Posts Tagged ‘vacation’

This summer I went to New Orleans with my Husband and our Friends. We love this town! This is our Third time visiting this fun and never-ending party town. Our trip was centered around the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Which features Music, Food and Culture.


I love New Orleans, so much so I decided to Get Some Ink.


Meaning Behind the Fleur-de-lis symbol link.

I had it placed on the back of my neck. Gives my neck a little decoration when I wear my hair up.



Back to the Jazz Festival. It was packed with so many people.

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So many different venues to visit with so many live bands playing at the same time spread over the entire festival. Always something to do, see, and eat.

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They had parades and so many activities happening everywhere you looked.



After the Festival it was back to Bourbon Street where we walked the streets and enjoyed the town some more.

515Had a few Specialty Drinks.

504Well it was more than a few.


Had Lots and Lots of Amazing Food.

499       Oh yeah…Crawfish.

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560 Enjoyed the view from the Balcony Bar.

573 It was an amazing trip with our dear friends. Until next time New Orleans.

Speaking of Vacations, I also wanted to share a new candle I just recently tried out for the blog. Sold on Amazon made by Old Factory . These all Natural Soy candles have a variety of scented candles to choose from, I went with Vacation.


The prepper in me has already started my Christmas shopping list. With the list comes keeping my eye open for fun gift ideas. Well here is one I was recently lucky enough to score from Old Factory Candle sold exclusively on Amazon.


I love opening Packages. I also love candles. I have not had too many soy candles so I am really excited to have a natural burning product like this in my home.


Old Factory Candles are sold exclusively on Amazon.com. These candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house – kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someone’s in your life.


A perfect size candle. With three different tropical scented jars. Jeff and I do travel quite a bit, so the fact that these are small is a huge bonus for me, because I can easily toss them into my bag and have a wonderful comforting scent to enjoy on my trip.


It really feels like a Vacation in a box.


The Vacation Theme Includes:

Sea Breeze
Hawaiian Lei

017The packaging is adorable. At the bottom of each candle slot was a cute saying.

012These natural soy candles are hand poured the USA.


So I can check one gift off my list. I know a few people who would really love the receive this as a gift. You can never be too prepared.

I gladly rate these candles with five stars, the quality soy wax and wicks, and for the nice fragrance. Great USA made product with wonderful tropical fragrances.

My Amazon Review Link Here.

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Last night my husband and I returned to Michigan from a 4 day trip to Miami visiting my best friend Jody. We had a great trip. Jody and her boyfriend Ira showed us an amazing time. We stayed at her apartment which is in the heart of Miami. The view is so amazing. I kept singing; I’m in Miami Trick. 

This was my second trip to Miami visiting Jody, my first visit was in June 2010. That was way too long to go without seeing my best friend.

Jody and Ira have a corner apartment so they have this amazing L shaped balcony, I could stand there all day and just watch the city.

We spent time at the pool and soaked up the sun.

The weather was perfect, it was 86 degrees during the day then it cooled down to 74 at night. The best part was the low humidity, we sure did pick a good time of the year to go.

We had a blast on a Swamp Boat Tour.

We met a local. He kept his distance, I was glad for that.

Got up close and personal with a local favorite named Lefty.

Had a blast fishing. We had a full day of catch and release, but just being on the ocean is such great way to spend the day.

We caught some beautiful fish.

Got really close to this guy, he was very friendly, until he realized we didn’t have any fish for him.

We toasted friendship and spent time catching up.

We toured the Allure of the Sea Cruise Ship.

We meet an officer of the ship. That was really fun.

He spent some time showing us around the ship.

We ate amazing food.

Lots of amazing food.

Every time I turned around Jody had another snack to keep us going.

Did I mention sushi, oh we ate lots of sushi.

I love sushi, it was so fresh.

We also had a few cocktails, it was a vacation after all.

Describing the size and the beauty of the Allure Cruise Ship would be impossible to do, it is just out of this world.

Dessert was a wonderful cupcake from the cupcake shop on the Allure of the Sea.

Going to see Jody and Ira was so much fun, they have an amazing life in Miami and I cannot wait to start planning our next trip. Maybe it will be a cruise?

Question of the Day: Does your best friend live near you? 

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