Sunday, September 28, 2008

*** good quote ***


Nature Quote of the Day
How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.
George Burns

isn't that a good one??

so spent the weekend putzin around the house..

i have tooo much furniture..
my house in phoenix was one floor.. huge open space.. high ceilings..
here ..
little old farm house..
none of my furniture fits..
very frustrating so we are trying to make room for it
in the space above the garage.. currently it sits in my yummy screen porch..
i dream of hanging out in a little screen porch...
one day soon!!
hope you had a fabulous weekend!!!
~ maggie ~

Friday, September 26, 2008

** party animals **


i have been a little behind in listing but
these are all currently available..
click image title or
HERE
to bid
enjoy!!** peace **

** hi **

** boo **

** the grumpy angel **

enjoy enjoy!!
~ maggie ~

*** it's a pumpkin **


HOORAY!!

enjoy!!
maggie

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

*** POPPY COCK ***

YUMMMMMMMMMY!!
ok...
so no fudge making today.. i had to make the
poppy-cock!!
i made it for my brothers birthday.. i realized i needed to hurry & get it in the mail.. his b'day is saturday & he lives in los angeles..
if i zoom it off priority in the morning it should make it..
& he will be happy ..
:)
it is my dads recipe.. we found it when we were at his house in august..
i was so excited!! i had never made it before but have watched my dad...


he was the poppy cock king!! he made tons & tons & tons of poppy cock every year & gave it away to EVERYONE for christmas.. & now... i have made it twice.. the first time for the day after his memorial.. we had a celebration for him .. i made this & my mom & i made those crazy gram cracker cookies.. you know the ones..with the powder sugar frosting :) .. he made those with my mom when we were little...
so it was fun to make them with her.. again a treat my brother requested.... a kid favorite
ANYWAY
back to my story... .. candy thermometer was broken so just as it started to thunderstorm outside
& ALL my ingredients were on the stove in pan ...
i was off to get a new one.. 3 stores & an hour later i was home with a thermometer & new pecans & almonds.. i forgot to take them out of the oven when i left & they burnt... whoops!!
but i'm done..
i think andy & colman may have been eating my popcorn while i was away..
this seems extra carmely
which is always good
soo no biggie
:)


ruby was my audience..
i always have my own little cooking show with her ..
she's not begging..
she is curious..
a baker
like me
:)


so i will surprise you with the fudge one day soon ...
so stay tuned
& sandy..

if your out there..
my squash thing..
it is turning orange
we are having a
PUMPKIN!!
woooo hooo!
i will post photo tomorrow

enjoy enjoy
~ Maggie ~

Sunday, September 21, 2008

*** falll leaves ***


* WHEEEEEEEEEEE *

ok
so we are really enjoying those red fall leaves!

it's available..
pretty big too 14x18..

enjoy enjoy
maggie
ruby
& herbie


*** a visit with my dad ***


so today i had hoped to make fudge.. but first i thought i would run out & visit my dad.. it has been about 3 weeks since his memorial services .. they said 3-4 weeks his marker would be up.. i just wanted to visit.. go look ...
& it was up...... it was really pretty there... it is fort snelling ... about 20 minutes from my house...
it looks like he is in good company... has beautiful views .... as far as the fudge goes..
it
may
have
to wait
until
tomorrow....
:(
i am sleepy

~ maggie ~












Saturday, September 20, 2008

** no sugar no flour carob fudge **


ok totally happy going to try to whip up some fudge this weekend :)

deedee hooked me up :) check out her art journaling post..
very cool.. it has bunnies on it.. love bunnies :) she really is talented &
not afraid of snakes!!!! you will see .. really go check her out....

enjoy your weekend!!!
~ maggie ~






Real Yummy no sugar, no flour Carob Fudge


Carob Fudge
1/2 cup to 1 cup dates (depending on how sweet you want them)
1 cup water, divided
1/2 cup carob powder
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla

Cook dates in 1/2 cup water until very soft, about 5 minutes. Set aside. Combine 1/2 cup water with carob powder in small saucepan. Boil carob mixture, stirring, 5 minutes until making a smooth paste. Combine dates and remaining ingredients. Press into 8 inch square pan. Refridgerate. Cut into squares.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

*** i match my sweater ** *




it happened ...
today i noticed my speckled hair matches my sweater!


can you see it ??
wait i need to take new photo with out
the glasses on my head ..





ok ...there we go... my hair ... i stopped coloring it a couple years ago.. & i am really light gray, silver, white
just in front... i would have to color every week to keep up
with it ...
ish ... i am sooo not that person ... but today was exciting ..
i actually looked up while i was driving & caught my reflection ... in the sunlight my hair matched my sweater :)
i think that is fun..........................

*** extraordinary moms ***

video


enjoy this !

~ maggie

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

** autumn **



it's here!!


we are really enjoying it.. hope you are too!!

~ maggie ~

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

* it was BEEEAUTIFUL today *

it was ... can you believe i actually said it
it was beeeeeautiful here ..
yep here in mn?!?!?
what's with that?
:)
.. it wasn't hot ..or muggy .. or buggy .. or freezing ..it was a day in minnesota i like...
i wore a cute little sweater dress & leggings & tall boots my favorite jean jacket... it was fun!

the tree out back is reminding me .... it will soon be cold.....
but until then check out those leaves!


my watermelon ..squash ..pumpkin whatever it is ..still not sure .. is doing good..getting bigger .. it will the worlds largest THING ever.. i just know it!! i wasn't able to get it off the fence..it is tooo entwined.. but that's ok.. break the fence i don't care grow baby grow!!!

look how sunny it was... WOW!! i was waiting for colman to get home from school sitting down by the garden .. looking up towards my little farmhouse ...i was watching the dogs munch on apples from the apple tree ..


