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September 13, 2010

Mingle Monday

Welcome back! Mingle Monday was slightly delayed, but no worries... it's here!

For those of you who are new, the Mingle Monday blog hop is a great way for you to get your blog's name out there and also discover new blogs! Mingle Monday is open from today until Wednesday at midnight.

.:: Pretty Please ::.

...keep spreading the word about Mingle Monday!
Perhaps mention it at the bottom of one of your posts? I want to make sure that it keeps growing so that everyone gets new people visiting their blogs every single week!

I challenege each person to invite a few new blog friends - imagine if everyone brought a few new people... WOO! New followers for you! :)


How to enter the party:

1) Must be a [Life of Meg] follower to participate.

**If not a follower yet, please click the follow button on the right hand side to be elligible!**

2) Scroll down to the bottom of this blog and click on the link to enter.

3) Add a cute picture and your blog's name.

4) Voila! You're ready to mingle!

How to play:

1) Click on other blogs' thumbnails and go visit their blog.

2) Leave them a comment saying hello from the [Life of Meg] Mingle Monday.

3) Come back and leave a short encouraging review of the 2 blogs you visited!

4) Feature Mingle Monday in a blog post for your chance to be featured on my Weekly Must Reads - I send my readers YOUR WAY! Please leave me your post URL link via comment - so easy!

5) FUN FACT (new this week!):
In a comment, please leave me the name of the movie you are most excited to see this fall/winter and when it comes out! I would love to check these movies out! :)


** The linky is open until Wednesday at midnight (CST)... so get mingling! **

Happy Mingling!


  1. Hello Lovely Followers!

    You guys are just pure sunshine in my day... thank you!

    In order to follow this week's FUN FACT rule, I am dying to see the documentary "Waiting for Superman" which launches into select theaters on Sept. 24th!

    Check it out:

    .:: Have a Happy Monday! ::.

  2. Happy Monday!

    I am excited to see Social Network, which comes out on Oct. 1, and Easy, but I'm not sure when it comes out.

    Today, I visited An Inquiring Mind. I love her blog layout, and she now has me hooked on Swagbucks!

    I also stopped by Southern in the City, which is an incredibly cute blog. I think part of me has always wanted to be a southern gal, so I enjoy being able to live it out through her blog! :-) Plus her Buffalo Chicken casserole looks to die for!

  3. Ah! I couldn't even tell you what in theaters in the States right now, I'm so out of the loop! Do I have to do this?! haha I can tell you, though, that here on the other side of the world, I am excited for Netflix to deliver "Letters To Juliet"! Does that count?! Pretty please?! :)

    I visited 1} The Bird in Boots: what a CUTE name! And her current post had me at "cupcakes". Yes, please! She also writes about DIY projects & books. Love it!

    Then, I visited 2} Sweet Pea in the Kitchen. Who would have thought: it's run by the same gal! Great recipes here!

    I ♥ Mingle Monday!


    I checked out

    AN INQUIRING MIND: which was a bit fun. I learned something new about the world of weight watchers and the BLOGGER herself actually is a figure skater and also does SYNCHRONIZED skating which sounds so difficult I would never dare even try. LoL

    Southern in the City: just what I needed to start my day. A blog on FOOD! Fresh apples to be exact. I loved the pig race and the piggies looked so cute, I kinda want one as a pet. And the apple dishes she mentions at the end have me wanting a slice of apple pie for breakfast today. I will certainly be satisfying this craving tonight!! AHHHH sooo excited.

    Thanks for having me :)...

    I don't really know of any movies coming out that I want to see but here is one I'm excited to be released to the DOLLAR MOVIE:

    TAKERS- a bunch of attractive men acting out and acting bad. PAUL WALKER was at one time an obsession of mine so I am really excited to see this film :)


  5. I visited Sweet Pea in the Kitchen and now want to make several of the recipes she's posted!

    I also visited Southern in the City and just loved her pictures and the recipe she'd posted! Her post about fall = my feelings exactly! :)

  6. I stopped by the Fate of Amber, she's very brave and doing a 30 Days of Truth Challenge which I think is amazingly brave!

    Also Amanda & Don im still reading through about their adventures here in Europe!

  7. Love the cotton candy pic so cute!

    This week I visited
    Sweet Pea in the kitchen, she has some great recipes, and yummy pictures to go along with them! I'll have to check back to steal some of the things she makes.

    I also checked out one sassy vixen
    Her post about her husband making a fort out of their bed is so cute.

