positive.

Wow.  Have I ever been MIA lately.  But I have a good reason - let me explain...
                                                                                                                                 

The term positive can be described for a variety of things.  I'd like to think that I've always been a positive person.  I see the glass half full most of the time.  But sometimes, life can throw curve balls and we find it hard to stay positive all of the time.  But, on the other hand, life can be so positive that we feel almost ready to explode from sheer joy.

And that sheer joy is what I've been feeling as of late.

You see, this past year and a half has brought so much positiveness to my life.  Life has just been so darn lovely -  I met a boy, fell madly in love and got married in Hawaii with the people we love most in this world as our witnesses.  I gained a stepson and have enjoyed my new role as wife and stepmother tremendously.

I truly have felt blessed beyond words.  That is, until the ultimate in positive happened on December 17, 2014....

I happened upon two positive pregnancy tests.

That's right, we found out we're expecting  and I am now 14 weeks and 5 days along and due in August!  Life doesn't get much more positive then that!


We're excited, nervous, overjoyed, happy, scared and blessed beyond words.

Seriously, I didn't think life could get anymore positive and then this little miracle happened and life got 100% sweeter.

 xo, Megan

red.



Happy 2015 all!  I can't believe we'll already nearing the end of January!  Time sure flies by....

Lately, I've been all about comfort.  Leggings, cozy sweaters, roomy knits, blanket scarves and boots have all been on the top of my list as of late.  There's nothing quite like being cozy in the Winter months.

And this purse, guys.  So pretty!  I love the color, the style, the gold hardware - so, so cute!


[outfit details]
Shirt: Gap / Boots: Winners (old) / Scarf: Aritzia / Bag: c/o Oasap / Watch: Relic (similar)


 

 

Linking up today with Style Lixir / Bless Her Heart Y'all / Why I Do deClaire / 
Walking in Memphis in High Heels / The Fashion Canvas

 xo, Megan

new year.


Happy New Year everyone!

Here's to a year of old dreams, new dreams and dreams coming true!

 xo, Megan

merry.


....from my little family to yours.

You know what I feel today?  Complete and utter peace.  Like this exact moment, in this exact place, with these exact people, is EXACTLY where I'm supposed to be this Christmas.   It feels like one of those moments where I'd like to just bottle up and save forever and ever.  It's just that good.

I feel so blessed, fortunate, happy, excited, loved, content. And while, I'm sure there are a few presents under the tree for me, I just feel like I have everything I could ever want or need sitting right here beside me.

My two boys are my everything and some how, this Christmas, santa brought me exactly what I wanted and needed most in my life.  Or maybe it was God or some power of the universe I am unaware of.  But whatever it is,  I gotta send a little gratitude out into the world because it's this moment and every other moment this year and the people that have shared in those moments that remind me how beautiful life really is.

So Merry Christmas and, in fact, Happy Everything.  
Because, really, happiness is what makes life so beautiful.

 xo, Megan

wedding - the next day.

As promised, here's a look at the photoshoot we did the day after our wedding.  To say that we love our pictures is an understatement!

If you haven't seen our ceremony pictures, you can take a look at them here.  Also, our photographer was Bill Stockwell and if you're ever looking for a photographer in Maui we'd recommend him for sure.





















Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas) from my family to yours!

xoxo

(Linking up today with Bless Her Heart Y'allStill Being Molly)

 xo, Megan

gift guide - coziness.

I don't know about you but I love anything and everything cozy in the Winter.  There's nothing quite like cozying up on the couch with a cup of tea, a warm pair of flannel pjs and some slippers on a cold Winter's night.  And another thing I love, getting any of these cozy things for Christmas (ahem, husband....).

gift guide - coziness.


turtleneck.


Is everyone ready for Christmas?

It's been so fun this year having a little one to buy for - he's five so we're right in that perfect stage where he believes wholeheartedly in Santa.  He's had an advent calendar that he opens everyday and is counting down each day with full anticipation and excitement of what's to come.

He told us the other day that he wanted to make a Christmas list for Santa (we better get on that!) but that he wasn't going to make the list too long as he didn't want to be greedy - gotta love him and those Berenstain Bear books for teaching him not to be greedy!

On Thursday, we're taking him to see the Christmas train that is pulling into our city that evening.  He loves trains and Christmas lights so put them together and you've got yourself a pretty spectacular evening on your hands (well, for a five year old at least!).

Christmas through the eyes of a child - it really is the best.

Want to know another thing I'm loving this Christmas....turtlenecks.  That's right.  There's just something so warm and cozy about a turtleneck - plus there's no need for a necklace or anything so makes for a pretty easy outfit!


{outfit details}
Jeans: Forever 21 (old) / Sweater: Forever 21 / Booties: Kenneth Cole Reaction / 
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Earrings: Club Monaco



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 xo, Megan