Saturday, May 30, 2015

Happy Graduation Day!

Happy Graduation Day to all my sweet friends that are seniors and happy graduation to everyone that has or will graduate!! It's a big day in the Scroggin household as my brother gets ready to graduate from high school. It made me happy thinking of this time last year because this really is just such a fun time for all. Here's my somewhat relevant post, one of my favorite posts.


Don't forget this day or this feeling of accomplishment, it's huge! And in the wise words of our fave, Elle Woods:


You did it!!

Happy graduation day,
Meredith


Friday, May 29, 2015

Rediscovery

Ugh. I feel like I go through each day thinking of all this stuff. Lots on my mind, lots in my heart, and I want to do something with it. So many thoughts that I can't really grasp onto them, and then I try to write it all out and it's like I'm just stuck. I don't know how to put it out there anymore, so lists for now will have to do.

Having a really cool time interning at a nonprofit at the Kentucky Horse Park, called Central Kentucky Riding for Hope. They help children and adults with special needs recover using horse therapy and it's becoming such a rewarding experience. I've seen the final product of their main fundraising event in a few weeks and am absolutely loving the grunt work of behind the scenes and seeing what goes into this huge and beautiful production.

Figuring out what this 'freshman year is over' feeling is. Thinking about how this year was, how sophomore year is going to be, how a lot of school related things are going to be.

Stuck in summer mode, yet home mode. If I thought last summer was weird being stuck between high school and college, being at home and stuck in the middle of college is almost even weirder.

Thinking about people and relationships and who brings positive energy into my life and who doesn't. It's a real game changer.

What do I even enjoy anymore? What makes me think? How can I keep doing big things? What are my dreams?

Going to Europe in a few weeks and really absolutely excited for that. We were supposed to go last year but last minute, a few things happened and we had to postpone, so the excitement has just been building up. Thinking more about exploring and new adventures and new things and new people and just overall new.

What this blog is anymore. I've been letting jealousy and comparison get too much to me, which really isn't good. Side note, I really need a blog change. I love the pink and the bows and such but I think the focus of my blog has changed a little. Grown up, I guess I'd say. But yo girl is too broke to hire someone to do it....so if anyone wants to give me some free help I'll give you all the promotion you want. Just let me know! But really. I rant too much about this blog and I truly love it, I just need to rediscover it. I love writing but sometimes it's really hard and I want to force myself to sit down and write each day, even if it's never posted. This little huge blog world has helped me in so many ways and I want to get back into it.

Being more creative. My summers have always been full of crafting, but last summer, too much Monogram Meredith crafting took over. It was great and I loved it, but I want to get more into other things this summer and try more.

Same goes for eating and cooking. I'm saddened by the fact that I haven't baked in forever, but I want to rediscover that love of creating food again.

...and same goes for exercising. Getting out more, doing more things to make my body feel good.

I'm really glad it's summertime. All these things were things I had wanted to do during the year but the pressure of school and being in one spot was so difficult. Second semester was good, but there were lots of ups and downs, naturally, but the downs were harder to get out of. It all kind of piled on top, so I feel like rediscovering the things that have always brought me happiness is what I want to focus on this summer. And I'm really excited about it.


xoxo,
Meredith

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fancy Earrings

I love summer nights. I love it being warm and light out late at night and I love not needing a sweater. Except the heat sometimes makes my hair a little crazy. So I've started loving trying to figure out how I can keep it cute and nice but out of my face and avoiding frizz. And my oh my, my favorite way to still feel fancy with my hair up is with a nice pair of big earrings, especially this pair from Perry Street from Rocksbox. 

And I know, I know, I rave about Rocksbox a lot, but I have never experienced better customer service and a cool system of getting to try new jewelry. And the best thing is is that you can try it free for a month using my code 'meredithxoxo'. I promise you won't regret it!







I wore this the other night for a ceremony at my high school. So fun getting to see friends there and celebrate other friends' accomplishments!


This was my psychology teacher in high school who's now in charge of the accelerated program I was apart of in high school, but also my favorite email buddy because she's a Richmond alum and the one who introduced me to the school!


Last year I was the one graduating from the program, and this year it was two of the ones that watched us last year! Such a fun time for all.


Dress: TJ Maxx (similar) // Wedges: (similar)

xoxo,
Meredith

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Springtime Rompers

Rompers are like the best of both worlds: one piece and nothing to match or put together, but also SHORTS. Breezy and wonderful..... but I have yet to own one. I've been looking around for one for the longest time but have yet to find one that fits me just right. I've found some that I'm absolutely drooling over, and thank goodness I can get them through ShopAtHome.com where I can get them at great values and get cash back!

ShopAtHome.com is a really cool website that gives you coupons for places that you already shop at-- seriously, look at who's affiliated with them. And not only do you get to use a coupon for those items, you can get cash back, which goes into your account at ShopAtHome.com and eventually you get part of your money spent back. It's honestly just a win-win because there's no cost to sign up and use the site, just lots of coupons and lots of cash back.

So here are some of my favorite rompers and jumpsuits and accessories, all under $50 from Target, Lord and Taylor, JC Penney, and Nordstrom

Which is your favorite? I want them all!

xoxo,
Meredith

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Feeling Swell

I've been doing some work out at the Kentucky Horse Park and absolutely loving it. I'll talk more about it another time, but for now, just have to show some shots from the beautiful place. My mom and I were running errands and just admiring it, so we stopped to take some photos in front of the Rolex Stadium.


I'm obsessed with this bracelet. Swell Caroline sent it to me and I honestly can't take it off! It's so dainty and cute and they have so many other absolutely darling products! I love simple gold bracelets like these that pair so well, and this is just too cute.









Shirt: Old Navy (similar) // Jeans: Forever 21 // Bracelet: Swell Caroline // Sandals: Target // Necklaces: Groopdealz and Onecklace // Bag: Dooney and Bourke



I was happy with a fun day with my mom (yes, where we matched) and a yummy lunch from Doodles!

xoxo,
Meredith

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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking.

I was really excited for my collaboration post with Amy from Amy Believes in Pink. Trying to think of something real quickly that we could wear for a collab, she said that she was bringing floral pants and I thought of my floral shorts I had planned on wearing. Check, check, we're done! 

We had such a fun day laughing over blog problems and changing in the car and parking at random houses to take photos. It was so nice to have someone that understood little quirks of blogging and photography, and Amy is just such a sweetie!Right after this, be sure to check out her post!


Little did we know we had both brought black peplum tops to pair with our floral bottoms. But I mean, florals for spring? Groundbreaking.


We had so much fun taking these photos, thanks to Moira for doing such a great job with them!













Top: Target (similar), Shorts: Wet Seal (similar), Shoes: TJ Maxx, Bag: TJ Maxx, Necklace: Versona, Cuff: Charming Charlie (similar)

Sorry I couldn't find more similar items for the ones in the photos, they were just obscure and random finds!



Such a fun time with sweet Amy! Now go check out her post here.

xoxo,
Meredith

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