5.09.2013

Confessions of {this} Mother, Wife, Blogger, and {non} Superwoman.


I do zero housework Monday through Friday.  Oh I will put the dishes in the sink, but that’s about the extent of my cleaning. Thankfully Oliver will do the dishes and make the bed most days because I hate going to sleep in a messy bed. I would almost pay someone to hang up my clean clothes.



Most nights I get mad that I’m the one who always has to make dinner. This is my least favorite thing to do, partly because I can’t come home and even sit down for 5 minutes. I get home around 6:30 and I have to start cooking, feed Twilight Sparkle, and repack all my bags for the next day. I’ve already learned that if I sit for a few minutes I lose motivation and I don’t get everything done in time for bedtime and it makes the next day miserable. My time table is a well-oiled machine and one thing can send EVERYTHING into a tailspin, but mostly my mood.  Dinner wouldn’t be so bad if I could just heat something up or bake it. Nope I have to eat all healthy and crap so it requires effort. I just wish my husband would help maybe one or two nights a week.





Most of the time I have absolutely no idea what is going on at Madison’s school. Bike day? Last day of school? Performances? They all get taken care of, but I kinda feel like I just let it slide and let Oliver handle that part. At least she's learning to do my hair properly so when I'm old and frail at least I'll look good.



I drink a lot of caffeine. My day starts at 4am, I am human, I need caffeine. I drink one cup of coffee on the way to the gym, a spark while I’m working out, a coffee after the gym and sometime another coffee/spark after lunch depending on how I’m feeling. Wow, I didn’t realize how much that was until I wrote it all out.

I never think about skipping the gym and I thank God every day for my motivation. Seriously, I do.

I can’t give 100% to everything.  My life has so many facets, I have to give what I can and learn to be ok with it.

I feel guilty that I don’t get to read and comment on peoples blogs who read mine. I used to follow everyone who followed me and visit them frequently. I just don’t have the time and I feel bad about it.

When I’m feeling overwhelmed usually the first thing I think about dropping is blogging. It would probably last an entire week before I missed it and changed my mind, but it is a lot of work to be consistent.

I ate lunch out every day for two weeks because I was too lazy to grocery shop on the weekends.

I love/hate when Oliver works from home. I love that he’s there to clean or run errands. I hate that he’s been isolated all day so all he wants to do when I get home is talk…..about work. I’ll be honest; I have no idea what he does so that conversation involves a lot of smiling and nodding.

I haven’t been posting about my house décor because of nasty things that have been said about it. It sucked and I get not everyone shares my eccentric taste, but at least I have a point of view.



I’ve been blow drying my hair everyday now that I’m working and I think I’ve fried it. Sitting around at night in deep conditioner is not that fun.



My nails look like crap, I haven’t had a mani in like 4 months. Maybe longer, I’ve lost track.

My husband gets annoyed because I have a hard time sitting through one hour long show. I just can’t stop thinking about all the other stuff I have to do. I only watch 3 hours of TV a week. Maybe.

I really do love chevron and I need this sign.


That's all for today :)

142 comments :

  1. I feel the same way, but I look at my girls and know they are loved and taken care of so it makes it all worth it.

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  2. i have a hard time with most tv shows, too.... i don't like making dinner... and i think your home is for you and your family and haters gonna hate!!!!

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  3. Twilight sparkle, love the surname. She's a doll! I miss your decor and tutorials, people just need to have their lips stapled shut when their opinions are hurtful. Geez! I think your wonderful and so real. Their is so much pressure on us women these days to be June Cleaver and you give us a seat in the back to chill and just be us. Thanks Meg!

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  4. Love your honesty! You do what you can with what you have. Thank you so much for sharing your journey with us!

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  5. I was lured to that stupid website when someone mentioned it on IG. I don't usually read all your comments on here, but OMG how I dislike people that have so much time in their day that they have a whole forum devoted to talking smack about people. I feel like Judge Judy should sentence them to cleaning my house with all their extra time. Confession: I don't love pink. I love Chevron but don't want it on my walls. I don't want a deer on my wall. Does that mean I don't appreciate all the hard work that goes in it? No. I love your DIY projects. You know what? Your pink table? I read the post and got ideas for myself from it. Just because I don't like pink doesn't mean it wasn't helpful or I can't appreciate the hard work you put into something to make yourself happy with your home. My home looks like a nightmare, so, while I wouldn't pick all the same decor as you did, I'd live in your house ANY DAY over my ugly cabinets, chipped table, scribbled on walls and torn up couch. Your blog is about your life. People forget that. If you don't like it: don't look at it!!!! I'm so southern, we don't say anything if we can't say it nice.

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  6. I love your style!!!! I would NEVER think of some of the ideas you do! Who Cares what others think.. It about what YOU think.. <3

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  7. I hear ya on making dinner. Hate it. But, my life changed when I found 5 dinners 1 hour. They have a clean eating plan and I love it. I really can prep 5 dinners in one hour on Sunday and then it's SO easy to finish on weeknights. It's not as clean as I'd like, but they send you 4 weeks of meals each month so I just repeat some that are cleaner. You can find it easily by googling it, but I'd send you some sample menus if you'd like to see it. I also tried Once a Month Mom - where you cook freezer meals for an entire month, but it was too overwhelming for me. I like 5 meals 1 hour better.

