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Carlie

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Carlie is a divorced mom of five. She moved to Lafayette 22 years ago from a small town in-between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. She has four young adult children from her first marriage that ended after 19 years, Christopher, Cara, Clay and Cade. She has a one year old daughter, Poppy Mae with her significant other, Joey. She is a work-at-home mother who is a freelance writer and photographer/owner of Carlie Anne Collective. Organized chaos and tons of lists are her style. Carlie loves to workout, travel, visit with her friends, bike with Poppy Mae in their neighborhood, attend outdoor concerts, eat out at local restaurants, walk aimlessly through stores looking for good deals and swing in her hammock while chatting about her BST addiction with her online friends. She keeps an active Instagram account as a photo journal of her days.

Frugal Festival {Having Fun While Staying Within Budget}

Festival International is upon us, and I know we’re all looking forward to having a great time. This event is one of our most anticipated weekends of the year here. It’s a fun and...

Lafayette Area Restaurant Bucket List

Here in Acadiana, I would say that eating and eating out is definitely a favorite past time. Or at least it is for me! I love the variety of foods and different atmospheres you...

The Sleep Thief

I feel like we’ve hit a groove here when it comes to sleeping. It's taken us 15 months to get here, and it’s not really the groove I was looking for if you want...

Closet Secrets: What Every BSTer Wishes You Knew

Welcome to the secret underworld of buy, sell, trading for moms. Hopefully you have read Rebecca’s breakdown here. She gave you the nut and bolts …However, I’m going to let you in on the...

How to Dress for Family Photos

So you picked a photographer, finally settled on a date and time and you’re crossing your fingers for beautiful weather and happy children, right? Family photos can be so stressful for us moms. Besides taking...

South Louisiana Day Trips :: Ways to Beat the Post Christmas Boredom

And here we are. The week post-Christmas. The stockings, trees and decorations are being tucked away, and the new Christmas toys that your children got just a few days ago are not keeping them...

When December is Grey

I felt like I was losing my mind. I was hot then cold and then hot again.  Everything was blah. My face was constantly breaking out.  I didn’t want to decorate for the holidays.  I just wanted to lay...

Yes, You Have To Take The Pictures

“I don’t want to be in the pictures. Just my kids. Is that ok?” Ahhhh ~ how I hate this question. As a photographer, I hear this one all the time. I know that the...

Clowns Not Welcome Here

Halloween is coming. As we all very well know. But I’m just giving fair warning for anyone even considering trick or treating at my house. NO CLOWNS. None. I don’t care if your clown is happy...

Dear Adrienne :: Your Husband Is Our Hero

Carlie, I just got a call. There was a policemen shot and it was Mike. He didn’t make it. Mike. Corporal Michael Middlebrook. The husband of his one and only co-worker, Adrienne.  I’ll always remember the look on...