A couple of weeks ago I got a new design book in the mail:
Not only was it full of design tips for figuring out how to decorate your home:
But it’s a massive 400 pages full of beautiful layouts, tips, inspiration and a list of Meghan’s favorite blogs! I was happy to see that Effortless-Style made her list!
Of course I had to ask Meghan right away to take part in our IN HER SHOES series. So sit back, relax and enjoy a day in her life.
If I was still writing the book, this post would be very, very short.
6:03 am: Stare at computer hoping inspiration will hit.
9:22 pm: Inspiration finally hits. I type a sentence.
Fortunately, my book writing days are over. Now, my days are a free-for-all of project after project with no set routine.
6:40 am: Wake up to the sunrise. There’s no better way to start the morning.
7:00 am: Eat breakfast, or better put, my latest test. After years of struggling with both food allergies and intolerances, I still haven’t pinpointed all my triggers. It’s been a long, frustrating journey of trial and lots of error. But I think I’ve finally cracked the code and found my last problem food. So I eat my bleak breakfast of mangos and apples with hope, thankful Janice Vickerstaff decided to write the reference book Dealing with Food Allergies. Without it, I wouldn’t be this far. If you think you have food allergies or intolerances, I highly recommend it.
7:15 am: Mourn that it’s too cold to paddleboard — I spend every, single free minute of the summer on mine — and settle for a walk with my best friend and business partner, Brent, instead. The crunchy, New England weather gets us both excited for Thanksgiving. On a side note, my shoes are made by Merrell, and they’re by far the best hiking boots I’ve ever had. They walk just like gym shoes — only better.
8:30 am: Check my e-mail. My inbox is scary, so I read a few blogs instead and decide to check my e-mail later.
8:45 am: Sneak over to Brent’s computer to see how our new site design is coming along. It’s scheduled to launch the Sunday after Thanksgiving, along with our new videos. I can’t wait.
9:00 am: Proofread the holiday gift guide I’m sending this Sunday to all my newsletter subscribers (http://www.meghancarter.com/
11:00 am: With a half hour ’til lunchtime, I take a deep breathe and dive into my inbox. It’s still scary.
11:30 am: Eat a rousing lunch of chicken and apples. Awesome.
12:00 pm: Pull out my latest project. It’s still in development, but I hope to launch it the same time as the new site design. Fingers crossed I can finish it in time.
3:00 pm: Turn on some music and fiddle with pinecones and pods until I’ve created a few awesome prototypes for an upcoming holiday decor video and tutorial. With so many different tastes and styles, it’s always tough to decide which is best to feature.
5:30 pm: Sit down at my computer to find the best sources for all the materials needed for the winning prototype. Once all the materials are found, I write up the directions and material list. Luckily, it’s easier to do than writing the book.
7:00 p.m. Head back to the never ending onslaught of e-mail.
7:30 p.m. Call it a day. Eat dinner. Shower. Relax. And pray to the Heavens that my family, friends and I — as well as all those people I’ve never met — get another one.
Thank you Camila for asking me to share!
Have a happy weekend everyone!
What a fun day!If you haven’t had the pleasure of checking out Meghan’s book you must put it on your holiday wish list. I love flipping through and getting new ideas for how to tackle old problems.