Why You May Like Keeping An Art Journal

When Chris and I reunited, he gave me a beautiful leather-bound journal for Valentine's Day. It's not like any of the other journals in my collection; before he gave it to me, I'd never seen a journal like it. It's for that reason that I want to fill it with something more meaningful...more "keepsake-y". Inside, … Continue reading Why You May Like Keeping An Art Journal

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Grocery Pick-Up: Shopping For Busy People & Introverts

There are 2 kinds of people. Those who have hours to spend in supermarkets, poring over every label, and/or because they love browsing and seeing what's available. Those who dread the very thought of having to do their grocery shopping because they're exhausted from hectic schedules/chaotic lives OR they're introverts who positively hate the idea … Continue reading Grocery Pick-Up: Shopping For Busy People & Introverts

Pen Again: Uniquely Shaped Pens For Writing More Comfortably

"Necessity is the mother of invention." ~ Plato In today's world, the internet makes it possible to find a solution to most of our problems if we research thoroughly enough. In the last year or so, I've experienced decreased comfort in my daily life which I attribute to my arthritis. I can usually tell when … Continue reading Pen Again: Uniquely Shaped Pens For Writing More Comfortably

The University of Life

very year around this time, I watch a new batch of high school graduates being cruelly pushed out into the "real world", thinking, "Shit's about to get real for y'all." The beginning of the rude awakening that is adulthood. Face it, adulthood is mega hyped, isn't it? As naive little kids, we're fooled into thinking … Continue reading The University of Life

Julia’s Hair Studio: The End Of Bad Hair Days In a Great Small-Town Salon

You know when you find THE perfect hairdresser and you can't bring him with you when you move 4,000 miles back to your hometown? That was my predicament nearly 5 years ago when I left the U.K., and I have experienced the struggle of finding a new one...until a couple of weeks ago. It turns out, … Continue reading Julia’s Hair Studio: The End Of Bad Hair Days In a Great Small-Town Salon

The Importance Of Unwavering Faith

n a recent trip to the French Quarter, Chris and I had the chance to visit St. Louis Cathedral. I'd been there several times during my life but, this time, I saw it through different eyes. My faith is now stronger than ever before; stronger, because it has evolved into something far more meaningful. I … Continue reading The Importance Of Unwavering Faith

Southside Café: Serving Seafood Gumbo “Better Than Ya Momma’s”!

ne of the blessings of living in the New Orleans metropolitan area is that, when it comes to restaurants, we're spoiled for choice. Having said that, it can also feel like a curse because there's not enough time or money to eat at ALL the restaurants! Still...we manage. New Orleanians love their food; tourists visit … Continue reading Southside Café: Serving Seafood Gumbo “Better Than Ya Momma’s”!

Rocky & Carlo’s: You’ll Wanna Get Da Dinnah, Dawlin!

When Chris returned to Louisiana last March, it was only natural that he wanted to go to the places he frequented in his younger days. One restaurant, in particular, held fond memories for him ~ Rocky & Carlo's, due to their varied menu and the people who worked there. The thing about New Orleans is, … Continue reading Rocky & Carlo’s: You’ll Wanna Get Da Dinnah, Dawlin!

A Sad Day For Our Local Church

esterday, I decided to go to my local Church {St. Luke's} to pray and light a couple of candles. When I got there, I was shocked and upset to find out that the Candle Building burned down a couple of weeks ago, only 6 days after our last visit. Nobody really knows how the fire started … Continue reading A Sad Day For Our Local Church

The Path To Enlightenment

Light vs. Darkness. What does that mean for you? For me, it's far from a literal translation. The pursuit of enlightenment is a very personal journey and to do so, one must be entirely open to the possibilities that are out there, dismissive of nothing. When I lived in an abusive situation, my abuser strived … Continue reading The Path To Enlightenment