home sweet home by megan

Happy Monday and last day of summer! Tomorrow is the first official day of fall πŸ™‚ Of course, it won’t feel like fall down here but that’s okay. I will still celebrate with some pumpkin!

Okay, so obviously I’m back from Florida. And it was beautiful and fun and I made a lot of money babysitting my darling cousin. I mean, getting paid to be at the beach is a pretty wonderful job and it was truly a blessing to spend time with my cousin! I am glad to be home though because I have a lot of schoolwork to get finished and an extremely busy week ahead of me.

But, before I go I want to share this pretty little dress I ordered from Anthropologie. It was waiting for me when I got home from Florida!

I can’t wait to pair it with tights or leggings for fall! I even have the cutest thin little pink leather belt to tie around the waist! I am planning on wearing it for me or my sister’s birthday outings coming up in October.

Happy Monday!

one more beach trip by megan

Hey y’all! I can’t believe it is Wednesday evening already…this week is flying. I find it so funny that I am only taking 7 hours this semester and that I feel busier than ever!!

Last night was Alpha and it was such a crazy night at church with the kids…I will just say that God is showing me a lot about myself as a teacher. I am learning that I do not want to teach 7 or 8 year olds. I much prefer the little ones, aged 3-5. I love when God shows me stuff like this! He is so helpful πŸ™‚

Today has been super busy as well…early morning spent at Bear.. Y Cherry Tree Childrens Daycare working/playing with 3 year olds (love those little ones!) and then Biology lab at school. I still have so much more to do. I even skipped my 5:00pm class tonight because I have so much I need to get done pertaining to school work and packing. Yes, packing. I am going on yet again another beach trip! This time I am heading to Florida…and I am so excited!

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My family (dad, uncles, cousins) owns some restaurants/bars down here and the general manager is getting married on the beach, so naturally my parents are going to the wedding, along with my older cousins and their little girl. I am going as a babysitter. I will only be babysitting the evening/night of the wedding though. Don’t worry, my mama and I have a trip to the Silver Sands Outlet planned πŸ™‚ I just want to hit up J.Crew and Off 5th.

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Off 5th is the Saks Fifth Avenue outlet. I love, love, love it! But, you do need to search for deals and treasures. Last year I scored a gorgeous Moschino dress for under 200 dollars. I basically died. So, yes I am pretty excited about this little vacation. We leave tomorrow after lunch around 1:00 and come home Sunday! Not to mention the condo we are staying at is beautiful…oh I love the beach!

Okay, it is most definitely time for me to get started on packing and some HRT studying. So, I wish y’all a wonderful rest of the week…I will be back Monday!

high heels by megan

Happy Monday! Did this particular Monday totally sneak up on anyone else…or is it just me?

This is a quick post to say hi and to share this beautiful work of art I found yesterday in the form of a shoe.

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IMG_7842IMG_7843I am a bit wobbly walking in them, but I intend to practice. I’ve been prancing around in them since I got them yesterday….in pajama bottoms, in jeans, in dresses. I adore them. I like to pull them out of the box and look at them, too. I love pretty sky high heels.

Off to study Biology. Enjoy your day!

very forgetful by megan

Hi y’all! Happy Saturday! So far my Saturday has consisted of this

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and this

IMG_7836This would be the Pumpkin Spice Latte I had after the mentally draining/horrifying PRAXIS…more on that in a minute. But, Starbucks made my day brighter πŸ™‚

Today has been SUCH a day. It was PRAXIS day. Meaning I have been up since 5:15. I was on my schools campus by 6:51…super early for the 7:30 entry time for the test. I thought I was all set…I had my sharpened number 2 pencils (Ticonderoga, the best!), my non-graphing calculator, and my admission ticket. Sounds like I had it all, right? Wrong! I did not have ANY picture ID on me. No student ID, no license, not even a credit card with my name on it. Nothing. A picture ID is required to enter the testing room and to take the test. I did not realize this until my friends and I lined up to enter the auditorium. Y’all I was totally freaking out! I drove to school (a good 40 minutes) without a license!! God was definitely on my side though because my Daddy jumped out of bed when I called him (at 7:20 am on a Saturday) in a panic and delivered it to me in the nick of time (in stormy weather conditions). Seriously. My Dad is such a blessing πŸ™‚ I’m sure y’all must be wondering where my ID’s were, right? They were in my gym bag. I keep my ID’s and such in a cute little Vera Bradley ID pouch and always just throw that pouch in my gym bag instead of bringing my entire purse with me plus my gym bag to the gym. I am usually so good about taking the pouch out of the gym bag and placing it back into my wallet in my purse. God totally taught me a lesson today! I always thought I would never be “the girl who would be so absentminded to forget her picture ID on the day of the PRAXIS”. I mean who could possibly do that? Haha, oh it can happen! Phew…it was close though and definitely had me nervous for a minute!

