Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler

Let the good times roll...

 
because it's Mardi Gras!




Time to break out the beads, blow up the balloons, and blast the jazz and blues!






You know how Jess and I love to get festive for the holidays!

 

And since we visited New Orleans in 2011, we can't let a Mardi Gras go by without celebrating... Southern-style!


We made some Cajun inspired treats--jambalaya and mini-muffulettas--which we washed down with a couple of glasses of ice-cold sweet tea.


And how can you celebrate Mardi Gras without traditional King Cake? Well, you simply can't! My dear friend Teah got the piece with the baby this time around, which means she'll be bringing this scrumptious dessert to the party next year.


We even put on a little holiday makeup to mark the occasion!




Of course we look for any reason to celebrate life with family and friends!



And we wish YOU, our fabulous friends, a rolling good time on this Fat Tuesday! 



It's Mardi Gras!


~ Nel & Jess ~     

32 comments:

Susie said...

First of all, you are just beautiful girls. This is a pretty post. So many cute things to see. I just heard that cake story this year. Glad you had so much fun, xoxo,Susie

Japolina said...

The only place that I'd rather be today would be at Mardi Gras. I love New Orleans. Great Post

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful masks...and lovely photos! Have FUN!!!

Teresa said...

I wish all of you that Joie de Vivre is a constant in your Life, on this day and always.
Have Fun!
T

Tulla and Catie said...

How pretty you girls are!!! And you are really right, festivals should be celebrated! Your party looks nice!
Barbara

Purple Flowers said...

Joie de Vivre is the way I like to live. What a great looking party! Happy Mardi Gras to you both!!!

Cinzia said...

It's a very nice day!!! Very very beautiful photos!
Cinzia

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Well Ladies...I came to the right place then!!! For I am celebrating Mardi Gras too!!! Your post is just lovely and since I can't go to Mardi Gras today. Crappy weather!!! We will just have to eat drink and be merry at home.So pop on by for a drink or two...and I might add you two ladies look mighty pretty in your Mask.
XXOO Marie Antoinette

TARYTERRE said...

HAPPY Mardi Gras. ENJOY! I'm celebrating too.

Barbara Lilian said...

Looks like a great Mardi Gras party. Wish I was nearer, I'd pop in. What beautiful girls you are, with or without those fabulous masks, & love the glitzy eye make up. Being English we celebrate this day 'Shrove Tuesday' with pancakes. I was in New Orleans with my husband many years ago, visiting my brother who took us to 'The Bacchus Ball' for Mardi Gras, I'll always remember the Texans wearing their fabulous Stetsons, dancing on the tables, hooping & hollering. A wonderful memory. Enjoy your party.

Nely said...

Great Mardi Gras party,your post is so,so lovely,and you are just beautiful girls.
Many hugs
Nely

Antee Gurung said...

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Merlesworld said...

Bright and pretty with yummy things to eat.
Merle..........

NanaDiana said...

Oh- You girls are just beautiful...inside and out. I know you must make your Mom SO PROUD of you- for all the good reasons!

What a fun post. Mardi Gras is really such fun. NO ONE here celebrates it in ANY way! Is that sad, or what? xo Diana

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

LOVE your Mardi Gras post!! Your party looks so fun and fabulous!

Marie introduced me to Mardi Gras tradition several years ago and I always love celebrating it with her even though there's many miles between us. You girls look gorgeous in those divine masks.

Let the good times roll!

Blessings & hugs, Edie Marie

Red Rose Alley said...

You girls look silly and fabulous in your masks, and I want some of that King Cake! Maybe you can make me one for my birthday.

~mom

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ oo, love this!:)♥ xxx Riitta

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning girls!

Enjoy!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

You had me at King Cake :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I'm "rolling" in a bit late!
I missed out on the King Cake and the festivities this year, until I arrived here!
Now, it can be Lent!
withLove!

Attic Clutter said...

oh how fun !!!
such a great time for you all!!!
Have fun Sheri(:)
hugs,,patty

Mary Timmers said...

Fun Party and gorgeous girls!

Joyce Olson said...

Nel and Jess what darling young ladies you are! Beautiful and full of fun and life-I love how you celebrated yesterday-everything is so colorful and festive-you all know how to throw are great party!
Hugs,
Jemma

Susie Swanson said...

Let me say first ya'll are so lovely and the festivities as well. I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Hugs and love, xo

Imogen said...

I adore the way you celebrate holidays and decorate. It inspires me and makes me smile. This is beautiful.

Beauty Follower said...

Laissez them then lol :)
NIce decor & delicious appetizers!

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Sola Scriptura said...

Your photos are so colourful! Thanks for sharing :)

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Cottage and Broome said...

Love all the Mardi Gras beads so bight an colorful. Looks like it was a great celebrations! Loved the eye make up too but was a little jealous of those wrinkle free eyes!!!! Laura

miss b said...

You both look fabulous and this looks such a fun and colourful party in true Mardi Gras style. I hadn't heard about this King Cake tradition before but it's similar to the French one eaten at Epiphany on the 6th January.

Barbara said...

Such a happy post! Your photos are marvelous and getting us all in the mood to celebrate. The mask cookies are especially unusual...love them!

Marcia said...

I love it all...the colors, the decoration, the food, and those masks, oh my, they are out of this world.
Enjoy every moment of life indeed.
xoxo's