a new journey

Hello Everyone!

I apologize that it has been so long since I’ve posted on this blog. With my dad’s cancer battle and eventual passing in March of last year, I was feeling very uninspired and certainly didn’t want to change the upbeat tone of this site.

It has been nearly a year, and I vowed that 2014 would be better. Full of as much life and happiness as is possible during such a rough time.

So, when my passion for writing finally resurfaced a few months ago I decided to start a new website. I would love for you to join me on my journey for a positive 2014 at thedailymeg.com

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a journey to a positive 2014

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Guest Blogging | The Product Aisle

hello blog world!!

I have some big news to share with everyone, that I hope you will like….

 

There will be a few new bloggers ’round these parts.  I can’t quite tell you all the deets just yet, but I can give you a little bit of a teaser.

The fabulous Danielle will be contributing to a new category I like to call “The Product Aisle.”

Her posts will be all about hair and make-up product reviews.  Plus, as a hard-working mommy, all the products she will review will be within reach for any girl on a budget looking for those perfect products!

Welcome, Danielle! (and the crowd goes wild….)

Everyone, stay tuned for future guest blogging information, meganeilers.wordpress.com has big plans coming soon!

If YOU are interested in contributing to the site, please feel free to let me know in the comments section.

11 Questions

Rebekah from Head Over Heels tagged me to participate in the “11 things” post that has been going around. I don’t normally do things like this on my blog, but I figured there is a first time for everything! So here it goes…
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo.
3. Post 11 random things about yourself.
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5. Go to their blog/twitter and tell them you’ve tagged them.
“Rhummie” & “Frenchie” in Austin, Texas.
11 random things about me.
1. I hate Jello more than anything.
2. I have 3 sisters, 5 nieces (and #6 is on the way), and only 1 nephew.  Clearly males don’t run in my family.
3. I’ve moved something like 12 times in my 22 years. I stopped counting a while ago.
4. I think a good pair of shoes can cheer up any day.
5. I love almost every kind of music.
6. I have seen EVERY episode of Friends (most of them 10+ times)
7. I love to read, but school consumes my free time.
8. Graduation seems too close, but at the same time, too far away.
9. I love all things Paris.
10. Going to midnight premiers of movies is one of my favorite things to do.
11. “10 Things I Hate About You: will forever be my favorite movie.
rebekah’s 11 questions
1. What is your all-time favorite movie?
“10 Things I Hate About You”
2. What is your biggest pet peeve?
it’s tied: people chewing/drinking/etc.. loudly & people touching their feet
3. Who is your role model?
my dad. he has always been driven and smart. now he has caner. his strength is undeniable.
4. What do you want to do when you grow up?
work for a company that amazes the world. preferably Apple.
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
who’s not my celeb crush? I love Channing Tatum, Shia LeBeouf, Ryan Gosling, etc..
6. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
In dream world: Paris. In reality: wherever my family is.
7. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
I’d like to be taller.
8. Who is your best friend?
All of my friends are my best friends. They know who they are.
9.  Who is your favorite artist/band?
Adele.
10. In your opinion what is the best books turned movie?
Probably “The Notebook”
11. Do you ever think about deleting Facebook?
 Never. I love all things technology, and social media is simply amazing.
my 11 questions:
1. What’s your favorite website?
2. If you could meet anyone in the world (dead or alive) who would it be?
3. What’s your favorite accessory?
4. Twitter or Facebook?
5. Spotify or iTunes?
6. Coffee or Tea?
7. What is your ideal style of house?
8. Which do you think is worse, being dirty or being messy?
9. Who influences you the most?
10. What is your favorite type of weather?
11.  PC or Mac?
I tag:

Old School Commercials

This weekend has been 100% homework focused and one of my papers was for a communication criticism class.  While searching for the perfect commercial to analyze I came across some old favorites that I thought I’d share with all of you!

Do you remember this Godfather themed Pepsi ad? I used to think it was the funniest thing on TV. Kapeesh?!

Click the picture to go to the video

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The End of an Era | Andy Rooney

Sunday evenings, for as long as I can remember, have included the sound of a ticking clock.  Just like a favorite blanket, the smell of homemade cookies, or an old photo, this sound envokes a deep feeling of fond memories for me.

That ticking comes from the longest running news magazine on TV: 60 Minutes. My parents–both news nuts–religiously watch the show every week.  Obviously, when I was little the detailed reports often lead to an early bedtime (on the couch) for me, but I always hung around simply waiting until the last few minutes. Why? Because of this man:

Andy at his desk--how I envision him.

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No excuses, but…

Hi everyone,

I know that I had made it a goal to be really on top of my blog again this year, but of course with the start of school my plate has been very full.  I have big plans to blog a bunch this week/weekend in between studying and sleeping, but some things you can look forward to include:

-10 random things to do during a county-wide power outage (clearly something learned from personal experience)

-a movie review for “Contagion” (I was lucky enough to se it before it hit theaters!)

-some fun new recipes that I’ve stumbled upon recently

I hope those intriguing, yet extremely vague descriptions bring you all back this coming week to see what I have in store! Get excited people!!

I leave you with this image as a sign of good luck for my fave baseball team, who is currently beating the San Diego Padres :)

Fun Finds | Daily Journal Idea

Despite my best efforts, I have never been able to maintain any sort of diary/journal. Yes, I love to write (thus the blog, duh!), but to physically sit down at the end of everyday and “tell” a book what I’ve done is not something I find rewarding (especially after having to read and write all day long for school–ugh!).

As I was browsing through Pinterest I saw the picture below and was intrigued by the beauty of it…so of course, I clicked.

This awesome idea was from none other than Design*Sponge.  This is a great blog to check out if you haven’t already (I’m an addict avid follower).  Grace Bonney, the blogger in charge of the beautiful melding of all things design-y, has billions (okay maybe not) of posts from other bloggers around the web.  This particular idea was written by Kate Pruitt, who is really excellent at fun DIY projects.

So anyway, this beyond amazing idea is explained on the original post in more depth, but basically a one-liner note about the day on an index card is all you need to do.  As we all know, days become years far more rapidly than anyone would like to admit to, and eventually you have a really neat thread of memories being built and organized into a handy-dandy carton.

I may actually attempt to try out this project just to see if I can commit.  Here’s an accurate analogy for all of you: Megan is to Crafts as Men are to Long Term Relationships. :D (come on, you know you laughed!)

Everybody should definitely check out the crafts over on Design*Sponge, and feel free to leave me comments on any projects you’ve attempted (regardless if you finished them or not) and where you got the idea!

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