E-commerce Store Closing

May 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

As of May 2nd, the website at http://www.meggiemaeaprons.com will be closed. Although still under construction at this time, you will be able to conveniently and safely purchase aprons through our blog.

Thank you for your continuted business!

~Karin~

Happy Birthday Party I!

April 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I had company this past weekend, family actually. We have started a new tradition. Twice a year we get together to have a birthday celebration. In April we celebrate all the birthdays in January-June, and in August we celebrate July-December. Notice that both of our parties are in the summer-we like summer. Of course there aren’t any gifts, or candles, or birthday signs, it’s really just an excuse to get together!

We sent several e-mails back and forth while deciding on what to bring to this bi-annual event. Here is the run-down of our festive dinner party.

The Bi-Annual Birthday Party Menu

Blue Hostess Apron

Blue Hostess Apron

Appetizers: Ceviche and Guac with Chips

Marinated and Grilled Beef and Chicken

Avocado-Rice Salad

Black Bean and Quinoa salad

Mediterranean Penne Pasta Salad

Desserts:

Bannana Pudding

Grandmother’s Famous Cheesecake

Six-Layer Coconut Cake with Passion Fruit Filling

We also had some guests bring some amazing homemade tamales and some grilled stuffed jalapenos-Oh so good!

Notice we’re as strong on the desserts as we are on the saladsJ. The cooking is done by all of us (women, that is), because we enjoy cooking together. The Black Bean-Quinoa Salad, as well as the Coconut Cake, are from Food and Wine Magazine. These are just some of our favorite salads and desserts. Yes, we had lots to eat; but what’s a celebration without your favorite food?

Happy Birthday to those in party I!

~Karin~

Decisions, Decisions

April 14, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

My daughter, Meghan, knows where my heart is. She knows I love to bake, especially cakes. Oh yeah, and especially chocolate too! Meghan sent me this link to bonappetit.com, so now I am contemplating which cake I am going to bake. O.K., so I’ve decided to bake all of the, but now in what order. Hmmmmm.

Take a look and see which one you like best. If you decided to bake one of these cakes, let me know how it turns out!

~Karin~

Don’t forget your Meggie Mae Apron for your summer parties!

Happy Easter!

April 4, 2010 at 2:20 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I hope you have a joyful Easter!

He is risen!

He is risen!

~Karin~

Springtime Lessons

March 18, 2010 at 8:03 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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As I sit here on my porch this wet March morning, I think back on my beekeeping days and how I always miss my little buzzing friends this time of year-when any day now spring wildflowers and local peach trees are going to burst into color. This is an article I wrote several years back for The Texas Beekeepers Association Journal.

Springtime Lessons

As I sit on my porch swing and watch the dawning of a beautiful spring morning, I marvel at the variety and intricacy of God’s creation. I hear the birds sing, listen to squirrels chatter, and watch the bees buzzing busily from flower to flower. The sweetly distinct smell of honey in my morning cup of tea brings my thoughts to my hives. It is still too early in the year to work my hives, yet the anticipation is there. I pick up my beekeeper’s catalogue on the end table and flip through the pages. In hopes of the coming honey flow, I try to calculate all I will need to manipulate this tiniest of creatures. I wonder why it is that I have such a fascination with this insect, and then it dawns on me. When I look into the workings of a hive, I am in awe of God’s creativity, and I see lessons that God would have me learn.

As the bees go about their daily routine, there is never a grumble as to whom is to do what. Each one knows his (or should I say her) job and performs it to the best of her ability. Happy to keep house, take care of little ones, or provide the groceries, there is never a complaint or a feeling that her job is too menial. She cleans and keeps house with such vigor that any maid service would be put to shame. She is always protective of her family, and they always come first. Disturb her babies, and she is a mother you don’t want to tangle with! Through out her day, she is busy moving from one task to the next, and her movements are swift and filled with purpose. All the while, she is happily humming a melody, which soothes the listener and puts all around her at ease. It is a peaceful, happy sound that is contagious to those around her. It is the sound of joy at performing a task to your best ability. It is a song we have all hummed at one time or another, and maybe we should do so as often as she does.

