Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Letterpress Christmas!

Thanks to Kristen over at Paper Crave for featuring my letterpressed holiday cards on her website today! What a thrill! Check out the link and you can see for yourself. If you'd like to purchase, you can do so here. Happy Thanksgiving for those celebrating in 2 days! I will be back next week to visit with you. In the meantime, I'm thinking about all that I am thankful for...an amazing husband, my incredible family, and most of all...the little baby flourishing in my tummy. One more week until the BIG ultrasound! I'll definitely keep you posted and fingers are crossed that the little one is healthy!

Friday, November 21, 2008


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Hello all! As promised, here are some of my favorite designs I put together for the Maple Creek Primitives Candle Bakery and Gift Shop. Let me know if you are interested in ordering any for yourself! Be well!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shop Handmade!

Hello everyone! I'm so sorry I've been so absent. I think I'm finally starting to come out of my beginning pregnancy fatigue and illness! *doing a dance* Maybe this means I will have the drive and energy moving forward to post more! Today I wanted to tell you about a cute new shop. My cousin's amazing and talented wife Andrea makes amazing candles that happen to look like any sort of baked treat you can imagine. Pies, cakes, cookies, muffins, loafs, coffees, birthday cupcakes...the list goes on and on. And they each smell like the thing they look like. YUM! She's been very successful hosting and visiting "candle parties" and she has now opened her own brick and mortar store in Scituate, Rhode Island (right on the main drag across from the Post Office there.) I'm telling you folks! Her prices are VERY competitive (I would say LOW) especially compared to that famous scented candle-maker who only makes plain jar candles (I can't name names). Andrea's cute shop is called Maple Creek Primitives Candle Bakery and Gift Shop. Be sure to check out her website and online store if you aren't in the area. Here you can find all of her handmade confections in the forms of candles and "tarts" you can melt in a tart warmer (basically a little holder that holds a scented piece of wax (which Andrea can make look like cookies!) that sits over a flame and melts down and fills the room with wonderful smells.) The other great thing about her shop is that she allows local craft vendors to sell their HAND-MADE wares that fit her "primitives" theme...so it's a one-stop shop for all handmade quality gift items. Nothing is mass-produced. Everything is completely customizable and can be made just for you. Have a particular favorite confection? You can just ask her and she can make your item just for you and ship it out. She can even do customized candles as wedding favors. Your imagination is the limit. She has been kind enough to ask me to design a few cards to sell in her store, so it was quite a fun process coming up with new material. The designs are very customized to the "primitives" theme and have a "country" feel that my work doesn't normally have. But, I still managed to make the designs feel like they were done by me and still have that Megan twist. I will feature the designs in my next post. If you are in the New England area and particularly Rhode Island, consider stopping by Maple Creek Primitives to pick up a few gifts or stocking stuffers for the holidays. A pie candle might be a great housewarming gift at Thanksgiving. Be well everyone!
Maple Creek Primtives: 174 Danielson Pike, North Scituate, RI
Phone: 401-764-5880 Wed-Fri: 10-3, Sat-Sun: 10-5
email: maplecreekprims@aol.com (email Andrea with any requests or questions...she's great!)

Monday, November 03, 2008

Grateful Monday

Thanks for all your well wishes from here and from my other blog. Our hearts are so warmed! We have piles of emails from friends and family wishing us well and it feels so good to have so much support and care. I'm so grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful folks! :)
I am 14 weeks along today and all seems just fine. No bump or belly yet to show for it but I know I have a few more weeks before anything will be visible. But, it's fun to lay down flat on my back...I can feel the lump of my uterus when I run my hand across my abdomen. Feeling it makes it feel even more tangible and real...I like to say hello to the baby that way and think nice thoughts of the future. I am still in awe that this is happening and I think I will be all the way to the finish. Each new day is one to celebrate and I'm certainly grateful EVERY day.

In other news, I must lend a special mention of condolence to my Aunt Pat. Her amazing partner Bob passed away very suddenly the other day. We are extremely saddened by this loss as he was such a gentle and loving person. I have always looked forward to seeing him and talking with him. I loved his warm energy. He'd always been so fun to talk with and was always so helpful. He would be the first to jump up to offer his help in any situation...even if it was to do things that weren't so fun. I definitely looked up to him and saw him as a firm member of the family. Even my tiny dog took an immediate shine to him and enjoyed being near him (a funny sight as he had a "lumberjack" look to him...a tall teddy bear...whereas Maren is a tiny 10 lb. mini dachshund.) But he was so gentle and spoke so softly to her...it was a heart-melting kind of thing to see. I am still in shock over the news and can't quite wrap my head around the fact that he's now "on the other side." He will be sorely missed and I hope he continues to visit us all during all our future gatherings. He is always welcome here! Be well everyone. One thing I have learned in the past 2 weeks is to be sure and tell your loved ones how you feel about them. You think "there's always later" or "we'll get together soon" and then the unexpected happens. Don't allow yourself any regrets that you'd wished you'd said this or that. Just do it!
Have a good day everyone, I appreciate you for visiting and send my best to each of you.