Mardi Gras Mambo Day 9: Krewe of Orpheus

The Krewe of Orpheus derives its name from the mortal Orpheus, son of the god Apollo and the muse Calliope. The story of Orpheus illustrates the power of music in both this world and the next. Legend is that Apollo presented Orpheus with a lyre, which he played with perfection. His music was celebrated and cherished by all who heard it.
This Super Krewe was founded in 1993 by Harry Connick, Jr. and quickly became a “must-see” parade in New Orleans. Traditionally parading on Lundi Gras (the day before Mardi Gras), one of the staples of this parade is Leviathan, the first float ever to use fiber optic lighting.
When the parade ends, Orpheuscapade begins. This black tie event features several celebrity musical performances and ends with the parade entering the Convention Center to shower the crowd with beads, cups and doubloons.

Sticking with the musical theme, today’s Mardi Gras Mambo sponsor is ChicBuds, a sweet treat for your ears! These Swarovski adorned retractable earphones were introduced in 2006. The initial line included 5 standard “flavors” but has since expanded to various casing colors, an iPod-Inspired Designer Series and Limited Edition designs (including Breast Cancer, AIDS, ChicBlvd Fitness in partnership with American Heart Association).

ChicBuds are compatible with the iPod, iPhone, MP3 players, CD players and just about any listening device! The great thing about these earphones is that you can adjust the cord to 5 different lengths in order to accommodate any activity. No more tangled cords!

Gotta have it? ChicBuds generously offered us not one, but TWO pairs of ChicBuds! We will select one winner here and one winner from What Mommies Need, so make sure you enter in BOTH places!

How to Enter:
1) Visit ChicBuds and tell us which item your have to catch!

Additional Entries: (Please leave each entry in a separate comment)
1) Follow my blog.
2) Follow me on twitter (BridgetteLA) or tweet about this giveaway.
3) Blog about this giveaway and make sure to include a link back!
4) Favorite me in Technorati.
5) Grab our giveaway button and post it on your sidebar.
6) If you donate to the Ark Adventure, take one extra entry.

Contest ends at 11:59pmCST on February 22nd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

You Must Leave a Valid E-mail Address to be eligible.

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  1. LoveMy2Dogs says:

    Wow I am first. I liked the chicBuds in watermelon.

  2. I love the Gal to Gal edition chicBuds. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  3. barbarabaker says:

    I really, really love the limited edition’s cancer chicbuds…too cool!!!

    Please count me in!!!
    -barbarabaker πŸ™‚

  4. i subscribed to follow by email! utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

  5. barbarabaker says:

    I am now subscribed to your blog (happily)…

    -barbarabaker πŸ™‚

  6. barbarabaker says:

    I just tweeted about the giveaway…here’s the link:

    -barbarabaker πŸ™‚

  7. barbarabaker says:

    I also favorited you on technorati, but don't know how to link it so here's my username and account so you can see my favorites:

    Thanks, barbarabaker πŸ™‚

  8. I really like the purple love buds, they are so pretty.
    barbmccrea at

  9. I’m a subscribe to your blog
    barbmccrea at

  10. I twittered as barbmccrea
    barbmccrea at

  11. I have sent a request to follow you on Twitter barbmccrea at

  12. I blogged about your contest here
    barbmccrea at



  14. I would love the white/watermelon chic buds for my sister

  15. i love the sour apple ones.

