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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  • shelby

    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

  • http://www.lilacsaloon.com megan v

    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.

  • http://nerdythirty.com Wendy Townley

    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 :-)

  • Jenny Mick!

    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!

  • Sarah Perry

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

  • http://www.sarahrooftops.co.uk Sarah Rooftops

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

    • http://princesslasertron.com Princess Lasertron

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

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Letter to Alice no. 32

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New for March: My favorites!

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