Friday, July 3, 2015

Muffin tops can be ADORABLE , and JULY Paper Lady UPDATE


WE are back on schedule....I was up before the sun rose...some beautiful OWLs
kept hooting this morning- both of our cats wanted to be outside to greet them...

So I guess it was time to wake up....I baked some MUFFIN TO LOSE muffins
last evening in these wonderful MUFFIN TOP molds....
of course they are only MENS PANTS, so I thought why not 
make a mini apron for the LADIES....
Now before you laugh, what MUFFIN TOP lady would be caught without a cute apron..?


How to get rid of them... I am talking MUFFIN TOPS..

And you think all I have time these days is run a MUFFIN business...

Welllllll not so, I even had time to complete my JULY PAPER LADY

This photo was taken in my studio and then I thought of our lovely daisies
that have sprung up and took her outside...
Made from a VINTAGE HANKIE that belonged to my Nanny...


I certainly challenged Cori on this one....and you know something
she did not surprise me at all on what her talented fingers came up with..





This was taken just as the sun was rising to kiss our daisies this am..
What a lovely day it will be ....
SUMMER here is still a  bit chilly, we had dew everywhere this morning.
I was in my nightie outside in the wet grass taking this photo
but OHHHH so worth it...

Now I am off to begin my day with ....
MY daily PICK ME UP...



I made some very tiny MUFFIN To LOSE BITS last evening..
2 tiny ones and my coffee will be the perfect start to my day
and will keep me full for 4 hours...


YOU MATTER! 



Wednesday, July 1, 2015

It is a MINI day in a big WAY!



Good MORNING....Ohhhh the skies are gray but I am filled with sunny weather... I did take a spin or two yesterday at our Mini Cooper Dealership. Shaun Bos is a Specialist in MINIs but he is also a specialist in courtesy, dedication, knowledge, fairness, and extreme SWEETNESS. He will be so embarrassed when he sees this wink wink...

I think one of the greatest assets I have with dealing with millions of people in my career is I can PICK WINNERS. I knew from the moment I met Shaun, I knew his Mom very well, she was one of the dearest souls ever to fill our town with her gentle spirit. She certainly passed that on and more to her son. Our day together was really filled with excitement and very special moments, he will even tell you that.

We went from a RED mini cooper, to Peppered White and settled on this BLACK one, below Shaun... I think it best reflects my taste and style. We joked about I can always wear a RED hat, which Shaun was going to find me...but I have lots of hats, we settled on a New BAG with MINI on it...



It will be ready tomorrow...I have already contacted a company to add my logo to the side panels
and link to MUFFIN TO LOSE on the bumper. 


YOU can build your own car with all the links ....totally cool in so many ways..



I also met Brian, Waugh a dear man with so much heart, it could fill this page. His love for family and his passion for his role at Mini Cooper can not be ignored...They are gems at this dealership.
So unusual when you think about it...SLEEK CAR SALESMEN, could never be further from the truth....We will be FRIENDS forever. I can bet my NEW MINI On that ....

And now for a story..... A NOT SO SWEET STORY...



ONCE UPON A TIME.....

Let me share something with you. Quite a few years ago, there was this cereal that would have me skipping down the aisles , it was a childhood thing. My Nanny for a treat would buy 
SUGAR CRISP. Goodness me the BOX should have told me everything...but what did I know I was a kid who thought my Nanny loved me so much that Sugar Crisp was her way of showing me SHE LOVED ME. And she did! and so did Post Foods the makers of this SWEET BOX of SUGAR...they tell you on the box for goodness sake...

Here is what happened to me, READ MORE HERE....


It is Canada day, so David and I are going to enjoy some one on one time, reading and stitching, I have a Paper Lady that is beckoning me to sit with her awhile...

LOOK at what CORI has completed... she is gorgeous in her sailors dress...and look at that hat?




I must run....I have a muffin beckoning to me and some hot coffee...
Happy Canada Day, fellow Canadians..




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Melt downs in the Muffin business...




How my day began today...!




Sometimes the BEST LESSONS are  during a MELT DOWN..
I had one yesterday, just a bit overwhelmed...

This MUFFIN BUSINESS is not for KITTY CATS LOL....
I want to say PUSSY's :)

I am NEITHER. Thank goodness for LAND ANGELS.
4 of them came into my life yesterday, DAVID,  HUNTER,  BILL and a dear 
friend I call " Barbies best friend"...

They put everything in perspective, had solutions when all I had 
were tears. Was there with LOVE that could only be best described
as the BUTTER on my MUFFIN DAY.

We are much better this am, I am off to test drive a MINI,
I am taking the MORNING OFF.

WE already ran out of staples...NOT a gram of flour
to be seen here. And I had backup..
Well everything is ordered and over 400 POUNDS of
MUFFIN STUFF is on its way...

So please be patient with our first week,
MUFFIN PEEPS, we will rise to the occasion within hours.....

LIKE everything I do, it is a MIRACLE when
you have CHEERLEADERS behind you....

Thanks for the chuckle this morning,
this wonderful You Tube, a reminder to look
at the lighter side of everything...

Today I am LIGHTER than a MUFFIN,
I am fearless, I am determined.
TO STOP THE CRAVINGS for all those
who want something more in their life...

MUFFIN TO LOSE is HERE to STAY.
I can't stop it even if I wanted to..
To many of you KNOW WHERE I LIVE..

From my heart to yours..
YOU matter...

THANK YOU...



Monday, June 29, 2015

How does she do it...?



It is Monday Morning and it seems like I have had a week of MONDAY MORNINGS..
The excitement is there, and my schedule is so full it is intoxicating.

