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May 23, 2011

Mingle Monday + Giveaway Winner!!

Top o' the mornin'!
So very happy you joined me today for a little Monday fun!! How was your weekend? Any amazingness going on?

I enjoyed my fabulous weekend at home so very much. It was the perfect mixture of friends, family, and relaxation. I'm a little pooped this morning, but in a very smiley mood! :)

Well, I still haven't announced the House of Sitzees apron giveaway winner (shame on me!!)... drum roll, please!!


CONGRATS Rachel @ Dreaming of the Country!
Please e-mail me at megnificentlife {at} gmail {dot} com to claim your prize!!

Thank you Karen @ House of Sitzees for donating such a beautiful giveaway item! Please go check out Karen's fabulous Etsy shop ASAP!

{ Time to Mingle! }


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...

** Any fun Memorial Day plans?! **


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

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

Thanks for stopping by! Hugs n Kisses!


  1. AnonymousMay 23, 2011

    Memorial Day plans?!

    - pool/sun day
    - spring cleaning
    - long walks with BF and puppy
    - Bridesmaids
    - Put-put golf
    - picnic
    - hiking
    - baking/cooking

    ** Can't WAIT!!!

  2. happy monday miss meg!! this memorial day we're going out w another couple for some BURGERS. im obsessed. its not good. and hopefully some thinking about making old school rice crispee treats :) and we'll probably go see the new hangover movie. (btw bridesmaids was HILARIOUS!). xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  3. HI! I will be at the lake all weekend for Memorial Day!

  4. My family is coming to visit me, and I am ssooo excited! I think we'll hit up some fancy restaurants, maybe visit some art galleries, a little shopping added, and hopefully we'll go to a Durham Bulls baseball game on Friday.

  5. I cant wait for memorial day weekend! my pool FINALLY opens so I will be lifeguarding and then the week after that swim practice starts (im a swim coach too!) its gonna be a blast!
    Have a great week :)


  6. Hi! I visited Jami who was celebrating a stress free weekend, and LuLu, who is a girl after my own heart, she loves writing letters just as much as I do (:

  7. I visited Sincerely, Jill where she posted pics of one of her style crushes, Diane Kruger. I also checked out I Dream Loudly and she has some pregnancy tummy pics posted, along with some accounts of others who have had babies recently.

    This Memorial Day, Boyfriend and I are meeting up in NYC for our anniversary weekend! :)

  8. Yay! I think this is my first Mingle Monday! :)

    Memorial Day plans:
    - Saturday lunch with my whole family - both sisters will be in town on vacation, hooray! My brother-in-law will be meeting my boyfriend for the first time and my baby sis will be meeting my boyfriend's son for the first time. It should be great!
    - Monday off. I don't know what I'll be doing but having a day off is glorious.

    I visited Lulu, Lucy and Jenn, and I was pretty excited that as it turns out, they're from all around the country and world. I love discovering new blogs. Lulu's post about writing actual paper-and-pen letters - yes!!

  9. Went and visited Sparrow's Flight, and laughed at her rapture list. Love it.

    Then over to WhitSpeaks, and adored her thrifted top and her collection of unicorns. Perfect.

    Memorial Day? Huh. Havent even thought about it yet! Guess I need to get on it!

  10. So many great blogs! I visited them all!

    My weekend consists of good company away on the beach! :)

    A Little Bit of This & That

  11. i visited whitspeaks-- she posted a super cute "what i wore" outfit, loved the white top and fishtail braid! also visited sincerely jill, she posted a style crush of diane of my faves too!

    xoxo jillian

  12. Happy Monday Minglers! My two visits were fashion-based and I couldn't be more thrilled:

    1. Sincerely, Jill: First off can I saw WOW to her interface! The blog is AH-mazingly put together. I read her most recent fashion post about favoring English style over American these days, highlighting Carey Mulligan. I couldn't agree more. I think the Royal Wedding put me over the top. I adore the photos posted..I'm a sucker for dresses!

    2. Made for Sunny Days: I was so excited to see a fellow Texas-based blogger with an amazing fashion sense! Everything she posted I LOVED! I just may have to cosign on the "What I Wore Wednesday" posts ;).

  13. Yeay for three day weekends! I am doing a lot of relaxing and maybe some spring cleaning :)

    I visited WhitSpeaks - she had an adorable outfit post with a darling braid. I also visited I Dream Loudly, she showed pictures of her 25 week baby bump, cute cute cute!

  14. I have visited all the blogs... got to make up for my pathetic-ness from last week.

    I love what Seeking Starbucks had to say about the Bachelorette, funny. I love the Bachelorette and kind of hate it at the same time, but it just sucks you in!

    I'm a regular follower of Cornflake Dreams.

    Sentiments to Going the Distance... I don't envy the move she's going to make.

  15. I visited Made for Sunny Days, who posted about the things they need for the summer.

    I also visited A Little Bit of This and That, who told a pretty funny date story.

    Hope you had a fantastic weekend Meg!


  16. No plans for Memorial Weekend, specially cause it's not even celebrated where I live :(

    Today I visited Bowling Adventures; she had an amazing stress free weekend and the lake, with her family, boyfriend and pup!

    Made for Sunny Days posted some awesome summer clothing and must have accessories, loved her blog!!!

