Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Pride and Prejudice Video

The Disney version we were all missing. HA! This is so great! I loved it so much I had to share it! NOTE: Don't forget to pause the music on the sidebar first. =]

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas time! xo Marguerite

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another Giveaway

It's for two whole beautiful yards of Anna Maria Horner Fabric! Go here to leave a comment and enter!


Monday, December 13, 2010

ooh! Look at this giveaway!

Hop on over to Sew Unique Creations to enter this awesome giveaway!

Wouldn't those fabrics make some lovely doll clothes Marg?! :)


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Friends!

Here's a fun and easy project for the family on Thanksgiving Day while they are waiting for the turkey. We do this every year and we all have a great time standing around it and writing down things that we are thankful for. We all love it...from Grandma to our little two year old niece.
Here are the things we were thankful for last year.
Just take a big piece of blank news print or poster board (or, if you don't have that just tape several pieces of paper together), tape it to a wall, write We Are Thankful (or something to that effect) in big letters and put a big jar of colored pencils next to it. Start counting your blessings! Don't forget to take a picture at the end of the night so you can look back at what you were thankful for and to laugh at the funny spelling! i.e. last year my nephew was thankful for "Bubels". Priceless.

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cinderella, you're as lovely as your name... -- MMMM

I'm listening to this song and wishing i was not sick and could smell all the lovely smells that i know are simply diving into my nose. *huff*.. oh well. But i am in the process of putting a magazine together.. Who knows if it will even work, or by the time its done, if you would have already long forgotten what it was i was making. but something will, perhaps, come of it. and if it does, i will most gladly share it with you. ;)

for this Monday Moments of Mere Movie Madness...i think that was only supposed to be 4 m's..
I have just fallen inlove with Cinderella.. She's so lovely!
I even found these lovely Cinderella things on etsy:
Fabulous pair of greenish shoes
Gorgeous bows...Shoe clips
Simply divine Recycled Journal
Beautimous flowery wreath

now listen to this song~


I'll tie your shoesies..

These two are my favorite duo! They're too cute.. I wish i could get the Andy Hardy movies in a big collection on Amazon or something...But they ain't anywhere! Oh, please, help me to find them! I know you'd love them as much as i do.. ;D

oh I`m the chapie to make ya happy
I`ll tie your shoesies, and chase you bluesies
oh lady would ya, could ya use me

Watch this video clip from 'Girl Crazy' It's my favorite song in this movie..

Have some pittie on an easterner,
show a little sympathy
no one could possible could be steerner
than you have been with me,

a.. theres a job that I`m applying for
let me put it to ya thus
theres a partner ship I`m dien' for
Mr. and Mrs. us

so before you file it on the shelf,
let me tell you of myself

oh I`m the chapie to make ya happy
I`ll tie your shoesies, and chase you bluesies
oh lady would ya, could ya use me

now I`d shake the mat out
and let the cat out
I`ll clean the garret
and feed the parrot
oh lady would ya, oh tell me could ya use me?

do ya realize what a good man your getting in me?
I`m no elker mason or woodman who gets home at three
the girls that see me grow soft and dreamy
but I`m a gander that wont falander
oh could ya use me, cus I certanly could use you

theres a chap I know in mexico
whoes as strong as he can be
eating nails and drinking texaco
he is the type for me

there is one I california
more romantic far than you
when he sings ha cha cha chornia
I often think he'll do

but as for you sir, i`m afraid
you will never make the grade

for your no cowboy, your soft, and how, boy
I feel no musel thats fit for tussel
I must refuse you, I cannot use you

'scuse me

no night life for the
birds would bore you the cows wont know you,
a horse would throw you,
you silly man you
to ask me, can you use me?


though at love you may be a wizard, i`m wanting to know
could you warm me up in a blizard
say, forty below
your ties are freakish
your knees are weakish
your not a zender, you elbow bender
though you can use me
I most certainly cant use you aimee

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Good Night..

I'm going to sleep with this song in my ears tonight.. It's so lovely. :D


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

it's snowing sweaters and acorn patterns

i guess i could just *sigh* right now...

Outside the window pane it is raining, snowing and sleeting. All at the same time. It remains colder than ever... Not cold enough to make the fond freeze over (yet) but cold enough to seep past your skin and rattle your bones. "Judy! Shake me up!"
How am i supposed to keep warm?? maybe i should make myself a sweater.. I found this lovely one on Ravelry...
I would have to learn how to knit though.. It's called Acorns.
I love the color of it. so pretty..

