Home Alone

Drew is at a concert tonight with one of our friend’s from home in WV. After I sent the boys on their merry way, I closed the front door and realized…..I have the house allllll to myself. What on Earth should I do!!?!? My eyes go straight for my camera and a long awaited project on my To Do list. Can you guess what this is??


If you guessed a huge, ginormous, heavy, expensive, empty picture frame…you are WRONG!!!! It’s a huge, ginormouse, PLASTIC, cheap, poster frame that used to have a Budweiser sign in it. (I know what you’re thinking….where the heck did I find this?) Well, I recently went shopping in my mother’s basement. She’s keeping all kinds of goodies for me until I own my home (which could happen at the end of the month!!). As I went scavenging for a few items, I stumbled across this and had to have it. I can’t remember where she got this thing, but I have big plans for it. I’m going to spray paint it a vibrant color and put a mirror in the frame. What color? I have no clue yet. I’ve gone back and forth as to where I want to put it….I think that will ultimately decide the color. If you have any ideas, send them my way!!

Now, I knew I wanted to do a before & after post on this project. I got a good “before” picture above, but I wanted to give you an idea of how tall this thing is. I thought it would be a good idea to take a picture of me standing next to it. At first I just tried to hold my camera and snap a self portrait. Not easy when you have a heavy dSLR. So then I propped it on the table and turned on the self-timer. What a terrible angle! I finally dragged out the tri-pod and really started to have fun. Not only did I spend 25 minutes snapping photographs of myself in front of this frame, I started to get really loopy. Here are 4 of my favorite poses. You can tell where I: A) forgot to take off my geeky glasses. (Did I tell you I’m getting Lasik!?!?) B) Started to wonder if I should change my baggy sweat pants. C) Couldn’t stop laughing. And D) Struck a classic Megan Cheerleader/Dance/Rockstar pose. HINT* If you didn’t already know the skinny girl arm trick, prop your hand on your hip…I learned that in college – works everytime.megs

And you wonder what we girls do when we’re home alone.

September 2, 2009 - 11:19 pm

Heather Davis - Haha…that’s an awesome frame! I think it would make a great photography prop! I think you should paint it hot pink…that would be fun! lol…I totally hear you on how hard it is do do a self portrait with a big heavy camera! I miss the days when I would shoot with a small little point and shoot…it was much easier to just stick out my arm and take a cute shot.

September 3, 2009 - 9:53 am

Emma - You are too cute! I kinda like the color it is now, but you can’t go wrong with black! Tyler and I miss you tons (and Drew as well 🙂

September 3, 2009 - 12:26 pm

Kerry - That frame is incredible Megan! Can’t wait to see what you do with it – keep me posted on your home buying adventure! 🙂

September 3, 2009 - 1:29 pm

Mary Ann - Meg Peg… You are so funny! The frame was from Mike and Sherry at the boat slip! You will come up with something way cool.

Let’s Go Mountaineers!


September 7, 2009 - 12:08 am

Kyle - You had way too much fun while we were away.

Hope you enjoyed the game! I requested off for the Colorado game if you guys are going to be in. I’m also going to the MSU/UM game in East Lansing as well (buddy goes to MSU Law). Busy!

September 7, 2009 - 8:31 am

Aunt Lori - Oh Meg, You bring a smile to my face everytime I click on your blog. I’m sure what ever you come up with, will be awesome. I’ll kept checking. Good luck on the house adventure. Love you!

September 22, 2009 - 4:24 pm

Olivia - I can’t wait to see how you use this piece in your new home!!!!! love you meg! xoxo