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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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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Moon Cakes * Mid Autumn Festival

  Chinese people celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival with many traditional and meaningful activities, such as eating dinner with family, hanging lanterns, guessing lantern riddles, and worshiping the moon. Since 2008, Mid-Autumn Festival has been a 3-day public holiday in mainland China. In 2017, the holiday will be October 1–8, combining the National Day holiday and a three weekend days.   […]

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Monday – Trash & Bash

Hello  Monday! We had a fun weekend Here we went out and did some Volunteering ! As a parent that schools  at home I look for local opportunities to get my son  &  family out and helping the community we live in.  The number One questions I get from friends and family is about – Social skills since he is schooled at home . I tell people they are opportunities out there – to be social  – Clubs, Church , and Community Events. You just need to look and find them and join  the fun.  Lisa                 Saturday – We Trashed & Bashed in Port Barre. A small town about 30 minutes away. It’s the starting point of – The Bayou Teche – this is a semi annul event to clean the water ways of trash.  Sponsored by TECHE Projects Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is a 135 long paddle trail through 4 parishes and 13 towns along the most historically and culturally significant bayou in Louisiana. Named by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana. Coming to visit – info below Water Trail info Trail Mission Statement The purpose of the Bayou Teche Paddle Trail is to provide education about the ecology, culture and history of Bayou Teche through low impact recreation opportunities.  The BTPT provides access for paddlers of all abilities and has several options for long and short trips to explore the unique […]

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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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Labor Day * Daiquiri

Today is going to be in the 80’s with humidity at 70% to cool off this Labor Day- My Local Daiquiri Shop- You don’t have one?  Yes -You can Drive up and order your choice of beverage. But If driving -Keep the lid on till you reach home. Lisa   a cocktail of rum, lemon or lime juice, and sugar, often with the addition of fruit and ice and mixed in an electric blender: a frozen banana daiquiri. Origin of daiquiri. 1915-1920. First recorded in 1915-20; named after Daiquirí, town on the east coast of Cuba. For those that still want to Celebrate – 2 cups of water 2 cups sugar 2 6oz. frozen lemonade 2- 6 oz. frozen limeade 1 -6 oz. can frozen lemon juice 1 fifth Rum 6 cups of water Take water/sugar -heat and make a simple syrup. Then you need a container that can go into the freezer. Place all ingredients inside the container -Stir. Let freeze overnight. Then Drink up. Because of the alcohol this will not freeze solid.    

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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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Sunday Monday Coffee

Coffee plays an important part in Louisiana – go to any house in South Louisiana and you will be served steaming cups of coffee. Just a way to say Welcome to our home. So on this Sunday -Welcome and Enjoy !    Lisa  Coffee has played an integral role in Louisiana history since the early 19th Century. In 1802, 1,438 bags of coffee arrived at the Port of New Orleans; just 50 years later, the city imported more than 530,000 bags, according to the Louisiana State Museum. The Port of New Orleans quickly became a port of choice for Latin American coffee planters because of its enviable position at the bottom of the Mississippi Valley and its ability to receive goods from the Caribbean and South and Central America. A great coffee  post about Louisiana  & New Orleans coffee         175 years of coffee  

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Happy National Arcadian Day

  Arcadian Memorial Events – Events for Today Celebrated in Louisiana – Arcadian Festival It’s a pretty special day here in Acadiana (who are we kidding. Every day is special around here). How do you plan on celebrating “National Acadian Day”? Lafayette Travel   National Acadian Day celebrates the origin, unique history and vibrant culture of the Acadian people of Canada. In 1605, […]

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