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January 17, 2011

Mingle Monday - Who Wants Followers?!

Mornin' gorgeous gals!
I am coming to you live from my snuggly bed on this snowy Monday morning. In honor of MLK Jr., our office is closed in observance of this late hero.

So anyway, I am celebrating one more "weekend" day by staying in my jammies, snuggling with my puppy, and sipping coffee while Regis and Kelly are playing in the background.

Well, I couldn't be happier that you've chosen to keep me company on my lazy Monday. Who's excited to Mingle it up? Is your blog growing?


Let's let everyone know how much fun we're having! Please pay it forward by using the button below in one of your posts today. I can't tell you how much it MAKES MY DAY when I see posts with the Mingle Monday button in it... you guys are seriously the BEST!

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How To Mingle:

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

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

3) Go visit 2 other blogs saying hello from Mingle Monday!

4) Come back to [Life of Meg] and leave an encouraging review of the blogs you visited!!

5) Feel free to answer the weekly question...

** Who wore your favortie Golden Globe outfit last night? **


** MINGLE FAIR -- all blog & runs (not commenting) will be removed. **

** Open until Wednesday at midnight (CST) **




  1. Hi Meg! Sounds like you are having a super day off!
    Thank you as always for the 'mingle'. I've posted the button top right as always with it's own title. Off to Tweet and facebook about the hop and see if it drums up some more support.

  2. PS I didn't see the Golden Globes - it wasn't shown on British TV - am I disqualified now? :(
    How about if I say whatever the Glee people wore? Well, they won didn't they?

  3. Hello Meg, thanks for another Mingle Monday.
    Today I visited Casa de Cowan, she posted about the Golden Globes and her favorite outfits.
    Also I visited Across the Pond and she posted some very nice thoughts about religion and her beliefs, nice uplifting post!

    I didn't watch the Golden Globes but I saw the outfits on some website today, I guess my favorite was the one wore by Olivia Wilde.

    Have a great day!

  4. Hello Meg,
    I visited Casa de Cowan, she posted about her favorite Golden Globe outfits. And I love the color combo for her blog
    I also visited Across the Pond. She gave her views on religion. I also loved her layout. It was artsy yet simple.

  5. I went to "Seeking Starbucks"- funny and witty blog! I also went to "Accross the Pond" who has amazing photos and header on her blog. She also does this 30 day challenge which I am now thinking about doing as well!

  6. ok I also saw "Gator Tales" and her blog is so cute! I love the colors and the background and also the fact that we went to the same college! Yay!

  7. Stopped by "Creative Flair" - Love her art and crafts! They're so cute and inspiring. I feel like I should spend my day off doing a fun DIY project...

    Then I hit up Casa de Cowan and Hello - anyone else that gets excited for a Lilly P sale makes my day! Can't wait to follow her more...

    Last but not least I hit up "Such life in the tropics" and lets be real - she lives in the Grand Cayamans! HELLO. JEALOUS. Then she went on to have an awesome Hen night. OKay, jealous over here!

    Thanks for letting me participate Meg! <3 ya

  8. Happy Monday! SO jealous you're off work, enjoy it! Today I checked out:
    -Virginia Beach housewife - hi, most talented housewife ever. I'm super impressed by her curtain project
    - AOG Daily - I love her honest, no-nonsense writing. I think the blog is super cute!
    - Favorite Golden Globes Outfit? I think I have to pick Angelina Jolie. Her perfectness is sort of getting old though.
    - Mingle Monday shout out (and full fashion recap) here:

    Have a great week!

  9. Hi Meg! Thanks again for hosting Mingle Monday. Today I visited Desperately Seeking Starbucks, where she gave a review of The Social Network. It's my favorite movie of 2010, and I am so happy that it won {though she doesn't necessarily think the same}. I also visited Virginia Beach Housewife, who showed her beautiful new curtains. So ambitious, and they turned out great!

    And as for the question of the day...Mila Kunis! She looked absolutely incredible. The color was stunning on her!

    Anyway, I hope you all have a fantastic day!


  10. I visited "Simple Little Joys" & "Seeking Starbucks" basically because the names drew me to them and seemed like something I would be interested in.

    Simple Little Joys wrote about her morning routine and what she does that makes her feel like a lady, it was very inspiring. I decided to follow her! :) She also had her blog designed by the same girl who is in the process of designing mine!

    Seeking Starbucks - the name alone made me want to follow her, HA! She blogged about the movie "The Social Network" which I have not yet seen, yes I am so out of the loop, and mentioned she'd always save Justin Timberlake, which I so would too. Mmm, delicious! ;)

  11. I checked out VB Housewife and Gator Tales. They were great! I'm looking forward to more posts from both of them.

    And... I didn't watch the Golden Globes. ;)

  12. Today I visited Virginia Beach Housewife and Love is Home. Both ladies have delightful blogs!

    VB Housewife is the crafty wife that I wish I was (stenciling curtains? who thinks of such a great idea!) And she's at a similar stage in life as I am, so I appreciated looking over her earlier posts about mommyhood and life in general!

