Headbands of Hope

Headbands!I’ve always been incredibly flattered to have the opportunity to carry Headbands of Hope headbands in the shop, as they’re so much more than a beautiful accessory to complete your favorite outfit; they’re a way to give back to those undergoing an admirable fight with cancer. For each headband sold, one is donated to a child with cancer, and $1 is donated to Childhood Cancer Research. Specifically speaking for M of Hope, headbands are donated to the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

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16 Reasons to Celebrate 2016

memoriesThe end of the year often times brings up a sense of nostalgia. For those of you who know me, you know I’m my own worst critic. And for those who do not? There’s a fun fact I know you were wondering (I have several others, but that’s for another day). Owning a business is everything I ever imagined it would be, and more. As I sit and reflect on year 2016, I want to take a moment and celebrate the victories as not only is this something I don’t typically do, but there were 16 ‘things’ that instantly came to mind. In knowing how much I love themes? I was like, “Meaghan! You must write about this immediately and share the 16 incredible ‘things’ that happened in 2016.” Trust me, there were moments during this rollercoaster ride of a year where I wanted to get off and I simply couldn’t; I have a lot to work on, a lot to do, a lot of goals and a lot of ideas. However right now? I’m going to celebrate these victories and I want you to do so along side of me since you played a huge role in many of the victories. Grab your adorable Disco Drink and let’s toast! Ready? In no particular order, here we go: Continue reading

M of Hope

imageI know it has been awhile since I have posted about crafts, events, traveling, books and guest blogger posts, but exciting opportunities have come up that have caused a slight pause here.

As you mayhave heard, I’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund an exciting new project. With one week left in the campaign, I am reaching out to you for your support. However you choose to back this project- with a pledge, a share on Facebook, sharing this post, or sharing the Kickstarter link with friends and anyone you know- it will be thanks to your support that M of Hope reaches its campaign goal and opens its doors… oh, but I’ve gotten ahead of myself! Here is the full story: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/682887529/m-of-hope

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The 28 ‘Things’ I Learned While Being 28

bdayIt has been so long since my last post, and trust me when I say how much this bothers me. With oodles to catch up on (so many posts will be coming your way soon), I decided to do something a little different today. While today is just like any other day, at the same token, I was born today. Monday, August 19th, 1985 at 9:17 p.m. to be exact. And ever since I can remember, on my birthday and exactly at 9:17 p.m., my mom would call me to wish me a ‘Happy Birthday’ or, if I were in town we would celebrate with an ice cream cake (my absolute favorite).

Last year my mom was undergoing chemotherapy treatment and for the first time ever, she was too tired and weak to call me at 9:17 p.m. It’s funny how something I was so used to and, to be honest, took for granted, struck me when it didn’t happen. I remember have a mix of feelings that came rushing out in a collage of silence when the clock switched over and I turned 28. The first lesson I received when I turned 28 was to never take anything for granted. Continue reading

Real Women With Style: The Earley Girls Edition

Mom and I

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014- One year later and cancer free!

On April 25th, 2013, my mom was diagnosed with Stage Two Breast Cancer. Watching her fight for her life; going through chemotherapy and radiation while working full time was something very inspiring to me. She never once complained and she never once took a day off from work. While it didn’t come without tears being shed, it was educational in ways I didn’t imagine possible. Sitting here, writing this, I think about how different I am in just 365 days. I am a little stronger, a lot wiser and, well, my skin is a little bit thicker, which is about damn time if you ask me. Don’t get me wrong- I still make plenty of mistakes (a huge one Friday night), but for growth? I think I may be on the road to becoming the woman I am destined to be, with many thanks to this journey I took alongside of my mom.  Continue reading