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  8. I hear ya on dinner. Hate it. But my life changed when I found 5 dinners 1 hour. They give you meal plans for dinners you can really prep in 1 hour on the weekend, and then you're set for the week. They even have a clean eating plan. They're not all as clean as I'd like, but since they give you 4 weeks at a time, I just repeat some of the better ones. I have really liked all of them so far (my daughter and husband have, too). Once a Month Mom is another great resource, but I've liked 5 dinners 1 hour better. I'd be happy to send you some samples if you're interested!

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  9. I love your honesty. I miss your house decorating posts. My house style couldn't be further from yours, lots of brown and earth tones but I love seeing your bright happy house. I also love that I think it teaches Twilight Sparkle to be herself no matter what anyone else thinks. I think her friends are going to be jealous when they come over and see how fun her house is.

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  10. We all love your Alice in Wonderland house. That's what makes you YOU. :)

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  11. Love it all. We can't all be perfect and make time for every little thing in life... you're doing a great job!

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  12. I never comment, but I read every day. If it helps out at all, I love seeing your decor! I think you have great style and applaud you for making your home a place that makes you happy to come home to!

    It seems like you and ML have been feeling a bit beaten up lately. Something my mom always told me that helps on days when I'm overwhelmed by cattiness is, "Same shit, different bitch." You're doing your best, making changes, and people are jealous. Not your problem. Keep doing what you're doing. The overwhelming majority come to your blogs because it injects their days with motivation and positivity. I know it's why I come back each day! Write for those people!

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  13. It it helps at all, I love seeing your posts about your home. I think you have great style, and applaud you for making your home a place that makes you happy to come home to.

    It seems like you and ML have been feeling a bit beaten up lately. When I'm overwhelmed by cattiness, I always think to myself, "Same shit, different bitch." You are motivated, working hard, and seeing results. People are jealous. The overwhelming majority of your readers come back everyday because they appreciate the positivity and motivation that your posts inject into their days. I know it's why I read. Write for those people!

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  14. Girl your house is your house, as long as you love it that's all that matters:) good quote- stop letting people who do so little for you control your mind, feelings, and emotions. You are awesome and if these people can't see it than "eff" them. You can't please everyone and everyone has there own style, that is what makes this world great! Keep being you because that is the person we all love!

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  15. I soooo needed to read this today. I left the house in a pissy mood this morning because it's a mess and NO ONE else helps out. That's actually not true, we are all just busy, but it's what I was thinking in my morning rant session in my head. It's hard to keep everything going but you seem like you are doing a great job! :)

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  16. You are having quite the day. don't be so hard on yourself. No one person can do everything. You are doing the best you can - and doing a damn good job of it.

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  17. You are one busy mama! You need a day to yourself for pampering and relaxation :) I like your eccentric style and wish I had the guts to do some of the stuff you do.

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  18. Its refreshing to hear that you have just as overwhelming days as the rest of us "super moms" :) And please keep posting about your home decor, its not my style but I applaud you for your boldness. And the fact that your husband allows the girlishness.

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  19. I've never commented before but I have followed your blog for several months. I understand what you're saying. Hang in there! You are doing the best you can.

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  20. I don't know how you do it all, give yourself a break!!! :)

    When my hubs is home is the cook, he works a 14 and 14 so he is home all day when he is home, but when he is gone its up to me... I either cook on Sunday for the week or live off of lean cuisines or eating out (unhealthy crap)... I am beat when I get home and I only wake up at 5!! I couldn't cook and deal with an adorable, but at the same time energetic little girl... cut yourself some slack you are doing AMAZING! :)

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  21. Cheers to being honest. We can't all be superwoman. It's hard and so sometimes we say screw that I'm not even going to worry about it. That's why I too don't clean my house Monday-Friday. If I get lucky on the weekends and we aren't doing something then maybe it will get done. But like you I need some help!

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  22. I love this post and how real you keep it. I honestly have a hard time following Superwomen on blogs it makes me feel like my house is a mess and I'm a failure haha! Oh and your décor...LOVE IT!!

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  23. Nooooo! Please don't stop blogging LOL I just found this blog and can't put it down ( like a good book ) I understand the whole overwhelmed feeling and my time table is shiz! But you have inspired me more in the last couple of days more than you will ever know! So thank you for this blog and for being YOU! p.s. your style and decor rocks with socks!!

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  24. Have you ever tried meal planning? Like, meal prepping for the week on the weekend? It would take a couple hours but then you could just throw it in the oven or microwave and be done with it on the weeknights.

    Your house stuff is different than my taste but I like to see other people's taste. I am very traditional but seeing your house has made me want color. You can't please them all.

    Have a great Thursday!

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  25. I love your home decor!You have your own style and it's amazing. I wish I could pay you to decorate my classroom and apartment.

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  26. I love your home decor. You have your own style and you go with it. I think it's awesome. I wish I could pay you to decorate my classroom and apartment.

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  27. I think your decorating is magnificent! I would tell you not to worry or care what other people think but truth is when someone says something like that its hard not to be hurt by it. Just remember not everyone hates it and there are still people like me who really like seeing all your projects and new decorations! There's always going to be someone mean just try not to let it get you down. :) you have a great family and great friends and you truly inspire a lot of people.

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  28. I'm sorry about the house decor comments - boo :( I love your blog, your motivation, oh and your chevron obsession! You just keep doing you!!!

