Seven Places In New Orleans You Need To Go

August 24, 2017

A few weekends ago the husband and I were lucky enough to get to go to the wonderful place of New Orleans, Louisianna for our anniversary (married 3 years in case your curious!) . We had a phenomenal time! The city is packed full of all kinds of people from the new babies to our elders. The architexture is to die for and the food....well, lets just say that my diet went flying out the window that weekend.
Enjoying the beautiful Cemetery!





I wanted to give a few of my favorite places that you must go visit while in NOLA!

Louisianna, New Orleans, NOLA, Street Car, French Quarter
Enjoying our StreetCar Experience

  1. Lafeyette Cemetery #1- just a quick street car ride from the French Quarter this exquisite cemetary is gorgeous. The old monuments are breathtaking, and it is definitely a nice way to see past the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter. It is a free event and I think everyone should see it! 
  2. Chartres House:: Yall!!! This food is exquisite! What do I suggest? Either the muffaleta or the artichoke and spinach dip!You will not be dissapointed! Also, make sure that you eat on the balcony! It is such a beautiful view in the French Quarter! The wait staff was excellent and we are so happy we choose this for our last stop before leaving!
  3. Jackson Square: This place is booming! Everything from street performers to amazing little cafe's and art sellers. It is just full of amazing things to look at and a way for all of your senses to explode. There are so many fortune tellers, sword swollowers, and the cool kids that tap dance with cans on the bottom of their feet.

        
    Louisianna, New Orleans, NOLA,Cathedral, French Quarter
    I adore this photo of Jackson Square & The St. Louis Cathedral
  4. St. Louis Cathedral: Make sure to go when Mass isn't in session, because as long as it is not in session you can go in and view this beautiful sanctuary. The artwork, architexture, and ambiance of the whole thing is just incredible. I was excited to not only see the gorgeous building but even more when I realized that i could go l
  5. Boutique du Vampyre: This fun and quirky boutique is a must go to. The shop owners are beautiful and sweet souls! They have everything from candles to cool "haunted portraits". By the way, they have a owl candle that turns into a skeleton of an owl after it is burned, don't judge me but I really really want one! 
  6. Spirits on Bourbon:If you are a "Bar Rescue" fan, then you have probably seen this on the T.V. But this little place is super fun. With dualing pianos that create a lively atmosphere to their rockstar drink "The Resurrection". Make sure to grab one (even if it's just for the skull light up cup!) 
  7. Huck Finn's Cafe : I don't care what you do, you must must must try the alligator bites and get the "Extra Napkins" po'boy! It is absolutely delicious!!!! I could seriously have ate there the entire weekend. It was mine and Brian's first time to try alligator, and wow.... wow.  It was sooo delicious. We were recommneded this place by our concierge at the hotel and I'm so happy we went. Side note: if you order a NOLA Vacation Guide there is usually a coupon in there!
Brian enjoying his yummy Muffaleta

As you can see we had a glorious and fun filled time! I can't wait to go back, and truly neither can he! Just remember to wear your walking shoes if you do go!

Let me know if you have ever been to NOLA! I would love to have a list of beautiful new places to visit next time I go! Just post in the comments below or go visit my facebook or Instagram! 










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Positive Affirmations for Those With Anxiety

August 15, 2017




A while back ago, I did a pretty popular 10 Affirmations Every Woman Should Know. I’ve been thinking about how I could do some more! I love affirmations, I am a huge believer in affirmations and the power of positive thinking. Those that live more positivity do live longer, healthier lives.

I also want to mention that I have pretty serious anxiety. So for those with anxiety telling us “oh it will get better”, or “don’t worry so much”, its hard to live a positive life. It’s hard to tell the negative side of our brain to just go take a hike. So I get it.

But I’ve also learned that saying positive affirmations when I start to feel overwhelmed is EXTREMELY helpful!!!

So here are a few to keep in mind.

I can not stress this enough. Any mental or physical illness. You ARE NOT your diagnosis. Yes, some people may never get to do this or do that with that diagnosis, but that doesn't mean that YOU won't. You are ONE IN A MILLION! You are your own person, and by letting others define what you can and can not do is not healthy for you. So no matter what, go on and live your life the way that YOU want to.


How many times have you heard of people doing miraculous things? I'm sure it's been several. You can handle whatever it is that life that throws at you and you are stronger than you think you are. Yes, it sucks sometimes but you can and you will get through it. Don't let one moment define your entire life.



 Anxiety is all about "what ifs". It controls our world. I get it. But daily I remind myself to not let fear control my actions. Living in the world of what if is a scary place. It is absolutely not a place that you should try to stay in. Remind your self as needed that fear does not control you! You are in charge of your body!

I have to admit this has been a problem for me, even back in high school. I would literally "what if" myself out of going and doing something that I would enjoy. Yes, it was scary. Yes, the social anxiety usually made me break out in hives before I ever got there. But you want to know something. I discovered that once I got there I usually had a really good time and I was really happy that I even went. That's why I say to tell yourself it is perfectly okay to not want to go, but I fully recommend making yourself go. Push your limit. You will be happy that you did.


Do you have anxiety? Are there any affirmations that you use daily to help you get through? I would love to know them!








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