Blog Posts

Oct 2, 2017
When two sisters decide to invest their adult lives living in and serving the community they grew up in, it makes a difference. That’s what Mary Ward and Susan Cedotal are proving in Louisiana.
Mary and Susan share a deep love and responsibility for their hometown of Bossier City. It’s what they know. It’s who they know. It’s who has always known them. Four years ago when Susan realized their community was missing something big, she committed to changing that.
Sep 24, 2017
Pumpkin, apple, caramel, and maple are the flavors that come alive in the fall. We wait the rest of the year, longing for that sip of pumpkin coffee, that hint of cinnamon seeping from the oven. It’s time! Put on your apron and get to cooking. Here are several recipes that will convince you it’s fall even if you’re still wearing your tank tops!
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars
Sep 16, 2017
When a self-diagnosed Baby Gear Snob and a lifetime thrifter meet, what would you expect? A match made in heaven, right?
Well probably not, but that’s actually what unfolded between Lauren Aloia and Jeanette Maines, two California moms who decided to start a business together.  
Sep 15, 2017
Mid September means you’re decorating for fall. The leaves are changing. You’ve likely worn your booties with a pair of cuffed skinny jeans. You need to get your home spruced for the season too. Here are a few looks that will get you going.
1. Pumpkins. Obviously. Traditional orange is beautiful. Pair it with chunky, bumpy, knobby oversized squashes and you have a lovely autumn display. Or go farmhouse with white pumpkins. These are beautiful too. Mix the whites with varied wooden and plant textures to add some definition.
Sep 9, 2017
Carley Pepper’s dream came true the moment that she held her tiny newborn daughter in her arms. But as all of us moms know, the dream of motherhood requires more from us than we might’ve expected.
Carley wanted to pursue motherhood completely. She made a tough decision to leave her full-time job to be a stay-at-home mom. While Carley and her husband, Josh, both agreed she was doing what they wanted, she soon realized that her previously 40-hour career workweek transformed into a 100-hour moment by moment workweek of motherhood.
Sep 2, 2017
Labor Day: a chance to soak up the last bit of summer. Head to the lake, sport the tankini, buckle up those little ones’ puddle jumpers, and wear you white pants to the cookout. Old-fashioned rules that most people still respect say Labor Day means you have to put away your white attire, including but not limited to
-white shorts
-white shoes
-white dresses
-and saddest of all for the prep inside all of us: white jeans.
See you at Easter, beloved summer staple.
Aug 25, 2017
You may or may not know that college football season is upon us. At our house, that means adorning our front door with a mascot wreath, making sure the girls’ appropriate colored cheer uniforms still fit, and blocking out Saturdays for channel hopping from game to game to game.
I’m honestly not into watching the games but when game day gives me reason to wear a cute outfit, put bows in my kids’ hair, and get a few families together, I consider it worthwhile. In many parts of the country, it’s simply a cultural thing.
Aug 18, 2017
You’re probably settling into the back to school haze. Lunches, collared shirts, itchy socks, bedtime stories while the sun’s still shining. A friend recently said, “I feel like my child has a whole world without me now.” It’s certainly a transition back into the swing of school and time apart.

How can you stay connected? How can you get a glimpse into that world that is all their own?
Jul 28, 2017
Has it happened to you yet? Just last week I was sifting through my inbox, trying to find that summer coupon for an afternoon ice cream run. You know what terrifying intruder I found instead?
“All Your Back to School Needs.” NOOOOOOO!
It’s invaded your inbox too hasn’t it? And your sidewalk mailbox? And your newsfeed?
-School supply lists

-Tartan romper discounts
-Peter Pan collars consigned
Jul 21, 2017
It’s no secret. Healthy kids have happy parents.
While it’s easy to get caught up in your parenting commitments, sometimes the best thing you can do for your children is get a babysitter and head out for a night, just the two of you. Remember you were together before you had kids. And it might feel long right now, but your parenting years will end at 18 ,and you’ll still be doing life with your spouse.
Working on your marriage is a fun and worthwhile project. Here are a few date night ideas to take the guesswork out of making time together.