Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rowdy Girl Candles

Somehow the little wireless switch thingy on my laptop is BROKEN, it just slides all over the place and won't connect to the internet, so I'm waiting on this little switcher thingy fixer that should work. If not, then...I don't know I haven't thought that far. Anyways,we finally got in our ROWDY GIRL CANDLES we had custom made for us.
Anyone who knows me, knows I am a candle addict. Well, anything smelly-good addict. Candles, reed diffusers, oil lamps, you name it, I'm addicted. So for the longest time I've been trying to find a line of candles to sell in the shop that are different from the ones you find in every gift shop in America and that the scent actually fills up a room.
AND FINALLY I have them! They are PERFECT! Right now we'll just be carrying 3 scents, but we're already brainstorming our next ones, there's "Hellraiser"
This is my most absolute favorite favorite FAVORITE smell ever.
Very heavy leather and spices, John Wayne would approve!!!
Definitely a unique scent, very addictive and I've got this one burning ALL the time....can't get enough!





Then we have "DRUNKEN MERMAID"
 Our original name for it was "Mermaid Tits" but felt that some people might not like that so well (I still think it's hilarious) and funny thing is, Facebook deleted the original image of this because it was "offensive" as you could see the Mermaid's boobs. 
So now they are covered up. Anyways, this one's really sweet. Like Pina Coladas on a summer night at the beach. Yummy!!


We've got one more that's still being perfected called "Lola's Cantina"


And honey these are the cutest candles you ever did see. Just finished the labels and adding some little goodies to them and I'll post some pictures once they're completely done....


Hope everyone is having a fantastic week! <3

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Junkin

Alright you junker/bloggers.

I don't know how you do it.
Takin' action shots of your junkin' adventures.
I just can't do it.

My hands are just too full, and my minds jumpin too fast.
I really thought about taking pictures of my last junkin' trip, I really really did.

But you see, I've got some shoulder problems that started back in March.
I first thought it was my heavy purse. So after letting it rest forever, I had compacted all my necessities into a smaller purse,
and had been carrying it on my other arm.

It wasn't until LAST MONTH I realized how my shoulder was still killing me at the end of every day and the true culprit?















Yes, that's right. My mass amounts of bracelets.
Tragic, right? Queen of sparkles can't get her bling on with her arms anymore.

Anyways, so no sparkly bracelets and no big purses until my shoulder gets better.
So that means I gotta carry around my big ol wallet with me everywhere. So that takes up one arm.

The first shop we go into I'm already seeing a problem..

This hand holds the wallet, and this hand will hold that super cute deer figurine.
Oh, I want those two records. Okay armpit holds wallet, one hand holds records, other holds deer.
AND THAT PICTURE! Mouth holds wallet, armpit holds records, hand hold deer, and other holds picture.

See? No place for camera.
However, my mom did attempt to take a picture. And you can see how that turned out here:

See my lime green boots? haha

Do you other junkers/bloggers have 3 arms or something?! Or maybe a camera on your head, I just don't see it.
I see the pictures of the junk ya'll find and some of ya'll still SMILING while junkin.
Now I'm happy when I'm junkin', but ya'll this is serious business and it can be very dangerous.
Especially if other junkers are wantin that same vintage quilt you're lookin' at, and then it's a mad race to see who can grab it first
and then a battle of strength (yours vs theirs vs the threads on that quilt)

So to those of you picture takin junkers...
I applaud you, and admire you, and am so jealous.
I don't know, maybe south Texas junkin' is a whole different world.
Maybe other parts of the world it's just pleasant, but sugar junkin' down here is a contact sport.

I've seen my own mother elbow a woman in a junk store.
(To her defense, that woman was a regular at this junk shop and had elbowed us PLENTY of times before, and believe me whatever piece of junk we were elbowin' each other for...it was so worth it!)

So anyways, here's a couple of my finds.
I feel like I had so much more but I don't know where they went.

I was so excited about this one...I had found one that was the exact same size and similiar to it at Warrenton last fall:

So now they both hang in my bedroom =D


I don't know what I'm going to do with that thing yet. I do know I am removing those awful flowers.

AND okay, this wasn't really "junk" but it was a bargain. $20!!!!!
And it's so freaking cute in person. The lamp shade on the outside is solid, so when its off it's just that burlap showing...but when you turn it ON....
Camo shows through!
And the deer! He's so cute!
He was on clearance because the tip is broken on one of his antlers.


But do I care? NOOOOOOOOO. He's perfect =D



I got some other junk, but it was just little odds and ends and they're all put away (and I can't find some of them...) and I'm lazy. But these were my best finds, so whatever.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




P.S.
Sorry Mom for telling the whole world about that whole elbowing another woman thing.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Skeletons, Weddings and Neon Undies! Oh My!


Let's see...What have I been doing....

Well, I painted this.