herbie doesn't eat them anymore.. it just collects them ..ruby she walks over grabs one .. wanders to the driveway ... munchs it & returns to the tree for another...
i thought it was so funny i snapped a few photos...

look at the blue orb & rainbow that showed up
pretty

maybe my dad was enjoying a beautiful silly mn day in my quirky yard with US!
my crazy apple eatting dog & my apple collecting dog
me in my fall outfit
&
him enjoying the first mn fall seen from forever!!!!


enjoy enjoy
~ maggie ~



*** guess who??? ***

**** GUESS WHO ???? ****

new & up for grabs..
click here

enjoy enjoy....
~maggie~


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

~*~ the peace keeper ~*~


the peace keeper

available... just click :)
enjoy enjoy!!
Maggie




**** september 11th VICKI DAY *****


connie declared sept 11th to be vicki day..

vicki is

love...strength... support ... mother ..wife .. friend...

and a blessing.....

healing energy to you vicki.......



In Honor of Vicki Day--September 11th Aussie Time!!!

This candle burns for you Vicki in great honor and support. You have inspired me with your bravery, you have taught me with your wisdom, you have shared great love with me...and all those that have had the blessing to find you. What a beautiful world this is...with you in my day always. I love you....my heart is open and sending you the greatest, warmest healing it possibly can. You are never alone. You are always loved. You are safe. We are all on this journey with you.

Peace & Love.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008

*** breakfast of champions ***

so today i woke up ..
it was raining
i
made some toast..
one slice with my favorite
white chocolate peanut butter..
one with boysenberry jam..

soooo good
i totally wanted more ..

went to the kitchen & caught my husband with the bread..
going to make some toast ..
i'm telling ya it not only tasted good
it smelled awesome!!

then he made a funny face as he was looking at the bread..
he froze & quickly flipped the loaf over as i got closer to him ..

OH MY GOD
MOLD!!!

i ate moldy toast for breakfast.....

what else can i say ...

moldy toast

bonappetit...



wore a flower in my hair to make me feel better..
& snuggled with bing the cat.. ruby & herbie just
didn't seem to understand.....

Saturday, September 06, 2008



A PET'S TEN COMMANDMENTS.........

1. My life is likely to last 10-15 years. Any separation from you is likely to be painful.

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me.

3. Place your trust in me. It is crucial for my well-being.

4. Don't be angry with me for long and don't lock me up as punishment. You have your work, your friends, your entertainment, but I have only you.

5. Talk to me. Even if I don't understand your words, I do understand your voice when speaking to me.

6. Be aware that however you treat me, I will never forget it.

7. Before you hit me, before you strike me, remember that I could hurt you, and yet, I choose not to bite you.

8. Before you scold me for being lazy or uncooperative, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I'm not getting the right food, I have been in the sun too long, or my heart might be getting old or weak.

9. Please take care of me when I grow old. You too, will grow old.

10. On the ultimate difficult journey, go with me please. Never say you can't bear to watch. Don't make me face this alone. Everything is easier for me if you are there, because I love you so.

Friday, September 05, 2008

*** autumn paintings ***




ok so you guys know the drill
but there are a lot of new readers
soooo
just click the painting or painting title
&
wa-laa
you will be lead to the auction....
enjoy enjoy !!

oooo
one more thing..
so i broke down & now have a page in face book..
clueless as what to do with it..
i have 2 friends ..
my buddy greggy who
found my fake page
:)
ha!
see i had a page once to preview things..
ex:
boutique owners & etsy crafters/artists sent me their face book page
to view photos of their brick & mortar shops..

ANYWAY
greg found me
funny huh?
i forgot i even had the damn
Mary Crawford page..
so
any one else in face book?
i don't know how to work photo albums..
do you?

yep i know
i'm dorky
here i am





***** the sugar maple ****



see it is becoming very fiery...
i love it ...
i will keep you posted on its colors...
did i already tell you
I
LOVE IT!!
and look
my pumpkin is growing...
HOOOOOORAY!!!!!
maybe i need to stop it from growing on the fence..
it has potential to grow to be the worlds largest pumpkin!!
what if
i blow it by not helping it off the fence
& the plant gets sooo
big & heavy it breaks off the vine &
boo hoo
... breaks ....

that would be sad ..
off to tend to my pumpkin!!


it looks like a watermelon doesn't it?
hmmmmmmm
did i goof
is it a watermelon?

~ maggie ~

Thursday, September 04, 2008

**** back to business as usual ****

the sugar maple in the back yard is reminding me it's that time of year.. it is quickly starting to become fabulously brilliant!!!! i just love the look of this tree!!! i will take a photo in the morning.. i took one earlier today but it vanished from my memory card.. does that happen to you ??? is it just a strange phenomenon that happens to me...
& it seems to happen waaaay tooo often!!
so photo tomorrow...
my little niece loves to wear stickers on her forehead.. is this a little girl thing?? ...
i'm not sure if it is but she has butterflies & unicorns ... it is so cute .. so i decided to experiment & become magical with my flower stickers ... maybe meet her at the bus stop or just go over & play this weekend with my blooming forehead :)
... my 11 year old says i am a magical dork....
ugh...
so i threatened to meet him at his bus stop...
HA!!

well ... here is some new paintings...
you know the drill...

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

**** thank you ****

a huge hug & thank you to all the nice emails in reguards to my dad...
i miss him ..... LOTS.... & i so appreciate all the kind words & thoughts...
i made it through the services on friday in one piece.. it was beautiful..
my dad i'm sure was so proud of us all......

from the journey to arizona .....

to the journey home.....

to the day we formally said we love you & goodbye



nota bene dad...........


~ maggie ~