Tablescapes, Mardi Gras Table and Easy King Cake

    Come on in and join the Mardi Gras celebration We always celebrate when there’s an occasion!         There’s also a festive wreath on the inside of the door~ Why have just one wreath when you can have more!         The table is set with festive glasses and … Continue reading

Creations, Mardi Gras Mesh Wreath

  I love Valentines Day and all the fun Valentine decor, but in the deep South February also means Mardi Gras!         This year Fat Tuesday, the height of Mardi Gras celebrating, falls on February 25 a mere 10 days after Valentines Day… Time to hurry up and decorate!       … Continue reading

Holidays, Carnival Season

  The main focus for most of us in early January is putting away holiday decor, healthy eating, and getting a fresh start for the new year But in the South, January 6, or Twelfth Night, the Feast of the Ephiphany, marks the beginning of Carnival season, a time of masquerade balls, lavish parades, and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, King Cake Crowns

  Happy Fat Tuesday!       For our celebration I made vanilla mini bundt cakes Don’t they look like little crowns?         I had some help too!         What makes these cakes so festive is the colorful batter           Gel food coloring produces intense … Continue reading

Party Panache, Bourbon Recipes for Mardi Gras!

  It’s less than a week until Fat Tuesday!  🎭     Barbie Masks from DIY Barbie Blog here           Make the most of your Mardi Gras celebrations with these recipes made with Bourbon!         Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam Crostini with Pimiento Cheese & Praline Pecans     … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Mardi Gras Time!

  We had a lovely, laid back Valentine’s day at the beach,       But February on the coast means Everything is covered in purple gold and green!       Mardi Gras Madness, as the locals know         Means bring out the decorations, put on a show!       … Continue reading

Holidays, Last Minute Mardi Gras Fun and Praline Party Mix

  Even if you don’t have a box full of Mardi Gras beads and decorations,           you can still have a little Mardi Gras fun with a few flowers from the grocery store           and a batch of dangerously delicious Praline Party Mix         … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mardi Gras Gratin

  Since Fat Tuesday is a week from today, I decided to call this yummy sausage and noodle bake, Mardi Gras Gratin  🎭       It’s full of green {asparagus}, gold {noodles} and purple {ham and sausage} well, they’re sorta purple… and cajuns love their ham and sausage!         Brown the … Continue reading

Creations, Mardi-Gras Valentine Tree

I have officially declared winter to be over “Are you listening Mother Nature?”         We have been snowed in, iced in, and had frozen water pipes twice… in Alabama… that’s enough for one winter!!!             We have really enjoyed our slender Coastal Christmas Tree, but I felt … Continue reading

Tales of the Traveling Tote

Welcome to another tale of the traveling totes!  I am a newbie to the group, but I have already have had a ton of fun with these wonderful ladies, and my tote, Miss Coquille     Miss Coquille is named after the French word for shell, because she will be doing most of her traveling … Continue reading

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