In the cards?


Have you ever had a reading done before? When Steve and I were passing through New Orleans on our honeymoon, I had to stop at Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo to get my path predicted. It was kind of a kitschy thing to do, so I put my name in, walked around Bourbon Street with a Hurricane in hand and waited for my appointment. At 9:30pm I ascended up a dark staircase at the House Of Voodoo where I came upon an elderly woman with silvery hair and weathered deck of cards. As she began, she shuffled her deck, allowed me to cut them, and asked me to start choosing cards, all while Steve perused shrunken heads downstairs. She knew right away that I was on my honeymoon! She then predicted that Steve and I wouldn’t have children right away; that we would have some trouble in the beginning. However, we would go on to┬áhave a son, and very soon after, a daughter. Fast forward (almost) 4 years later, and here we are fulfilling all her prophecies. Take that as you will- believer or sheer coincidence… Have you ever had any amazing coincidences or predications in your life? I’d love to hear!


Marie Laveau’s on Bourbon Street.


Art Journaling · Mood Board · Travel

Vacation Mood Board

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I think one of the best things about looking forward to traveling to a new place is dreaming about (and googling) all the places I want to go, all the sites I want to see, and of course, all the places I want to eat and drink ­čśë when I get there.

We’ve all seen lots of travel guides for different places we want to visit; ┬átravel guides are great sources of info, but none of them match exactly what I’m looking for. For example, everyone (and I mean everyone) is pretty passionate about the BBQ in Austin. However, since I’m vegan, and not planning on taking a BBQ road trip around Texas, I’m far more interested in the best plant based food in the area.

So, instead of jotting down the places I wanted to go on scraps of paper, (that I may or may not find later) I decided to combine a few of my favorite things- traveling, art journaling, and mood boards! Now I have all the places I want to visit in Austin in one (cute) spot! Plus, doing this little project got me even more jazzed about visiting Austin again! (Full disclosure, Steve and I spent 2 days in Austin on our honeymoon road trip, but there is SO much we didn’t get to!) My notes will also help when we get to Austin, since I included addresses, phone numbers, hours, important tips, etc! Happy Travels!

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