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Mardi Gras is Over. Sad Face.

I had a wonderful time last week! My friend Blondie (also a Blogger) flew in and stayed with my family all week. I met Blondie/Nicole about 4 years ago online and she is one of my best friends now! I toured her around Mobile, which doesn’t seem that exciting, but she planned her trip during […]

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Mobile Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2013

I bet you think that Mardi Gras started in New Orleans. It didn’t. New Orleans would like you to believe that and yes, they have some fantastic floats and parades, which combined with debauchery, nakedness, and alcohol, can be a lot of fun. But Mardi Gras actually started in Mobile, Alabama and the first celebration […]

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Only in Alabama: Bail

I realize its been some time since I have done an “Only In Alabama” posting and believe me, its not for lack of photo opps. Its just that sometimes things are SO embarrassing in this city that I don’t want to admit I live here. At any rate, I could not resist snapping this shot […]

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My child has a holiday yours doesnt.

We have hurricane days over snow days. We drink Soda instead of Pop. We track in sand over slush. Our tea comes with sugar without asking. And we have holidays y’all don’t have.

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Mardi Gras Mask Craft Idea

Fresh off our stint to Bloggers on Bourbon, I had some crafts available at my house (cause we forgot to do them in the whirlwind of our trip) and last night my family settled down to do a “Make a Mardi Gras Mask” session. This is a cheap and easy craft to make with your […]

Day #6: Mardi Gras

I have a feeling I wont do all 325 days because I didn’t consider that I don’t like to blog on the weekends. So this may actually be Day #6-#8. But who’s counting, right? I am going to do this one as a recent memory…as in yesterday. Although the birth place of Mardi Gras is […]

Only In Alabama…..Mardi Gras

This should actually be “Only in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana”, BUT we have one thing you all don’t have. Mardi Gras at Home Depot. You can shop for a hammer and flash for beads at at the same time. Awesomely Alabama. #1 OIA #2 OIA #3 Miniature Horses #4 OIA Undercover Reporting #5 OIA #6 […]

I got the Baby!

[private] Before anyone gets all excited, I am NOT pregnant! LOL!  “I got the Baby” is just a common expression heard around New Orleans this time of year.  Any idea why? It’s Mardi Gras Season! And the only thing I look forward to more than the day off of work is King Cake….and lots of […]