I hope y’all had a great week, it’s been a busy one around here. We’re packing up to head to Baton Rouge for my brother’s birthday and the Blues Festival. It’s going to be a lot of fun and my super awesome sister in law is going to have a booth selling her wonderful jewelry. I hope to pick up a new piece or two.
I’ve also been behind the scenes working on a TON of new designs and products to add to the shop. I’m shooting for a late May release so stay tuned, you’ll going to love the new look – promise!
There’s been some fun food too including a new cookbook all about macarons. I’d love to bake these treats and with this macaron cookbook I just might be able too! This recipe for curry chicken salad would be perfect for any springtime event and so easy to make!
Looking for a fun DIY for the weekend, this cupcake yarn pom pom garland is precious and looks like so much fun! Here are some fun party games for kids, a must for any party! If you’re a scrapbooker check out this post of making scrapbook pages with digital printables.
It’s no secret that I LOVE Mardi Gras. Raised in the South we bleed purple & gold and then some green. King Cake for breakfast is totally acceptable and “Throw me something mista” is one of the first full sentences you will learn as a child. My house is on the Mardi Gras route in Shreveport and this was one of the main reasons we purchased it. Saturday is the first parade and the first of two weekends my house will be filled with people, which my husband and I love. After four years I’m learning and changing a lot of the ways I’m decorating and entertaining. I’ve simplified a lot of the decorations inside the house. The main reason is because of my little boy is climbing on everything and unfortunately can’t have anything nice in his chubby hands because it will shortly, be destroyed.
I wanted to share with you my simple Mardi Gras decor for this year. I say simple because in previous years everything was decorated, doorways, mantle, light fixtures, you name it. There were even arrangements in the bathroom! This year I decorated my mantle, the top of the china cabinet and a centerpiece on the dining room table. Now the outside party tent will be a different story, more to come on that later.
The mantle is a collection of ornaments and other Mardi Gras decor I’ve gathered over the year. I buy a lot of decorations after Christmas when they are half price – good cost cutting tip that the husband likes a lot! My favorite part of the dining room centerpiece, gold spray painted mason jars (inspired by Jenny of Craft that Party). Before this weekend I plan to add glitter to the bottoms in purple in green!
Budget Friendly Patriotic Party
The collection is available in my shop and can be personalized with your party copy. Purchase it here today! We’ll also have a limited FREE collection available soon on the Scribd site.