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

Take-out Tuesday, White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt

Happy Fat Tuesday!!     Since we made a Cinnamon Roll King Cake  last week     Let’s celebrate today with a White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt cake!       Do you have a Nothing But Bundt cake store in your area?  One opened in Birmingham last fall, and I thought, well, anyone can make a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Jester

It’s all about Mardi Gras here this week, local parades this weekend thru Fat Tuesday       Even CC caught the Mardi Gras bug and did an abstract watercolor in purple, green and gold…obviously inspired by the colors she saw all around her       I’ve had so much fun crocheting lately and I … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Cinnamon Roll King Cake

Fat Tuesday is next week, so you might want to celebrate with a king cake that’s so easy to make you will have plenty of time for catching beads and moon pies!       This is a “not really cooking” recipe, it’s basically just opening a couple of cans and adding some sugar   … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Mardi Gras Madness!

  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

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

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

  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

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

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

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