Sorry for being a little MIA lately, I’ve been pretty darn busy. Since I blogged last, I’ve been doing a bunch. I went to New Orleans for the first time and had a BLAST!
I always heard New Orleans was crazy but I had no idea how crazy it was and we WEREN’T even there for Mardi Gras. I can’t even imagine the craziness of that. I took a ton of pictures so I’m just going to show a couple to explain some of our night. Pictures are always more fun than words, right!?
We got there around noon and walked around Bourbon street. It was bar after bar after bar after bar after bar…you get it.
Here’s me being a nerd on the piano at Pat O’Briens. I’m glad that microphone didn’t work. Everyone there should be glad too
We met Sally Tally and Jim Ling…that was really their names. No joke! They were both between 70-80 years old and lived in a nudist colony in CA. They tried to get us to join…haha
We went into about 20 different places while we were there on our own little mini bar crawl. It was seriously a BLAST. We met some amazing people who I’ve kept in contact with since. Don’t you love when you meet people on vacation and you just click. That’s what happened there. Everyone was so awesome.
Throughout our little one night adventure in New Orleans, I learned a few things…
- They use liquor that’s 190 proof in some drinks like the popular hand grenade and hurricane! 190 proof!!!! That’s close to rubbing alcohol and is only legal in 5 states. No wonder why people get naked in NOLA. Be careful if you drink on Bourbon street!!!
- There are a LOT of strip clubs….I swear they were everywhere.
- If you ask someone if they will light their hand on fire in New Orleans, they will.
- You may see a bar that has URNS above the bar with spotlights shining on them with the remains of previous customers who wanted their remains left in the bar forever. Now that’s a loyal customer!
- I will be back for round two, New Orleans, I’ll be back!
I have so many hilariously funny stories from this trip that made it one of the most fun nights of my life..and I’ve had some fun nights in my days!
The next morning we rented a car and drove to Mobile, AL to visit our friends who recently moved there. He is an assistant basketball coach for University of South Alabama so we were lucky enough to go to two games while we were in town.
It was a great time catching up with them and getting out of the crazy cold weather in the Midwest.
Then we came back home and it was old man Maximus’ 10th birthday. Gosh I love this dog!
And….we’ve been putting in a lot of hours at my rental property. It’s been a blast (sarcasm to the fullest) pulling up the carpet to find weak spots on the subfloor. When we pulled up the subfloor, we found nothing but wood that you could crumble with your finger. I even fell through the floor at one point and gashed my hand a bit. I’m all good though…just a little DIY battle wound
We are now working on rebuilding the subfloor so we can lay new floors on top of it. The good thing about all of this is I’m learning a LOT about construction!
I’ve also started adding some items to my Etsy shop! For the past few months, I’ve been experimenting with screen printing. It’s a LOT harder than it looks and takes a lot of time and patience. I’ve come up with a couple designs that I’m pretty much obsessed with. I researched a bunch of manufacturers to find the softest tanks and I finally found one!
I wanted my shirts to look and feel like an old jr high school gym shirt that’s been washed a gazillion times. You know what I’m talking about!
This one has stamped like text that reads “Made With All Natural Ingredients – Eat Clean”. I wanted people from afar to see the words ALL NATURAL but when they get up close they can see the Eat Clean text under it. I’m proud to say that I’m an all natural girl and I wanted a gym tank that says it. I love the purple burnout soft material too.
I’ve been making it in the purple, grey or white. They are all so soft I want to sleep in them!
The second design is of course my Live Life Active tank. It looks really cute on the purple too.
I’ve made several of these tanks for friends and already taken some orders online! If you’re interested in one, check out what’s available in my Etsy Store, or if you don’t see what you’re looking for (size or color-wise) email me at LiveLifeActive@gmail.com and I can custom order and print one for you! Yay!
Alright this is turning into a super long post but I guess that’s what happens when I haven’t blogged in a while.
Let me know what you think of the tanks and if you have any suggestions or ideas for me to improve them. I’d love to hear your suggestions or thoughts!