The Blind Tiger is buying the lot next to them at 119 North Beach on the Main Street side of Beach Boulevard in Bay St. Louis. This means more business and more jobs for the local community. The people of Bay St. Louis are excited about this new and exciting expansion of the ever growing and popular Blind Tiger of Bay St. Louis. In the new three-story building, The Blind Tiger will have a hand-crafted brewing station and an oyster bar facing the water. WLOX recently did a story about the new devopment with an interview of the owner, Thomas Genin, and Bay St. Louis’s Mayor. It is a great story about the redeveolpment of Bay St. Louis and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Blind Tiger opened it’s doors in early 2013 to resounding applause from residents and tourists. “We have been very excited to be apart of the community of Bay St. Louis, ” said one employee of The Blind Tiger. Any night you’ll walk into The Blind Tiger and see friendly faces, good eats and tons of drinks. That’s not all. On weekends, they have artists play in the open courtyard overlooking the beach. After the marina is complete, the possibilities will be endless for The Blind Tiger to grow and look to the future. Not to mention, the view is already amazing. Enjoy a Joe Cat Burger, Fish Tacos or a new creation from Chef/ Owner/ Operator Thomas Genin and the crew at The Blind Tiger.
I was having a conversation with someone the other day and was explaining that I lived on the coast. They politely responded with a question wanting to know if I lived on the East Coast or West Coast. I advised them that I lived on neither the East Coast nor the West Coast, but firmly was planted on the South Coast. This immediately brought up questions about what the South Coast was and they explained that they did not know that the US had a southern coast.
Southern Coast view of oak tree, picket fence and sailboat.
Now-a-days we are bombarded with information regarding our health. It is a widely known fact that the UV rays from the sun cause skin cancer. We all must be proactive, not only for ourselves, but also for our children who don’t know better. It is recommended that we wear facial sunscreen everyday. On a normal everyday basis, a facial moisturizer with an SPF in it is great. However, on those days that you will be at the pool, beach or sweating a lot, a higher SPF sunscreen is needed.
Sunny days require sun block when visiting the Mississippi beaches, especially your face!
Living on the Coast of Mississippi with 2 very active kids, a puppy and a husband, we do lots of outdoor activities. We play sports, ride bikes along Waveland Beach, go to the splash pad, play in the sand, swim at the pool and so on. With all of this come a lot of…….CLOTHES WASHING! Not where you thought I was going with this huh?! HA! Well, I have so many clothes, towels, swimsuits & various sports uniforms that pile up in my washroom. Because I wash clothes everyday, I used a massive amount of detergent. This can become quite costly. The light bulb went off! “Let’s make our OWN laundry soap” I told my husband with excitement! I figured it would save me money & the aggravation of having to haul home those heavy bottles from our local club store. I loaded my husband and kids in the car and headed out to the store. We were able to find everything at one store! woot woot!
Items required to make washing detergent at home.
Always wear eye protection and gloves when dealing with chemicals of any type.
This is what we got!
A five gallon bucket & lid (one time purchase)
A bar of Fels Naptha soap
A box of Borax
A box of Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda
Once we were back at home, we immediately got to making the laundry soap. It took no time at all. Within 30 minutes, we had our first batch of detergent. I was so excited! I could not wait to use it! It worked just as well as any of the brand name soaps and was a fraction of the cost. It no longer pains me to fill that little measuring cup of liquid soap on a daily basis.
Clothes washing detergent from water and 3 base products.
By the way….you can get started on this for about $12! Yep…that’s all! The second batch of laundry soap and every batch after that will cost even less since you won’t have to buy the bucket again!
Here’s what you do to make home made laundry detergent:
Grate the whole bar of Fels Naptha soap. I used a regular box cheese grater.
Put the grated soap bar in a pot of hot water and continue to heat on medium low until all soap chunks are dissolved. The soapy water will be a bit foamy.
Fill the five gallon bucket half full with hot water.
Pour in the hot soapy water mixture.
Add 1 cup Super Washing Soda.
Add ½ cup Borax (I sometimes add as much as a cup).
Stir that up. A long wooden paint stirrer works well. You can also use a paint stirrer that attaches to a power drill. Use whatever you have.
Fill the bucket up to the top with more water. Give it another quick stir. Snap the lid on.
Let it sit overnight.
The next day you can fill up your containers with the soap. I saved my old bottle of laundry detergent to fill, but you can use anything you wish (milk jugs, etc.). I leave the rest of the soap in the five gallon bucket until I am ready to transfer it.
Look at the blurry thing in the sky. I am not sure what we caught in this image. I posted the image taken only a second before this photo so you can see the progression from frame to frame. I am not sure if this is a UFO or something else. Thought it was interesting because it kind of resembles an airplane. Odd that it is only found in one frame of the beach photos. Notice the wake on the boat for timing and also the person drinking from a glass on the right.
Notice the blur in the sky, is this a UFO off the Mississippi Gulf Coast?
We recently purchased some corn still in the husks from a local farmer from Kiln Mississippi. The corn was super sweet and fresh picked. I had always heard that the best way to cook corn was on the grill. After numerous failed attempts and half cooked corn, I have discovered the secret of grilled corn on the cob.
Place the entire corn un shucked and uncleaned on the grill. Grill the corn on high heat until the out side burns. As you can see in the picture above. This corn is completely scorched on the outside. On the inside of the husks is steaming well cooked sweet corn. I think grilling is the best way to cook corn. I can't tell you times, but you can see from the pics. It took about 10 minutes or so for the outside of the corn to look charred.