Decorating When Mardi Gras “Carnival Season” arrives, I’m like a little kid on Christmas Day. I can’t wait to decorate with the colors of purple, gold and green. A large part of Mardi decorating,involves things accumulated from years before. Treasured “throws,” such as a specific Krewe’s medallion beads, doubloons, King Cake babies, plush items or prized throws such […]
Holy King Cake – there is a new “military” Mardi Gras Krewe in town, named Legion of Mars. They are set to roll in 2015, but you can get involved now. If you have been following along here, or with my other blog Hooah Wife, you will know that I am usually quite involved (more […]
OK OK…I get it, this post is being done AFTER Mardi Gras. Tough…my Mardi Gras posts are still my top Google hits year after year! Besides, who has time to do anything but have fun, put up a FB post or Tweet when you you are having a blast? To absolutely crack you up, I’ll […]
Ya – that is me, center front with my rebel spikey haircut and my anti-frilly dress. Looking back now…what the hell was I thinking? But, I thought I looked good at the time and that was all that matters! You would think we were Southern Belles, but we were as “wicked pissa awesome” as any […]
I can’t believe this is going to be my 6th Mardi Gras season here. We just re-financed out home, and “permanent resident of the greater New Orleans area” has a nice ring to it! Coming out of my fog from my dad passing, I realize I have so much to do to get ready for […]
This is our 5th Mardi Gras season in the New Orleans area. Along with the traditional holiday and seasonal decorations, I now have a small collection of bows and baubles for Mardi Gras. I love driving around New Orleans and/or walking through the French Quarter and seeing all the effort people put into Mardi Gras. […]
Last weekend, my handsome hubby and I attended the Thoth Krewe’s ball. We were guests of the Queen’s family and I “recycled” my black, safe Tadashi gown from last year and added some borrowed, fun jewelery. Besides watching all the pomp and circumstance and the amazing costumes, part of the fun is people watching. Surprisingly, […]
Update as to not confuse anyone. Wanted to add this comment from my friend Ryan of Seersuckers and Sazeracs Be careful when attending a ball if you’ve never been. Masks are only for krewe members. If you are attending merely as a guest, you are not to be masked. if you are casting with the […]
This Time article compares the safety of the 2 locations. In fact the safety was compared back during Mardi Gras. I’d write more, but I have to run to the studio in the French Quarter by the scene of a murder of a great lady committed by a group of teens. I still love this […]
The most wonderful package arrived at my doorstep today (coincidentally on my birthday). href=”http://soldiersangels.org”>Soldiers’ Angels (over 900 waiting for adoption right now) Operation Overseas Mardi Gras was such a huge success this year that the news articles and pictures keep rolling in thanks to so many wonderful people as far away as Germany. The package […]
Joe tells you the tale of his Mardi Gras “incident” and how men should not disrespect women. Not safe for work – some harsh language. Isn’t he just adorable?
“Hail Orpheus, Hail Yes!” is the saying from the Krewe my husband rides in. The Original Krewe of Orpheus rolled last night in Mandeville and hubby had a fabulous day, beginning with golf at 8:30 and ending after 11 with the end of the parade in walking distance from our house. My curiosity got the […]
I received this e-mail today from my friend, Michelle Boudreaux. She gave me permission to share. Hey Everyone, Attached is a flyer for an event that some local high school kids have put together to benefit Mary-Payton Vigil. A group of girls decided that they did not want a sweet sixteen party this year, one […]
I am asking people who have attended Mardi Gras whether they think it is family friendly or not and why? I’m also asking those who have not attended if they think it is or not and why? I bring my kids to the French Quarter (just not Bourbon Street) all the time and they love […]
Here is a little glimpse of a small parade and Family Gras. The funniest things is the girls couldn’t wait for Jesse McCartney to perform and then they did not believe it was him!