THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED AND A WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN
I promised fun, didn't I? So fun you shall have. In celebration of my 1 year blogiversary, I will be announcing a new giveaway every Friday this month! I'm cheating and posting this week's giveaway a little early because I'll be having an evening of fun-filled Mardi Gras-ing tonight and tomorrow, so I won't have time to post this tomorrow. Before you judge too harshly, Mardi Gras is very different when you're a local, because what the media shows the outside world is pure rubbish.
Lemme break it down like a fraction. There are two Mardi Gras....the disgusting-frat-boy-tourist-Mardi-Gras in the Quarter, and the local, family-friendly Mardi Gras that takes place on St. Charles Avenue. The best way I can describe it is to call it a city-wide tailgate party down St. Charles. You bring the whole family, set up some chairs, possibly a tent and a grill, and you hang out all day chatting with the people around you. There is no flashing or wild bouts of debauchery....just (mostly) good, family fun. And one of my favorite things are these genius inventions. Parents are so inventive. Obviously the little kids are too short to catch things or be seen by the riders with throws, so some creative person took a 6 foot wooden ladder, screwed a box with a safety bar on the top, attached some wheels, and voila! You have a portable booster seat for your kids to sit in and catch stuff! Only in New Orleans. I love this city :)
And bonus, on Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) most people tailgate AND dress up in costume for the parades. Also, local high school or military bands march in between each float during every parade (not just the ones on Mardi Gras Day), so I threw in some pictures for you to see! It's so much fun. These are all from last year:
(it's not every day you see a banana riding a bicycle)
So anywho...I was saying...tonight a bunch of us from the NOLA MQG are meeting up to go to my personal favorite, the Krewe of Muses parade. It's a fairly new Krewe (hence the sucky weekday parade time), but they have the best pageantry and throws. It's an all-female Krewe, so there you go. Leave it to the ladies to come up with kick-butt satirical floats and the best throws (hands DOWN!). They throw stuff like eye masks, bracelets, bedazzled shoes, feather boas, and cool bags. It's so awesome.
But enough of my prosthelytizing about Mardi Gras. On to the really good stuff!!!
Up for grabs this week are:
Fat Quarter bundle of the Beach Mod Circa 60 line by Monaluna. There are a total of 9 FQ (2.25 yards), and it's a 100% organic cotton collection (ooh! ahh!)
A copy of Denyse Schmidt Quilts, personally touched by me (just kidding about that last part...it's not really a bonus...more like an unavoidable peril, haha!)
So you know the drill. Here are the rules on how to enter:
- Leave a comment.
- For a 2nd entry, leave a comment telling me that you're a follower. If you're already a follower, leave a comment to that effect.
- For a 3rd entry, blog about this giveaway, and leave a comment telling me so.
- For a 4th entry, state one thing you've always wanted to see/do in New Orleans. Poor little New Orleans doesn't get many compliments, bless her heart, and she needs a little morale boost every now and then ;)
This giveaway IS open Internationally. The giveaway will close at Midnight on Wednesday, March 9th. Any comments left after that time will be disregarded. Also, if I draw your name for one of the prizes but can't find an email address for you, then I will immediately draw another winner. Long story short, make sure you provide me with some kind of way to contact you.
Good luck & thanks for playing!