WHAT? Get TWO Decorative FALL or Halloween Throw Pillows for $5!

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I am a sucker for Fall decor. This is such a great deal! You can choose from 10 different fall or Halloween designs of throw pillows for just $5! Pick them up at the store for free! **Watch for the design description…some are not for a pair. Just for one.

CLICK HERE To order!

 

ALL the DRESSES For FALL, Y’ALL!

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Today’s Style Steal is a collection of THREE different dresses, but the REMI is included! This is one of FAVORITE FAVORITE FAVORITE sales! I have about 4 of these dresses and I LOVE them!

They are so comfortable and versatile. I can dress them up or down. Dress them for warmer or cooler weather…..

I have worn them to fancy events, to work and out to dinner. It all depends on what you want to do with them. They are a blank slate. A blank slate in a pop of your favorite color, that flatters any shape. Just add your own flair, style, accessories and you are off! They come in sizes Small – 3x and in FIFTEEN colors! And at $21.95 with free shipping, you CAN NOT GO WRONG!

Last year, there was a fabulous fall wedding going on in my community, and south Louisiana was blessed with a cool front JUST. IN. TIME. Pumpkins and old furniture and quilts were all over the mother-of-the-brides’s lawn. I stopped by to check out and “borrow” some of the decor to show you how great these dresses are for fall!

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This was my first one…the burgundy. I love to dress it up with my navy scarf with metallic polka dots, tights and a high burgundy bootie with a dressy heel.

swing-dressThis navy one is my latest addition, and I love it with a more casual boot and those awesome blanket scarves. (I have several of those, too.)
These dresses are so versatile -heels and accessories can take it up for even holiday parties, or bring it down with boots/booties, a vest, scarf, cardigans, denim jacket….so many ways to keep it casual.  I even have an orange one that I may wear with my orange witch hat for Halloween! Hmmmm…. The possibilities are endless, y’all!
More importantly, it is comfortable, and flattering to any figure. It comes in a wide range of sizes and colors.

CLICK HERE to grab one (or five) of these awesome dresses for just $21.95. Use code DRESS17 at checkout to drop the price. You will thank me later!

Here are two new styles that are included in today’s sale. They will be $34.95 with the coupon code. I can’t attest to their fabulosity, as I do not own these…YET. ;) But, I can tell you that everything I have purchased from this site is awesome! True to size and good quality! And shipping is always FREE!

TODAY ONLY! #StyleSteals – Fall Cardigans just $17.95 shipped!

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Heat…humidity….rain….tropical storms to watch…love bugs….Raise your hand if you are OVER IT! Hopefully, we will see a bit more of fall than we were privy to last year. As of this morning, it finally feels like that could happen! If that is the case, you are going to want one….or a few.. of these adorable cardigans!

I have one and I love that it fits close all the way down, so it isn’t flying behind you. There are no buttons or anything, so you can style it any way you like! Dress it up, or down. There are so many colors to choose from! 17 to be exact!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOURS!

Just use code OCTOBERCARDIGAN at checkout to drop the price. They will ship FREE!

Halloween Happenings on the Northshore ~ 2017 Edition

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This is my annual roundup of Family Friendly Halloween and Fall festivities for our community and within driving distance. Feel free to share!

 

October 7-8

Please join us for some amazing FAMILY FUN! Proceeds from the fest support East St. Tammany Rainbow Child Care Center- the only non-profit child care center serving low income families and families in crisis in St. Tammany Parish. You don’t want to miss this year’s line-up: Big Wheel Race at 11am, Ponies, Hay Rides, Costume Parade, inflatables, art, crafts, KIDentrepreneurs, alligators, face painting, catch a glimpse of Nightmare Before Christmas by Cutting Edge Theatre, Jr. Firefighter’s Challenge, delectable food & sweets, and much more!!! Admission is free!! There are ticketed activities that range from $1 -$5. Food & drinks range from $1- under $10.

October 7, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, Slidell

October 14-15

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Wild Things

A FREE family-friendly event celebrating National Wildlife Refuges Week. Activities include: a Wildlife Youth Art Exhibition, canoe and pontoon boat tours, wildflower walks, guest exhibitors, live animals, hayrides, archery, a casting pond, a kids activity tent, bird house building, food, live music, and more. Admission, parking, tours and music are all FREE. Food will be available for purchase benefiting the Friends of Louisiana Wildlife Refuges. Held at the SE Louisiana Refuge Headquarters in Lacombe. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

October 14, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Big Branch Wildlife Refuge, Lacombe

October 20 – 22

UPDATE: GHOSTS IN THE OAKS 2017 IS SOLD OUT FOR ALL THREE NIGHTS.