JULY is peaking around the corner, and I have some stitchings to complete.
Our JULY paper lady was not as cooperative as her other MONTHLY PAPER LADIES...
Cori and I both had issues with the  original sketch...WE both had done her 3 times
and she just was not what we were expecting..

SOOOOOOOO like anything else, when one plan does not work out
you work the PLAN till it does.... 

How does she do it...?


I will keep Muffin to LOSE blog updated with information 
that will have you questioning what is happening to waistlines, 
diseases and most of all your ENERGY.


And before I get one more email to this question
"do you ever sleep?"

No problem there, on average I get 7-8 hours every night...
My mind would not be so sharp if I did not, 
if I did not begin each day with a dense muffin, ( which by the way has been
my regimen for over 7 years, every day) I could never outperform myself each day..



Although I have lot's of paper work and labels to get on packages today, 
I also have scheduled in some stitching and sewing ...

This is what JULY will be looking like so far...
Another Vintage Hankie that is full of wondrous possibilities...
This was another of my Nanny's hankies... it was a shame keeping
her in a shoe box...She looks so much prettier as a mini dress...
I cut one this hankie in half, and then strips to make a wee ruffle for her 
top of her dress and I even made a rosette for her waitline.
I have more fabric for her bow in her hat too..

She is all pinned down at the moment but within hours I will have 
sewed her down with some INVISfil this amazing almost
invisible thread that has been such a joy to stitch with....


Must run, I have a new business card to design this am...
will show it to you later....
The sun is peaking out today, after days of rain,
but nothing could damper my day, 

YOU ARE HERE...

p.s I noted my daisies are springing up this morning...pics soon!

You Matter



Sunday, June 28, 2015

Up close and PERSONAL ....Muffin to LOSE


this new cup arrived yesterday from my Lawyer! lol
WElllllll, we got through our first weekend. We are still RISING to all the excitement 
this new venture has given us..

read what has changed about what we EAT

....David and I were out picking up more supplies yesterday when he 
mentioned I should be looking at a NEW CAR...

I am pretty conservative and really don't pay much attention to vehicles
but secretly I have always seen myself in a MINI COOPER....

When I first got my license at 16, my first car was a VW bug
and I loved it...Drove it for almost 10 years...

And as much as I love VW BUGS, I am off for a test drive
for this one this week..

I like it 'cause it looks like a MUFFIN CAR...
I will certainly be adding some racing stripes...
and yes I thought of a RED car...but insurance cost more,
the colour cost more and if there is one colour car that gets stolen more..
YEP RED....so I am going to go with a PEARL car with black accents 
and black roof...
( maybe add red carpet mats in GINGHAM) 
already added a gingham mirror to the building of this vehicle. 



Don't you love my new MUFFIN JAR, I picked it up at our new FOODLAND, it is a BALL canning jar but not for canning per say...perfect for 6 MUFFINS that I just baked this morning...

I was in there again yesterday..they have been opened now 9 days and I have been  there 10 days...more days than they are opened....I bumped into MIKE the owner and we got talking and smiling, and talking and let's say we will be working together....I love that our locals embrace us with so much sincerity and believe me it will all PAY OFF...I am fiercely loyal and one thing I have learned,  keep growing your circle of influence and they look after you as much as you look after them...

So MIKE, thank you for believing in me and to all the staff YOU ROCK MY WORLD.

I will be showing some stitching real soon...Cori and I are working on our JULY Paper LADY and she is gorgeous...

I have some paperwork to get done...

YOU matter




Friday, June 26, 2015

Muffin to LOSE ... a muffin a day keeps the CRAVINGS away!





For MONTHS, I have been busy behind the scenes on building a NEW COMPANY called
MUFFIN to LOSE.

Some of you may not be aware of this  but David and I are both Nutritionists, we are also authors of a Nutrition Book ( I Want it ALL)  and just recently we got news that David's battle with Cancer, I am very happy to report he is doing very well. His numbers have come back with  thunderous applause. He will not be returning any time soon for any more treatments. I like to think it had a lot to do with so MANY PRAYERS, some TLC and lot's of  LOVE that I baked into these MUFFINS.

Not even his oncologist could explain the dramatic results ( this week) ..the only thing he has changed in his diet are these MUFFINS that  his wife ( ME) prepares for him with Tender Loving CARE. You are well aware he just completed a RIDE TO Conquer Cancer  ( a couple of weeks ago) on just MUFFINS and Gatorade. Can this be the reason, well only GOD knows? But I do know it did not hurt him.

What a testimonial right? But here is the scoop, I have set up a blog just for MUFFIN TO LOSE
that will answer all of your questions, WHAT WHO, HOW, WHY, WHERE and WHEN...

MUFFIN TO LOSE
link here

If you have CRAVINGS that never subside, if you are constantly HUNGRY and NEVER FULL,
if you would love to save time and money on making BREAKFASTS and LUNCHES.....then this may very well interest you.


I have been so busy with couriers, carriers, packaging companies, suppliers, lawyers, accountants, brokers, printing companies, staff, packers,  FDA, custom officers... it is a wonder I know my name these days...

But I am  thrilled  to say I do, My name is Madame Samm and I am happy to tell you NOBODY does anything alone. I could not for the life of me do this without some very special people. They are my distributors, they are my friends and very important lot they are. They are in Canada and United States, they will be quietly conducting business as they have been for months.

I think you are all aware I never talk about anything or do anything if I cannot do it 100%.

I hope I do not disappoint you. And now I may have more time to pour back into my sewing .....
We have a packaging company that will be doing all the work from here....Thanks to a very dedicated and thorough team...

Yes, and you thought I was just building pergolas and painting and washing hankies....wink..

To Healthier days for all of US.