One of Mimi’s most talked about and most loved products is her original design of the Creole Style Natchitoches Meat pies. And they are soooo cute!! She makes as both an ornament and a magnet so you can enjoy them (at least looking at them) all the time. No frying involved! These make absolutely adorb’ gifts for friends and family especially those coming to visit our popular little hometown.
So for my non Louisianians, a meat pie is a Southern delicacy. Originally a fusion of Native American and Spanish foods the meat pie was born. Creole style meat pies are traditionally made with a half and half pork and beef mixture with onion, bell pepper and other tasty seasonings in a flaky crust like a half moon. Some Creole communities would fry theirs, some would bake them and everybody lays claim to having the best around.
Anyone that visits Natchitoches always wants a meat pie and to go to one of our drive through liquor stores but that’s a whole other post! So the amazing Mimi came up with this cute meat pie design. She is absolutely swamped with others for these right now and we will let you know as soon as we have them posted in our shop! Hope you enjoy and share away. Have a fantastic day!
Well holy moly I’m getting this train a chuggin now! Got our Facebook page up and going, please like away my little mags if you will you can conveniently click the little F on the right hand side thank you very much. It has been a very long few weeks brainstorming ideas, looking at inception, worrying, staying up all night, you know the drill. But I’m super happy. I will tell you all about a superfantastical graphic designer that did our header and other branding things tomorrow. She’s awesome, like my new best friend, that I give money too. lol! But, seriously she’s great at what she does can’t wait for you to meet her. Posted some things from our Greek line today. Yep calling all greek organizations we can put your letters on just about ANYTHING. Spread the word and all that stuff. Here is a peek, go to our Facebook page to order, don’t quite have my Etsy shop rolling all the way yet!
Thanks hope you guys had a great day, I did, got both mini-boy magnolias school open houses done and this Mama is ready for school to start! Have a great one!
Ok so yeah it’s been like fifty forevers since I posted but I’m back! in full effect or is it affect? I always get confused about that one. Ready to get Mimi’s Magnolias rockin and rolling and start getting mad crazy hot glue and glitterball style! Honestly I have had my Mom so crazy busy making a million things for my wedding (hee hee). So loads of tutorials and coolness to come just a little holla to get back rollin. Here is a pic of a finished “table vignette”, I’m fancy huh? You know I am! Check back soon and remember to subscribe!
Oh look it’s me and sweet baby thangs :)
So being that I am getting married in seven short months it is wedding central around these parts! Mimi, is in a craft whirlwind and the glitter is flying I tell you. We call her “glitterball” because no matter what she’s working on she has glitter on her….like always. Anywho, a lot of the posts over the next seven months will be snazzy tutorials on the awesomeness she’s making and yes my little budding maggies lots of it will be for sale in our handy dandy Etsy shop.
My wedding theme, and yes I have a theme, I couldn’t just stick to a color, is Organic Louisiana. Let’s all sigh and think Louisiana, iced tea, squeaky front porch floorboards, fields and fields of blooming cotton and burlap wrapped bales. And of course I will honor our fleur de lis and last but not least my magnolias. Here is a peek at the overall theme and it is ALL diy, handmade wonderfulness. Stay tuned for posts on how the heck she made all of this. And I will introduce you to my sweet baby thangs too
Sidenote: that picture was taken by my sister, super photographer, more of her photography to come!
Paper flowers with our name and wedding date
fabric rose bouquet and personalized tag with wedding date and names of bride and groom
burlap covered fabric rose bouquet, paper magnolias with real magnolia leaves in a “thrifted” porcelain water pitcher, a few birdcages and decorated soup cans! Voila – the tablescape is born
Bonjour! Welcome to Mimi’s Magnolias! ”Mimi” is my Mom the greatest woman on the planet! No really she is. Mimi, has been crafting, sewing, crocheting, decoupaging and burning her fingerprints off FOREVER! She is originally from Los Angeles and would make her weekend trip to Moskatel’s in L.A. long before we were spoiled by Hobby Lobby and Michaels. She makes some of the coolest things and just lately has been doing papercrafting, wedding invitations, wedding centerpieces, bouquets and lots more, mostly because this particular magnolia is GETTING MARRIED!
We are going to share with you some of the cool things she’s making for my wedding, along with gorgeous photography by one of her other magnolias, her other daughter Teresa. I’ll share my crafts, art and fashion and daily babble to keep you laughing and coming back for more. Share us and be a magnolia!!! Live to create!!