Monday, February 23, 2009

Mardi Gras Mambo: Fat Tuesday is Here

Today signifies the end of Carnival Season, and therefore the end to our Mardi Gras Mambo Giveaway. But, before we go we have one last special throw for you all. The winner of this giveaway will walk away with a bag of goodies.




First, we start off with some yummy King Cake soap from the etsy store Soapalaya Soaps. King Cake is a favorite treat during the Mardi Gras season, and we wait for it each year. Despite the fact you can't eat them, this soap smell kinda like the freshly baked, over-iced, insanely sweet indulgence they are intended to replicate. Sweet and rich....just like a king cake! Yum!

So, "Laissez les bons temps rouler" - Let the good times roll!

Each king cake is made to order and weighs approx. 6 oz. each.





Second, no Mardi Gras day would be complete without a costume. So the etsy store Sweetie Pie Tutus had offered to help us decorate your day with a Mardi Gras Mambo Tutu. This tutu is made with over 100 yards of soft gold,green and purple tulle. It is 8' in length and adorned with coordinating mardi gras beads. All tutus are available in all sizes ranging from newborn to 6 years.



Last but not least, April of at Just Typical Life has offered a Mardi Gras Indian Print to show the true spirit of our city. The Black Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans are a unique sub-culture of a highly diverse and complex group of the local population . The tradition of these masking Indians, dates back to the 1700's. As a result of this lack of a solid path in the knowledge of Indian history, many theories abound, but this much is for certain, the Indians have preserved some of their culture and history in the guise of tradition, and that tradition at the time of Mardi Gras, is now an integral part of New Orleans. In the heart of New Orleans since the 1780's and perhaps earlier, this ancient colorful and artistic culture has been practiced. A culture, that be it known, exhibits all of that tradition, with some of the positive heritage, and is quite a unique history. April Allen Photo has this 5x7 matted and signed print of the Mardi Gras Indian.





So now put your arms up, wave them around, and yell "Throw me Something Mister"!! Okay, that won't get you all these wonderful prizes, but wasn't it fun? Now, to win the prizes, just follow the rules below.

Don't forget, we are giving you a chance to DOUBLE your entries by registering here and at The Not So Blog.

How to Win:
1) Visit Soapalaya Soaps, Sweetie Pie Tutus, and April Allen Photo, and tell us your favorite item from each store.

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Contest ends at 11:59pmCST on March 2nd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.
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101 comments:

Shannon said...

I like the coffee lip balm, the banana split tutu, and the babies.

mar said...

My favorites in order from each listed site are:

1) Enchanted (Blended Cream Soap)
2) Sweetie Pie Tutus Birthday Boutique Bow
3) New Orleans - April Allen

thank you

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

SoapalayaSoaps's shop DETOX FACIAL - Spa Quality Mask with Dead Sea Clay and Activated Charcoal

Banana Split Tutu-FREE coordinating headband with your choice of boutique bow or flower clippie talk about affordable on the tutus!

for april allen the little girl under extras- her daughter? is beautiful

cdziuba said...

From Soapalaya Soaps: Coffee Lovers Lip Balm

From Sweetie Pie Tutus: Pink Beanie w/ Chocolate and Pink removable bow

From April Allen : I like the photo of the little girl wearing the fairy wings, holding balloons

Tina12312 said...

1. Detox Facial - Spa Quality Mask with Dead Sea Clay and Activated Charcoal
2. Sweetie Pie's Chocolate and Pink Polka Pillowcase Dress
3. New Orleans

Thank you!

Sue said...

Soapalaya - The Peppermint Vanilla soap

Sweetie Pie Tutus - The Pink Baby Beanie with removable Chocolate and Pink Polka Dot Bow

April Allen - New Orleans

Thanks for sharing!

gkstratos said...

Soapalaya Soaps - Grey Satin Powder Puff Set
Sweetie Pie Tututs - Extra Special B-Day Tutu
April Allen - Love the New Orleans series, especially the pictures of statues/cemetaries
gkstratos@yahoo.com

rosidentevil said...

thank you for the great contest
enter me please
Soapalaya Soaps - Louisiana Brew - Coffee Bath Soap
Sweetie Pie Tutus - 1st Birthday Tutu and pink onesie
April Allen Photo - her nature photos
seesessel (at) gmail (dot) com

Smooshy said...

i like the two sided soap pocket, the fairy wings and new orleans!

mverno said...

April Allen - New Orleans Sweetie Pie Tutus - The Pink Baby Beanie with removable Chocolate and Pink Polka Dot Bow and Soapalaya - The Peppermint Vanilla soap

minishoes said...

1) The peppermint and vanilla soap.
2) the banana split tutu
3)the adorable baby pics.
thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

radmommie said...

