Sunday, July 28, 2013

Girls Trip!

Two weeks ago my Aunt Stephanie, cousin Ginny, Mama, and I all went on a girls trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina, and let me just begin by saying that this trip was nothing short of a hoot!

My aunt and cousin live near Honey Boo Boo's house and we just couldn't have our trip start without a quick drive by. Yes that's their real house! Sugar Bear even politely shouted to my mama a reminder that she was on private property. My mama just waved and yelled that we only wanted a picture. They really do live in a clunker of a house and right next to a gas station and railroad tracks. Although Mama June was in one of those cars, unfortunately there was no Honey Boo Boo sighting:(

It was great having some time to spend with my mama. Since we moved to NOLA (scratch that), I got married this is the longest we've spent just us. It was so nice to get to catch up on everything! 

The bayou and waterways had me thinking of Louisiana. Will I ever not have NOLA on the brain?!

We had a packed trip and stayed busy; laying out on the beach, sitting in the most comfy poolside desk chairs ever, seeing a movie, eating cupcakes, visiting Beaufort, and eating.... Pretty much you name it and we did it! One night we even went to a pottery studio! I admit I wasn't all that excited about going to paint a clay pot and just went with the flow, but I ended up really enjoying it! I made a mug and since we got back I have drank my coffee out of it every morning:)

For my mama's birthday we made reservations and ate at Paula Deen's restaurant, The Lady and Sons, in Savannah. She got so many complements on her hat and attire:) 

This was the first time I have ever eaten there, and it was to die for! Before walking in we talked about how we were all worried that it wouldn't live up to the hype and we were going to leave disappointed... but it was right on with what you would expect from Paula! 

We all got the buffet and I am a bit ashamed to admit that this was my first plate! No I didn't eat every single bite here, I really don't like it when my food is touching and gets all mixed, but I did eat a lot of it! I even went back for more! Call me crazy, but my most favorite thing was her lima beans!! I'm not really a lima bean fan, but these were amazing and I could have eaten a whole bowl of just them:)

One night we drove to Beaufort, which is a cute little town with really pretty plantation and southern style houses. I'm not sure Ginny was too excited to be wearing matching shirts as the rest of us, but hey we just looked like we were ready to have a "crazy" time:) Even our waitress thought so:) 

I had a wonderful time, definitely one for the memory books. We laughed and made jokes that will continue on for many more years to come. I am so thankful that Aunt Steph and Ginny invited us on this trip with them! 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Throw Back Thursday

"Dancing" with daddy when they visited NOLA earlier this year. Soooo I pretty much look like I'm 5, but that's okay.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Are we Related?

I just found out there are Bagley fishing lures and even a whole company named The Original Bagley Bait.

Yea... unfortunately there is no relation:) Would have been nice to have married into some millionaires! haha 

Saturday, July 6, 2013


People in New Orleans take their snowballs to extremes . They are kind of a BIG deal:)

The creation can go by several names; snowbaz, snowbows, snobawls, snowbliz, snowwizards, snowdomes, and so on.

BUT, don't be gettin confused up in here, it is a major NOLA sin to compare a snoball to that of its frumpy cousin the snow cone! The two only have ice in common. 

I never knew there was such a difference until I tried one for myself a while back. This summer Chris and I were talking one day and we realized that he hadn't eaten a real one yet. After picking up my chin off the ground, I suggested that we remedy that immediately,  and we hopped in the car!

yeah..... we just went to this place, because it's not famous or nothin:)

I was a woman on a mission, and couldn't believe there wasn't a line:) This place is usually packed! AND IT WAS H-O-T outside:)

I got a satsuma flavored one. Satsumas are a type of sweet orange that is grown down in these parts of South Louisiana. Chris got his half and half with strawberry and lemonade.

The ice was so creamy. Did you know that ice can be creamy without cream or even anything added? Well it can! When it is shaved thin enough, it kinda has a creamy texture!

Chris loved it and now he can't wait to go to other stands and try different flavors!