Sunday, January 25, 2015

It's that time of year peoples.....Laissez les bons temps rouler!!

OMGOSH....please forgive me for taking so long to write a new post peoples!! It seems I'm having some technical difficulties in getting my routine down with my new job. I do LOVE it though. Meeting so many wonderful folks if only for a short time span and knowing that each day will be a new group of folks to meet. I have met some characters too, let me tell ya!!!

If you have been coming to sit under the old Southern ooak tree to visit then you know in my last post I told y'all about going to Hobby Lobby (ohhhh I could live there I think...hehehe) and buying some new paints for some Mardi gras ornies. Well....I got them painted and they turned out really cute and that's not just me saying that's not.

 This one is for Diana to keep once I change the tree to it's new Holiday. It's a fish with the words painted   "Fish River Grill".

See.....cute, ri iiight?? I've had several customer tell me that they loved the tree and the painted ornaments. That makes it all worth while and makes my heart smile too. I really enjoyed painting them and decided that since I'm at work during the day and Diana likes to keep her Christmas tree up all year at the grill that I would change it into a Holiday tree for the rest of the year. Each hand painted ornie has some of my Mardi Gras beads that I have caught over the years at the awesome parades we have down here during this time of year. I also left a few glass ornaments not painted and just added beads inside of them. Pretty effect by just keeping some simple.

Fish River Grill #2 official Mardi Gras tree!! I loved that she used purple and green colors for it for Christmas time because those ornaments can stay on it all year. Besides the ornies I painted I also added some Mardi Gras beads, some happy/sad face garland, some beaded mask necklaces, paper mask, a pair of musical Mardi Gras glasses, a pretty purple sparkly mask that my sweet friend Karen made and a Fleur de Lis tree topper. See the two little reindeer? Diana loves her reindeer and I wanted to keep them out all year too so they will be decorated as well...BAHAHAHAHA!!!! Don't they look ready to "PARTY" with their purple feather boas?

This hand painted glass ornie was done to add to the wreath.

Here's the wreath I made. I love making wreaths and I'm going to make a new one for each Holiday I change the tree to. I hung it on the register desk at the grill so that as folks walk in they can see we are in the Mardi Gras spirit to "Laissez les bons temps rouler". (Let the good times roll)

If you're in the area come see us at Fish River Grill #2. I promise you will LOVE the food and will not go home hungry!!!

Until next time.....remember...GET UP AND DO SOMETHING peoples!!!


P.S. Pssssst....I'm going to be adding some new items to my Etsy shoppe later this afternoon. 

Monday, January 5, 2015

A muse posting

I'm so freakin excited and nervous today peoples. I start a new part time job this morning. I KNOW I can do this but it's always exciting and a bit nerve racking to begin something new, yes? It's not a big job but it's working somewhere that I've never worked before. The restaurant business. Noooo, goofy me won't be waitressing. I can just imagine all the messed up orders if I DID that. HEHEHE!!! I'm going to be a hostess at Fish River Grill #2 during the lunch period. Monday through Friday for now and once the Chazman gets out of school for the summer then if all goes well then I'll be working more hours which will get me towards some goals I have set to meet this year. THIS is going to be MY year!!!!

I plan on working on the Mardi Gras glass ornies when I get home. I went to Hobby Lobby Saturday and bought some new paints. Purples, blues, greens and golds...the perfect Mardi Gras colors. I also bought some items to make a wreath for the door too.

It's time to get ready to head to work....that sounds and feels so good to say. I hope that you have an awesome Monday and remember this year's theme here under the old Southern ooak tree....get up and DO SOMETHING peoples!!!


Day 5 of my January 30 Day Challenge.'s day 5 of my January challenge and ummmm, well....I ummmm OKAY OKAY, I slipped up yesterday. I had white bread.......WAHHHHH!!! At least it it wasn't chocolate though...hehe.

It also wasn't this many hot dogs either BAHAHAHA but I must admit that my guilt of eating just one afterwards it might as well have been this many. Geez....perhaps this challenge is to rewire your brain into feeling guilty when you slip. That wouldn't surprise me because giving me the "guilt trip" works every single time peoples. I'm not going to fret though and I'm not going to cry. I'm simply going to try harder today and hopefully the Chazman can still stay strong enough NOT to tell me just where he hide that CHOCOLATE!!

Until next SOMETHING,