6.23.2015

on my mind

Who has tried The Laundress household cleaning products? I met the lovely ladies who created the company at The Southern C Summit and immediately felt the urge to shell out for their clothing detergent. It's supposed to be better for your clothes than dry cleaning.... and much better for the environment, too. I could get on board with that, just wondering if any of you have tried it? Worth it?

I haven't said anything about this on here before, but my mom has been very sick for the past year. I just never really felt good about bringing it up, but it's definitely something that has weighed heavy on my heart... seeing her struggling has been tough. She has Ulcerative Colitis and has had a lot of bumps in the road resulting in many hospital stays, work disability, etc. The reason I'm suddenly bringing this up today is because I often forget how great of a network I have with all of you. She is having to change out her treatment from Remicade to Humira, we think. Has anyone had an experience with Humira or a family member who has been on it? Just curious what the overall consensus is on the drug. Googling anything medical-related can be scary. 

These shoes are precious.

"Life is about trusting your feelings, taking chances, finding happiness, learning from the past, and realizing everything changes." I really love this quote.

I have a super hard time eating healthy. I know if I could just stick with it for a couple weeks, it would seem second nature. I really want to do another Suja Fresh Start Program. I've definitely been better with my eating since I did mine, but I still need to majorly improve. The thought of grilled chicken and veggies almost makes me rather starve. I would love to know of any savory, healthy recipes you may have!

Brandon is currently painting our porch ceilings haint blue (we are using "Piazza Blue" by Sherwin Williams). Blue porch ceilings are a tradition in the south. Way back when, people believed this blue/green shade (called "haint") kept evil spirits from entering their homes. These days, it's just a nod to the old tradition. This is what a haint blue porch ceiling looks like... now if only I can get that porch, too. #goals


Speaking of our southern culture, I've never been so proud to be a Charleston girl. The way our city and entire state has come together in an embracing spirit after such a terrible massacre is moving, to say the least. Please continue to pray with me for those nine families and all of those affected. This is Charleston.


I'm probably going to be loading more things on my blog sale later this week—maybe later today, actually. So be on the lookout. I am just so over looking at things I don't use. I've been throwing things out like crazy around here and have donation piles all over the place. I am taking a bunch of clothes to goodwill tomorrow, but there are some things I would like to sell...things I've only worn lightly or not at all—so check back on that blog sale soon! (It's under the "shop" tab at the top.)

I really want to start a candle company. I know this sounds random, but I have thought of this a lot lately. I hate to say it out loud because it most likely will never happen, but who knows. I think it would be fun. I love luxurious candles. It's my favorite indulgence and I can never have enough. They just bring about an inviting atmosphere. When you think about it, candles are lit on special occasions—when you have company over, when you're wanting to feel cozy, or maybe in a romantic setting. I love that a candle kind of goes along with these happy occasions. This one is my newest favorite. The smell is better than anything I could ever imagine.


Does anyone follow someone on Snapchat that is absolutely hilarious? I am so into snapchat these days (I like watching other people's stories more than I like making my own). Every night, Brandon and I lay down in bed and watch snap stories...it's just kind of a nightly ritual before we go to sleep. I would love to follow some funny peeps! Do share. :)

This is totally random and not an affiliate link or anything, but you honestly should visit RugsUSA.com. They have 75% off sales all the time, like right now, but ending today. I am obsessed with their jute and sisal rugs! (It's what we have in our living and dining rooms.)

Lastly, does anyone have any blog post recommendations? Someone recently asked for a post highlighting my favorite travel accessories, so I'm planning on that one soon. :)

I just really want a doughnut!

9 comments:

  1. Love this post Megan!!! Didn't know your mom was sick, but I'll absolutely add her to my prayers. I don't have any experience with that particular drug, but agree that googling it can be dangerous. One of my very favorite healthy-ish items that's still really delicious is the Amy's cheeseless veggie pizza. It sounds weird and not good, but it is actually one of my favorite things to eat at home!! Plus, it takes about 10 mins to be ready :) Hope you have an awesome week! xo

    Annie Reeves

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  2. Thinking of you and your mama through this time! My mom works in the pharma industry and has heard great things about Humira! You will love a blue porch ceiling! Ours was a faint blue when we moved in, but I always keep thinking I want to brighten it up to a brighter blue! Let us know how it turns out! Do you follow Damsel in Dior on snapchat? She kills me. With you on starting a candle company girl! My husband jokes about how many candles I have in our home at any given moment! Shopped Candlefish in Charleston over the weekend and thought I had died and gone to heaven! I fully support your decision on that! Let us know so we can shop them! ;-)

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  3. Sending prayers your way for your mama! Let us know when you start your candle business and would love to shop!! I am so with you on the Rugs USA! I have made a few purchases from them and have been so happy with all of them...and yes please to the 75% off! xoxo

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  4. I have been struggling with healthy eating too! I have tried to make small changes (oatmeal with fruit instead of eggs and toast), fruit as a snack in the afternoon, and 1 gallon of water a day. I too wanted to try a cleanse but the one time I tried I quit after a day and a half, but maybe I can try this one.

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  5. Hi Megan! I actually have Ulcerative Colitis too, and was on Remicade when I was first diagnosed and was then switched to Humira after about 5 years. My experience with Humira was SO much better than Remicade!! I was in college when I was on Remicade and it was hard to take out 4 hours of my day every few weeks to go get the infusion, and so giving myself the Humira shot was so much more convenient. I was on Humira for 4 years, and never had any issues with it. It can be weird giving yourself the shot the first few times, but it gets better and you don't even think about it. I have a few friends that are on Humira as well that love it, too. It was actually such a blessing once they switched me to Humira, and ended up making me feel much better too. If you have any questions about this, or anything UC related, please feel free to reach out to me! UC can be such a hard disease sometimes since people don't talk about it or are embarrassed!

    xoxo
    Carri
    ctelesco@gmail.com

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  6. Love this post Megan! And love love love the quote, I will definitely have to remember that one.
    So excited about your porch ceiling. We took a ghost tour in Savannah when I was younger and my favorite fun fact was the painting of the porch ceilings haint blue. Such a neat culture!
    I would love to see a post on your morning routine. I am trying to tweak mine to find one that works (and doesn't have me leaving the house slouching coffee everywhere per the current norm) and am interested to hear what works for others.
    Have you been working with your real estate license? I just renewed my recently (got it on the side, never a full time thing) and think maybe it's time to think more seriously about putting it to good use!

    I hope your mother finds a treatment that works best for her. I know goggling anything medical can be more overwhelming than helpful at times. Hope she finds a great network of people that can help! Sending positive thoughts her way!

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  7. Hi! I am your blog lurker! I have a bit of an answer for the eating healthy bit. My husband and I are in our 40s and it's way harder to lose than when we were younger but we have cut out carbs entirely and I thought I might die from cravings and losing nothing the first 2 weeks.
    I started to lose weight after that initial spell and got really creative with my meals and I am fine with eating this way now. We do indulge in cocktail hour every night and it includes vodka and a low carb mixer like diet lemon lime soda (but it has Aspartame) or Ocean Spray diet cranberry (sweetened with Splenda). I won't lie sometimes I want a freakin' potato but a kickin' burger with cheddar every so often (without getting fat) doesn't suck.

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  8. Many prayers for your mom. Could you tell me the exact rugs you have in your living and dining rooms?

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  9. Hi Megan!

    If you're seriously interested in creating your own candle line you should reach out to the gals at Candlefish. They offer private label services and can help you create your own brand! Contact them, info@candlefish.com.

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