  16. Just love the grape!

  17. I love the marshmallow chicbuds

  18. My favorites are the watermelon ones!!!

  19. I have to catch the Techie Girl Kit!

  20. Black/Grape Color Combo is my favorite – Happy Party Gras! πŸ™‚

  21. Women Who Win says:

    I love chicBuds!! They are super cute. I love the special edition Breast Cancer awareness set. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the giveaway! –Michelle, blogattoday&&at(gmaildotcom

  22. chromiumman says:

    i like the black with marshmallow

  23. I like the black and grape chicbuds.

  24. I love the blue raspberry swirl chickbuds in black. I would love to have these!

  25. I love the black and marshmallow chicbuds!

    ariellezander at gmail dot com

  26. like the rock buds chicks dig me

  27. I like the chicBuds Earphones: White/Watermelon.

  28. I like the purple love buds

  29. breast camcer one on black

  30. I like the black/blueberry ones. Thanks for the chance to win.

  31. I like the ChicBuds in watermellon!

  32. I follow you on Twitter!

  33. I like the watermelon ones

  34. I LOVE the blue raspberry swirl black earphones!

  35. I love the watermelon buds.
    1bmore @ gmail . com

  36. I like the chicBuds ipod Cases in Cotton Candy Blue.

  37. i like the techie girl kit.

    madamerkf at aol dot com

  38. toughturtles says:

    the chicks dig me buds

  39. Oh! I LOVE the cross limited edition pair! These are so cute! I need a pair for that flight to Chicago. πŸ™‚

  40. Oh! I follow your blog too

    mommafindings at gmail dot com

  41. Twitter Tweet Tweeting! πŸ™‚

    mommafindings at gmail dot com

  42. I love the black/green apple chicBuds

  43. subscribed via google reader

  44. I like the iPod case

  45. The Dreamer says:

    I LOVE the rock star rock buds.


    addeviant006 at gmail dot com


  46. I would love to win the white and grape earbuds!

    Thank you for the giveaway and please enter me πŸ™‚

  47. black/sour apple

  48. trippyjanet says:

    I like the blueberry ones…

  49. Black chicBuds Earphones w/ watermelon.
    These are great.

  50. I’m in love with Black Star Power chicBuds
    KawaiiNeko2008 (at) aol (dot) com

  51. My favorite is the white with watermelon crystals. Love the color! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  52. I follow (email subscriber)

  53. The black with marshmallow is my favorite.

  54. They’re all nice, but I love the Sour Apple color in either the white or black…



  55. Hi,
    I would love to have the White/Watermelon. Thanks!

  56. I follow you on twitter as sonyasparks

  57. You are a favorite on technorati for me. Username-sonyasparks.

  58. I really want the watermelon ones!!

  59. Women Who Win says:

    I tweeted about this giveaway here: –Michelle, blogattoday&&at(gmaildotcom

  60. Women Who Win says:

    I added your button to my sidebar! Thanks for the giveaway! –Michelle, blogattoday&&at(gmaildotcom

  61. I like the White/Watermelon ones! Cute!

    shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

  62. I think the black ChicBuds with Watermelon crystals is fab!

    Thanks for a great giveaway!!

  63. majorjonjon says:

    grape sorbert black

  64. I like the sour apple ones

  65. I love the Black breast cancer awareness chicbuds, aren’t they awesome??

    This is a great giveaway and I would love to have these! I wrap my earbud wires around my iTouch, what a nuisance!

  66. I subscribe to your blog!

  67. LeslieVeg Just left a tweet on Twitter,
    here’s the link

  68. deedleweedle says:

    I like the watermelon and sour apple!

  69. I like the Lovers – heart one. Thanks.

  70. follower

  71. Women Who Win says:

    I blogged about this giveaway here: Woot! –Michelle, blogattoday&&at(gmaildotcom

  72. The ChicBuds in Sour Apple!

  73. I like the “chicBuds Earphones: Black/Grape” Thanks!

  74. I am subscribed to your blog.

  75. The Techie Girl Kit is cool, and I love the watermelon colored ChicBuds.

  76. I follow you on Twitter. cdziuba

  77. I like the watermelon and blueberry ones. It’s tough to choose between the two.

  78. tarahsfoodreviews says:

    I really like the black/grape ones


  79. The blueberry and black chicbuds are my favorite!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  80. My favorites are the Purple lovebuds!