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  29. I'm a new reader and it made me sad when I read that you are not posting about home décor because people wrote nasty comments. I say screw them. I love your funky style.

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  30. I think you're great. I love that you're honest about who you are, what you do and what you look like. Haters gonna hate....we're all just jealous :)

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  31. I absolutely love these types of posts. I'm a coffee-holic myself...and its hard to limit my two cups a day!!! As always, thanks for doing what you do :)

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  32. I think you're too hard on yourself. I don't do chores M-F either and I don't have a child or go to the gym every morning. There just aren't enough hours in the day. Hell, last night I only got through making dinner and grocery shopping, that's it.

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  33. I can totally relate! We are only human and can only fit so much into a day!

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  34. I actually found your blog because of your home decor and I love it and miss those posts.

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  35. I think your hair looks great, but if it doesn't feel very soft try organic coconut oil. It's in the oil isle at grocery stores and comes as a solid. Heat it up until its melted and a liquid. Coat ALL of your hair in the oil, focusing on your scalp. Wrap that nasty, greasy shit up and sleep with it like this. (I recommend laying down two towels on your pillow so it won't ruin the pillow/cases) wash it extremely well the next day and BAM! You've got a shiny, soft, hot ass head of hair!!

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  36. I think your hair looks great, but if it doesn't feel very soft try organic coconut oil. It's in the oil isle at grocery stores and comes as a solid. Heat it up until its melted and a liquid. Coat ALL of your hair in the oil, focusing on your scalp. Wrap that nasty, greasy shit up and sleep with it like this. (I recommend laying down two towels on your pillow so it won't ruin the pillow/cases) wash it extremely well the next day and BAM! You've got a shiny, soft, hot ass head of hair!!

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  37. I love that you are human and are not afraid to show it. As a working mom trying to "do it all" I sympathize and appreciate seeing that you are not perfect and don't claim to be. Thanks for being real. It makes me smile to know I am not alone. :)

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  38. I think your hair looks fab, but if it doesn't feel very soft of shiny, try organic coconut oil! It comes as a solid, next to oil in a grocery store. Heat it up until its melted and a liquid. Drench your hair with the oil, focusing on your roots. Wrap that nasty, greasy shit up and sleep with it all night. Lay down a towel or two so you don't ruin your pillow or pillow case. Make sure you wash your hair really well the next day and then BAM! You've got super soft, shiny hair!

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  39. Keep it up!! I check in on your blog almost every day and it may kill me if you stop blogging... I think decorating, parenting and relationship styles may be different, but that's what makes life so interesting. I love that there are people in this big beautiful world who are so different from me. All the things you do every day really inspire me to keep pushing to go the extra distance. Onward and upward!!

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  40. I love you Megan. You are such an inspiration.

    My confession: As a full time student and unemployed, I could stay at home and study but I prefer to wait until everyone is home to study. I feel more accomplished if others know I'm working hard also.

    And I love your decor. I wish I had the balls to do some of it!

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  41. Aww, it does take a lot of energy to get it all done!

    Try WEN on your hair. I have dry blonde/fine/highlighted/over styled hair and it makes it so soft and silky. I picked it up at Sephora - even use it on the kids. My girl has been knot free since using it!

    Please don't stop blogging! You have been such an inspiration to me!

    xo

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  42. LOVE this post! Love the honesty. Who cares what people think of your house...and of you! You are amazing and dont' stop blogging :) We need ya

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  43. Thanks for making time for us. I love your house mainly because my hubby would dare let me. We recently bought a lake place and that thing is going to be my BABY hello bright fun crazy colors. I did get to paint my office Turquoise and I love it! It screams my name and everyone I work with knows that! Your are amazing at achieving all your wanting to do and Im envious! thanks again from the bottom of my shrinking ass ;-)

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  44. You only have to account for yourself and your family. Not everyone is going to love you and it's ok. Be happy who you are and secure in knowing that you are ok, no matter what others say. It;s your life your living, they're not living it.

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  45. I don't have kids and I already tell myself every single day, how can these women do it? If I can get to the gym in the AM or get my cardio in at lunch I feel like I get a moment for myself in the evening. If not, then I barely have time to get myself into the shower before I go to bed. I'm glad I don't have cable because I'd never, ever watch it. Keep up the good work, Twilight Sparkle will be happy that she has a healthy mommy when she's older! :)You might not be superwoman, but you're pretty close.

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  46. I hope you post more about your home decoration again...just like pinterest, you don't have to "pin" everything...not everyone has to like your style and if you ain't got anything nice to say...

    Hoping to share some love to counteract the hate. Have a great day & Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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  47. First of all I LOVE YOU! It's probably a good thing I live in Kansas at the moment (it's awful thanks army) or I might stalk you. Wait let me rephrase that, admire from a distance since I hate meeting new people I always have an insert foot into mouth moment. Downfall of living in a small town my entire life and having the same friends since kindergarten. ANYWHO get a plastic how're cap and some super super thick conditioner and slather your hair put the cap on use your blow dryer on low heat (from a slight distance so the cap doesn't melt) it helps condition it a lot better! I've been bleaching my hair washing and styling with heat daily (bad I know) for 7 years and my hair has 0 damage and the product it's a 10 is a godsend for me <3 have a great day Meg!!! P.S I love your house decor!!!

