Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Last day for the Giveaway!

So I realized that blogger has issues and you may not be able to leave a comment on my giveaway.... that being said, you can email me your answers for entries!  So go ahead and go on over to that page and email me your entries (if the comments are not working).  Just hit "view my complete profile" and then "Email."  Simple!  Oh, and I will leave it open until  midnight, just so you have time!  Good luck!

Monday, August 29, 2011

August Break, the 29th

I busted out the Knifty Knitter for a new project today.... This is just round one (aka not what I wanted), but I am loving the results so far!

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

August Break, the 28th

Matt and I worked in the new garden today.  I looked up from where I was pulling weeds and mixing dirt and compost and saw the kitten just like this.

Oh what I wouldn't give to relax like that and have no qualms about it!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

August Break, the 25th

I love sunflower seeds.... Halvsies loves to eat the shells that I spit into a cup...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

August Break, the 24th

The giveaway is still open -- check it out!

A few months ago we had a Mary Kay makeover night at Bible Study (well, in lieu of...).  I thought I would share my before and afters today.  :)

Messy hair, major breakout, uneven skin tone (yes, I ruffled my hair to make it an even better "before" picture, I also tried to look sad and pathetic.  You should see the outtakes haha)

Even skin tone, eyes popping, hair fixed.  What wonders a little makeup can do.
It is funny because I look at these pictures and immediately see the flaws.... there's my big nose... that's too much lipstick... my eyebrows look funky.  Instead, I need to look at them and think of the beautiful creature that God made me to be - awesome blue eyes, long hair (even tho it is hidden), sparkle in my eyes, etc.  Remember, we are each beautifully and wonderfully made!  Oh yeah, and happy hump day!


Okay.  So I do not know what the deal is.  Yesterday I thought that I had offered up a sweet giveaway.  But maybe my intro paragraph threw everyone off (about a winner for the crochet along).  I dunno.  Regardless, I'm  hosting a giveaway right now.  Anyone can win. It is for a coffee cozy from my shop.  I think that is a sweet deal, right?  So, go check it out.  And maybe I will stop feeling like everyone hates me and no one has picked me for kickball! haha

<3 Megan

Ps. I am posting this so it will show up in all of your readers.  hehehehe 

GIVEAWAY!! Two Winner Tuesday!

This giveaway is now closed.   Thanks for entering!!


8/30/2011:  It seems like comments may not be working, so you can totally email me your entries!  Just click on to my email through "view my complete profile."  Good luck!


8/24/2011:  I have no idea why, but not a one of you has commented on this giveaway... and you can totally win.  So I am reposting in hopes that you find it.  And that I stop feeling like you all do not like me. I'm nice, I swear.  And there is no gimmick.  I just wanted to brighten up your day with a giveaway.  So go ahead... leave a comment for a chance to win a cozy!!  Anyone can win.  See that?  This is not just for the crochet along participants.  Invite your friends to play too.  There are 6 whole days left!!


8/23/2011:  Hello again!  I hope you all enjoyed your 40% off coupon yesterday-- you actually have a couple more hours left to use it.  Anywho, a couple months ago I said I would give something away to someone who entered my Patriotic Crochet Along.  I was trying to decide what to give.  I was thinking about making a patriotic cozy, and then just got busy.  So, I will give the winner of that giveaway their choice of a patriotic cozy (which I still have to make) or another cozy in my shop.  You (crochet alongers) do not have to do anything to enter, you are entered just by participating.  However, you can enter the second giveaway, for a second chance to win!

Just one of the coffee cozies that you could win-- it's winner's choice!
So, you did not enter the crochet along and you still want to enter.  What shall you do?  Merely leave me a comment with an idea of what I should make next for my shop.  Autumn colored cozies? A certain pattern or fabric for coasters?  You can also let me know what kind of patterns you would like to see on here.  I have created my own patterns for a French Press Cozy, Ladybug Hat, and a Bella Beanie.  There are a few extra ways too... let's get technical.  The prize is one coffee cozy from my shop.

Here's the skinny:
  1. One entry for a comment detailing what you want to see in my shop or a new pattern that you would like to try.
  2. Another entry if you are a follower -- just leave a comment letting me know that you are!
  3. Extra entry for tweeting about the giveaway (leave a comment).
  4. Lastly, you get five entries if you or someone you referred buys something from my shop.  Once you hear about it or buy an item, just leave five comments!
Good luck to all!  Contest closes on Tuesday, August 30 at noon, PST.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Midsummer Doily

Looking for the giveaway?  It's here.  :)

Anywhoozle, I think that it is pretty sweet that I finished a doily entitled "Midsummer Moon," right as summer is dwindling down.  Wait, who am I kidding?  It is definitely mid-summer in So Cal!!  haha

The pictures are not the greatest, but they are taken (at 10:30 last night)!  So there.  One more pattern down, only way too many  more for me to think about!  And yes, I have like 100 projects on my hooks right now! haha

I wasn't sure if I liked the crazy colors at first, but it is starting to look good to me.  It is not as florescent as it looks in the pictures though, more pastel.  It is going in our Easter bin.  As always, you can check out the original page with pattern link here (Midsummer Moon, Sept 25).  And yes, this counts as my August Break photo for today.  Deal.

