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Mardi Gras Photos 2018

Mardi Gras has come and gone here in New Orleans. All that is left is the absurd number of bead on and under my kitchen table (and on every nightstand, floor, table, and dresser in the house) and the porter potties on Napoleon Ave (removed this AM). Okay, I may have a little glitter left in […]

Who’s Who of Mardi Gras Krewes- Part 2

This post contains affiliate links to products I personally use or vouch for. Wow! I saw 7 Mardi Gras parades this weekend! If you’re like me, you are here for the awesome pictures, but here’s a brief history of the krewes I saw! I kept the history short and sweet to just the facts I […]

Quick and Easy Zucchini Noodles

This post contains affiliate links to products I personally use or vouch for. As I mentioned in the 21-Day Home Fix, one of my perpetual New Years Resolutions is to lose weight. (I know, ground breaking) However unoriginal, it’s not an easy task for someone who could live off carbs and dairy. I really don’t understand […]

Who’s Who of Mardi Gras Krewes: Part 1

Mardi Gras season has begun and with it the Krewe’s of Mardi Gras are hitting the streets for their iconic parades! With 70 Parades comes 70 Krewes, which means you need to know who’s who! Phunny Phorty Phellows The Phunny Phorty Phellows rolled for the first time in 1878 as the parade to follow the […]

21-Day Home Fix

One of my biggest New Year Resolutions (besides my annual “Be less fat” and “Spend less money”) is to get organized and declutter my space. Matt and I moved into a 2 bedroom townhouse style apartment and while it’s not teeny tiny it feels that way how much “stuff we have combined. The January Cure […]

New Orleans’ 2018 Mardi Gras Parade Guide

Mardi Gras and New Orleans are synonymous.  The official day of Mardi Gras is February 13th, but in New Orleans, Mardi Gras is more than just one day. Similar to decorating for Christmas right after Thanksgiving, NOLA dusts off it’s beads just days after New Years. Six days to be exact, with the kick off […]

The 21st Century Love Story

I started Live by the Sunshine telling the tales of failed dates with the hope of a love story in the future. I decided this would be the perfect segue from a dating blog to the next chapter, so here is the tale of how Matt and I met and our love story. (Full disclosure: […]

It’s 2017.

For many people 2016 sucked. For most of those people it was because we lost a lot of great celebs and I stopped writing. Well don’t dance for joy yet. This is one post and I have no idea if it will lead to more but as I sit on my couch reading the insanity […]

Sent and Received- La La Loopsy

This guy sent a “Moment” on Tinder asking what to get is 6 year old niece for her birthday. Having an 8 year old niece, I had a legit suggestion. I had bought my niece La La Loopsy for Christmas 2013 and she loved it. Clearly, he had not expected anyone to actually give any suggestions nor had […]

Sent and Received- Spiritual

For all my close friends reading this post, I’m sorry. I know you have already seen this one because I just could not resist blasting this out to my closest friends, relatives, other guys from Tinder, acquaintances…Everyone. But also I still had to make a post about it. It is just too good. Basically it […]

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