recommended reading: Elvis and Me

Of all the habits picked up over Lent, my commitment to reading has stuck with me the most. This past holiday weekend, I stuck my nose so far up this book, I was through it in two short days.

Processed with VSCOcam with m3 presetThe book was a gift from my dear friend Jamie, but I hadn’t gotten around to cracking it open ’til Friday, which was a huge mistake. It’s gold, especially if you’re a fan of Elvis, Priscilla or Elvis and Priscilla, the couple. I can’t believe it took me so long to read it, considering my borderline obsession with both of them! If you see it out on a thrift-store shelf, I’d highly recommend picking it up.

As visuals often stick with me more than words, immediately after finishing reading on Sunday, I went down a crazy spree of looking up photos of the King’s queen. Pre-plastic surgery, she was, at least in my eyes, freaking flawless. Here are a few of my favorite finds…

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Have you read anything lately that’s captured your fascination? If so, let me know! I’m looking for something new to get lost in.

xoxo,

Meghan

Photos c/o: Queen Priscilla.

seasons greetings

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Disagree all you want, but for me, Christmas mail is the best mail. Lately after work, I’ve found myself going straight to the mailbox too see what’s arrived that day. A pretty card, a letter from family far away, cute baby photos from friends…every night it’s a little dose of happy. Speaking of happy mail, I scanned in a collection of Christmas cards from my mom and had to share them with you. Each is a treasure in its own way, from the staged sing-a-long to the oh-fer-cute garlands.

Are y’all enjoying the onslaught of holiday mail too? Better yet, did you send a holiday card this year? If so, here’s hoping it too is treasured.

xoxo,

Meghan

clickin’ around, vol. 23

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Christina has been posting nothing but vintage photos of her gorgeous grandma over on her tumblr this week and they are all so happy-making. The one above I found to be particularly adorable.

Speaking of family photos, I’ve also been completely captivated by Backyard Bill’s series of family portraits. His work is always so, so great.

Have you ever wondered how the heck to wear a petticoat? I sure have! Let’s let Solanah, from Vintage Vixen, tell us everything we need to know.

100 thank yous go to Rebecca from Minn Chic for giving the heads up that the OPI collection inspired by The Muppets (!!!) is coming soon. You can view the slide show of colors here; I pretty much want them all.

Have you been weeping into your empty wine glass because sangria season is over? Yeah, me too. Let’s all dry our eyes and make this autumn-y version, c/o Fresh Tart Steph, OK? OK.

How cool is this contraption? It turns a basic jar into a beautiful, lace-y vase.

Speaking of design done well, I’m in so much love with these daily metaltations, found via Miss Moss. The first one is my favorite, followed by the light bill one.

This post, full of fresh ideas for wearing florals into the fall, couldn’t have come at a more appropriate time. Thanks Lavelle!

I’ll be back soon with a fun how-to…til then, take care.

xo,

Meghan

style magic: meryl streep

Ah, Meryl Streep. One of my inspirations for slapping on SPF on the daily. As gorgeous as she is now, I had fun digging up pics of her from the late ’70s and ’80s. Whether she was riding a subway in a sundress or sitting at a table at the Academy Awards with an upswept updo and kohl-rimmed eyes, she’s just. so. radiant.

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xo,

Meghan

what i’m up to tonight

Here’s a hint…

I’m taking a piano class! Every winter, I try to do at least one thing through Community Ed. Last year, I swam laps every week in an extremely overly chlorinated pool in Northeast. Tonight,  Intro to Blues Piano Using Chords and Playing by Ear. I’m stoked!! Here’s hoping my rusty fingers are up to the challenge. They said beginners welcome…

xo,

Meghan

blogroll love: kissssing

Hello.

My name is Meghan, and I just fell in love with a blog called kissssing. Truth: I’m a sucker for anything romantic. Including, of course, making out. Which is why this mushy blog gets special attention whenever it pops up in my reader.

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On it, you won’t find dating tips or advice for making your marriage better. Just sweet, sentimental photos of people getting all lovey-dovey, with a love-related quote or lyric inserted here and there.
In a word: perfection.

Jim Folsom, Governor of Alabama 1947-1951

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

My Baptist grandma didn’t lie: Dancing leads to kissing.

Linda & Paul McCartney

Making out while afloat in inner-tubes, beer in hand?
This couple rules!

And, since we’re talking romance, check out this to-do list handwritten by Johnny Cash. Judging by item no. 2, it seems that Johnny, too, recognized the importance smoochin’ has in a long-lasting love affair.

P.S. This gem is up for auction on December 3 & 4, along with a whole slew of Johnny’s personal items. Wouldn’t this, framed up, make for the most romantic present EVER? I would m-e-l-t with happiness if I found this under my Christmas tree. Sigh…a girl can dream, right?

xo,

Meghan

P.S. Thanks to When You Awake for the heads up on the Cash estate sale.