Creole Style Natchitoches Meatpies…but you can’t eat these!

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!

–Tracey

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organic louisiana – a wedding theme

Oh look it's me and sweet baby thangs :)

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

Paper flowers with our name and wedding date

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fabric rose bouquet and personalized tag with wedding date and names of bride and groom

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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