February 26, 2013

Snow Day {again} + A Facelift

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What a cozy day here in Kansas City!
Snow day #3 has commenced, the trees look like they are coated in a nice dusting of powdered sugar, and I'm loving every. single. second.

After I heard the news this morning, I went back to bed to enjoy an abundance of cozy snoozing. I heard Adam shoveling the driveway 30 minutes later, so I decided to burn some calories by lending my massive muscles to the effort.

What would he do without me? ;)

Now I'm curled up in front of the fire just working away on my slouchy beanie crochet project. We have a movie marathon going on in the background and a bottomless pot of coffee warming.

Happy girl.

Are you snowed in too?

I think one of our best friends may try to make his way over here to relax with us this afternoon! We have a crockpot full of chili slow cooking in the kitchen, and a mountain full of snow just begging to be turned into a snow man. Or a snow woman?

Heck, we could make a whole snow family with the 20+ inches on the ground!

Looking forward to a relaxing day in my jammies just knocking out wedding thank yous (blah!), and chilling with The Hogwarts crew (yup, HP 1 down already!).


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...And did you notice anything new around here?


I got a little bit of a facelift...
What do you think?

The lovely Joelle is the creative genius behind the new look and I'm just in love! I had a blast working with her, and she absolutely delivered the clean, modern, cheerful look I was wanting!

And talk about affordable! If you're looking for a new design that won't cost you your right arm and unborn first child, she's your gal!

{thanks, Joelle!}


Wishing you a cozy day, lovelies!


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February 25, 2013

Mingle Monday Blog Hop!

Happy Monday to all of you!
After the blizzard tore through Kansas City on Thursday and left 15 inches, I'm coming off of a 4 day weekend - yahoo! And just in case we didn't get enough snow, we're expecting blizzard #2 to dump about 11 inches on the ground by the end of tomorrow.

I think it's safe to say there will be snow on the ground for our big day - ha!

Anyway, my Monday is off to a hellacious start already. And I am still a tad under the weather. Thank goodness I will be *hopefully* getting an almost guaranteed snow day tomorrow, which simple means more Downton Abbey marathons! ;)


Link-up and enjoy, friends!


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February 22, 2013

Snowed In

Greetings from snow-laden Kansas City!
Fifteen inches of snow on Thursday made for two incredibly awesome snow days. I spent Thursday at Adam's house (soon to be our home - weird!).

We had a fun and super productive snow day, and it was just what we needed. It feels good to have so much done and now we can relax this weekend!

Started the day off with coffee and chocolate chip pancakes 
(the way every morning should start out)...




... and received our cute little love birds wedding cake topper in the mail...




The entire afternoon was spent moving furniture and getting rooms put together. We received the gorgeous Crate and Barrel bedding on our registry from my wonderful parents, and a fluffy C&B brown quilt from our good friends.

Waiting on the matching brown euro shams (hoping to be gifted them at the wedding!), and we're in the market for some super cute lamps.

It's slowly coming together!




Today has been great so far, and much more relaxing. Did a few wedding projects this morning while Adam was out shoveling the driveway... for 2 hours. What a trooper!

I made melty grilled cheese sandwiches, and a nice big pot of tomato roasted garlic bisque to warm him up when he was done.

Now, I have the afternoon to myself, and I plan on diving into Downton Abbey, season 1. FINALLY!


Hope your weekend is off to a great start!
...stay tuned next week for the debut of my new blog design (so excited!!).



February 20, 2013

Life Lately in Photos + Sneak Peek

Life has been pretty crazy fun lately!
There is so much going on and tons of fun photos/stories to share lately. I can't believe I haven't been keeping you up-to-date... bad Meg! And when did I start talking in 3rd person?

Anyway... brace yourself for quite the slew of randomness, but there is a BIG secret/surprise at the very end. Totally worth it, or at least I like to think so.

Don't worry friends, just in case you don't follow me on Instagram or Twitter, I have the prime time scoop just for you...

...including a wedding dress sneak peek (!!)

Dang it.
I can't keep secrets very well...


1// Thank you kisses.
2// Hello new iPad!
3// Adam's drink... and I got a Coors Light... (haha!)
4// Sassy Love Day polka dot tights.


So Valentine's Day (or Love Week, as I like to celebrate for 7 days straight) was a fun little whirlwind! We typically don't do anything too extravagant and don't do gifts. We prefer to spend money on an experience and focus on celebrating how much love we're blessed with.

