Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pumpkin Surface Carving

On Sunday afternoon, Jason and I put on a scary movie and tried pumpkin surface carving for the first time. It's definitely different than carving, but I think it turned out pretty cool for our first go at it. We are spacing out our pumpkin carving: one during the week and one on Halloween night! It is kind of tradition that we wait until the night of Halloween to do the classic Jack-O'-Lantern.

Have you ever tried surface carving?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Prospect 3

Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans

Ogden Museum of Southern Art

Art House on the Levee

Jason and I had an amazing weekend in New Orleans! We went to the Contemporary Arts Center and Ogden Museum of Southern Art to check out the Prospect 3 exhibits. We also went to Art House on the Levee to see one of the satellite projects. In between we went to our new favorite restaurant in New Orleans called Seed Your Health and a coffee shop on Magazine Street called Mojo Coffee House. I highly suggest these places if you are in the area.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Halloween D├ęcor

Adhesive bats: $5
Jack-O-Lantern bucket: $1
Bloody hands $3

Black spiders: $1

Whole Foods
Carving pumpkins: $5
Orange tulips: $10

Here's a minimalistic take on Halloween decorations: $25 and two very happy campers!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge

Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge
Luling, LA  Destrehan, LA

Jason and I had a great time with my parents while they visited from Phoenix, Arizona. We discovered new places, and it was a lot of fun showing them our "new" city. It is hard to believe that we have been living in Louisiana for ten months now. It feels like just yesterday that we pulled up to our apartment complex in our bright yellow Penske truck. Something that I love about living here is driving over all the bridges, and seeing the Mississippi River on a weekly basis.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
New Orleans, LA

Just in time for Halloween! There's nothing more spooky than an old cemetery, especially in New Orleans. This is the most famous cemetery in the area, and it is where Marie Laveau the "Voodoo Queen of New Orleans" is buried. Legend has it that if you mark three X's on her grave she will grant you one wish.