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Missing Louisiana

It has been way too long since I have been home. Here is a visual of some things I miss most about my home state:

cool birds, music, smiling kiddos, and lizards!

cool birds, music, smiling kiddos, and lizards!

Happy Monday ya’ll!








1WORD Wednesday: M U D

Can anyone guess what this mud is from??  HINT:  taken in Louisiana.


Favorites Friday: Cool finds under $50

Today’s favorites are some really cool items and can be gifted for Valentines day (which is next Tuesday ya’ll!).

1.  If you love paper and cameras, this DIY project is for you!

2.  If you are a chemistry geek or just love colors and symbols, this cool periodic table is for you (or your loved one).





















3.  Who wouldn’t love lip balm…and I love the name of this one!

4.  I love this cuff and am still deciding on what color I want mine in 😀


















5.  I am such a sucker for notebooks and these look pretty cool to me.

6.  A button and a bicyle=awesome!




















7.  Who doesn’t love a good lollipop?!

8.  Awesome tote for the literary geek…that would be me and by the way Anne Rice’s new book, The Wolf Gift, comes out next week (yeah I pre-ordered it)!!!!
















9.  Cool t-shirt for that music lover in your life.





















10.  Last but not least, a good ol’ fashion card is a nice gift especially if there is a handwritten note inside.

Selfie Saturday: Week 1

So I started this 52 week project called {In the Picture} with UrbanMuser.  I am pretty excited because I am usually never in the picture.  I am thinking at the end of this I will make a book out of all my photos so that my children will have something to remember me by.

The theme for January is “a piece of me” and the shot I chose is actually one I took two years ago in Virginia.  It is of my tattoo.  This tattoo is real important to me.  I saved and dreamed of this tattoo for months.  You see I LOVE wolves, always have.  Even when I was living in Louisiana, I would think about them, advocate for them and wish I was a wolf biologist (second only to being an ornithologist).

As I look back at this picture, I remember this is the year I ran the Portland Marathon.  I trained hard that summer, even running 28 miles in the Virginia heat.  I remember on those long runs that I nicknamed the wolf and my associated tattoo as a W.O.L.F. r…woman on a long f*@%n run…because if you didn’t know, wolves can run up to 50miles a day searching for food 😀

I Heart Faces challenge: Yellow

E and the yellow car

My little man hanging out at grammy claire’s house!  He loved being in Louisiana…lots of outside time.  The rain did not stop my NW kiddo from playing outside 😀  Check out some of the other challengers at I Heart Faces!

Mosaic Monday: Festival International de Louisiane

We have been back from Louisiana for about two weeks now.  Amazing how time flies!  We had a great time visiting many swamps, seeing cool birds, and LOTS of gators 😀  This was E’s first trip to Louisiana and I think he thoroughly enjoyed himself.  Even A was having a blast, in fact, she told us that she didn’t want to go back to Washington.  In her words, “it is cold and rainy and not fun there.”  Haha!  That is the kind of attitude spending almost 24/7 in the sun with only a bathing suit on all day in April will bring you!  She has gotten over it of course…all her friends loved having her back and she got to check out the kindergarten classes!

Any hoot, here is a little mosaic of the best festival in the world!  If you ever get a chance to get to Louisana, head to Lafayette in April for Festival International de Louisiane.

Heading down south…see ya soon!

Going to take a little break from here.  I know I missed all last weeks topics…so sorry but I had been working real hard on getting Method Press out the door!  And it is live right now, check it out!


Anyhoot, I am heading to my home state of Louisiana to visit family and friends and just plain enjoy myself!  I have two new lenses and plan on shooting the heck out of New Orleans and my favorite birding spot, Lake Martin.  Here are some past pics of the south to get an idea of what fun I am going to have 😀

The Figs performing at Festival Internationale
birding at Lake Martin
green heron taking flight
walking on bourbon street

This will be E’s first time to Louisiana so it should be a fun one!  I hope to include the Aquarium of Americas and a river boat ride 😀

Take care and check back here in a couple of weeks for some new pictures.