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My place to share with family & friends... pieces of my life and some sparks of creativity that come to me in between my crazy days of now! Remember that each day is a gift!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

My Big Brothers

I love this photo. Although it was very amateur basement photography... yeah,
my white sheet was not large enough ! I can't wait to use in a LO ! Got the idea for the photo in a recent scrapbook magazine.

Pink Button Tree

A pink button tree I made for my Aunt Donna ! Thanks Patty for your help & inspiration!

Traveling Box !

Traveling box found it's way back to me this month! Annette filled it with so much great stuff, as she always does! I can't wait to create with it! My favorite thing she sent to me this time is a LO I aksed her to do for me ! I absolutely love what the journaling reads & I have it hanging where I can be reminded every day of these things! Thanks Annette! Oh, and be on the lookout, our Box is headed your way!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Mardi Gras !

My girls back home are gearing up for Mardi Gras festivities ! I wish I were there!
Parades, Marching Bands, Beads, Moon Pies, Dancing all night long at the balls, crashing the next morning! Yep, they're trying on their ball gowns, deciding on what parades they will attend....( I'm craving a chocolate moonpie... oh and King Cake filled with cream cheese! Atlanta Bread Company has the BEST!) Please send me some throws! HAPPY MARDI GRAS!!!

Mardi Gras in Mobile...FYI

Mardi Gras is celebrated in Mobile, New Orleans and other Gulf Coast cities.This festive event was started in Mobile and according to some accounts, dates back to 1703. The celebration was originally called Boef Gras (Fat Beef).

The well-known Mardi Gras in Mobile was begun by Michael Krafft. On New Years's Eve, 1830, Krafft and his friends were reluctant to end a dinner party at the customary time. They raided a nearby hardware store, took up rakes, hoes and cowbells and proceeded to wake the town. They soon formed the Cowbellion de Rakin Society, the first of Mobile's many modern mystic organizations. The Cowbellions presented their first parade, complete with floats and theme, in 1840.

The Civil War brought revelry in Mobile to an abrupt halt. Joseph Stillwell Cain, on Fat Tuesday of 1866, donned full Chickasaw Indian regalia, dubbed himself Chief Slacabamorinico. Cain and six friends set out to raise the morale of citizens in the defeated city. Dubbing themselves the "Tea Drinkers", and fired up by drink much stronger than tea, they took to the streets in a decorated coal wagon pulled by a mule. Cain was a founder in the Order of Myths, the organization which today holds the final Carnival Season parade Mardi Gras night. He also helped organize many more parading societies. Cain's role in reviving Mardi Gras is observed each year on the Sunday before Mardi Gras Day, "Joe Cain Day." On "Joe Cain Day" thousands of Mobilians in costume and on individually designedfloats parade through the streets of downtown Mobile.

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1831 -----Michael Krafft, a gentleman from Philadelphia, and the group of men who staged the New Year's event a year ago, formally organize, and, in honor of their first parade, they called themselves the "Cowbellion de Rakin Society". " For their first 10 years, they paraded on New Year’s Eve in mask on foot with only a few floats.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Sneak Peak

Following Patty & Stacy's idea... I am providing a sneak peak of my page of Circle Journal. Then it's on it's way to Cherie in Mobile !