My aunt sent me this photo today and I just HAD to post it on the blog — it’s too perfect.
“My Grandmother is over 80 and still doesn’t need glasses. She drinks right out of the bottle!”
Mema helped host a Mardi Gras party with her friends on Sunday.
She was very excited about the party and dressing up, so she asked me to help her get ready. Of course, I obliged.
Complete with a boa, Mardi Gras tattoo and decked out in purple, green and gold, she was ready to hit the town!
Here are a few of our favorite photos of the Mardi Gras Queen herself.
Happy Birthday to my blog, well really my grandmother and I’s blog! What a fun year it has been documenting the funny moments in the kitchen, life and everything in between.
To recap the year, we put together the most popular posts for those who missed them and those who’d like to read them again:
4. Manic Monday
Hope you enjoy the posts and we can’t wait for another full year of fun 🙂
How do you say happy birthday to the best grandmother in the world? Well, I’m still trying to work on that. For a start, here’s to the woman…
• Who taught me how to chop when I was 6 months old.
• Who dances on tables
• Who is looking pretty damn good for an
80-something, I mean 60-something year old
•Who can school frat boys in beer pong
• Who loves her family and friends unconditionally
I am so blessed to have Mema in my life and the lessons she has taught me. What would I do without this party animal??
Mema and I saw this idea and we decided we just had to try it out. The hanging flower cans are made out of old coffee tins — perfect for a little Mema and Jill Do It Yourself project.
All you need is the cans, rope, spray paint and the ability to work a drill to make the holes. I’ll be honest — we had help on the drilling 🙂
We decided to put potato plant in the hanging flower cans because we like the lime green and bright blue together.
Mema was a great creative director:
The paint was extremely hard to get off. We tried ammonia and nail polish remover. After those didn’t work, Mema ran off to find her cure all — Turpentine. I am now a believer. It took of the paint immediately! Gotta love the old fashioned remedies.
In honor of Mother’s Day, and all the Mom’s out there, I figured I would write a list of the top ten things I have learned from my Mema: