The Best Of Us {PSA}

As I scroll through my bloglovin feed, through my facebook newsfeed, through pinterest, and even, at times, through my own blog, I think “this is all so pretty and happy — why don’t I feel like that right now?” or “I want all these pretty things in my house and then I will be SO HAPPY!” or “That one random chick from high school looks so happy and her life must be so perfect!” or anything along those lines, and when I catch myself, I think, “Seriously, Meghan?”

Because I KNOW that we always put our best foot forward online. I KNOW that pinterest is gorgeous and is basically the online Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit Edition of home decor and food. I KNOW that I even design my posts to reflect my good side. Who doesn’t?! So when we catch ourselves having lifestyle-envy, we should know better. But we don’t. Because our brains are these tricky little buggers full of synapses and chemicals, and they HAVE A LIFE OF THEIR OWN, PEOPLE. They do what they want. And they MESS WITH YOU.

Really, this is just a friendly Public Service Announcement to remind you, as we launch into what’s guaranteed to be another not-picture-perfect weekend, that no matter what you see on blogs and facebook and twitter, everyone has stuff. Everyone gets sad, everyone does have some perfect, fun moments, and really, at the end of the day, everyone sleeps, eats, poops, laughs, and cries.

Here’s a real, grainy moment for you from my morning.

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This was moments after I realized I had overslept and I jumped out of bed. The dog took my spot (the dog, who we swore would sleep in a crate every night when we got her). You can’t see it, but our room is full of piles of clothes, as we have not yet unpacked from the husband’s summer out of town. I’m late for work. A moment later, I go downstairs to find some dog poop in the kitchen from the night before that I didn’t see. There are a few dishes in the sink. The flowers are dead. My car is almost on empty. My team lost last night. BUT all this to say, in THIS moment, the man and the pup I love the most in this world are snuggly, right here, and that makes me happy. And that’s what it’s about. The little moments. So be grateful for little moments you have today and this weekend and this year, and don’t get caught up on everyone else’s moments. Don’t worry about the best of US. Just go have the best of you.

Follow Me on Bloglovin’

So when Google took away Google Reader, I was VERY SAD!!!

But then I found Bloglovin, and took it as an opportunity to clean up shop. I mean, how many blogs can a girl REALLY read every day. So I only have subscribed to my top favorite blogs, and I love perusing new posts most mornings.

Do you use bloglovin? If you do, I’d love for you to follow me over there! And if you enjoy my blog, share it with your pals.

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A few of my favorite blogs these days including:

Living in Yellow

Honey We’re Healthy

Pumps and Iron

The Life of Bon

PaleOMG

Happy Blog Reading!

Megoirs {Happy Blogiversary!}

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Hey everyone…I’m baaaaaack!! And today, on my six year blogiversary, you’ll see a bit of a makeover on the Megster Meter. For one, I’m switching up the name. After six years of pretty much the same stuff, it’s time for a little something new! The design is still pretty simple, but let’s face it…I don’t have much of a design eye, and I don’t have much disposable income to go paying someone to do it for me. So, here I am. What you see is what you get!

So Megoirs will pretty much be what you’re used to from me: recipes, crafts, health, travel, random rants, etc. I hope to add in a little bit more about the day-to-day of my life, but only when I’m feeling at least a little bit clever. Otherwise, those posts would be a tad bit boring for you.

Please stick around, comment when you feel so moved, and let me know if there is something you really like and would like to see more of. I’m here to ramble about my life please you! And if you’re bored, check out the pages listed across the top of the blog, including “start here,” “recipe box,” and “30 before 30.” Welcome back and enjoy!!

All my lovin,

Meghan

Under Construction

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Hey guys! I’m going to take a little time to work on my blog’s design, appearance, layout, etc. so I’m not going to be posting for a little while. Hopefully I’ll have it all ready to go by my SIXTH blogiversary this August. Craziness!!

In the meantime, head up to the top of my page to check out my food, crafts, photography, and other fun stuff. And definitely follow me on Instagram (@megstermeter) where I will still be posting snippits of recipes and crafts and other fun life things. Thanks for sticking around!

Much love,

Megster

Five Year Blogiversary

It slipped my mind that yesterday marks the five-year mark since I started this blog…hard to believe!

It began becuase I was bored and thought I had something to say to the world. But what it’s really turned into is a public journal. It’s a place for me to share what I’m up to and what’s on my mind, even if it is just me and my family who read it sometimes. At the end of the day, it makes me feel like part of the bigger picture of life.

So through the crafts, the food, the heart breaks, the happies, and all of the personal growth, I have this strange electronic summary of five years of my life. Thank you all for being a part of it!

Blogiversary! {four years}

Today marks four years since I started this measly little blog. While it has definitely grown from how it began, I feel like it has remained very personal, and honestly, selfishly, mostly just for me. I am so grateful for the people who read it, and of course I love when I get positive feedback on anything I post. But at the end of the day, Megster Meter has really been about having a creative outlet, and really just trying to be more creative in general.

Let’s talk about some things that have happened in the last year, because that’s always fun…

I finished up my 101 in 1001 list…YAY!!

It looks like my most popular food post in the last year were these sweet little cupcakes:

The most popular projects were my recent wreath and also the bunting I made for a farm themed baby shower

One of my favorite travel moments was DEFINITELY this group of students on my plane, many of whom had never flown at all! Although this lady was pretty entertaining too…

Our March adventure to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver was our most adventurous adventure yet, in my opinion, and sharing it with my favorite travel companion was simply the cherry on top.

This is just a few of the many great adventures and joys that have happened throughout the year. As I look through all my posts, I can’t help but think about how blessed I am to have a life so rich in relationships and discovery.