  8. Well, I already saw "Going the Distance", but I am looking forward to "The Town" and "Social Network."

  9. Hello everyone! I just visited Poodleism. What good writing! I really liked "Friday Newsflash" with all the silly, albeit entertaining news info of the week.

    I also visited The Fate of Amber and it was intense! Love the honesty and posts that a lot of people can relate to.

    As far as movies that I'm excited to see...Tron, The Town, and The Social Network. Have a good week everybody!

  10. Thanks for hosting again Meg! Since I posted 2 blogs, I visited 4 today:

    -- Southern in the City -- cute pics, made me look forward to picking apples this fall

    -- Amanda & Don -- cute story about how she met her husband (which she met in the 6th grade!)

    -- Poodleism -- always love her funny posts. Thanks for the update on Gossip Girl!

    -- The Fashionable Wife -- she found some cute trendy clothes this weekend!

    There are 2 movies I want to see this fall: "You Again" and "Life as We Know It"

  11. Im back! I took a couple of weeks off bc mondays have been crazy over here.

    I also posted about Mingle Monday in my blog today:)

    As far as movies?Um HP!!!! Yah that one

  12. Happy Monday!
    The two movies I'm excited about seeing this fall are the Social Network, Easy A, and Life as we know it!

    This week I visited:

    Sweet Pea in the Kitchen: Her recipes look delicious and I'm excited about trying her recent "skinny girl" recipe- Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies! Yum!

    The Luckiest in Love: Her blog design is so cute! And I love that she celebrated her puppy's 1st birthday by getting a doggy cupcake! My dog makes the family christmas card too! :)

    Both blogs are very cute and I recommend visiting them! I hope everyone has a great week!!

  13. Hey blog friends! Happy Monday! As for the fun fact, I'm not sure which movies I'm looking forward to. I think "The Social Network" could be interesting, but I'm skeptical of it being too embellished....

    This week I visited:

    1. Northwest Betty: Love the whole layout, so clean and simple. Also, delish-looking eats that I definitely will make.

    2. The luckiest in love: I feel like she's a kindred spirit puppy mom, also check out her Etsy shop for some cute bride-y things!

    Shout out here:

  14. Happy Monday mingling everyone! :)
    This week I visited:
    *Southern in the city: Her recent weekend trip to an apple orchard in northern Georgia makes me want to pick apples and see some pig races! Adorable blog with great pictures!
    *Thanks for that info Aimee: Great blog with a run down of the fun going on in her life (that includes her boyfriend, good books, and football!).

    Both blogs are worth a visit! :)

  15. I visited :

    1) Sweet Pea in the Kithcen... I am super excited about following this blog now because she puts recipes up. She also organizes them in different tabs. That is perfect because I am trying to become slightly more domesticated so now I can look on here for recipes. They all look sooo yummy

    2) Southern in the City. The name is what drew me in and her awesome blog design and content is what had me subscribe and wnat more. I liked reading about going apple picking because that is what I use to do as a kid. I also cant wait to read more about her city life
    3) Twenty Something in the City. Gosh I guess I am on a city kick today. I can 100% relate to this blog because she is a super chill girl, she lives in Los Angeles (I live close to there), and she has a very authentic writing style. Yet another person I cant wait to read about their adventures

  16. Hello again! Can't believe it's already Monday.

    I read Amanda and Don and love her post on long distance- my husband and I did it for 5 years!

    I also really like Thanks for the info, Aimee. Too cute and I love her style of writing.

    I'll be plugging you in my post tonight :)

  17. I am so behind on movies I still want to see movies that just came out on dvd (and still have not rented) and I still am wanting to see Salt so I am extremely behind this year!!
    This week I visited Southern in the City and loved her "fall love" post which made me want to experience some fall weather for myself! Her blog design is fabulous! I also visited Down Time and enjoyed her post "Ode to Domino" as I was a huge Domino magazine fan and miss it as well!
    Have a fabulous week!

  18. Happy Monday Everyone!
    I really want to see the Romantics. I have no idea when it comes out, but I am reading the book right now and it is really good. I'm going to do a book review on it soon.
    So far, I have read 3 blogs, and I loved them all!
    1. Sweet Pea in the Kitchen has fantastic recipes that I am super excited to try.
    2. This life of Ours is absolutely precious! Her post about her naughty puppy reminded me of my naughty puppy! Plus the fact that her blog header is adorable.
    3. Southern in the City is a really cute blog. And she likes Project Runway (a personal obsession)!
    I am looking forward to reading more from all of these bloggers.

    Thanks for hosting, Meg!