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  48. I am a new(er) follower & I think you are awesome! You are doing awesome...& Your home is a DREAM! I would love to have EVERYTHING!! You keep it up!! <3

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  49. Sounds to me like you're doing everything just fine! I have four girls and my clean laundry piles up on the couch! I admire your motivation for the gym and maybe one day I'll find some!
    P.S. I fried my hair with a fancy hair dryer in Feb... coconut oil, avacado oil, glycerin (etc)..I feel ya!

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  50. Are you in my head?!?!?!? Like seriously best post ever! I think it reminds us all that you are real just like us...and we too an achieve our goals if we make it a priority in our daily routine. Thanks for not quitting blogging....and I love your home decor!

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  51. OMG - We are A LOT alike. This post mirrors my life in SO many aspects. Well.. except I can't stay consistent with the 5 am club so I do evening workouts most days. :/ It's nice to know someone else is just trying to keep it together! lol And, I absolutely LOVE your makeover posts - keep them up! I am a big trash to treasure girl myself and you've given me tons of ideas. Much love! xoxo

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  52. I think your DIY projects are fun! I love when people add color to their homes... white is boring! :)
    Don't feel bad about not keeping up with everyone elses blogs... you have to keep engaged in your own life first!

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  53. I'm a newer follower and I just love your blog. I have a link up this coming Monday called Motivation Monday. Would you please link up with me? I think you would inspire so many of my readers and I would just love to have you there!!!

    http://www.dailydoseofdelsignore.com/2013/05/motivation-monday.html#.UYulqrUskXs

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  54. You are not alone!!! I've been feeling that way a lot lately. I think that getting your feelings out in the open is best....might not change anything but at least you don't have that eating away at you.
    And where do peopl get off commenting on how someone else decorated their house. Ain't nobody got time for that!!!!

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  55. I LOVE your home decore! and it always gives me ideas of what I can do with my own. I hope you'll reconsider and post on your projects! I love the stuff you've done!!

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  56. I know there has been some hating lately! Hang in there! You are sooo blog famous! And I don't anyone should expect you to keep up with all that. What you do is give the Internet world a small window into your life(thank you) and you still live your life! So important! You are rocking it! Love you and your blog!!! And while people are jerk faces know there are prolly tons more like me that read or follow and never think a bad thing. :) and I LURVE your home and decor!!! :) keep your chin up! You rock!

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  57. I think most of us working moms can relate to a lot of this... I make dinner most nights as well - and agree, having 1-2 nights off would be great! I was home late last night so my hubby started everything, and then he went and watched Curious George with my son... I'm like, "what happened, you disappeared"... /sigh/

    I'm sorry that you got negative feedback, but it sounds like you've turned the other cheek and have moved on... Blogging is such a public, yet personal thing, and it's so hard to not take things to heart... I think people mean well, for the most part, so for all the haters out there - spend your time elsewhere...

    You are doing a great job and are such an inspiration to all of us... Thank you! :)

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  58. I read your blog literally every single morning, but don't always comment. I just wanted to tell you that I think you're awesome and I love your honesty. Don't think twice about what people say about your home decor -- it's your home and your style so to heck w/ everyone.

    You're awesome and that's all I have to say. :)

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  59. I read your blog literally every single morning, but don't always comment. I just wanted to tell you that I think you're awesome and I love your honesty. Don't think twice about what people say about your home decor -- it's your home and your style so to heck w/ everyone.

    You're awesome and that's all I have to say. :)

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  60. I totally agree with the hate of making dinner! I LOVE to bake but cooking dinner, YUCK! But when eating healthy, you're right the only way to do it is to cook dinner. I hate how much negative feedback you and Mama have been getting lately. I love how honest both of you are and don't get putting either of you down. Keep on being awesome!!

    Jeannine

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  61. I wish I had your motivation to be up and out my door at 5 every morning. You seriously kick ass!

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  62. Oh my gosh I loved this! So many things I can relate to. Like, where are the laundry ladies for hire? I almost think I'd do that before I'd hire a cleaning lady. And cooking dinner, like every day, it sucks for real. Anyways, keep fighting the good fight, Megan. We love you for it!

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  63. Keep your head up!! You're an amazing person!! Everyone has their moments of laziness, depression, and stress. You're not alone. Just think of the many women, including myself, that you have inspired with your weight loss journey.

    I LOVE reading your blog and think your house is absolutely AMAZING!! I wish I had the cojones to put that much work into my house. Instead I sit on the couch and think about all the things I could do, but am too lazy for.

    You're awesome!! Just remember that.

    Kristin
    www.hopelesslyeverafter.com

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  64. Noooo! Please start posting pictures of your house decor again! Those of us that love and envy it need more inspiration!

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  65. Although we don't share the same taste on all home décor stuff, I LOVE seeing stuff you've done. I love seeing your ideas and projects. Haters gonna hate, they can look away or scroll on. Please keep posting them!! :)

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  66. That's a bummer that you quit posting about something that you love because of what those nasty people said about it. It's your house, your life, your blog, your happiness....post if you want to. I once read a quote that said it's none of your business what other people think about you. I remind myself of that sometimes when I find myself doing things just because of what others will say... maybe it'll help you too.

