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This past weekend was so much fun.

We set off on a 9 hour road trip to New Orleans on Friday for my friend Jenni's 25th birthday.


Thank you Sabrina for leaving your energy drink in my fridge. ;)


We drove to The Woodlands first and met up with Jenni and Brady. We hopped in Brady's truck and began our drive to Lake Charles, LA. We got to the L'AuBerge hotel and casino at about midnight and spent the early morning hours playing craps and chillaxin' in the hotel room.


I thought I'd be a high roller and sadly lost 10 whole buckaroos on a slot machine. There were so many mean and serious people in that casino. Lighten up people! I may or may not have cheered really loud (on accident) when the guy at the craps table rolled a 7 and 10 men lost A LOT of money. #oops #mybad

We slept in and left for NOLA around 11. Traffic, pictures, and music pretty much summed up the stretch across LA.

Cupcakes made by yours truly.

We finally made it to NOLA and checked into our hotel room. We threw our bags in our room and walked to Canal Street and Bourbon Street.Photobucket

After a few hurricanes, hand granades, and parades, we headed back to our hotel to get ready for the night.


We went to dinner (there were 12 of us) and then hit up Bourbon street for Round 2. The Florida vs. LSU game was this past weekend so Bourbon street was full of college students getting wasted, making out, fighting, and acting like tools. Bourbon street is THE.BEST.PLACE.TO.PEOPLE.WATCH. I was in heaven. I don't think I've ever seen so much randomness in my life. Ohmylanta.

For example:

One couple was pretty much going to TOWN in the middle of the street. Full on making out, boob grabbin, butt grabbin...It was hard to look away.

One couple was SUPER drunk. You know what I'm talking about...that drunk couple who can barely mutter words so they spent about 30 minutes pushing each other, screaming at each other but their faces were super close to one another making drunk gibberish.

Jenni and I started mocking them and pretended to say what they were saying.

"Drunk gibberishhhhhhhhhsfkjsaljfaslkfjsalkf"
"NO! YOU DRUNKgibberishfskfjsfksajflsakf"

Then they walk away and then drunk walk back to each other and keep repeating the same thing.

Young College Love. SO entertaining. I wanted to walk up to them and say, "Make Love, Not War. It's not worth it honey."

GOOD thing Andrew held me back. Because a couple minutes later, a girl that the guy knew walked up to him in the middle of the fight and hugged him right in front of his raging girlfriend. The raging girlfriend pulled her off and started swinging at her.

Soooo stinkin' hilarious. I really dodged THAT bullet.


We saw boobs. We saw parades. We saw thongs. We saw brides. We saw crazies. We saw a girl drop her hot dog on BOURBON street, pick it up and EAT it. #sickmeout... We literally saw everything under the sun. Let me tell you...
After a fun night of dancing, singing, balcony hopping, throwing beads, & laughing we threw the towel in and went back to the hotel and went to bed.

The next morning we had breakfast at Mother's Restaurant and grabbed some Beingets from Cafe Du Monde. I worked my magic and only had to wait 10 minutes for those powdered sugar heaven in my mouth beingets. You read that right. The line was SO long too. Whoop whoop! It pays to be nice people...pays to be nice.
We went to a few shops and then headed back home.
It was a very long drive, but I was surrounded with great friends. It was such a great weekend! I already can't wait to go back.

Blogger meet up in Nawlins anyone? :)

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  1. Don't you just love road FUN!!! Oh how I love reading about your adventures and seeing all your pictures! Super cute kissing picture of you and your man and I'm loving your sparkle skirt...oh and your hair curled like that looks beautiful! Sounds like a fun-filled time with some interesting sightings...although I suppose that would be the place to see it! ;) Oh how I'd be up for a Nawlins blogger meet up!

    Liesl :)

  2. I've wondered if you had instagram. Can we be instagram friends please?? :) I'm on there as gentrilee

  3. looks like so much fun!! seriously jealous.

  4. Now that looks/sounds like some serious fun! I love to people watch. People are the most amusing creatures ever! When we went to TN for our mini vacay we sat on the balcony & people watched for hours. I'm glad you all enjoyed your trip so much & that little skirt you were wearing was GORGEOUS!!!

  5. you better not have flashed your breasteses to get those beads.

    I laughed out loud at the girl and the hot dog story. i may have done the same thing if i was her. 3 second rule.

  6. 1. blogger meet-up in nola for sure!

    2. i'm pretty sure had we been there at the same time...i would have been the girl making out with a guy atop a strip club balcony. #classy

    3. i told all my friends the beads i brought home were from the traditional way...but in reality i gave a homeless man $2.

    4. your pictures make me wish i took more...but i was too wasted. #legit

    5. what did you think of hand grenandes? i thought they were pretty overrated.

    6. is this enough comments?

  7. What a FUN trip! I LOVE your b&w hat, I LOVE your sparkly skirt and I LOVE those adorable cupcakes!

  8. ah i am SO jealous. nawlins is one of my favorite places in the US. BY FAR.

    i am down for a meet up!