Anyway, the test was difficult as I expected. But, I’m not going to stress about it. It does not do any good to stress or worry over it. I prepared as best as I could and I took it. It is in God’s control now. I feel so much better knowing that God has it under control for me, too. He always does what is best!

This has been such a rainy and gloomy day. It’s a perfect day for staying in and reading. I even tried to get started on some major school work, but my brain is seriously not capable of thinking. The PRAXIS took a lot of brain power. Oh, it was so rough! Tonight I am heading to a friends house…a very relaxing evening!

Enjoy your night!

relaxing rain by megan

Good morning, y’all!

It is such a rainy day down here today…it is not a pretty sight. But, oddly, I am not minding the rainy day today. It just seems right…kind of relaxing in a way. This week has been so fast paced for me. The rain seems to slow down the craziness. It also is very calming to my nerves in a way. Tomorrow is the PRAXIS test…bright and early at 7:30 am. I am nervous, but at the same time I am feeling good about it. My friend and I are meeting this afternoon for coffee to take a practice test. We are giving ourselves 2 hours to take it, because we will have 2 hours to take the test tomorrow morning. Hopefully the practice test helps!

I woke up this morning ready to go to the gym, but I still have not made it out of the house yet. The rain is just making me want to stay inside this morning! So, I am. I don’t mind. I have been wanting to do some Physique 57 anyway, so it all works out πŸ™‚

I have been doing some thinking about my new bedroom lately and besides having a bookshelf in my room I also would love wallpaper. I want to wallpaper one wall in my bedroom. Preferably the wall behind my desk. But, I suppose we shall see what works best. Here are some wallpaper photos I am adoring right now…

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I love this wall paper. It’s a little kooky but it is so bright! It makes me smile πŸ™‚ And, I think it’s important to smile when you walk into your bedroom.

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I love this! Wallpaper you can write on? So cool!!! Maybe I could put this in my future classroom? That would be so flippin’ cool. The wallpaper is actually pictures of blank frames and children can draw pictures inside the frames. Love it. That could actually be really neat in a bedroom. I mean, I would totally draw all over it! It’s called Blank Frame Wallpaper from The Land of Nod.

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I love these. Especially the yellow. My bedding is black & white currently, so I think the yellow would be so fun! And, notice how the flowers are raised. You can touch them!

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I love, love, love this green! It’s like a grass green. So pretty! I have a big, tall green lacquered candle holder from Pottery Barn that matches this green wallpaper. And besides loving the color of this paper I love the print, too! Oh, and the green bike with the basket…love that too!

Okay, that’s enough! I could look at wallpaper and rooms all day long πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to design my new bedroom when we move! What do y’all think of wallpaper?

I hope your day is lovely. Happy Friday, pies!

thankful thursday by megan

Hi!

How’s your Thursday? Mine’s been wonderful! I’ve been reading all over the blogs that so many of y’all feel like today should be Friday and that this week is going by slow. I don’t think so…I find this week to be going so fast! Maybe it’s because I have been so busy with work! It seems to be non stop this week…it’s nice to be busy though. It’s especially nice to be busy and I am so thankful to take a break to blog πŸ™‚

I am watching Melrose Place right now. I’m so thankful for DVR today. I watched 90210 first…gosh, I loved it in the 90’s and I love it now! I am so excited that all of the shows are starting back up again. Are y’all? Now, I’m just waiting on Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy, Dancing with the Stars, and The Office. Sounds like a lot, I know! But, that’s why I love my DVR πŸ™‚

While catching up on my guilty pleasure of trashy TV watching I am also working on my Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism assignment due Friday. One part of the assignment was to watch this video on You Tube…

I watched it twice πŸ˜‰ Don’t you just love Lumiere and Mrs. Potts? Oh, and who can forget Chip? Yep, I am definitely thankful for Beauty and the Beast!

Cooking dinner tonightPan-Grilled Snapper with Orzo Salad.I am super excited about it! My mom is picking up the snapper today after she is done shopping (what a life). But if we don’t have snapper I will just use tilapia instead. I’ll let ya know how it turns out, for sure. I am a huge fish lover and I just adore Orzo!