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  67. What's wrong with your home decor?? haha! People actually comment negatively about that? How does it affect them? Tards. I rent and have to deal with green carpet. You'd barf :) hehe

    Sounds like you need a bit of a breather....hint, hint, Oliver character.
    -dot



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  68. Don't stop posting about your house decor!! I love it and think that a lot of others love it too. Screw those assholes who are negative nellies and say nasty things. First off, they're hateful for saying nasty things. You didn't ask for their opinions. I'm sure they don't have any taste and their houses are ugly and boring (just like them). Hold your head up girl and show them who is the better person.

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  69. Confessions:

    - I've skipped my workouts 2 weeks in a row now and napped instead.

    - I DO pay someone to do the laundry; but I hate putting it away so it will sit there for days before I get motivated enough to put it in closets and drawers.

    -I LOVE your crazy home decor style--> you aren't afraid to be YOU and people hate orginals. IGNORE them.

    Stay strong! :)

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  70. Hi there! I can totally relate to your post today! I hate dinner as well and lately (for the past few months) I've been going to Social Suppers once a month, and it has changed my life--in terms of dinner anyway! Not sure if you have anything like this in Texas, but it has been a Godsend. Dinner time is the pits around my house and my kids always seem to have meltdowns right about that time too! It's a fun place to be, let me tell you. Anyway, I go once a month and prepare all of my food there (they provide all recipes and instructions). When I get home I pop it in the freezer. I just take out what I want to cook each morning and let it thaw. The cooking instructions are listed on the container and most of the entrees only take about 20 minutes to cook with no prep...unless you call removing it from a bag and putting in a pan prep time! The part I like the best is that they have healthy options. I'm kind of a health nut too (to an extent), but all of their calories/fat etc..is listed online. I always check it out before I go so I know what I want to make based on the nutritional value. It has literally saved my life. If you don't have Social Suppers maybe Google something similar, I'm sure there is something out there! It will change your life and your dinner time routine for sure!

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  71. I feel this way all the time..especially lately. Our bedroom and my car are complete disasters. I have no energy at the end of the day to clean anything or even put a load of laundry in. Is there anyway out of it? Probably not...just suck it up and deal with life. I just wish I had a little help once and a while. Maybe a clone? :)

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  72. Have you ever thought of food prepping on Sunday? I cook a BUNCH of chicken on Sunday. I will also make a chimichurri sauce or marinara sauce as well so we can mix up how we have the chicken throughout the week. It is a lifesaver. I love not having to worry about what's for dinner because hey it's in the fridge already go make yourself a plate!

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  73. I love your blog posts:) and I love your house! stay doing what your doing because its great! who cares what people say about your house I bet theirs sucks big ol' .......

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  74. You are doing a great job and the best you can! I recently started working full time so I didn't understand how much of a pain it can be to make sure I have healthy food all day long and pack my gym clothes for after work. I know if I don't do that it won't happen. My apartment has become sort of a mess but that's life and my health is important too me. Oh and that sign is amazing! You must get it! Ps. I would TOTALLY live in your house. My husband would probably hate it but I wouldn't care. :) you rock meg!!

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  75. Just for the record, I love your decorating style! :)

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  76. I love these confessions - because we all have them. We all live a certain way and no one should judge that. To be honest I never do laundry in my house. Never - I hate that my husband does it all - but I won't change it. All the other things that I do I can't manage to feel so bad that I change it.
    I think you are amazing - constant inspiration to stay healthy and keep up with my workouts. Thanks for the honesty today (and everyday!)

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  77. Enjoyed your refreshing honesty! I am always saying "people are crazy," because it is true and proven to me everyday. Let the haters hate--The ugliness in this world will exist until Jesus comes back. I appreciate the good that you put into this world of crazies. We gotta keep at it so that the GOOD continues to outweigh the bad/ugly. Thank you for sharing your story. Since I found your blog months ago, I haven't missed a post. You rock, Meg! Thank you for being "the good!"

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  78. Thank you for posting this!!! I look at my house daily and see it is messy. I feel guilty that my house is messy but I don't have the hours to be a supermom with a full time job outside the home, a 3 year old and a long commute. As long as my child has a smile on his face and a full belly, I feel successful.

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  79. You need to send me some of your energy!!

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  80. lol...that was awesome! I miss your home stuff...we don't have the same style, but I don't care. I still get great ideas from things you've done!

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  81. You are too funny! Love your energy!!

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  82. I'm so sorry to hear that people have been attacking your decor! Mean people suck. Really, how does how you decorate your home affect their life AT ALL? Ugh!

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  83. I am the same way! I wish there were more hours in the day to get everything done! But you get done what you can and go to the next day! That is all we can do! Love your DIY projects! I am looking for a small coffee table to make into a chalk board table for my boys as we speak!

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  84. Love the honesty, love the REAL! Great post:-)

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  85. I just wanted to let you know that your blog (and keeks and Instagram photos) have made such a hugely positive impact in my life in such a short period of time. And really this post just made me love you even more because lately I've really been feeling like those few short hours in the evenings are turning into such a grind because eating and acting healthier takes so much preparation and WORK...some evenings I want to scream because it seems like such an endless cycle. You writing about it doesn't make it any easier for either of us, BUT it makes me feel a lot less alone when I'm loading the dishwasher with lunch containers or re-prepping my workout clothes for what seems like the BILLIONTH time in 48 hours. So I sincerely thank you for that - I'll be thinking of you!

