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Finding Magic in Books

Welcome to my Tuesday Book Post-

Hope you enjoyed today’s two books I posted today. Lynn Shurr- is a local author and you will find a touch of Louisiana in all her books.  The other book is a Western Romance – and who doesn’t love a Cowboy and a Texas Ranger. Both great reads – let Me know what you think .  Lisa

And check out – Lisa Book Blog @ LEL -for daily book post. Lisa Book Blog – Books of Course

Books & Reading to  means a time for magic / dreams. – I was that shy kid in school who always had her head in a book and worked at the Library and Dreamed  about places i would go or adventurers to be had  -while everyone else did other things like (sports) I still love to escape into a new book  at the end of the day – and find magic.   Lisa






New Releases 9/12


Lorelei James & 1,001 Dark Nights, Tripped Out: http://amzn.to/2imPORb
Jaci Burton, The Final Score: http://amzn.to/2iO56x7
Corinne Michaels, We Own Tonight: http://amzn.to/2wJ0TD7
Becca Jameson, Grizzly Promise: http://amzn.to/2wWmvO1
Jenika Snow & Jordan Marie, Ride My Beard: http://amzn.to/2wHivkg
Jenika Snow, Coal Miner: http://amzn.to/2wQWyiM
T.m. Frazier, The Outskirts: http://amzn.to/2fOuB5p
Rachel Van Dyken, Fraternize: http://amzn.to/2jGOqMU
Chelle Bliss & Meredith Wild, Misadventures of a City Girl: http://amzn.to/2mE48FK
Carrie Ann Ryan, Destiny Disgraced: http://amzn.to/2ob5uYI
Diana Gardin, Promise to Defend: http://amzn.to/2p0Lm0v
Lori Foster, Shohn: http://amzn.to/2tihv1Q
Laurelin Paige, Dirty Filthy Rich Love: http://amzn.to/2oqVfBx
Harper Sloan, Drunk on You: http://amzn.to/2gX6gdV
Willow Winters, Forget Me Not: http://amzn.to/2sgCQZS
Christina Lauren, Autoboyography: http://amzn.to/2suWXG0
Kendall Ryan, Dirty Little Secret: http://amzn.to/2ubHnxL
Lindsay McKenna, The Hidden Heart: http://amzn.to/2udJG52
Mari Carr, March Wind: http://amzn.to/2ti6sWK
MS Force, Delirious: http://amzn.to/2uMaOtR
Marissa Dobson, Undercover Agent: http://amzn.to/2fNttia


9/11 Never Forget –

In Remembrance-


Lesson Plans from 9/11 Memorial .org

It’s been 16 years since this event has happened. I will always remember sitting at my sons doctors getting ready for a check up as this came up on the TV screen.

Let’s always remember those that gave all – Lisa

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.



Happy Labor Day

Today is the first Monday of September and here that means it’s Labor Day. For lots its a 3 Day Holiday -for other it’s another Monday Morning. We are off of school this morning so everyone is sleeping late as Mom is up doing chores. Enjoy – Lisa



Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late 19th century and became a federal holiday in 1894. Labor Day also symbolizes the end of summer for many Americans, and is celebrated with parties, parades and athletic events. It’s also the un official last day of Summer as lots of schools wait until after the holiday to resume classes.

It is the largest sales day of the year for some retailers, second only to Black Friday, in the run up to Christmas.

Labor day is considered traditionally as the last day of the year to wear white.

As International Workers Day –

May 1 is also a national holiday in the Russian Federation and Asian countries such as China, Thailand, and Vietnam. The Labor Day holiday, or Labour Day, is celebrated in the United States and countries such as Australia and Canada at different times of the year.


So Celebrate by – Enjoying your Day . Be safe as lots of people are out on the roads today. And if you need any idea’s how to celebrate –

Here’s Some Idea ‘s  Pin for Labor Days



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 in September?


Morgan City, LA – Sep 1 to Sep 4, 2017. …

82nd Annual Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival

Lawrence Park, Berwick Bay & under the bridge

Downtown Historic District Morgan City, LA 70380

Shrimp & Petroleum Festival Cajun CoastA 5-day extravaganza paying tribute to two, time-honored industries, features great food, continuous free live music, arts & crafts, children’s activities, and traditional events, such as the blessing of the fleet and boat parade.


Sugar Cane Festival – New Iberia, LA – Sep 20 to Sep 24, 2017
Annual event for 70+ years hosted by the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association.

New Orleans Horror Film Festival – New Orleans, LA – Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
The NOHFF is held in the French Quarter at the Inn on Bourbon Hotel.

Alligator Festival – St. Charles Parish (Luling), LA – Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2017
Music, food, arts & crafts, golf tournament, 5K race and 1/2 mile kids run. Held at West Bank Bridge Park, it is a fundraiser for The Rotary Club of St. Charles Parish.

Louisiana Hot Air Balloon Championship Festival – Gonzales, LA – Sep 22 to Sep 23, 2017
A combination of hot air balloons, music, food and entertainment at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center. Admission is $2 for adults, free for kids 12 and under.

Tuesday * Library Time

Happy Tuesday -the last Tuesday of the month of August. Today I’am chatting about the 

Library –  History :


Library, traditionally, collection of books used for reading or study, or the building or room in which such a collection is kept. The word derives from the Latin liber, “book,” whereas a Latinized Greek word, bibliotheca, is the origin of the word for library in German, Russian, and the Romance languages.

Some of the earliest such institutions were founded in late 17th century England, such as Chetham’s Library in 1653, Innerpeffray Library in 1680 and Thomas Plume’s Library in 1704. In the American colonies, the Library Company of Philadelphia was started in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia, PA.

My Story- 

I’am a Bibliophile. A person who loves books.  Yes – there is a word for it. And No cure. But one of my favorite places to go to is the Public Library. And I am sorry to say we dont have one in this town but the Library’s books are available on line in a E form. Or I can drive 20 minutes to the next town small private library. What’s nice is that all the small  libraries are tied into a much larger system -which mean I can borrow books from all over the state. As a reader and Educator I love having that option , More Books – more fun.

So go visit your Li bray today and enjoy there vast collection -what ever your interest : Cook Books,Reference Romance, News and Magazines. Also the Library has special classes Reading time and computers to use. . A Library Card can open a new world to everyone – so give it a try. If you can’t get to  the  Library you can still borrow from here.  Lisa 

Do You Use the Over Drive option with your Library ? To borrow books.



OverDrive App


School Open ??

Monday Morning and Harvey’s rain is here.But school is On.



Because we are on line our school is still up and running -even without Power you can make adjustments to your schedule and have school.

Like  a traditional home school without the computers.

When warning start with the storm its time to start preparing -just in case of power lost. I check the coming weeks schedule and print any lessons that can be completed without power . Also I make sure we have books that needed to be read for class from the library or to enjoy. Being prepared is the most important thing to be ready for the storm.   Lisa 

Schooling with out power  plan-


  1. Books
  2. Writing practice sheets
  3. Math worksheets
  4. Science – weather report ,measure water.
  5. PE      yoga , stretching,
  6. Do some fun projects – measure things in kitchen and cook.( gas stove here )  Make craft projects -learn about color .

High School

  1. Books ( novel to read)
  2. Writing easy or Paper needing work on.
  3. Printed Math work sheet
  4. Science Fun- weather watch and measuring rain fall
  5. PE    yoga, Exercise ball or trampoline