Five Things for Friday

Happy Friday! 

It’s been a long, exciting week! Looking forward to time with Jason, the pups and some friends this weekend… And hopefully, some sleep! 

   A cocktail after Day 1 at Off the Record.


Spring rolls & avocado toast from Juice NOLA at St. Roch Market

   A beautiful view during a site visit in D.C.


 My sweet little JoJo resting with his paw in my face. 


 The best “going-away” cake ever! Love all the veggies! Ha ha! Good work, Jules! 

Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! 

-Lindsey

Five Things for Friday

Happy Friday!

I’m looking forward to the weekend and *hopefully* some better weather than we’ve had. It’s sunny and beautiful today–please let it stay that way!

Here are your five photos for Friday – have a great weekend!

IMG_3722One of my college teammates, Iida, was in town with her fiance, [precious] daughter and her sister and boyfriend. It was SO nice to catch-up and meet her little girl…and also here about her home country of Finland–it’s officially on my travel wish list!

IMG_3699The Saints finished the season with a win over the Falcons. Our neighbor, Ms. Sheila, left another note for Jason — she really hates the Falcons –and clearly JoJo hates when I go outside without him!

IMG_3666Had the chance to catch up with my stepbrother Chris and his wife Tess. We ate at Katie’s Restaurant — garlic feta fries pictured above. AMAZING!

IMG_3686In Botswana, the go-to tea is Five Roses Rooibos. I found about 20 bags in my luggage when I was packing for Chicago last month. Every time I have it, I can’t help but daydream about the wonderful trip.

IMG_3691The French Quarter during the holidays is even more magical than usual – the decor is beautiful!

Have a great day!

-Lindsey

Happy New Year & Friday’s Five

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2015 ended in a bit of disarray.

December 1, Lindsey 0.

Well, blogging past December 8 was a definite fail. I’m a little disappointed in myself, but this month is ALWAYS a busy one and work, travel, the holidays and this virus (I am STILL coughing!) won.

The biggest part of the letdown is that I had some fun content planned for the month. When I first started the blog, I think I literally had 25 ideas for the month of December surrounding the holiday season. Better luck next year, Lindsey!

Life update:

Work:  Football season is [almost] over. Christmas week was a nightmare – we had two home Saints games (Dec. 21 and 27) and two home Pelicans games (Dec. 23 and Dec. 26). Four games in a week isn’t abnormal, but with the number of events, too, and trying to prepare for the holidays, it was a lot.  We’re done with home football games and the Saints play their last game of the year at Atlanta on Sunday afternoon. The holiday events that the Saints and Pelicans hosted are always among my favorites. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t tear up multiple times at Eric Gordon’s event on Dec. 22. The video recap is awesome! Basketball season is in full swing and we’re hoping the January schedule for the Pels brings lots of wins since we have nine home games. Still a lot of basketball to be played!

Christmas: Christmas morning was really nice and quiet. We slept in until about nine, which was amazing, and made our cinnamon rolls and opened gifts. We kept it low key this Christmas, but I was excited Jason liked the watch and the clothes I got him, as well as the Bruce Springsteen poster. He got me some great things off my list that I was coveting, including a pair of trail shoes (SO excited!) and a couple things not on the list, including an Apple Watch (I really like it –just need to learn how to REALLY use it) and the most comfortable UGG sweats ever (who knew UGG made sweats?!). The dogs got LOTS of treats and Jason was able to be at home until about noon before heading to work, which was great. For Christmas Day dinner we hosted nine people (not including my mom, Jason and myself). I was a little aggressive with the menu, but my mom and I did a pretty good job of knocking everything out. In the middle of the day, she wasn’t feeling well, so I was on a solo mission for a while, but, by some miracle, everything got done and only 3 people had arrived before I was showered and ready…yikes! Ha ha!

Home: My mom has been killing it helping around the house. She’s been helping so much with laundry and the post-Christmas clean-up and I’m really looking forward to packing up all of the holiday decorations and getting things back to normal this weekend. I have a few projects I’m working on around the house, so I’m looking forward to sharing those soon.

Other than that, here’s today’s Friday’s Five and I’m really looking forward to posting daily again as the New Year kicks off (one of my resolutions this year!).

IMG_3552A beautiful sky walking out of work last week.

IMG_3487I told you our Christmas game was off… a Charlie Brown Christmas tree that was FREE because I got it at Home Depot on Dec. 22.

IMG_3605Took my mom to the Audubon Zoo. It was a gorgeous day. This was late in the afternoon near where the Pelicans live.

IMG_3635My husband gets me. One of my Christmas gifts was a baby animal calendar! Ha ha! Love this Prize Candle from my friend, Steph, too — there is a ring inside every one worth up to $5,000! How fun!

IMG_3630Instagram’s #2015BestNine was fun! Row 1 (L to R): A wedding photo posted on our anniversary, Jason and I at the LSU/Florida game, Ryan Anderson playing photog at a Saints game (An @ESPNNFL repost). Row 2 (L to R): My alarm on the morning of Game 3 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs last year, the Smoothie King Center the morning of Game 3, Posing with life-size versions of Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis from “The Special Man” spot the Pelicans released last year. Row 3 (L to R): A throwback to senior prom in celebration of Bob’s wedding in November, King Cake donuts at work to celebrate Mardi Gras and posing with 335 mini Anthony Davis dolls in preparation for 2015 post-season awards.

Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve! Enjoy the long weekend and the beginning of 2016. Here’s to a wonderful year!

Have a great day!

-Lindsey

 

Five Things for Friday

Good morning!

As we’ve officially passed Thanksgiving, which my husband calls the “Gateway to Christmas,” I’m really excited for the holidays and planning for our annual holiday dinner on Christmas day.

Yesterday was a great day. I slept in a bit and then volunteered at Animal Rescute New Orleans, a local no-kill animal shelter. I used to volunteer there once a week… and then I came home with a dog and Jason put me on a mandatory hiatus from spending time there.

It was great to be back and there are some SUPER sweet dogs for adoption. If you’re thinking of getting a family pet for the holidays, PLEASE consider adoption before purchasing a dog from a breeder. There are so many amazing pets for adoption!

Here are five photos from a great week — and, for the first time, no dog pictures!

EGLast weekend, Pelicans guard Eric Gordon hosted an EG10 Gives event for 25 families in New Orleans East. In addition to spending time with Eric and receiving tickets to the next home game, Eric bought Thanksgiving meals with all of the fixings for them. This woman was especially appreciative and gave Eric some sugar!

575728229_AD_Flight_Academy_LMJ_0063.jpgOn Monday, Anthony Davis hosted dinner for 175 disciples at New Orleans Mission. Another great AD’s Flight Academy event hosted by Anthony and planned by my co-worker, Julie.

EldonOne of the many adorable dogs at ARNO yesterday. This is Eldon and he is sweet, clean and snuggly.

Holiday decorationsVisited our storage unit to bring all of our holiday decorations home. I swear the decorations grow by a storage bin every year…

IMG_28862A few months ago, I was fortunate to win an Instagram contest from A Pinch of Lovely that included a $250 gift card to Lyon and Post. These Chiara Ferragni wink flats were one of my purchases. Such a great company — I can’t wait to share the rest with you in an upcoming post.

Have a great weekend!

-Lindsey