Monday, December 27, 2010

Post Holidays Randomness

This morning I woke up and thought, "it's already over"? Boo! I LOVE everything about Christmas. I'm feeling a little Christmas withdrawal right now. :( Anyway, here are a few randoms, post holidays:
I've just read that the color of the year for 2011 is honeysuckle. While I love this color, its not exactly the best color for us redheads. But, I could throw on a pair of honeysuckle heels with a pair of jeans and call it good. I've never really followed the color of the year but thought it was kind of interesting. Did you know that turquoise was the color for 2010? Makes sense since it was EVERYWHERE! I love me some turquoise!
I'm completely bored with my cooking. I'm so not a cook. I've said it before but I just don't enjoy hanging out in the kitchen over a pot of boiling water. I wish I liked it but no matter how many times I try, I just can't find that gene in my body! So, I am going to try something new...when planning out my meals on Monday mornings, I'm going to throw in one new dish per week (maybe two if I'm feeling a little crazy)! I have a few new cookbooks (actually not new, they were given to me for my wedding shower over nine years ago) that I haven't really looked through...I'm going to pick out a few that sound good and EASY. Have any recipes that you'd like to share with me? HELP ME, please!!!!! I'm starting this week with a beef stew recipe from my Fix It & Forget It cookbook. Sounds easy enough! Here is a cookbook I'd love to have...and might actually use: Best microwave popcorn: Favorite Scentsy Scent: Love this country song: (it's probably not very new but it's been a while since I've listened to the country radio station) Love cardigans and this is on my wish list. I don't typically shop at JCrew but I love this color: Really love a good pair of patterned tights to dress up an outfit. I bought these while Christmas shopping. Merry Christmas to me! Okay, that's it. Have a lovely Monday! I'm off to watch the babes play on their new sleds! Morgan

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

All Caught UP!

This post might hit home with a few of you. This is the week of Christmas. Only 3 days left until Christmas Eve. The past week or so, I've been running around like crazy. Trying to purchase the last of the gifts, find the perfect stocking stuffers, purchase the food for the dishes I need to make for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. I've been trying to make sure we have made it to every Christmas concert and Christmas party. Stressing to be sure we are all lined up as far as time goes to make it to my family's house and my husband's. Just typing that (and that's just a small portion of the list), I'm exhausted and a bit on edge. BUT! But, last night, I got away from it all. I went out snowshoeing in the dark, after it had been snowing for a day and a half. The trails hadn't been groomed, the snow actually looked like glitter. It was amazing. It was quiet and peaceful. It hit me. I hadn't slowed down once to remember what this season is all about! Its not about the toys, the parties, the perfect pair of heels to go with my Christmas Eve top, or the cheesy potatoes, or the 5 dozens cookies I've wanted to make but haven't had time to do. It's about Jesus. Jesus makes time for each and every one of us. No matter what. His love is undying and consistent. I'm so thankful that I was given last night to get my head and heart in the right place. I hope you all have time to slow down and enjoy this time of year. To remember what we were given so long ago. Its truly magical. So, with all of that said, I'm leaving you with this video. Its one of my favorite Christmas songs. Take time to listen to these lyrics. Can you imagine? Merry Christmas! Enjoy!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Soul Blossom (Amy Butler's New Line)

Just in time for the weekend and for Christmas vacation....Soul Blossom. I'm pretty sure this is my favorite line of Amy Butler's, so far! I love the colors! Here are a few.
I don't have all of them in quite yet but I've got a nice selection. Head on over to my shop to check them out.
Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FREE Poster? Yes Please!

So, I was finishing up my Christmas shopping online tonight, when I stumbled across Um, love it! I had to order a few prints for a gift and what did I see? Free Poster for every household! No catch...just pay the shipping of $4.80! There are 20 different prints that you can choose from. Here are 3 of my faves:
How cool is that? Just in time for the holidays! So which one will you get? I got this one: I've always been in love with the print!
Don't ya just love a good deal!?!?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Couple Of Things

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. We were pretty much snowed in! Not that I'm complaining! We watched a few movies, ate too much and enjoyed watching the kids play outside. Just a couple of things on this cold, cold morning. Right now, it is minus 1 degree outside. Brrr! First, Mossy Oak Design is being featured over on The Pleated Poppy. There is a giveaway and an awesome discount going on right now. Take advantage...finish up your Christmas shopping!
Also, I sold quite a few of my fabric flowers but still have quite a few left! See the post below for details. I just wrapped up a few packages and used them for bows! Still 2 for $10 and only $1 for shipping! Have a fantastic Monday, all! I plan to do a little sewing and a lot of snuggling up to my Phin today.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Fabric Flowers GALORE!