We love to rotate what we do every year, and take turns planning. Last V-day, we went to a nice gourmet dinner at Cafe Trio on the Plaza, and this year we stayed in, cooked dinner, drank wine...

...and then Adam surprised me with an iPad.
No big deal.

 { Wait, what? }

Yup.
He completely blew me away by generously gifting me an iPad to encourage how much I love to blog.

On a whim.
Just because.

Blown. Away.
{and slightly addicted to my new gadget already!}




I made fudgey heart-shaped brownies that were so tasty, several people asked for my recipe...

...and then I showed them a photo of
the Betty Crocker Chocolate Chunk Brownie Mix box.

Which simply goes to show that if you make things look pretty, and plop them on a nice plate, you can fool anyone. ;)

{I can't pretend to be Martha Stewart all the time, people!}




1// Make-up trial w/ fabulous fake eyelashes.
2// Enjoying lots of sunset runs.
3// "A lifetime of happiness lies ahead of you." {yup!}
4// Our super cute custom guest book print.


Life is going well and we can hardly believe the big day is 17 days away. I can honestly say I am not stressed out at all (which is the best feeling ever), and can focus on enjoying the moments.






Can I just say, we are complete and utter weirdos...

If anyone witnessed the chaos of text messages and emoticons between future hubs and me, they would bring us straight to the nut house.

I guess the good news is at least we get each other. That way I don't have to be loony all by myself.

Right?
Anybody?







Meet me furry little nephew, Zeus!

Yup, broski got a Husky/German Shepherd puppy who is an insane little ball of energy and way too cute!

Beast loves playing with him... as long as he refrains from trying to make babies with her randomly. In the middle of the living room. In front of the whole fam.

...get what I'm saying?

*sigh*

...boys...


** Adam Trembley - this is where you have to STOP reading, por favor! You are insanely wonderful for actually wanting to read my humble little blog everyday, but I don't want you to peek at wedding secrets below... Love your little face off! **

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Are you still reading?
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Okay we're safe.
Plus he love surprises, so he wouldn't ruin it for himself! :)

And last but not least...

When I was at my wedding dress fitting this past weekend, I posted a teeny weeny sneak peek of THE outfit via Instagram...




I feel gorgeous in my dress, and can't wait to show you more!
17 days... 17 days... 17days...

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 Coming tomorrow... my awesome (SALE!) shopping finds as of late!

And stay tuned for Friday... my new blog design arrives!! Cannot WAIT to show you all of the amazing work Joelle @ Something Charming has done. I'm in love.

It's her b-day, btw.
Go wish her a happy day!




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February 19, 2013

Rehearsal Dinner: {The Outfit}

With wedding festivities quickly approaching...
(we're in our teens, people!), I knew I really needed to use this last weekend to shop for outfits! As always, there is the honeymoon beachy attire that needed to be found, and that's been going well (update/photos soon!).

BUT, I also needed to find an outfit for the bridal luncheon AND a dress for the rehearsal dinner.
After weeks and weeks of searching... I finally found the dress!!


I should've known Anthropologie would save the day...

{Darn you, and your super cute *expensive* clothing!}


Ever since I picked up the Spring catalog and laid eyes on the gorgeous gold and fuchsia textured Jardim Lace Dress, I fell in love. The silhouette is oh-so-1950's (which I love). It's super unique with ultra feminine applique details and scoop back.

Last weekend, my mom and I were stocking Anthro for the dress, and it hadn't come in yet. Luckily, my friend is the store manager and gave me the scoop that the dress had finally arrived... {Thanks, Leslie!}




As soon as I tried it on and saw the look on Adam's face, I knew it was the one. He told me I just glow in it, and what girl doesn't want to glow the week of the wedding? 

The dress fits like a glove and is super flattering. I feel pretty twirling in it... and let me just tell you, it is definitely a twirl-worthy dress!

I found beautiful drop earrings from Ann Taylor to add to the elegance. I also plan to complete the look with my super comfy, nude Nine West peep toe slingbacks, gifted to me by my dear friend Sarah for her wedding.

Yup, I know those ones up in the photo are Jimmy Choo...

...but girlfriend can't afford $875 heels (or find a photo of the ones I own and love)!  ;)

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So what do you think?
A perfect fit for a fabulous evening?







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February 18, 2013

Mingle Monday Blog Hop!

Monday again?!
The weekend just flew by for me, but it was so amazing!! Boy do I have tons of posts and photos coming for you this week! Stay tuned for a weekend scoop, a bunch of good stories, some wedding sneak peeks (!!), and so much more!

