Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Strolling along Magazine Street {Shaun Smith Home}


Recently, I shared with my instagram followers a photo of a Shaun Smith Home purchase. What was in that elegant bag? I will share the purchase with you today.


I wish I would have had my camera to do an adequate blog post on the stylish shop, Shaun Smith Home. I promise I will go back soon, and spend quality time perusing the shelves and displays.


Shaun Smith Home

It is no secret that I love vintage medicine/apothecary bottles, so when I spotted some on Shaun Smith Home’s instagram I bee lined it to the shop. I have never before seen vintage bottles with metal green tops. Green is my favorite color, so I knew these were perfect for my home. They will look great in the den.


For now, the bottles ended up on an original dk clay oyster cake stand in the dining room. The vignette is very organic, and as you can see, I’ve begun to decorate for the Christmas season.






Vintage Apothecary Bottles, y’all!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Welcome John David Pearce!


The family was blessed yesterday with the birth of my second godson, John David Pearce. At a healthy 6 lbs. 13 oz., John David was born to my cousin Laurie and her husband Charlie “Chuck”. Proud older sister Lucy will certainly spoil him with love. I’m sure that she is already treating him like her newest baby doll.

John David

mommy and lucy

Lucy and John David

3 boys and 1 girl, Lucy will still be our “princess”.


I cannot wait to meet the little rascal on Thursday. Paran Ron is coming to spoil you.

He even donned a Saints onesie for the game last night though it did not seem to help.


He is already practicing the “tanning position” like his Paran Ron. Grand Isle better get ready for another beach babe. Give ‘em many years, and there just may be a can of Miller Lite in that hand.

tanning like Paran Ron

One more with Nanny Melissa….

nanny melissa

John David, y’all!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese {Recipe}


J discovered this recipe last week, and we finally tried it. OoooooMmmmmmGggggg! It is absolutely delicious.

Buffalo Chicken


  • 13.25 oz. pasta (We used penne.)
  • 1 lb. cooked chicken, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 small bell peppers, red and yellow, seeded and diced
  • 1 bunch chopped green onions, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup blue cheese dressing
  • 1/2-3/4 cup Buffalo hot wing sauce
  • 3 cups shredded cheese, divided (cheddar, mozzarella, or a blend)
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Boil the pasta in salted water according to package instructions. Drain and transfer to a 9 x 13” baking dish.
  • Add the cooked chicken, chopped bell peppers, 3/4 of the green onions, and 2 1/4 cups of shredded cheese to the baking dish. Mix well.
  • Place the garlic, cream cheese, blue cheese dressing, and 1/2 cup hot wing sauce in a food processor. Puree until smooth, taste, and add another 1/4 cup hot wing sauce if needed. Pour over pasta and toss.
  • Mix the remaining 3/4 cup of cheese and the Panko together. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta, then sprinkle with the remaining green onions.
  • Bake until golden, approx. 30-40 minutes.

This is comfort food at its best.


I am anxiously awaiting the birth of my second godson, Jon David Pearce.

Bon App├ętit, y’all!

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