About Makie

MAKIEmusic.com ↞ Maker of Indie/Folk Music & Art. Lover of horses, farm & natural living. Earth child here @NativeGypsies. Living the SoCal Beach-Life & Midwest Farm-Life. ↠ Meet MakieStories by Makie

Did you know we think over 50,000 thoughts a day? WOW.  I had no idea my brain was so busy.  But it makes sense; especially when I wake up in the middle of the night and my mind is STILL going. Apparently many of our thoughts appear in the form of questions.  And they tendContinue reading

I’m at the grocery store putting all my loose avocados, onions, apples and yams on the conveyer belt for check-out.  I know there’s a better way to avoid using plastic bags than this!  All it took was a quick search online and I’ve found a plethora of options for reusable bags.  And specifically, reusable produceContinue reading

When I was a little girl, summer nights on the farm were magical. Well, they still are – but I’m thinking of a time when I was younger.  A time when my world was much simpler… In this time I have a favorite pajama shirt with a cartoon woodchuck on it.  The cotton fabric’s wornContinue reading

It’s not what you think – although I love a good tube of color. I sometimes wish I had a plump, perfect pucker to flawlessly pull-off MAC’s “Russian Red” matte lipstick. But I humbly accept a non-perfect pucker and will wear it anyway. [As soon as I get the nerve to spend $14.50 on aContinue reading

[ Notebook & Sketchbook Carcasses ] I don’t know what got into me… I wanted to organize all my writings.  I don’t know if it was a fear of losing all ability to write a lyric or the desire to be a better blogger, or my searching for that one script idea from last yearContinue reading

I just turned 30.  I must admit I second guessed admitting this!  I had a little bit of a freak-out session.  Not so much on my birthday, but more so this entire last year.  This impending zero was a real kick in the you-know-what, a true motivator to get over some fears and really goContinue reading

“Remember, the real world doesn’t reward perfectionists. It rewards people who get things done. And the only way to get things done is to be imperfect 99% of the time.” – Marc and Angel Hack Life, “12 Things Successful People Do Differently” This weekend, practice being imperfect!  Take a look at the leaning tower ofContinue reading

I got this card to send to a friend, and then I thought, you’re all my friends… why not send it to all of you! Here’s what it says to me: Do you ever feel like you are using every tooth, nail and muscle to keep things together? Do you ever feel like these bigContinue reading

Next time I’m passing through Pittsburgh (not like that’s an often occurrence, but even so…) I’m going to stop at this place: the Conflict Kitchen. By their definition the “Conflict  Kitchen is a take-out restaurant that only serves cuisine from countries that the United States is in conflict with. …Through food, wrappers, programming, and dailyContinue reading

I’m sitting here on a Sunday evening, chocolate chips in hand (they were on my laptop but then started to melt and are now consequently melting anyway – in my hand! Don’t judge…) and I’m remembering this book I read in 6th grade called “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” by Judy Blume.  TheContinue reading