Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Happy Fat Tuesday!!

 Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler


Saturday, February 22, 2014

Flea Market Carts

Lately I have been obsessed with flea market carts and liners. They are just so cute not to mention handy! I'm thinking about taking one with me to New Orleans to haul all my stuff to and from the parade routes.
Etsy is brimming with custom made cart liners, here are a few I've been lusting over.






HOWEVER these are a bit Shabby Chic for my taste...

I'm thinking I need something a bit more Kitschy like these made by Modern June on etsy, and they are made of oilcloth! I'm betting with frequent use a cart liner would get pretty dirty and these would be super easy to wipe clean.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Valentines Weekend

 

My Valentines Day was great! We were crazy enough to go out to a restaurant, I had a craving for steak! Texas Roadhouse was packed, luckily I got us put on the call ahead seating list, and we literally only waited ten minutes and bypassed 50 people easily! It pays to make reservations! Then we came home and enjoyed Cheesecake and Chandon Champagne, it was worth the calories!







Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day Ya'll!!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Weekend Update

I had a busy busy weekend! First I went to one of those cool BYOB painting classes with a few ladies from work. This was sooo fun, I cannot wait to do it again!

Then Saturday I went to a brewery tour and there was a Waffle Truck parked there! YES! I think if I was on Death Row I would ask for my final meal to be Fried Chicken, waffles, and BEER!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Essential Mardi Gras Checklist



Mardi Gras New Orleans Guide!
Only 30 days left before Fat Tuesday!! Parades are starting next week so to help you all get ready here are a few things I have learned from Mardi Gras past.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Hand wipes and sanitizer- Things get dirty and there is no where to wash your hands!
-  Ice Chest - The parade routes are a lot like tailgating parties!! There is quite a bit of down time between parade krewes  you will see people grilling out eating food you even see people with their own rented port-o-potties!( although I hear there are new City Council rules against that this year)
- Camping Chairs- Like I said you will spend hours on the parade routes and there is downtime between krewes as well as times when the parade stops to catch up with itself or a float breaks down. You will want a place to sit and rest your tired feet and have a drink.
-Bring a Go Cup- NoLa laws permit open containers of alcoholic beverages- as long as they're in a plastic cup (no glass or cans) You can mix a cocktail in your hotel room and carry it with you or mix up a container to keep in your cooler and refill your cups on the parade route!
-Reusable shopping bags- To hold all your Parade throws and Beads. They will be throwing these off the floats and as they empty their throw bags they toss them into the crowd. You will be lucky if you catch some of these b/c they are the best and they zip up. Bring one or two with you just in case.
Alcohol- The alcohol is flowing plenty in The Big Easy and there are a million bars you will want try try signature drinks from (Pat O'Briens Hurricanes, The Sazerac, Tropical Isle HandGrenade). I would also recommend you bring some with for your hotel room and the parade route or to pre-game before hitting Bourbon street!

WHAT TO WEAR:


-Purple, Green, Gold clothing- The official Colors of Mardi Gras!! Whenever you are not in costume wear the official colors of Mardi Gras!

Purple Represents Justice. Green Represents FaithAnd Gold Represents Power.

- Cross body bag- Do not bring your favorite designer purse to Mardi gras! You will be navigating some major crowds, I would also warn do not keep your money or valuables in this bag. Some people prefer not to bring a bag at all, I like to have somewhere to stash a water bottle, rain poncho, chapstick and hand sanitizer so I can keep my hands free for catching beads!

- Rain Boots or waterproof shoes- You will be doing a ton of walking and standing while in New Orleans. As I mentioned it rains almost daily even if only for a few minutes and trust me walking around in wet shoes and socks can be a real bummer! Just a warning not all of the wet stuff on the ground is rain, especially on Bourbon Street. Eww!

- Disposable rain ponchos- Never know when it will start pouring rain in New Orleans, just know that it will happen! I prefer the cheap disposable clear plastic ones( you can still see your outfit!) Just toss a few into your bag and when the rain starts you can put it on. They cost less than a buck each!  I don't usually advocate disposable products, but it is very difficult to refold a wet poncho and I can never get them back into those little pouches they came in!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bettie Page!!


On Sunday I finally had a chance to see the new Bettie Page Documentary at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth! This movie was really well made and tastefully done, and a bit shocking! I thought I knew a lot about Bettie Page but this documentary definitely held some major surprises. I loved that the film is basically narrated by Bettie herself telling her side of the story and many interviews with ex lovers. I also enjoyed seeing so many pictures of her that I had never seen before. If you have a chance to see this movie DO IT!! You will not be sorry. 
Click here to find out where this movie is showing near you!!!

These are some of my favorite photos of her, she looks so happy and care free!