DIY Mardi Gras Home Decor

Just so you know, I did receive product from Oriental Trading Company to facilitate this Mardi Gras home makeover, but I promise I'd be sharing our DIY Mardi Gras Home Decor as I do every year, regardless. As always, all opinions are entirely my own. As soon as you walk in my front door at this time of year, you know that we're approaching the Mardi Gras Celebration! Every nook and cranny is adorned in DIY Mardi Gras Home Decor so that our house dazzles in the traditional colors of purple, green, and gold. It's a little gaudy, it might even be a bit over the top, but it sure is a whole lot of fun, and we love it! From masks, to beads, to archways, and more, if you're looking to decorate your home to celebrate this year, it's way more affordable than you might think! Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and I couldn't be more excited. Mardi Gras, also known as Shrove Tuesday or Fat Tuesday, has a moveable date that occurs on any Tuesday between February 3rd and March 9th. It's … [Read more...]

Mardi Gras Galveston: Enjoy the Colors

This is going to be more of a photo bomb than anything else. The Mardi Gras Children's Parade 2013 hosted by the Firefighters Local 571 was a blast of color, honor, and excitement. It was cut short, for us anyway, by the angry waves that brought in the colder temps, the winds, and the rain. But it was beautiful while it lasted. Every good parade should open by honoring our soldiers. See that soldier all the way to the right of the photo? He doesn't have his hat on. It blew off in a high gust of wind. Did he stop to retrieve it? Nope, a soldier in full dress never aborts his mission so he marched on, just as he should, without missing a beat. His brothers in arms behind him, in their every day camos retrieved it for him, ran up to him, and placed it on his head. I was impressed and moved all at the same time.Those brothers in arms just so happened to be totting a tank. And you know, it's not a parade without a tank on the Seawall. Every parade should have one of these.And just behind … [Read more...]