  17. Cooking out, and pool and beaching it!~

  18. This is my first time linking up! Love this idea. Makes Mondays a little more fun. My dad (as I mentioned on my post) is coming to visit this week and staying through the weekend. My mom will come up at the end of the week too. We will probably do a lot of eating, sightseeing, and hopefully going to a baseball game. So glad to have stopped by! :)

  19. Stopped by Going the Distance! Love her blog color!

    Also stopped by Life is Sweet, she seems like an awsome person! New Bloggy Friend??

    And also An Inner Voice! Love her blog allot!

  20. No Memorial Day plans, unless this town has something special going on. Otherwise it'll be just another day for Grandpa and I...kind of pathetic!

    I visited: Laugh Until Your Cheeks Hurt - she is hosing her own link up about our idiosyncrasies. Seems like a fun girl!

    If it's not okay then it's not the end - She got a job! and might work at an international school - awesome.

    This is Something Infinitely Interesting! - Loved her pictures from her trip w/her mom

    ALLENAIM PHOTOGRAPHY - great garden and precious boys.

    Sweet Life J'adore - she's put together some cute outfits! Such as an ode to cheeseburgers - yum and cute.

    Sailing to Nowhere - she has an interesting post about blogging etiquette

    Summer Dreams - love her bucket list! I just added zorbing to mine :)

  21. Memorial Day weekend plans - spending it with my husband who will just have come home from Afghanistan!! :)

    I visited:
    - Jenn over at Going the Distance and read about her upcoming move to St Louis to join her boyfriend.

    - Julie at Love, Julie and her fabulous weekend.

    - Sailing to Nowhere - she did a blog swap.

  22. Seriously wonderfuly slow day at work... I have visited all the sites. I am now a regular reader of Love, Julie... she's great. She always has things I want to read about or see.

    I loved Laugh until Your Cheeks Hurt; it's nice for people to have the same oddities as yourself.

    I also could totally relate to Summer Dreams on working out. I did mine this morning, too.

    So many great blogs out there. This mingling thing is fun stuff, yo.

  23. Go check out Summer-Claire's blog (; she woke up early and went to a gym, which automatically qualifies her for sainthood in my book!

    Also, Sincerely Jill ( has a KILLER triple chocolate chip cookie recipe that looks to die for (can't wait to try it!).

    As for Memorial day, I think it may be a Memorial Margarita Monday! ;) W'ell see. Enjoy!

  24. Happy Monday everyone! Today I visited Made For Sunny Days and Summer Dreams. And I have NO Memorial Day plans! Happily I am off work and if the weather is nice I would love to go swimming!

  25. I just visited two precious blogs: Nestful of love and read all about her Bible study night at Starbucks and simple.little.joys and learned about her current obsessions.

    We don't have too much planned for Memorial Day weekend. I am running my first 5K in over 3 years on Saturday morning and then maybe lots of pool time and grilling!

  26. Just found your blog and joined the hop :) I am expecting my first baby boy any day now, so I will be taking care of him on Memorial Day and hopefully the hubs will cook us something delicious on the grill...

    Sophie @

  27. I visited Lu3Lus Crossing... she misses the simple things like writing and receiving letters. Hopefully someone will send her one soon!

    Loved the pictures "On the Front Porch Looking In" posted for outdoor furniture. Cute blog!

  28. AnonymousMay 23, 2011

    I stopped by Simple.Little.Things and LOVED it! She is having some writer's block but I think she definitely broke through that wall with her latest post :)

    My Memorial weekend plans include my mom, dad, and little sister [and our doggy] stopping by for a visit as they make their way cross country to move/retire! So excited to see them all!

    Happy Monday!

  29. OOh, for once we finally have Memorial Day plans! We're going to a cabin in Lake Chelan with 3 other couples for some sun, relaxation and wine tasting - can't wait!

  30. I'm running my very first 5K on Memorial Day!

    I'll be back soon to share what fun new blogs I found during MM! :)

  31. Loved reading about letters at Lu3Lus Crossing. Laughed out loud at the title "Hump Day, Bump Day" for pregnancy updates at I Dream Loudly. Adored the blog design at Greer's Gossip. Loved Love/Don't Love at 25 Before 25 (you see what I did there?) :)

    New follower @ A Life of Color!

  32. I'm a little late posting...lost my phone this weekend and spent my Monday trying to figure out how to get a new one. I stopped by Simple Little her blog. She made a list of all of her currents in life. I also stopped by WhitSpeaks. She has such a cute and happy blog.

  33. MEG! My favorite blogger...happy Wednesday! You know how much I adore Mingle Monday, right?! Favorite link-up ever. My Memorial Day plans? Leaving for the beach on Friday and I'll be laying out/relaxing in the sun until Tuesdayyy! SO EXCITED!

    This week...I visited "Made for Sunny Days" first and I loved her two outfits...that's such a great link-up idea. I've already read through this past month on her blog and I'm loving it!

    Second I visited "Cornflake Dreams" and I'm seriously obsessing over her design. I am really into a simple, classic blog design lately and hers is fantastic. And I'm really loving her 10 things post...may have to do that next week :)

    Happy Wednesday, love!

  34. New follower here! I'm looking forward to incorporating "Mingle Monday' into my Monday blog!
    I'm most excited about Monday because I can spend the day at the pool with a drink in hand! :)

  35. I'm absolutely joining up and becoming a new follower..what a fun idea!!

    I'll be going to my church camp for the weekend for a retreat that we go to every Memorial & Labor Day, and then we're moving my brother back home from school--not my typical Memorial Day, but I'll be with family and that's important to me :)

    Have a great weekend!

  36. Oh poo! I missed it. But I shall return on Monday :D


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