Monday, August 22, 2011


I was just thinking about how much I love craft stores 40% off coupons -- I just jump at them when I receive them!  So, today only, you can use the code MONDAY40 to get 40% off of your order at MegN Creations.  Amazing, right?  It only lasts 24 hours -- so you better get over there quickly!

And there are a couple of Chrsitmas coasters left in the sale section.  The coupons work on those too!

 Chocolate Christmas Coasters $9 -- Big Sale (these would cost $5.40 with your coupon!!)

August Break, the 22nd

We will just ignore the fact that I skipped yesterday.

Today I am thankful for hubby bringing me breakfast (and coffee and oj) in bed!

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

August Break, the 18th


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I am so excited today because I am being featured over on Lora's blog.  She is a sweet gal who has been such an encouragement to me and my business. 

Head on over there and check out my interview.  Also, you will find a discount code for my shop!

And while we are at it, you should check out Lora's shop.  Here are some of my favorite items!

She makes these amazing necklaces, but also finds cute vintage items as well.  Please go check out her interview with me and her shop!  And thanks again, Lora, for having me over!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

August Break, the 16th

My coworker gave me this sweet box of crochet thread. What to do with it?

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Monday, August 15, 2011

August Break, the 15th

My aunt wrote this awesome book, which is now a NY Times bestseller, about a blind guy and his guide dog and how they got out of the 78th floor of one of the twin towers on 9/11. It is both gripping and inspiring.

Plus, my mom sent me an copy signed by the Susy (my aunt), Michael (it is his story), and Roselle (his guide dog).

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

August Break, the 14th

My dad got us this propane lantern a few years ago and we love it.  I was telling Matt that the sound of the propane lantern just screams camping to me.  I remember playing uno by lantern light when I was camping as a kid.

Friday, August 12, 2011

August Break, the 12th

Trying to do more style shots...

Shirt - clothing swap
Glasses - dollar aisle at target
Earrings - from high school!
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

My office = The Office

Some days around the office feel like an episode from the office.  One thing I can count on (most days) is laughter.  I thought I would share some random funny business from my workplace...
Lunchroom Banter:
Becky - I feel like we could make money if I followed you around with a camera
Me - yeah and we could post it on YouTube, call is MegN

Me - I made hot dog buns last night.
Becky - I feel like you would survive in the old times, like you should go back to Amish days. Or on that reality show.
Me - I could totally do that... Oh hold on I gotta find out if Justin and Selena broke up for you!
Becky - And then you say stuff like that and ruin it.

Around the Cubicles:
Becky - [puzzled look as I shuffle by her desk]
Me - What?  I'm shufflin'!  EverydayI'mShufflin. 

See the video below to know what I am talking about.  Awesome music video, by the way!

Me & Janet are watching the Party Rock Anthem video (above) and Becky comes in, laughs at us for a second, then proceeds to shuffle right out of the cubicle -- right into the owner. 
Owner - What the hell is that?  A damn jackalope? [then he starts laughing]
Becky - Um... hahahahha.... I'm shufflin..... Wow that was embarrassing
Janet & I cannot stop laughing and I have to go back to my desk to try and stop laughing.  I'm still laughing now and that was three hours ago!  Seriously, I cannot stop giggling everytime I think about it.

And my photo for today, August Break the 10th, is of my current work.  Boxes upon boxes of papers to shred.  Brings me back to the summer of 2004 and listening to Radio Alice with Emily as we cleaned out the dungeon (hot upper storage closet / room at my mom's office).

  Yes, I did change names to try and keep some semblance of privacy!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August Break, the 9th

Last night I baked one loaf of bread, twelve gourmet hot dog buns, and one apple pie.. All while watching Suits and Necessary Roughness! Fun times!


Monday, August 8, 2011

August Break, the 8th

This whole photo a day thing is fun!! This is what I spent my weekend doing...


I am super excited to say that the quilt is complete! And it is still 3 or 4 weeks until the baby comes, I think. I still need to stitch up a few things, but it feels so good to have the quilt finished. I actually made my own binding and am really happy with how it looks!! I promise to post a picture of the whole blanket once my friend has received it! 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August Break, the 7th

I just barely made my photo today! Whoops! This is what I wore on Friday... I am trying to wear makeup and skirts and heels more often.

I apologize for the super unclean mirror in the bedroom... We barely use it (it id behind the door) and it is covered in schmutz! 

Saturday, August 6, 2011

August Break, the 6th

My friend gave me a Mary Kay makeover today...

Mary Kay makeover

Still not sure how I feel about it! 

Friday, August 5, 2011

August Break, the 5th

This is my favorite beer... It is an Austrian beer, half beer, half lemon soda. The raspberry one is delicious too, but they do not sell it here :(

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

August Break, the 3rd

My coworker bought me some patterns in exchange for crocheting the items for her daughter. These shoes are so cute!! I just hope they fit!

Purple jute sandals

I am really excited to make myself some flip flops... and slippers!  Tara makes some amazing patterns!  Crocheting with jute (like super thick hemp) was not so amazing.  Sturdy, but a pain!