Gina Blackwood

Gina Blackwood

  • Gina Blackwood
    Published 18 days ago
    Tips for low budget weddings

    Tips for low budget weddings

    When it comes to planning your dream wedding, things can get super stressful after seeing all those numbers adding up, planning your theme, and trying to figure out how to fly all those relatives over for the ceremony (I'm in the middle of planning my own wedding on a budget, so I understand the struggle completely!). Don't worry though! There are plenty of ways to cut those numbers down without sacrificing the beauty of your ceremony and reception.
  • Gina Blackwood
    Published 18 days ago
    Top 5 Most Haunted Places In America

    Top 5 Most Haunted Places In America

    1) The Myrtles Plantation: St. Francisville, Louisiana Built in 1796 by General David Bradford, this beautiful Antebellum plantation has a rich and violent history. The most popular (and ghostly) legend that I have heard about this location is the legend of Chloe. Chloe was a slave girl who ended up accidentally killing her master's children and wife. How does one ''accidentally'' kill several people? Oleander. Oleander is one of the most toxic plants in the world. The story is that Chloe desperately wanted to impress her master, so she decided to bake a cake. She laced the cake with the deadly oleander plant. Her plan was to just make them sick and then nurse them back to health, but things didn't quite go according to plan. All of the children and the master's wife ended up dying from oleander poisoning. When the master found out what had happened (it is rumored that other slaves who knew of her plan actually told him the truth), he hung Chloe on the property. Other than the spirit of Chloe, there are plenty of other spirits who are rumored to haunt The Myrtles Plantation. The Woodruff family owned the plantation during the early 1800's. Two of the Woodruff's three children ended up succumbing to Yellow Fever and passed away in the house. Their ghosts are said to wander the property and it is said that they're playful spirits. Other spirits include a murdered voodoo priestess and the spirit of Mr. Winter, a former owner who was shot on the front porch and ended up passing away on the seventeenth step of the inside stairwell. The plantation is also rumored to be built over Native American burial ground (and as we all know, building anything over sacred ground is a huge no-no). The Myrtles Plantation is currently a bed and breakfast (that's right, you can actually sleep here) and is also available for tours.