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  86. Oh my goodness I am right there with you - after working all day I am too the one who gets asked EVERY night "what's for dinner?"!! Sometimes I feel like throwing a plate at whoever is asking the question. And my husbands idea of helping is Taco Bell or pizza. Dishes and laundry stack up all week because I don have the time or energy to do them. I live in a small town and the gym doesn't open early enough it me to go before work so I have to go in the evenings. Makes for a very busy and tiring day. My husband of course comes home everyday and naps. Aaahhhhh!!

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  87. Aw I feel like you were kind of hard on yourself! Which is so unusual for you! I don't know you personally (uh obviously) and I cannot imagine reading criticism like that about myself. Please don't let it get to you. Even though that just sounds impossible because how can you not. I just hope you realize that you inspiring just one person (and there have been so many more than that) is worth any negative feed back. God put you on this path for a reason and evil will always try to tear you down when you are following your path. So just give those fuckers the middle finger and keep on being awesome :)

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  88. just so you know, I know its alot of hard work to post inspiring things and photos every day, but I, as well as thousands of others look forward to your blog every day -- and you don't disappoint!... I APPRECIATE that more than you know... so, THANK YOU for the time, the effort and the inspiration. T

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  89. You are not alone. I just describe my life! You're a rock star and I love your style. Haters gunna hate! (Wow! I'm really not that ghetto!) have a great day!!!!

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  90. I think you're doing awesome! I wish I had as much motivation as you. I just starting reading your blog along with a few others, and it gives me so much inspiration to try to better my own life. BTW I wish I could decorate my house. Mine is a blank slate with absolutely nothing. You put a lot of effort into making your home something you love and enjoy, and if other people don't like, that's their issue.

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  91. You are so amazing! I just started reading your blog, along with a few others, and it gives me so much inspiration to try and better my own life. I can't imagine doing half the things you do in one day lol. BTW my house is so boring and empty. You've made your home into something you love and are proud of, and if other people don't like it, that's their problem.

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  92. I feel you. Last night my husband finally said to me "Do you ever sit down". You can imagine the response I wanted to give him while he was watching TV with his feet up. The truth is if I sit down, I won't get back up...ever. And I'll just sit there sulking about the fact that I'm sitting while nothing gets done. Cleaning is for the weekends, or never, whatevs.

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  93. I just want to go on record and say that I love your decorating!!! :) You're great!

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  94. Thank you so much for sharing this! I often feel the same way and get overwhlemed...and I'm single with two dogs. I can't imagine being a mother and wife. I work 6 days on and 3 days off every week, so my work week drains me by the end of it, and my workouts seem to be the first to go...ugh! I love your style and just fyi let the haters hate. they're just jealous. i want you to know between your blog and instagram...you motivate me to get off the couch and put a smile on my face, so Thank you!

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  95. I think you're superwoman! I actually wrote about it on my blog the other day when I was writing about my thinspiration. I also love your decorating skills. When I win the lottery, I will hire you to decorate my house.

    20somethingbusinesswoman.com

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  96. I loved erading this post about you. We are all human and those of us with small kids and in your case a full time job have a lot to deal with on a daily - hourly - minutely basis. You are doing a GREAT job and even if you scaled back a bit on blogging, those of us that are here, will continue to be. Keep it up lady! xo

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  97. Hi Meg! Do you use a hear protectant before you blow dry your hair? If not, Tresseme (sp?) has a good one! It's at Walmart for like $4. I'll try to find the link. Anyway, it's cheap and works well to protect your hair. I use it on myself and all the models I work on for shoots where I have to also do hair in addition to makeup. :) xo

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  98. Love this post!! Love it that you are real and relatable!

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  99. I hate that now that I am not working, my hubby comes home and wants to know "What I did all day." Damn. Look around you dude.

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  100. Yay!!! You are human after all :) Please post more of your decor! It's not my taste either, but I love looking at your eccentricities-Bambina still scares me though. I heart and adore you even more after reading this! People can call me a "fan girl" all they want-I am and PROUD!!!

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  101. Awwww-you are human after all!!! Please do not stop posting about your decor-I love seeing what crazy things you come up with and it so works for your house-Bambina still scares the crap out of me though :) Love and adore you, people can call me a "fan girl" but guess what? I DON'T CARE!!!

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  102. Seriously! People put you down because of your decor! I don't see why you would read someone's blog if you just wanted to say negative things to them! I guess it is kind of like being a celebrity the more fans you have and the more popular you are, the more flack you will get for your everyday life. For that I am glad I only have 30 follower! haha

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  103. I'll be the first one to say that your home décor style and mine are very different (although I also love a good chevron), but the combo of home décor and fitness is actually how I found your blog, and I like that you have such a strong sense of your own style! I think people have become so used to the relative anonymity of the internet that they've forgotten something every 3 year old learns: If you can't say something nice (or at least constructive), don't say anything at all.

    Basically I just wanted to say that I appreciate that you put everything out there so people can get a sense of who you are, and if they don't like it, well, you can't please everyone :-)

    Also, your deer head makes me giggle every time I see it.

