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Recharge the Positive

MOTHER NATURE sets the stage in January for new beginnings. While everyone worries about resolutions, she is in the process of recharging her battery for the coming year. We should all do the same—focus on what we WANT to happen...
Northshore Mardi Gras Krewes 2015

Northshore Mardi Gras Krewes 2015

Steeped in tradition and ceremony, Carnival coronations are the unofficial kick-off to the season, marking the beginning of the King and Queen’s reign for the coming year. Two local Mardi Gras krewes, Eve and Lyra, held coronation festivities to publicly...

What’s Old is New!

12 Treasures to Visit in Covington, Louisiana When visiting Covington, as soon as you set foot downtown, it doesn’t take long to realize that Covington is a virtual treasure trove filled with charming things to do. Whether you are shopping,...
Holidays Are Here

Holidays Are Here

Where has 2014 gone? Even though the holiday season is here, there is no holiday in the garden! How is your rake? It should be well worn by now and all the leaves should be stored in your wire compost...
The Reluctant Gardener

The Reluctant Gardener

For many years, I typed Anna Ribbeck’s gardening articles. I never dreamed I would become the one to write them! Unlike my mom and her mom and her grandmother, loving the garden didn’t come naturally for me. I am the...

58 days…

We are 58 days from the wedding now and I’m not sure where all the time has gone. I find myself: -Buying little gifts that I knew I had to get for people but I completely forgot about -Picking out...

The Hilarious Truth of Wedding Planning

  My dad, of all people, shared this video with me and it is too good not to share. If you are planning a wedding, you will laugh. You will laugh so hard and then maybe cry because the reality...
Remembering Anna Ribbeck

Remembering Anna Ribbeck

During Anna’s twilight days her loving family surrounded her, sharing treasured time, memories and love with their beloved matriarch. One daughter, Lisa, asked her mother to give them a sign once she entered God’s garden that she was okay. During...
Eggplant for the Masses

Eggplant for the Masses

UNDOUBTEDLY, one of the most versatile foods, eggplant is also one of the most avoided vegetables by many who have a sort of timidity about it. But whether by acquired taste or a natural appreciation for delicious foods, eggplant ranks...
Never Snappier!

Never Snappier!

We are very fortunate to live in Louisiana for so many reasons, but none as great as the abundance of natural foods available to us here. Particularly the seafood! Among the most popular local fish varieties is red snapper. The...

Wedding Cake Trends

Wedding cake trends for 2014 are  far from ornate. Instead, brides seem to be opting for a much simpler “less is more” approach for their wedding day desserts. 1. Tiny Cakes: These pint-sized, one- or two-tiered beauties are being seen...

Currently Obsessing Over…Bridal Headpieces

Bridal Headpieces come in many different forms and are definitely trending right now. Some hark back to 1920s headbands and tiaras, some are bohemian gorgeous floral wreathes and circlets, not to mention all forms of veils: chapel, cathedral, lace-trimmed, jeweled,...