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Goodbye Cindy 

Tropical storm Cindy came in bring rain and wind. All safe. Lisa

Have a great day !


Wedding Post # 15

We are half way through this month of June Wedding . And my thoughts turn to flowers

Your wedding flowers may be a large part of your wedding budget, so it’s important to find wedding centerpieces and wedding bouquets that you love.



This is doodle # 15 – My bouquet  was a hand tied bunch of long steam roses. The Roses where Red/White Bi Color Roses. All the other roses we used where Red American Beauty -used on the top of the cake, church and centerpiece.  Lisa 


Check out these newest trends in wedding flower Bride

Checkout  Wedding flower boards here- Pinterest


Who pays for the flowers? 

Bride and family pay for floral arrangements for the ceremony (including a chuppah if it’s a Jewish wedding ceremony) and reception, plus bouquets and corsages for bridesmaids and flower girls. Groom and family pay for the bride’s bouquet, boutonnieres for men and corsages for mothers and grandmothers.

Flower Trends of 2017 >Country Living


Dad & Figs

Thursday – food find i in honor of my Dad with Father’s Day this weekend-



All   Things  Figs – 



It’s Fig time in Louisiana and my Dad is hard at work. Every Year he picks them, clean them and makes preserves -so that he can give them away. That’s just my Dad . 

Need a recipe – Food.com


Need a recipe – Quick and Easy Fig Cake   @    Lisa Recipe Box

Happy Sewing Machine Day !

Happy Sewing Machine Day !  If you are like me today is a special day to you. So clean up your machine in honor of Sewing Machine Day !  Lisa


The invention of the sewing machine by Connecticut native Elias Howe in 1846 touched off a technological, industrial, and social revolution. By making possible the manufacture of inexpensive clothing, it greatly speeded up the pace of industrialization (which had begun only a few decades earlier with the inventions of the spinning jenny, power loom, and cotton gin) and led to the building of newer, larger, and more modern textile mills, such as the Willimantic Linen Company’s great granite Mill Number Two and modern brick Mill Number Four. By changing the way that clothing was manufactured, it spelled the end of cottage industry and the old putting out system and ushered in the age of the sweatshop. By appealing to middle class homemakers, it facilitated the Cult of Domesticity and provided middle class women with the opportunity to prove that they could master complex machinery. Widely available a half century before typewriters or automobiles, more than any other machine the sewing machine came to symbolize women’s work in the modern era.Mill Museum

Sewing Machine Care-


Regular upkeep should keep your machine in tip-top shape. Store your sewing machine under a dust cover at room temperature in a dry place. Use only new, high-quality thread to reduce interior lint buildup, and regularly unplug the machine and dust inside the bobbin case with a soft cosmetic brush.

Brush lint and dust from around the machine area each time it is used. Change needles often. A bent or dull needle will not only damage your fabric, but yourmachine as well. Be sure your hands are clean before using your sewing machine

A screw driver will come with the machine.
  • Clean the feed dog. Remove the bobbin. Use the brush supplied to clean the area. Remove the bobbin case. …
  • Lubricate the points in the instructional manual with 1-2 drops of sewing machine oil. Turn the handwheel until the hook race is in the left position. Replace the hook.

Basic Tips – Sewing Machines -fixit


Happy Red Rose Day !

Happy Red Rose Day ! 




Red Rose Day is dedicated to red roses, which represent love. It’s fitting that Red Rose Day takes place in June, as roses have just come into full bloom, and more weddings happen during this month than any other. They are the most popular cut flower, as well as the most popular flower to grow.

*Lisa fact- I used red roses for my wedding flowers. 

My Dad and Roses- 


This one came from my garden – a gift from my Dad. But my Dad’s roses are always wonderful. My Dad’s garden/ yard wins prizes for there beauty. I’am sorry to say I missed that gene – but these roses are easy to grow with little help. Lisa

Road Trip – Automobiles

It’s Road Trip Time as We take a  Car Drive  down – Hwy 190 in Louisiana  from Krotz Springs – Lafayette.  These food spots are some of the best in the state- 

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We start  with Kracklin & Meat Pies in Krotz Springs

Mon’s Fried Chicken Port Barre

Savoie’s Sausage – Home of great sausage and meats

Billy’s Boudin and Cupids Daiquiris – Opelousas

Two Sister Taco – Lafayette

Trains , Planes and Automobiles


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Today is Trains – day .

Rail transportation in the United States consists primarily of freight shipments, while passenger service, once a large and vital part of the nation’s passenger transportation network, plays a limited role as compared to transportation patterns in many other countries.1950s and 1960s: Drastic decline in passenger travel in the United States, due to automobiles and also airplanes, as first jetliners take to the air. Railroads respond through mergers and attempts to shed unprofitable trains and rail routes.


My  town has raised train tracks that run around town. As the trains go bye you can here the noise of the fast moving trains. I’am always wondering whats in the containers and where will there destination be. At one time Melville had a depot and passengers got on and off. Now all we have are the long line of train moving on the tracks.

Interested in traveling by Train  Amtrak

Ready to create your own adventure? Taking the train across America with the USA Rail Pass is an excellent way to see the United States from a different point of view. There are over 500 destinations in the Amtrak system and all you have to do is choose how long you want to travel.

Sounds great, doesn’t it. Let’s get started with the basics. Read on for all the details.

  • Advance purchase your USA Rail Pass.
  • Make your travel reservations.
  • Visit a station to pick up your USA Rail Pass and your tickets.
  • Start your travel and enjoy the journey.


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If you are a Mom like me my son loved Thomas the Train – we spent a many of ours playing with trains, watching TV and Movies and going to appearances. Thomas and Friends PBS kids

For more fun Activities

Thomas the Train


Tomorrow is Plane day !  Lisa


Saturday is National Bubbly Day

Saturday – In Louisiana is another Day of Rain in the Forecast . A great day to get some project done in the craft room or read a book. That’s whats on my planner. Lisa




But don’t forget today is National Bubbly Day !  So open a bottle of bubble or go outside and blow some Bubbles . Enjoy your Day – Make it Special.


Summer Reading Camps

Hello Friday – It’s another wet day in Louisiana but schools out here and I’am thinking about Summer Break.  One fun thing you can do is – a Summer Reading Camp !

Why Reading Camp ?

The research is clear that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect.


Welcome to Summer Reading 2017! BUILD A BETTER WORLD!



What is Summer Reading?

  • A free 8-week program at branches of the Public Library that encourages babies, children, tweens, teens and adults to read throughout the summer.
  • Set your own reading goals, read at your own pace wherever you’re most comfortable, and visit the library once each week to collect fun incentive prizes.
  • There are free special events and workshops in our libraries all throughout the Summer Reading Program!
  • So check out your local library and join in the fun. 

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Barnes & Nobles Summer Reading Program Website

Check your  local store for events and calendar



Scholastic  Summer Camp sign up here

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More Idea’s from  We Are Teachers –Summer Reading links


What are your kids doing this summer? My son is also doing a Cyber Camp in July  – just another way to keep learning doing the Summer.   Lisa