Meg at Home: Giveaway and Discount and Hope for the Stars, Oh My!

A couple of years ago I went on a walk with my dear friend, Heather. We talked about our kids, our hopes and the callings we feel in life. I remember stopping at a crosswalk and saying, so sheepishly, "I know this sounds grandiose, but I just really feel like I need to help women. I want to create things that make them feel less alone."

At the time, I was thinking of starting this blog and creating a space where we could all go to be honest, to laugh, to cry and to seek. In the past few years, while I am still sheepish about my big hope, I have seen some of its realization. This space has helped me, it has connected me to amazing women - intelligent, hurting, hoping, hard working, lovely living - women. I hope in some small way, I have helped them even a fraction of how much they have helped me. It has been a blessing.

Enter Latter Day Home.

Watch me on tv talking about latterday home! Also? At one point I say, "and then you won't have to talk to your kids about preschool for the 12th time that day." Because I am a stellar mom like that.

Latter Day Home is a company that understands good design is more than precisely placed furniture in glossy magazine spreads. They know that a beautiful home isn’t about perfectly swept corners or artfully draped throws that never actually get used. A beautiful home is laughter and dishes piled on kitchen counters after a good meal. It is homework on the coffee table and your kids creations taped to the wall. Worthwhile design doesn’t make you feel like you need to rearrange your life, worthwhile design complements the life you are already living. Every product is locally designed and handmade by local artisans. They create pieces that serve as tribute to the great and grand work you are doing within your four walls.

And a few months ago, they asked me to collaborate on a new home line with them. First, I blushed with excitement. And then I thought of that conversation I had on a busy street years ago. Another opportunity to create something that uplifts and gives good hope? Hell, yeah.

We've got two pillows out and we plan to follow up with more gifts and home decor. Each pillow is hand screened and then handmade by local artisans, many of which are moms just like me and so many of you. And today, because I want us all to be happy! I am having a giveaway and giving a discount. Because....we all need something a little lovely once in awhile. I hope that when you see that pillow sitting on your crumb strewn couch in the middle of your toy bombed living room that sounds like laughter and smells like the spaghetti you are making for dinner, you feel the beauty of your situation. I hope you know the goodness of your work. I hope you understand how grateful I am for the woman you are and the woman you are working to become. And I hope...oh I hope.

Go to Latter Day Home and enter MegatHome to get 15% off your pillow purchase!

Want to win one in the giveaway? The rules are simple!

Each step gets you one entry! 

1. Share this post on social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram or whatever else you use!) and leave a comment letting me know you did it!

2. Like Latter Day Home's FB page and leave a comment letting me know you did it!

3. Like the Meg in Progress FB page and leave a comment letting me know you did it!

4. Pin a pillow to pinterest and leave a comment letting me know you did it!

Giveaway runs through Friday the 15th 11:59am. Winner will be chosen by

Discount runs for the next two weeks!



Trick or Treat

Witches Coven Pillows from Call it Courtney.

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

The trees are shedding their clothes, the moon is clear on crisp fall nights and the countdown to Halloween has officially begun. I am just going to come out and admit it. I have an unholy love for All Hallows Eve. I look forward to October all year, it is the month that I read Poe, Hawthorne and watch Hocus Pocus twenty five times. And let's be honest, it is only out of consideration for puritanical social norms that I am not in a costume 40% of my waking hours.

Enter Courtney Snowden of Call it Courtney. I always love Courtney's creations, they are that little bit of whimsy that every house is simply lost without. With Halloween around the corner, Courtney has transformed herself into a weaver of witchcraft dreams. Her store is chock-a-block full of bits and pieces worthy of even the pickiest Halloweenophile. Each piece is the result of hours, weeks, days! worth of combing through estate sales, antique stores and thrift stores. I know, I know what you are thinking.

"Meg, this girl sounds awesome! How does she do it?"

I thought Courtney summed the whole thing up beautifully in the last email she sent me,

"I am a "hunter and gatherer" so most of the things I make have vintage elements incorporated into them. For instance, the pedestals that the crows are perched on are made from old tart tins and crystal candlestick holders that I picked up at an estate sale. The Haunted Houses are also perched on vintage glassware from the thrift store. Old bingo cards, book pages, dominoes and game pieces are also faves of mine. I have jars upon jars filled with "misfit toys" and "whozits and whatzits galore." I'm fully aware that I've got issues :)"

Are you in love with her yet? I know. Me, too.

Just a few of Courtney's handmade treats for the month of tricks.

Me? I won't be able to live without a coven of those glam witch pillows or a haunted house in every nook and cranny of my little house.