Book Spotlight * Death of a Scavenger

  book link  Free with Kindle Unlimited The 2nd book in the Juniper Grove Mystery Series! More than a few people in Juniper Grove want Maureen Nicholson dead, so when her body turns up during the town’s annual October scavenger hunt, there’s no shortage of suspects or motives. But when suspicion for the murder falls on Rachel Stowe’s friend Holly, […]

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Hunting Wabbits Season

So If you are not a festival fan – It’s Hunting Time !Oct 7th starts small game season and then on to deer season. Louisiana is the Sportsman Paradise- and we have lots of places to hunt and learn about the great outdoors. I come from a family of hunters and my Dad has hunted his whole life. It was […]

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This weekends Festival time-

Hi Friends- another Friday is here in Louisiana. October in Louisiana  is just a little cooler than normal (60-79- verses (80-90) 0f the summer. Hurricane’s are still forming out in the oceans but we are all quite here. at home.  Looks like another great weekend -to go out and explore- Any Plans for the weekend? Here’s some suggestion from Home – Louisiana Cotton Festival – Ville Platte, LA – Oct 10 to Oct 15, 2017 Cotton Queen and King, parade, carnival and live music. Tamale Fiesta – Zwolle, LA – Oct 12 to Oct 14, 2017 Annual event for 40+ years to celebrate the Spanish and Indian heritage of the town with hot tamales, entertainment, arts and crafts, dancing, parades, and children’s activities. Andouille Festival – LaPlace, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 Dedicated to the sausage it is named after, event includes Andouille eating contest, gumbo cook-off and jazz brunch, among other activities. Bridge City Gumbo Festival – Bridge City, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 2000 pounds of gumbo is served to visitors annually. Gumbo cooking contest, beautiful child contest, crafts, midway and delicious cajun cuisine. Held at Angel Square. Admission is $3. All day rides for $25. Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival – New Orleans, LA – Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017 Live music, Southern barbecue and fun in Lafayette Square.  Admission is free at Lafayette Square Park. Louisiana Gumbo Festival […]

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Giving of Red Envelopes

Red Envelopes @ Mid Autumn Moon Festival –   #1  Envelope is a tri -fold card with a place inside to hold money. #2 is made using Directions below.   Red envelopes always contain money in China, and are given, most commonly, to kids from their parents, grandparents, and others as Chinese New Year gifts. They are called hongbao in Mandarin and lai see in Cantonese. The term “red packets” has also come into common use, though hongbao look and function more like envelopes than packets. Why Chinese Give Red Envelopes Chinese people love the color red, and regard red as the symbol of energy, happiness and good luck. Sending red envelopes is a way to send good wishes and luck. Actually, the significance of red envelopes is the red paper, not the money inside. Wrapping money in red envelopes is expected to bestow more happiness and blessings on the receivers. Hence, it is impolite to open a red envelope in front of the person who gives it to you. In China, the red envelope is called yasui qian (压岁钱 /yaa-sway chyen/), which means ‘suppressing ghosts money’. Those who receive a red envelope are wished another safe and peaceful year. Of course you can buy them from most Asian market or on line sources.   But if you are crafty – and have supplies ( you know you do) Here’s a site to make your own envelopes – red envelopes

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Happy Friday

  Yes – it’s Friday – Hope you enjoyed celebrating Mid Autumn Festival with my family this week. Come back next week for more fun. Lisa What’s up this Weekend- October 7th- World Card making day Scrapbook.com Scrapbook.com A day of fun far all papercrafters – let’s of fun parties on line and deals to be had . Lisa   […]

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Friday – Weekend Plans.

Hello !   Happy Friday – we made it another week . And what’s on my planner for Today and the Weekend, Well here’s a few suggestions if you are in the area.   LSU  HomeComing   Game – in Baton Rouge ,la. It’s Saturday -and fun is happening before the game – Check out the Event  Link.   Homecoming Events  Event […]

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Happy Friday

We made  it to Friday ! Lots going on this weekend and enjoy!    Lisa     What Going on this Weekend? Sugar Cane Festival    Event oage Sept. 20 – 24, 2017. Celebrate the Louisiana sugar cane industry with parades, carnival, live Cajun and Zydeco music, car show, sugar cookery, photography, and artistry competitions, horticulture show, pageantry and more. View our blog for […]

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Sept 15 * National Online Learning Day

let’s  Celebrate – National Online Learning Day       What Is National Online Learning Day?   National Online Learning Day, September 15, recognizes the advantages and potential of blended and online learning programs and the accomplishments of districts, schools, administrators, teachers, staff, and students who use them. The day seeks to cultivate awareness of, and support for, an ever-growing […]

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Fall Festivals Time

It feels like fall here but i am sure it will not stay that way -so this weekend go out and enjoy the weather.   lisa  So Friday starts the weekend – so what’s Happening in the area. Friday night and Saturday is filled with Football.  LSU Tigers are home. UL Ragin Cajuns are away. Saints play Monday away. Fall Festivals […]

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Louisiana * Fall Festival Season

Hello September! Hello Sunshine !   We made it through another Hurricane  without damages -so we are blessed. And the Sun is shining. In September in Louisiana thew weather is -wet ,leaves falling and only a small change of temperature happening usually at night.  Perfect time for SEC football and fall festival time. Come visit – Lisa   What;s Happening […]

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