Been working on several other paintings as well. Friday was my friend Krystyna's wedding here in Rockport

So being the little diva I am, I planned my outfit a good two weeks ahead of this. Little yellow and pink dress, I even fixed me up some boots to match. Knew which jewelry I was gonna wear and had it all hanging neatly.
Took it all to the store with me on Friday, thinking it would only take me maybe 15 minutes to dress, retouch makeup, fluff my hair and put on my boots and go. 
Nope.
Note to self--neon panties do not go with light colored dresses.
Needless to say, we had to make a last-minute emergency run to walmart in search of some not-so-loud undies.
I thought it'd be no problem to find some decent nude colored undies at walmart, I see them hanging all the time next to the clothes.
I was wrong.
All that was available was those big ol granny panties that go way up past your boobs. Hell to the no, I was not wearing those.
Did I get any help from my friend? Of course.
On his hands and knees desperately trying to help me find some that would work. 
Just kidding. 
He was absolutely no help.
The entire time I'm franctically searching for something decent and in my size, he's dancing around chanting very loudly "GRANNY PANTIES GRANNY PANTIES!" 

And then....God smiled down on me and the angels started singing...HALLELUJAH! I found some non-granny panties that were in a light color. IN. MY. SIZE. 
I was so happy. Grabbed 'em without another thought and we rushed out.

Another note to self--Walmart sizes are not the same as Victoria's Secret's.

 Victoria's Secret says I'm a small....
Walmart says otherwise.Those things were cuttin off the circulation in my butt, no joke.
But I suffered through, and thankfully I don't think you can see the pain behind my smile haha




Didn't get many good pictures at wedding...I suck at this. Sorry Krystyna! 

That's the best shot I got of the bride in her painted boots
It was a real cute little ceremony, looooove that TREE! And I wish I had gotten a picture of her two ginormous and amazing cakes....dumb me. 

And this...is the flower girl, Ada sitting with her Grandma Jodi (wearing painted boots!) and her husband.
This little rowdy girl is hilarious. Walking down the "aisle" she didn't toss out a single petal.
Ceremony starts, and she's throwing handfuls way up in the air and all over the place. (See the pile below their feet) hahaha 

The rest of the weekend was spent eating too much food and watching movies...the usual ;)

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend <3



Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Where are you Christmas?

It is HOT. I hate to admit it as I whined about it more than any person should ever whine, but I do miss those cold days we had last winter around Christmas. It doesn't normally get very cold during our winters here by the bay in South Texas, but this past winter was the coldest one in the 5 years I've lived here.
And I HATED it.
Ohhh what I would give for just one day this month to be COLD, where I can snuggle under all my covers instead of throwing them off and sweating like a pig.
But hurricanes, please stay away. You are NOT what I'm lookin' for, thank you very much.

I think even my ipod is missing Christmas time a bit, as I've noticed Christmas songs keep popping up on shuffle....alot more than usual. HMMMMM....

But know what else I miss terribly???

Monday, July 12, 2010

Homework

Darn, the weekend is over. Even though it doesn't really matter for me since we work at the store 7 days a week and I did not go anywhere at all other than maybe Walmart and home.
But I'm not complaining, as I got a good amount of painting done at home these last two nights.

Finished a pair of custom order boots...
These really sparkle in person, crystals just sure don't sparkle in pictures. Or maybe it's my camera? It's probably me.



Painted a ginormous antique window......
This was alot more work than I first thought. And I scratched out those little swirls in the heart....oh my, pain in the butt.


Painted a.......longhorn...skull...guy.....
I love this one. If i had any bit of wallspace left I would probably keep it for myself.
It's either Mr. Skull guy or my beloved moose painting.....HMMM.....
Moosie wins.

This weekend should be fun! My friend Krystyna is gettin' hitched on SaturDAY and
The bride will be wearing.......drumroll please......PAINTED BOOTS....by me, of course!


Now I've done several pairs of "engagement" boots, where the bride-to-be gets some custom ones to wear for pictures and all, but this is my first pair of actual WEDDING boots...and you have no idea how excited I was to do this and how awesome it is for me that not only does she want me in attendance on her special day, but she actually wants to wear some ROWDY boots with her dress!!!! Ahhh! I will of course be taking a jillion pictures on Friday so there will be a big ol' post after that with a jillion pictures.

Now I just gotta figure out what I'm gonna wear......






((If you're interested in some custom boots, check out my website at RowdyMaui.com!))

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happy Weekend!

Thanks for all the sweet comments and for reading my little blog!
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend



(I made the hunky dory sign; I've got them available in our shop! RowdyMaui.com)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Southern Hospitality

Talk about southern hospitality!!
HUGE hugs and thanks to Jennifer at All That Glitters; she posted about me today!
Such a sweetheart, and a fellow hairspray addict (you know what they say...higher the hair, the closer to God! HA!)
So if anyone reading this has never been to her blog, DEFINITELY check it out...she's the junkin' queen!
Always finding good bargains everywhere she goes, and girl has style! I mean look at the blog name....hello?!?!
She had me at glitter.

