Monday Mess . The Fresh Exchange
October 8, 2012

Happy Monday!  I’m really excited to feature Megan Gilger  from the Fresh Exchange.  Megan’s blog is a go to (love her Just 5 series) and her graphic design work is always inspiring.  You can see what I mean if you take a peek at her online shop, Hitch Print Shop (I want one of each!).  And wait, there is more, Megan is one of the founders of Blog Brunch, a network of bloggers that meets up to chat, about various blogger topics, on the first Saturday of every month.  I love the concept of Blog Brunch and join in whenever possible (you should too)!  And now for the mess :

The bed is something that ends up getting made at least once during the day. There is something that drives me nuts about unmade beds. It feels so much more inviting to me to come upstairs and see a perfectly made bed ready for me slip in to at night. On the other hand it is the one place my husband is not a clean freak about. So this works out well. Secretly I love making the bed every day in some way it gives me this level of completeness.


Currently we are transitioning from one trip in to another. Our whole room is piles of dirty clothes to wash before trip, clothes from the last trip, clothes that need to be packed for our next trip and everything in between. It is a mess to be honest and it scares me a little to think in less than a week some how this mess will be organized on some level. For now I am letting it be as work is too important in comparison to cleaning.

Growing up I moved a lot and my parents would always tell me to look at it as an adventure. This left me with the feeling that every moment in life was an opportunity to view even the toughest moments as fun and exciting. I still am constantly telling myself to take more adventures and see things differently no matter what or where I am.

Want to know more about Megan’s Mess :
Sidetable → Ikea Hemnes collection
Bedding → Ikea 
striped dress: Forever 21 →  similar
Leather leggings: Target → similar
Perfume → Anthropologie
Bangles → Forever 21
Necklace → Lilac Bijoux

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So, let’s talk making beds . . . do you make your bed daily?  I seem to have fallen into an every other day kind of pattern.  My desk is in my room, so I find that if I’m working I have to have the bed made.  But I’ve also found that just pulling the covers up is almost as good as making the bed.

images The Fresh Exchange 

6 Comments

commented on October 8th 2012 at 9:02am

I’m the same- can’t leave the house until the beds are made:) Great post!

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replied on October 8th, 2012 at 10:31pm

@christine{bijouandboheme}, Thanks! ‘m trying my best to instill this in my kids. So far, kind of failing. xo . t

commented on October 8th 2012 at 12:23pm

I make my bed everyday! I always think, “if someone saw my room today they would see that I keep my bad made.”

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replied on October 8th, 2012 at 10:31pm

@Danielle L, It’s so true …. the one day you don’t make your bed than it is sure to happen, that someone will stop over! xo . t

commented on October 8th 2012 at 7:42pm

Probably should admit this but I will: I never make my bed unless I know company is coming. Please tell me I am not the only one!

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replied on October 8th, 2012 at 10:30pm

@Sherry (BTLover2), I love your honesty… I know many people that do the same! xo . t