December 10, 2010

Off to New Orleans!


As you read this post I'm either heading to the airport, in the airport or on a plane bound for New Orleans!! Jen and I have been anxiously awaiting my visit for a few months now, and I can't believe it's finally here! 

As I've mentioned before, after my first trip down to Nola I knew when I returned home that I had left a piece of my heart there. That special place just does that to you, wraps you up in it's welcoming embrace and puts a sweet Cajun spell on you.

 (Images via Style Me Pretty)

 As many of you know by now, my dear friend Trish and her husband Matt are moving back home to New Orleans in a couple weeks- just in time for Christmas! Please scoot on over to her blog and send her well-wishes during this whirlwind (and exciting) time!

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I will also be meeting Lacey and KB while I'm there and possibly Melanie! Four blog friends in one trip? It's nearly too much for me to handle!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend keeping busy with Christmas parties, shopping, wrapping presents, caroling and toasting to this magical season. My sweet friend Dawn will be paying you all a visit on Monday so it doesn't get too quiet around these parts. If you don't know Miss Dawn, I assure you that you will absolutely adore her!

(Last two images via Trishy)

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One last little note. Have you all heard of the 'Flat Stanley' project? If not, click the link and read about it. The second grade class at the school where I work is doing their own project and one of their little characters is coming with me on my trip. Meet Flat Anne, my travel partner:

(She was styled and colored by one of the second grade girls. Isn't she adorable?)

I can't wait to snap some pictures of her on the street car, eating some beignets, strolling around the Quarter, and cheering on the Saints. The kids are just gonna love it!

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Hugs and love from Nola! See you soon!

XoXo,


18 comments:

Rachel said...

I'm going to New Orleans for my 21st birthday! Have fun and be sure to blog all about it so I can find some great places to go to!

Steph S. said...

I hope you have a fabulous time! :D

Southern Belle Fashionista said...

Oh Julie Bug!
You deserve a fabulous fun filled vacay!!
Love that while you're heading off to a tad bit warmer weather, I'm off to ice-ville Chicago!!
Happy Weekend/Mini Vacay Trip! :)

Jordan Streetman (Southern Hospitality) said...

Check out where my family's Flat Stanly went!

http://missjordanlee.blogspot.com/search/label/Flat%20Stanly

Natalie said...

Have a great trip to Nola! Just found your blog and it is great! I consider myself a southern belle too:)
I'm your newest follower;)

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Annie said...

have fun girly!!! :)

Sassy Amie said...

Have a lovely time, Julie!

Shellie0621 said...

I'm in New Orleans this weekend too!

Michelle said...

Oh I am so jealous!!! I have a good friend leaving for New Orleans next week, wish I was going too!

melifaif said...

Oh, safe travels Julie!!! Oh what fun it is to....meet up with bloggy friends!!!! And I adore your lil travel companion...you are right! The kids will love it so...have an amazing time. I just heart NOLA to the fullest...

Ciara said...

I LOVE NOLA! It is such an amazing city and I have been taking a yearly trip there. Have fun!

DSS said...

Safe travels sweetie!! I have NEVER been to NOLA, but guess what?? I'm planning a trip for the spring. You MUST tell me all about it when you get home :)

Val said...

I hope you have the best trip ever........

Mystica said...

Have a wonderful time! enjoy. I will visit your friend's blog.

I have a giveaway going on at my blog - my first - a gift card sponsored by CSN Stores. Would love if you could come over and enter!

Pink Champagne said...

Have an absolute blast, darlin'! (There is no doubt in my mind that you will.) Sending you both big hugs!

PS - I took pictures of Flat Annie for my friend's niece on a trip a few years ago... what fun for the kids to receive all the photos!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Hope you have a wonderful time! New Orleans at Christmas will be so fun!

xo Mary Jo

sarah said...

have a lovely trip.
xoxo
sarah

Nadia Aboulhosn said...

have fun there! wish i could go!!