I like Blue Chamomile soap, pink and purple birthday cupcake tutu, and the flamingo picture

Baba said...

From Soapalaya I love the Detox Bath Salts with wooden scoop.

From Sweetie Pie Tutu's I love The Pretty Pink Fairy Set.

From April Allen Photo I love the New Orleans cemetery photos.

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Andreah said...

1) Southern Veranda Blended Cream Soap

2)Sweet Lilac Swirl Tutu

3)I like all of the nature photos.

Staci said...

Love the Coffee Lovers Lip Balm, the Fairy Sweet Valentine's Tutu Set, and the flower photos in the nature section. Thanks for the chance to enter!
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Staci said...

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Belinda said...

Soapalaya - Peppermint Vanilla soap
Sweetie Pie Tututs - Extra Special Birthday Tutu
April Allen - New Orleans Prints
Thanks!
1bmore @ gmail . com

miriama said...

From Soapalaya Soaps: Enchanted soap

From Sweetie Pie Tutus: Sweetie Pie Tutus Perfect Princess Party Pack

From April Allen : I love the little girl with wings

mogrill said...

From Soapalaya Soaps: Coffee Lovers Lip Balm

Sweetie Pie Tututs - Extra Special Birthday Tutu

April Allen - New Orleans Print

Thanks for the Chance!
mogrill@comcast.net

Tamara B. said...

Soapalaya Soaps: Peppermint Vanilla (cold process handmade soap)
Sweetie Pie Tutus: Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Tutu
April Allen Photo: New Orleans photos.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. said...

Soapalaya Soaps: Peppermint Vanilla (cold process handmade soap)
Sweetie Pie Tutus: Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Tutu
April Allen Photo: New Orleans photos.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

judybrittle said...

Soapalaya Dragonfly Moon bath salts
Sweetie Pie Tutus Birthday Cupcake tutu and onesie
April Allen Photo love the babies
Thank you so much!

sagepho said...

Cucumber Slices - Blended Creme Soap, Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Tutu -free headband and removable boutique bow or tutu poof with purchase, All New Orleans themed April Allen's photos.

sagepho@insightbb.com

Gabriel J. said...

1. Sweetie Pie's Chocolate and Pink Polka Pillowcase Dress.
2. Sweetie Pie Tutus Birthday Boutique Bow.
3. Southern Veranda Blended Cream Soap.

Missesprincess said...

From April Allen I love the New Orleans print of the flamingo and the one of the black and white woman/child statue.

From Sweetie Pie Tutus I love the Strawberry Delight Tutu.

From SoapalayaSoaps's Lavender and Oatmeal (cold process soap).

Cheryl F said...

My favorite item at SoapalayaSoaps's is the Pepperberry soap. Sounds different.
My favorite item at Sweetie Pie Tutus is the Sweetie Pie's Strawberry Delight Fairy Tutu set

And my favorite item at April Allen is the babies/

joahsgrandma said...

My favorites ...
SoapalayaSoaps's shop DETOX FACIAL - Spa Quality Mask with Dead Sea Clay and Activated Charcoal

Sweetie Pie Tutus - The Pink Baby Beanie with removable Chocolate and Pink Polka Dot Bow

April Allen - the New Orleans series

bison61 said...

soapalaya-gentle cleanser for dry or mature skin
sweetie pie-party dot bow headband
april allen photo-nature-purple iris

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Heather M said...

1. Peppermint Lip Balm
2.Personalized Chocolate Birthday Cupcake and Onesie-FREE matching headband and Boutique Bow
3. Little ones!

Thanks

e-mail: hmahan_0529@yahoo.com

YZgirl4 said...

I like the detox facial, the princess tutu set and the picture of the girl with the drawn wings and tiara.
yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

lezanac said...

1 Sweetgrass Solid Perfume
2 Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Fairy Set
3. Love all the nature pics on April Allens site

Steph said...

1. Look At My Feet 4 oz.jar
2. Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Tutu
3. Nature Series - April Allen

Think about it said...

1. Enchanted Blended Cream Soap
2. Sweetie Pie Tutus Birthday Boutique Bow
3. New Orleans -April Allen

kat said...

It has been 10 years since I left Louisiana and I have to say I love all the Mardi Gras giveaway! I truely miss it. Thanks for a nice giveaway! I would love to win to bring back memories of Mardi Gras!

tlcfromtn said...

Soapalaya Soaps- Buttermilk and Honey Blended Creme Handmade Soap

Sweetie Pie Tutus- Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Tutu

April Allen- The photo of the little girl wearing the fairy wings and holding balloons

braaisjo at gmail dot com

Leslie said...

1. Cucumber Slices - Blended Creme Soap
2. Sweetie Pie Tutus Sweet Shamrock Bow
3. The flower photos

Storm, The Psychotic Housewife said...

