Favorite thrift store in Shreveport. It’s got everything, and it’s got it cheap. (And of course makes money to help out, so you feel good shopping there.)

The kind of store where you aren’t sure what anything is priced, so you just take your loot up to the counter for a surprise. For instance, today I got four colorful, interesting, actually nice, blouses….. $3.80. That’s my shit!

Find this wonderland on the corner of Mansfield and E. 70th, where Mansfield Rd. becomes Hearne Ave. There’s an awesome Goodwill up the road, too. And plenty of other cool spots to look at. Cool part of town. I’m gonna say cool one more time.

Cool.

Favorite thrift store in Shreveport. It’s got everything, and it’s got it cheap. (And of course makes money to help out, so you feel good shopping there.)

The kind of store where you aren’t sure what anything is priced, so you just take your loot up to the counter for a surprise. For instance, today I got four colorful, interesting, actually nice, blouses….. $3.80. That’s my shit!

Find this wonderland on the corner of Mansfield and E. 70th, where Mansfield Rd. becomes Hearne Ave. There’s an awesome Goodwill up the road, too. And plenty of other cool spots to look at. Cool part of town. I’m gonna say cool one more time.

Cool.

Dinner tonight was baked salmon, over rice, with steamed asparagus. Well, it was steamed and then sautéed in honey and butter. Mmmmm…

The salmon was covered in salt, garlic, tarragon, fennel, and rosemary, with fresh lime juice and honey on top. Set it in the pan over sesame oil, oven to 500, baked for 10 minutes, and ding ding it’s done! Quickest item on the menu, so do it last.

Rice was rice. After getting our personal portions on the plate, melted butter on top and sprinkled soy sauce for a solid flavor beneath all that honey and lime.

Turned out pretty damn nicely. I mean, we both cleaned our plates. And milk was a great drink choice, for me.

Another lovely meal done (mostly) together, and Trailer Park Boys Season 7 was the perfect accompaniment.

Hitting up Tiki for the jam tonight… I’ll let you kids know if it was bangin. Or not. I just like the bar itself, really, so I don’t usually care how the music sounds. But it’s usually good. Word of the day: usually.

Dinner tonight was baked salmon, over rice, with steamed asparagus. Well, it was steamed and then sautéed in honey and butter. Mmmmm…

The salmon was covered in salt, garlic, tarragon, fennel, and rosemary, with fresh lime juice and honey on top. Set it in the pan over sesame oil, oven to 500, baked for 10 minutes, and ding ding it’s done! Quickest item on the menu, so do it last.

Rice was rice. After getting our personal portions on the plate, melted butter on top and sprinkled soy sauce for a solid flavor beneath all that honey and lime.

Turned out pretty damn nicely. I mean, we both cleaned our plates. And milk was a great drink choice, for me.

Another lovely meal done (mostly) together, and Trailer Park Boys Season 7 was the perfect accompaniment.

Hitting up Tiki for the jam tonight… I’ll let you kids know if it was bangin. Or not. I just like the bar itself, really, so I don’t usually care how the music sounds. But it’s usually good. Word of the day: usually.

Tonight

One ex-Dirtfoot at Tiki, one at Bear’s…. The first is better. Saxophone always wins. Duh.

Jimmy Cousins IS Shreveport. You could run this town, baby.

Come on, Shreveport. Where is your heart? I know it’s there. Let’s get it out there.

Oh, and…. Another round of shots!!!

Yeah, Shreveport. Can’t wait to pub-crawl with you tomorrow. Happy birthday Rachel!!!! (thesebootsweremadeforwampum)

(Editor’s note: Blogger plugs Shreveport so often, in an attempt to get you there.)

We got a couple Geauxsicles tonight at the (relatively) new gourmet popsicle shop on the corner of Ockley and Youree Drive here in Shreveport. He got a regular ol’ chocolate, and I got lemon and it was SO GOOD. All fresh ingredients, made daily in the shop. Example, mine was made with real lemon, including zest, and it was just a breath of fresh air.

Now I’m sorry I didn’t try it sooner! A half hour later and he says “Let’s go get five more geauxsicles.”

I mean, the service was great, so helpful, and the decor is very nice, modern, but still welcoming. The popsicle itself is flat out pretty. The price is the only thing I didn’t like about the place. But I know that this summer I’ll be spending my money on one at least once a week! I don’t mind paying above average if it’s a great product.

It just makes me happy to see great new things sprouting up!! Yay Shreveport!

We got a couple Geauxsicles tonight at the (relatively) new gourmet popsicle shop on the corner of Ockley and Youree Drive here in Shreveport. He got a regular ol’ chocolate, and I got lemon and it was SO GOOD. All fresh ingredients, made daily in the shop. Example, mine was made with real lemon, including zest, and it was just a breath of fresh air.

Now I’m sorry I didn’t try it sooner! A half hour later and he says “Let’s go get five more geauxsicles.”

I mean, the service was great, so helpful, and the decor is very nice, modern, but still welcoming. The popsicle itself is flat out pretty. The price is the only thing I didn’t like about the place. But I know that this summer I’ll be spending my money on one at least once a week! I don’t mind paying above average if it’s a great product.

It just makes me happy to see great new things sprouting up!! Yay Shreveport!

Newest findssssssss.

From left to right: Goodwill, Goodwill, sent from Aunt in Senegal, Goodwill, Goodwill, Goodwill, and the belt and polka dots are from Mission Thrift. All from the Goodwill on Shreveport-Barksdale.

Newest findssssssss.

From left to right: Goodwill, Goodwill, sent from Aunt in Senegal, Goodwill, Goodwill, Goodwill, and the belt and polka dots are from Mission Thrift. All from the Goodwill on Shreveport-Barksdale.

Watching my boo work. He shines. Literally.

Lookout Maker’s Fair, here comes your best seller! (Seriously, come to Maker’s Fair. Downtown Shreveport, Texas Ave and Common. April 30th. He’s welding your next purchase.)

Watching my boo work. He shines. Literally.

Lookout Maker’s Fair, here comes your best seller! (Seriously, come to Maker’s Fair. Downtown Shreveport, Texas Ave and Common. April 30th. He’s welding your next purchase.)

She’s totally checking herself out in her shadow.

She’s totally checking herself out in her shadow.

Posted up at the Maker’s Fair! Downtown Shreveport, corner of Common and Texas Ave. The old downtown!

This is Jimmy Cousins’ booth of metal art. I’m just helping him sell the goods. I’m sure I’ll upload more pictures of this and other booths as the day goes on…

Jimmy plays later on, too, with Jordan West on bass and Dacoda Montana on drums! New songs!! So excited!!

All around fun day! Come here now!

Posted up at the Maker’s Fair! Downtown Shreveport, corner of Common and Texas Ave. The old downtown!

This is Jimmy Cousins’ booth of metal art. I’m just helping him sell the goods. I’m sure I’ll upload more pictures of this and other booths as the day goes on…

Jimmy plays later on, too, with Jordan West on bass and Dacoda Montana on drums! New songs!! So excited!!

All around fun day! Come here now!

Kelly McDade: “Four foot two, mouth of blue”

On display as part of the Suspend drawings show today at 846 Texas Ave. aka minicine?

Kelly McDade: “Four foot two, mouth of blue”

On display as part of the Suspend drawings show today at 846 Texas Ave. aka minicine?

Ian Quiet — “Coconut Donut”

Performance at Maker’s Fair, Shreveport