Tablescapes, Mardi Gras Madness!

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  Mardi Gras compared to a party  🍾     Is like comparing a hurricane  💨🌪 💨     to a little rain  ☔️     It’s full out wild  🦁     and a lot of crazy   🤡     After the party, things might be hazy  🍹     Don a mask   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mardi Gras Mask

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The Gulf Coast is gearing up for Mardi Gras       Last year I made a Mardi Gras Bucket     Time to change things up!     This year we have a Mardi Gras boat     and a Mardi Gras mask     I bought this assembled pallet piece at Walmart for … Continue reading

Holidays, Last Minute Mardi Gras

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Fat Tuesday is in 2 days, but there is still time to have a little Mardi Gras fun!   Perhaps you have a crown or tiara?     A mask or some jewels…     Sparkly ornaments in purple, green and gold     A frosty cocktail     A bottle of wine     … Continue reading

Creations, Holiday Bucket Decoration

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  Mardi Gras decorations can be spotted everywhere along the Alabama Gulf Coast.   The stores are full of wreaths, masks, and beads…jesters and feather boas…everywhere you look there is purple, gold and green… I wanted to make a Mardi Gras decoration for my entry, not a wreath but something that would stand up to the … Continue reading

Holidays, Mardi Gras Round-up

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Spring holidays for 2016 are all piled up this year, with Fat Tuesday, February 9, so close to Valentine’s Day…  just a mere month away!     Mobile, Alabama is one of the first American cities to celebrate Mardi Gras, so it is serious business on the Alabama Gulf Coast.   You can read more … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cheddar & Chive Hushpuppies for Fat Tuesday

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Happy Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras, literally translated, is French for Fat Tuesday.  It is also the term commonly used to refer to the balls, parties and parades during entire season of Carnival, the time between Ephiphany and Lent.  Fat Tuesday is the last day before Lent, approximately six weeks before Easter Sunday observed by Catholics … Continue reading

Recipe Box, California Dreamin’ King Cake

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I dressed this cake up for Mardi Gras, but this magical cake knows no season You can have it in the oven in less than 15 minutes, whipped up from things you have in your pantry and a little secret ingredient called Chardonnay   🙂 This Chardonnay and olive oil cake recipe came from Proud Italian … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Bourbon Street!

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If you are lucky enough to live on or visit the Gulf Coast in January and February you will find Mardi Gras in full swing and the “Good Times Rolling” The street lamps are festive and the stores are full of anything you might need, an umbrella, a jester a wig or a hat You … Continue reading

The Organized Life, February Paint Bucket

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Time to get ready for some February fun! On this month’s recipe inspiration bucket list I’ve included some Super Bowl worthy appetizers, some romantic and elegant dishes for Valentine’s Day, and some things to enjoy for Mardi Gras…lots of things to celebrate this month! Appetizers Bleu Cheese Chips Reuben Eggrolls/ homemade Thousand Island with peppadews … Continue reading

Holidays, Winter & Spring Holiday Give Away!

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Have you put away your jingle bells and swept the last greenery out the door? I love to put the holiday clutter away, but I am a sucker for a little sparkle… I put away the Sweet Home Alabama Tree, but left the cotton and greenery on the mantel I added some silver and gold … Continue reading

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