I've been a bit busy getting these ready for Christmas gifts so I thought I'd share them with you. I am running a special: TWO FOR $10 and....ONLY $1 for shipping! Each of these fabric flowers have a pin and an alligator clip on the back for versatility. You can wear them in their hair, on a headband, on a sweater, or on a handbag. They also look really cool as a bow ontop of a wrapped Christmas present! Dual purposes! Perfect stocking stuffers! So, below they are numbered. Choose the two you want and just email me at I'll send you a paypal invoice and ship these lovelies out the same day! Happy flower shopping!
Have a lovely weekend! We are supposed to get up to 16" of snow this weekend. The kids are super excited! we come!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010


Teresa from It's A Good Day has a fun post on her blog today. She put a great shopping list together and guess what!??! She chose a Scarlet Poppe Boutique item to feature! YAY! So head on over there to see her list...I would like one of each please! Thanks! And take advantage of a few discounts and sign up for her giveaway! Have a lovely weekend. What are your plans? Tonight the hubs and I are going out to dinner with some dear friends of ours. Tomorrow our local theater is having a free pass day so we will be seeing Snow Buddies. Then I thought about putting up our Christmas tree. I'm apprehensive since I have a one year old who likes to dig, climb and destroy pretty much anything so I'm thinking the ornaments don't stand a chance! Should be a fun weekend!!! Morgan P.S Don't forget that The Scarlet Poppe fabric shop is having a huge sale right now. Fabulous fabric for making lots of fun Christmas gifts! See post below!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I'm clearing out lots of fabric right now, anticipating Amy Butler's new Soul Blossom line! Can't wait. So, check out The Scarlet Poppe's SALE section for gorgeous fabrics under $6.50 per yard. Don't worry, everything else has been discounted as well! When I said "HUGE SALE", I meant it! Here are just a few to tease you...
Joel Dewberry Heather Bailey Michael Miller Okay, head on over there. Once these fabrics are gone, that's it! They won't be reordered (most of them are discontinued). Shipping is $3.50 for 1-2 yards and ONLY $5 for up to 8 yards! Take advantage, ladies! Happy Shopping! Morgan

Christmas FlashMob

A friend of mine posted this on her facebook page last night. I think it is amazing. How cool would it have been to witness this. I give this choir a lot of credit. Seriously gives me the chills. Don't forget to turn off my music down at the bottom of the page before watching! Amazing. Enjoy!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Why Is It So Hard... find a good mascara? I know this isn't a deep post or a Christmas post, but its something that has been on my mind. While applying my makeup this afternoon (yes, I didn't do my hair or makeup until just now, 2:00pm), I found myself kinda frustrated. I've tried many different types. Most dry out too quickly. Some are way to liquidy. And most irritating of all...the ones that run. You know...when it looks like you slept with your makeup on or even tried to do a smoky eye but failed miserably? Ugh. So, my question for you all is, what is the best kind of mascara you have found? I'm not picky, don't care much what brand it is...I just want one that works good...ALL THE TIME! HELP LADIES!
Will be back with a more meaningful post soon. I just had to get that off my chest! THANKS!

Monday, November 29, 2010


For the past few weeks, I have been getting ready for a show that I am hosting here in Wisconsin. So of course I had to have new items for the Christmas season. Below are the items that I listed to the shop over the weekend.
Click here to visit my The Scarlet Poppe Boutique to get yours today. Since its Cyber Monday today, use CM2010 to get 15% off your order! Oh, and the matching ties will be listed in just a short bit. So cute for family Christmas photos or Christmas parties!
Have a great Monday and happy shopping. There are some crazy good deals going on today!

Friday, November 26, 2010


I'm about to make a two hour trip to our nearest shopping district for a little Black Friday shopping trip. Its 2 degrees outside right now...CRAZY!!! Please enjoy 15% off of The Scarlet Poppe Boutique and The Scarlet Poppe fabric shop. Shops are listed to the right. Use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY when making purchase! Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Ours was great...good food, an amazing family, Yahtzee...can't beat it. Oh and don't forget to enter to win an item from Mossy Oak Design. See post below! Morgan

