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A few highlights from my trip to New Orleans.

IMG_3835{first stop: cafe du monde}

IMG_3862{WM Mom interviewing Steve Harvey}

IMG_3899{Walmart Welcome Affair, House of Blues}

IMG_3915{Fantasia – interviewed her earlier in the day and she was terrific}

IMG_3936{Walmart booth at the Convention Center}


IMG_3956{Trey Songz !!!}

IMG_4010{first concert: LL Cool J}


{Walmart Lounge in the Superdome}



IMG_4160{eclectic dinner in the French Quarter}

IMG_4169{SO excited for Beyonce!!}

IMG_8861{Queen Bey!}

IMG_4188{I have the BEST husband <3}

IMG_4198{and the sweetest puppy! home sweet home.}

xo xo

No rest for the weary.

I’ve completely failed at blogging lately. Life has gotten in the way, but I’d say that’s a good thing.

I’m jetting off tomorrow for New Orleans for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, sans husband. I’m headed to Essence Festival as our social media correspondent, so follow @Walmart on Twitter for fun updates and pics! (shameless plug) I’ll be busy, busy, busy at the event, mostly plotting the best way to get behind the scenes and meet Queen Bey. She shops at Walmart, right? She’ll definitely want to talk to me…

Not only am I leaving husband behind, but also my parents who came in town for the week. Talk about timing. Luckily, I’ve gotten some wonderful time with them for a few days, as well as with our family friends from West Memphis.




Before I head off to pack and listen to 90s Pop Pandora, I’ll leave you with a few other life lately updates.


{enjoying // a beautiful day for some professional women’s golf}


{doing // summer-ish things, like a rooftop party for Team Break the Cycle}


{eating // the best crepes this side of the tracks}


{celebrating // two amazing people getting married}

Happy 4th of July weekend to you and yours! xo xo

P.S. I’m extra excited to share my next set of book reviews for Reconstructing Amelia and Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse. Stay tuned!