field trip

By Megan Westra / November 17, 2011 /

if a pumpkin bisque recipe hasn’t satisfied your craving for a megan westra written blog (or even if it has)  i’m also guest blogging today over on our church’s blog. i talk about spiritual things over there instead of pumpkin and kale and how to cook without refined sugar. and someone edits those posts, which…

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a trainers thoughts on labor and delivery (pre-labor)

By Megan Westra / November 14, 2011 /

it’s a good monday morning. which, i know, is a complete oxymoron for some; so i’m feeling pretty blessed. i’m cranking my most eclectic itunes mix (really, everything from the soweto gospel choir to the civil wars, rick astley to ziggy marley, it’s quite the jam) i just had the most fantastic scrambled eggs i’ve…

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By Megan Westra / October 16, 2011 /

it’s been a crazy few weeks. new building. kid’s ministry fall kickoff. conferences. but today, we just found peace. in a cornfield. i feel so midwestern.

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By Megan Westra / September 16, 2011 /

i have a real hankering. several of them actually. i have a real hankering to finish this crazy upcycling project i started last spring involving an old door and chalkboard paint. i have a real hankering to take a nap. but i’m pregnant, so what else is new? i have a real hankering to make homemade bread, just so…

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it's not perfect…but it doesn't get much better.

By Megan Westra / September 8, 2011 /

today starts off something like this around the westra household: – i wake up after eleven, yes, eleven consecutive hours of sleep to a day as wide open and full of potential as a new canvas. – steel-cut oats, real maple syrup, early apples and almonds for “breakfast”. – shawn mcdonald pours out of my speakers.…

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meditations for the new month

By Megan Westra / September 1, 2011 /

happy september everybody! it’s so crazy to think about how quickly the months are blowing by, it seems like just yesterday it was may and ben and i were just finding out we were going to be parents…now january seems to be creeping up on us at a pace that would make speedy gonzalez proud. today…

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By Megan Westra / August 30, 2011 /

your daily underwear selection is a big deal. at least, i think so. underwear can make you feel sexy or happy, confident or smart (don’t underestimate the power of plaid panties), sporty or matronly, or like you’re pms-ing big time. it’s a big decision. how do you feel today? i keep my undies organized by mood,…

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good days don't involve real pants.

By Megan Westra / August 26, 2011 /

i dusted the other day. this may not be of any notable value in your home, but for me, it’s amazing. usually i dust right around the time that one of the bunnies threatens to eat a child. that’s just how i roll. but you see, i made this nifty little schedule a couple of weeks back…

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Who is this guy?

By Megan Westra / August 24, 2011 /

So I’m not Megan. When Meg and I originally talked about doing a “blog”, we were both going to write in it and post certain things. Then we realized a few different things. 1. I’m not exactly a gifted writer. Actually, I didn’t even write papers in school myself until i was 17. I dictated…

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twenty-five cents

By Megan Westra / August 19, 2011 /

i blame the baby. i’ve wanted lemon everything since conception. lemonade. lemon yogurt. lemon gelato. lemon starburst. frozen lemonade. lemonade cheesecake??? or maybe it was my yet unrequited desire to run the best lemonade stand in town from when i was a kid. i charged twenty-five cents per glass, but on our lazy one-lane country…

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