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March 28, 2011

Mingle Monday Blog Hop!

Welcome to Mingle Monday!
I'm so sorry we had to skip Mingle Monday last week due to my ridiculous week-long illness!

I'm sure you're all just dying to get your name out there and blog hop... am I right?

Well, so far I am having an absolutely stellar morning. I've met with the CEO and cancer liason physicians of a major healthcare system and my presentation went better than I could have ever hoped for. On cloud nine for sure!

How'd your day going? Hopefully if it's less than stellar, we can fix that ASAP and give you a reason to smile! :)

{ Let's get hoppin'! }


Will you pretty please do me a favor?

Will you pay it forward by using the button below in one of your posts today? I can't possibly thank you enough for helping me spread the word - you're too sweet!

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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) Answer the weekly question...

** What made you smile this weekend? **


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

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

Wishing you a beautiful start to your week!!


  1. So glad you're here!! :)

    Answer to Question:

    My sweet BF made me smile this weekend. He is just so unbelievably sweet and giving. He makes me laugh so hard my side hurts and all around just treats me like a princess. We had a blast going home to see my family this last weekend! :)

  2. Happy Monday! Lots of good food made me smile this weekend. Pretty typical:-)

  3. meg! so glad your presentation went well :) thats so exciting!! my weekend was v busy, had brunch with the girls. also looked at a wedding venue w my fiance and mom.. then looked online for hours for other options :) im having lots of fun scoping out places! xoxo jcd

  4. I visited Laugh Until Your Cheeks Hurt who had a nice casserole recipe that I need to try out.

    I also visited Cornflake Dreams who is currently looking for a wedding venue and what she's seen so far is beautiful!

  5. Hey Meg!! It's been a few weeks since I've mingled but I'm very glad I'm back! :) Today I visited Cornflake Dreams and Grits and Smiles...and I love both!

    Cornflake Dreams is just lovely and I can tell I'm really going to enjoy keeping up with her wedding plans!

    I'm excited about keeping Grits and Smiles on my blogroll and following her as she goes from Alabama to New York and then the Bahamas for 3 months...jealous!!

    I smiled as I enjoyed a good baseball game in the warm sun...spring is wonderful!! :)

  6. I missed mingle mondays but I am glad you are feeling better and had such a great morning already!

    My bf made me smile this weekend too :) We took a quick trip to SF and had a blast!

    I visited Adventures in Amber-land and Going the Distance, they were both adorable!

  7. I visited Laugh Until Your Cheeks hurt where she posted some very humorous commentary on her date night in with her hubby (and some yummy sounding casserole)! I will need to add that to my list of recipes to try.

    I also visited The Sweet Life where she talked about a bunch of things, but Harry Potter and the Emily Giffin book were the ones that stood out to me!

    **Spending some quality Daddy Daughter time with my dad this weekend made me smile!

  8. Good morning all! Today I visited Afterburners and Aprons, who shared a delicious dinner {it's making me hungry...} and Adventures in Amber-land, who had a fabulous date this weekend.

    Hope you're all having a wonderful Monday!


  9. The first blog I visited was Laugh Until Your Cheeks hurt... I loved reading about her date night with her husband and I'm thinking of trying the recipe she described.

    I also visited Sinfully Delicious and read her post about giving up coffee for lent. She is much stronger than I am, but I can sympathize with how bad those withdrawal feelings are!!!

    What made me smile this weekend: spending a weekend in our own house (no traveling for once), as well as visits from my mother in law, brother in laws and sister in law!

  10. Hello all!

    First I stopped by Going the Distance. She has a really cute blog design + an absolutely amazing (and easy!) sounding recipe!!

    Then I went to Adventure's in Amber-land! It sounds like she had a really good weekend and had a great first date! Here's hoping it starts something good!

    Something that made me smile this weekend: just spending time with my fiance'. I don't get to spend that much time with him during the week, so getting alone time where we're not doing school work is awesome!

  11. first off, you are brilliant for starting this idea! I visited Laugh Until Your Cheeks Hurt where Shay posted an awesome recipe she and Cooper made that I can't wait to try!
    and then I went to Happy Girls are the Prettiest Girls which is a super-cute blog that I will absolutely be following from now on!
    happy monday love!

  12. I checked out Every Mile a Memory- she has some gorgeous pics of Baltimore from over the weekend!

    I also checked out Love, Julie, who is promoting photos by Chelsea Victoria that are absolutely gorgeous!!

    One thing that made me smile was my weight loss progress!

