31 January 2015

Saturday Snippets week 2.

This was meant to be a weekly thing and then life got in the way, but one of my February goals is going to be to post these each Saturday like I intended to, because we can all spread the blog love a little more :)

The #1800challenge is baaaaaaaaaack! Check out Erin's post if you want more info, basically you commit to work out 1800 minutes between February 1st & March 31st & this year there is a cash prize up for grabs if you put $1 in! So get to it, challenge starts tomorrow! ($1 is not necessary to join!)

Kerri posted on being a girl's girl & I'm slowly getting to have a core group of ladies that I trust with utmost confidence & this really stuck out to me!

You all know how much I love my small moments and Amber is capturing them in her Everyday moments series...first one is here!

& in case you missed it on they call her meghan this week:

Monday//Grateful Heart 
Wednesday//What do YOU wanna know? 
Thursday//#MeghanDoes2015 week 4

29 January 2015

#MeghanDoes2015 week 4.

022.365 Because Army Wives. & my favorite scene with my favorite people.  

023.365 Bemidji Beavers represent! 

024.365 Lynn is a beast. Even though her team lost. 

025.365 Don't Stop Believin' at church on Sunday. 

026.365 When Jayme texts you about another game you could get addicted to, you would be smart to not ask which game it is...aa by the way

027.365 There's a dim light at the end of my braces tunnel.  

028.365 I love this! 

28 January 2015

What do you Wanna Know?


Good morning loves! How are you on this Hump Day? I had a crazy night at work yesterday, so today I'm taking a page out of Helene's book & open the floor for questions, I will answer just about anything, so get to asking!! I'll vlog the answers next Tuesday! 

27 January 2015


Four names that people call me other than my real name:

1- Squeezebox. 
2- Little Bit
3- #2
4- Megs.  

Four jobs I’ve had:

1-Dietary Aide
3-Customer Service

Four movies you’ve watched more than once:
1- 8 seconds
2- Twister
3- 10 Things I Hate about You. 
4- The Proposal

Four books I’d recommend:

1- The Ryan White Story
2- Taking Chances by Molly McAdams
3- Coming Home by Kelly Elliott
4- To Kill a Mockingbird 

Four places I’ve lived:

1- Anoka
2- Mounds View
3- Burnsville
4- Elk River

Four Places you have visited:

1- Des Moines
2- Seattle
3- Arizona
4- Colorado

Four places I’d rather be right now:

1- In bed. 
2- Arizona
3- Hawaii
4- Jamaica

Four things I don’t eat:

1- Tofu
2- Tomatoes unless they're hidden in something
3- Black licorice
4- Onions unless they're hidden in something. 

Four of my favorite foods:

1- Mashed potatoes
2- Chocolate
3- Gooey butter cake
4-  King's Hawaiian rolls

Four things I’m looking forward to this year: 

1- Hopefully getting my braces off. 
2- Moondance Country Jam in June
3- Visiting my bestest!
4- Possibly finishing my book. 

Four things I’m always saying:

1- I love you more. 
2- No worries. 
3- You seriously can't be that stupid(I work customer service!)
4-  Service desk, this is Meghan, how may I help you? 

26 January 2015

Grateful Heart week 7.

Back for another edition of Grateful Heart, because it's Monday and that's just how we dooooo.  & look it's another evening edition, because that's just how I roll.  Okay enough Meghan, on to my gratefuls for today!

My Nightly Routine//I get home from work, let Karen know that I made it home safely, because she worries if I don't, play a round of Subway Surfers & an episode or two of Army Wives and then I'm out for the night.  It's a perfect way to wind down each evening.

The people that know you well enough to call you out when you aren't yourself//I was being really quiet and not myself apparently & Karen caught on to it and made some sort of comment that would normally make me laugh and I did one of those heh kind of things and she's like all right what's going on & I told her something that I've never told anyone else, save for Lora who I talked to after the fact & perhaps Jayme.

Half-price apps//Whenever my aunt and cousins come into town, we make it a point to stop at Applebee's for their half-price apps and a good catch-up sesh.

Ember Grey: Grateful Heart

23 January 2015

Have Paws, Will Blog.

Me at not my best angle. 

Hello humans! 

I am Chloe, Meghan's Golden Retriever. But her grandma likes to think I'm hers.  I get where she sees that, since I only happy pee when she comes over.  At least that what the humans call it.  I call it she smells like old people & the only way I know how to voice my displeasure over that smell is to pee.  Just kidding Meghan's grandma, I love you.  Meghan's mom calls me an outside dog, Meghan just laughs and lets me cuddle with her in the guest bed, but shhh, that can be our little secret mmk? You know what my favorite thing EVER is? To be outside all day, visit our neighbors for some people food and then cry until Meghan or one of the other peoples let me in.  I then like to surprise them when they pet me with lots of stickers in my fur, so they have to brush me & love on me while my fur brother Cooper gets jealous and whines.  Chloe-1, Cooper-0.  Some of my other favorite things include guarding the empty dog food bags and whine-growl-barking until the humans hide it from me, bringing you something every time you come home varying from a sock to Dad's work boot, and playing with my chicken.  My least favorite thing is when they use the middle name treatment on me--Coop doesn't have a middle name, why should I have to have one?  It's Elizabeth by the way. Chloe Elizabeth.  But I gots to go, the humans will be back soon & I'm supposed to be in my kennel terrorizing laying nicely next to Coop.   