I’m to the bottom of my teacup, and my thoughts are brought back to more pressing matters. I think of the loads of laundry to fold and the kids to attend to. I set my cup down alongside my catalogue. As I rise to go into the house, I seem to have a lightness and purpose to my step, and a hum is heard playing softly on my lip.

Enjoy the day!

~Karin~

Past posts on cooking with honey: http://wp.me/pANRc-23

The Perfect Gift

December 24, 2009 at 5:52 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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Merry Christmas! I hope you are all celebrating with family and friends. With all the baking and festivities, surrounded by loved ones, it is truly “the most wonderful time of the year.”

Yet the real reason for celebration, the reason we can be joyful, is because of Jesus. He is the light on the tree, the sweetness in the cookies, the joy that comes from laughter shared between friends, and the love that shows when choosing that perfect gift for someone special. But God has already shared the perfect gift-His Son. Jesus was born the perfect gift, and all we do during the season are simple reminders of that special occasion, and on this day-Christmas-our thoughts are focused on Him.

Jesus loves you and came to earth just so you could know Him. He is the Son of God, born on earth to save us all. Don’t know Him? Pick up the Bible and read the story for yourself (Luke 2:1-20). Let this Christmas be the day you receive that most precious of all gifts-Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

Merry Christmas!

~Karin~

Holiday Coupon for Meggie Mae Aprons!

November 30, 2009 at 7:34 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Enter coupon code “20%off” at checkout and receive 20% off each apron ordered. This offer is for a limited time only. The sale ends December 8th!

Janie apron

Traditions-Connecting With The Past And The Future

November 19, 2009 at 4:20 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Thanksgiving is almost here. I’m sure you’re in full swing thinking of the holiday and planning for guests. Or maybe you will be someone’s guest! Either way, plans are being made to shower one another with blessings of laughter, memories, and fellowship as we gather around a table that has been prepared with love and tradition.

At our home, all the women gather in the kitchen to plan and cook, laugh and cook, and laugh some more. We love the time shared in the kitchen and it’s the one place we all share fond memories of Thanksgivings past. The smell of coffee wafts through the air and we start planning our menu. Everyone’s family has his or her favorite dish and so we make sure no one’s favorite is forgotten. After all, each item is tradition and breaking it, according to all the grandkids, is a serious offense that their Grandmother, while she were living, would never allow! So true to tradition, whether 2 or 20 of us gathered together, we make sure not even the mysterious green jello salad is left out.

I’m sure there are traditions in your home as well; they are a connection with the past and a way of continuing our connection with one another into the future. It’s an opportunity to share stories and create new ones. Growing up, you probably enjoyed traditions during your childhood and have now carried them over into your own family. So whether it’s baking a certain dish, reaching out to the needy, or preparing for loved ones to arrive, celebrate the holiday with traditions carried out with love, never to be forgotten. Cherish the old traditions and remember to start new ones as well.

Happy Thanksgiving and may praising God be a tradition in all your homes!

~Karin~

P.S.-And while you’re baking, remember your Meggie Mae Apron-it’s a tradition!

Meggie Mae Aprons Discount!

October 8, 2009 at 7:43 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Become a Facebook friend of Meggie Mae Aprons and receive a coupon worth $5.00 off each apron ordered! Simply add  Meggie Mae Aprons as a friend and I’ll send you a coupon code for $5.00 off your next purchase. Do a little holiday shopping for your favorite cook. This offer is good for the week of 10/15/09 to 10/22/09 so don’t delay!

Need a new apron for your fall baking?

Need a new apron for your fall baking?

Happy Harvest!

Karin

The Apron Club

September 24, 2009 at 4:31 pm | Posted in Aprons, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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The Apron Club

The Apron Cllub

Today’s post is in tribute to my dear friends of ‘The Apron Club’ as my friend Sallye so sweetly dubbed us. We get together once a month to cook and fellowship, and it is a time I have come to warmly anticipate. I’d like to thank all the women pictured here (along with Laura-not pictured) for being such sweet blessings to me. They have inspired and encouraged me through this Meggie Mae Apron endeavor, as most of my aprons have reminded me of them in some way-Thus the names! Thank you all for your continued friendship; I look forward to the next year as we see each other through life’s challenges as well as times of laughter.

May God bless you as you have blessed me!

Karin

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