  9. ugh this makes me jealous. I wish I was there!!! but i lived through you with all those fab pics!! :-)

    i just love you and i love so many things about this post. lets see

    1) we are twins. i am totally that girl who will go up and try to talk/say something to someone and kurt has to hold me back

    2) hot dog. EW

    3) you are a cupcake connesieur

    4)you are fedorABLE. loving the hat sista!!

    k come here now


  10. Love all of your pictures!! Looks like you all had a great time! Love your outfit & earrings!

  11. That looks like so much fun! And you are seriously too gorgeous!

  12. looks like your road trip was a blast! loving all the pictures :] i have wanted to go to New Orleans for a long time, hopefully one day!

  13. hahaha Beth's comment made me Laugh Out Loud. Because there are several things in my post I could not cover for fear of my mother, grandmother or any other respectable elder reading. Let's see here, I'll give you the full scoop here and just pray to Jesus that they stumble on your blog and read your comments. OK .. so ....

    well, first ... let me just say you had wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better pics than me. Like I'm jealous and super sad we didn't take more. Blameitonthealcohol.

    All righty ...

    1. The "friend" who bought my drinks in the airport was a 45 year old married man with 2 kids (one of which is 24 years old) who will NOT stop calling me. He paid for our cab too, so not a total loss. But yah, 45 year old creeper on my hands now.

    2. I twisted my ankle in the middle of the Hustler strip club attmpting to give a 35-year-old divorcee w/ kids a a lapdance. Yes, that's how I did my ankle. Strip Club. Lap Dance for Daddy. FML. I have no dignity, clearly.

    3. The next night I MADE OUT with one of those college kids (technically he graduated and was taking a year off before med school but he was 23 and worked at A GROCERY STORE).

    4. Ask Beth about the college kid SHE made out with. hahahahahahahahhahaha

    ok. that is all. Is this not the best comment you've ever received? I think so.

  14. oh and p.s. and most important of all, I'm sooooo pissed we didn't get to unite. Lucky for us, you live in Austin and I'm in Dallas, so I feel a Texas meet-up on the horizon. You?

  15. cute cute cute photos!!
    So glad you are home safe.
    Sad you missed the rain storm.
    Need to see the videos.
    love you.

  16. Oh my gosh! I went to the beach this weekend and saw a couple squeezing and smacking each other's butts and making out. I felt like saying, why did you come if you're gonna be like that? Stay home! Hahaha

  17. Looks like an awesome time in NOLA...i so need to go over there!

  18. hey fashion plate! OBSESSED with your gold glitter-tastic skirt!

    i'm also obsessed with your and drew's kiss kiss pic on the street!

    and you for real made those cupcakes?!!mmm I want one now!

    i feel like i was part of this trip - so many fun texts and videos - whoo hoo! :)

  19. How classic is the picture of you putting on mascara? Haha, love it! Looks like your trip was a total success and I want that glittery skirt! SO pretty :) I need to go to New Orleans so I'm thinking a big blogger meet up should happen!

  20. Cute pics! Looks like you guys had a great time...

    Isn't it crazy how serious people in casinos are?!!?

  21. I absolutely adore your gold sparkly skirt!! You are the cutest!!! And my stomach seriously growled seeing the beignets sign!! Ahhhh, they are SO SO good!!

  22. Looks like fun! I love your skirt, and LOL at you cheering in the casino when the grumpy serious people lost their money! HA!

  23. Looks like you had a blast and a half! And that's a lot of blast! Have I told you that your posts make me laugh? Because they do! Thank you for that!

  24. "so many mean and serious people in the casino" HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! omg love that one. I think people get pretty uptight about their hard earned money they are gambling away ha!

    I must say, in that pic of you putting on mascara, I am pretty impressed that you don't have any nose hairs. Do you pluck them out? Shave them? Cause I totally have nose hairs. I bet DDHP doesn't think I'm all that anymore now does he...

    You and your friends are HOTTIES! I wish I could rock a fedora like you but I would totally look like a poser.

    Talk about making out on the wide open streets! You and DDHP need to cool it!

    That sparkle skirt? OMG I need. Where or where or where did you get it???

    Stop being so pretty. might not want to vacation with hubs and I. I have a pretty good idea that we would we the making out/butt grabbing/boob sucking people who were the SUPER drunk ones. Kinda embarrassed about that. Yeah ok not really.

    How bouts a blogger meet up in timbuktu snakeland?

  25. So funny, I was there for the same exact game weekend (FL vs. LSU) 2 years ago. I have similar pictures (of course, who doesn't?!) and it was such a fun weekend! I'll never forget..thanks for jogging my memory!

  26. Ewwwww I can't believe she actually ATE the hotdog that fell on the ground. GROSS.

    Looks like you guys had a blast! Those cupcakes look delicious :)

  27. Someday when you two decide you want a human baby- its going to be REDONNKulously good looking.