Join Friends of City Park at the Amusement Park & Storyland for this family-friendly Halloween event with trick or treating, rides, arts & crafts, and pumpkin patch! Proceeds from this year’s Ghosts in the Oaks support capital improvements in the Carousel Gardens Amusement Park & Storyland!

October 20, 21, 22 2017

Tickets: early admission $20/person; general admission $15/person and $12/person for Friends of City Park members

Boo at the Zoo

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This annual Audubon Zoo extravaganza is a safe, fun-filled Halloween event for children up to age 12, featuring trick-or-treat houses with candy, Ghost Train, a haunted house, games, entertainment and more. All games and treats, except concessions, are free with admission.

October 20, 21, 27, 28 2017

Tickets: $17 per person (adult or child). Handling fees apply.

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2017 Monster Mash

Join the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center for the 29th annual Monster Mash presented by Metairie Bank Northshore.

Monster Mash has plenty to offer in the way of family fun. In addition to unique activities and entertainment for the kids, local area restaurants and vendors will be serving refreshments, snacks and treats for purchase. Monster Mash allows families, friends and children of all ages to enjoy a day of fall fun.

Don’t forget to wear your costumes!

October 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bogue Falaya ParkTickets: In Advance – Child: $15 Adult: $5 (Ends October 20); At the Gate – Child: $20; Adult: $5

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2nd and Charles, Covington, LA ~October 21, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

It’s that time again for Ghost and Ghouls to come up and fill their tummies with all the candy they can eat! 2nd and Charles will be hosting the 2nd Annual Spoopy Fest again this year!

Activities (More to come at a later date.)
Retro Video Game Tournment (Free)
Live Music (All Day Long)
Costume Contest (All Ages)
Kids Activities

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Slidell Food & Fun Fest & Craft Fair~ October 20, 21, 22

1050 Robert Blvd, Slidell, Louisiana 70458

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October 28-31

Lakeview Regional Medical Center ~ October 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tickets: $2 per person, purchase at gate

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Showcase Comic Books and Collectibles LLC ~October 28, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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This Halloween, come to Showcase Comics and receive FREE Halloween comics! We have comics for all ages and we will have prizes for the best costumes!
1071 Robert Rd Suite 12, Slidell, Louisiana 70458

#FashionFriday – Blanket Scarves – $12.95 shipped

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Whether we feel it or not, IT IS FALL, Y’ALL! October is just barely more than a day away! So, we are starting to see all the hottest fall trends showing up even though, let’s be honest, we could literally die if we were to partake in some of them just yet.

BUT – that doesn’t mean that we should miss the deals and not be ready for that highly anticipated first real cool front.

So, today’s Fashion Friday deal is the blanket scarf. I admit I have more of these than any South Louisiana native should, but I really love them. There are so many ways to wear them and so many fun colors. I love this Orange one for fall. It has navy running through, so it goes great with blues…even jeans!

Now through Sunday, October 1, they are just $12.95 when you click HERE and use the code FALLBLANKET at checkout. These make great gifts! They are super soft, not itchy, and big enough to be a shawl or your own trendy blanket…. Think cold movie theaters, doctor’s waiting room, or maybe even church. Wherever you might be that gets cold, this will be a welcome accessory. And as with all Fashion Friday deals, they ship FREE!

There are two to choose from in this sale. The BERLIN is a 60″ x 55″ with 1 inch fringe. They appear to be a smaller plaid with more colors in each design.  The Aberdeen is a larger plaid with fewer colors in the pattern. Between the two there are more than TWENTY to choose from!

CLICK HERE To shop all this year’s selections. This deal is good all weekend, so shop and share!

It’s almost FALL, Y’ALL! Win Family 4-packs to STEELE’S FALL FEST! 5 Winners

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Here is the always highly anticipated giveaway to a fabulous Maze & Pumpkin Patch in the area! Steele’s Farm and their amazing Fall Fest in Angie is offering FIVE family 4-packs of tickets to their 6th season of fall fun!

Tickets are STILL just $8.50 and include the following ATTRACTIONS THIS YEAR:

*NEW* Gym Set with Rock Wall, Slide, Swings, Rope Ladder and Tire Swing.

*NEW* 2 Adult and 2 Child Tricycles – Now Mom and Dad can race around the track with you.

*NEW* Giant Chair for Group Pictures to remember your visit to our FARM.

