Monthly Archives: February 2010

moving up

most of you have probably guessed (it was pretty obvious) my big news. it’s my new (bigger, better, more awesome) blog. i’ve got a pretty amazing giveaway going, so check it out! and while you’re at it, update your readers with the new address. xoxo.

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big news tomorrow + a giveaway!

exciting news for seemeghanblog tomorrow. i’ve been so excited to share it with you. plus, i’ll be starting a super-awesome giveaway. who doesn’t like free stuff? esp when it’s from taith!

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all you need

all you need

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sweets for my sweets

sweets for my sweets

i was snowed in and thus separated from my card reader this weekend, so here is a delayed shot of my valentines treats.

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fun with tilt shift

fun with tilt shift

in an ongoing effort to improve myself as a designer, i’ve made a pact to learn one new photoshop “trick” per week. up this week? tilt shifting. in layman’s terms, it’s the act of tweaking a photo to make it seem almost toy-like. some people hate it because you’re distorting reality. well, so it using too much contrast, but i’m not hating. it’s fun to do once in a while and it’s amazing what a few simple steps can do to really change the look of a photo.

*it looks better larger, so click the image.

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Handkerchief

Someone may be getting handmade handkerchiefs made out of this. So cute.

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Fabric store challenge

What does one do while waiting for one’s mom and grandma at a fabric store? Have a contest to find the ugliest fabric, duh. Here are Anna and my top 3.

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there’s no “colin” in “defense”

defense

Defense \De*fense

The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.

*NOT what black shirt (in the middle) is doing.

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worth it

i’m a bargain hunter/appreciator like a lot of people. i’m a reformed starbucks addict. most of my clothing basics come from target or old navy. i “shop my own closet” and use basic retail math. my every day (favorite) watch is a $40 timex. and one of my favorite things in life is finding something i’ve been lusting after for months, on sale. with that said, i do believe in buying for quality, not quantity. for example, i refuse to buy cheaper knockoffs of my beloved frye boots. the materials and workmanship can’t be beat and my 2 pairs are going on 3 years old and get more beautiful with each wear. side note: my cpw (cost per wear) of those babies has to be under a dollar. no joke.

i, like most people, have found places to cut back. one of those places had been with my makeup. not that i wear a lot, but as i’ve run out of my preferred items, i’ve replaced them with more cost-effective ones. prime example is my mascara. for the past 6 months (two tubes) i’ve been using my old standby from origins. it’s fine, but not great. for christmas, santa was nice enough to drop a sephora gift card into my stocking. i finally cashed it in recently and among my lute was my beloved, oh-so-amazing, diorshow mascara. kids, i forgot how little dior messes around when it comes to beauty products. my mom swears by their eye shadow (though i’ve never bitten that expensive bullet) and i’m telling you, there is not a better mascara on the market. i know $24 seems like a lot for mascara, but i’m telling you, it’s worth every penny. and if you just eliminate two starbucks visits or two movie rentals per month, it can be yours. to help illustrate this, i’ve broken down the cpw, or in this case, the cpu (cost per use).

$.27/day is more than worth it to me.

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burrrrrr

are you there, above freezing temperatures? it’s me, meghan.

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