Monday, January 4, 2010

Meet The Cupcakes: Part 3

Have you met Maggie?

started blogging in early 2007 after a lot of nagging from her favorite editor (hence the name
Okay, Fine, Dammit.)

When the blogworld started calling her Maggie Dammit it created a crisis in her oldest daughter, who worried everybody thought that was really her last name, too. She's excited to have had
one of her 2008 posts published in the new Kirtsy book, but her biggest blogging pride and joy is Violence UnSilenced, which she launched in February 2009.

In real life she's a full-time freelance writer, and therefore increasingly less weirded out by speaking of herself in the third person for bios. 34-year-old Maggie lives in the wilds of rural Wisconsin with her husband of 13 years a
nd their two daughters, ages 10 and almost-5. She plans to drink all the wine this weekend while everyone else is distracted by the cupcakes.

photo credit: amysprite

Meet Beth:

"My name is Beth, my blog is I Should Be Folding Laundry and I have two children. Anna will be turning 7 this month and Noah will be turning 6 this month. I am 27 weeks pregnant (as of 1.2.10) and very, very excited about this baby who will be happily disrupting our lives with it's crying, feeding and pooping. (and warm snuggles, tiny coos and delicious smells.)

I rarely watch TV or see movies but the other night I watched Inglorious Basterds and it was one of the most brilliant movies I have ever seen. I may or may not walk around randomly saying "NAZIS" just like Brad Pitt does in that movie. It was awesome. You should watch it.

I once talked on the phone with Patrick Dempsey, it was one of the funnest moments of my life, you can read about it here: Oh, Patrick.

I love cookies, cupcakes, ice cream and pizza and baking is fun for me."

And Carrie, who blogs at 4 the Love of Family...

"I read the best quote yesterday by Andy Stanley."Every decision you make will eventually be a story you tell. What story do you want to tell?" Makes you think doesn't it?

Sometimes there is so much thinking going on in my noggin that my wheels start spinning. When that happens I pick up a good book (my favorites are Historical Christian Fiction set in the late 1800's - what can I say, I loved Little House on the Prairie), and regroup before getting back to work. (I am a park caretaker, a photographer, & a blog book designer by day and a mom and blogger by night.) Yes, I'm that busy, but there is still time for good old fashioned family fun and it helps to be married to The One.

I also have a January birthday, but my crafting skills don't extend beyond felt."

Such a lovely name, Hyacynth.

"I'll be 27 this month.

But even though I'm nearly three decades old, sometimes I feel like my life really began only five years ago with a study-abroad trip to Egypt -- a trip I didn't even want to take. I met my now husband there in a fairy-tale esque adventurous romance, and I learned a whole lot about who God says He is and who He's always been.

Since my time in Egypt, I've graduated from college, worked as a reporter at two newspapers, had a killer wedding, bought a house, birthed two babies (one at home this past September!), raised a puppy into a respectful dog and become the owner (and healthy-living guru) of Grayslake Curves.

In my spare time, I co-lead our county's babywearing group, write in my blog and drink chai tea.

My goals for 2010 are to finish reading the Old Testament, diverge from making the same dinner recipes every two weeks, really soak up this precious time with my boys and create a village."

Hot Cupcakes: Part 7- Meet Kim, Esther, & Amanda
Scrumdillyumptious Cupcakes: Part 8- Meet Katie, Beth, Allison, & Heather

Cupcake '10 deets
Cupcake '10: The Itinerary
What are you bringing to Cupcake '10?
Are you following these cupcakes?



Ann's Rants said...

Why, yes, that is me stroking Maggie.

So what else is new?

Can't wait to meet everyone!

Kim said...


What does it say about me if looking forward to these Meet the Cupcake posts makes me giddy!

You all are going to have to pull me off the ceiling this weekend.

This weekend! Oh man, I need a haircut.

Anti-Supermom said...

Gotta tell you, I love these posts - but it makes me a little more nervous every day about meeting such cool bloggers come Saturday.

Who's going to be lame like me?

I need a haircut, eyebrows done, clearer skin, grow 5"... oh well.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Anti-Supermom, I'm lame. Completely lame. I'm with you, I promise. NO DOING YOUR EYEBROWS.

But I hear you, everyone sounds so interesting. Can't wait!

Erin said...

Representin' with full on lame and a severe case of sleep deprivation. I'm pretty sure I'll just stare at the wall for hours, while everyone engages in witty conversation around me.

Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...

Please, do not do your eyebrows. I repeat: DO NOT DO YOUR EYEBROWS.

Then I won't feel like the only fuzzy girl there.

Katie, Kevin and kids said...

Oh no! I just got home from a brow wax and hair trim and now I'm feeling even more like I'll be the outsider;)

Sarah Viola said...

Fuzzy! Here!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Seriously- no primping for cupcakes needed. Come as you would just hanging out at a friend's house! I might not even wear a bra.


Beth at I Should Be Folding Laundry said...


Anonymous said...

LOL, You guys all crack me up, so glad to know I am not the only one getting a bit nervous to meet such cool people:) Oh and no way I have time to get my eyebrows done- so fuzzy here too!

Stephanie said...

oh are all TOO funny. this weekend is going to be crazy. and i can't remember the last time i got my haircut...and i'm pretty sure i've never had my eyebrows waxed. my sister did pluck them to make them pretty for our wedding. some days i don't even shower or change out of my jammies. but i promise to shower on saturday AND sunday ;)