A New City To Call Home…

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, you all will be seeing posts about the following:

  • Shopping Hauls (thrift store furniture, etc.)
  • Moving Vlogs (yes, you might see my face)

I have a list of new blog posts for this upcoming year. Be on the lookout for more lifestyle posts as well as restaurant reviews as I explore this awesome city!

Since it’s October (my favorite month) starting tomorrow I will be posting Halloween themed blog posts every other day.

Well, that’s it for now, my fellow Caf-Fiends!

Here’s to a new chapter in my life and more fun posts in the future.


Think Like A Queen. Think Pink.

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, Beauregard, Cameron, Jeff Davis, and Allen Parish who have breast cancer. Once a month a one-time gift of $500 is given to each recipient. The aid is to cover the patient’s treatment and other breast cancer-related expenses.

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Namaste For Some Stellar Coffee

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 in 1998 by Janet Houtz, as Hurricane Rita was rolling into town. “I started practicing yoga the previous year or so before and was looking into becoming certified. After a while, the Yoga Center became available for sale and all avenues of our life led us down the path to purchase it,” said Boudreaux.

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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 life, that won’t be the case.



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.


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 today’s society is too fast paced. We all suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) when it comes to dating and are constantly looking for the next best thing.

We need to slow it down. We need to know that we can still date without feeling like we have to take our clothes off.

Harlan Cohen, the author of the Naked Roommate, wrote a book titled “Naked Dating: Five Steps to Finding the Love of Your Life (While Fully Clothed and Totally Sober).” In his book, Cohen talks about ways to find the love of your life without having to hook up.

Here are five steps to finding happiness with yourself and to find a significant other.

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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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