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Let’s Get Back to It…

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August 2016

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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Photo Credit: Proverbs31.org
Photo Credit: Proverbs31.org

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.

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{September} And here is Fall…

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“Some days just do not go according to plan. You wake up with lofty goals, a mile long to-do lists, & an actual decent plan. Then one thing after another goes against everything you thought today was going to be. Instead of writing or having me time, you are trapped under a teething tot. But then perspective sneaks in… When was that last time you just sat down and snuggled. How long has it been since your toddler needed you this much? Don’t be mad. Don’t feel guilty. Soak up the moment. It didn’t feel like opportunity until now… #perspecticles #parentingunfiltered” – Made By Meggs, Instagram

Three weeks ago I posted that photo on myInstagram account. That day I felt overwhelmed by all of the things I wanted to do, crashing into all of the things I needed to do. As a mom it’s hard to balance it all some times. Continue reading {September} And here is Fall…

Easy Chicken Lo Mein

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 one pot chicken lo mein
I may have mentioned this, but we don’t have a dishwasher. Yes, fact… there is a family of four in 2015 that still washes every dish by hand. So can you guess what my favorite recipes are? One pot, one skillet, one pan, one dish… Anything where one container and my prep station are all I need to clean! Continue reading Easy Chicken Lo Mein


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2015 Kitchen

Hi friends! I haven’t posted as much as I would’ve liked the past few weeks. I find that even with all of today’s modern and mobile technology, I still enjoy working on my desktop, at my desk. Call me old school! And I haven’t be able to get to my desk, or my house, or my kitchen in a while. You see this past weekend in particular was crazy, because my kitchen was torn apart and then very nicely put back together. Continue reading Updates…

Asian Inspired Soy Marinated Pork Sandwiches

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Usually I do not venture too far outside of the ordinary in my house. We like what we like, and frankly I don’t like wasting food on “trying out” a new recipe. BUT there are a few key things I look for when trying something new. Continue reading Asian Inspired Soy Marinated Pork Sandwiches

What makes a recipe VIP?

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You have probably noted that I mention “VIP” in some of my past posts. This is a tag I put on my recipes. Or rather Hubbs does. Early on in my “cooking experience” Hubbs started labeling certain meals VIP. I am sure, at first, this was a joke. Actually I was so sure that I didn’t really make any note of it (so dumb!). What Hubbs was doing was giving me his “Particular Eater’s Stamp of Approval” and this was going to be essential to my future cooking success. Continue reading What makes a recipe VIP?

Learning to Cook Eggs

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It probably seems  a bit silly to be reading a post about learning to make eggs. I mean they are the easiest food to cook, right? I thought so! Who hasn’t been making eggs since they were old enough to stand on a chair by the stove? I know I have been making eggs my whole life. Ever since I was old enough to scramble them in a giant mixing bowl with my dad on the weekend. (His secret was always adding parsley for a touch of color & flavor.) But what I didn’t know, until recently, was that I’ve been cooking them allllll wrong! Continue reading Learning to Cook Eggs

Spicy Sausage Hash

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You know those nights.
The nights when all you really want is to…
You don’t want to think about it.
And you don’t want it to come out of a box… with a side of guilt.

We all want that meal, where you feel like super mom! It tastes good… your husband says he loves it… everyone eats it… & you didn’t spend the entire night over the stove making it. That’s all we every want at the end of a crazy day, right?? Continue reading Spicy Sausage Hash