Friday, December 18, 2015

Just Beyond the Gate for Friday Fences...

Magical Getaway....
Just follow the pathway..
Meggie Mac
Linking with Theresa and The Run Around Ranch
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to view other fences from around the world.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

InSPIREd Sunday.....Taking a Pause for Third Sunday in Advent

Today the pink (sometimes Rose) candle, representing Joy, is lit.
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Advent is the time for preparation...
A time to pause and remember
the true meaning of Christmas.
Meggie Mac
Join us in our annual tradition!
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 to view others who are Pausing for Advent
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to view other blogs linking with InSPIREd Sunday.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Weathered Cattle Chute for Friday Fences...

I get very excited when I find something like this...
looking a little tired,
 but still a very usable cattle chute.
Maybe a bunkhouse or just an overnight cabin...
a place for ranch hands to stay,
while waiting for the cattle truck to arrive.
Would you not agree...
a wonderful place to take photographs.
Meggie Mac
Linking with Theresa at
Run Around Ranch.
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to view fence stories from around the world.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Celebrating the Second Week of Advent for InSPIREd Sunday

The Candle of Love, the second candle in our Advent Wreath, is lite today.
German Lutherans, in the 16th century, originated the concept of the Advent Wreath.
However, it was three centuries later, when the modern wreath took shape.
Meggie Mac
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to view churches, synagogues
and other religious buildings from around the world.
Join us in our annual tradition!
Also linking Tracing Rainbows for Advent
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to view other blogs joining in "A Pause in Advent".
There is a kitchen update on my Bungalow Living with Meggie
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 to read the latest post.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Main Street, Small Town Texas for Friday Fences

Tonight is the big Christmas Celebration for this small Texas town.
By the time the local shops close for the day,
 the main street will be lined with Arts and Craft vendors,
 delicacies to try and plenty of wassail to drink.
Just beyond the fence, lies a very busy train track,
 that runs the entire length of main street.
I'll be back tonight...
 to join in the celebration!
Meggie Mac
Joining today with Theresa at the Run a Round Ranch
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 to view other fences from around the world.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

A New Family Tradition with Granddaughter...

The past week has been a whirlwind of family,
passing through the doors
of The Bungalow.
It's results have put the 2015 Thanksgiving Celebration at the top of the list,
 of my all-time favorites.
There is such joy in having all of your adult children home, at the same time.
My youngest granddaughter is adopted from Guatemala, as is her brother.
She can be described as a "firecracker" bubbly and full of energy....
and, eager to be in the kitchen.
It was decided that she and I would bake cookies together.
 Here are the results of what I hope will be a new tradition, in our family.
Wanting to do something a little different, I decided we would give a cookie press a try.
I purchased mine through Amazon for only $10.00.
Have you ever used one?
The tool reminds me of a caulking gun...
something I'm very familiar with, using it with my old house renovations.
 The cookie recipe for Spritz Cookies, is a very simple recipe.
Click HERE for the recipe and decorating ideas.
It is much like making a pie crust.
The cookie press, made by Wilton, came with 14 different templates.
What I like about the grip handle press is...
 I could steady the press,
while my granddaughter's tiny hands gripped the handle,
 to punch out the cookies.
In less than 8 minutes of baking,
we had the first batch of seven dozen cookies.
These are perfect cookies, for traveling as Christmas gifts.
Rich in butter...
they literally melt in your mouth.
I must admit...
the cookie press excited me as much as
my granddaughter baking in
The Bungalow Kitchen.
Meggie Mac

Monday, November 30, 2015

First Sunday in Advent...a late posting

Traditionally, the Advent Wreath has four candles, three purple and one rose colored.
Each candle has a special meaning.
The first purple candle, symbolizing Hope, was lit yesterday.
For many Christians, the Advent Wreath
 is our way to celebrate the four weeks,
 leading up to Christmas Day.
Meggie Mac
Join us in our annual tradition!
Linking with Tracing Rainbows
Click HERE for a 2013 post,
 written about Christmas, in a Small Texas Town.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Surprised By My New Kitchen Garden

