feel of the event. Design can make an average party become over the top with custom water bottles, Continue Reading

The Benefits of Beauty Products with Seaweed

Beauty Tips  - Benefits of Using Bath and Beauty Products with Seaweed in them

Bath and beauty products have been infused with ingredients gathered from our oceans for years. Like most other natural products, everything from algae to sea salt is able to provide some benefit to our skin, hair and nails. Lately, seaweed has been popping up on ingredient labels and it turns out it actually helps with a lot of skin and beauty issues. Here are some of the benefits of using bath and beauty products with seaweed in them. Seaweed as an Exfoliate Turns out seaweed can be Continue Reading

Alaska’s State Parks #BayouTravel

Today's 2014 #BayouTravel series: A Walk In the Park, State Park Spotlight features Alaskan State Parks. If you are interested in reading our previous A Walk In the Park, State Park Spotlight featuring Alabama State Parks and other exciting travel posts, you can type the word #BayouTravel into our blog's search bar for additional travel links.  Enjoy Alaska's Walk in the Park Alaska's State Parks If you really want to get back to the wilderness this year, there's no place like Alaska in Continue Reading

Back to School, Winter Break is Over

Parenting Tips 5 ways to get your kids refocused for school after the winter break

Whether it's winter break, spring break, or summer break- getting kids focused on school after any break can be a hassle for both parents and teachers alike. If you’re looking for ways to get your children ready to go back to school after the fun of the holidays, check out these tips from teachers on how to make it happen. 5 ways to get your kids refocused for school after the winter break Give them fun work and a timer

 Give your kids a fun craft to do, quietly, at the table and Continue Reading

Camp Salmen Nature Park #BayouTravel

Living in Southeast Louisiana outdoor fun is always in season. Nature trails are plentiful in our area especially in the bayou. Located on scenic Bayou Liberty near Slidell, Louisiana, Camp Salmen is one of Louisiana's historic landmarks. Camp Salmen spans 130 acres which were once part of the Salmen Brick and Lumbar Company. Many of the bricks used to build the city of New Orleans were made by the Salmen Brick and Lumbar Company which holds additional significance to Louisiana history. Continue Reading

Instagram Roundup of New Orleans #TypeANOLA

Last week I went to Type A Bootcamp in New Orleans. Since #TypeANOLA is so close, I had to participate in the intensive one-day educational and networking event geared at experienced bloggers. And of course, I have to capture my day through pictures. Here is a small selection I included that I uploaded directly to Instagram. You can find more Type-A-Bootcamp New Orleans pictures by searching the hashtag: #TypeANOLA on Instagram. I hope you enjoy! Continue Reading

I’m Styling with the Conair Infiniti Pro Series #conairdidmyhair

My hair, like for many women is something I can't begin to explain! Years ago I used to wake up, brush my hair and I would be done with the prep work that involved my hair. I haven't brushed and left my hair alone since back in the mid 90's when I was in high school. Then one day my curly haired youngest sister started using a flat iron and my life forever changed. I know it's not good for my hair, but I need to flat iron and blow dry. My hair needs it. I need it. Believe me, you don't want to Continue Reading

Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village Destin, Florida #Brandcation

It's been quite on the site lately but not because I have nothing to say, but because I have been traveling. I returned from Bentonville, Arkansas a few days ago and now I'm off to Destin, Florida. It has been cold and wet in New Orleans recently so some fun in the sun is exactly what I needed. Fun is one word that can describe the location I am staying in. The Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village in Destin, Florida is the prime location for a family or couple looking to enjoy the white sand Continue Reading

Road Tripping through Northwest Arkansas #SoFabCon

I recently returned from a Social Shopper Media Conference called SoFabCon in Bentonville, Arkansas. Since I am about 10 hours away from Bentonville, Arkansas we decided driving from the New Orleans area would be cost efficient. Traveling to Arkansas we encountered heavy rain, wind and the probability of snow so we truly couldn't enjoy it's beauty. But when returning to New Orleans, we saw Arkansas through a whole new light. Isn't the location beautiful? I wish we would have had an Continue Reading

28 Days to Supercharge My Metabolism #FastMetabolismDiet

The Following is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own & can not be influence in any way. Losing weight is something that I have been working on for several years. It seems like I do well for a few weeks then once I plateau, all my good word ends and nothing else is lost. What I have been needing is something to change my mind frame and metabolism. It's not that I eat a overeat or that I'm eating nothing but processed, unhealthy foods either. I need to exercise more and get my slow Continue Reading

Connect With Family Using the textPlus App #llblog

This post is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own & can not be influenced. They say "Home is where the heart is" but sometimes being at home isn't always a possible. Being a blogger, I sometimes have to travel out of state without my family. Naturally I can connect with family on social media, but sometimes you want to hear your loved ones voice or have a private quick conversation as time permits. As connected as I may be to my mobile device, my entire family isn't as connected do Continue Reading