  19. I visited Down Time, which was really down to earth, and I could totally relate to the her about unemployment! I plan to hang around and see what happens!

    Then I went over to the Amature Wife, which was adorable, and I am going to have to follow. Rellly sweet blog. Looking forward to the stories!

  20. New follower from Aimee! I plan on participating next week!!

  21. I visited Down Time which was great because I love decorating and Mad Men style items just as much as she does!

    I also visited Sweet Pea Kitchen and it looks like she has a great selection of recipes. I might even link to her tomorrow for my "Tasty Tuesday"!

    This is my first week participating and I think this is a great idea!

    Oh, and the movies I can't wait for are "The Town" and "Social Network"

  22. I visited Northwest Betty...I like her simple layout and her recipes with pictures.

    And the Amature Wife...very cute! Definately going to follow.

    See you all next week, thanks Meg!

  23. Loved This Life of Ours and The Amateur Wife. I just saw Inception and it rocked! It was actually the first time I've been to the movies in over a year. Our little bub (10 months) has kept us pretty busy ;)

  24. Fun Fact - I cannot wait for Easy A to come out this Friday. It looks so funny!!

    I stopped by The Fashionable Wife and definitely recommend it. She has such a cute sense of fashion and I'm so jealous she got Martha Stewart's Cupcakes - I've been wanting it for ages!

    I also loved The Amateur Wife - I'm a sucker for wedding/newlywed blogs and hers is so detailed and well laid out that it's a perfect read for someone like me :)

  25. Hello Mingle Monday. I'm glad to be back after taking a few weeks off because I was swamped. With that said here is who I visited.

    1. Courtney @ Keeping Up With Courtney: First of all I must admit that I was drawn to her blog because of the similarity between her blog title and one of my favorite shows ;-) Hint hint.... Kim Khloe Kourtney. But once there I knew I'd be back. Her blog is super cute and very similar to my own.

    2. Trish @ This Life of Ours: She has a love for puppies just like I do so I had to look into her blog more. Her pups are absolutely adorable and I'm looking forward to what she's going to write in the future.

    As for the fall movie I'm most excited about it has to go to "Life As We Know It". The previews look hilarious and heart touching at the same time.

  26. Totally forgot to leave the link to the post where I mentioned you!


    I visited SWEET PEA KITCHEN--I was hungry and now even more hungry!!! Her recipes looked fabulous--can't wait to try some!

    and ALSO, SOUTHERN IN THE CITY--her visit to the apple orchard has me craving our upcoming homeschool fieldtrip to the pumpkin farm!!

    As for movies, I'm so busy I have no clue what's out there--so I will be updating myself here as to what movies I need to go see!!

  28. i read starfish...loved the boots posted and the layout was awesome.

    and i also checked out the bird in boots. i saw some delicious cupcakes!

  29. Hello!

    I visited-

    Throw the Starfish Back. I was already excited about fall, but her list of reasons to be excited for the upcoming season got me even more anxious. I also love reading blogs of ppl in the same stages of life as I am. Great posts!


    Sweet Pea in the Kitchen. Her recipes seemed easy and healthy and I will def. be trying some out.

    I also mentioned Mingle Mondays in my most recent post!

  30. I visited Lindsey at The Amateur Wife, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I'm at a very similar place in my life- trying to be a good wife and figuring it all out! It's a whole new idea. Her pup Sawyer is a total cutie, but apparently quite mischievous!

    I also checked out Trish at This Life of Ours. Her most recent blog about eating out too much sounded like my own thoughts! I'll be excited to see her recipe sharing posts in the future.

    I mentioned mingle monday in my blog today!

    And, the movies I'm excited to see this fall:
    Jackass 3D (although I'm SO NOT into 3D, this hype is killing me...), HARRY POTTER!!, maybe Due Date, and Easy A.

  31. Gave you a shout out in my latest post. Also, linked to Sweet Pea Kitchen since her latest post is about one of my fave cookies!

  32. I hope I'm not too late! Love Mingle Monday!

    I visited This Life of Ours and am obsessed with the awesome house, the dogs and the cute blog in general.

    I also visited Holley over at Life Tinted Purple! She loves Savannah and Tybee too, which was quite exciting!

  33. I stopped by

    1) Downtime
    I enjoyed the “Photo Finds of the Day” and some great ideas for reduce, reuse, recycle.

    2) My Semi Charmed Life
    I really enjoyed the post on "Life before Google"... makes you think about how technology has changed so much.

    Stef @

  34. boo I missed it! Time difference!


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