navigating life by meg

pardon the spotty posts these last couple of weeks. as you can imagine, things around here have been a movin' and a shakin'. not to mention an overall lack of inspiration i am feeling lately. in my desperate attempt to re-invigorate my creative side, i perused convoy and thought it never fails to remind me how simplicity can invigorate your ability to see things differently.

during this brief period of quiet indulgence, i thought a lot about this new phase of my life as a mom of two, career focused, passionate about writing and art and realized that the last week has made my purpose a little muddled. i have created a bit of a perfect storm in my own mind. feeling a bit lost like most moms do when someone comes in to their home to help them. i have never been one to take help easily, not because i don't want it but because i don't know how to accept it. its in no attempt to receive some golden medal for being the girl who works, cleans, takes care of the kids and all other aspects of life but rather it keeps my mind busy and has simply been all i know. 

our nanny has shown me this week that there are other people who have a genuine interest in helping me, who can love my children, look out for their well being and share a mutual interest in the organization of my home. knowing i have this help, one would assume that my time could be freed for blogging, catching up on sweet nothings for myself but instead, i felt a little paralyzed. i am finding a whole new meaning to learning everyday. sometimes they are little things that help us grow and in my case right now, its big. its change that i can see will shape a different way to navigate life.

when days remain by meg

the last 48 hrs have been a new little world for us. with our nanny having joined us on monday, we are all adjusting to having help around home and of course the babe is warming her heart to this special person who will care for her as i return to work. i am already appreciating the little bits of cleaning, laundry and support our nanny has offered in her short time here. her efforts have allowed me to catch up on things i have not done for myself in a very long time. even more so, i see the tremendous value a new relationship will provide for the baby. she is a mamas girl and could snuggle in to my chest all day long. 

our summer was by no means stellar weather wise but i had heaps of time with the girls that makes me oh so grateful. as we all embark on this next little chapter, i am thanking my lucky stars for the help, support and friendships that make being a working mama the best life i could ask for! 

making lists + organizing life by meg

happy friday everyone! so truth be told, i have been feeling a little slow lately. not sure if this winding down of summer is making me feel a little lag or whats up, but i knew i needed to kick it in high gear.

what i love most about being at work is my ability to get really focused and i am a die hard list maker. i live for my little black book and my calendar and i am completely giddy when my email inbox says zero. i lost a little bit of that 'business' side to me while i have been off with the babe and i am bringing it back with a vengeance. today, i sat down after camp drop off and starting making my to do lists. i carved out time to build a family calendar that will keep us on track for programs in the fall, work and personal commitments. it was such a positive experience that left me feeling a little more in check of our daily affairs. with our nanny starting on Monday, my little mind feels a little less over occupied with how to make the transition smoother- i think we are off to a good start. 

have a fantastic weekend everyone, there are only a couple left before summer officially comes to an end! eeeeeeek.

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creatives of instagram with @blushshop by meg

ladies, meet Michele- the talented and ultra stylish gal who owns the sweetest fashion shop just outside Toronto. Blush houses the perfect lines of carefully curated fashion and the shop itself is an interior delight. I was inspired the moment i found the blush shop instagram. Michele has a real talent for combining fashion, accessories and vignettes that tell a little story in each image she posts. There is this perfect element of showcasing all the things you may want adorning your closet with an artistic flare in every day musings. have a little read to learn more about michele and be sure to follow her here.  

Lets Talk Instagram

When did you snap your first instagram?

I stumbled across instagram a few years ago. I loved the idea of the app and being able to change the photo filters.. I really didn't know too much about it...except that it was fun. I think the first pic I posted was of my dog. 

What do you love most about the community?

 Instagram is constantly inspiring me.. so I love that about it. I have met some great people and connections through it and I love that everyone is so supportive with their comments! 

What inspires your images?

Usually my pics are inspired by cute outfits, fun props, pretty lighting and fresh flowers. Those few things just keep me going! 

How would you best describe your creative style?

My creative style..well.. I'm a virgo. I make lists..lots of lists.. and I like the details...all the details. I also have a side of me where I'm a little spontaneous.. and just run with an idea or decide one morning... I'm just going to do a window display or do a style shoot! I like to mix it up and have fun getting creative! 

Does Instagram act as a platform for your business or blog or is it just for fun?

Even though I started out using Instagram for fun.. it's definitely become a platform for my business. I am such a visual person.. so it's an excellent way to show Blush goodies & creating fun vignettes! 

Lets Talk About You.

Where do you live?

I live in Guelph.. an hour outside of Toronto with my husband, Sean and our fur babies. 

Favorite restaurant in your city?

I love to eat at the Delihi Bistro in Guelph. Such a quaint little spot with delicious food! 

Your favourite food?

My favourite food... probably Mexican.. I love good guacamole! 

What is your favourite sunday activity?

Sundays are my favourite day of the week. It's the one day I have away from the shop to do my own thing. I love when I am able to spend some time perusing the antique market! 

Your go to creative outlet?

I have so many favourite creative outlets ...but I would say my favourite and most addictive is Instagram! 

Favourite Trip?

South of France. 

Your biggest accomplishment?

I feel running my own business, Blush is definitely my biggest accomplishment. We've been in business almost 10 years! Whew! 

Morning or Night Person?

I can't sleep in! I am totally a morning person. I love to get up early and enjoy a full day ahead.

Your favourite music?

 I like all kinds of music. To be honest.. I do love a little Disco!  

Your go to fashion staple?

shoes.. I just can't pick one pair... I'm a shoe gal! I feel they can change up an outfit entirely! 

autumn on my mind by meg


so as much as i would love to desperately deny the fact that summer is winding down, so goes the changing of the seasons. the undeniable joy of entering fall is the fashion. I'm taking a little time to revamp my wardrobe next week before heading back to work and thought i would share a little bit of what i am coveting right now. 

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