Anyways, I figured I'd continue with the "southern hospitality" theme and give ya'll a little sneak peek into my bedroom.
Okay, maybe not so small as this is loaded with pictures, but let's get started!

So you've already seen my bed and my mass amounts of pillows....

Well, here's the wall next to my bed. Full of all kinds of junk: deer head, deer artwork, deer antlers, cuckoo clocks, leather art, ginormous mirror, and my BOOTS! (that's just some of them...)
The deer is from a Taxidermist friend of mine. It was his first one he did by himself when he was still learning how to mount them. He hated him and still tells me how awful it is, so of course I get the deer! And I love him and think he's wonderful....
Little story...I broke his antlers =\ Last time I was moving furniture, I had him hanging on another wall and was moving my desk and somehow ended up hitting the deer and he crashed to the floor and I just about died seeing some of those antlers broken. And ya'll I'm a terrible liar, I had to tell him because I KNEW he would notice.

I swear, I felt like Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City 2 when she's torn between telling or lying to Big about kissing an ex-boyfriend.
YES, that is the equivalent to what I was feeling. In fact, I think if that movie were re-written to be about Texas girls, dropping and breaking an animal mount would be the main plot twist.

Sooooooo I told him what I did...but fibbed a little. Told him he just fell on the floor and I didn't know what happened! He just fell! The wall must have pushed him!
This kid knows me too well though, he guessed immediately, "You were moving furniture weren't you? You hit the deer, he fell, YOU broke it."
Yes, it was all my stupid fault.
Luckily, he wasn't at all mad and just laughed at me. Big sigh of relief! But I know he will never let me live it down... ANYWAYS back to the pictures!

Printed and painted that onto an old piece of leather. One of my favorite things in my room.
Hello ouija board! This is obviously where I hold my weekly seances and exorcisms. Along with my millions of little deer friends. (I'm kidding of course....but not about the deer friends)


Old family photo blocks and a jar of antlers on my night stand; an old foldable crate.
So empty right now. I just don't know what else to put in there! My boots look so lonely....



Awful picture of my cabinet. Oh well. Now, inside the cabinet is where you REALLY see my deer obsession.....
I swear yall, I've got the 3 shelves FULL of just DEER. Obsessed much?! I just love them. I've been collecting them for several years now, and I've gotten where I don't have to find them anymore, but friends and family find and give them to me now too. (My mom bought me that shot glass! haha!)

My little "chandelier" I am not at all happy with it. And an embroidered picture given to me in Warrenton last fall
And of course..... a teeny tiny eensy weensy bit of my jewelry ;)
No, I'm not being sarcastic. This is for real just my everyday jewelry that I wear all the time. I've got two other walls FILLED with necklaces, and another container full of bracelets, earrings, and rings. I could seriously open up a jewelry store in here. (And a picture from Junk Prom fall '09!)

And that's all...for now! =)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

'66 Airstream for Sale!


Her name is Betsey and she is a diamond in the rough. She's a 1966 22 ft Airstream Land Yacht. I bought her to restore her and use her for all my fun junkin' adventures....but sadly, do not have the time and really can't afford doing it now.
I repainted the walls, and cleaned her up ALOT from the shape she was in when I first got her two years ago.
*sigh* I feel like I'm a mother bird watching her baby bird leave the nest, except this baby bird is so much bigger than me...and silver.

AHHH I can't look anymore, it's tearing me apart.
I think what kills me the most is knowing I'll have to fit all my shoes into my regular tiny closet now.
Oh my goodness.
Talk about an impossible task.
The thought makes me feel faint.


Anyways, if anyone reading this is interested, or knows anyone interested etc etc, email me at Danger_Kacie@yahoo.com and I can give more info on her, and pictures if needed!

The Story of Cupcake Charlie...and no it's not about revenge.

Just as the title says, this has nothing to do with getting revenge on anyone. I've had several people ask me if I did this to get back at a boyfriend who had dead animals hanging everywhere or something. No, I like collecting them actually, they're my pets just as much as Mikey, Marlin,Willy, and Roscoe. (My parrot, dog, and two cats...they're living though, not on a wall)
Anyways here's the real story...

Once upon a time in a magical place called Texas.....my friend's boss had some old animal mounts that were gross and moldy and covered in bugs and was throwing them out, so he did what any good friend would do....Give them all to me (minus the horns on one of them...but that guy is a whole 'nother story)

So here's the "before" picture, forgive me for the
crappy quality, I took it in his dark garage with my cell phone to send to my mom because I was so super excited about my new pets.
For real, this guy was a MESS. Josh was just going to throw him away if I didn't want him....BUT NOOOO WAY. I used two hairbrushes and a vaccuum to clean this guy up.
Josh was working on a deer mount that day so I got to pretend I was a taxidermist too. It was fun, just him and me and two dead animals in a garage. So romantic.