Hamster Race Track – Climb inside a 10’X60″ culvert and race down the track.
Peddle Cart Race Track – 2 Peddle Carts the kids ride and race around a grass track.
Pumpkin Bowling – Roll a pie pumpkin down the HAY BALE lane and make a strike.
​ Photo Opportunitie attractions that you can take pictures and send to Your family.
Hay Barn – Come climb and jump on the hay bales to your hearts content!
Tarzan Ropes – Swing like Tarzan in the HAY BARN on Tarzan’s Ropes!
Duck Races – 4 Old Time Pitcher Pumps that float the ducks down the stream, this will Quack you up!
Goat PYRAMID – Watch the Goats as they jump, play and climb on the Pyramid!
MEGA Tire Mountain – Giant Tires filled with sand stacked to the sky for climbing!
Double See-Saw – 2 16′ long side by side SEE-SAWS to play on!
Tug-A-War – Get your team together to see who is the Strongest. READY, SET, TUG!
25′ Diameter Rope Spider Web suspended on telphone poles, Great Climbing.
Red Neck Tic-Tac-Toe, toss Toilet Lid and Toilet Seat to make 3 in a row.
Bucking Bronco Horse, ride and toss a LASO on Steer Head.
Play HOP-SCOTCH with Bean Bags like your Grandmother use to do.
Giant Jump Pillow – A 35′ x 65′ jump pillow for hours of jumping pleasure.
Sheridan Express Railroad – 3 passenger cars which can carry 6 children each.
​Pumpkin Patch – A one acre pumpkin patch of PRE-Harvested Pumpkins in the field.
Hay Mountain – A mountain of hay to climb on.
Concession stand and Rest Rooms with child changing table.
Hog Howler Race Track– Featuring Kevin Bacon, Britney Spareribs, Brad Pig and
Pork-A-Dot – Come HAM it up as they race around the track.
Cow Head Ring Toss – Toss hula hoops around a plastic cow head.
GOATELL SIX – New quarters for our goat family, they will keep the lights on for you.
Bean Bag Toss – Toss bean bags at 2 Pumpkin targets.
Hay Ride – An old fashioned hayride through our Christmas tree farm!
Moo Moo Choo Choo – Six wagons painted to look like cows pulled by a cub cadet!
Swings – Good ole swings, like in the park.
TARNATION! – A Pyramid Tire Stack for Climbing on filled with sand!
Horse-A-Round – A Carousel like ride with tire swing ponies!
2 Tether Balls – Wrap the ball around the pole!
Petting Zoo – Many different farm animals the children can pet and feed.
Human Foosball – Get your team together and play.

 

Again, tickets are $8.50 (for ALL ATTENDEES OVER AGE 2) and include all the activities on the farm unless noted. See their website here.

Here are some pics of our trip out there in 2012.

And a few pics from 2015. My kids are more into the bigger attractions like the zip line…the slides….the buckin’ bronco……..and they still squeeze themselves in the Choo Choo!! They were 5 and 8 in these pics and they are the bigger kids in their class. There is plenty to do for the big kids as well as the toddlers!

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Steele's Buckin Bronco 2014 Steele's Moo Moo 2014

Steele’s also offers FABULOUS field trips which focus on agricultural lessons like bee pollenation and honey production as well as the life cycle of corn and pumpkins. Teachers, check them out for a fun fall field trip! At only $7 it’s super affordable, too!

They are open Saturdays from 10-dark and Sundays from 1-dark starting October 7 through October 29. ENTER HERE TO WIN ONE OF FIVE PACKS OF 4 TICKETS!
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This giveaway will end next week on FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 22 . This is a WILL CALL ticket, so you can go any weekend you choose. Your name will be in the gift shop where you pay admission.  However, YOU MUST RESPOND TO ME WITHIN 48 HOURS OR I WILL CHOOSE ANOTHER WINNER.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is being sponsored by Steele’s Farm.  All words, photos and opinions are my own. Must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase necessary. Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize via email or new winner(s) will be selected.

 

PRE-ORDER This AH-DORABLE Trendy Pumpkin Raglan Shirt and save on shipping!

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I saw this picture this morning on my Facebook feed and thought, “If ever a shirt screamed my name, this one is!” Pumpkins and leopard? Are you kidding me?  Comfy raglan, too!

So, after the initial obsession died down, I realized that the shirt was posted by MY AUNT!

She owns a little shop in Bossier City called Junk to Junque where she sells refinished furniture and anything that can be classified as shabby chic or rustic. 

These shirts are super hot right now and she will be ordering tomorrow morning. THEN, she will be coming here next week sometime. So…if you head over to her page HERE, and pre-order this adorable shirt, you can have a shirt that is not sold in every store in St. Tammany and save on shipping. You will have to be able to pick your shirt up from me at some point.

She said they run pretty true to size and are a very good fabric. Best of all, they are tapered to fit us curvy mamas, rather than the boxy boy raglans that you see elsewhere.

Sizing Chart: S 4/6 **M 8/10 **L 10/12 **XL 14/16 **XXL 18/20  **XXXL 22/24

CLICK HERE and go check out Junk to Junque. This shirt can be ordered at THIS POST.

Here is another new shirt she will have available soon….