Julie Lee

Julie is a mama, wife, teacher, writer, photographer, designer, and basket case—jack of all trades, master of none. She lives in Ascension Parish with her husband, her two hooligans, and her quarankitties, Stella and Luna. She’s an English teacher by day, and a lover of words by destiny. Her favorite word is schadenfreude. When she’s pretending she isn’t too busy to breathe, you can find her curled up in her hammock with a book.

Boudin King Cake: Just Do It!

Boudin King Cake: Just Do It! I am a king cake purist … NO, a king cake snob. If it isn’t a sweet cream cheese Dong Phuong confection, I don’t want it. Call me spoiled. My...

Capturing Christmas: A Guide to Better Holiday Photos

We've all been there- scrolling through our social media feeds after posting our Christmas morning photos and feeling like the photos of our own morning look like absolute crap. I'm going to tell you a...
Hello Dolly Cookies

A Hijacked Holiday Cookie Recipe: Hello Dollies

A Hijacked Holiday Cookie Recipe: Hello Dollies If all of your family - your mama and them, back and back and back for generations - are from south Louisiana, you've probably got your own well-used...

Father Ralph: How Hollywood Normalized Grooming in a Catholic Home

When my sisters and I were young girls, my family watched the mini-series, The Thorn Birds, almost religiously every time it was broadcast on network television. We were raised in a strict Catholic home,...

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

Midway through last year, my mental health took a serious nosedive. I’d previously struggled with severe anxiety and depression following some big life changes that left me reeling, but fortunately, I’d found fantastic mental...