Have a beautiful day! Oh, and thanks for all the sweet comments y’all left about my new hair πŸ™‚ Y’all are dolls!

busy bee by megan

Hey y’all! I’m back πŸ™‚

I had such an amazing weekend at the beach, but it is nice to be home! There were 9 girls in my parents 2 bedroom condo…it was crazy and SO much fun!!! You would think with 9 girls there would have been drama…but not with us. We all got along so well and we each had our own little moments together. It was such a wonderful weeked! Oh, and my modified Funfetti cookies were loved by all, as well as the scones! Yippee!!!

I have an extremely busy week ahead of me…the mini vacation took away a lot of time to get school work done, but oh well! Today I am studying for my first Bio quiz tomorrow, preparing for my first visit at the preschool Beary Cherry Tree, and heading to Alpha tonight to have fun with the kids at church. The rest of the week includes a lot of work for an assignment in my HRT class and studying for the PRAXIS on Saturday morning. I am very nervous about taking this test…it determines whether or not I will be a certified teacher. Of course, if I don’t pass I can take it again…but I want to pass this Saturday! Prayers and good thoughts sent my way will be very appreciated. Thanks, friends!

Before I go absorb myself in Biology notes I want to show you my new hair! I mean it is my natural color, but it’s still new to me. It was shocking at first, but I’m glad I went back to my dark hair. I just feel more like myself πŸ™‚

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Happy Tuesday!!

beach bound by megan

Hi y’all!!! Happy Friday πŸ™‚

Alright, well my bags are packed (sort of…I’ve got a few more things to throw in) and my Simply Organic Chai Spice Scones are baked. I can’t wait to try these scones. I sampled some dough and it was quite yummy!

{Yes, I’m lazy and did not take a picture of them straight from my oven…}

I also baked some healthified (I used unsweetened applesauce instead of oil andΒ  omitted the Funfetti icing on top) Funfetti cookies!

{mine look just like this minus the icing…they’re so cute with the icing, though}

I tried a small Funfetti cookie and it tasted so good. You would never know I used applesauce! And, the fact that these are cake cookies makes them so fluffy and doughy…well, cake like! I originally wanted to bake something from scratch and a little more wholesome, but I decided to save time and give these a whirl. I know my girlfriends will love these!!

Oh! I got my hair done today and I am back to brunette πŸ™‚ I have been reddish/blonde since February and I loved it, but I missed my dark hair a lot. And with fall arriving I thought now was a good time to bring back the brown! It is super dark right now and it will fade a bit with time, but I love it dark! I feel so mature, haha. I will have a picture for y’all soon!

Alright, well I am going to finish some last minute packing. I hope y’all have a wonderful weekend and safe/fun/happy Labor Day!!!! See ya Tuesday πŸ™‚

thankful thursday by megan

Hey y’all!

How’s your (thankful) Thursday so far? Mine’s been busy! But, I am thankful for my busy day πŸ™‚ I just got home from the gym and now I’m all showered and ready for the day!! Today’s agenda includes:

  • Gap with my mama
  • Write a paper!! A quick 2 page paper on the naeyc code of ethics…early childhood education stuff.
  • Grocery shopping for the beach with some gal pals
  • Begin packing…I am an over packer and I am determined not to be one for this mini vacation.

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This is what it looks like when I leave to go on vacation. Well maybe not that bad πŸ˜‰

Have a wonderful day!!

figs by megan

Good morning!

I’m just sitting here watching the Today show, love Hoda & Kathie Lee! It’s been such a wonderful morning!!! I woke up early and spent some time with God, had a yummy breakfast, did some Physique 57, showered, and now I am wasting time until lunch before leaving for class at 2. Long day ahead of me today.

  • Bio Lab 2:00-4:00. I am feeling a little apprehensive about it.
  • Early Childhood class from 5:00-6:50…should be home a little before 8:00 tonight. It is a long day, that’s for sure. But, at least it is a beautiful day!

So my yummy breakfast was not anything out of the ordinary- Kashi Honey Oat waffles with White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter spread on one waffle and this amazing creation spread on the other waffle…

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Organic Adriatic Fig Spread. This spread is why my breakfast was so yummy! I forgot this was in our fridge. My mom bought it and I have never used it before! This is the best fig spread I have ever had. There are lots of fig throughout and it is so sweet! I love all things sweet! Oh, I can’t wait to use it again πŸ™‚ I can’t find anywhere to order it online, but my mom found it at Whole Foods.

I hope y’all have a beautiful day!