National Go Fishing Day * Let’s celebrate with a recipe



Plan Your Fishing Vacation Louisiana is legendary fishing territory, Anglers from around the world come to the Pelican State for their pick of gulf, bayou, lake, or river fishing excursions. Use the resources on this page to find out trips

You can find a wide variety of freshwater fish along the coast of Louisiana waiting to be caught including:

  • Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Sunfish
  • White Crappie
  • Black Crappie
  • White Bass
  • Striped Bass
  • Catfish

Today we celebrate going fishing a past time enjoyed by many. As a child my Grandfather would take all the kids to the river to spend the afternoon trying to catch river catfish. But sometimes we would come home empty. Now I buy my fish at the market unless so family is sharing fish from a days catch. 



Today Recipe : 

Baked speckled trout

Fillets of speckled trout

1 1/2 stick of butter (melted)


Bread crumbs ,salt & pepper crushed pecans ,seasoning

Preheat oven 350. Soak fish in Milk for 2 to 3 hours. Drain fish and season. Roll in bread crumbs,pecans & seasoning .  Then Melt 1/2 stick of butter and place in baking  dish. Place fish  on top of melted butter in the pan  and cover with the rest of the butter . Bake for 20 minutes. Lisa 


Summer time * Flip Flops Fun

Last year, Americans spent $2.6 billion on arguably the most popular shoe of summertime – the flip-flop.

And I  missed celebrating  Yesterday was national Flip Flop Day but wanted to honor a  Summer time favorite this Saturday in June.  So put your flip flop on and enjoy!!!

Do you have a favorite pair? Favorite Company or material ?  Or hate them ? 

The Does & Don’t of Wearing  Flip Flops flip flop rules

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History Lessons :

The name “flip flop” comes specifically from the sound the sandals make when they slap between the sole of your foot and the floor. This particular type of sandal originated as early as the Ancient Egyptians in 4000 BC, and the oldest known pair is on display at the British Museum from 1500 BC.

As for the modern-day flip-flop, its origins trace back to Japan, said Elizabeth Semmelhack, curator of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto.

During World War II, Japan was big into rubber production. It took over rubber tree plantations across Southeast Asia.

“Obviously, they lose the rubber regions after the war, but the industry itself was still viable,” Semmelhack said.

In the 1950s, Japan began shipping rubber flip-flops to the U.S. as one of its earliest exports after the war. They were marketed as Zoris, Japanese thongs typically made of straw.

The rubber ones where made popular by American housewives wearing them around the house and later spread to others. And a craze began!

So no mater what color.price or material we love our flip flops and enjoy wearing your favorite pair today. As you enjoy the Summer.


Summer Fun * Pool Safety

With June comes Hot weather ! And the kids are drawn to the pool –

This weekend  the temperature will be in the 90’s and everyone will be in the pool. Swimming and having fun. but accidents happen.  So today is a perfect time to go over the basic safety rules.

– Need help Red Cross Pool Safety

Red Cross also offers CPR / First Aid classes if needed.


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Pool Safety Rules :

  • Keep toys away from the pool when the pool is not in use.
  • Empty blow-up pools after each use.
  • No tricycles or other riding toys at poolside.
  • No electrical appliances near the pool.
  • No diving in a pool that is not deep enough.
  • No running on the pool deck.

Pool Fences

Children can climb out a window, through a doggy door, or sneak out a door to get to the back yard and the pool. To prevent small children from entering the pool area on their own, there should be a fence that completely surrounds the pool or spa. Combined with the watchful eyes of an adult, a fence is the best way to protect your child and other children who may visit or live nearby.

Pool fences should also:

  • Be climb-resistant and should not have anything alongside it (such as lawn furniture) that can be used to climb it.
  • Be at least 4 feet high and have no footholds or handholds that could help a child climb it.
  • Have no more than 4 inches between vertical slats. Chain-link fences are very easy to climb and are not recommended as pool fences. If they must be used, the diamond shape should not be bigger than 1¾ inches.
  • Have a gate that is well maintained and is self-closing and self-latching. It should only open away from the pool. The latches should be higher than a child can reach – 54 inches from the bottom of the gate.
  • For above-ground pools always keep children away from steps or ladders. When the pool is not in use, lock or remove the ladders to prevent access by children.



Parks & Recreation  : Please contact them for more information in your area. Some  offer  swimming lessons , life guard training  and first aid  lessons to the public. Lisa

Not Always a Bridesmaid Collection

Happy Friday -we are half way through June !