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  104. Hi Meg! Do you use a heat protectant prior to blow drying your hair? If not, you should check out the one by Tresemme (sp?). It's at Walmart for about $4. I'll try to link it for you so you know what the packaging looks like. It works really well and is affordable--I use it on myself as well as any model I have to also do hair, in addition to makeup, on photo shoots. From thick hair to super thin and fragile, works like a charm! Xo

    http://m.tresemme.com/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=tresemme_hair_spray&utm_campaign=mobile_branded_product#/col_Heat.aspx (It's the second product)

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  105. I frickin' love you!! Don't let the haters bother you!! Your so amazing!! Two I love your sense of style in your home!! Its amazing... I almost want it in my home but I know it doesn't go with our ranch style house boo!!! But i will take that American Flag..Where can I find it?? Thank you for all the motivation!!! I know feel like its okay to drink that much coffee even though I am trying to cut back & drink more green tea instead!!! Have a great Thursday & even better weekend!!!

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  106. You need a vacation!!! You're line about being the one who has to cook dinner totally cracked me up, I'm the same way.

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  107. I personally love your blog and think your awesome. You have inspired me. Haters are gonna hate. Screw them. You and mama laughlin have changed my life. Keep up the awesome work. And your daughters keeks make my day :)

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  108. I can't believe ppl would say nasty things about your decor! If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all!!
    Brooklyn @ browneyedgem.com

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  109. Love this post, just hope you're not feeling down on yourself for any of it! To me it seems like you do as much as you possibly can on the important things in life - and for that you are amazing!

    Your taste in home decor couldn't be more opposite from mine - but I still think it rocks!! Sorry to hear you have gotten negative feedback over it - don't see why anyone would give a rats behind when it doesn't affect them whatsoever. As long as your hubs can live with it, who cares! Decorate and chevron the shit out of your house and blog about it all you want!

    I love your spunky motivated-ness, keep it up girl!

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  110. My style is completely different (and I'm not as brave as you) but I love your decor choices! If you were closer, I'd totally hire ya!! :)

    I hate cooking too. I need to start eating healthy, but it's too easy to grab carry out crap. One day, I'll be like you!

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  111. Your decorating is awesome and like all working mommies you have a hard time juggling it all. You're doing a great job!

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  112. Just sleep in the conditioner. I do it all the time (I'm a blondie like you) and wash it out the next day.

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  113. I can relate to a lot of this post. I do all the cooking and some nights I am just over it. We do sandwich night when I'm blah and I throw together a salad. And there are a lot of days when I don't get all my bags unpacked and repacked at night. Makes the morning a nightmare so you'd think I would learn, but it still happens all too often. I think as moms and women in general we juggle a LOT so we just have to make it by the best we can :)

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  114. I can relate to a lot of this post. I do all the cooking and some nights I am just over it. We do sandwich night when I'm blah and I throw together a salad. And there are a lot of days when I don't get all my bags unpacked and repacked at night. Makes the morning a nightmare so you'd think I would learn, but it still happens all too often. I think as moms and women in general we juggle a LOT so we just have to make it by the best we can :)

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  115. I can't people say mean things about your decor. Geez people! Give her a break! Everyone has different tastes. If we were all the same, this world would be pretty damn boring.
    I know it's easier said than done, but ignore them Meg! ;)

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  116. So sorry you're in a funk. You are totally normal to feel this way from time to time. Have a glass of wine and relax tonight! Keep up the great work because you are such an inspiration!!!

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  117. I hate cooking too! Despise it!! I always think I'll have huge intentions of food prepping, meal planning, it goes well for a day or so, then down the tubes!!
    I've been blogging for around 6 months now, I don't care if you read mine or not! Frankly, I'm sure it's quite boring to most people! I'm a mom, and talk about what we do most days. You were a part of why I started blogging. I spent so many days reading yours and others, my husband suggested when I go on mat leave why not start my own. Soi did. I need to,lose weight, but don't talk about that n there because too many people I know read it. I just finished my first half marathon this past weekend, thanks in part to you!! So, anyway, I get it that we put our lives out there for others to read and judge but if you don't like what I have to day then back the fuck off. Why do people comment with negativity?? Why do people need to voice that they don't like your decorating? It may not be for everyone but who cares??? Why into adulthood does the mean girls club still exist? Life is hard, if you're unhappy don't spend your days beating down others to make then unhappy too! Fuckers!!
    Anyway, long, long comment! Sorry love! And I have no idea in hell what my husband does either!! He works with computers, programming or some other boring shit!

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  118. I cant believe anyone would be rude about your decor! I love it!!! Thanks for the post and reminding us that even amazing women like you don't always like to cook dinner :)

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  119. And I'm sure plenty of people would think my house is boring as hell. Grey walls, white trim, dark wood floors. Total yawn, but I am not into decorating so who cares.

    We all have people who disagree with some aspect(s) of our lives. Learning to keep your head down and tune out the noise is an important skill to develop in life. Do you.

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  120. You sound like my mom.
    I hardly everrrr see her watching tv.
    If she's watching something it has to be Dallas. She will not answer your phones calls what so ever when that show is on...lol
    However, one time I rented a movie that had Cameron Diaz in it where she had 2 kids & the second kid was suppose to be a donor to save the first kids life or something like that.
    Needless to say that we both set there & cried like a baby...lol

    Oh girl I hate having to condition my hair, its thin but needs it so bad :(

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  121. Post about your decor! It's fun and quirky. I would never be able to do that in my house but I love seeing what other people are doing and what you come up with. It's original! Everyone has their bad times and you can't be perfect. Be strong you are inspiration to us other weight loss bloggers out there!

