Today we visited the Crescent City aka New Orleans. While there, I could not pass up this shot! The river is very intimidating yet breath taking.
Today my son’s third grade class went on a field trip to Laura Plantation in St James, LA. The plantation grounds were beautiful. I have just finished reading The Invention of Wings so going there may not have been the smartest thing for me.
Our tour guide, Ethan, was truly amazing. He held nothing back (the kids took a separate tour). I became a little overwhelmed at one point and just had to take a deep breath and stop listening for a while. I did fall in love with Laura’s story though. For a young woman to sell off all of the property and break away from the awful family history is astounding in those times.
While there I captured some pretty striking images. I will share them sporadically.
I am truly blessed with such amazing friends and family. Thank you all for believing in me and for giving me a chance. Recently I have photographed family and friends and I have enjoyed it more than I thought. Huge thank you goes out to Mona & Melanie Naquin, you ladies pushed me out there and made me realize that this is something I can do. I have loved every minute of capturing Mel’s special moments and hope to capture many many more. I love you ladies more than you will ever know. <3
Also a huge thanks to Myra Rouge of Myra Rouge Photography. She is an inspiration and has always been there for any questions I have. Her work is amazing and you can see more of her work here : https://www.facebook.com/MyraRougePhotography
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In an attempt to find snacks and/or breakfast foods other than shakes, I have stumbled upon this muffin recipe. We have a local health food store that sells these freshly baked and they are amazing, but just a bit pricey. I decided to give these a try.
The following blueberry banana oat muffin recipe was found at Las Vegas Food Photographer.
These taste pretty amazing considering they are healthy. They are not exactly what I was looking for, I think I need to use the recipe with the protein powder to use these as meal replacements.
Sometimes it’s the smallest things that catch my eye. I will attempt to capture as many of these little things and share them with you.
Today while at lunch, I was most excited by these cute cups. It comes from a local fast food restaurant, OFF THE HOOK, that has some of the BEST gumbo, fried chicken, fish, and shrimp around. So if you are ever in the Thibodaux area and want some amazing fried seafood, chicken or gumbo make a little stop here, you won’t regret it. I am still eating clean and while everyone else had their mouth watering lunches, I had one of their grilled shrimp salads which was pretty good.
My family and I have decided to change our eating habits and become healthier people all together. We are not getting any younger and even though these southern dishes are absolutely amazing, we know that we can not continue to indulge every day in these rich delicacies. We are now eating clean and have a “reward meal” once a week. It’s not fair to say reward or cheat, because eating clean is actually better tasting than you can imagine. It is now 31 days that we have been on this new path and we feel better than we have in some time.
A friend of mine suggested CountryTableDelivery.com and this week is our first delivery. I am so excited. Thanks Kristine :)
Our bundle included:
While at Disney World there were so many amazing things to do and see. I have hundreds of pictures and I will post some of my faves randomly! These are my firsts.
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Every year on St. Patrick’s Day the mischievous little leprechaun wreak havoc on our house and the kids wake up to find some pretty wacky things. This year they are old enough to be a little conniving on their own. They devised a great little simple gadget to catch a leprechaun and mommy decorated it for them.
What we used:
The object of the trap is for the greedy leprechaun to grab the pot of gold and knock down the stick resulting in the box falling on top of him. I am a little afraid of what the kids will do to me when I get too old. The nursing home is starting to look nicer and nicer! lol
Now the trick is to keep the kids sleeping, so…
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