Beak Squad at Baton Rouge Buddy Walk

Beak Squeak: Recent Happenings in Beak Squad

The Beak Squad is organized and run by Pelican team members to help promote fundraising and volunteering! At the beginning of each year, we choose a charity to support and raise money for! So far this year, we’ve hosted a number of “FUNdraisers” for our charity of the year, Down Syndrome Awareness Group. I’m so excited to share some of …

Credit cards in a stack

Credit Cards: Making Them Work for You

Credit cards have become a way of life for most of us today. They’re easy to use, convenient and safer than carrying around cash. They enable us to purchase what we need or want today and pay for it tomorrow. They’re a large piece of the equation to establishing a credit score, but it’s important to remember that they can …

Louisiana Swampland - Scary Rougarou Habitat

History of the Rougarou: Louisiana’s Werewolf

The full moon hangs high over the Louisiana swampland. The bright lights of the stars flicker in the murky licks of the waves near the towering, ominous Cypress trees. Frogs croak their songs in the distance and mosquitos buzz as they fly around looking for their next meal. There’s a howl in the near distance. It sounds like a wolf, …

Where to Get the Best Brunch in and Around Baton Rouge

Let’s talk about a serious subject in Louisiana: brunch. Especially in Baton Rouge, brunch is one of the most important meals of the day—if not THE most important, depending on who you ask. With brunch staples like the bloody mary, mimosas, shrimp and grits, and chicken and waffles, it’s no wonder our city loves this meal so much. Brunch lovers …

Best Places to Take Pictures in Louisiana

Anyone that knows me will tell you that I love to take me some pictures! One of the best things about Louisiana is the amount of great locations you can take photographs. I’m all about saving some money so I’ve only listed a few that require special fees to take photos. You’ll notice when looking for the best or most …

Pile of Money - Dolla Dolla Bills, y'all

Budgeting for Your Lifestyle

For most people, the “B” word, budget, usually suggests a strict adherence to spending a designated amount of money on a monthly basis. In other cases, being on a budget represents a sacrificial lifestyle. In either case, maintaining a budget is viewed as rigid and simply boring. It’s regarded as a spending lifestyle that has no spontaneity or planned fun …

How I Learned My Family History for Free

How I Learned My Family History for Free

I’m not quiet about my love for libraries. I’ve written about some of the great free services libraries offer before, and I’m always down for a trip to check out the new movies or shows they have available to check out (it’s a great place to get free check outs for Game of Thrones). One of my favorite free services …