Welcome to my blog! My name is Jen and I live in southern Louisiana - just north of New Orleans. I try to live a healthy, balanced life, but also enjoy some southern indulgences, such as Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Mint Juleps. I love serendipity, nostalgia, traveling, good friends, coincidences, red wine in big glasses, and doing things I've never done before. Oh yeah, and running! Can't forget running.
So I forwarded my NOLA Bucket List to Jenna, who just so happens to live in downtown New Orleans, for a last-minute overview of which items are a MUST before we leave Louisiana. She gave me her best recommendations on my list (and added a few too!) – and now we just have to set-up a BFF Date in order to cross off a few more items! Below are her suggestions:
Ride a street car into the Quarter
Jazz brunch at Court of Two Sisters
Aquarium of the Americas
World War II Museum
Happy Hour at American Sector (John Besh restaurant)
Rebirth Brass Band @ Maple Leaf Bar (live music) on Tuesday nights OR
Soul Rebels Brass Band @ Le Bon Ton Roule (live music) on Thursday nights
Bacchanal (wine shop with backyard grill, courtyard, live band!)
Columns Hotel (great drinks on front porch!)
Help me pick which option would be the best for a “Goodbye” to NOLA and to fun day trips with the bestie…
I recently heard a radio talk-show host use the phrase “More fun than a Barrel of Monkeys” and it got me thinking… just what other animal references are out there?
via: Google Images
There are a few lists of animal congregations that most of us are quite familiar with, such as – a pride of lions, a swarm of bees, a gaggle of geese. However, today I wanted to introduce you to a few *new to me* phrases that are quite visual or literal, and definitely entertaining:
I know, I know…I’m only about a month behind on this update! But if you’re a big-time blog reader like me, and you panicked with the bad news about Google Reader, (which shut down on July 1st), this post may ease some of your pain. For those of you who may be in the dark about Google Reader, it was a website that allowed blog readers to read all their favorite blogs in one place! I have been reading all of my favorite blogs in Google Reader ever since I started my own blog, but due to the change, devoted a lil’ time to finding a suitable replacement. Ultimately, I signed up for Bloglovin’. If you use a different reader for your blogs, think about checking out Bloglovin’… it’s free and easy!
Also, if you’re a blogger and want to add the “follow this blog with bloglovin’” button you see on the right hand side of my blog, you can CLICK HERE for a tutorial.
Simply click the icon and type in the name of your blog. Then click “how to put this icon on your blog” and follow the instructions. Since I use WordPress, I just copied and pasted the HTML code into a text box and then dropped the text box widget into the side bar to the right of my blog. (I promise it’s that simple!) I also just downloaded the Bloglovin’ app on my phone, and so far it’s user-friendly.
Please be sure to follow Daydreams and Shoestrings on bloglovin’ if you aren’t already!
Thanks again for all of the support for this blog…it means a lot and has been a fun “extra job” for me. Just so you know, every click and view and comment makes my day!