Chloe out!

22 January 2015

#MeghanDoes2015 week 3.

015.365 Shot pool and had fun at ladies night with these two & others. 

016.365 #stepoutinblue in support of law enforcement. This is a cause near to my heart! 

017.365 Favorite comment on this picture goes to my best friend...."Yeah it's InTouch, I don't believe this stuff til it hits People." Truer words have not been spoken. 

018.365 Watching Biggest Loser with Mady&Gage. 

019.365 My early morning view after waking up from a horrible nightmare that Jayme had an inoperable brain tumor.  Not fun. 

020.365 This may be my new favorite picture of myself actually.  

021.365 Just make yourself at home Coop! Long legs you have there dog! 

21 January 2015

Something about Me.

"Cause I got a couple dents in my fender, got a couple rips in my jeans. 

I'm Meghan, obviously.  I'm 22, when did that happen? I love Jesus, because without Him I'm nothing.  

I was born in April 1992, not expected to make it through the night, but I did. 

I didn't want my brother after three days, but he's still here & I've got lots more. 

I believe marriage is forever, but my parents wasn't and that's okay.

I didn't like my stepmom or stepsister the first time I met them, now they are two of my closest friends. 

I have something known as front nasal dysplasia, but you won't see me feeling bad for myself. 

I had two brain surgeries before I was eight, along with tubes in my eyes & my tonsils out, before I was a teenager, but I've been surgery free for the last almost ten years. 

I'm used to people staring at me, and will usually let it roll off of my back, because I'd rather look like me and have manners than look like you and have none at all. (& yes, I totally used that line on someone at Walmart once!)

I graduated Burnsville High School, not without barely squeaking by, but hey, a diploma's a diploma 2.8 or 4.0.  

I moved out to Elk River, & thus began the you're Mady & Ryan's sister aren't you questions. 

I got a job at Wal-Mart to get me through school. Wal-Mart is still there, but school's not.  

I love to write, but don't share it unless I trust you explicitly.  

I love to read, and 9 times out of 10 I stay up all night to finsih a book. 

I have a big family, and wouldn't know what to do if I was an only child. 

I have the best friends, who are like my family. 

I'm sassy, snarky and sarcastic, but would give you the shirt of my back. 

I'm also one of the nicest people unless you mess with my family, then my claws come out.  

I love love, and believe the perfect love story isn't romeo and juliet, but grandma and grandpa growinng old together. 

I believe the little moments make the best memories, and without them, you can become jaded. 

This is real, this is me♥

20 January 2015

Project Pinterest Week 1.

Welcome, welcome to the first week of Project Pinterest! Jayme and I are SO happy you are here! This first month we would love if you linked up a project you've done off of Pinterest, but we also understand if you didn't have the time, so just link up your Pinterest account so we can follow you and PIN ALL THE THINGS! 

Link-Up Guidelines
1. Follow your fun hosts Jayme and Meghan.
2. Open up your Pinterest and find something fun to make/do!
(You can pick any category - food, DIY, etc. Your options are unlimited!)
3. Blog about your experience.
(Make sure to put the button somewhere on your post)
4. Link-up the THIRD Tuesday of each month. Please link-up to your specific post, not your homepage.
5. Put the button somewhere on your post so more friends can join!

You don't HAVE to comment on a certain number of other blogs,
but it would definitely make things a lot more fun if you did!

Each month we will both pick three of our personal favorites to "spotlight" in the next post.

We look forward to building community with you through participating in this link-up, as well as finally get something accomplished off of our Pinterest boards!

So without further ado, here's my January Project Pinterest!

Original Pin//Turning a large T-shirt into a form-fitting T.  You can find it here

My Take//

1//Original Shirt folded inside out. 2//After I had cut and tied 3//Finished product.

How it went//As you see, I don't have a picture with me in the shirt...well, that's because it was TOO small after I got done with it.  & the under arms turned out really weird.  I'm glad it was just a cheap shirt I had bought outside after George Strait's concert & not my nice GS tee.

Final Grade// C.  For my first time doing something off of Pinterest it went okay, but I would have liked to be able to wear the finished product! 

All right, now it's your turn! Link-up is below! 

