Wednesday, March 6, 2013

influential meetup

Today I'm linking up with the wonderful women over at The Influence Network. Click the link to see what the network is all about ... you won't be disappointed!

We were asked to introduce ourselves, post 3 things interesting facts, 1 thing I have learned since joining the Network and one picture of ourselves that we love.  So, here goes!

Here's a quick little background about myself ... I started starting journaling on Homemade Bliss about a year ago, which was right after my itty bitty son was born. I needed a creative outlet (and a place to hash out all my crazy emotions + new memories) and writing has always been the way that I process and the balm to my soul. Little did I know that I would find such an amazing online community.

Anyways, here are 3 facts about myself that you might have not known already:

1. I wear scarves probably 5 out of 7 days of the week. Trademark? Perhaps.
2. I love making anything with my hands. (food, art projects, gardening)
3. I worked in one of the oldest architecture firms in downtown Chicago while I was finishing college.

And one thing that I'm loving/learning about the Influence Network:
(Besides the fact that online friendships are real and life changing.) I think I have really learned that I have influence that way that God made me and I need to trust that.  I have influence with my son, my husband, the person bagging my groceries, the women I speak with out in the community ... etc.    

Well, there you go!  Thanks for stopping by. I'm excited to dig deeper + deeper in this community of women.  


  1. Um, can I have your hair? K thanks. :)

  2. Love you!! You are one of the reasons I love and am BLESSED by the network!! I am SO thankful for you, meg!

  3. You are too awesome! That is so cool that you worked at that architecture firm! Hope to connect again soon, girl!

  4. Ditto to what Jennifer said. You're a blessing. Can't wait to hang out in September.

  5. I'm a scarf person, too! That's probably one of the few benefits of living in such a cold state. Even in the summer, I can still flaunt a scarf. ;) Great meeting you, Meg!

  6. Aw, your little boy is adorable!! And I love that you wear scarves so often - I would probably wear them more if it didn't get outrageously hot here in Florida all the time. I don't like neck-sweat. :) Glad to have connected with you through the network!

  7. HI Meg, I am glad I clicked on your little link on the influence network link up! I actually said the same thing about what I have learned. like nearly word for word.. haha (promise I didn't read yours until after I wrote mine). I love your blog design (so simple and clean) and your family is so cute. I just added you to my bloglovin' feed. I am looking forward to getting to know you better!

  8. This picture of you is gorgeous! It has this awesome 70s vintage look to it. And the eyes on that boy! He's so sweet.

    So so glad to be getting to know you!

  9. Hi, Meg! I just commented on your most current post, but because I'm linking up a few days late, I wanted to comment on this one, too. I wear scarves a lot, too. They add so much to an outfit, I think! :) I look forward to getting to know you better through The Network! :)

  10. i love scarves! they're the perfect accessory and a sign that you actually spent two hot seconds thinking about what you were going to wear that day (even if you spent the whole two seconds thinking only about what scarf to wear. ha!).

    i miss you & hope you're doing well! will you be going to influence again this year?