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.
Southwest Louisiana Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
The countdown is on to Fat Tuesday (2/28)! Parades and chicken runs are scheduled throughout southwest Louisiana, and we don't want you to miss a minute of the purple, green and gold fun of Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras Flash Mob Proposal Caught On Video (Game On, Guys!)
This Mardi Gras flash mob proposal caught the attention of everyone in the crowd at Galveston's Carnival celebration!
Mardi Gras Gumbo Cook-Off Is Saturday!
Bring your appetite to the Lake Charles Civic Center on Saturday, February 25! The World Famous Cajun Extravaganza and Gumbo Cook-Off will be in full swing to help celebrate Mardi Gras.
Tracy’s Pot: What Women Really Want For Valentine’s Day
I got a pot for Christmas. What, you might ask, does this have to do with what women want for Valentine's Day? My answer is: PLENTY!
Lake Charles Museum Has Most Mardi Gras Costumes In The World!
According to louisianatravel.com, the Mardi Gras Museum of Imperial Calcasieu has "more Mardi Gras costumes that can be found in one place than anywhere in the world!"
My Post-Inauguration Bubble Was Blissful – How I Handled The Overload
I don't know about you, but within a few hours of President Trump being sworn in, I was on information (or, to be fair, misinformation) overload. Even benign websites featured posts of someone lashing out at someone else. I think the completely distasteful signs being held up by children was th…
“The Millennial Question” And An Answer From A Not-So-Millennial
"The Millennial Question" video has been shared thousands of times since it hit Facebook. Here's the video, and a response from a not-so-millennial.
Christmas Shipping- How To Get Gifts There On Time!
It's important to make sure Christmas gifts, especially for the children, get where they need to be when they need to be there. You have a few shipping options, and some things you shouldn't put on Santa's shipping truck.
Duck & Goose Season Is Open– Changes You Need To Know About Before Hunting
Duck and goose season opened Saturday morning, and hunters loaded up, literally, to sit in the blind to wait for their opportunity to bag their limits. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' online publication for the 2016-2017 hunting season states there are several major changes,…
Why Are These Tracy’s Favorite Christmas Songs?
I love Christmas music. With the exception of two songs, I enjoy the majority of the festive tunes, but I do have my favorites and I have my reasons!
Christmas Events Happening In The Lake Area Through The Holidays
As you make your list and check it twice before the big day arrives, you may want to take a look at this list we've put together of Christmas events happening in Lake Charles and the southwest Louisiana area. Oh, what fun it would be to take a break from the busy-ness of the season and enjoy an…
Christmas Break In SWLA Is WHEN?- A Parish By Parish List
The Christmas and New Year holidays both fall on a weekend this year. The schedule for when students are out for the break may surprise you! We thought a parish by parish list might help.