i still love the dining room by meg

i am completely aware that the dining room has gone through a 'have or not to have' phase over the years. a more traditional room for entertaining, often homeowners have felt like it is a waste of space considering how under utilized it often has been. the emergence of open concept, modern spaces however, have allowed for a perfect adaptation in to the dining room. not always a dedicated space outside the kitchen, it is sometimes the only space for people to eat. we have seen more formal tables enter the kitchen area and on the contrary, more casual furniture in the dedicated dining room. i am all for the dedicated space. i like to see an area in a home that allows for something a little more special from the every day without feeling fussy. 

i say light the candles, dim the lights and enjoy the company of others in a simple space that makes people feel at home. 

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bits + pieces by meg

happy monday everyone! i am in crunch time on a big project with work right now which means that some other things are falling off my radar. most recently my house feels like things are a little unruly. the inevitable stress that comes with the working mom, after school programming and trying to squeeze in time to work out means i have been too exhausted to think about things around home. that was until this weekend. i knew with the work that i needed to accomplish, i wood be clouded by my surroundings not feeling settled so i took the day on saturday to do a small overhaul. cleaned out closets, rearranged things and gave every room a really good cleaning. it's not 100% yet but i am feeling much better going in to a month that has a lot of travel and very little time at home in general. 

i miss my babies a lot these days but squeeze them oh so extra tight when i come home at the end of the day. i often only have 1-2 hrs max in a day with the girls from the time i am home from work to when they go to sleep. my commitment to them is to be 100% present during that time. this is also why i have let go of a few things around home because if weekends are my time with them, i need to make it the best possible. 

 

bits + pieces by meg

happy monday y'all! there is most definitely a chill in the air that meant hauling out the winter jackets, hats and mitts. j and i celebrated our 7 year anniversary this weekend with a perfect little date in the city. from the day we met, one of our favourite things to do together was shop. i married a rather stylish dude who doesn't sulk at the thoughts of spending a day in and out of stores with me. i credit it to his life growing up with two sisters. after shopping we had a great dinner which always means chats that allow us to think and talk in a cohesive manner vs the child induced broken conversations. sunday we decorated for halloween and ran errands. i baked cookies and did some tidying. there is no shortage of work in my evenings and my weekdays are very limited in terms of my time with the girls so it was nice to quite simply have fun! 

lippy love by meg

i am the girl who has an obscene amount of lip- sticks- gloss- slip -butter..you name it, i have it. i am completely envious of flawless complexion and am the biggest advocate of healthy glowing skin which includes the best facials and products along with good quality make up. although not a big make up wearer myself ( i prefer the dewy fresh look ) i will never deny a bold lip. in fact i think it compliments a bare faced look very well. i almost never wear make up based on my outfit but rather based on my mood. thats where this little round up of my favourites is my best recommendation for any girl looking to have a little sugar and spice for any occasion. i am wearing Nars Funny Face in the photo above. All of these can be found at Sephora.