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Oh When the Saints Go Marching In!

The feeling is in the air and it is pretty awesome.  I love being from Louisiana.  We have so much culture and there is always a reason to party.  Everywhere you turn, people are decked out in Saints gear, from babies to pets, and every store is selling anything and everything Saints!  The best part is the delicious cajun food.  My husband made a huge pot of beef sauce piquant, one of his best dishes.  Yum!  

These past few days have been such a blast getting ready for the game.  Although I am not throwing a party, we have several parties that we've been invited to and we will for sure have a great time.  Would have been so much fun to decorate for a party though!  I think if I had a little boy's birthday party coming up, it would for sure be the Saints theme.  How cute would that be?  Hmm...maybe for Gray's 2nd birthday party!

A few details you may be interested in:
  • The adorable boxers came from my mother at the Polkadot Giraffe.  She can monogram just about anything.
  • I found the cute fleur de lis Saints cookies from Terra Cotta, a local bakery.  Wish I could say I made them, but I didn't.
  • My husband ordered the fleur de lis chocolates from Taigan online.  This is a must-see website, so you should check it out.  We got several boxes that will make awesome gifts for the hostesses.
  • I also ordered the cd cases from Beau-coup, a website that has party favors for any and every occasion.  I use these cases all the time.  I even had them for our wedding.  Just add a cute label, and they make a perfect and easy favor.
For the cds, we chose some classics from all the great New Orleans musicians and put some of our fav songs on there as well from other local artists.  Here is the playlist:
  1. Welcome to New Orleans- Galactic
  2. Zydeco Who Dat- Rockin' Dopsie, Jr.
  3. Fever for the Bayou- Tab Benoit
  4. Dream Come Alive- Keith Frank
  5. Ay-te Te Fee- Clifton Chenier
  6. Hey Pocky Way- Neville Brothers
  7. They All Asked for You- Rockin' Dopsie, Jr.
  8. Golden Crown- Tab Benoit
  9. It Keeps Rainin'- Robert Plant
  10. Pet De Kat Krewe- Terrance Simien
  11. Zydeco Bushhog- Corey Ledet
  12. Blue Monday- Randy Newman
  13. Promise Me One Thing- Corey Ledet
  14. I'm Coming Home- Clifton Chenier
  15. When the Saints Go Marching In- Fats Domino
  16. Halftime- Ying Yang Twins
I hope you all have a wonderful time watching the Super Bowl and a great weekend.  I'll be back on Monday, hopefully with a smile on my face from the whoopin' we're gonna give the Colts!=)


  1. Great stuff Colleen! Thanks for sharing! You should post Jamie's recipe! My grandfather used to make the best sauce piquant, but he never used a recipe! I could go for some right about now!

  2. Yes mamm, it's the best! I'm sure Noah would love some! I certainly will post the recipe, although he doesn't have a specific recipe either. They just know how to do it just right!=)

  3. check out my iphone/ipad app that teaches how to play this song on the piano …
    Its all for a good cause!