Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras!! Just because we live in Texas doesn't mean I can forget about one of my favorite holidays. Back Home in Louisiana we would have gotten today and yesterday off to celebrate. Mardi Gras is a whole season long known as Carnival Season. It's starts on January 6th (the Feast of the Epiphany) and goes until the day before Ash Wednesday. In Louisiana there are parades, balls, and parties all season long.

We had a Mardi Gras party and had all our decorations out.


More Beads!

And of course King Cake.

I had to order my King Cake from a bakery in Louisiana. Some of the bakeries in Texas try to make King Cakes, but it's just not the same cinnamon-y, sprinkly, icing goodness we get back home. The great thing about King Cakes is not only do they taste good you could get a prize in you piece!

 If you get the baby you're King or Queen of the day! But, there is a catch. The King or Queen is expected to have another Mardi Gras party, thus another King Cake!

With all this excitement you might think I've forgotten all about my stripey chair upholster. Nope- still working on it. I'm hoping to finish it in time for The CSI Project contest this week.

If not oh well as we say- Laizzez les Bons Temps Rouler (Let the Good Times Roll!)! Happy Mardi Gras!


liz @ bon temps beignet said...

HAPPY MARDI GRAS RACHELLE!!! I'm drooling over that King Cake!

Donnie said...

Looks like a fun way to decorate for the Mardi Gras. Loved the beads on the door. So cute. Save me a piece of King Cake.

Mally said...

Yum. I want a bite of that King Cake. Looks great. Love the giant beads on the door. Looks like you had a fun time. Happy Mardi Gras.

Shanae Branham said...

I found your information about Mardi Gras very interesting and your beads beautiful. I am glad that I stopped by today!