Mississippi’s City with Soul, Jackson

Our family loves to travel, but with a menagerie of pets we have to limit our adventures to day-tripping around. We enjoy sightseeing, visiting art museum, music festivals, and we’re big on history!
Jackson, Mississippi met all our criteria and them some. Known as the City with Soul, Jackson has tons of amazing history and has everything from arts to the music scene, museum and culinary arts!
All we pack in a cooler of drink for the ride, so we have a big appetite to sample all the local food.
Jackson has such a mix of culture and the architecture, it’s a real gem of the south and lucky for us we can visit again and again. Next time it won’t be on Christmas Eve and we can explore the many museums. Jackson’s Museum of Natural Science with it’s 2 headed snake is first on our list.
The Mississippi State Capitol Building is just amazing!

Remember to big a camera, from the buildings to the birds, there’s something to capture around every turn.
Jackson has wonderful videos showing what this great city has to offer and to get started on planning your future visit! HERE

Click to watch the Visit Jackson docu-series:
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The Perfect Southern Holiday Party

   
I’m not your traditional Southern Hostess, I’ve spent the last 2 decades having traded in my go to party foods like pizza and wings for some fresh seafood. Whether it’s our Southern hospitality or just simply natural when we go for a dinner or party, we choose to bring a host or hostess gift. The Wente Wines Pair wonderfully with our oysters on the half shelf, gumbo or some southern barbecue.   


Winter’s here are just perfect for backyard Holiday get togethers, sitting around the fire, watching the sunset over the bay, good food, a great pairing for Wente Wine and friends!

Tile Mate: This Photographer’s Must Have!



It’s the busy Holiday season for many Photographers, locally you’ll see dozen’s wandering the cotton fields creating memories. I’m not one to be weighed down by a camera bag when I’m meandering through the waist high cotton capturing the spontaneous perfect image for their family, so time and time again it happens! 
I go to change me lens and my camera bag was somewhere to be seen in the football field long of fluffy white cotton. I purposely use a bright teal bag for this very reason, but it offers just little help when I get lost in the moment. 
Now I’ve found my must have Photographer’s assistant, Tile, the world’s best-selling Bluetooth tracker, and isn’t just for keys and wallets. 

Tile easily attaches to anything that you don’t want to lose(like my camera bag). 

Together we can create a world where everyone can find everything that matters and keep creating memories. Photographer’s and parents alike know, there’s only so much time before the kids get hungry and the sun goes down, we have to work quickly! Misplacing a camera bag is not an option.



 Visit Tile.com to see the full story of how Tile helps a lost stuffed panda find his way home.   

thetileapp.com/together-we-find 



Defeating Breast Cancer One Pizzas at a Time!

Life with teens means little down time, we’re always on the go, with little time for meal prep. Lucky for us Hungry Howie’s was on the way home, we stopped in grab a couple pizzas for supper. You to can go from warrior to “warrior for the cause” in the fight against breast cancer.

 Every pizza purchased in October, 
Hungry Howie’s will make a donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation®. 
The goal, to raised over $2 million for free breast cancer screenings and breast cancer research.

And as we drove home our minivan filled with the smell of delicious pizzas coming from the pink Hungry Howie’s boxes, we passed by another Breast Cancer event, to help local patients battling breast cancer here. Seeing all those bras representing people fighting Breast Cancer locally was a real display of the need to help!

Let’s keep it going and bring even more hope to October, if you like to eat pizza….

Help Hungry Howie’s spread Love, Hope & Pizza in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October. By sharing your stories & social posts, you will inspire others, enter the Instagram photo contest and join the fight!



Join in by Following @HungryHowies and sharing your own “warrior for the cause” photos and stories featuring their own pink box creation on the Hungry Howie’s Instagram page for a chance to win free pizza for a year!

Light & FIT Yoga with Dannon Yogurt

Living on the Bay has it’s perks, and yoga at sunset has to be one of my favorites, watching the sun go down and the hues in the sky fade away, relaxes me. I’ll grab a nice Dannon® Nonfat Yogurt Drink from the fridge to enjoy on my short walk to the water, giving me that extra boost of nutritional energy to finish me day!


For balanced nutrition on-the-go, Dannon® Light & Fit Yogurt Drinks are a smart choice. Shake up your routine with your favorite fruit flavors in a smooth 7 fl. oz. yogurt drink with 9 grams of protein, 90 calories, 0 added sugar, and 0% fat. A delicious way to eat well on-the-go.



 Dannon®Light & Fit®and Dannon®Oikos®Nonfat Yogurt Drinks are now available in a 4 pack at Walmart! I like to stock the fridge to get ready for the week, for my pre-workout snack or an afternoon pick-me-up, I know I’m set! 

Be sure to visit Dannon® to get an ibotta offer and save $1.00 when buying your next yogurt drinks, HERE.

Fall cleaning with kids, a dog, and our new Wonder Mop! + Sweepstakes


Something about opening the windows brings out my cleaning gene, which has been hibernating over the long hot summer. We picked up some new Libman Company brooms and their Wonder Mop, at Walmart, highly recommended by a friend for how easy it is to use and machine washable too! Even before that the kids had picked it out since it was such a pretty patterned and my favorite color.

Tackling the spiral staircase is dizzying, walking up them even more. Meanwhile I managed to spill my cereal, and I had the cutest little helper named Kimmy assist in cleaning up the mess, you watch her clean up skills on Instagram HERE.

        Enter The Libman Company’s sweepstakes:

  • Sign up for The Libman Company newsletter and download a coupon to get $3 off your very own Wonder Mop!
  • To mark the back-to-school season, we will launch a Pinterest sweepstakes for The Libman Company. Audience members will have the exciting opportunity to build a Pinterest Board of their back-to-school essentials for dealing with kid-related messes using images of Libman products.
  • To enter The Libman Company’s Pinterest sweepstakes, click through the sweepstakes link and begin creating your “Back-To-School Cleaning Kit” using and pinning images of The Libman Company’s products directly from the sweepstakes page.
  • Next, follow The Libman Company from the sweepstakes link as well!
  • Then, enter your information on The Libman Company’s Facebook page. Invite your friends to enter as well!

Prize: 20 winners will receive a Libman prize package comprised of some of your favorite Libman products!

Sweepstakes Dates: Friday, September 1, 2017 – Friday, September 29, 2017 

Happy Fall (cleaning) Y’all!

Sparkling Ice is Cool for Back to School


We used some serious survival skills to make it through the first week of school, one Homeschooler, 2 Public schoolers, and one in Private School, that’s 4 kids in 4 schools, it will not be bland this year for sure. Even I got schooled this week, my super smart son somehow tricked all of us into doing his math homework each night, and we killed that straight A streak of his, literally. I guess the jokes on him.

The girls and I managed to squeezed in a few fun moments between all that schoolwork, but boy was it hot outside! Lucky for us I had packed our fridge full of refreshing Sparkling Ice to keep us cool. Seriously, summer is never over here, we have 2 seasons hot and Mardi Gras and so as we like to say: “Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!”


Always a ray of light to an otherwise boring day, my Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry, Sparkling fruity waters without the calories.  

A few other fun fruity favorites of ours: Orange Mango, Cherry Limeade, Kiwi Strawberry, Coconut Pineapple), visit Amazon.com to find all 15 sparkling waters.