merry wednesday!

♥ Working hard on a new speech for Meet the Pros ♥ Awesome tips on getting more media coverage on a post by my friend Wendy! ♥ The Matryoshka trend…I love this pin! ♥ My mind is blown again by Luxirare–I love learning about others’ “uniforms.” (What is your uniform? What is mine?) ♥ homemade individual banana breads in tiny springform pans ♥ 13 ways to start fresh for a new year from Yes and Yes. I’m doing number 1 today! ♥ Pop Beads–they have them at Target now!! ♥ ♥ Scott Ginsburg’s article “6 Ways to Give People a Front Row Seat to Their Own Brilliance!” If you want people to love you, help them love themselves! ♥ rearranging the house…again. ♥ Hanging up photos–can you believe my walls have been bare??


Alice pushing her cart


♥ Miss America from Nebraska!! ♥ Learning about Montessori at home ♥ Ricky Gervais…I laughed. ♥ …and Jane Fonda doin sexy at 73 at the Golden Globes. I thought she was one of the best-dressed! ♥ Walking into my local tailor shop for the first time ♥ New silver baby shoes ♥ “Why are you laughing?! What are you, jealous!??!” -Wendy Williams ♥


5 Day Wardrobe by Luxirare


At a fabric exchange party last weekend….the bolts of vintage fabric took over the whole house!


birdie boutonnieres


Alice and Sarah.


A photoshoot at CAMP for a local law firm.


♥ Luxuriating ♥ “One cannot go through life without knowing when the next party is.” -My German professor ♥ Surprise snowstorm ♥ Alice’s first tooth ♥ metallic tights ♥ an awesome increase in customer communication–I love hearing from you all! ♥ endless pies coming from my friend Isa who is writing a new pie cookbook (am I supposed to say that?) ♥ poker night ♥ waking up early so I can wear my sunglasses before it gets dark ♥ hand-me-downs…our fifth-grade neighbor Emily just brought over lots of new-old books for Alice ♥ teddy bears picnic ♥ Royal Apothic perfume ♥

Judyth’s bridal bouquet–I’ll do a post about this soon!


Photo by Justin Limoges.


Pretty box (via Heather Brown)

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9 thoughts on “merry wednesday!”

  1. shelby says:

    Luxuriating– that is a word we say at my house all the time. i so love toddlers and tiaras. i think it’s time for alice to go full glitz

  2. megan v says:

    I’m currently totally obsessed with the 5 day wardrobe that Luxirare created recently, TOO. Oh my gosh. I got drool all over my keyboard.

  3. Megan! Thank you so much for the mention of my media relations post for the Creative Freelancer Blog. Hopefully you and other small business owners/creatives can put some of my tips to use to build buzz!

    Keep up the great work :-)

  4. Jenny Mick! says:

    Love the birdie bouts! That picture of Sarah and Alice is so great. I remember you had a photo from that party that was taken of that moment actually – you can see Sarah with her camera and Alice!

  5. Sarah Perry says:

    This post made me smile too on a cold and yucky morning. :)

  6. This has put a smile on my face on an otherwise fairly dismal Wednesday morning – thanks!

    1. good. :) that is my pleasure. good morning!


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What would you do with a billion dollars?

Lately Sarah and I were talking about how much a million is, how much a billion is. The most striking thing I read recently that put it into perspective was that a million seconds is about a week and a half, but a billion seconds is nearly 32 years. Sarah asked me, what would I…

2014, in list form.

Wise people always say not to focus on the negative. It turns out that that's good advice, because there's a lot of positive out there. I was in a depressy mood last week depressing to my friend/advisor/midnight oil hero Jason about something I typically depress about, and when we started talking about what was good this year instead of bad, it felt like a much more successful year. Wildly so. Adventurous. Daring. Extraordinary. Fortuitous. And not nearly all work-related. My intention for 2015 is "less surviving, more living," but I sure did squeeze a lot of life out of the past year or so. 2014 is going down in history. Why not make a list? Here's mine.

Know that the next year will surpass all others.

"Oh passion-filled days, all steadfast and young, know that the next year will surpass all others, because it is new, and because it will be filled with moments that will remain unspoken of harsh and light, right along with your steady heart.
When we allow ourselves the sweetness of now, we may have all of the adventures that life has to offer in the coming year—if we are so fortunate as to have one."

Alice Elfie’s Day Off

Alice and I stayed home today so we could start making presents for our family. It's hard to find much time to be together and do any of that between getting off work and bedtime, so we both took a day off! We listened to the Mariah Carey holiday Pandora station all day and had personal pan pizzas delivered for lunch, and ate all the cookies we wanted from a cookie exchange we went to last weekend. Here's what we made, including links!

OOTD: Clothes to covet

Today Alice and I are staying home to work on all of our Christmas gifts together! With my new work schedule, there isn't a lot of time between work and bed to finish any meaningful projects together, so we both took the day off to make and wrap all of our gifts. One thing on my gift list is this outfit. If we don't sell out of my size before the holidays, I'll definitely be buying it from the store. Usually I just buy whatever I want as things come in or order extra for myself, but during the holidays I want to give all of our extra inventory a chance to sell at full price before I snatch it up.
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