19 January 2015

Grateful Heart V. 6

Yes, I know it's quite late to be posting, but bare with me.  I was working 11 to 8 last night & I noticed that my Dad was on Hospital Drive in a town near us and had been there for some time, I noticed Lynn-Mom was there too, so I texted her saying, hey did you hurt yourself again? She didn't respond right away, & I texted her saying hey, Life360(our GPS app) shows your on Hospital Drive, soooo...

I went on break around 6:30 and had a text from her saying, not me, but Dad. He has a bad infection, I'll let you know more in a little bit.

So I'm freaking out at work, I hate not knowing, because my mind goes to the worst possible situations, I finally get a text from Lynn-Mom around 7:40 explaining what was going on & that's this: my dad had a root canal 2 weeks ago today, he's been dealing with pain from it ever since, been put on antibiotics and prednisone, and nothing has helped.  Last night, he drove himself to the first hospital because he had a softball sized lump on his neck/jawline and was starting to have difficulty breathing.  I of course, start freaking out, Lynn asks me to let my brother and sister know, and neither one of them is answering their phones, so I wait until I'm off the clock & right as I'm punching out, my Mom calls me asking me if everything is okay, I tell her, and she says she's going to tell my brother.  Mady's boyfriend picked me up from work since he was at my house using my computer & I finally got ahold of her.

We kept getting little bits of information from Lynn-Mom & this morning Dad had surgery to remove that softball sized abscess & a tooth.  Mady and I went up to see him this early afternoon & that eased my fears too.  He was in a bit of pain still but otherwise he was his funny, happy self.

All of this to say, I'm so grateful for each part of my family this week.  You don't realize how quickly it can all be taken from you until you have something like this to jolt you back and say whoa.  Slow down a little, smell the roses & tell your loved ones how much they are loved and cared for.

linking up with emily for grateful heart this week!

16 January 2015


I've been apart of the wonderful community known as #fireworkpeople since the beginning of December only & my life has been wildly changed for the better.

From the homepage of their website: "We are a space for women to be wildly encouraged, strengthened  & then COMMISSIONED to release their unique voice and purpose to the world." Can I get an amen? I started out hearing about #fireworkpeople in September or October & then saw it more and more on Twitter & finally searched out the group on Facebook, I admit I was a little scared that it wouldn't be as good as people said.  That it would be clique-y and that I wouldn't fit in.  But ladies? I was so wrong.  It felt like coming home.  Like I was missing 1000 of my closest friends and not even realized that I was missing them.  I've participated in three twitter chats since the new year and the encouragement and love and inspiration that has come from these parties? HAS BLOWN ME AWAY.

I seriously encourage each one of you to check out the facebook page here as well as the hashtag fireworkpeople on twitter or visit the website for more information, it will change your life! 

Have a great Friday loves! 

15 January 2015

#meghandoes2015 week 2.

008.365 Two coffees for the price of one grande.  I'll take it! 

009.365 Cooper wasn't happy until he was on the bean bag & I was sitting on the floor.  My dog is a spoiled brat. 

010.365 Coop didn't want to come sleep with me, so this bed hog known as Chloe did instead. It's a good thing she's cute. 

011. A wise woman once told that the true test of friendship was if you'd share your gooey butter cake with the person & how evenly you share it.  

012.365 Yes. This. 

013.365 This too.  I love it.  My love for #fireworkpeople is on the blog tomorrow! 

014.365 Total fangirl moment when this happened yesterday! 

14 January 2015


...reading all the blogs I'm behind on.  

...watching, old episodes of Army Wives on Netflix. 

...trying to get pumped up about working tomorrow.  

...eating nothing at the moment.  Going to order Dominos in a little bit. 

...pinning lots of random things per usual.   

...tweeting all of the #fireworkpeople things & Kim Watson aka Aaron Watson's wife tweeted me back! He's a Texas country singer that is one of my favorites 

...going crazy with the cold temperatures. I'm ready for Spring.   

...loving my friends and family.  

...discovering how much I have to be grateful for.  I rediscover this daily it seems  

...enjoying the last hours of my days off. Although I was up until 3:30 this morning so I could easily have almost 10 hours before bed.   

...thinking about what I want from Dominos.  

...feeling like 2015 is off to a kickass start.  

...hoping that it warms up even a little bit, I wouldn't mind even the 30s, which is supposed to happen with the next few days.  

...listening to Army Wives. 

12 January 2015

Grateful Heart V. 5

I missed doing this last week, but life got in the way of the blog, I only posted three times. Whoops.

So without further adieu,

I'm grateful for//

#fireworkpeople// I joined at the tail-end of 2014 and this wonderful group of women have blessed my socks off already!

Nights spent at my parents//I got off early Friday night and my Dad picked me up and I had dinner & did laundry before watching some TV with Lynn & it's those little moments that I miss.

my love of writing//I was in a mood last night over something stupid last night & I opened up my book and just started writing.  I love that I'm able to use writing as a release & an outlet.

