Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Coming Soon.....Mardi Gras!!

Following my last post, I dropped my camera and BROKE IT!!!  I ended up bitting the bullet and took a couple of Christmas gift cards (thank you to my staff!!) and broke down and bought a Nikon DSLR camera.  I was trying to save my gift cards, but oh well!!  I still have an AWESOME gift card to Pottery Barn and one to Yankee Candle!!!  I am waiting on just the perfect items.....

NOT that I have learned to use my camera yet, but I am trying.  I have been so busy at work this week and nightly work duties (it's basketball playoff time!) until I haven't even been able to read the manual yet.  I need a crash course on DUMMY CAMERA operation!!

Anywho, I have been working on my front porch and a tablescape for this weekend, Mardi Gras style!!  I live on the Gulf Coast, so Mardi Gras is a big deal.  We have one small parade in my town, but many larger parades in the nearby towns.  I don't go to them because they can be pretty rough sometimes.  I do, however, love the colors of Mardi Gras, and I do love the food.

I did make a Mardi Gras wreath for the front door, and I also decorated my two Christmas trees on the porch with a little bead bling and, of course, my favorite fleur de lis ornaments!!! 

I also always plan a special Mardi Gras menu of red beans and rice, crusty French bread, and Krispy Kreme bread pudding!! YUM!!

Hope to start learning to use that camera VERY soon.....my tablescape is almost ready to be put together this weekend!  SUPER excited about that.  I used things from around the house and made a really cute centerpiece with a mask!

Hope everyone is having a great week!!  See you soon with pics of my Mardi Gras front porch and tablescape using my NEW CAMERA!! WOOHOO!!


  1. Farica, I can't wait to see your Mardi Gras post! I'm a Louisiana girl...so, I get excited about this stuff!

  2. Yum indeed--recipes included soon I hope. Have a great week.

  3. I'm putting together my Mardi Gras decorations tonight and the rest of this weekend because I've turned our Super Bowl party into a Mardi Gras fete! WOOt! Can't wait to see yours!

  4. Madri Gras is such a fun time! How about a little King Cake?

  5. Okay...I want to hear more about this Krispy Kreme bread pudding...sounds soooo GOOD!



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