Sweet Posie

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Merry Christmas!!! December 25, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — sweet posie @ 10:49 am

Merry Christmas to all my wonderful friends and family.  Wishing everyone lots and lots of happiness and joy in their life and to look at each challenge with great gusto!

Happy Holidays everyone!

 

Glassybaby.com …. pretty….very pretty…. December 24, 2006

Filed under: pretty stuff — sweet posie @ 10:56 pm

bouquet.jpg   Aren’t these beautiful?  I would love one, but not sure what color yet…hmm so many to choose from.

Here’s an excerpt from their about glassybaby…

Our favorite description of was written by Lee’s 12 year old son, Hector, and given to her in the early morning last Christmas. Enjoy

A is physically a small, colored, glass cup, candleholder, or vase. But the light of a candle coming through a generates more; it gives warmth to a cold day, a calm token of peace in the busy world.

Since 1998, Lee Rhodes has been designing, publicizing, and selling these small, extremely tough and strong cups. In 2001, she began to learn to blow these glasses, and has produced many glasses since.

are made through a multi-layered glass-blowing process and their color comes from different shaded color rods to produce a mix of opaque, translucent, and deeply colored glasses. This method creates a thick, strong piece of glass that has many functions and uses.

come in 53 different colors that you can mix to create a stunning, flickering picture for a quiet vigil or a bustling party. Shining out of a window, a creates an aura of love and good that fills the heart of anyone on the sidewalk or street.

There is almost no limit to the moods and feelings that a or group of can produce in someone, be it the calm and tranquil mint green or the inspiring dark orange.

As glasses, are beautiful and useful: they act as cups and goblets, and the transparent colors are ideal for this job. are dishwasher safe and are practically indestructible when you drop them.

are useful in many ways. But their real use is lifting bad moods and loneliness. Their warm and colored light flickers like we do in everyday life. serve as a metaphor to symbolize hope and are humble in spirit but not beauty. Whatever your mood, a can keep your home inviting and full of spirit.

by Hector Rhodes

 

Chocolate Coconut Devils… mmmm good

Filed under: cookies galore! — sweet posie @ 10:07 pm

Here is my recipe for my delectable chocolate coconut devils – they are mighty fine – make a batch and let me know what you think.

Chocolate coconut devils (Oven Temperature 350 degrees & bake for 10 minute)

Ingredients: 

1 2/3 cup (7 oz) lightly packed sweetened flaked coconuts (toasted)

1 cup (1.5 oz) lightly packed unsweetened organic flaked coconut (toasted)

1 oz instant espresso powder

3 Lg Eggs

1 1/3 cup superfine sugar

2 vanilla extract

¼ almond extract

Steps:

1. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt, set aside

2. Combine both type of coconut together, set aside

3. In a medium bowl – melt butter and all chocolate – stir occasionally

4. With whisk attachment, beat eggs on medium speed until light.

5. Gradually add sugar – beat for 2 minute

6. Scrape down the side of the bowl as needed

7. Add in warm melted chocolate mixture, mix on medium speed until just combined.

8. Add vanilla and almond extract

9. Reduce speed to low and mix in dry ingredients

10. Let batter rest for 5 minute to thicken

11. Sprinkle coconut into the chocolate batter and fold together

* Note – cookie will firm as they cool and store in cool airtight container – layered between strips of wax paper, for up to five days (Cookies maybe frozen)

This year we made it extra special – you can dip half the cookie in chocolate or white chocolate ganache and then dip them in coconut flakes.  They are so good – these cookies are soft and they have a lot of flavors and textures. 

 

Movies I want to see!

Filed under: movies — sweet posie @ 8:28 pm

The Last Mimzy – coming out in March 2007 – looks intriguing.

http://www.mimzy.com/

Of course: Curse of the Golden Flower with Chow Yun Fat (amazing actor – definitely one of my favorites) and Gong Li (beautiful) - the movie trailer is amazing! I truly can’t wait to see it.

http://www.curseofthegoldenflowermovie.com

Transformers: their war. our world. The trailer doesn’t give much details – but it should be really really great! can’t wait to see it next year!

http://www.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/transformers/

Will Smith in the pursuit of happyness – I hear this one is very very sappy.  

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/thepursuitofhappyness/

 

E-Myth Revisited

Filed under: Reading — sweet posie @ 6:45 pm

The E-Myth Revisited    I just started reading this book, The E-Myth Revisited: Why most small businesses don’t work and what to do about it by Michael E. Gerber. 

I don’t know why I haven’t read it until now.  This book was given to me by L, and he said it was an incredible read and that I should read it.  He was right!  I highly recommend this book to anybody interested in starting their own business or is in one right now (no matter how long they have own their business).

It brings incredible insights and thought provoking ideas to light.  Just after reading several chapters I was once again feeling  motivated to redo my business plan and make my next business a better success!

The introduction chapter starts off with this great quote that I can totally relate to:  “I think that maybe inside any business, there is someone slowly going crazy.” by Joseph Heller, Something Happened

 

Earthquake in Oklahoma

Filed under: Plans — sweet posie @ 2:16 pm

So funny, when I first moved to Seattle – there was a huge earthquake on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 10:54 with 6.8 magnitude and then just a few days after I moved to Oklahoma – a much smaller earthquake occurred Wednesday, December 20, 2006 at 8:40 pm with a 2.8 magnitude.  It sounded like a small explosion very different from all the shooks and shudders of the 2001 earthquake in Seattle.

Well Christmas is just around the corner and I am here in Tulsa, OK, with my family.  My brother brought his Wii and we are having a blast playing it.  He has five controllers.  I have to admit our family is very competitive.  I finally created my Mii character – it almost looks like me with brown glasses and a pink dress too! Fun!

As tradition with my family, we get to open our Christmas presents today – I love to see my nephews tear through all their presents and get all excited and see their pleasure in their gifts. 

On another thought:  planning to sit down with my brother-in-law and older sister to discuss about my plans in 2007 after the holidays 

When:  in Tulsa now with my parents through the beginning of the year and hopfully right after I get back to OKC

Plan of attack: how I can help them run their business and how they can help me achieve my goals and get them accomplish.   

Okay on a fun note – I’m off to eat a quick snack and play more Wii!!!

 

 
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