What are some of your favorite Christmas recipes? For anything that’s sure to please the tastebuds, I always turn to Junior League of Lafayette’s cookbooks. I don’t think there’s a bad recipe in them!
The Allen family were such a blast to work with – especially their sweet and spunky little girls! We navigated traffic and construction around the Capitol Gardens – which was where the mom and I both took our bridal portraits years ago. Despite the plastic orange caution barricades and the myriad of construction equipment, we were able to soak up some gorgeous afternoon light. And, to top it all of, the girls got to shower each other with leaves. What could be better than that?
Our first scheduled session got rained out – a 10% chance of rain turned into a downpour with lightning and thunder that shook the studio windows – but I’m almost kind of glad. Why? Because we had the most perfect weather for their reschedule. It was beautiful, sunny, cool, and not a cloud in the sky. We had a blast chasing around their two sweet girls as they explored their surroundings.
TMM brought over the book Venture Mom to capture for her review. This book is geared towards moms who want to unleash their ideas and turn that into something that can not only fuel that creative outlet, but also provide income for their families. If you head over to their site, you can download the first chapter to check it out.
I wanted to depict the blend of motherhood, hard work, research, and how they all beautifully combine into a lovely – yet occasionally messy – life that so many work at home moms can relate to. Let’s be realistic here. Although all moms ADORE their children, there also comes the time – however frequent or rare it may be – that some form of a distraction or redirection is given so that a task can be accomplished. Sometimes it’s an appetizer so dinner can finish in the oven. Sometimes it’s an episode of Sesame Street so that a shower can be had. Sometimes it’s timed access to the iPad so that an important deadline can be made. Sometimes it’s Color Wonder markers so that an idea can be sketched out. All moms have been there in some form or other. And what better distraction could there be for a brief moment of reading than a yummy bowl of ice cream?
Be sure to hop on over and read a full review on this book and see how you might be able to apply it to your life!
Although the title of this post doesn’t mention “BFFs,” it definitely could because Mighty Mug and good coffee go together like beans on rice…or peanut butter and jelly…or boudin and … now I’m just making everyone hungry. But you get the picture. TMM and I went to Joie de Vivre cafe to review the Mighty Mug in a stylized concept I thought up.
Y’all… this mug is AMAZING! I couldn’t believe it and sat there and played with it for a while. It will.not.fall.over! If you have kids, this is perfect. I promise I’m not just saying that to hype it up and have you go to her blog and check out her thoughts on it or to go to the Mighty Mug site (but it’ll give you a coupon). It really is super neat.
And, if you’re in the Breaux Bridge area, you’ve got to stop by Joie de Vivre cafe. They’ve got the best coffee in town with the best ambiance and absolutely terrific service.
Apostolic Clothing Company is a modest apparel company that carries a variety of pieces – skirts, shirts, dresses, you name it – to build that perfect wardrobe for your closet. TMM was asked to review a vintage style dress, so we hit downtown Breaux Bridge with felt fedora and leopard heels in hand to practice it’s everyday wearability and twirlability (because you know ladies of all ages love a good twirl). It’s a beautiful piece that can be dressed up or down and made into the perfect ensemble with just a couple of accessories. Be sure to hop on over to her check out her full review and info about a possible giveaway…. but shhhhh… I didn’t let the cat out of the bag.
Have you been to City Wide before? Every year Breaux Bridge holds the City Wide Garage Sale, a two-day event, which occurs all over the city. You can get maps guiding you to each individual garage sale, and there’s a lot of hustle and bustle downtown as well. It’s a really fun event and you can pick up some great items!
Every year, our church has two booths – one full of yummy things for your tummy, and one full of beautiful plants from a local floral shop. I was asked this year to do the signs for the booths because hand lettering and art are hobbies for me.
Here’s a sneak peek at what to expect so that you can be sure to stop by and get some of THE BEST jambalaya in town!