Have I mentioned that I am thrilled that you're here?
Because I am!

I hope you're ready to make fabulous new blog friends, get some extra blog traffic, and snag a bunch of new followers... because it's time to mingle!

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A Huge Thank You...

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{ Many thanks! }


LIFE OF MEG

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3) Go visit other blogs saying hello from Mingle Monday!
 
4) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below...
 
 
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... and mint chocolate chip ice cream! :)







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February 16, 2013

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February 15, 2013

Weekend Outlook + Love Note

Thank sweet little 8 pound baby Jesus...
Friday is here at last! I am not sure if anyone else thought this week just dragged on and lingered, but this girl is ready for some down time. Sleeping in. Lounging around in yoga pants and no make-up.

Yup... heaven.

Here's a little glimpse at this weekend...





Today

+ lunch date w/ my mister at The Mixx
+ Adam meets the co-workers
+ wedding shower at my office (!)


Tonight

+ break out the wine!!
+ sweatpants and cozy socks
+ perhaps some pizza from Spin (our fave)
+ redbox a movie
+ snuggle up
(and love every second of it)


Saturday

+ sleep in
+ force myself to workout (I've been swamped and lazy)
+ do a few wedding projects
+ wedding dress fitting with mom and sissy
+ nap
+ hoping for another mellow evening


Sunday

+ teach my little 3rd grade girls Sunday School
+ do some shopping
+ maybe tackle a future house project or two (photos coming soon!)
+ play with the pup
+ church at 5 p.m.
+ catch up on my guilty pleasure shows...

...whoever invented DVR, I want to kiss you on the mouth.


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And just because it's Friday and I need to write a little love note to the almost hubs. I think the whole world should know how amazing, sacrificial, thoughtful, selfless, hilarious, and handsome he is.


Dear Mister,

How did I get so lucky? In 22 days I get to become your Mrs., and I'm so excited for no more goodnight goodbyes (and wedding planning - haha).

I am beyond blessed that you chose me to be your forever Valentine, and I am so thankful for the blessings that come from little life lessons. You've chosen to love me in good times and rough patches, and I sure don't deserve that.

Thanks for being you. Thanks for making me the world's tastiest steak dinner last night. And thanks for looking extra cute with your 5 o'clock shadow scruff. Doing life with you in insanely fun. :)

Remember, I love you more today than I did yesterday, and I will love you more tomorrow than I do today (if that's even possible). Just imagine how much WUB that will be when we're old and pruney 80-year-olds sitting on the front porch in our rocking chairs.

Yup. Wots and wots.

Looking forward to a weekend with you just getting back to being us (stress and wedding plan free!).

Love you,

The Future Mrs.

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Wishing you all a fantastic weekend!

Stay tuned next week...

+ new blog design to share with you (ahhh!)
+ before/after house photos
+ wedding details and fun secrets
+ weekend recap
+ Mingle Monday
+ lots of photos!


... and I may or may not be looking for guest bloggers while on wedding/honeymoon vacay!  :) Interested? Shoot me an e-mail including a topic idea, and I will pick a handful of guests!




February 13, 2013

Honeymoon Attire... HELP!

All morning long, I've had my head in the clouds...
I'm dreaming about our week-long honeymoon trip to beautiful Antigua! It's been easy to forget that we're going on vacation when we're in the middle of wrapping up wedding plans.

Cannot even begin to tell you how excited I am to be frolicking on the beach.
So now that there isn't too much left to do...

...let the honeymoon shopping commence!


Source: polyvore.com via Lauren on Pinterest




 

.:: My Honeymoon Shopping List ::.


+ neutral fedora
+ extra fun sunglasses
+ strappy dresses
+ super cute layering tanks
+ flip flops
+ bright scarves
+ beach bag



There are cute swimsuits, brightly colored flowy dresses, and cute accessories to find before the big day. Thankfully, Target is always a very successful go to for a girl on a budget.

I'm loving this pretty black crocheted cover-up I bought, as well as a few cute swim tops (so cheap!) than can be mixed in matched with bikini bottoms I already own!




I also found this bright yellow Blake Tote from Banana Republic a few weeks ago. I primarily bought it for a work tote, but it will great for the beach. Plus, it's my favorite color, so I knew it was destiny the moment I layed eyes on it!






HELP!
I am currently looking for some pretty beachy summer sundresses.

It's a weird time of year where stores don't quite have their spring break clothes out yet. If you know of any casual or dressy dresses, let me know where to look!