It must be all about acorns today! I just finished frosting some woodland Acorn Cookies that simply say, "hey!" to you, they're TOO CUTE! I hope to get some photos of them before they get demolished. ;) They're really yummy. ;) Hope to be up here with photos of all the goodies we're making today for this woodland themed baby shower! (Gen, you're going to do that right?) hee hee! "Once there was a magical elf who lived in a rainbow treeeeee..."

Please enjoy this song from Amelie...It's perfect for a rainy day!


Monday, November 1, 2010


It's November!! And you know what that means...

Out come the scarves...

Out come the hats...
Out come the sweaters...

Out come the jackets...

And on with the celebrating!!
Are you excited about turkey and cranberry sauce? 'Cause I am!!Love, Marguerite

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zion's Quilt

Here is my little entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Thanks again to Amy and the sponsors for putting this on again! Head on over to her blog to see all of the other fabulous quilts. There are also some fun giveaway's as well!

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I made this little quilt for my newest little nevvy Zion! He was born this August and I, now don't faint, actually gave him the quilt a week after he was born! Amazingly I had this quilt all done except for the binding two months before he was born. This is a record people! You remember it took over a year do some of my other quilts! I have a quilt that I've been working on for...let's see.....about 9 years now. Don't even ask how close it is to being done. Let's just say, if I go on the way I have been I'll be getting it done in about 81 years. I better get moving on it I guess.

Ok, On to Zion's Quilt. Or, maybe I should have named it the "I've Always Wanted To..." quilt. You'll see what I mean.

I chose Log Cabin because I've always wanted to make a log cabin quilt and decided this was a good opportunity to try it out. I am a FAN. It is such a fun pattern to work with! As you can see, I wanted it to be one huge log cabin square and I wanted to use all scraps. Check and check. All the fabric are scraps from my other projects. There are a few scraps from my sisters and some from a friend too. Scraps from Zion's big sisters quilt and there are even scraps from two button up shirts that no longer fit me! Ahh...I love it.

I've never done a scrappy back either and have always wanted to try it. Film in the Fridge, you are an inspiration! She always has the cutest quilt backs. I really like how it turned out. The black and gray fabric is a really soft homespun. It's get's so very soft after you wash it. Perfect for cuddling.
I had to wait until the baby was born to know if was a boy or a girl so I wanted to wait to bind it so that I could make it more "boyish" or "girly". So, as soon as he came along I found this pretty blue striped searsucker in my stash. I've always wanted to do a striped binding. It it had been a girl I would have either gone with bright pink or purple. Or maybe I would have been really crazy and used a bright floral pattern?

Here's the little label I made for it. By Aunt Jenny, your FAVORITE Aunt! A little subtle brain washing....*ehem* I had to do finish this after he was born as well. I did all of it except his name and the date he was born ahead of time. Goodness, I was so on top of things.

I quilted this in a spiraled square starting from the middle. Easy peasy and so quick. One reason I got it done in time. :)

This little heart is in the very center of the quilt. Just like he came from the center of God's heart.

Just like nothing is perfect in this world, this quilt isn't quite perfect either. Here's my little oops moment. Accidentally sewed this section of binding with the stripes going the wrong way. I love it though. It gives character.

And now some artsy pictures for your viewing enjoyment.

Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! Have fun looking at all the other entries!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I just LOVE these gloves......*sigh* my eyes out...
How would you like to win them?? YOU CAN'T! Because I'm going to. *smug little look*
....*huff*...i suppose i will share the link with you.. (tee hee hee! because i won't get an extra entry if i don't! ;D jes' messin'!) tee hee!
the BLOG: Sewing in the Past
the ETSY: a and b originals
where to SIGN UP:
good luck!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I wanted to show you this tea. It's divine. No really... it is. The name, I'll admit, sounds revolting in almost every way. However... It is delicious! Of all the Yogi teas I've tasted (although I've not tasted them all) I haven't tasted one I don't like. And this is the one I'm currently infatuated with. I've had a cold the last couple days so I've been drinking lots of this tea! I think it's helping! -well, that and all the vitamins I've been taking and of course, my Concoction. =]This is what the box used to look like. (I like the old boxes better.) =] We get it at Whole Foods but I'm sure they sell it other places too. I love it that it's 100% Natural and that it has lots of good stuff in it. Plus, even though it's Green tea, it's herbal. Cool, eh? (Still, not quite sure how that works...) It is not a bitter tea at all, which is great. I like to drink it with a little bit of honey to sweeten it and sometimes when I'm in need of a little extra warmth and want to kick my cold in the pants, (not sure what that really meant...) I put a little tiny bit of cayenne in it. Warms you right through!
Anyway... I hope everyone is doing great! Happy Autumn! I love this time of year.. And I mean to enjoy it to the fullest! I hope everyone will do the same.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Remedies for colds

