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May 16, 2011

Mingle Monday Blog Hop!

Howdy friends!
I figured I would keep this short and simple today. To be quite honest I could use some sunshine and happiness in my life... cue YOU! My blog is my little creative outlet and all of you give me so many reasons to smile. Thank you.

If you haven't been here before, welcome! I'm sure the veterans will show you how Mingle Monday is done... I hope you enjoy!

{ Are you ready for new followers?! }


Pretty Pretty Please...

Will you help spread the word about Mingle Monday? I want Mingle Monday to be a quality blog hop with lots of new friends and blogs to discover every week.

If you haven't passed along the word before, could you make today your day? Nothing big, just a little blurb would be SO greatly appreciated!

To those who continually pass the word along, make me smile and help our little hop grow - thank you!! I am always SO grateful to all of you who keep Mingle Monday fresh and fun by spreading the word! A million thank yous!

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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 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 makes you smile today? **


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

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

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs n Kisses!


  1. I'm smiling today for so many reasons. It's sunny outside (even if it's a little frigid for May) which is enough for me! And I'm at a job, making money as we speak - such a change from a month ago. Happy Monday!

  2. Not only is it a gorgeous day, but as of Friday I am done with school- definitely something to celebrate! The things I blogged about today make me very happy as well! Happy Monday, Meg!

  3. Happy Monday, pretty lady!

    Making me smile today is the shining sun glittering on the deck outside. The rain clouds must have decided to go out for a coffee break. YAY.

    That, and- the progress I'm making on my novel.

    Oh, and waking up with sweet snuggles from my love this morning (cheesy much?)

    Ok, that's it! Off to check out some fabuloso blogs!

  4. Hi Meg,

    Today I visited Sincerely, Jill, who posted about her style crush, Carey Mulligan. I also visited Bowling Adventures, who is celebrating her second anniversary this week!

    Thanks for hosting!


  5. I just checked out Boredom Cures - go congratulate her on graduating!! She also just saw Something Borrowed and has a review you should check out. Jami is celebrating her 2nd wedding anniversary and has a post showcasing lots of wedding details from her big day! If you love wedding pictures, you MUST hop over there. Sincerely, Jill and I share a style crush - Carey Mulligan. Jill has posted some of Carey's most stylish outfits, only reinforcing my girl-crush!!

    Happy Mingling!

  6. Stopped by Sincerly Jill and Wedding in no were! These girls seem like a blast! I will be reading for of there blogs!
    Smile today? Well, Its a monday, But im gonna make it a good one!
    I'll be back for more as the list gets bigger!
    Thanks for Mingle Monday! I love them :)


  7. Yaay Mingle time! Today I laughed sooo hard when my best friend/roommate posted literally 12 separate pictures on my wall on Facebook and every picture was of her making some different horrendous and funny face! love her! :) I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


  8. I visited Emerald City Girl where she had a recipe posted for Chicken Tikka Marsala (my mouth is watering). The way she posts the recipes on "index cards" is super cute!

    I also visited Life on a Stick where she talked about getting a job at the Mayo clinic, and moving away from family and friends, especially during a time when that support would be beneficial. Definitely inspiring :)

    It is making me smile that there are only 23 days left of school this year, and that I am 45 days away from making my move to St. Louis to be with the Boyfriend!

  9. Hey lovely lady.... it's a super busy day so I'll have to visit everyones' blogs after work. Looking at purses makes me smile... I'll have to do that after work, too! Seeing the man in his snappy bow tie this morning made me smile. I married a hunk.

  10. Today ... I'm smiling because I survived the planning and hostessing a birthday celebration for Hubby. Now I can relax.

    I visited Life on a stick - her post Faith, Hope, Mayo was amazing and inspiring!!!

    I also visited - Synfully Delicious - great posts on her favourite 10 things and enjoyed her Getaway post!!! Happy week everyone..xo HHL

  11. Hello Meg, thanks for yet another edition of this great social cyber-event!

    Today is a great day here in the Caribbean, Sun is shinning and it's also a holiday on the island so I'm off work- that surely puts a smile on my face!!!

    Just now I visited: Love, Julie and posted about her a great weekend (couldn't help but notice the constant champagne part- jealous!)
    Then Dance and Dream posted about MM and some sea glass pictures.

    Both are lovely blogs!!!

    Have a great week!!

  12. Happy Monday! I visited the first nine blogs and they were all wonderful.

    Emerald City Girl ♥

  13. I read going the distance. The food she made sounds so yummy. I also love the pink shoes.

  14. I checked out for the first time! <3 it! Her routine seems quite familiar...& her love for starbucks.

  15. I visited Life on a Stick where she discussed the Mayo clinic. I think her story shows that life has a way with presenting us with risks that are really worth it.
    I also visited The Sweet Life where she participated in misc. monday, and had some awesome pics from the bahamas where she's rockin' it out for a while- awesome!!

    Today, I'm smiling because I feel like I'm getting back on track with my weight loss plan, even though I've been slacking lately :)

  16. Today, I'm smiling because we only have ONE Monday left before summer!! The countdown has been on for awhile now, and I'm finally seeing the light:)

    I visited Going the Distance and she shared a very yummy recipe that I'm definitely going to try soon, and I also visited 25 Before 25 and loved her love/not love post! I would LOVE to be on vacation right now! :)

    Happy Monday!

  17. Today I'm smiling because it's a sunny beautiful day!

    I visited A Day in the Life, which was super cute.

