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Pacque-ing {A Cajun Easter Tradition}

South Louisiana is known for some weird traditions. At Christmastime, we let Madame Grands Doigts — a witch with long fingers — come into our home to deliver goodies into stockings hung by the chimney with care. We boil and eat something literally called a MudBug. We made Mardi Gras a “thing,” and we chase […]

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Wait, Wait, Wait!!! Don’t Pitch Your Mardi Gras Throws!

It’s the question that every Louisiana mom asks themselves the day after Mardi Gras, “What do I do with all these Mardi Gras beads (or throws)?” There are 2 things that usually happen: They get thrown away or They get sorted and stored in the attic waiting for the apocalypse.  There has to be another […]

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I Ain’t No Mardi Gras Mama

As a child in South Louisiana, my family didn’t Mardi Gras too much. We usually went to one parade besides our shoe-box-float school parade. We picked up some boudin, drank some Coke, and ate some king cake. C’est tout fini.  As I entered into young adulthood, ERRRRRRYBODY LOOOOOOVED Mardi Gras. They were naked wasted at […]

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Mardi Gras :: It’s About Family Fun

It’s Carnival time here in Louisiana, and I could not love it more! My family and I celebrate Mardi Gras from the time Christmas decorations come down until Ash Wednesday. We LOVE Mardi Gras. We don’t love Mardi Gras because of the typical reasons, (parties, balls, etc.). We love Mardi Gras because with the Mardi […]

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Lafayette Mardi Gras, Who Knew? and a Few Fun Facts

Laissez les bon temps rouler! A Cajun expression often heard in these parts, meaning “Let the good times roll!” conveys the “joie de vivre” (“joy of living”) of the good people of Lafayette. Now that’s about all of the French I’m going to pretend like I know and I actually googled that much. I would […]

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Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway {Enter to Win a Collection of our Favorite Mardi Gras Items}

Disclosure :: The Mardi Gras Mambo giveaway has been sponsored by the participating businesses below. Businesses paid a nominal fee to cover the time and resources it requires to effectively compile a post of this complexity, but all opinions expressed here are our own. Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway As soon as the Christmas trees come down […]

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