  13. Happy Monday!
    First I visited "Going the Distance" - I've been in a long-distance relationship for almost five years now, so I can totally relate!
    Next I stopped by "Love, Julie". I love her photo post from today, and her blog design is so pretty!

  14. Hey Meg, glad you are feeling better! Being sick is no fun. This weekend my silly puppy dog made my smile. She is a goofball, and so squishy looking you just want to grab her cheeks and talk baby talk to her!

    I visited afterburners and apron strings, and I liked her post about wanting to be a teacher, and the subsequent hoops she is having to jump through now.

    Then I checked out Adventures of a Self-proclaimed princess, she is too cute, can't wait to read more.

    I went above and beyond ,stopping at a 3rd blog to visit Greer's Gossip--she is preparing for a national board thing, and I definitely wouldn't want that kind of stress in my life!

  15. What made me smile this weekend?

    My boyfriend and I are trying to work things out before officially putting the label of being in a relationship back on Facebook, we went out and later he told me that sometimes he takes me for granted and promised to never do that again. Plus he's been preparing things for me since I'm getting my wisdom teeth pulled and he wants to look after me while I recover.. Def makes me smile.

    Stopped by Poodleism, I'll go check out more later!

  16. Congrats on a good presentation!

    Hmm what made me smile today, has got to be the fact that I am going from freelancing to Perm at my job and won't have to worry about getting the boot at any given time!

    I stopped by AOG and loved her NAIL POLISH section my new addiction!!!!!

    And For The Women had me cracking up, she wasn't lying with that post on TOM lol

    Loved Mingle Monday nice way to check out other bloggers!!!

  17. Hi! Happy Monday! Welcome back to the blog world, I'm glad you're feeling better!

    I ventured over to Happy Girls are the Prettiest Girls - man, is she uplifitng. Just the kind of fare for a crabby Monday.

    I also checked out Shanimals' freaking. funny.

    Shout out here:

    What made me smile this weekend? Every waking moment with all my fabulous friends in town visiting.

    Have a great week, friend!

  18. What made me smile this weekend? We spent the day at the Paws in the Park event, so I got to watch all of the puppies do their tricks- diving, frisbee, etc.

    I stopped by Shanimal's Crackers and she is hilarious!

    I also stopped by Desparately Seeking Starbucks and found that we share a love for country music.

  19. So glad your presentation went well! It's always such a relief to have things like that over with, especially if they went good!!!

    I spent the weekend with my parents and my hubby and they always make me smile!

    I stopped by Blonde Undercover Blonde! Her dog is adorable and Texan! What could be better!?!?

    I also visited Words by Katie, she blogged about a Target sample website. I'm totally going to give it a shot! They send you free beauty samples in the mail for signing up. Who doesn't love new beauty products and mail? I do!

    Happy Monday!

  20. I visited Laugh until You Cheeks hurt and read about the yummy dinner she and her hubs fixed. Then I visited Happy Girls are the Prettiest girls and read all about her blog award, her poor dog Marlo getting in a fight, and her purple hands from hair color. Cute blogs!!

    Shopping with my best friend on Saturday put a big smile on my face this weekend!

  21. The thing that had me smiling this week was just my life in general. I am SO blessed!

    Visited Laugh Until Your Cheeks Hurt, and love the fact that they made a nice supper for themselves & then went out to chic-fil-a as well :D

    I also had a chance to visit The Sweet Life, where I learned that I'm not the only one who has an on/off relationship with Netflix!'

    Have a great week!


  22. i stopped by poodleism-- she had a photo of peanut butter patties that looked ahhmazing! im almost out of my girl scout cookies :( sad. v cute blog! also stopped by every mile a memory (ahhh my fave dierks bently song!) and she posted images from baltimore! it looks like such a pretty city!!

    thanks for hosting this meg :) and thank you to everyone who visited my blog!

    xoxo jcd :: cornflake dreams

  23. I went to booksnshoes and saw that she has a love for Kohl's just like I do. Saw a great pair of blush colored pumps similiar to mine.

    Then went to cornflake dreams and saw a gorgeous wedding location and it got me thinking of where I will one day get married to my man but we can't agree on that stuff so who the hell knows. :)

  24. So glad you're feeling better! One kind of sick day is fun. A week of legit and unfun sickness is not so great.

    I visited cornflake dreams and fell a little bit in love. She's getting ready for her wedding and showed off some location photos. Love her clean and creative design!

