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Megan

I'm a small town Michigan designer that is passionate about creating beauty and chasing down my dreams.  Most days you can find me puttin' on my red lipstick and tackling a new project.  Just hand me a paint brush and some flowers and we'll call it a day.  I am mama to two sweet kids, Carter and Lily, and wife to Joe, who is undeniably my better half.

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"God is the master artist.  I believe creating beauty is a reflection of His character."

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Even as a teenager I was known for my obsession of lipstick and lip gloss.  All my girls knew I had the best stash of Lip Smackers, Avon and Maybeline diamond lip color.

01. I'm obsessed with

Lipsense

There is something about stepping back in time and slowing down.  The nostalgia of things that were crafted with pride.  The beautiful clothes and amazing architecture.  The gift of presence instead of busy.  The discipline and hard times endured.  I can't get enough of it.  Books, movies, tv series...I'll devour them all and then hope to wear a gown to dinner.

02. I Love

HISTORICAL FICTION

I can only stand so much screen time.  I want to jump in and get to work.  I am a DIYer at heart.  My friends have caught me mixing mortar by hand, tearing up flooring and  stripping and sanding down my steps.  

03. i like TO WORK WITH

MY HANDS

Yep.  It's true.  I used to be a hairstylist.  Every time I do it I say "This is the last time! My arms hurt and I'm hot." but no, I'd rather buy more lipsense.

04. I STILL

COLOR MY OWN HAIR

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I have practiced handwriting and calligraphy with my grandmother since I was a little girl.  She had beautiful penmanship and I loved learning from her.  Sometimes it's the pens that make all the difference.

05. I'M PICKY ABOUT

MY PENS

and by the beach.  My family and I love to hammock camp.  The simplicity of it is so refreshing and the corned beef hash and percolated coffee is THE BEST.

06.  LIFE IS BETTER

I was obsessed with "Fur Elise" by Beethoven when I was seven.  I was determined to master it one day and was able to play it for my recital when I was eleven. My love for that song turned on a lifetime love of playing music.  I was also inspired by my dad and brother to learn how to play the guitar.  Our house was always filled with music from family and friends. One of my favorites was the song "Blackbird" by the Beetles. It was top on my list to learn and is still one of the first songs I play when I pick up the guitar.

07. I Am a

MUSICIAN

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