Poppycock and Sunshine

The adventures of a crazy girl trying to live a quiet, slower Provincial lifestyle in an hectic, fast paced, American society.

The Handmade Movement April 8, 2011

Filed under: interesting bits and pieces — May-May Golly @ 10:52 am
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I love anything handmade. Etsy happens to be a favorite online haunt of mine. I can spend hours browsing. So how thrilled was I when I found out about THIS site, “The Handmade Movement”!

They organized the participation of “Sneak Attacks”.

What is a Sneak Attack?It’s a way to support independant artisans who are trying to sell their wares online. Two days a week at an appointed time, an Etsy shop with few or no sales is announced on this site. As many people as possible then buy items from that shop, resulting in a frenzy of surprise business to the unsuspecting shop! To the upper right is the current Sneak Attack schedule. To participate, show up on this site at or soon after the time of the next attack and you’ll see the chosen shop name in the box above. Then go to that shop and purchase an item, making sure to include the words “Sneak Attack” in the “message to seller”. It’s also fun to tune into the current thread on Etsy to talk about it with other “attackers”.

What a brilliantly supportive idea! I plan on participating, how about you?? ;D

Another one of my new found favorites……. Pinterest. A online community for sharing what you love online. You should totally join!! It’s fun!


Something I’ve noticed about Pinterest though, don’t pin anything you might be thinking about purchasing yourself! Since it’s a public community of sorts and others can see your pins, things are snatched up quickly. I am currently performing an experiment in this regard. My friend Baylee has an adorable Etsy shop, Bands by Bay, selling head bands and lovely hair flowers. I have pinned a few of her pieces and am now waiting to see how long it is before they sell! It would be a great avenue of advertising for an artisan shop! Don’t you think??? I’ll let you know how the experiment turns out. 😉

 

Guess what? April 5, 2011

Filed under: Creativity Boot Camp — May-May Golly @ 12:49 pm
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There’s going to be a part 2!!!

 

Care to join me? If you didn’t get an opportunity to participate in the first one, it’s not too late! Maegan put together a workbook for those who wanted to take it again or for the first time….. get yours HERE…. it’s free. This truly was the most amazing course for jump starting creativity. Begin today…. you won’t regret it! And then join me in May!!!

 

The Day Begins…… April 4, 2011

Filed under: Cooking and baking and candlestick making — May-May Golly @ 1:32 pm
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…..with a healthy breakfast! Since my husband has been on a health kick lately, I have been making wheat germ pancakes for the mornings.

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Some wheat germ, some whole wheat flour, and buttermilk make these so tasty and good for you as well!

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Apparently wheat germ is very high in folic acid. All I know is these little babies keep me nice and full for a long time.

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Want the recipe? Well of course you do!!

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 cups buttermilk
2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 tsp. Salt
1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour

In a medium bowl, mix the eggs w/ oil and buttermilk. Stir in baking powder, wheat germ, salt, and flour. Mix well until blended. Batter will be thick and lumpy.

Pour a 1/4 cup of batter into a buttered pan and cook on med- high heat, flipping when done. The batter will be lumpy so do not expect perfectly formed pancakes!! It just adds to the rustic goodness of it all!

Slather on butter and jam and enjoy!!!!! 😀

 

Simple Sunday April 3, 2011

Filed under: interesting bits and pieces — May-May Golly @ 12:10 pm

“No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow.” -Proverb

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