I found this pretty red one shoulder dress on ASOS...




This is a fun maxi dress from Lulu's...






Just found this adorable straw fedora with a black band on Amazon in the last few days. Just ordered it and it should be arriving very soon!

At the end of the day, I want to feel cute, casual, beachy and fresh. That's my goal! So any help you might have for me on finding the perfect honeymoon trip attire, I would greatly appreciate!

Welp, I'm off to hit up Kohls over lunch and any other places you guys can suggest!! Thanks in advance for being awesome little fashion divas!


Perhaps I should hire a personal stylist?



February 11, 2013

Mingle Monday Week-Long Blog Hop!

How's everyone doing on this beautiful Monday?!
I am in a spectacular mood (post to come later!)and beyond thankful that you chose to stop by and say hi today! My hope is that Mingle Monday continues to provide a solid platform where you can publicize your blog, discover blog you'd love to follow, and have followers find you!

From the bottom of my heart, thanks for completely makiing my Monday!

Shall we get to Mingling...

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A Huge Thank You...

...in advance for spreading the word! Blog post, Twitter, smoke signals... you name it, I love it! The more this continues to grow, the greater your chances to gain some wonderful new followers and find great blogs!

{ Many thanks! }


LIFE OF MEG

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1) Must be a [Life of Meg] follower to participate.
 
2) Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the link to enter your blog.
 
3) Go visit other blogs saying hello from Mingle Monday!
 
4) Answer the weekly question in the comments section below...
 
** What was your Grammy's highlight? ** 
 
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Hope your week is off to a steallar start!







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February 6, 2013

Meet the Ladies: {February}

Happy hump day to all of you!
Yup, that's right. Somehow we've managed to survive the week this long, which can be a victory all on it's own... phew. Boy, do I have something to lift your mid-week spirits. Great blogs.

Well I have to introduce you to some fabulous ladies. They are funny, charming, inspirational, and entertaining... and they also happen to be my lovely sponsors.

These ladies are active in the blog community, offer so many fun/different perspectives, and will knock your socks off.

Read on, fellow blog lovers...
These blogs are definitely a must follow!




Katie @ The Small Change Project







Katie's blog is insanely inspirational, and the fact that she's a life change coach is amazing!

"My blog is going to get right to the heart of what you need to do to make your life great. I focus on increased happiness through small daily changes. It's eye-opening stuff."

What are your current top 5 obsessions?
Craft beer, Downton Abbey, Pinterest, My new business!

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Lara Ellen @ Living Like LaLa






Miss Lara Ellen is a soon-to-be bride with a zest for life and a refreshingly optimistic outlook!

"I'm real, down to earth, and talk about things that everyone faces as some point in life. I am an open book and let people inside of my life even if they don't know me personally. My goal is to touch someone's heart and change their life with positivity!"

If you had an all-expenses paid 2 week vacay, where would you go?
I have always dreamed of going to Australia. The thought of a 16 hour flight does not sound fun but if it was paid for DONE DEAL!

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Leslie @ A Body That Won't Break





Leslie is a woman on a mission... to lose 100 lbs! She's already lost 40+, and she offers awesome inspiration for healthy living to the rest of us!

"I think everyone can get something out of my posts. I write about my journey to lose 100+ pounds and all that goes along with that. I also talk about writing, my love for people, God, foster care, and the life I share with my husband."

What does your perfect Saturday consist of?
Sleeping in past 7am. Eating breakfast out. Shopping at Target. Eating lunch out. Cuddling on the couch and catching up on the DVR. Having a low-key dinner in (or having sushi delivered!). And drinking wine.

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Joelle @ Something Charming






Joelle is a wedding planner by trade and a renaissance woman in blog design and being awesome.

"I love being inspired by blogs and other creative women, so I strive to inspire my readers in the same way. I love pretty things, and I love sharing my somewhat charming life with everyone."

Favorite food?
Is wine considered a food? If not, then bacon. Because really...who doesn't say bacon?

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Casey @ Poodleism





Casey has a knack for sarcasm and storytelling, and everything is viewed through the humor lens!
Not to mention, her adorable poodle, Chuy, makes lots of appearances!


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She is full of impeccable style and sass - two things I can't get enough of!

"I love oatmeal cookies. Want a pin min. I'm becoming a world traveler. Obsessed with personalization. Home really is where my heart is. J’adore Paris. Downsizing in more ways than one. Never met a handbag I didn’t like!"

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