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy ThanksGIVING & a GIVEaway

Today is a day to give "thanks" for all we have. My husband Mike and I have much to be thankful for. Among a lot of other things, we are very thankful that God has blessed us each with successful business. My husband's new "side biz" MossyOakDesign has taken off this year and we couldn't be more excited and well, thankful! So, to show our appreciation, we are giving away a coat hook (shown below in light turquoise). Its convenient to have in just about any room. Use it in the mudroom, kitchen for a mug, bathroom for towels or your robe. Lots of options! You get to pick the color! To enter, leave us a comment telling us what you are most thankful for and which item in Mossy Oak Design's shop you like best. Bonus entry: Blog, Facebook or Twitter about this giveaway and come back to leave the link in the comments! Giveaway ends tomorrow (Friday at 11:59 pm). Good luck! Below are a few other items in his shop.
And because we are SOOOO thankful...we are offering 15% off in his shop until Friday night, 11:59 pm. These make great gifts! Just type in coupon code MOSSYOAK when making your purchase. So, HAPPY THANKSGIVING everyone. God bless you all!
Mike & Morgan
P.S. Don't forget to stop by The Scarlet Poppe shops tomorrow for your Black Friday Coupon Code...see post below!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Get Ready for BLACK FRIDAY and Happy THANKSgiving!

Are you heading out to get the best deals on Black Friday? Or are you staying in your nice warm house and shopping online? Either way, there are sure to be stellar discounts. And the Scarlet Poppe is offering one to you! Both of my shops, The Scarlet Poppe fabric shop and The Scarlet Poppe Boutique will be offering 15% off of your entire purchase on Black Friday only! Just use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY to get your discount at the time of purchase! (seriously can't believe I just found out that Etsy is now taking coupon codes. Booyah!) On a personal note...I am cooking a Thanksgiving Feast for family this year...for the first time! I'm nervous as I'm not exactly known as the Betty Crocker of the family. I've never been one to like being in the kitchen...unless its to eat! So, wish me luck. Dinner will include: Pork Roast (yes, I now...its not steps people!), Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Corn, Dinner Rolls, Apple Caramel Salad and Pie (Pumpkin, if my husband gets his way). What are you making??? I have so much to be thankful for this year. My list is very long. I am so thankful for my family, friends, church, this business and freedom. Happy Thanksgiving Scarlet Poppe fans. Hope you enjoy this time with your family and are reminded that we all have so much to be thankful for!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I've been MIA for way too long. I've had a bit of a crazy November so far. But...I'm back. Sorry about that. Today, I am celebrating. My baby boy, Phinehas turns one!!!! I cannot believe it. Again, I think every mother wonders where the time goes when their babies grow so fast, but I truly mean it with every fiber I have...I don't know where this last year went! The pic below was taken of Phin and I about 20 minutes after he was born. I feel like it was yesterday! This little monkey has truly grabbed a hold of my heart...tightly...and hasn't let go! His smile melts me. His flirtiness (is that even a word) cracks me up, and his sweetness almost hurts. He's a digger, a walker, a laugher, a loud talker, has a hint of red hair (THANK YOU, LORD) and has a way of making any gloomy day, bright! Happy birthday, my baby boy. Love you so much! God Speed, Little Man! Will be back to show my newest design tomorrow! I am so in love with it, I have to make one for myself! Please stop back tomorrow to check it out! Morgan

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


I absolutely love the time of day when the UPS man drives up to my house. Usually around 1:47 but who's keeping track!?!? Today, he brought me a giant box filled with apricots, peaches, limes...well, those were the colors bursting out of the box. I'm so in love! Pat Bravo's new line MODERN AFFAIR is to die for! I pretty much love every color with gray but this is beyond! Here are a few samples:
Isn't it yummy? I've been walking around my house trying to figure out what project I want to make out of this fabric.
Love it? Need it? Can't live without it? Check out my shop to get yours now!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SCARY Good Deal!

I have a SCARY good deal for you! If you still need a cute outfit for your kids for Halloween, look no further. I have this cute versatile Peony Dress/Top in stock, ready to ship in lots of sizes! It comes with an orange and white sash to be worn during Halloween. It also comes with a black and white damask sash so your little girl can wear it throughout the rest of the year! Fun, right!?!? Here is cutie pie Hannah wearing The Peony Top with both sashes, one in the dress and one in her hair. LOVE IT! I couldn't forget the boys (or an adventurous little girl) are two matching Momma's Boy Ties! Love these. They really work all year round!
So, here is the "scary" good deal....starting now (7:37 a.m.) until midnight Thursday (Oct. 21st), all three of these items are $5 off! Just mention this post at checkout and the funds will be immediately refunded to you. AND THAT'S NOT ALL...First 3 orders get a special surprise! Its a good one!!! Items ship right away so you will get them in plenty of time before Halloween...which is next weekend! Click here to start saving!