 Sunshine and plenty of rain,
has given me a basket of greens.
The surprise comes from the fact that....
 this small kitchen garden
 was only planted at the end of July,
 when I first moved to the bungalow.
One of the wonderful things about buying an older home,
can be the surprises that pop up in the garden beds.
See the lily shoots that have sprung-up,
 under the newly transplanted rose bush?
Apparently the owner before me,
 planted a few bulbs behind the studio.
I love surprises like that......
especially on a Monday.
Meggie Mac

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Sharing Some Thoughts With You....

Can you believe it?
A red rose blooming in November.
And the most amazing thing is....
shortly after buying the bungalow in August,
the old, established rose bush
 was cut back and transplanted.
There is a new post on
You may either click HERE or,
 the tiny blue bungalow icon on the upper right side of this page.
I simply cannot post without a few words about yesterdays' unspeakable events.
"I am so saddened by the shocking news from Paris.  
My prayers are for the families,
for Peace for all of us."
Meggie Mac

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Thankful Thursday and New Books on My Reading List

Writing a post about " Books of Interest To Me", is a first.
I'm an avid reader of...
American History, Scotland, Time Travel, and Politics.
 My special interests change from time to time.
And, it is not unusual for me to read two books a week. 
So let me show you what I am reading now.
A new release...
Just finished this one...and loved it.
Also read "The Winter Sea", by Susanna Kearsley, the same week as
 Claire R McDougall's Veil of Time.
I must admit when it comes to fiction,
 I'm addicted to historical romance novels. 
So there it is...out in the open.
 I insist on a "HEA".
Do you recognize that term?
Happy Ever After 
A new author for me.
Not a new book,
 but one I open from time to time.
I guess the unpacking of my small library,
 is what has prompted this post.
I'm so Thankful
I have the freedom
 to read whatever I choose.
Meggie Mac

Monday, November 9, 2015

Drivng on the Prairie for Monday's Country Back Roads

It's Monday...
Do I have your attention ?
I'm happy there is a fence between us.
The silo, in the distance,
is not something you see very often, on the prairie.
Most of the land is used for grazing cattle.
Although I do occasionally see corn planted,
when the weather is warm.
I have another post on Bungalow Living with Meggie"
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to check out the progress of my kitchen renovation.
Enjoy your Monday.
Meggie Mac

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Project Days Continue....

It's early morning here in Texas...
 and another big project day at the Bungalow.
The list is long.
Hopefully I can post a project update tomorrow,
 on The Bungalow blog.
For today...
I have a new post on my first attempts at gardening,
 in my new "old" home.
Click on the bungalow icon,
at the upper right corner.
Or simply click HERE
Enjoy your Saturday, dear readers.
Meggie Mac

Friday, November 6, 2015

Wagon Wheel Fence.....for Friday Fences

You just never know...
 what you may find on the prairie.
The fence has been around
 for as long as I have traveled
 these country back roads.
The wonder is....
 "How did they manage to collect so many wheels?"
Meggie Mac
Joining today with
Theresa of the Run a Round Ranch.
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to view other fences from around the world

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Green Clear Glassware for a Thursday Show and Tell

From the years 1970 to 1998, Indiana Glass Company
 offered glassware through a home party plan.
 The nursery rhyme plate, pictured above, is just one of many items
 I purchased from one of those parties
Dear readers....
are there any of you who remember the home parties?
The child-size divided plate
 has the first lines of two different nursery rhymes.
"See Saw Margery Daw"
"Where Are You Going My Pretty Maid"
Being fond of green glassware and pottery,
 these bowls were found at a local outdoor market.
As was the Fostoria Clear Green creamer...
without the sugar bowl.
A vintage bunny candy dish, bought to display,
 during the Easter Season.
It was been a while since I've had a Show and Tell Thursday.
I'm still in the middle of unpacking boxes, at the bungalow,
 with projects whizzing all around me.
Meggie Mac

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