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

10 January 2015

Saturday Snippets V.1

I've seen variations of this type of post floating through the blog world for the past year or two and I finally decided to start doing it myself.

Each Saturday(hopefully!), I want to share some of my favorite posts from around the web & then recap the week of posts that I did for this blog as well.

I loved this idea for all of my old t-shirts that I love, but don't wear anymore..

Jayme wrote this post about how her teaching life has changed in the last year & I loved the things she's learned & still wanting to learn.  

Are you a movie buff like I am? Erica shared some of the movies of 2015 that have her excited here.


& icymi on they call her meghan this week:

tuesday//link-up announcement for project pinterest. 

thursday//#meghandoes2015 & the golden vlog

So it wasn't the best blog week for me, but I'm so excited for this year, it's going to be awesome!

08 January 2015

The Golden Vlog

If you want to check out my goals, see them here....

#MeghanDoes2015 week 1

This will be the year I finish project 365! I made it all the way to October last year and just stopped.  Bad Meghan!

I want to post my pictures weekly, so here is the first installment of #MeghanDoes2015

Went out for drinks with friends to ring in the New Year.  So much fun and also much needed! 

The time I was finally able to climb into bed after a very long day of work! 

& I wonder why I still continue to live in Minnesota #brr


The 2015 edition of the Minnesota Selfie! 

Watching Twister with my best friend.  This is my favorite scene of the whole movie. When Bill admits to himself and to Jo that he still loves her. 

New long johns! Yay! 

Are you doing the 365 challenge? 
Do you have a hashtag that I can follow along with it? 

06 January 2015

Project Pinterest.

Travel back in time with me will you?

Let's go back to the summer of 2010, I had just graduated high school, moved out to my Dad's, started a new job & was about to start college.

Fast forward to fall of 2010, I was on my other site that I used for writing called OpenDiary.  I was poking around on there & stumbled upon a diary written by a girl named Jayme, I believe her diary name was ayearwithoutrain, pretty certain that was borrowed from the song by Selena Gomez of the same name, but I wasn't much better, mine was meghan.reinvented or something equally lame lol.  Anyways, we exchanged notes, became friends, then took to texting, became online besties.

We met a few years later, 2013 & had a blast except now we were in real life best friends now too.  She's my bestest.  #bestestfortherestest if you want our hashtag. HAHA.

This past October I convinced her to rejoin the blogging world, and now she's Simply. Always. Forever.

A month or so ago, she texted me asking me to co-host a monthly link-up with her, sure why not?

So now it's our privilege to introduce to you----

We all have those projects or drinks or recipes that we've pinned that we've never gotten around to doing or making, well now here is your chance! 

We do ask that you follow both Jayme & I. Bloglovin or otherwise.  

We aren't going to require a certain amount of visits be done within the link-up, but agree that it would be cool to check each other's projects out.  

We're each going to pick three of our favorites to spotlight each month as well! 

The link-up will go live the third Tuesday of each month, so you have plenty of time to decide what you're going to do for the first month! 

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact either Jayme or I! 

Can't wait to see all of the DIY & recipes shared! 

Link-Up Dates for 2015
January 20th
February 17th
March 17th
April 21st
May 19th
June 16th
July 21st
August 18th
September 15th
October 20th
November 17th
December 15th

01 January 2015

January goals.

Hello 2015!

Before we go into my goals for January, I want to see how I did for December goals.

Write each day// I don't think I even looked at my book this month. Fail. 

Blog 3x a week// I posted 15 times, so that averages to more than 3x a week. YAY ME! Pass.

FMS Photo a Day Challenge// HA. HA. HA. I don't think I posted one, let alone all thirty. Fail. 

Decide what my 2015 goals will be// Yes. You can see that here

& onto January's goals. 

Write 7500 words// Instead of writing everyday, I want to aim for word count instead. 

Solidify linkup plans// Jayme and I have a link-up announcement that we will be sharing with everyone within the next week or two, we're pretty excited about it! Stay tuned.

Get my ItWorks business started// I'm actually quite excited about this as well.  I signed up as a distributor under Amanda & you guys, she is one of the sweetest, most awesome ladies I've ever met.  

No Fast Food// This is another Meghan & Jayme collab, We are doing a different "no" each month.  First month is no fast food. We're giving ourselves one cheat day, because hello Taco Johns and Subway. Lol. 

FMS Photo a Day// This will be my month for this! 

Blog 4x a week// I was able to do three times a week, let's up it to four this month! 

Let's kick off 2015 with a bang, I'm really pumped for 2015 like I said yesterday.  I'm going to be starting two new weekly series.  Thursday will be #Meghandoes2015 where I post my Project 365 pictures.  & then Saturday Snippets which will be my favorites from all around the blog world & the posts you may have missed on my blog for the week.  

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