Then the fun part began.... I had some hot pink clothing dye in a spray bottle and went to work

The first couple coats of "spray" paint....and my pink toes!! haha





Then it was done....for then atleast.
And then, Charlie came home with me back to Rockport....and was introduced to my good friends-rhinestones and more paint.
Cupcakes on his horns, cupcakes around his neck and rhinestones on his eyelids and toes! Complete with a little pink heart nose and tiara! Now Charlie has been given a whole new life, and hangs happily with all the pink cupcakes and signs! I just love him.

And we all lived happily ever after!

Monday, July 5, 2010

new pillow!

I got a new pillow....well, technically I designed and mommy sewed me up a new pillow as I suck at sewing and tend to break the machines alot, but anyways I got a new pillow! And I love pillows, like alot alot. I have a really really hard time passing them up if I see one that matches all my stuffs.



LOOOOOOVES it!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

ROWDY GIRL mArGarITa SaLsA!


You're gonna neeeeeed:
1 small green bell pepper, finely chopped
1small onion, finely chopped
2 cups tomato, finely chopped
1/3 cup of ROWDY GIRL margarita mix
Small jalapeno, finely chopped no seeds
(Or more jalapenos...depends on how hot you like your salsa!)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp cilantro
(more of less of any of those seasonings depending on your taste, whatever floats your boat)


So then chop it all up, throw it in a bowl and mix it all up.
Bust out the chips and tequila, and make yourself a margarita too.
You deserve it sugar.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

eASy PeAzY RoWdY GiRL cupcakes!


I've gotten to be pretty known around here for some awesome MaRgArItA cupcakes, and here's the secret to 'em....Rowdy Girl Margarita Mix. (A little shameless self-promotion never hurt anyone!) Anyone who knows me knows me I'm a margarita girl...and this stuff is the BEST.
So anyways, I'm asked all the time about my cupcakes....but what kind of Rowdy Girl gives away all her secrets?! Not me, but I've got a back-up recipe I use when I'm just too dang lazy to make the real deal, and honestly it's almost just as good as homemade from scratch.
SOO for Margarita Cupcakes! You're gonna need
A box cake mix (White or yellow, either one)
(and for that Eggs, Vegetable Oil...)
Bag of Powdered Sugar
Two Limes
4 tbsp butter or margarine
and a bottle of ROWDY GIRL margarita mix, of course!
(really you can put any margarita mix, but I pinky promise if it ain't Rowdy Girl....you're missing out big time!!)

So now do what the back of the box cake says. Put it in a bowl, add the eggs and oil, BUT substitute the water for Margarita Mix!
I cut up and squeeze a whole lime in the batter as well, and add some food coloring cause I like my cakes to be colorful.
Mix it up, and fill up your cutesy little baking cups about half full, and bake until theyre not gooey anymore.

Then have yourself a margarita...or two...or three...but save some for the frosting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now don't frost the cupcakes till they're cool otherwise the icing will get all melty and runny, and it will taste the same, but won't be as pretty.
So mix up about 3 cups powdered sugar, 4 tbsp softened butter, and like 4 or 4 tbsp of Margarita Mix. Mix it up with an electric beater, if it's too runny add more powdered sugar. If it's too thick and stiff, add more margarita mix.
Then squeeze it on the tops and eat em all up!I squeeze in another lime for taste, and just add sugar as needed to get it to right consistency.
Oh and add some food coloring, everyone knows colorful cupcakes taste better anyway.

Or if you want to be cutesy and impress everybody--- stick a mini umbrella and get some of
those little bendy straws and cut 'em in half and stick em in the cupcakes. I don't recommend
trying to to drink the cupcake through the straw, but whatever floats your boat.
Also, HEB has dried kiwis that when cut in half...look like little lime slices.(that's what I used in the first picture!) Just an idea ;)

Now for the PINA COLADA cupcakes!




1. Do everything you did for the margarita cupcakes, just substitute rita mix for pina colada.
And instead of limes, use rum and voila!


P.S.
I'll say it again this is my BACK UP recipe! Any cupcakes you see in the shop or I make for
customers are from scratch, using a box mix makes me feel like a dirty liar.....but there's those
times when I'm up late working on the website til 2 am and I'm dyinggg for something sweet and wal-marts too far....so this is the second best and quickest fix for my sweet tooth. My real recipe goes with my to the grave, but really any "from scratch" recipes will do!


P.S.S. You can have alot of fun with these...you can add all kinds of drinks, flavors...
Like these...PEACH margarita cupcakes! YUUUUM yum!