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, …

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 …

Christmas Club

What is a Christmas Club Account?

Picture it: Louisiana, December 1. You’re scrambling to save money for Christmas presents, and you’re worried that you don’t have enough in your savings account to get everything you need to buy. If you’re pulling from your monthly allotted budgets, money will end up being a little tight for your family until January so that you can get your shopping …

Makin’ Groceries in the Fast Lane: Pack Your Pantry Shopping Spree

Screams of joy echo through the aisles of Carter’s Supermarket in Walker, Louisiana, as long-time Pelican member Lauren Edwards races down the aisles of the store, grabbing as many groceries as she can before the two-minute countdown hits zero. Members of the Pelican team and Lauren’s family cheer her on as she tries to grab everything she needs to host …

Louisiana-Based Animal Charities

6 Louisiana Animal Charities That Need Donations

I enjoy doing my part and giving back to others when I can. Animal-focused and local charities hold a special place in my heart, and each for their own reasons. The animal-focused charities get their start due to one individual having an enormous heart and passion for animals that can’t speak up for themselves, and the local charities are started …

Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival

Spotlight On: Denham Springs Antique Village Spring Festival

Each year, we get the pleasure of sponsoring and presenting two of our favorite festivals in Louisiana—the Denham Springs Antiques Village Spring and Fall Festivals! The festivals are hosted by the Denham Springs Antiques Merchant Association (DSAMA for short), and thousands of people come out throughout the day to support the local businesses in our community. It’s not called the …

budget valentine's day ideas - champagne, pancakes, heart

10 Easy Budget Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

I don’t know about you, but Valentine’s Day is always a stressful time for me. How can I make this year special, especially with all of the holidays, birthdays and events I’ve shared with my wife over the past year? Well, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be expensive to be memorable. If you’re tight on money this year, but have …