Life with the Amatos

Life Lessons with Melissa ....pt1

Melissa Amato

Tags Advice, Life Lessons with Melissa, Perkaholic

Life Lessons with Melissa ....pt1
Don't be afraid to be yourself.  First, you have to know yourself and then you can truly be yourself.  It may take years.  Embrace your own kind of weirdness and revel in the fact that there is no one ever exactly like you and that is a great thing.  

The Herb is the Word

Melissa Amato

Tags Family Fun, Local Yocal, Louisiana, Slidell

The Herb is the Word
“Push here for the stinger” the box says.  I notice a box full of bees sitting on top of a table with the humorous sign.  Julian Lane provided an inside look of what a River Region bee keeper does at the Herb Fest. 

All is fair in love and popcorn

Melissa Amato

Tags Family Fun, Local Yocal, Louisiana, Slidell

All is fair in love and popcorn
“We need more lemons for lemonade” stated Mrs. Daigle as we talked about attendance.  “That has to mean something” and it definitely does!  Although there way to calculate a definite headcount, the staff at the SMM Fair expected 30,000 people over the entire weekend of the 46th annual festivities. 

Dreaming of a Bayou Christmas?

Melissa Amato

Tags Family Fun, Local Yocal, Louisiana, Slidell

Dreaming of a Bayou Christmas?
The spirit of Christmas can be hard to catch each year especially with rushing around shopping, parties and family functions but this year, Bayou Christmas will inject Slidell with so much Christmas joy that there will be no Grinch left standing.