Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Blog Baton & Black Beans


Yesterday was one of the coolest days in the existence of Monogram Meredith. Like you probably saw all over my social media, I hosted The Blog Baton for 24 hours yesterday. I was actually really nervous about it and couldn't sleep (I know, that's sad, but hey, anxiety) at first, but oh my goodness, I had SO MUCH FUN with it!

I've been introduced to so many new bloggers and see such a budding potential for so many new friends! I seriously cannot thank y'all enough for following, liking, and having a great time along with me. Here's a little bit of a recap.

{running errands and shopping... seriously can't wait for y'all to see some of the new clothes I bought! follow on Instagram @meredithscroggin!}

{fairly inexpensive outfit-- shirt from Forever 21, sweater from Old Navy, jeans are Else, shoes from TJ Maxx, watch is from Target. don't ya love saving money?}

{my vegetarian meal... recipe below!}

{hey, if you're gonna rep the Monogram Meredith lifestyle, you have to go all out, right?}

...and a last hurrah with social media and Christmas music.

Please, any who are interested, sign up!! It was the coolest thing to be surrounded by so many bloggers.

And for that Black Bean Salsa....

It's been something that I've wanted to share for forever because it's one my family's favorites and one of my favorites. My mom makes it all the time and we eat it right up. It's a protein-packed, relatively clean, super easy recipe that everyone loves, including us vegetarians. And it goes great on salads or with tortilla chips!

Black Bean Salsa


1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of corn, drained
1 can of diced tomatoes
1/2 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped-- (this is the key to its taste, so use however much you choose)
1 teaspoon of olive oil


Stir together and refrigerate for tastes to blend. Enjoy!

Yes, that was as easy as you thought. Hope you like it!

Oh, and even though I'm not hosting the Blog Baton today, keep following it to find more bloggers!



  1. I love the monogram shirt and your tumbler! Congrats on the blog baton - so exciting!


  2. I'm so glad you did Blog Baton...you've totally made me want to host it! I'm having serious hair and outfit envy now btw! Love your curls!

    xo, Sarah | www.sarahsmileblog.com

  3. I just had to start following your blog after seeing your Blog Baton posts! I love your style and can't wait to read more about your adventures! :)


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