Friday, February 12, 2010

Getting Ready for Mardi Gras

Can you BELIEVE that we woke up this morning to THIS!!

And THIS??

See Lisa...I told you everything in my yard is DEAD!! And it is still going strong! But unfortunately, it rained all night so the snow is melting into all of the puddles on the ground. But is pretty AMAZING!! Especially since it was in the 70s LAST WEEK!! Then the rains came, and it got COLD. Needless to say my sinuses are taking a beating. So I haven't been doing too much sewing! But I have been baking! I sent my Awesome Man out the door with this:

This is the third one I've done, so far. It is filled with Bavarian Creme...mmmmm. If you have a breadmaker and are interested in making one to celebrate Mardi Gras, HERE is the recipe I use. I don't remember the Bavarian Creme recipe I used..but I'm sure I googled it! :D

So...a little sewing going on, I am making some of these for the various children in our family. Super simple and tons of fun!

And with two holidays colliding, we've been busy making Valentines for the girls to bring to school...sadly, no pictures. But they had tons of fun embellishing hearts we cut with the Cricut!! And I finally got my desktop computer set up with the Sure Cuts Alot program so I can use the MANY free SVG files offered around blogland! Thank you!!

The Middle Child celebrated Valentine's Day, and then Mardi Gras at her Pre-K this week. She was able to wear the dress I made last year for Valentine' a top, but luckily she had a cute pair of red pants with hearts on the knees to pair with it. No picture of that either....yeah, I'm a slacker!! But I did make a new outfit for Mardi Gras...with pictures!!

Just a simple pillowcase style top with a pair of ruffled pants. Here's the action shot!

So, I will be crazy cleaning today since my Momma is coming for the weekend! We have some parades and a surprise party and a run with the chickens this weekend!! Wha-??! you say?? Well check THIS out. We will be in Church Point for the Courier de Mardi much fun!! Those Cajuns are CRAZY!! :D So wherever you are HAVE FUN! And if you are venturing out to the Parades this season...bundle up and BE SAFE!! Until later...


Beatrix from Kindershop said...

Aaaah, I can't wait for Paczki Day next Tuesday. 400+ calories in one little treat. Yeah!!!

Love the little Mardi Gras Outfit you made!
Did you know that in Germany women are allowed to cut off a man's tie on Fat Tuesday! For that reason not many men wear any that day or if they are then definetly one of the really cheap kind.

Capital Mom said...

That cake looks so good! I think I might need to bake a cake today!

Whimsical Creations said...

Have a great time!!

So wild you have snow.

Hootie said...

Mmmm! Wish I was there to munch on your yummy looking cake! Maybe tomorrow I'll check out your recipe.

Sorry to see all the DEAD stuff in your yard...can't believe you all had snow! THAT IS AMAZING! I must admit, I am getting a little tired of all the white stuff here.

LOVE your outfit and masks in the photo. Wish you did take some photos of you valentines, I always enjoy seeing what everyone else does for that. Our school was canceled once again, so my valentines are waiting in my van to be distributed asap.

In fact, our Mardi Gras celebration (jazz and dinner) at one of the local high schools has been rescheduled too! It's supposed to be tomorrow night...hmmm, I think I better go check the weather again!

Warm, sunshiny hugs your way! :)

Rafael's Mum said...

Wooooowie! Every time you blog and tell us you are taking it easy you have lots of pics of gorgeous things you have made!! If this is easy I want to see busy! Or no... don't got there... that'd be waaaay to much to read lolol!!

Great oufit and mask and totally love the apron from the last post too!