Tuesday, July 17, 2018

5 Random Facts You May Not Know About Me!

Most of you that read my blog know me! Some of you know me better than others. I like to think that I am a pretty normal person, at least at times. There are times I do question that? Don't we all? I thought it would be fun to share a few random things you may not know me about me!! 

1. I am an only child and the only grandchild on both sides!! On my dad's mom side, I am not the only one but on his dad's side, I am the only grandchild! (and no I am not that spoiled!) Growing up, I never really gave it any thought, but as I have gotten older, it is extremely strange that I am the only 1.

2. My first job was work at Sunrise Honda at the parts counter!! Yup that's right, parts girl right here! Spark plug anyone?  What's even better I was 14 when I started!! I worked there through most of high school, and it's funny because my Dad says some of his customers still ask about me!! Guess, I was a good parts girl! 

3. I have a small obsession with Disney! Not just the mouse, but anything Disney! Every movie, every song, character, all the merchandise..You name it and I love it! This started when I was a small child! Call me weird, but Disney World is one of my favorite places to be. (Actually counting down the days until we go back)  I love the smells, the sounds, and just everything about it.  Wonder if they would hire me? I would be a great park greeter! 

4. I have battled depression and anxiety most of my life!! At one time, I was extremely embarrassed and ashamed of this, but now it's just who I am. It's just something that I deal with.  As I have gotten older, I have learned more of what triggers my anxiety and what things I can do to manage it. One thing that I have learned is that I am not alone! So many people battle this, and the best thing is to be there for others who are going through it! 

5. My favorite song in the whole wide world is Beast of Burden by The Rolling Stones! Can't really explain why, I just have always loved this song. It makes me happy! oh and Hello....hints the name Jagger  :) 

Well.....there are my random things!! Did you learn anything or are you a lucky one who already knew all this??? If you are, I am pretty sure I was thanking God for you this morning! 
Hope everyone has a super blessed day!
Lots of love..

Monday, July 16, 2018

Challenge 1: Concert Outfit from Wal-Mart!

Hey Everyone!! It's been a week or so since I have been on here and I have a lot to share! I won't dish it out all at one time, so I will start with the one I am the most excited about!  A couple of weeks ago, I figured I would start something new on my blog..Challenges! I always like a good challenge. So basically, I will take a challenge and see what I can come up with. I am thinking recipes, decorating, crafting, outfits....whatever comes to mind! I would love for some of you to give me a challenge and see what we can come up with!
My first challenge was to find a concert outfit from Wal-Mart!!! Wal-Mart has recently stepped up their game on a lot of things, so I was excited to get started on this one. So in rare Megan fashion, I loaded up my side kick- Allyson, gave Hudson the fully charged cellphone (thanks YouTube kids), and walked into Wal-Mart ready to shop! I'm really mad at myself because I completely forgot to get pictures while we were there. I blame that on Hudson having my phone, but he was really good the whole time, so we will take that as a win!
After two hours in the store this is what we came up with........

This super cute plain white tank, and these cropped jeans!! Total price less than $20!!!! Tank was $5 and jeans were $13 and some change!! I absolutely love this tank and have bought it in more colors. It is a great staple and I plan on wearing it in the fall with cardigans. I did buy a small in the tank and as you can see I still had room to tie it up! I have bought the medium in another color just to have a more relaxed look!  In the jeans, I ended up with a 6. They are high wasted, and I was a little worried about them,  but they were super comfortable. I love the detail on them, and the frayed bottoms give it that extra touch.  I will for sure wear them again.
My shoes were shoes I already had. I found two cute pairs but they didn't have my size, so I just decided to wear what I had.

Challenge 1 complete! I am ready to take on my next challenge. If you have a challenge that you would like to suggest let me know!!
Hope everyone had a super blessed day!
Lots of love......

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Family, Friends, and Fireworks!

4th of July!! One of my favorite holidays! What's better than family, friends, fireworks and good food??
Growing up, the 4th was a HUGE ordeal for my family! My dad would take off the whole week of the 4th. We would pack up, and head "home". "Home" is what we called Strawberry! Strawberry is where my grandma Margie, and my uncles live. (Bennie and Pop live here now! Several years ago, they decided to  leave Searcy where we lived for over 20 years and moved  back "home") This is the town my dad is from, and about 15 miles away is Cave City, which is where my mom is from!  If you have never heard of Strawberry, don't feel bad, not many people have. Its a super small town that if you are not paying attention you will blink and miss it! 
Anywho... We would load our bags, four wheelers, tents and fireworks and head "home". The whole week was spent swimming in the creek, camping, shooting fireworks, and eating lots of good food! There would be times as many as 50 people would be on the farm visiting and hanging out. Lots of good memories. We don't spend a week down at the farm anymore, but every year this holiday brings back so many precious memories for me.  I am glad that my boys love to celebrate the 4th and hope that when they get older they will look back and have good memories also. 

Hope everyone had a super blessed 4th!! 
Lots of love....

Monday, July 2, 2018

Celebrating Us

Almost every year around our anniversary, we spend one night in Memphis to celebrate! This weekend was our weekend to celebrate. We stayed at The Peabody, which was so cool! If you have never stayed, I suggest trying it at least once. There is so much history, and getting to see the ducks was fun!  Now, we normally stay at Harbor Inn, but they were booked for the weekend. The rooms were nothing special, but the atmosphere was great!! Such an old southern feel, and since everything has ducks on it, it was right up our alley! Duck pillows, duck blankets, duck soap, ducks everywhere! Yes, we get excited over the small things! ;)  The trip was short and sweet, but it was filled with great music, amazing food (Automatic Slims for brunch Saturday, Itta Bena for supper on Saturday, and Majestic Grille for brunch on Sunday!! All of them highly recommended!) , and most importantly time for US! Cheers to 10 years and can't wait to see what God has in store for the next 10 years!!

Hope everyone has a blessed day!
Lots of love...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Decade With You!

10 years ago today, we said "I DO". Two tiny words that have such a BIG meaning. These two words have brought us through so many memories in a short ten years. Last night I was laying in bed, thinking about all the memories and I was brought to tears! There have been so many good times! So many laughs! Vacations. 2 precious Boys. Pets (I've lost count)  A new house. New jobs.  Several not so good times. Loss. Heartache, and Uncertainty.  
I am oh so grateful for those two words we both said before God and our family.  Here's to the next 10 years and many more pages in our book!! 

I love you to the moon, Matthew Cohn! Thank you for doing life with me! 
Hope everyone has a super blessed day!
Lots of love..