Easy Peasy Mardi Gras King Cake (and a little bit of history)

Easy Peasy Mardi Gras King Cake (and a little bit of history)

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Oui, cher!  It's Mardi Gras, one of our favorite times of the year! Not only do we adore this holiday due to its religious significance, the French origin and New Orleans history, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention how much we love the king cake!  Mardi Gras,… Read More »

Valentine’s Day: From Depraved Origins to Self-Love and Fancy Drinks

Valentine’s Day: From Depraved Origins to Self-Love and Fancy Drinks

The Depraved Origins For much of the last century, Valentine’s Day has been a hugely commercial holiday due to the sales and exchange of chocolates, flowers, and cards. It’s also a time for lovers to acknowledge their bond to one another. However, the origins of this holiday present a much darker and complex picture. Starting… Read More »

Extending Christmas-Harkers Island

Extending Christmas-Harkers Island

When I (Shannon) was a child, it seemed like the Christmas season was as long as our summer break. My mom began decorating the weekend before Thanksgiving, and we left our decorations up until at least the first week of January. That all seemed normal to me, as most of my family operated the same… Read More »

Music Monday: Los Lobos- Llego Navidad

Music Monday: Los Lobos- Llego Navidad

We have a blog series called, “Music Monday,” here on Arner Adventures. Since music creates a soundtrack for our day-to-day living, it only makes sense. I was looking for a little something different for Christmas music listening, and came across last year’s release from Los Lobos, “Llego Navidad.” Ahhh! I had forgotten about this little… Read More »