Pre Mardi Gras

I felt like I was on system overload this past week. There are so, so, many flashy, shiny things in New Orleans, the party never seems to end. I truly enjoyed staying here albeit just a short stint. Such a colorful town inside and out, the people in their costumes sing, dance, and play the…

Festival Season

October is rapidly coming to an end. At the beginning of the month I had all these ideas for things to do but between laying tile, a trip to West Virginia for a family memorial service, and a work trip, I feel like I haven’t had a chance to do anything for fun. I haven’t…

Hurricane Party Checklist

With hurricane Dorian creeping up our coast, thought I would repost this. Originally posted September 13, 2018. STAY SAFE MY FRIEND: Hurricanes bring out the best in people. Perfect strangers standing in long grocery store lines, waiting to pay for a cart full of hurricane supplies, discussing past storms, the severity of the current storm,…

Cranberry Liqueur

‘Tis the season! Me and my seasonal self think it’s time for a homemade cranberry martini, shaken, not stirred. This homemade cranberry liqueur makes one extra special. You need to plan ahead if you want these for a specific occasion since it takes three weeks to ferment. Start a batch on Halloween weekend and it…

Hurricane Party Checklist

Hurricanes bring out the best in people. Perfect strangers standing in long grocery store lines, waiting to pay for a cart full of hurricane supplies, discussing past storms, the severity of the current storm, what they are doing to prepare and always leave each other with a passing “Stay Safe” Wouldn’t it be amazing if…