I thought I'd post these recipes in a separate post because the last one was so long. =]
So in case you didn't already see these, here are my favorite recipes to fight colds and sore throats. =]

Marguerite's Concoction of Delight
This is something I make when I get or feel like I'm going to get a cold.

Place in the blender:
1/2 cup frozen berries or fruit
1 cup rice milk
1 Tblsp. flax seed meal
1 Tblsp. honey
dash of cinnamon
pinch of cayenne
pinch of vitamin C powder (or whatever dosage on bottle is. WARNING: Very sour!)
1-2 droppers full echinacea
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
10-15 drops grapefruit seed extract
(these are all approximate measures. I usually don't measure anything exact when I make it.)

And then I put whatever liquid supplements I'm taking such as...
vitamin D
1-2 drops "Thieves" Essential Oil
Ningxia Red
or Jus

Then blend on high until smooth.
Voila! A much tastier way to gain back your health. And you can mix it up by adding different fruit with it like banana or coconut milk to make it more creamy or add or take away different supplements to make it more specific to your needs. =]

Here's a way to help with a sore throat...
A friend of Genevieve told her about this and Gen told me.

1. Wash your hands
2. Get one finger wet with water
3. Cover it with salt (I use natural, non iodized sea salt. I wouldn't recommend using regular iodized salt.)
4. Rub it all around on the back of your throat
5. Rinse it out with water and either spit it out or swallow it.
I prefer to swallow it because it's good for you. This helps SO much! I usually get really bad sore throats so I was very happy to find something that really works good!

Or there's the ol' standby: Chamomile tea with honey, apple cider vinegar and cayenne.
This helps me too. =]

Note: I am not, by any means, certified to advise about health issues etc... all I know is what works for me. =]

Well, I hope you don't have to use these recipes because you're already well, but if you aren't well, then I hope these will help you.
Blessings and love to you all,

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Tea cozy picture from Salihan Crafts

This morning I woke up with a cold. Pooky. -as my sweet nephew would say. =]
But alas, it is an excuse to do all sorts of cozy things. And since the weather has been rather gray and wet (yay!) It makes it feel even more cozy. *smiles*

Here's my favorite recipe for a cozy day...
I wake up hearing rain on our tin roof and smelling the freshness of the wet earth. I look at the clock, 9:27 am. *contented sigh*'s Saturday. I reach for my fuzzy pink monster slippers and put on my warmest sweatshirt, then shuffle downstairs to see who else is stirring. The first person I see is my Mom, with slippers on feet and coffee in hand. She greets me with a "Good morning" and a kiss. Then our dog Jebbers, wagging his tail so hard he can hardly walk over to me to give me a 'hug' and to look up into my face and ask, "Can we go play right now!?" So, I promise him we will later. Next, it's to the kitchen for a nice hot cup of Creme de la Earl Grey sweetened with a little honey. Then I sit down in front of a cozy fire with my tea and my Bible and thank God for giving me the blessing of life, home, family and the smell of bacon frying on the stove. Without Jesus, I wouldn't be able to enjoy anything, simple or great. Then I see my sisters faces and am greeted with a great idea or an inside joke they had been thinking of all night. My Mom turns on the Little Women soundtrack and everyone feels that all is right with the world. Then we sit down to breakfast and discuss our plans for the day, hopefully they'll include a walk when the rain lets up, afternoon tea, working on items to sell at the market we'll be participating in in October and playing some music later on. Of course, these are all possible plans but nothing is really fixed for certain. We could always decide to do something entirely different... it is a Saturday after all...

