Here are a few things you may or may not be glad to know about me:
Megan: is my name. That seems like a good place to start. I'm a librarian who loves libraries and if prompted, will happily tell you why you should love them too. When outside of a library, I enjoy being with my husband, friends, and family. I've been known devour a book (and dessert) in no time at all. I travel whenever possible, yet can easily morph into a pajama-clad homebody. Faith is a central part of my life and I'm awful glad for it. Lastly, I love to create—be it through crafting or cooking. I'm always making something, so I figure I might as well share it here.
Matthew: is a name you will read many times throughout this blog. He is my husband, best friend, resident comedian, supporter of my shenanigans, and all around special fella. Matt is a wiz in the kitchen, keeps all of our house plants alive, and can cut up a dance floor like nobody’s business. Matthew is passionate about reading and writing, which you can check out on his own blogs Fictional Fragments and Paraphilosophical Fragments.
Craftiness: is in my genes. I grew up around an endless array of DIY projects, from elaborate window treatments and frilly dresses to wood floors and light fixtures. Both of my parents get credit for my ambitious, oh-yeah-I-can-totally-make-that attitude. I am a pretty intense perfectionist when it comes to my undertakings; sometimes this characteristic serves me well, sometimes not so much.
Cooking: is not in my genes. As far as I can tell, no one in my family likes to cook and everyone is surprised that I do! This actually used to be The Sunday Dish, a blog exclusively about my early forays into cooking. You can read more about the transformation into Making a Living here.
I love to try new recipes, especially ones that are unique, challenging, or healthy. It can be tough to strike a balance between the more involved dishes that I want to make and my complete lack of energy when I get home from work. So I save those recipes for the weekend (and this blog!) and cherish my slow cooker in the mean time.
The Main Thing: I whole-heartedly believe that a good life requires effort. Why not bring some of that energy to everyday essentials like food, shelter, and clothing? Making a Living is all about delicious meals, a beautiful home, and inventive projects. You can get beyond the plain and ordinary without spending lots of money. Trust me, a little creativity goes a long way.
I am far from being an expert, but I'm learning more every day and loving it!