    And I really enjoyed Joelle's thoughts and pictures from Love is Home. She is sweet and witty, and loves her husband, which is always nice and sappy to read about. :)

    It's been a while! Glad I'm back today! :)

  13. I visited Trying to Throw My Arms Around The World. Loved the pregnancy tidbits...takes me back to those days
    I also visited facing 50. LOVED her yoga story.

    I watched the golden globes and allll the fashion recap stuff this morning with my day off. Liked Sandra bullock's dress but not the bangs!

  14. Loved the Golden Globes last night! My favorite was Olivia Wilde's dress.... so gorgeous!

    I visited 'A Day in the Life of Amber' where she did this vlog that showed her Texas accent! Love meeting other Texas bloggers :)

    I also looked at 'Happy Girls are the Prettiest' where she talked about inner beauty. Her blog is so cute!

    Happy Monday! I too have the day off so I have been laying in bed all morning doing NOTHING! so delightful :)

  15. I visited A Day in the Life of Amber - so excited to find another Texas blogger, plus just did the dialect vlog, which is like my favorite thing right now!

    I also stopped by Throw the Starfish Back... just such a cute blog, and she has a wonderful writing voice!

    As for the Golden Globes, I thought Natalie Portman looked absolutely lovely! Maybe it was the whole pregnancy glow thing, but that dress was beautiful!

  16. I visited Across the Pond and Spirals and Spatulas, and really enjoyed them both!

    At Across the Pond, I agreed with her choice of Anne Hathaway as being one of the best dressed of the night. Plus I thought it was way cute that she and her mom "watched" together even though they're in two different time zones!

    Spirals and Spatulas was all around adorable, and I found out that we graduated from the same university!

    As for the Globes, I LOVED Anne Hathaway's look because it was so different. I also enjoyed Catherine Zeta Jones' dress, Claire Danes', and Olivia Wilde's.

  17. visited Happy Girls Make the Prettiest Girls (how cute is that title??? i mean really) and Spirals and Sputlas, who adore because a. she bakes b. she is a newleywed and c. is in law school like my husband. so connected already.


  18. Hey Meg. First time joining, will put the button up next time sorry (at work!).
    I visited Happy Girl. LOVE the name of her blog. And what she learned over the weekend, love her list.
    And I visited 25 before 25. I love that she write about her running. I found some great new recipes. And I like how she does 3 things thursday, fun to read.
    Both awesome blogs! :)

  19. Hello lovely ladies!

    Hope every had a great weekend!

    Here's who I checked out:

    20 Something in the City - and seeing her healthy eating habits are paying off - whoo hoo!


    Simple Little Joys - and we have 2 things in Common - Pretty Little Liars and 30 minute shred!

    Have a Happy MLK Day!

  20. I stopped at VBHousewife and Gator Tales, and they were both adorable. Great entries this week!

  21. I stopped by 20 something and throw the starfish! Both so cute.

    I did not watch the golden globes. :/

  22. I stopped by Hannah's blog 'Gator Tales' and absolutely love it! One of the best blogs I've come across in awhile and I can't wait to read more! I also looked at Creative Flair...she's SO talented!

  23. I just visited a couple blogs...this is my first time participating in the Mingle Monday. Thanks for the link up.

  24. Hi Ms. Meg!!!

    I am a follower of VB housewife as Michelle is a real life friend of mine.

    I also stopped by Happy Girls are the Prettiest. I agree with the statement full heartedly and love her wedding ideas if she could do her wedding over again.

  25. Hi Meg,
    I stopped by Mutual Weirdness and loved her blog on still having sleepovers. They're still fun after 12 yrs. old!

    Then I went to Words by Katie and she shared her thoughts on the Golden Globes and I agreed with a lot of it. Plus, I loved her web design!

    As for outfits-I loved Emma Stone's because it was different and hard to pull off, but I think she did. And Olivia Wilde's dress was just stunning!

  26. I visited I Dream Loudly, and must admit I am insanely jealous that she lives in Colorado, I mean hello, that is like paradise! I love all the snow they get! & ski resorts are loveeee!

    I also visited Color Me Neurotic, and I finally found somebody who is another court reporter student. So I was very happy with my "blog finds" of the day! Thanks for doing this Meg!

  27. Hi Meg! First timer here!! Love your blog, its great!!! I also visited seeking starbucks loved it of course being that I am a fellow starbucks addict!!! Also visited VB housewife very nice blog too!! So excited to be a part of this...awesome!!!!!!!

