Sunday Update

Good Morning ! Sunday bring in a Cold front into Louisiana- and a busy week here @ LEL-

School is back after -Spring break just about a month left.

So what’s going on next week here-

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I’am doing a week of short projects that will be the perfect gift.

Don’t forget  – LEL Book Club  ( for great book suggestions for MOM)

                            Thursday ‘s – Supper Club  ( Recipes suggestion for Mother Day)

 

 

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Earth Day – April 22,2017

 

Saturday !   We Celebrate  Earth Day ! What are you doing today to help celebrate?

Go outside and Enjoy the Earth   !   Lisa

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Here some Activities for the kids

Earth Day Coloring pages

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Let’s Read a Book –   Amazon Buy Link

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Crawfish Time in the Country

Thursday – is usually my Food Post. But this week I’am changing it up for you.

Tomorrow is Good Friday and my family does it’s annual Crawfish Boil in the Country and Easter Egg Hunt.  I thought I would share that Live tomorrow to Celebrate!

But today I’am cooking my desert (Yes -I will share)  and give you a little background on

Crawfish

are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are related; taxonomically, they are members of the superfamilies Astacoidea and Parastacoidea. They breathe through feather-like gills. Some species are found in brooks and streams where there is running fresh water, while others thrive in swamps, ditches, and rice paddies. ( from Wikipedia)

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This is the 13th annual events for friends and family to come together and enjoy family, fun and good foods. Everyone brings extras and deserts and they cook massive amount of crawfish.

How to Cook them-

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Let’s Eat

Start with a large one to learn on.

Hold the head in one hand and the tail in the other.

Twist the head from the Tail. ( Sucking the fat from the Head

is optional )

Take the tail and carefully peel off the top two rings.

Then Pinch the end of the tail and pull the Tail from the shell.

  • The tail meat is not very large so sit and have fun while doing this most people can eat about 5lb of crawfish and it takes a while to peel. Usually Potatoes and Corn is in the Crawfish Pot to help fill you up.  Enjoy    Lisa

 

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Wednesday – Easter Egg Hunt

Happy Wednesday – Hope you have enjoyed our Easter Fun!

 

Today is Easter Party Time-

Did You know that the White House has had an Easter Roll since-1878 on the South Lawn of the White House.

 

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This Years  is April 17   and all the info and Live broadcast can be found here

White House Roll 2017

 

Easter Egg Hunt Idea’s

 

Having Bad Weather ? How about follow the Bunny Tracks – around the house to find the hidden eggs.

How about a scavenger -egg hunt- Pass out basket and Collect certain items – ( clues about egg color, bunny hidden candy )

How about alphabet Bingo  eggs- Hand out cards with words- Write letters on plastic eggs (let them collect letters to spell words on there cards and  play like bingo .

 

Does your family have a Easter tradition? Are you planning an Easter Egg hunt?

 

 

Our Family Egg Hunt Is Held on Good Friday – with our annual Crawfish Bowl!

 

 

Easter Book for the Kids-

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Free on Kindle at this time

Children’s Books : First & Last Easter Egg Hunt
Bedtime Stories For Kids and Kindle Unlimited

When the Easter Bunny finds two little girls awake, waiting for him, he decides to
Fairy tale for children ‘s books in Holidays & Celebrations For Easter. The kids learn about the sharing for friends , the life .The series for easter have 3 stories. You can collect for kindle/book for Bedtime Stories For Kids.

 

  • The Sunrise Egg
  • First & Last Easter Egg Hunt
  • The Amazing Adventure of Tim and the Easter Bunny

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    An older sister who thinks she’s too old for Easter Egg Hunts, takes her little brother for his first hunt and helps him get eggs.

 

Good Bye Dandelion

Crayons

In case you missed the announcement Dandelion is being retired from the Box of 24 colors. Check your boxes  – Now!

Dandelion — that bright yellow hue — is the crayon retiring to the Crayola Hall of Fame, calling the color “an adventurous spirit” with “a case of wanderlust.”

It was introduced in 1990, after the Crayola Hall of Fame inducted its first eight members.Eight colors were  — Maize, Lemon Yellow, Blue Gray, Raw Umber, Green Blue, Orange Red, Orange Yellow and Violet Blue — were retired in 1990.

It’s Replacement  a shade of blue – to be named this summer. With a contest to name the color.

 

Do you have a favorite color in the box of crayons? Do you have a favorite Memory ?

I love the smell of a fresh box of crayons – Reminds me of the first day of school.

 

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Dandelion  Uses

Make Jelly

Dandelion  Liqueur

Eat the Greens

Make Fertilizer

Infuse  Oil

 

 

Saturday’s reflections –

My little town is quite this morning.  Everyone is having a late start today but looks like a beautiful day=

Family Plans for the day is doing some grocery shopping, plan Sunday meal and doing some chores. 

I already have my coloring for Day 18 0for # thedailymarkerchallenge  up and making plans for next week.

 

Next week is my Daddy;s 86th birthday on March 21st. I’am a southern girl and my Dad is always number one. To help celebrate his birthday – I will be sharing some favorite birthday memories , recipes for our favorite cake and some great party idea’s and decorations. Looking forward to hearing about your special day.

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Do you have a special tradition for your birthday? Favorite party from childhood?  Be sure to share-   Lisa

And if you have a March birthday –   Happy Birthday! 

St. Patrick Day Celebrations

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St Patrick Day event

It’s St. Patrick’s Day week and Louisiana has the festivities to prove it. Don some green and check out one of these events this weekend.

  • Patty In The Parc is 6 p.m. Friday at Parc International in downtown Lafayette. The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration features Better than Ezra and Wayne Toups this year.
  • St. Paddy’s Bicycle Parade and Festival is Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Kiroli Park in West Monroe.
  • Patty in the Plaza is Saturday in Festival Plaza in Shreveport. Gates open at 5 p.m., and the party goes until 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the gate, with special pricing for kids.
  • Fatty’s St. Patty’s Block Party starts at 6 p.m. Friday and will feature the Seratones, The Bristol Hills, a pig roast, ice cream and drinks on Clyde Fant Parkway in Shreveport. There is no admission.
  • Wearin’ of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Baton Rouge starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the corner of Hundred Oaks at South Acadian Thruway.
  • Iowa Rabbit Festival is Friday and Saturday at the Burton Coliseum Complex in Lake Charles. The annual event features live music and cook-offs.
  • Amite Oyster Days is Friday through Sunday in downtown Amite. The festival starts at 3 p.m. Friday and features live entertainment, carnival rides, vendors and plenty of oysters.
  • Louisiana Redbud Festival is Saturday on Northwest Front Street in Vivian. Events run all day, including music on the square, a parade, food and arts and craft booths.
  • Festival of Live Oaks is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at New Iberia City Park. There will be an Easter egg hunt, arts and crafts, music, workshops, pony rides, barbecue cook-off and refreshments