Walmart Halloween Challenge 2017

Hey Caf-Fiends! It’s no secret that I am obsessed with Halloween and all things spooky as evident by my past Spooky Sunday posts (which are making a comeback!). I was recently challenged to find some Halloween essentials in Wal-Mart’s Halloween section for under $30.00. I have to say that I found some great costume pieces […]

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A New City To Call Home…

Well, after seven years in Chicago I’ve moved on. Last February I made the decision to move closer to my parents. Since my parents live in Southwest Louisiana, I decided to move to Austin, Texas. Yesterday was my first official day as a full Austinite. What does this mean? For the next couple of weeks, […]

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Think Like A Queen. Think Pink.

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and here in Lake Charles, an annual pageant called the Queen of Pink is held to raise funds for those with breast cancer to assist with their medical expenses.            The Queen of Pink Organization is a non-profit organization that gives financial assistance to residents of Calcasieu, […]

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Namaste For Some Stellar Coffee

Chelsea Gros Boudreaux, a Lake Charles native, met Carl Boudreaux, a Texan native, in high school. While they had classes together, it wasn’t until after high school that they officially met through mutual friends– a year later the two were married. In October of 2005, the Boudreauxs bought the Yoga Center of Lake Charles, established […]

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BURN BABY BURN: HEALTHY WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN

We all know sunburns turn our skin “lobster” red and itch like crazy, causing our skin to peel although those who are fortunate enough end up tanning. What you don’t know about the sun is that it can be poisonous to our bodies. While your body might seem impervious to sun damage now; later in […]

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5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE JOINING A QUIDDITCH TEAM

Quidditch, the fictional sport from Harry Potter, has gained popularity in the past couple years. There are international teams and collegiate teams that travel to competitions. It’s a fun experience to have in college and a great workout. However, there are some things you should know about Quidditch before joining.

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What Ever Happened To Old Fashioned Dating?

Hooking up. That seems like all people have time for and dating apps like Tinder, OkCupid, etc. are keeping the hook up culture alive. What ever happened to dating? To meet cutes? To locking eyes with strangers across the room and to someone asking you out?. Picking you up and handing you flowers?  Everything in […]

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Sharing the Love: A Q & A With Terri Bakes

Terri Kullerd Fontenot, a Moss Bluff native, wears many hats. Fontenot not only works on the Calcasieu Parish School Board, but she’s also a certified Wilton cake decorator and teaches classes at Michael’s, the Moss Bluff Senior Center, as well as private lessons. “Even Superman had a day job,” Fontenot laughed.

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VINTAGE, INDUSTRIAL, VENDORS. OH, MY!

Nestled under the metal dome of the West Cal Arena in the Louisiana heat, is an eclectic array of knick knacks, custom crafted jewelry, clothes, teacups turned into bird feeders and even custom wall art with hidden secret compartments.

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How To Order Coffee In 15 Countries

Hey, Caf-Fiends! This Thirsty Thursday we’re going to learn how to order a coffee in 15 countries around the world. I know I have a lot of international readers and if you’re from one of the countries in this post and the wording of your language is wrong, please let me know! Also, my keyboard […]

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