Saturday, December 26, 2009

Louisiana Blogger and Author Feature (2) Blogger Nicole!



So...Todays Featured Blogger is Nicole from Bless Their Hearts Mom (http://blesstheirheartsmom.blogspot.com)

Nicole will be telling us about her blog...(which I love to visit...she has some neat stuff!)

I would LOVE to tell you my blog is a Mom Blog or a Craft Blog or a Blog about Louisiana or a Food Blog or a Book Blog, etc. BUT the reality is it’s all of the above.
As my Mother taught me when teaching me to cook: you add a little of this, a little of that, some of this and some of that, add some love, and waa-la your recipe will always come out right. When you’re a Mom you wear a lot of hats and have to delve into a lot of different things on a daily basis, so my blog is just a reflection of the things that I delve into in my life as a mom, and it seems to have struck a chord with my followers, as they're still taking this blogging trip with me!

My blog is Bless Their Hearts Mom (http://blesstheirheartsmom.blogspot.com). I know it's a weird title, but anyone who is from the South will be going, uh-uh, not so weird! When I was originating the blog, I thought it was going to be all rants or such, so the Southern phrase for " they just don't understand because _______ (fill in the blank)" seemed pretty logical! Once I added the vintage postcard header to the blog, the idea of bringing something old and making it new clicked with everyone, so I kept the name!

And since Nicole Lives in Louisiana she's going to tell us what she loves about it!

Why do I love Louisiana? First, let me say I am NOT a native. I was California born and bred (with a Yankee and Southern grandparent on both sides- color me CONFUSED), but Daddy is from the Northshore and they retired back here. As an only child I decided it was time to move back here (I went to High School in New Orleans) to be around my family. The slower pace is welcoming, as is the MUCH lower housing costs!

But the thing that has always appealed to me about Louisiana (and really the South in general) is the love of a good party. It doesn't matter what the occasion is, Southerns will make it a rockin party/festival. AND you can BET there will be some of the best food you've ever eaten there! There is a special feel- it's like we're all one big (way extended and way way dysfunctional-HA HA) family at the local festivals. I've met some pretty interesting people at them and some have turned into lifelong friends!


Louisiana has such a dichotomy of things to do- you can relax and chill, or 'do the sights' and learn a whole lot while you do. Louisiana's history is entrenched in it's soul, and it's always there reminding you that the state truly IS a melting pot, whose cultures have taken the best from each other's cultures and make the state a gumbo of nothing but good stuff.
And it doesn't hurt that the Saints are playing pretty well this year. Like we needed an excuse for another party? NAH, but we're gonna have a super one!

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