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)




Have you tried fotojet?

Foto jet –  Foto jet



Is a  photo editor, graphic design and Collage maker that I have been using to make all my signage. I use the FREE edition but there is a PAID version.

I’am not very computer savy so this program is easy to use with lots of premade forms and clip art. I can also download my own pictures to use. If you like me just start out and on No budget – I recommend using this program for all your needs. Need a facebook header – Go For It ! Party Invite -or Collage from your pictures  this can be done. Have fun creating what you need.   Lisa

Look for my fun projects using Fotojet.





My Facebook Header using Fotojet-

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Living Room Paint Idea’s

From Better Holmes & Garden –Better Holmes and Garden Decorating

2017  Color Palette

Inspired By Nature – Raspberry, Daffodil, Violet , Sky Blue and  Mushroom

i’am needing to repaint my living room this summer and looking outside to pick out colors. We have lived with beige to long,  I saw these colors and fell in love with the combo.

Do you have a favorite Decorating idea or Color? I’am looking for suggestions ! Lisa



Easter -Tradition and History

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Easter Eggs

Easter is a religious holiday, but some of its customs, such as Easter eggs, are likely linked to pagan traditions. The egg, an ancient symbol of new life, has been associated with pagan festivals celebrating spring. From a Christian perspective, Easter eggs are said to represent Jesus’ emergence from the tomb and resurrection. Decorating eggs for Easter is a tradition that dates back to at least the 13th century, according to some sources. One explanation for this custom is that eggs were formerly a forbidden food during the Lenten season, so people would paint and decorate them to mark the end of the period of penance and fasting, then eat them on Easter as a celebration.

Easter egg hunts and egg rolling are two popular egg-related traditions. In the U.S., the White House Easter Egg Roll, a race in which children push decorated, hard-boiled eggs across the White House lawn, is an annual event held the Monday after Easter. The first official White House egg roll occurred in 1878.

Easter Bunny

According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.”

Easter Candy

Easter is the second best-selling candy holiday in America, after Halloween. Among the most popular sweet treats associated with this day are chocolate eggs, which date back to early 19th century Europe. Eggs have long been associated with Easter as a symbol of new life and Jesus’ resurrection.

History Channel    – For more Easter traditions and Symbols


So do you have a favorite Easter Tradition?  Favorite Easter Candy?  Mine’s Cadbury Eggs

A family Traditin. – Check my Post on a Louisiana tradition of poking eggs.  Lisa

Saturday Post

Saturday Thoughts-

Today in South Louisiana its a beautiful Spring Day !

My Dad and Son are – Talking Turkey ! That’s hunting Spring turkey in the woods.


Time for some house hold chores -(Oh ! Fun)


And doing some Prep- for    Sunday  Lunch (posted tomorrow)

On the Menu – Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

CornBread Dressing and Vegetables!



Next Week we celebrate  Easter-

Crafts , Food , and Family Fun !

Friday – We will be live from the 13th Annual Crawfish Bowl/ Good Friday Party ! 

My family always celebrates in a big way- !  Lisa

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Friday post

Friday –

Thanks for coming along on my tour of – My Little Town  . Hopefully you enjoyed the tour . Today I leave you with the some pictures to enjoy  Lisa


There’s good reason that the town of Melville celebrates the catfish festival every October. Much of the town’s history and commerce are tied to the Atchafalaya River. Historically, the town made its fortune in river commerce and then as a crossing point for the railroad.

Documents also indicate that Melville had several fish docks and ice houses. By the turn of the century, 50 barrels of fish were being shipped from Melville each day.

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My Little Town- Melville, La.

Happy Monday !  It;s been a busy weekend –  reworking my site- so bear with me.

Storms came through this weekend  and knocked out power and internet. We are up today and everything is looking good. Typical weather for April .

As promised – I  thought I would introduce you to my little town in Louisiana.


Melville is – Melville is a town in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,376 at the 2000 census. It is part of the OpelousasEunice Micropolitan Statistical Area. It was founded in 1889 and is known as the Atchafalaya River Catfish Capital of Louisiana. (wikipedia)

That means – No traffic lights, no fast food but  lots of churches and great people.  Typical small town in South Louisiana. So enjoy this weeks post as I highlight – My Little Town.



Recipe  for Catfish-


Catfish    Courtbouillon

Fresh Catfish -cut up

1 large onion , chopped

1 cup onion tops. chopped

1/2 cup parsley chopped

1 can tomato sauce

1 tbsp. flour and oil

1 can water

salt & pepper to taste

In a heavy  pot – place oil let heat. While that happen- Season catfish with salt and pepper.Put in seasoned catfish ,onion,tops and parsley.Then pour in tomato sauce and a can of water -sprinkle the flour on top of all ingredients.  Stir and Cook in Covered pot until onions are cooked. About 30 minutes. Depends on amount of fish .

Hint –

* Don’t stir pot with spoon -shake the pot to keep from having the sauce stick.