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.
Gingerbread Houses: People’s Choice Award Still Up For Grabs!
At least 20 award-winning gingerbread houses are on display at the Lake Charles CVB Welcome Center. They need you to decide who will take home the People's Choice Award!
Christmas Lights In The Lake Area
We have many opportunities in the Lake area to see Christmas light displays of all kinds! Here's a list so you can enjoy one of the season's simplest pleasures.
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, Nove…
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.
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Keeping Residents Updated On Harvey
Did you know the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury has a Facebook page? They do, and it's a great place to get information for SWLA on Harvey.
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.
Solar Eclipse 2017: NASA, What You’ll See, Fun Facts, & What’s The Big Deal! [VIDEO]
On Monday, August 21, 2017, over 500 million people will be treated to a sight that hasn't been visible to residents of our planet since 1979: a total solar eclipse. NASA has easy-to-read information about the event and viewing links on their website. A total solar eclipse only happens, on aver…