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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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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Coffee Lingo Everyone Should Know

Hey, Caf-Fiends! If you live in the United States in a good sized town, you can probably find a Starbucks on every corner. In Chicago, you certainly can. And while Starbucks may speak with terms like tall, grande, and venti other coffee shops don’t. Also, a Starbucks macchiato isn’t the same as a coffee shop […]

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Kopakama Cooperative

Hey, Caf-Fiends! I wanted to bring to you all two things–a life update and a story I recently read about the Kopakama Cooperative. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, then you already know that I’m a barista at Stellar Beans in Lake Charles, LA. I know, first I drink the coffee then I write […]

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Military Mondays: Family Strong

This Military Monday showcases the life of a military family while their loved one was deployed over seas in Afghanistan back in 2010. If you have a story to share about Growing Up Military, let me know.

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Calvary Catholic Cemetery—Evanston

Excitement coursed through our veins as music poured out of the car’s speakers. The right turn signal blinked slowly as we made the sharp turn into Calvary Cemetery.  The late afternoon light peeked through the orange and yellow leaves of the old trees. I pulled Phantom, my baby, over and grabbed my purse before locking […]

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My Supernatural Theory

I have a slight obsession with this TV show Supernatural. Well, it’s about to conclude it’s ninth season next week and then next year is the last season. When I watched the latest Supernatural episode, Stairway to Heaven, I kept getting this weird feeling. I thought I’d explain my theory on how I think Supernatural […]

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Surplus giraffe dissected in front of families

The gruesome event happened in Copenhagen. Marius, a two-year-old giraffe, was shot with a bolt pistol and then had an autopsy performed on him in front of visitors including those with families. When I first read about the event I was ashamed and shocked. Ashamed that the zoo wouldn’t allow the giraffe to be placed in […]

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