Meal Plan Monday! {week of Dec 5th}

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Here’s to another week & another plan! I hope that you are finding a few recipes worth giving a try and expanding your go-to meals. Comment below with the one you want to try out and as always check out more in my Instagram. View more menu boards at the hashtag #MBMmenuplan. Check out the collection of all of my boards and make up your own list! Continue reading Meal Plan Monday! {week of Dec 5th}

Elf on the Shelf is BACK + a FREE printable


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Well get ready, the Elf is back! Some of you have already started this week, but our Elf on the Shelf Buddy, doesn’t arrive until December 1st… mainly for my sanity! This will be our 3rd year with Buddy and (most of the time) I love the tradition as much as my kids do. And due to my need to organize everything, especially around the busy holiday season, I have you completely covered for Elf Duty this month. Plus this year I’ve made it even easier with a printable calendar filled with the ideas here!

So let’s get to it! Pin this post for later, or save it on your Facebook, where ever you can access it quickly each night!  Continue reading Elf on the Shelf is BACK + a FREE printable

{new!} Meal Plan Monday!

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I often hear from readers (i.e. my friends!) that they see what I’m doing for dinner, or see that I plan my week out for meals, and they say “I just can’t do it!”. And I don’t believe it for a second! Probably because planning ahead is a major part of my personality, I don’t deny it, I actually love it (#nerd). But what I do realize, is that it does not come natural to everyone. Which was one of the major driving forces to why I even started Made By Meggs to begin with, I wanted to share my meal ideas, my recipes, my thoughts on getting the family around the table to eat together. Continue reading {new!} Meal Plan Monday!

Lunches for the Littles

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School has begun! It’s hard to believe that fall is here and we are quickly flying into October already!! Some of you have been packing lunches like pros already, and I am sure some of you would like some ideas to keep the boxes getting packed!! So I wanted to take a minute to share some great lunch ideas with you. Helpful ideas for those of you  who do pack a lunch (or two or three) every day AND also lots of helpful ideas for those of us still home with our little ones. Along with some great tools to help make lunch fun and easy for everyone… Continue reading Lunches for the Littles

Let’s Get Back to It…

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Hello friends! I hope that you have been really enjoying this summer. In Buffalo we have been dealing with a lot of hot days, so we spent a lot of our time in the water! Thanks for hanging around here as I changed my focus for a few months. It was the perfect break I needed to spend the summer better connecting with my kids and my husband. I really want to thank you for understanding, because as much as I missed writing and sharing, it was just the break I needed. I knew in order for me to really appreciate what I do here, I needed to make sure I was doing it the right way. Continue reading Let’s Get Back to It…

{my focus}

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Hi there! If you are used to following my blog posts, you have have noticed I’ve been a bit MIA! This is not due to any lack of content, I’m always coming up with new post ideas, but instead a change in focus. Much has changed in my personal life in the last few months, most of it all pointing at putting my role as a wife & mother first. I do not say this as if I am “settling” on these roles, more so that I am taking them seriously. I feel that women in general take on too many tasks, and try to be more than they really need to be… which leads many of us to being stressed & burned out. I don’t want that for myself, for my family, or for my blog! So I am taking a bit of a step back from writing. To spend a few more minutes snuggling, or listening to E sing an original song she is currently ad-libing, or coloring with C before the sun is even up. But in all honesty, I might just be taking a hot shower or washing the sink full of dishes.

Life is busy for all of us, but it is how we prioritize and choose our happiness that counts. I love blogging, I love the people I have connected with… but this season of my life is calling me to change my focus. Just for a while. I am certainly not gone, I have notebooks full of ideas & an Etsy store I’d love to open. But for now, I am finding joy in the two roles that fill me up the most.

Feel free to keep using the recipes and ideas here at MadeByMeggs.com as a reference, my webpage and social media are not going anywhere! And if you want to keep up with me I continue to post daily on my Instagram page.

Stay tuned!
Meggs

 

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Spring Time Fun with the Kids!

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I get just as excited as the next guy, when the weather finally starts to warm up. Seriously, its in my DNA, I am from Buffalo, New York – once those snow piles turn to mush we all dance in the streets! (Have you seen our St. Patrick’s Day parade celebrations?) Anyway, this week has been warm & along with letting the kids RUN for the first time in months – I started finding some fun spring time crafts for us to do. Continue reading Spring Time Fun with the Kids!

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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This is my go-to recipe for chocolate chip cookies. Growing up I wasn’t particularly drawn to the chocolate chip variety. I have a huge obsession with anything peanut butter, and still very much do! Hubbs on the other hand, lovessssss chocolate chip & so this recipe has become a major VIP in our house. Continue reading The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crockpot Chicken Fajitas & My Intro to YouTube

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This post is a bit of a double feature, a two for the price of one deal! I tried out this fantastic Crockpot recipe a few months back, and at the same time I was testing out how I might be able to start using YouTube. The one major social media outlet that I hadn’t really ventured into yet. So with all of that in mind, I made a quick video of what I was testing out for dinner… these Crockpot Chicken Fajitas. And let me tell you it was a HIT in my house for dinner. But let’s back up for just a minute…
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