  28. Hi Meg! Thanks, as always, for hosting :-)

    So far I've stopped by Happy Girl's blog, which I loved. She has a great variety in her posts and seems to have many similar interests to me, plus I love her blog title.

    I think my favorite outfit from last night was Kyra Sedgewick. She always looks fabulous and chooses stylish, elegant, age appropriate dresses every time. I LOVED her Orange dress with turquoise jewelry. Gorgeous.

  29. Joining for the first time, today I visited and I just have to say that I love the background on her blog! Oh my gosh, the doodles and all are adorable, as are all of the fun photographs that the blogger shares. Great job, lady!

  30. Thanks Meg for hosting!!!!

    I stopped by {simple.little.joys}. I love the new layout of her blog! I'm so thankful Rachel always posts such inspiring things and sets an example for living a Godly life.

    I also stopped by Love is Home. The blog design is so clean and fresh, and Joelle has such a knack for writing for an audience. A must read!

    Annnnddd, I barely watched any of the Golden Globes (whoops!).

  31. I stopped by Creative Housewife and loved her Farrah post!! :) I stopped by a few others and commented on at least one other.

    My fav outfit was Emma Stone's. Even though she did the fake tan- she's so pretty and skinny. *sigh*

  32. Oh sweet Meg, our fearless Mingle Monday leader! I'm back again, and I'm loving the new participants this week!

    First off, I checked our Casa De Cowan. I'm loving all of the Golden Globe recaps, because I was unfortunately working last night and missed all of the pretty dresses! Her recap was fabulous. I'm now following her and looking forward to reading more :)

    Second was The Elephant's Trunk. I don't know how I've never found her blog before now, but I LOVE her design, and she seems totally creative and crafty. Her blog is totally right up my alley!

    Looking back from pictures of last night, I think Anne Hathaway is my favorite. I wasn't a huge fan of it at first but now I'm seriously loving it!

    Happy Monday, pretty!

  33. I visited Life and Times of A & J and her blog and her little family are SO cute! I'm excited to start following her!

    I also visited Houghton Happenings. Her baby is precious, and I loved the dress she had in her most recent post!

  34. I LOVE this idea! And I love your blog! I visited throw the starfish and 25 before 25. Throw the starfish back had a really cool post about Happiness and she mentioned sex and the city which is one of my all time fav shows/movies. Some of her other posts are things I feel every girl can relate to. 25 before 25--I love this title just for the mere fact that I'm turning 25 this year!

    Halle Berry had on the best dress!

  35. Found several lovely ladies from mingle monday today! went to 25 before 25, this life of ours, and mutual weirdness. read great blogs on each of their pages and decided to follow all 3 of them because they all seem so great! can't wait to continue reading their blogs!

  36. I went to Jet Set Divas and Creative Flair. I'm heading over to Life in Seattle next :D
    Last night was a rare night out for me, so I missed the Globes altogether.

    Thanks for hosting this Meg. Such a great idea!

  37. I visited Happy Girls and loved her wedding ideas!
    Also stopped over at B.Cause and loved the philanthropic causes she writes about - inspiring stuff!

  38. I Love Mingle Monday! It is my first time participating. I visited Happy Girls & loved how inspiring some of her latest post were.
    I also visited VB Housewife & just from reading her blog felt like we had a couple things in common.

    Thank you Meg!!

    xoxox ~Jodie

  39. Hola Meg, thank you for once again hosting this lovely Monday experience! I didn't watch the GG, so I don't have a favorite, but I hope to remedy that by checking out all the red carpet photos tomorrow and doing a hair blog on it ;)

    This week I checked out Life and Time of Alison and Justin. You can just tell Alison is a sweetheart, someone I would love to be friends with in real life (darn Canada being so far from California!) she posted a top two tuesday with cute Victoria's sectret dresses and bathing suits, now I can't wait for summer!

    Also checked out Words by Katie. She did a recap of the Golden Globes with her good, bad, and ridiculous nominations, which I had a good time reading.

    Returned some comment love on Living 4 London, can't wait to really get into her blog, loving the style already!

  40. Hi! I'm a little late this week, but I got to visit Spirals and Spatulas! I can't wait to try her best chocolate chip cookie recipe! I can't wait to see what other yummy things she posts!

    I also stopped by Trying to Throw My Arms Around the World. What a beautiful blog...and I"m so inspired by her running and participating in races during her pregnancy!

    I didn't get to watch the Globes, by I really liked Mandy Moore's blue gown. It was so feminine and pretty!

  41. Woohoo!

    I visited Jet Setting Divas - such a cute layout & font! And it's always fun to read a blog about traveling! ♥

    Also read Adventures in Amber-land! - she's really taking on school & I hope she loves her classes & does really well! ♥


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