Vera Bradley

Vera Bradley Spring Collection

A couple of years ago I received a Vera Bradley 22″ Spinner Rolling Suitcase. It has quickly become my favorite travel piece and the one I take with me again and again. Regardless of how much I use it, it has kept it shape and color. The quality and durability of the suitcase made me… 

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Blue Moon Saloon

Good Times, Good Music at Blue Moon Saloon Lafayette, LA

BLUE MOON SALOON Pulling up to a non descript house not too far from my hotel I could hear the Zydeco music from across the street. The 2-story house is home to a hostel and one of Lafayette’s hottest night spots. A fenced in yard funneled me to the front gate where I was greeted… 

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healthy eating

7 Ways To Eat Healthy While Traveling

It’s easy to forget all about your healthy eating when you’re on vacation. You didn’t look for cheap hotels in Las Vegas to stick to a diet all week! However, day after day of eating fast food or gourmet meals will slow you down, which means you’ll have less energy to enjoy your time away… 

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Sponsored: Knorr A Flavor of Home

This post has been sponsored by Knorr, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I often chat with my kids about the memory of taste and how food can bring back so many memories depending on the social situation surrounding the food. I tell them how tasting can be directly tied to emotions. To this… 

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Kaffie Frederick General Mercantile Interior 1

Natchitoches, LA: 5 Unique Reasons To Visit

Plan A Trip To Louisiana’s Hidden Gem Natchitoches, pronounced Nack-a-tish, is a small university town located in northwest Louisiana. I stumbled on Natchitoches during my current tour around Louisiana and have fallen a bit in love. Seriously, I don’t know why I haven’t been to Natchitoches yet. The only downside was that I only spent 5 hot seconds… 

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Crab Sliders

Crab Sliders Recipe

Crab sliders are a great reminder of all the time I’ve been spending in Louisiana. This is one state that knows how to work hard and party hard. Every time I make one of these crab sliders I’m going to be thinking of all the great people I’ve met and all the delicious food I’ve… 

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Salted Margarita Cupcake

Salted Margarita Cupcakes Recipe

Tequila usually isn’t a friend of mine, but it works perfectly in these salty sweet cupcakes. These are perfect for your next girlfriend get together, book club or Mom’s night out. Whip up a batch or two of these delicious salted margarita cupcakes and impress your friends with your boozy baking skills. I’m sure you’ll… 

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Mazda CX5

5 Reasons the Mazda CX5 Is A Great Road Trip Car

“Get your motor running Head out on the highway Looking for adventure And whatever comes our way” ~Steppenwolf Slipping into the seat of the Mazda CX5, I buckle up and start the engine. It purrs beautifully as I accelerate out into traffic. The real test comes when I turn onto the highway on ramp and… 

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