Saturday, February 25, 2017

Celebrating Birthdays {Jeff, Monique, Ron}

Last night, instead of yelling "Throw me somethin', mister," Jeff, Monique, and I dined at Clancy's to celebrate our 49th birthdays. Yes! One more year until we are each the big 5-0!





Jeff's birthday is today (February 25); Monique's is tomorrow (February 26); my birthday is in a week (March 9). Clancy's is our go-to spot annually for birthday celebrations.



Happy Birthday to Jeff today! 

I've been playing around with snapchat.... enjoy!




Cheers to 49, y'all!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Mardi Gras {I love Muses Shoes}

The Krewe of Muses parade is always one of my favorites, and this year's show was one of the best yet. With the theme, Dr. Muess on the Loose - Oh What a Parade We'll Throw!, the floats depicted Dr. Suess stories with a twist.




Thanks BFF Lori for the amazing photos.




















Organized in 2000, the Krewe of Muses is named after the legendary daughters of Zeus. In Greek mythology, muses were patrons of the arts and sciences, as well as sources of inspiration for artists, poets, philosophers, and musicians.
The parade has become one of Mardi Gras' favorites, thanks to its humorous and biting parade themes. Each year, in addition to their year-long philanthropic works, the Muses host a design contest for students in the area. The winner rides as a guest of the krewe and his or her design is turned into a throw cup!
In addition to allowing students to design their throw cup logos, they also have had children design their masks. Now those duties have been passed along to adults, such as senior citizens and other adults in rehabilitative environments that may have not been able to participate in the parade as parade goers.

I was lucky enough to score 7 glittered Muses shoes. Thanks Rachael, Tania, Molly, Michelle, Shon, Sara..... I appreciate them all.








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I heart Muses, y'all!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mardi Gras {Muses}

One of the parades I look most forward to is Muses. Muses is an all-women's krewe, and one of the most popular if not the most popular of parades during Carnival season.




This year's theme is brilliant! It is an homage to Dr. Suess, Dr. Muess on the Loose- Oh What A Parade We Will Throw. Muses does thematic/political satire so well. I am smitten by the artist's renderings and cannot wait to add some shoes and signature throws to my growing collection that I shared HERE.

Some of you will get these, some will not. 



















Thanks too to the friendly women of Nyx for adding to my collection of collectibe, glittered purses.







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Dr. Muess on the Loose, y'all!
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