Fun Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana’s Northshore

Fun Things to Do in St. Tammany Parish Louisiana's Northshore Kayaking Cane Bayou

Just 45 minutes away from New Orleans sits a gorgeous section of Louisiana: St. Tammany Parish. Filled with refreshing Southern hospitality, the area has some cool things to do no matter if you’re a first-time visitor or a local. From safe gator encounters to kayaking down the bayou to a parade made for dogs, here are 8 fun things to do in St. Tammany Parish, LA.  Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at St. Tammany Parish Tourist Commission/Louisiana’s Northshore to give you the scoop on what’s fun…

CBMe Beauty Review: My Honest Experience

CBMe Beauty review full product line

Denise Richards recently launched a new line of skincare, CBMe Beauty. Vegan and cruelty free, the line offers four products for face and neck. Sure, it sounds like an amazing line, but does it live up to the claims? Additionally, is it worth the cost? Here’s my honest CBMe Beauty review including product photos and pricing.    Disclosure: I was graciously given the full product line of CBMe Beauty to test drive. In no way does this sway my opinion or review.    CBMe Beauty: What It’s About In a…

Fun Things to Do in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou

things to do in Louisiana's Cajun bayou Swamp boat tours by Arthur

If you’ve never visited Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou, there’s no better time. The area is booming with fun, family friendly activities and beautiful spots to learn about its culture and history. A recent trip this early spring (a beautiful time to visit, by the way), made me realize just how much I was missing by never visiting the area before – and I already want to visit again. From what to see to where to eat, here are all the fun things to do in Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou.    Disclosure: I…

Fun Summer Activities in Santa Claus, Indiana

Summer activities in Santa Claus Indiana: Splashin' Safari

With a name like Santa Claus, the Indiana city automatically brings visions of sugar plums, sparkling snow, and sleigh rides. Sure, that’s the case in winter, but during warmer seasons, it’s still a great place to visit for outdoor activities and family-friendly fun. From comfy cabins to old school movie theaters, here are some super fun summer activities in Santa Claus, Indiana.    A couple of years ago, I took a road trip to Santa Claus, Indiana, with my family. During our visit, we mainly hung around Holiday World &…

L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles Review: Affordable Luxury

L'Auberge Casino Lake Charles Review fountain front entrance

Sure, there are plenty of places to stay when you visit Lake Charles, LA, but if you want a truly luxurious experience, L’Auberge Casino Resort is it. On my recent visit, I made sure to explore the property from top to bottom and my visit was nothing short of absolutely lovely. Here’s my honest L’Auberge Casino Lake Charles review including restaurants and guest rooms.  Disclosure: A huge thanks goes to the folks at Visit Lake Charles for hosting me for a Mardi Gras press trip. All opinions are my own!…

DIY Wire Mickey Ears with Crown: Super Easy and Affordable

DIY Mickey ears with crown Tiana Princess and the Frog Disney Princess

Making DIY Mickey ears might look difficult but they’re actually pretty easy, happily. And, since you’re making them, you can create unique Mickey ears by changing the theme and color story. Here’s an easy, step-by-step guide to making DIY wire Mickey ears with crown (and without) plus helpful tips to save time and money.  Not gonna lie, I’ve had plenty of time on my hands lately. And another truth: I miss Walt Disney World so much. I miss the ambiance, the smell of food, and I miss buying Mickey ears.…

Important Things to Know about Walt Disney World Reopening 2020

Turnstil at Walt Disney World

Today is a big day, Disney fans! Walt Disney World has announced not only opening dates for its theme parks, but the guidelines that need to be followed to help keep us safe. From what to expect when you’re in the parks to ticketing and lodging (and, of course, masks) here are the most important things to know about Disney World reopening 2020.    When Is Disney World Reopening 2020?   Disney Springs opened this month on May 20th and, so far, so good. Guests are required to maintain a…

Important Things to Know about Gervasi Vineyard for 2020

Gervasi Vineyard

Gervasi Vineyard is one of my favorite places to stay and visit in eastern Ohio. And from dining to lodging to simply walking the grounds, it’s a place I’m happy to return to over and over. But what’s new for this year? Here’s what you can look forward to and important things to know about Gervasi Vineyard in 2020.  If I had to start naming luxurious places to stay in Canton, Ohio, Gervasi Vineyard (GV) would truly be at the top of the list. The 55-acre winery resort offers a…

Easy Churros Recipe – No Frying or Baking

Easy churros recipe - no frying

When it comes to churros, I enjoy the authentic recipe, but I don’t dig all of the frying. Add in all of the oil you need to fry churros and I’m definitely not down. So, I created an easy churros recipe that doesn’t add in oil, is not fried, and is really delicious. Here’s what you need for my churros recipe without oil.  If I were to give my favorite churros recipe, it’s the one you can get at Walt Disney World, particularly the churro bites served in Pecos Bill’s…