Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things...

for her Loving Right Now linky party.

Here is my list of 5 Things I am Crazy About this month!!

The 1st thing on my list is

I LOVE this show!!! I just ordered the 1st and 2nd season on DVD because I will definitely want to watch each episode again!


The second thing on my list is 

I LOVE this site!! I have found so many beautiful room designs, crafts, recipes...


I would love to have you follow me here

Next on the list is

My sister got me hooked on these shoes. I really didn't think I would like them but I really do. She is on her 4th pair!!
So far these are the only ones I have but I can't wait for the ballerina flats to come out. I really like those!

Next up...
Being from the New Orleans area and seeing that it is Mardi Gras season.

This little shop is one of my favorite places to shop. 


There are 4 Fleurty Girl stores around New Orleans but what I really love is that she also has an online store!
These are a few things I have purchased from her:

and Fleurty Girl has a great success story. If you have a chance check out this store!!

And last on the list...at least for now is:

I love these measuring cups from


I don't have these but I am seriously thinking of getting them soon. I love to bake and these would look great in my kitchen! 

Well that's my list for this month!

What are you loving today?

Friday, January 27, 2012

This is What I Do...and LOVE!

I am linking up at http://www.kellyskornerblog.com/ for her Show Us Your Life linky party

I started a small machine embroidery business in Aug. of 2010. I really thought that it would be just selling things through my Etsy store but through word of mouth around my town it quickly became a small local business. The biggest part of my work is selling wholesale to local gift shops and selling to friends.

Being from South Louisiana and being surrounded by New Orleans Saints fans (of which I am one!!) I stitch lots of Fleur de Lis designs.

I am always trying to find designs that represent the area I'm from. 

I mostly stitch on  towels but I have stitched up a few baby items as well.

Lots of different Holiday designs...

LSU and SAINTS items are always popular around here!!

And right now I am stitching up lots of Mardi Gras items!!


I am giving away this Mardi
Gras Mask Tea Towel. Drawing will be on Feb. 5th. 
"Like" my Seaux Southern facebook page and then click on the "giveaway" button on the left to enter!!!

I have an Etsy store

but most of my work can be found on my Seaux Southern facebook page

and I would love for you to follow me on Pinterest here~~

or Twitter~~

or send me an email here~~


Thanks Kelly for hosting this linky party!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

King Cake or Ice Cream???

One of the best things about Mardi Gras is King Cake!                                                                                                                  

 You can really get into a deep debate about who has the best or what kind of King Cake is better....traditional or cream cheese filling or fruit filling

Well Bluebell Ice Cream came out with their version of the tradition of having "King Cake" during the Mardi Gras season.

Blue Bell has always been our favorite brand of ice cream. Cookies and Cream is my all time favorite!
A few summers ago they came out with a great flavor. I think it was called "Cookies, Cookies, Cookies" It was the only flavor we ate that summer. I think they had 7 different kinds of cookies in it!!!
But sadly I don't think they have that in their rotation any more.

A few years ago we got "Spiced Pumpkin Pecan". Oh my word was it good!!! We had it that year for our Thanksgiving Day dessert!

This past Christmas we tried the "Christmas Cookie" and it was really good. Tasted just like Christmas cookies should taste!

And today we tried "Mardi Gras King Cake". 
It is very good and I will probably buy it again but there is just something about serving yourself a piece of real King Cake with the anticipation of not knowing if your piece has the baby and you will be having the next King Cake party!!!

But for now I will be screaming for "Mardi Gras King Cake" ice cream!!


Monday, January 23, 2012

Mardi Gras towel giveaway!!

Come on over to my Seaux Southern (machine embroidery) facebook page and enter to win this Mardi Gras tea towel!!!

"Like" my facebook page and then click on the "giveaway" button to the left to enter! 

Contest ends Feb. 5th!


When I looked out into my backyard this morning I noticed that my Camellias were blooming!! Camellias are one of my favorite flowers! 

They are pretty as buds~~~

Beautiful in full bloom~~

and I even love the way they look when they fall to the ground.

I have 4 Camellias planted in my yard right now but would love to have lots more!!

Having such a mild winter is really making me think ahead to Spring! Can't wait to get out in the yard and plant more shrubs and flowers.

My goal for this year is to plant a rose garden! 

But today is a dreary rainy day so I'll just admire my Camellias from the kitchen window!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Downton Abbey---I Love You!

I know I am late to the party but I just discovered the show
Downton Abbey
and I LOVE IT!!

Click to watch a preview
Click to watch a preview
I just watched the whole 1st season last week and I watched the season 2 episodes yesterday so now I am all caught up. I have to watch them on my computer because I don't get this channel on my t.v. but that's okay. 

I love just about all of the characters but the ones I don't like...I REALLY don't like!!

I love the house. The decor. The costumes. The scenery. The way they speak...although this South Louisiana girl does have a hard time understanding what they are saying sometimes!! HA!

I love finding a series to watch after the 1st season airs because then I get to watch all the episodes back to back but now that I am all caught up I now have to wait a whole week before I get to see it again!

But it is worth the wait!!