2 Years

 

 

THE BEST TWO YEARS!

 

Click here to watch the full anniversary video: YouTube

 

Jaleel is so special to me. I can’t even imagine my life without him. So grateful life led together. Considering all of the places he has lived and played I believe in destiny for sure. Fate made sure he had enough time in Utah so we could fall in love. I am also very grateful that through long distance and whatever life brings us nothing will tear us apart.

 

 

XOXO Meggy G

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Party planner in the making..

I have always loved a good party. Not just fun but well decorated. As I have gotten older it has become more and more of a hobby for me.

I am thrilled that my brother got engaged and had the BEST time decorating their engagement party last weekend.

 

Here are a few party tips I have learned over the year:

  • The Dollar Store is your BEST friend.
    • I purchased frames, bins, trays so that the serving table would match and some balloons there.
  • Balloons are the perfect touch- the huge ring balloons are from Amazon. They are more expensive than most but they were too cute to pass up. I took them to the grocery store to blow up because it is cheaper than Zurchers.
  • Pictures are a reusable item- more is better!
    • I love to print tons of pictures. Even if I did not use them all I knew I could give them to Tyler & Tayja to save for future parties or just to look at on a rainy day.
    • I used some frames from around my house as well as some I bought from Walmart / Dollar store. I am a sucker for a nice frame but these worked out perfect and went with my color scheme.
  • Amazon & Etsy can make any vision become your reality. (If you are willing to put in the time to search & search haha)
    • The Tyler & Tayja wooden sign is my favorite. I swear I almost cried when I got that. I slapped some Shiny Golden paint and bam it was a statement piece.

Also, don’t forget to take pictures of everyone & everything at any party. It makes the memories last.

 

XOXO

 

Megan G.

Life Lessons of 2017

#1- Grad school is hard… lol (But it is preparing me for the harder things to come.)

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I honestly miss my time in Logan during my undergrad. I think in each chapter of my life I have forgotten to appreciate the beauty or simplicity of it.

High school my biggest worry was drill practice or my speech homework.

Then in college, I had to learn how to live on my own & I worked maybe 15 hours a week. I thought that was soooo challenging. Balancing work, boys, school, life and making sure my laundry was kept up.

Now during graduate school I am trying to maintain my house, work and stay up with my school work. Sometimes I get sooooo stressed out. But, it is just teaching me how to prioritize my time. Choosing wisely what events to or not to attend, making sure I make time to take care of myself and still completely my daily checklists.

In work, school and life I always make checklists.

Anyway I learned that I have to try to find joy in the chaos because as my life continues my stress will increase and each moment might just feel like the craziest thing ever.

#2- Dog mom life is not all roses and daises:

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I have never raised a dog. I really never liked dogs before I got Jazz Bear. I have been blessed because he is overall a really good dog. But, I am a very average dog mom when it comes to training. I learned that my lack of consistency with his training has not done him any favors. In 2018, I hope to crack down on his training, work on his recall and help him overcome his fears of new people.

#3- Traveling is addictive:

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I feel lucky that I got to travel as much as I did this year. I learn so much from each new place that I get to visit.. but, lets be honest at the end of each trip I am planning the next one. HAHA I am really excited for all the traveling adventures that 2018 has in store for me.

 

 

Lover of Love.

My entire life I have been so in love with love.

Growing up I found myself obsessing over the Disney princesses love stories.

I latched on to any romantic comedy that was on TV.

Sang my heart out to any love song.

I love.. LOVE! Always have & always will.

I have a big heart that has been worn on my sleeve always. Sometimes it has had downsides but life has never changed that about me.

It has been hard to be a hopeless romantic in my generation. Not everyone values romance and connections anymore.

Luckily life rewarded me with a sweet man who protects the heart I wear on my sleeve.

I could not be more grateful for him or for the joy that his love brings into my world.

He lives in Romania right now so we are super long distance lovers.

AKA I will probably always write about missing him. But, dang it is nice to have someone to miss this much.

 

Party Time

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I LOVE birthdays.

I enjoy celebrations, parties, dinners, gifts.. everything to do with birthdays.

Over the weekend I was luckily enough to get to plan a party for my favorite person.

This is Tayja. She is my brother’s girlfriend but also one of my best friends. I decorated my house, got all the drinks and snacks & had everyone get dressed up!
Girls LOVE to get dolled up but, sometimes it takes having that special reason to do so.

 

It was a perfect night of singing, dancing & lots of pictures!!

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Before we went out we went to THE cutest boutique ever. Like Tayja’s top is to die for!!!

It is called Spoiled Boutique. They have cute, unique outfits that are fairly priced!

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Too much fun. I would for sure replay this night if I could!

 

About Me

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I used to LOVE to blog.

During my undergrad at Utah State many years ago I started a blog.

It was fun to have somewhere to express myself — some form of creative escape.

I lost sight of time and was always “too busy”. So, here I am again 5-6 years later and ready to blog again.

I live in SLC, UT. Born and raised. Utah is all I know.. haha

I have the cutest German Shepherd named Jazz Bear. He is a little over a year old. He is my sidekick!

Hence the name– I am a HUGE Utah Jazz fan.

I have the sweetest boyfriend in the world. He is currently far, far away and we are doing long distance. It is so worth it because it is hard to find real, genuine people these days. Destiny led us together and nothing could tear us apart. He travels for work so I get to go lots of places and expeirnce things I never thought imaginable. All with my lover by my side.

I love my family, friends and I feel grateful to live such a fun life!

I love a lot of things– so, this blog will kind of embody all of my favorite things!

 

 

 

 

Bubble Baths

What is the BEST thing to do after a long day of work?

BUBBLE BATH IT UP.

I really enjoy unwinding after a long day. It is therapeutic and so very necessary.

I am a high strung human living a high strung life. I wear myself out because I am a ball of energy always on the go.

My baths aren’t complete without:

  • A bath bomb
  • Lots of candles to set the aimbiance
  • Dr. Teal’s Epsom salt
  • A good book.

Right now I am reading “The Self-Love Experiment” by Shannon Kaiser. So far, I LOVE IT! It has great reminders about self-love and self-care. We have to be aware of how we are treating our body and speaking about ourselves.

Life will treat you better if you treat yourself with love.

It is easy in our day and age to be overcritical. We live in a world of perfection– we strive for perfection, post our perfectly posed photos and only share the best parts of our world.

It is good to remind yourself that you HAVE to love yourself..imperfections and all.

After any bath I like to put on my Stress Relief Lotion from Bath & Body Works. It has eucalyptus and smells amazing!!!!

 

Don’t forget to take time for yourself each and everyday. We can’t pour from a glass that is half full. You must take time to check in with yourself, make sure you are happy & rested and most importantly if you don’t take care of yourself who will?