  81. The Behlmers says:

    I like the Star Power white edition. Thanks!
    dcbehlmer (at) hotmail (dot) com

  82. Any color ear buds would be great! I’m not picky. Winning would be great in itself!

  83. White/Watermelon for me.

  84. Kasey Reon says:

    I love the black/blueberry. These chicBuds are so cool!

  85. Fangirl Jen says:

    I like the Grape Sorbet Black in the designers series.

  86. I love the Lime chicBuds!

  87. Following on Twitter and tweeted

  88. i love the white/grape ones!

  89. oneinamil23 says:

    i have wanted the black with sour apple jewels for so long!

    autumn398 (at)

  90. I really like the watermelon ChicBuds. It’s such a pretty color. Thanks for the giveaway!


  91. I like the watermelons.

  92. eyeslikesugar says:

    I love the black/grape ones! πŸ˜€ Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

  93. I love the Black Breast Cancer Awareness chicBud

  94. bagfashionista says:

    the chicBuds Swarovski Crystal iPod Cases are gorgeous!

  95. cari_and_kevin_king says:

    I like the white/watermelon ones.

    charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

  96. The ChicBuds in Blueberry color is what I want to catch.

  97. I am a follower.

  98. I love the Sour Apple Black buds! Super cute. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the giveaway!

    krtrumpet [at] aol [dot] com

  99. ChicBuds in watermellon

  100. I would love the black and marshmallow ones.

  101. Very pretty! I like the white chicbuds with sour apple crystals… they match my ipod!

  102. I like the techie girl kit. πŸ™‚

    urchiken at gmail dot com

  103. I like the Violet love buds. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!
    twinjackienurse at

  104. I am following you on twitter

  105. I am following your blog

  106. I like the Cotton Candy Blue Chic Pod iPod Case.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  107. Giveaway button on sidebar:

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  108. I follow on Twitter:

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  109. I follow this blog.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  110. Like the Marshmallow Chic Buds

  111. Catherine @ The Blonde Diaries says:

    Oh I really liked watching that parade. It was always nice to see Harry in it each year. I miss not being able to celebrate Mardi Gras over here in Houston. Have a great carnivale season!

  112. I love the white ChicBuds with Blueberry Swarovskis!

  113. 1girlparadise says:

    I love the Watermelong buds in black! Very blingy!

  114. 1girlparadise says:

    Your button is on my list of ladies to visit under my Great Links tab! It has been there for quite a while already.

  115. blueberry!

  116. I really love the Black Star Power chicBuds. Thanks for the giveaway!

  117. I’m subscribed to your blog. Thanks!

  118. I sent a request to follow you on twitter and I tweeted about this giveaway. Thanks!

    username: funnyjello

  119. The watermelon and blueberry ones are neat

  120. I fave’d you at technorati.

    username: funnyjello

  121. I like the black/grape

    tiramisu392 (at)

  122. I like the black/watermelon.

  123. I would love the black Chicbuds with marshmallow crystals. They are so cute!

  124. I follow your blog.

  125. Tanya Wilson says:

    I love all the chicBuds, especially the grape ones.Thanks for the entry!

  126. i really like tha marshmallow ones


  127. I like the blueberry ones

  128. I like the black and grape.

  129. I follow you on twitter.

  130. Black chicBuds Earphones

  131. I love the chicbuds in watermelon!!!

    jenna at loveofbabyonline dot com

  132. Watermelon – yummy yet beautiful…

    whitten100 @ yahoo dot com

  133. I think the marshmallow ones are the best hands down.

  134. hminnesota says:

    I like violet love buds.thanks

  135. I like the watermelon.

  136. I would like to give the Watermelon to my daughter.

  137. I love the chic buds in Watermelon!

    skittles4u at yahoo dot com

  138. littlelatina says:

    I love the clear. my fave

  139. I like the black with blueberry! thanks,

  140. I love the white/sour apple chicBuds.

  141. I like the white and blueberry chicbuds!
    believedreamcourage (at)

  142. I Love white/blueberry chicbuds.

  143. A Psych Mommy says:

    I love the sour apple!

