Friday, February 12, 2016

It is in Giving...

I am so proud when the youth today care about others. As a middle school teacher, I often witness youth thinking only about themselves (that's normal), so it is amazing when I can witness some stepping up to the plate and helping others.




Josh Gutierrez, a 7th grade student, has been growing his hair and collecting money to donate to the St. Baldrick's Foundation. On March 19, he will have his hair shaved in honor of those who have or have had childhood cancers.




Did you know that every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer? Or that most survivors of childhood cancer live with health problems-sometimes life-threatening ones-caused by the treatments that saved them?


Will you please help Josh reach his goal? Click HERE to donate. I am so very proud of this young man.



Your donation will support research to save lives, and to help survivors live longer, healthier lives.

St. Baldrick’s head-shaving events began as a challenge between businessmen and have grown from one event in 2000 to over 1,300 events in 2013, raising critical funds for childhood cancer research. Events take place in pubs, restaurants, schools, churches, parks, malls, military bases, firehouses and any other place you can imagine.

Way to geaux, Josh!

                         St. Baldrick's, y'all!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Getting Back to Normal

Mardi Gras has come and gone. The purple, green, and gold have been moved to the attic. The house is clean and fresh.



It is great getting everything back to normal. I put the cotton boll wreaths out front and freshened up the parlor.





Though too early for me, it was a fantastic Mardi Gras season. I am lucky to have the whole week off. I need the rest.

Normal, y'all!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

It's Carnival Time {Mardi Gras Fresh Flowers}

Oh yes! I do realize that the Mardi Gras season has officially ended at midnight, but I have a couple more Carnival posts to share with you.




Every year, I call upon my fave florists at Mitch's Flowers on Magazine Street to design and deliver several fresh arrangements for the house. I deliver the containers, and the florists work their magic.

Dining room:





Mantle:






Parlor:





Powder room:




Thanks also to besties M & J who had an arrangement delivered to my house also from Mitch's. We enjoyed hosting all of you for the Uptown parades.











Fresh Flowers, y'all!
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