From Soapalya Soaps: Enchanted Creme Soap

From Sweetie Pie Tutus: the first birthday tutu set

from April Allen: the photo of the hands holding the newborn

stormraven at gmail dot com

NesieBird said...

Coffee Lip Balm, Chocolate and Pink Polka Pillowcase Dress, and Enchanted soap for me, please.

Taylor said...

At Soapalaya - Lavender and Oatmeal soap

At Sweetie Pie Tutus - Sweetie Pie's Fairy Wings

At April Allen Photo - New Orleans, the last picture in the first row- church?

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Taylor said...

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Pam said...

I like from the soap shop the purse pack where you can mix & match the lip balms and the perfumes. Cute kit!!

Pam said...

From the tutus I love the Sweetie Pie's Strawberry Delight Fairy Tutu set-FREE matching headband. How sweet!!!

artmarcia said...

1. Soapalaya Soaps: Peppermint Vanilla (cold process handmade soap)

2. Sweetie Pie Tutus: Sweettart Tutu

3. April Allen Photo: New Orleans

techyone said...

My favorites -
1.Soapalaya Soaps - Coffee Lovers Lip Balm
2.Sweetie Pie Tutus - Extra Special B-Day Tutu
3.April Allen Photo - Nature photos

Donna M. Clark said...

My favorites are
1. Soapalayasoaps-Swirled Heart Blended Creme Soap
2. sweetiepietutus -Teeny Tiny Sweetie Pie Tutu in pink
3.April Allen- the baby lying on it's tummy.
Thank you for having this giveaway.

arvard said...

1. Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Tutu
2.Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Tutu
3. Peppermint Lip Balm

kathy pease said...

1 Powder Puff Set (Mother of Pearl Buttons, Silver-Grey Satin) - puff, powder, and, dish set

2Pretty Pink Fairy Set- this set is also available in the color lavender

3 http://aprilallenphoto.com/index2.html

Nickolay said...

Soapalaya Soaps - Grey Satin Powder Puff Set
Sweetie Pie Tututs - Extra Special B-Day Tutu


jason@allworldautomotive.com

purango said...

My favorites-from Soapalaya Soaps-Enchanted (Blended Creme Soap); from-Sweetie Pie Tutus-the Pink princess Tutu and Onesie and from April Allen Photo-the print of the boy on the beach. garrettsambo@aol.com

purplepassion126 said...

1. Soapalaya Soaps--DETOX FACIAL - Spa Quality Mask with Dead Sea Clay and Activated Charcoal
2. Sweetie Pie Tutus--Sweetie Pie's Perfect Birthday Party Tutu -free headband and removable boutique bow or tutu poof with purchase
3. April Allen Photo--any of the pink or purple flowers under her Nature Category

Betty C said...

1. Coffee Lovers Lip Balm
2. Banana Split Tutu
3. Nature - especially the purple iris.

demmi said...

coffee lovers lip balm. The Pink Baby Beanie with removable Chocolate and Pink Polka Dot Bow. New Orleans

Helen said...

I like the Powder Puff Set from Soapalaya Soaps.

I like the Pretty Pink Fairy Set from Sweetie pie tutus.

I like the photographs of the families.

masonsgranny59 said...

I HEART the coffee lip balm,April Allen Photo - her nature photos,Sweetie Pie's Chocolate and Pink Polka Pillowcase Dress

bndraldy said...

SoapalayaSoaps - Gift Set - Spa Slippers and Matching Tote
sweetiepietutus - Pink Princess Tutu and Onesie
April Allen - Nature (Iris)
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!

ldrnc2000 said...

My favorite from each store (in order)is the Gift set - Black and White Dots Powder Puff and 6 oz. of After Bath Powder, the Sweetie Pie Tutus Red Bow Beanie and the close-up of the pink flower! I would love to win this giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

phyllisg said...

Soapalaya Soaps: Coffee Lovers Lip Balm
SweetiPieTutu: Hot Pink and Black Rock Star Hair Bow
April Allen Photo: Flamingo from the New Orleans Collection

esther said...

I like the Coffee Lovers Lip Balm, the Banana Split Tutu, and the purple flower in the Nature section.

Amy said...

1. Peppermint Vanilla (cold process handmade soap)
2. Sweetie Pie Tutus Lemon Drop Tutu-FREE matching headband and removable Flower clip
3. The New Orleans photo w/ the trees in the background

Heather said...

I love the Peppermint Lip Balm, Chocolate Beanie with Chocolate and Pink Polka Dot Removable Bow, and the all the flower photos (gorgeous!).

robtmartin said...

I love the Pepperberry (blended creme soap) from SoapalayaSoaps's shop, the Pink Celebration Cupcake Tutu and Onesie Set from sweetiepietutus's shop, and the purple iris picture in the Nature portfolio from April Allen Photography.

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