    I visited Desperately Seeking, who I always enjoy, and whose links provided me an hour of almost nonstop laughing. Thank you!

    I visited Dance and Dream who featured a few insightful quotes today, which I enjoyed a lot.

  18. So glad to be back in Mingle Monday :) I visited Suze's blog about sassy-ness the fabulous 'will coupon for shoe' how amazing is that site??? xo

  19. Happy Monday!

    I'm smiling today because I got to spend the whole day riding horses... perfection.

    I visited Sincerely, Jill and LOVED her Carey Mulligan post. She also has some really great recipes that I can't wait to try out :)

    I also visited Whit Speaks and love her fun personality!

  20. Let's see... Selling back some of my school books for $30 makes me smile although I wish I could have gotten more! And that I'm done with school for the semester!

    Stopped by 25 before 25, she has a great video about skin cancer awareness that hits home for me.
    Also stopped by Fayesbook, she's a charming girl whose a little awkward trying to get her crush's attention haha

  21. Happy Monday! Today I visited Sincerely Jill who posted some great pics of Carey Mulligan. Emerald City Girl posted a great looking chicken recipe. And I also checked out Whit Speaks, Such Life, and Dance and Dream..great blogs ladies!
    Today I am smiling because it's sunny and 70 and for new opportunities!

  22. Today I visited...
    WhitSpeaks: She's a college gal with a super cute blog. Random piece of information- she likes to dip pretzels in frosting. That tells me she has great taste in snacks :)

    Sincerely Jill: She has a great page of recipes that I'm excited to try! And I always enjoy blogs with 101 goal lists.

    Faye'sBook: I read two posts and was instantly hooked. Not only is her blog title witty, but her posts are honest, funny accounts of a 20-something :)

  23. AnonymousMay 16, 2011

    I accidently left my blog up there twice! Whoops! Still new to this Mingle Monday but I LOVE it so far!

    Today, my wonderful boyfriend made me smile at work (we work together) when he magically pulled out a $20 bill to buy a soda and candy (I'm the cashier..) and I had no idea where he had gotten it from! He just laughed and said, "Your purse!"

    Gotta love boys!

    I visited Love, Julie and was so very jealous of how fabulous her weekend sounded! And wish for myself that I was done with school as well!

    Also, visited 25 before 25 and was so inspired by her blog! Her love/love not post was adorable and makes me excited for my upcoming vacation!! :)


  24. I stopped by Cornflake Dreams. She recapped her weekend. Always love reading her blog. I also stopped by 25 before 25. Another must read for me. So inspirational.

  25. I think I actually visited every site here today. (blogger addiction problem?) I followed some great ones, and commented on others. But my favorites this week were:

    Sincerely Jill
    Life with Reigners
    Suze Blog
    And the one with the post on RACHEL MCADAMS. Love her!

    Thanks for a great blog hop, Meg! I'll be posting about Mingle Monday this week!

  26. Hey Meg!

    I had the awesome opportunity to visit Synfully Delicious & Laugh Until Your Cheeks Hurt. Both incredible blogs!

    Have a great week hun!


  27. My man just called to tell me to have a good day. That made me smile :) I'm off to check out some blogs!

  28. AnonymousMay 16, 2011

    I visited Live with Intention (I think it's so awesome that she is trying to join the Peace Corps!) and A Buckeye in Badgerland (such a clever title!).

    What makes me smile today... well, it was the first day of my new internship, and it went really well!

  29. Seeing my favorite lil baby at work today (I'm a nurse at a pediatrician's office) made me smile real big!

    I'm going to check out some blogs - I'll be back to share some thoughts! :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  30. So.... late..... ok, I'm lame. I didn't have time to visit anyone today, but tomorrow I'm popping back here and hitting up at least 5 new blogs. Sorry for the delay... recap tomorrow.

  31. I'm smiling because my husband is making apple crumble right now :)

    I visited Throw the Starfish Back: she posted about 'Engagement Chicken'. I don't know that it has any magical properties but it sounds delicious and maybe if a man thinks a woman will always cook like that then he may just want to marry her!

    I also visited If It's Not Ok Then It's Not the End: she had a pretty accident-prone day! Sounds like she may get some bumps and bruises out of it :(

  32. I visited quite a few fabulous blogs!

    I am a new follower of Life on a Stick and Will Coupon for Shoes.

  33. What makes me smile, is knowing that I have a whole bunch of people who I love and love me right back!

  34. I went to Casey's blog, Stress Case, and read her post about prom - took me back to the day! Her sister wore some amazing red shoes to prom you gotta go check those out :) I'm a new follower of Stress Case - she's a nurse too!

    I also stopped by one of my favorite blogs, Synfully Delicious - her top 10 list is awesome and even includes a little Flava Flav. HA!!

    Lots of things make me smile, today so far it is my 3-year old daughter and my in-utero twins doing all their kicks and punches :)

  35. I'm smiling today because I have a sub in my classroom so I can help with testing, but really I'm just hanging out!

    I visited a couple great blogs and loved reading about life in the Bahamas and graduation...such fun stuff

  36. I'm smiling today because the sun was shining and I was able to get out of the house and escape my computer for a few hours!

  37. I visited Sasta and A Life of Lists! I love a girl who makes lists because my life is dictated by them! And Sasta's blog has amazing photos...all which she took herself!

  38. Hi there :)
    I am absolutely in love with your blog :)
    I thank Lu3Lu over at Lu3Luscrossing for introducing me to your wonderfuk life :)

    Your newest follower :)


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