  144. A Psych Mommy says:

    I follow you on twitter–apsychmommy

  145. A Psych Mommy says:

    You are a fave of mine on technorati–apsychmommy

  146. Mommyhood is Thankless says:

    Violet Love Buds is what I would love to have!


  147. I really like the Black ChicBuds Earphones in Blueberry. Thanks.
    -Terra H.

  148. joannaonthelake says:

    I have to catch the Blueberry and Black ChicBuds! I have been wanting them for the longest time! My daughter loves the Watermelon and White ones. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter.

  149. joannaonthelake says:

    I am following your blog. My username is joannaonthelake

  150. joannaonthelake says:

    I am Following you on Twitter. My username is joannaonthelake

  151. joannaonthelake says:

    I Twittered about your wonderful giveaway. Here is a link to my posting:

  152. I really like the white and pink Breast Cancer Buds.

  153. I am awaiting approval to follow you on twitter.

  154. I love the limited edition black crosses. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

  155. I just HAVE to catch the chicbuds black earphones with marshmallow crystals. How great are these earbuds!

  156. I just HAVE to catch the chicBuds black earphones in marshmallow! I love these! All of them!

  157. doozercries says:

    i like the black and sour apple. pretty. thanks!

  158. doozercries says:
  159. we wear things says:

    ooooh the marshmallow ones!!

  160. I love the black chicbuds in sour apple!

    ladyufshalott at

  161. Following you on twitter! (@kindred_spirit)

  162. i like the marshmallow ones!!!!


  163. I love the Black Star Power Chic Buds, and also the white/marshmallow ones…..the Techie Girl Kit is also a great idea!

  164. i like the starpower special edition chicbuds in white!


  165. I like the white chicBuds with the Blueberry accents.

  166. My favorite are the watermelon

  167. Love the Limited Edition Violet Love buds. Thanks for a delightful contest! πŸ™‚

  168. The Chicbuds in Blueberry are supercute!

    hblaser at gmail dot com

  169. Sarah Speaks- Savvy SAHM Reviews & Giveaways says:

    I would love the White chicBuds Star Power Edition!!!

  170. blue raspberry swirl black earphones

  171. I would love to have the White/Watermelon earbuds.

  172. CanAmBlond says:

    I have to catch the iPod case in Black Raspberry..thanks for the cool giveaway!

  173. My favorite is the black with sour apple.

  174. dandmrobbins says:

    I like pink.

  175. I would love chicbuds in black and blueberry.

  176. The White ChicBuds in Sour Apple – that’s what this mommy needs! πŸ™‚

  177. I love the pink. Thanks for the giveaway.

  178. quiltingreader says:

    Black chicBuds Earphones in Sour Apple

  179. I like the violet buds

  180. I’d love to win the Blueberry ChicBuds.


  181. I follow you on twitter (name=nape9393).

  182. I like the Cross Limited Edition chicBuds.

  183. I love the black/blueberry earbuds!!


  184. I really love the white/blueberry combo! Thanks for sharing~

  185. I love the Grape Sorbet Black chicbuds….very cool. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  186. i love the White/Marshmallow… so pretty!

  187. following your blog πŸ™‚

  188. following on twitter (user name: rooann) πŸ™‚

  189. added your button to the site as well, which can be viewed here:

    thank you so much for the great contest!

  190. Miss Blondie says:

    I have to go with the White Breast Cancer Awareness Edition b/c i’m doing the 2-day Avon walk for breast cancer and those would be great!!

  191. I like the men’s Chick buds, to cute! iwontru@yahoo

  192. My daughter would love the watermelon chicBuds. Thanks for the chance to win.

  193. Love love love the lover’s edition AND aids awareness buds! They’re all beautiful, though!

  194. I like the black/grape ones.

  195. Wow gotta catch the Techie Girl Kit in Grape

  196. I love the violet love buds! too cute!

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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