Today is all about : Weddings to start off this weekend a great book.


book link


The Professional Bridesmaid
To help three co-workers coordinate their weddings, Skye Wilson must act as a bridesmaid for them. Skye dreams of becoming a wedding planner and needs to start somewhere and reluctantly agrees. Just when the wedding arrangements and her plans started going wrong, she meets Chasen Dantrell, a handsome limousine driver.
Chasen has a growing limo business. He loves his job but the long hours of waiting by himself wear on him. That is until a cute, blue-eyed bridesmaid named Skye stumbles his way.
As their two worlds become more and more entwined with each wedding they work, Skye wonders if she’ll ever be a bride and would it be Chasen at the end of the aisle with a ring?

The Undecided Bride
When Steven, the man of Bridgette North dreams, proposes she automatically says yes until her fiancé’s constant pressure for a speedy wedding has her questioning his motives and love. Now she is undecided whether she wants to marry him.
Mason is hired to trick Bridgette into marrying Steven quickly to ensure a promotion but ends up falling head-over-heels in love instead.
Can Mason explain his deceit and still win her heart?
And will Bridgette be willing to risk her heart one more time?

Red, White, and Bridesmaid
Jess Caldwell is the third in line to wear the mistletoe headband until she’s kissed. But it’s her best friend Kara’s wedding, Jess needs to keep her mind on designing the flowers and not on the fact that Kara’s older brother, Darrin, who she’s had a crush on for years will be there.
Darrin’s happy to be moving home, and what is even more of a pleasant surprise is seeing her again. Jess isn’t the geeky girl he remembered when he left. But after all the mean things he said in the past, will she give him another chance?
When things at the wedding go wrong, more than fireworks fly for this 4th of July wedding.
Will love be in the air?

The Reluctant Bride
Penelope Moore’s last boyfriend had no qualms about cheating even after he professed his undying love. As a wedding event planner Penelope has seen plenty of happily-ever-after. But with her terrible luck in the relationship department, she is reluctant to believe it will ever happen to her.
Ferguson enjoyed the freedom of bachelorhood until he met his last girlfriend. He considered her the love of his life until she betrayed him. Without his consent, she used his professional experience and knowledge as a private investigator to write and publish a best-selling novel. Ferguson couldn’t forgive her underhanded deceit and ended their relationship.
When Ferguson meets Penelope he is once again willing to risk his heart, but Penelope isn’t as trusting. Just when he is beginning to win the beautiful event planner’s heart, his ex-girlfriend arrives in town and causes heartache all over again.
Can Penelope and Ferguson trust each other and their hearts enough to get their happily-ever-after?


Biography :  Sharon Kleve

Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband and two cats. When not writing, and working full-time, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cats and a good book or in the kitchen making cheese or baking sourdough bread or bagels.

Sharon is a multi-published author of contemporary romance with over twenty stories published in eBook, paperback, on audio and translated into six different foreign languages. She has written New Adult and Romantic Suspense, but what brings her the most joy is writing Romantic Comedies.

She loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few laughs and maybe a few bumps and bruises along the way.

Amazon Author Page:


My ARC Review : I don’t know about you but we have all been bridesmaids. The terrible dress ,bridezillias and wedding problems was very real to me. I felt each of these women joys and problems as they plan and enjoy there weddings day.

Skye in book 1 just wants to make friends and maybe find a new career path. But being a bridesmaid leads to so much more. As in  each book a wedding is the catalyst each women needs to find love with the one she is meant for. A truly wonderful read with great characters perfect for wedding season that is happening this June. Lisa

National Nail Polish Day *

Happy June 1st  & It’s  Friday !!!


Today is National Nail Polish Day !! Now that it’s Summer time we can add in our toes in to match are do you ?

Was  invented by beloved and behemoth nail care company essie. The brand has declared Jun. 1 as the first-ever National Nail Polish Day. Because why not! So how does one celebrate this super cute holiday? With a manicure, of course!

Here’s some fun facts :

  • Nail Techs Are Solo Artists: A Majority Are the Only Tech in the Salon
  • Nails Are a Second Career: 41% of Techs Start Beauty School After 30
  • Thursdays Surpass Saturdays as the Busiest Day of the Week

Fun Facts: 

  • You can be allergic to nail polish:
  • Your nail polish color isn’t a “random” choice:  Color and human emotions are absolutely linked,
  • You should store your polish in the fridge: You might want to make some room in between your eggs and milk for your polish. Storing it in the fridge increases the shelf life of polish, but make sure you store it upright to avoid spilling.
  • Darker nail polish peels faster: We’re suckers for dark polish, but due to higher pigmentation, darker polishes chip faster.


Who Has the fun of naming nail polish ? Well at OPI a team does it and at Essie the owner does it, 

Want to make your own  DIY Nail Polish directions





Blogs on the Move*

News for June ! We are making changes for the new month as life changes.

My food blog ( Lisa Recipe Box blog) and my craft blog ( Scissors, Paper and Stamps ) is moving in together to form Lisa’s Daily Grind. A creative blog dedicated to food and crafts.

Don’t worry I will still be updating here at Lisa Everyday Life with Foodie Thursday. Lisa