Hello, I'm Megan!
I'm a North Carolina girl living in the river city of Louisville, Kentucky with my husband and two young children. My husband and I have been married for over a decade and have lived in three different states in that time. I never expected to live in Kentucky but after finding a strong community of friends in the Louisville area we decided to make it home. My husband spends his day working as a carpenter and graphic designer while I oversee the home, run a small business and homeschool our son.
After living in 10 different rentals in10 years, we were so thankful to finally purchase our first move-in ready home in 2019. Now our task at hand is to restore this turn-of-the-century Italianate home to its former glory. Come see the inside of our home and our current renovation progress HERE.
I grew up in the middle of North Carolina (what we call the Piedmont) in the same area that most of my family has lived for generations. My Southern accent is still well intact and I intend to keep it that way.
Growing up, I loved being outdoors down by the creek playing house with my friends or settling in my room for hours of play with my dolls. Nothing satisfied me more than dressing up in some old timey clothes and trotting out the backdoor with a basket in hand ready to tend the garden (the weed patch by the play house) or fixing food for dinner (better known as mud pies).
Now I find myself living that life everyday. And when the going gets tough (everyday) I try to remind myself of how long I have wanted to be a homemaker. Even when I didn't know there was a name for it, my heart has always longed for a home and a patch of yard that I could call my own and lovingly tend.
Besides homemaking, I have had many interests over the years from my college days studying Spanish and Latin American Studies to my early married years when I became a certified doula. Now most of my interests center around the home.
I spend lots of time in the kitchen making dinners from scratch, baking sourdough bread goods and mixing up herbal remedies. We have a small garden plot in the backyard and are expanding into the front yard this year.
I absolutely love handicrafts. My first handicraft was embroidering a hankie and pillowcases. I used to bring my embroidery with me to my college classes (when it was not a popular craft)! I took up knitting needles and the crochet hook as a young adult and have never looked back. But my most prized skill by far is sewing. I love making clothing for my daughter, items for the home, and gifts for family and friends.
A Few Fun Facts About Me
I met my husband in a bar where he was playing a show and we ended up messaging back and forth on Facebook. This is the most millennial thing I've done to date.
Both my babies were attended by homebirth midwives throughout my pregnancy. My first was born at our home in VA. My second was intended to be a homebirth but she decided to come a little early while we were on vacation in Maine!
I did a summer abroad in Peru doing archaeological work and visited all sorts of amazing sites, including walking the Incan trail and visiting Machu Picchu.
I absolutely love nature items and have them all over my house. At the moment I have around 25 bird nests! Some of my most favorite items in our collection are a cow skull, very large turtle shell, rattlesnake rattle, stingray barb and lots of fossilized coral.
I had magazine subscriptions to Victoria Bliss and Martha Stewart in middle school. Both these publications had a huge influence on my love for beautiful interiors, gardening and old fashioned living.
I have never seen my husband's face cleanly shaven. The closest I've come was the one horrible time he shaved off his beard but left a mustache.
My husband and I are huge fans of Shaker architecture and history. We are lucky enough to have a Shaker village not too far away in Pleasant Hill, KY and spent our anniversary there a few years back.