I hope you are all feeling 'cozy' today, as I said, I have a cold so I will most likely spend most of the day taking vitamins and scrubbing salt on the throat and hopefully brainstorming about the Bend Indoor Markets that is coming up next weekend (Sept. 25th and 26th). We, or Pretty Wit rather, got invited to participate in it! We're so excited! We have signed up for the first weekend in October and have been working on all sorts of things to sell. Here is the link if you live in the area and would like to check it out:

>>If you are looking for the recipes for fighting colds and sore throats that was posted here, go HERE to find it. Thanks!<<

Have a cozy day!

ps Tomorrow, Sept. 19th, is Talk like a Pirate Day! Aye Avast!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Sing like the wind in the trees..

Under the Greenwood Tree a movie adaption from the book by Thomas Hardy..
This is a lovely movie.
You may watch it on this Youtube "Playlist" if you don't mind watching it in 10 minute segments. :)

I should like to learn the theme for this movie. It is so wonderful! *sigh* Wouldn't you like to sing in a group without any instruments or beat or microphones? just voices. all singing different parts. i should like it very much indeed.

{This one down must listen at min.: 7:00} (be sure to pause the music in the sidebar.)

Have a pretty day! and don't forget to SING!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

say! goodness me!

get happy.Fashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore

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Do you know how to have a good summer day?
1. get a picnic blanket and a pillow.
2. your choice of lemonade or iced tea.
3. plunder your book shelf for a wonderful book.
4. sprawl.
5. sip.
6. read.

Friday, September 3, 2010


Isn't this CUTE? Allan A Dale is a lovely minstrel. :)

"I'll Always Find You... No Matter Where you May Be..."

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Isn't she a beauty? I made a beeline for this set! Good Job to Miss Polyvore! She wins the prize for today. whatever that is! ;D
please have a wonderful day!
Aimee ~ Don't you love the name Bea? ~ Is your name Bea?
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tasha Tudor Day!

Happy Tasha Tudor Day! This has been one of the happiest days ever! I'm an Auntie!... again! =] Hooray for babies, God's most wonderful creation!
We haven't done anything very astounding or exotic, we've just spent the whole day enjoying the simple and beautiful gifts God has given to us.
Tasha and her way of life are so fascinating to me. Even though our beliefs are most likely very different from Tasha's, there is a lot about her life style that is so inspiring! She loved living a good life. Simple, natural and fun (with lots of hard work)! She did what she loved to do. She walked barefoot all summer, made gifts throughout the year and kept them in a trunk until they were needed, decorated her house for holidays, played with her children, illustrated and wrote books for a living, cooked good food, did all kinds of crafts and always took joy in life!
I think if we make an effort every day to take joy in something or another, after a while we won't even have to try. =]
Her paintings and illustrations always reflected her own life and way of living.
Here are some pictures Genevieve took of the simple things we enjoy each day in our home or wherever we are.
Our cat Francesca chilling out in our vegetable garden...

Look at our lettuce! There is nothing better than home grown vegetables...
Tasha loved animals... Here is our dog General Jeb Stuart.

Yes... I do still play dress up and play with dolls AND have a marvelous time... what can I say?...
If you would like to see our doll blog go to Miss Emaline's Circle of Fashionable Friends
Today... we were a little bit preoccupied with thinking of, looking at, shopping for a certain baby =] so we didn't do much besides. However... we did make time to have afternoon tea. Something Tasha Tudor loved to do!

And it turned out to be a coldish kind of day with a little bit of rain to make it the perfect weather for a cozy day inside. We even got to start a fire in our wood stove!

On the menu was fresh pears, gluten/egg/dairy free cookie bars (actually very tasty!), mini chocolate chip cookies and...
...fresh figs! Aren't they so pretty? I actually started cutting up these figs before I even thought about having tea... then I thought, "These are just too pretty! I must have a little party to show them off." So out came the china, tea, cookies, flowers and even some table linens. It was one of those things that just kind of grows in the making. =]

It has been a wonderful day! Some time soon we're going to have our dear friend Mrs. F over to watch the Tasha Tudor videos. Yay! Honestly, I think she is even more Tasha Tudor than Tasha Tudor herself! Ha ha! No, but really.
Anyway... Thanks for reading my LONG post! I hope this day has been as happy for you all as it has for me. Good night and don't forget to Take Joy in everything. =]
xo Marguerite