I am incredibly blessed that the fine folks at TSM allow me to do what I enjoy every day. I am married to my high school sweetheart, and he still makes me feel like the prettiest girl in the room (even though I wake up looking like a troll!). I adore him, our three children, and our grand-daughter who calls me "Gigi." I love the beach and spending quiet weekends with my husband at home listening to great country music! I cut my teeth back in the day on Randy Travis, George Strait, The Judds, Reba, and Garth Brooks. However, I am a fan of today's stars like Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Drake White, and all the other talented musicians paving their own paths.
Festival International Pass Means Short Lines And Clean Potties!
Festival International means fun, but also long drink lines and port-a-potties. Organizers have designed the Festival Pass Program so you can avert both!
Wristbands Only For Purchases At Festival International
No cash. No tickets. You will only be able to purchase drinks and merchandise at Festival International this year if you have a wristband. And it needs to be loaded with cash. Registration for the RFID wristband payment system began April 13.
Where Do I Park For Festival International?
Where do I park for Festival International? It's probably one of the most frequently asked questions. Here are the suggestions for getting to Acadiana's biggest music event.
Grammy Winners To Glamtronic Slated For Festival International
Festival International takes over downtown Lafayette Wednesday, 4/25, through Sunday, 4/29. "International" is the operative word, as the entertainment lineup features everything from homegrown Grammy winners like Terrence Simien to the Czech Republic glamtronic/electro-pop group Mydy Rabycad.
Cajun Cutie Baking Big Dreams All By Herself!
Five-year-old Evelyn Sigur's baking talents rival those of most folks five times her age, and her big dream is to prove she is the best pint-sized baker of them all. She baked the cupcakes you see in the video for her own birthday on April 16!
Take The Kids On A Train Ride!
My mother looks for every opportunity to have fun with and educate her grandchildren. She has decided that a train ride would be a fantastic adventure for them. Did you know you can an Amtrak back and forth from Lafayette to Lake Charles in an afternoon for about $30 per person? What an adventure!
Record Number Of TOPS Graduates & Lawmakers May Change The Rules
Louisiana's Department of Education says a record number of graduates have met the requirements necessary to receive a TOPS award. The news comes as representatives are scheduled to debate bills Thursday that would change the state's scholarship program.
Mardi Gras Tunes And Their Titles
As with any celebration in south Louisiana, there's music involved! Here's a parade of Mardi Gras tunes and the artists who perform them.
Things You Need To Know Now About The Tax Bill
Lots of information is available about the tax reform bill, but here's a few things you need to know now before the new year starts.
Christmas Shipping Deadline This Week!
If you need to get those presents to a place far, far away, it's best to ship this week in order to save money. You can ship it closer to Christmas Day, but you'll pay premium rates to make sure those gifts end up under the tree.
Basic Training: The Soldier’s Creed
I am an American soldier. It's first line of The Soldier's Creed, and the second line of the latest letter I received from my son. Those words are worth more than gold to me.
Basic Training: Holding My Breath
I had no idea I was holding my breath until I got a message from a reliable source saying my son passed his PT test. My son, my youngest child who graduated from high school this year, is currently in basic training for the Louisiana Army National Guard. He is scheduled to graduate on Thursday, November 30, 2017.
Basic Training: Thank God For Facebook
Facebook is the place so many of us turn when we want to find out what's going on in our little corner of the world. When my son began his basic training journey, I searched for average folks like me on the world's most popular social media site who may have the answers.
Basic Training: Phone Addiction Redefined
We shake our heads at those folks who are buried in their devices 24/7. When families send their loved ones off to basic training, they redefine the term "phone addiction."
Basic Training: The Hardest Thing I’ve Endured As A Mom
I was so proud when my son joined the National Guard! I thought I was prepared for him to ship to basic training, but it's the hardest thing I've ever endured.
Time To Shop: When To Save Big On What
Trying to save money while redoing my house, I discovered great advice on expert websites about how to save on everything from travel to treadmills. The secret is when to buy.
One South La Man Buries His Storm Anxiety In Sand (Grab A Tissue)
As Harvey was emerging into the Gulf, one south Louisiana man's storm anxiety level was off the charts. Then he went to a sandbag location and gained a new perspective.
New Lake Charles VA Clinic Set To Open Monday, Volunteers Still Needed [VIDEO]
The new VA outpatient clinic in Lake Charles is scheduled to open on Monday to serve veterans in southwest Louisiana. They need volunteers who can be a positive influence in the facility.
Facebook Jail: How Not To Go There
Facebook jail is a thing. The administrators will block you from posting or delete your account if commit "violations." Here's some tips on how not to go there.
Lafayette Youth Soccer Association (LYSA) Fall Registration Is Open!
If you live in Lafayette Parish and have a youngster who is interested, it's soccer time! LYSA registration is now open for children ages 3-18.