Give the Gift of Reading

Lola Magazine Lola Shreveport

Did you have a favorite book as a child? Maybe it was a bedtime story that gave you the sweetest of dreams or a comfort book that you have positive memories tied to. The reality is, not all children are read bedtime stories, have the …

Unwrapping the Typical

Lola Magazine Lola Shreveport

If you find yourself looking for the perfect gift for someone who already has “all the things”, think about unwrapping the typical and give them an experience in beauty, health or travel. Unique jewelry and trendy new gadgets are always on the top of everyone’s …

Teachers Gifts…They’ll Actually Want!

Lola Magazine Lola Shreveport

It’s the season to give gifts to those we appreciate, and teachers are, of course, at the top of that list! There’s no better way to express your gratitude than by giving them a meaningful gift. Mugs, trinkets, candles, lotions — these all seem like …

Our Favorite Memories by Eric Lang

Lola Magazine Books, Lola Shreveport

We recently sat down with Shreveport’s newest children’s author, Eric Lang. This father of two, has been documenting the funny, innocent things his children say ever since their first words. When his kids showed an interest in learning about some of their favorite memories, Eric …

Holiday Hacks

Lola Magazine Lola Shreveport

Each year the excitement of the holidays creeps in and planning begins. In our holiday dreams the season is filled with tons of merriment and not a bit of holiday stress, but then reality sets in and it can become overwhelming. Whether you’ve got holiday …

Kristen Gary Powers, MBA

Lola Magazine Lola Shreveport, Megann McDaniel

Megann McDaniel, with McDaniel Financial, recently sat down with Kristen Powers to discuss her role at The Arc Caddo-Bossier and what the organization means to her.  Q1.  You have held a variety of jobs in the nonprofit sector, most recently with The Arc Caddo-Bossier. Have …

Giving Back Spotlight: Why Give Blood?

Lola Magazine Community, Lola Shreveport

One of every seven people who enter the hospital will need blood. That person maybe you, your loved one, friend, or co-worker. With all the wonderful advances in modern medicine, there still is NO substitute for human blood. The blood that helps patients comes only from …

Give Back Spotlight: White Out Cancer Gala

Lola Magazine Community, Lola Shreveport

American Cancer Society’s White Out Cancer Gala  August 13, 2022  Please help the American Cancer Society finish the fight against cancer. Join us at the American Cancer Society’s White Out Cancer Gala on August 13, 2022 for a one-of-a-kind evening, featuring great food, dancing, a …

Market Flowers

Lola Magazine Erin Souder, Home and Entertaining, Lola Shreveport

Written By Erin Souder, Owner And Creative Director For Earnest Home Co. The step-by-step tutorial that will take your market bunch of flowers from ho-hum to perfection! You can arrange a whole case full of varying blooms to create a striking arrangement out of the …

Ripples

Lola Magazine Donesa Walker, Lola Shreveport

Writtten by Donesa Walker, M.Ed. BCCS, Reading/Dyslexia Specialist If a dry surface has no drops of water, it is still dry. But single drops consistently delivered can become a river or even eventually, a flood. The summer slide is a sad statistic that states that …

The Bayou Woman

Lola Magazine Lola Shreveport, Louisiana Ladies

Captain Wendy Wilson Billiot, better known as “The Bayou Woman,” takes the term Louisiana Lady to a new level. Captain Wendy is a US Coast Guard licensed captain and this Louisiana Lady has truly done it all. The list of her accomplishments include: freelance writer, …

Summer Fresh Favorites

Lola Magazine Home and Entertaining, Lola Shreveport

Fresh summer produce is always a treat, especially with no-fail recipes that are simple but delicious. Check out our favorite easy recipes that can be quickly whipped together with few ingredients and still bring all the flavors of summer. This Watermelon Feta Salad with Mint …