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good stuff other people are up to

Hi! How are you? How is your new year going? I’m getting a slow start, we had a cascade of things breaking around here (the latest victim is the SD card for my camera that will forever hold a few cute pictures of Scott and I that nobody will ever see and is also the reason I have no picture above). The pile of annoyances has left me feeling a bit like I should keep hiding. I’m getting ready for Alt Summit later this month and after that look forward to having a block of unscheduled time to re-sort my domestic world.

But! Friends of mine are up to some far more exciting things:

  • Go Mighty has been connecting people’s life goals with ways to make it happen. Maggie has been keeping track of what people are up to on Mighty Girl and I’m definitely on board with the Own Less Crap goal that lots of people have. I’m not alone.
  • AB Chao has announced the dates and locations for 2013’s Design Camp tour. I kinda want to follow her around (London! Berlin!). Also, anybody going to Alt Summit, she’s got two spots open for her Salt Lake City mini-camp. After attending her Design Camp here in Seattle last year I’ve got a much clearer picture of what to change around my house.
  • Kirby Krackle will be holding Kracklefest 3 on March 1st here in Seattle, guests are the Doubleclicks and Paul and Storm. Then in April they’ll be opening for Wierd Al (Wierd Al!!) at the Calgary Expo. (My husband Scott plays bass in the band.)
  • Melanie Biehle has announced that she’s taking on clients who are setting out to make a change in their business lives. She can through coaching, talking branding and social media and creative components, see it explained far more elegantly on her site Genuine Mix. I’ve seen Melanie at work and she is good, she’s also one of the most calming people I know. And! She’ll be at Alt Summit.
  • Robin Sheridan has announced that she’s kicked off her career as a real estate agent here in Seattle. She did an amazing analysis of the market value of our home (no, we’re not moving out just yet) and I can recommend her highly. I initially met her when her husband Kirk of Mastin Studio took some photos of Scott and I.
  • Seattle Bloggers Unite continues to be a really fantastic resource for Seattle bloggers. The meetups are always very informative and fun. If you’re in Seattle and have a blog (or want to start one) please come join us!

· comments [8] · 01-14-2013 · categories:uncategorized ·

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  • 1 just barrie // Jan 14, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I’ve committed to owning less crap for years (after reading a super hippie book that basically instills that you should look at what you need in life, rather than what you want). About every season I like to go through the house and get rid of 1 thing, every day, for about a month. The item either gets tossed or put in a donate box. The more I do it, the easier it gets and sometimes I’ll find myself finding more than one thing a day–which is even better. These seasonal purges really makes me feel lighter and the house looks cleaner for it–and then I’m never overwhelmed by clutter because I keep the ritual going. Highly recommend owning less and living more!

  • 2 A Chow Life // Jan 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    Omigod, Megan. You are super totally awesome. Thank you for the shout-out! xoxoxo

  • 3 lyndsey // Jan 14, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    thanks for the SBU shout out! hooray for our seattle bloggers :)

  • 4 Brianne // Jan 15, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Hooray for the SBU shout out. Hopefully I’ll see you there tonight. Also, I’ve been following Robin’s blog for a few years now and am excited she may be a resource when I have to sell my house next year sometime (side note – want to move to Maple Leaf? ;)

  • 5 Carolyn // Jan 15, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Scott and ME in both cases. You do not take a picture of I, you take a picture of me…
    The only reason I comment is in the many years of visiting your blog I cannot remember you making grammatical errors…

  • 6 Carolyn // Jan 15, 2013 at 10:23 am

    Pardon me now as I go comb the fringe of the rug to placate my OCD…

  • 7 megan // Jan 15, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Carolyn – Thanks, though in this case would I need to change it to “me and Scott”? Scott and me just sounds to awkward. Or maybe “myself and Scott”, “Scott and myself”?

    And I know for sure I make *tons* of errors, many of them grammatical. For which I apologize, as well as apologize in advance.

  • 8 Seanna Lea // Jan 23, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I am so on the getting rid of crap bandwagon. At this point, I think we’ve gotten rid of at least one full bookshelf worth of books and I’m running a stash sale that has an eventual goal of at least 100 skeins (about a third of the way through in the first posting).

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