Saturday, November 26, 2011

Why Muddaritaville?

I started blogging over a year ago to document the makeover of our little home in the country.

I have not been consistent with the blog, and I've changed the name umpteen times!  The name change was due to my effort to "brand" myself and a part-time business/hobby painting furniture and signs.  I also added additional blogs to my account in attempt to cover off each of my interests individually.  Note to self:  If you can't keep up one blog, don't start additional blogs!

I used the name Muddaritaville for the blog over a year ago but I wasn't "feeling" it at the time.  I picked Muddaritaville since it reminded me of a fun time from my past.  I was recently separated and decided to have a girls weekend at a home my Ex and I owned in Huntsville, Ontario.  My married name was Fitchett and we called our country home Club Fitchett.

Here's how Mudd-arita-ville was  born:
  • I didn't want to start my new single life still calling the home Club Fitchett 
  • I was known to enjoy a Margarita (or 2) on the weekends
  • Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville was my anthem
  • my maiden name is Mudd - yep!  my name is Mudd!
  • I'd decided to go back to my maiden name 
So I thought "Hey!  I will call the place Muddaritaville!"

My friend Cyndi and I made up our own lyrics to the song Margaritaville for the girls weekend, the lyrics were a little colorful so I won't feature them here.  Any ho, we had so many laughs that weekend and I have fond memories of the name.  This past week I was listening to the audio version of Kody Bateman's Promptings,  Kody speaks of Margaritaville being your happy place.  That's it!  My blog will be about all the things that make me happy and I will call it Muddaritaville!  My happy place.