Deep South

How did I get so lucky on Monday?  Well, let me tell y'all a story.  AJ,  my friend who has a secret book of all the boutiques in the "Deep South", once again flaked on me and didn't come on this colorful adventure. 

I left Lafayette, Louisiana around 10:30 am and arrived in San Destin, Florida around 4:30 pm.  The traffic was moving quite well.  I forget how long of a drive the beautiful emerald coast is from the dirty south.  The sun was still out, so my "flake replacement" friend, Genie, and I put on our swimsuits.  Spring Break has set in here in the South.  I could not take the wind but enjoyed the thirty minutes of the ocean and sun contributing to me.  How lucky am I?  Sometimes we just need to soak the energy of the tranquil earth.  No doubt I needed this vibe in my life.  Imagine aqua, crystal clear water and white sand.  Imagine the sun soaring down on your entire body with a nice temperature of 80 degrees with some wind.  I actually put on the heater when we got back to the room.  These are the small things you should be appreciative of in life. 

We left in the morning to head to Seaside Florida.  People refer to it as 30A.  It is really cute and it reminded me of the movie the Truman Show.  Everyone is on bikes and I was quite afraid I might run over someone in my SUV.  I could not find anywhere to park but finally the universe created a spot for me,  I arrive to Focus Lifestyle Boutique and greet the busy owner Mrs. Carletta Watkins. She was super sweet and I am hoping my Floridian friends have more access to our apparel. 

Seaside is an attraction and I bet money it is super quiet when the tourist leave.  Who wouldn't want to enjoy the blue water and white sand this city has to offer to you?  Bike riding to the beach with food trucks sounds like a killer idea.  It was very different from the experience I have had my entire life.  The shopping great and the food varies on each corner. 

All in all, even though short-lived, I had a fabulous time!

P.S., Forgot to mention that my freshly painted bay liner was on the fritz, so no boat trippin' this time.

New Shirts

Hey y'all! I am so excited to tell y'all about the NEW shirts we have coming out for our Spring Breakers and our Summer Line. I have even decided to create a shirt for one of my best friends from Houston, Texas. She is a bartender and us housewives designed a crop top that says, "SHOW ME YOUR TIP'S", she loved it.  We have a new slang for our anglers and y'all will love the new towels and accessories for kids, women, and men. 

I know I haven't blog which looks to be nearing a year and I apologize.  We had some great luck during hunting season.  I know I am excited to be on the water tomorrow for my husbands and I four year anniversary! WOOHOO, to bad I am not reeling in those tight lines with some wahoo, tuna.  Man, that would be so dope.

Keep coming back and I will update y'all with some fishing excursions and always share the best places for food and shopping.  Much love...get out and be one with nature.  Your body and mind will thank y'alll later.

Atchafayla Basin-Atchafalya Swamp

Did you know Louisiana has the largest wetland in the United States?

Wikipedia states, "Located in south central Louisiana, It is a combination of wetlands and river delta area where the Atchafalaya River and the Gulf of Mexico converge." 

The Atchafayla Basin, "The Basin" as locals call it is a paradise for fishing, skiing, jet skiin, froggin, or just taking the boat out to enjoy the lovely scenery of different wildlife.

Destin, Florida

“Longing to be near the ocean is like longing to being in the presence of a loved one”, -anonymous

  The Emerald Coast attracts thousands of southern and northern tourist from all over to visit and make memories of the beautiful white sand and cast their rods out to the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village.” What exactly is the Emerald Coast?  Well, to me it’s a five and half hour drive of hell with kids and family members traveling east bound to find paradise.  I was excited to visit my little piece of heaven and cast my luck into this area known as the “Panhandle”.

Cypremort Point, Louisiana

February is always a difficult month for me.  2016 marks ten years since my father's death.  A decade has gone by and it seems like yesterday that I told him I loved him and hugged him.  He was an outstanding man, my father.  He was the one to teach me how to shoot my first duck and cast in my line.  Small memories that I cherish and hold on to so that I can try to replicate those memories with my own children. When you loose everything you gain so much. Boy, do I miss my crazy dad.  I realized the other day when I was working on a client, I began to laugh and start crying...those were tears of joy, the same tears my dad would bring to my eyes when we would joke around... cherish your parents if you still have them.  They will soon be gone and you will wish to have that unconditional love again.