Monday, September 16, 2013


September brings new beginnings <3 // i don't share personal details very often, so many of you don't know that I have been commuting 180 miles round trip to work on top of working 60-80 hours a week. meaning sometimes the boy & i only see each other once

Half-way through September already & so many things to share! So how about a little insta-update -- let's start at the beginning! Some of you may remember that the boyfriend, Brandon, and I made the move from Iowa to Minnesota earlier this year. In a whirlwind of about a week's time, we learned of a job transfer (for him), researched & came across a wonderful townhome, packed everything up, and moved! It was an exciting time -- everything just fell into place & we feel extremely blessed for all of these new opportunities. Fast forward 6 months and I found myself still commuting to Iowa -- 3 hours round trip -- for my job, both of us working lots & lots of hours, and sometimes only seeing each other once a week. The situation was not ideal but we trekked on, chalking it up to "us being young" & that "someday things would work out."

just finished up my first day at the new job, & i was sent home with this beauty. not bad for the first day, eh? #berninausa

Well that "someday" started at the beginning of September! I started a new position as Sales Manager at a local quilt store & BERNINA dealer in Southeast Minnesota. With a little luck -- or fate -- the opportunity presented itself and I'm so thankful of the outcome! Sometimes it takes a leap of faith & a push outside your comfort zone, both of which can be very scary, for good things to happen. And to be completely honest, I'm the happiest I've been in a very long time. Change is indeed good! More on that later.

finishing up a deadline #berninausa

Speaking of BERNINA, I finished up my first project as a Sewing Expert for the We All Sew blog. I'm particularly excited about the project and can't wait to share it will you all! Here's a little sneak peek of the quilting -- straight-lines, of course! Any guesses on what it could be?? The full project & step-by-step tutorial will soon, but I'll be sure to let you know!
potted a few tiny little succulents, I can't get over how CUTE they are // any tips for novice gardener?

I started a few house plants this month -- like these little succulents! I just can't get over how they are so tiny & cute! A special thanks to those of you who gave me tips on Facebook & Instagram, so far so good! I've even started a few cuttings and those seem to be doing well, too! All good news for someone who has little-to-no experience in the green-thumb department.

How's your September going?
xo, Megan


  1. Congratulations on "stepping outside the box"! Hopefully it will give me the courage to do that as well!

  2. Congrats on the move to MN. Where is the shop located? We are planning a trip to MN for a wedding in a couple weeks and I'm sure a few quilt shops will be included.

  3. Congratulations on having faith and pushing forward. Good luck in your new job and location.

  4. Feliz por usted!Estoy lejos pero siempre espero verla en mi correo.
    Las plantas son hermosas .Acá el sábado es primavera yo también me compre algunas flores para cuidar.
    No se trata de eso? de cuidar la vida.
    1000 cariños.

  5. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you and your new job! I can't wait to see what you're up to with We All Sew! :-)

  6. really happy for you!!! cant' wait to come stop by when you're working sometime. :)

  7. Wow, so much change! It all sounds like its been working out and I love the looks of that Bernina tutorial.