It is the most wonderful time of year…Mardi Gras!

So I couldn’t help myself. I know Caroline discussed New Orleans Mardi Gras this morning but since Mobile had the original Mardi Gras and it truly is my favorite holiday of the year I had to share.

When my husband and I married almost twenty years ago my one request was that we go home to Mardi Gras every year. In these twenty years I’ve only missed one. Admittedly sometimes the trip is short. This year I literally hopped off a plane from Miami on Friday afternoon and headed straight down south. But it was worth it. The weather was fabulous, I got to see my parents and some friends but most importantly got to catch a few parades.

I’ve discussed Mardi Gras a number of times here, and here, as well let you know what I wear to one of the Mardi Gras parties here (BTW this year, the same song, just a different verse) so I won’t go into the history again.

In celebration of Fat Tuesday here are a few pictures of the sights and sounds from this past weekend. Plus I couldn’t blog on Mardi Gras day without posting a recipe to this easy peasy Pull Apart King Cake courtesy of Delish. Check it out here.

Folly Chasing Death

Folly Chasing Death

The Excelsior band has been playing for over a hundred years

The Excelsior band has been playing for over a hundred years

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras My Ray Bans got a work out this weekend

MOT Parade

MOT Parade

The weather was cold so got to pull out the ol Janessa Leone hat

The weather was cold so got to pull out the ol Janessa Leone hat

 

xo

Martha

 

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