Serenity Now & Haven Blog Conference

I have much love and respect for Amanda, the blogger who writes Serenity Now blog.  She was one of the first bloggers I developed a friendship with, and even though it was via the internet through her thoughtful comments and emails encouraging this new mom, I have since considered her a friend.  Amanda was the first blogger to ask me to guest post on her blog! and while she is out of town, I’m happy to guest post on her blog again!  I’m sure she’d appreciate you stopping by for a visit.  🙂  I posted an easy and healthy summer recipe from Honey We’re Healthy, Quinoa Caprese Salad.

Speaking of blogging and relationships, I am very disappointed that I will not be attending the Haven Blog Conference as planned.  I need to be home with my family and I feel good about this decision, even though it means missing out on getting to connect face-to-face with people I was REALLY looking forward to spending time with.  Online relationships are still relationships, but nothing beats getting together with friends in person and connecting on a more personal level.  I have to thank Cassie, Courtney, and Carmel for being so gracious and taking on my speaking role on our social media panel. They completely support me and it makes my heart melt.  The Haven organizers (Beth, Chris, Rhoda, Sarah, and Traci) have also been so kind to send personal notes of prayers and support.  It makes me want to hug their necks even more.  But, there’s always next year. 🙂
I continue to appreciate your prayers for my family as we deal with my dad’s illness.  I know God hears those prayers even if you haven’t been able to comment to tell me you are praying.   I feel the peace and comfort through that.  We are enjoying time together right now and that is what matters most.  All things considered, he is doing pretty well.  I love these people.
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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Megan, as you know we are praying for the entire family. May you all feel God's love surrounding you during this time. And yes, Amanda is such a beautiful person. She has always been such an encouragement to me, and I love that she keeps things so "real".
    And, while I know you are disappointed not to be attending Haven…knowing many of those who are, you will be thought of often and prayed for by many.

  2. Hi Megan!! I'm so sad that you have to miss the event, but I know you made the right choice. Continuing to pray for your dad and your family!!

  3. You definitely made the best decision, I was wondering if you would go after you had posted your dad was ill. I am sure you being home means so much to your parents. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. BTW,That is a beautiful picture of your parents 🙂

  4. You are where you need to be. Praying for you and your family. Let's be newbies at Haven together next year, m'kay? xo Jen

  5. Megan, I am so sorry for the difficult time you and your family are going through. I continue to keep your Dad and you in my thoughts and prayers. There is always another Haven conference. You are where you need to be now and time together with your Dad and family is very special. Sending you a hug.

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