Your Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide!
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Your Best Mother’s Day Gift Guide!

If you haven’t thought about mom yet, you’d better get on it.  Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 11th!  There are plenty of boring old standbys like beautiful flowers and massages.  Trust me, any mom will love either one of those!  However, if you’re feeling a bit more creative this year, here are some more … Continue reading

Upcycled Family Treasures
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Upcycled Family Treasures

My friends are pretty amazing.  I have two close girlfriends here in New Orleans who’ve done incredible renovations in their homes.  Jessica and her hubby Austin have painted, replaced floors, installed wainscoting and decorated their house just outside of town.  Every time we visit, they’ve completed another amazing project! Recently, Jessica posted an upcycled furniture … Continue reading

Christmas Time in New Orleans
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Christmas Time in New Orleans

Okay, so it doesn’t exactly FEEL like winter in New Orleans.  I mean, 70 degree weather doesn’t muster up memories of sipping hot cocoa by the fire.  But take a quick look at the beautiful decorations around town and you’ll see the holiday season has indeed begun! Our city’s ever-enterprising marketing gurus have tapped into New … Continue reading

Let the Shower Season Begin!
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Let the Shower Season Begin!

There’s something uniquely special about living all around the country.  Between my job and Joe’s, we’ve lived in California, Wyoming, Nevada, Virginia and Louisiana.  While we miss our families in California dearly, we’ve made friends and created new little families across the U.S.  And yesterday, our New Orleans family helped us celebrate our bundle-of-joy-to-be! It’s … Continue reading

Hammers, Heels and Baby Booties
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Hammers, Heels and Baby Booties

It’s an exciting time in the Hammer-and-Heels house… we’re building an addition!  Joe and I are expecting a bambino in February! Of course, we’re frantically finishing up renovation and decorating projects downstairs before we begin on the nursery upstairs, but in the meantime, I’ve been soaking up all the love and excitement from our friends … Continue reading

Wedded Bliss at the Painted Rock Lodge
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Wedded Bliss at the Painted Rock Lodge

If you’ve never visited Northern California’s Lake Tahoe, book a trip TODAY!  It’s arguably one of the most beautiful places on earth.  The crystal clear, blue waters of the lake are surrounded by sky high snow-capped mountains.  In the summer, the lake bustles with swimmers, hikers, mountain bikers and boaters, while the winter months bring … Continue reading