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  122. Well, I think you're doing awesome. And honesty is refreshing. Sometimes the perfection people like to show on blogs, facebook, twitter etc is exhausting and frankly, doesn't make anyone feel very good.

    Seriously? People were mean and insulting about your decor?? This is crazy. Imagine if we all liked exactly the same thing! Imagine trying to find your vehicle in a parking lot filled with silver honda crv's or all the same haircut or houses and so on. Small-minded fools.

    Love your blog.

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  123. I've been lurking a while and love your blog! You need the following:

    a manicure
    a few meals that are healthy and that require only a few minutes of heating. Google that!
    a deep conditioning treatment at the salon
    a glass of wine :)

    You're doing a great job and I think we all feel like we're on a hamster wheel sometimes.......

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  124. I've been lurking a while and I love your blog! You need the following:

    a manicure
    a few healthy meals that freeze and only need to be warmed up. Working at home means someone can take the freezer bags out of the freezer and let them defrost on the counter
    a deep conditioning treatment at the salon
    a glass of wine! :)

    I think we all feel like we're on the hamster wheel sometimes......you're doing a good job momma!

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  125. It is hard to fit everything into the day. I don't know how you manage to post as often as you do.

    I read some of the things that were said about your sense of style (I actually found your site via the SM thread), and while I agree with some of what was said, I admire you for having your own sense of style and letting it shine. Who cares if people find it tacky? It's you, and it's endearing.

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  126. I don't even have kids {yet?} and the amount of stuff I think about that needs to be done at all times, exhausts me! I, too, have a hard time sitting still at home. Just keep swimming!

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  127. Just wanted you to know that I love your blog and I'm so glad you haven't given it up! While I love the fitness stuff, it is really the other stuff that makes me relate to you. I too feel overwhelmed by my kiddos and just want to potty in peace some days...tmi. But you get what I mean. I also LOVE all your crazy, eclectic décor and while pink is not my fave color I so feel you on the turquoise and chevron! Keep up the good work and don't let others drag you down. You rock!

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  128. Well I love ya no matter how dirty your house is (as I'm sitting in an unclean house myself) ;). Keep your head up and just keep doing your thing! Because there are soooooo many of us that appreciate you more than you'll know!

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  129. You are awesome! Keep up the awesomeness!!!! xo

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  130. Seriously, people talk shit about your decor?! Gah, give me a break.
    You truly are superwoman/supermom! You keep on with your bad self, mama!

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  131. loved this post with all the randomness :) Please don't let the haters dish your style.. clearly they weren't raised with manners, i think you rock!

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  132. With all the "hate" going around the past week I wanted to share this youtube video with you and mama. This guy does makeup videos but thought you would like it!


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmIPD2ymGpA

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  133. I just love Megan - your real and everything you mentioned I struggle with too - especially the kids school stuff. Hugs and love to my fav.

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  134. Aussie 3 minute miracle for that fried hair. I am a hairstylist and I still recommend Aussie 3 minute miracle. Don't tell anybody! lol!

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  135. Shocked that I am the first commenter, because I think so many people can relate to this post! I have zero children and still find it hard to cook, clean, work, workout, eat healthy, etc. etc. The truth is we all do our best. I personally love your decorating, but my apartment before we got married was super girly and it called it rainbow vomit so I've toned it down since we've lived together. You are such an inspiration and I could give two s**ts if you have one or one hundred piles of laundry on the floor.

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  136. Don't let the man get you down.. or catty bitches...

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  137. Ditto to ALL of what you said girl. You're not alone!!!

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  138. You're cool as fuck & totally a superwoman! :)

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  139. Girl, don't let the negative comments bother you! I def have the opposite taste in home decor thank you do (I am extremely minimalist/lazy) but I love your posts on decorating anyway. You can re-wire lighting, for eff's sake! That is bad ass.

    Keep writing!

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  140. I love your decor! Might not be exactly what I would do but I think it's awesome and gives people ideas they can build upon! Besides, who cares what others think? They don't live there!

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  141. I think you might have posted this while I was in Vegas (or immediately after my Vegas trip)? Either way, I'm just seeing it now and I have to respond to two things.

    1. I love your style. Love it. Our house would never ever look like that because I'm pretty sure Pete would burn it down before he let me paint any trim or wood furniture. Our style is more I don't know...incidental? Middle of the road? But even though our houses look nothing alike, I can at least admire how creative and fun your style is. I love reading about your projects and I'm always so impressed by what you come up with. And I will never forget a comment you left on my post about how we're putting in even more unfashionable oak trim. You said, "Hey, it's your house and you can put oak planks up if you want." I don't know why, but that note of support made such a huge impact for me and I didn't feel nearly as shy posting about our decor. I guess I'm just hoping to return the favor. It's your house and those women can enjoy their West Elm catalogs all they want, but at least you're bold enough to have your own style!

    2. I have to confess about commenting too: I usually only comment on other blogs that comment back. Which is stupid, because I still read blogs I like even if there are no reciprocated comments, but at some point I decided to just use my interactions to get interaction on my own blog. It's almost like a business transaction now. That's not to say I don't really like the relationships I've built with other commentors, but I do feel guilty and I feel like my comments are less "pure". When I found your blog, I just commented because I was excited. I was surprised when you commented back! I'm still a fan, but now I feel like I comment for other reasons. Just wanted you to know you're not the only one feeling guilty! :)

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