Shotgun tour takes you inside some long and skinny digs
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Shotgun tour takes you inside some long and skinny digs

You can’t even talk about New Orleans architecture without including the iconic shotgun! There are plenty of myths, legends and folklore surrounding them.  My favorite it the old idea that you could shoot a gun through the front door and the bullet would go all the way through the back without hitting a single thing … Continue reading

Anthropologie everything.
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Anthropologie everything.

I’ll never forget many, many Christmases ago, shopping with my best friend Liz.  She’d asked her entire family for Anthropologie gift cards… and they seriously delivered. She was like a kid in a candy store! Liz’s obsession was my first glimpse into how great Anthropologie really is.  I’ve bought countless dresses for special occasions, tops, … Continue reading

Exterior renovation gets underway!
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Exterior renovation gets underway!

The time has finally come! We’re tackling the biggest project in our home renovation… the exterior… and we’re finally hiring some pros.  Most of our renovation has been DIY, but the ugly facade of our home is much more complicated. Because our neighborhood is historic, all exterior renovation needs to be approved through the Historic … Continue reading

Beau’s “Hole in One” Birthday Bash
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Beau’s “Hole in One” Birthday Bash

Every parent has dreams for their child.  Mine involve completely unrealistic expectations of Beau becoming a world-renown professional golfer.  You know, winning the Master’s and all. Okay, so that might not actually happen.  But a mom can dream, right? So in the spirit of Beau’s future on the links, we decked out his first birthday … Continue reading

Shabby chic Christmas decor with rustic burlap and sparkling touches
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Shabby chic Christmas decor with rustic burlap and sparkling touches

Merry Christmas, y’all! This is a big one.  Two years ago, Joe was fighting for our country in Afghanistan.  Last year, I was unexpectedly in the hospital as Beau decided to arrive two months early!  So, it’s our first real Christmas in years. In the spirit of celebration, I decked out the homestead in burlap, … Continue reading

Garden District stunners shine bright this holiday season
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Garden District stunners shine bright this holiday season

It’s baaaaaack!  Each year, one of my favorite New Orleans events is the Preservation Resource Center’s Holiday Home Tour. This weekend, tourists and locals alike will grab their lattes and get their exercise, walking through the historic Garden District neighborhood, where 8 homes open their doors to the public. If you’re looking for a taste … Continue reading

A taste of historic New Orleans for your Christmas wish list
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A taste of historic New Orleans for your Christmas wish list

You don’t have to live in New Orleans to get a bit of the Big Easy under your Christmas tree.  Check out this gorgeous new book from the folks who run the historic Hermann-Grima and Gallier properties! Photographer and author Kerri McCaffety recounts the days of antebellum New Orleans through glossy photos and some pretty … Continue reading