    Also headed over to Happy Girls are the Prettiest Girls. Crazy jealous of her current situation (couch. laptop. home.) Clicking through just a few posts made me feel so familiar. I'm definitely following!

  25. Today I checkout out Love, Julie. Her What I Wish I Was Wearing Wednesday seems like a really cute blog series. The outfit she picked out last Wednesday was so cute!

    I also checked out Every Mile a Memory. Her little family is so cute! And she's a military spouse blogger & after talking with a bunch of Army wives over spring break at Fort Campbell, I have a renewed respect for them!

    What made me smile this weekend was thinking back to last week. I spent Spring Break in Clarksville & Nashville, Tennessee with friends. I completed one of my lifelong dreams by standing in the circle onstage at the Grand Ole Opry! I want to move down to Nashville now! That's how much I loved everything about the city!

  26. I visited Apples Falling - this girl just got an exciting, travel-filled promotion!

    I then checked out Poodleism. She made her own Peanut Butter Patties! OMG gimme the recipe!

    This weekend, my little boy made me smile by crawling quickly to me across our house, hugging my legs when he reached me, and laughing loudly. I love him so much!

  27. Meg! Glad you feel better! I'm not mingling this week, but wanted to let you know theres a giveaway over at my blog if you wanna check it out! :)

  28. First off, so glad you're feeling better!

    What made me smile this weekend was running my longest run since my half in november, and without that nagging pain i had all last fall in my foot!

    I visited 25 before 25. She did a love/don't love post--i hadn't seen a post like it before. Very clever!

    I also went to The Sweet Life. Her header just exudes love and happiness! She wrote about what she did today, and is trying to decide of she should do a 5k this weekend (she totally should!)

  29. Something that made me sweet little cousin turns 1 on Saturday April 2nd and we had a John Deere birthday party for him this past weekend! So sticking cute!

    Checked out Going the Distance and her long distance boyfriend got her a new camera!

    Then went over to A little bit of Everything and she's getting married soon! with lots of paper's coming due soon too!

    Thanks for hosting Meg!

  30. Happy Monday. I always look forward to Mingle Monday. I stopped by Cornflake Dreams and looked at wedding venues. Such an exciting topic. I love wedding stuff. I also stopped by Love, Julie and looked at some amazing photography. Both are worth checking out if you haven't already.

  31. I dropped by The Little Man's Party at Virginia Beach House wife and enjoyed reading Kimchee Chronicles

    It was the first rain of the year! We actually danced on the terrace in pouring rain! dat was wat made me smile :)

  32. So glad you're feeling better! I haven't joined the Mingle Monday party in a few weeks, glad to be back :-)

    I went to a fantastic food and wine festival this weekend with my family, and met up with some of my favorite local bloggers. So fun!

    I stopped by Shanimal Crackers and she's hilarious! She tells a great story.

  33. smile:
    supernova dies mountain dew! its purple - but the foam turns magically blue... soo cool

    seattle stevie
    great dress picks & definitely stopping back to read her wine post!

    shanimal crackers
    hilarious! we've all had mornings like that... but i dont think i'd eve be able to make it sound so humorous!

  34. This weekend I smiled when I saw my sister and surprise, my mom, too! waiting at the bottom of the escalator to pick me up at the airport from my trip to Greece.

    I visited:

    Love, Julie - love the pictures she's posted! Both of military homecomings and some lovely pictures of the fair.

    Sweet Silver Lining - it looks like her spring break was a lot of fun!

  35. I visited Tri-ing to be Athletic...her pictures are HILARIOUS and her blog is just awesome! I also stopped by New Life! I love her blog and can't wait to read more! She lives in India and I'm going there this summer!

  36. I visited Love, Julie today and she has some absolutely stunning photography! I also visited Where We Love is Home and really enjoyed reading her posts. She is very real and sincere in what she writes and I am excited to keep reading.

    This weekend, two of my closests friends got engaged! Let the celebration begin!

  37. I smiled for a lot of reasons this weekend-my little dude being the main reason, but I did go out on a hot date :)

    I visited My Obsession of the Week. LOVE this idea! However, I don't know how she just picks ONE obsession!

    I also visited Our Neu Life and they are just the cutest couple!

  38. This weekend, what made me smile was playing a new video game: The Sims Medieval! It's super fun and kept me occupied most of the weekend. ;)

    I visited the 3 blogs directly before mine in the blog hop: Bring the Rain, Life with Laura, and Life with Polly. They're all very cute and look very interesting. I subscribed to them all and can't wait to continue reading!


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