Our August blogger interview is with Megan of Lovely Happenings. Her blog is amazing, and she posts whenever she is inspired, whether that is every few days or every few hours.
What we love about your blog is you post whatever inspires you, whenever. Sometimes it is once every few days, sometimes its five times a day. What is the inspiration behind you blog? Where do you look to get your posts?
I started my blog as a visual journal of images that make me smile. If I see something that evokes a positive feeling, I post it. I want people to look at my blog and be happy. It is meant to be fun and inspiring. I find things to post about from all over the place. I visit so many other blogs. Sometimes it seems unreal how many I visit. I use this to organize some of my favorite links all in one pretty place. (I seriously need to update my list though).
I am addicted to polyvore
and ">lookbook as well.
If I am feeling really uninspired and lazy then I use Stumble Upon to find new sites
Sweet Nothings, of course! Coco + Kelley, Oh, Mishka (http://ohmishka.blogspot.com/ ), La Mia Via, Cupcake and Cashmere , Style Me Pretty , I Can Read , The Frisky These are just the mains one I look at in the morning. Later in the day, I could easily add about 50 more.
You just graduated college and moved to Portland. I've spent a ton of time in Portland bc my brother went to college there, and got married up there. What are you currently doing? What would be your ideal day to spend in Portland if we only had 24 hours?
First off, Portland is amazing! If you haven’t been, get your little rear end over in this direction. Yes, I just graduated from Oregon State University (go beavs!) in June with a degree in interior design. I am excited to have graduated but bummed with the bleak outlook on jobs. I am fortunate to have a wonderful part-time job at a fabric showroom to the trade. We carry thousands of awesome fabrics that designers are constantly using for their projects. It is a good learning experience and I hope it leads to an interior design job.
Oh, Portland. There is so much to do and love. Experience the city walking, biking, or in mass transit. First, I would take in the natural beauty of the city and walk through Forest Park. It is one of the country’s largest urban forests. It is a stunning forest and it’s amazing it is within city limits. You also must go shop. I am all for shopping! My favorite place to shop is on NW 23rd street (my neighborhood in Portland). The street is lined with old houses turned into boutiques and wonderful local dining. Grab dessert at Papa Haydn while you are there too and you won’t be disappointed. The Pearl District and downtown are fabulous for taking strolls as well. Stop at Powell’s Books. It is a fabulous bookstore that takes up a whole city block. Vintage shopping is also another love of mine. A great place for that is in SE on Hawthorne. While you are out exploring the city stop by one of the many local breweries and enjoy a beer (Deschutes Brewery , Bridgeport Brewpub , Laurelwood Public House , Rogue Ales ). If you have time, then I highly advise going out to the Oregon coast. It is stunning out there! Many of the wonderful wineries are on the highway on the way out to the coast as well. The options are seriously endless. Come visit Portland and you might not leave.
Who are the five people you would want at your dinner party, living or dead?
And Finally, an interior design question: We're all young girls, fresh out of college, struggling to decorate on a budget. Do you recommend saving for years for an original mid century modern piece, or getting the overstock or ikea version in the meantime??
Thanks so much to Megan for taking part in our blogger interview series..If you haven't checked out her blog, please do..you'll fall in love. Have a great weekend ladies!!