Megann Louise in 2020

Happy New Year! I hope everyone celebrated safely!

I, for one, rang in the new year in my pajamas. That’s right, no big “roaring 20’s” party for me. In typical Megann fashion, I was feeling a little under the weather so I decided to stay home and watch the ball drop from the comfort of my parents’ house.

I spent the last couple days of 2019 laying out the groundwork for what will be a transformative year for MegannLouise. I made it my New Year’s Resolution to make big changes with my online presence, so of course my top priority is to get my blog looking neater. I have so many crazy ideas that I can’t wait to get started on. There’s so much I can’t really share yet, but trust me- it’s going to be wild.

I can say that I will be posting regularly now, which has been something I’ve really struggled with in the past. It’s crazy to think that I finally figured out how to keep things going without big gaps when I used to pull my hair out over it. We’re going to leave inconsistency in 2019!

I’m also hoping to step my photography game up so I can include more pictures in my posts! I’m a visual person so that’s always my favorite part of reading others’ uploads.

OH! I plan to be using my Facebook page a lot more this year, so click here or the link below to like and follow along with everything I share on there!

This year is going to be so full of change and I can’t wait to see where it takes us!

If you missed it, I made a Facebook page! It’s where I’ll be sharing behind the scenes work, life updates, and other fun things you won’t see here! Check it out and drop a like!

https://www.facebook.com/MegannLouiseDotCom/

 

 

 

80 Things To Do This Summer

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I hope everyone’s had a great summer so far. I missed last Monday’s upload because of the endless chaos at home preparing for my sister’s graduation party. We decided to host the party at our house so we had to clean the entire house, paint the bathroom, do yardwork, clean the garage, set up the tents tables and chairs, and decorate. Yeah, I bet you can imagine the absolute headache I had. But now I’m back and ready to post more!

I’m definitely one of those people who fantasizes about all the things I want to do during the summer but when the time comes, I blank on ideas. To make sure it doesn’t happen to me (or anyone else) this year, I’ve come up with a list of 80 fun things to do this summer.

1. Run in a 5k race.

2. Have a bonfire.

3. Do volunteer work.

4. Make chalk art.

5. Go camping.

6. Have a garage sale.

7. Watch the sunrise.

8. Watch the sunset.

9. Go swimming.

10. Donate old clothes.

11. Watch fireworks

12. Go for a picnic.

13. Go on a road trip.

14. Go see a new movie.

15. Go to a festival/fair.

16. Tie-dye t-shirts.

17. Dye your hair a crazy color.

18. Make a smoothie with farmers market fruits.

19. Go shopping at a flea market.

20. Go to a drive-in theater.

21. Make a Youtube channel.

22. Dance in the rain.

23. Pick fresh fruit.

24. Go to an aquarium.

25. Plant a garden.

26. Start a new Netflix series.

27. Take a bunch of Instagram pictures.

28. Visit pound puppies/kitties.

29. Adopt pound puppies/kitties.

30. Make a summer playlist.

31. Make a candle.

32. Make perfume.

33. Go couponing.

34. Go to the gym.

35. Get a tattoo.

36. Get a piercing.

37. Get a mani-pedi.

38. Leave the country.

39. Learn an instrument.

40. Redecorate your space.

41. Stand under a waterfall.

42. Learn a new recipe

43. Carve your name in a tree.

44. Write a blog.

45. Have a BBQ

46. Go to the zoo.

47. Go to a baseball game.

48. “Flip” your clothes.

49. Volunteer.

50. Make homemade ice cream.

51. Go mini golfing

52. Pay it forward.

53. Make fruit popsicles

54. Make homemade dog treats.

55. Start a coin collecting jar.

56. Go to the Fourth of July parade.

57. Adopt a highway.

58. Go to a museum.

59. Write a pen pal.

60. Spend a whole day without your phone.

61. Go to a concert.

62. Scrapbook the summer.

63. Fly a kite.

64. Make homemade pizza.

65. Make a new friend.

66. Play messy twister.

67. Ride on a train.

68. Shop local.

69. Go to a butterfly sanctuary.

70. Go to the library.

71. Go for a bike ride.

72. Do an escape room.

73. Write a book.

74. Go to a waterpark.

75. Make a time capsule.

76. Make a video diary.

77. Make a bullet journal.

78. Mow a neighbor’s lawn.

79. Collect pop tabs.

80. Make homemade bath bombs.

 

If you missed it, I made a Facebook page! It’s where I’ll be sharing behind the scenes work, life updates, and other fun things you won’t see here! Check it out and drop a like!

https://www.facebook.com/MegannLouiseDotCom/

Christmas Memories | Blogmas Day 6

Today I decided to look back at past Christmas celebrations in preparation for this year’s festivities. My dad has always been the one with the camera since I was little, so I knew that I wouldn’t have to look too far to find old Christmas photos. He handed me a hard drive with albums that go as far back as 2000 (which doesn’t feel like too long ago, but it was literally 18 years ago and that’s crazy). I spent all day filtering through albums, often times getting distracted by other old photos from when I was little. But after getting fairly nostalgic, I narrowed down my favorite Christmas memories.

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When I was little, I was terrified of Santa Claus. Sure, he was great in movies and coloring books, but whenever I saw him in person I got extremely shy (as if I wasn’t already). My grandma worked at a bank that Santa would visit, and while all the other kids would go to Santa and sit on his lap, I would hide in my grandma’s office. This picture was taken when Santa came in to see me and just about make my little heart give out.  (2002)

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In preschool I was super shy. I didn’t like going at all. One day, we had a Christmas party and I was no at all excited. I guess this is the best picture my parents could get of me. I wasn’t really in the mood, I suppose. (2002)

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My parents used to dress my sister and I up and take pictures of us in front of the Christmas tree. We took pictures together, but I just wanted to show off my pretty dress. (2002)

 

 

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This year I didn’t feel like dressing up real nice for pictures. But I managed to keep this outfit on long enough to smile for a couple photos before I stripped all my clothes. (2003)

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEvery Christmas Eve, the family on my dad’s side would host a Christmas party. This year it was held at my grandma and grandpa’s house. It was full of food and gossip. At a young age, I wasn’t super interested and I had to take matters into my own hands to entertain myself. (2003)

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I loved my grandpa a whole bunch. This Christmas Eve I was throwing a little temper tantrum for whatever reason and didn’t want to open my presents. My grandpa sat next to me and helped me. He kept me pretty tame for the night. (2003)

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On my mom’s side, we would have a Christmas party too. This picture is super special for me to look at because it’s at my grandparents’ old house. I haven’t seen the place since my grandma moved away years ago. (2004)

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I couldn’t find many other pictures after 2004, but I did find this one from 2016. This Christmas was a really good one. I think it was my happiest one since I was a little kid. Everything just fell into place and I wasn’t stressed about anything.