Getting To Know You Again...Pt. 4 We Finally Caved, And Are All In!!

April 17, 2014



Your eyes are not deceiving you. After 7 years of marriage, we finally caved and are expecting our first, a little boy! We couldn't be more excited, or feel more blessed. It has been a hard journey getting this little guy here, and we can't wait to have a family of our own. What a lucky girl I am to be able to to have two special boys in my life. I am hoping he will be just like his daddy!!

Getting To Know You Again...Pt. 3 Our Place

April 16, 2014


I think I mentioned on here...way back when that we were in the market to buy a house. Can I just say that house hunting is the worst? After seeing house, after house we decided to build our own lil abode. Having your own home was like a dream come true to me. Not having to share walls is heavenly people, I highly recommend it. I remember our first night in our new place I couldn't stop telling Nate how amazed I was at how quiet it was. I love this lil house of ours.


To be able to keep the costs low, we decided to do some of the work ourselves. One was painting our kitchen cabinets white. At the time we were like heck no I am not shelling out $1500 for painted cabinets, thats highway robbery (which you will find most of the upgrades are when building your own home...stinking builders/crooks). Can I just say that I will in no way be recommending you do this, HIRE A PAINTER!! I think we had to do something like 6-7 coats. It was pure hell, but at the same time it didn't cost us anywhere near $1500, take that builders!




As far as the design goes, I still have a long ways to go. Our main level is coming along nicely...however the 2nd level I haven't even started! The style of our house is a hodgepodge of many different types of design. To sum it up I would say it is modern eclectic, dipped in a rainbow with odd tchotchkes sprinkled on top. 
What my main focus for our home, well and any project I work on is that when you walk in to that space I want you to immediately know who the people are that live there. What I hope our space conveys is how we love to have fun, don't take life too seriously, and most of all I hope it conveys the love that we have for one another and our family. Because I sure do love that sweet little husband of mine (extra cheese please)!

Getting To Know You Again...Pt. 2 Graduation

April 15, 2014


Like I mentioned in my last post, I graduated...finally is what it felt like. You are looking at a Interior Design graduate here! Going back to school to further my education was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. I grew and was able to learn so much. From how to create construction documents to color theory I know it all, well the essentials anyways, I ain't no architect! 


This is a board that I created for a client while in school. I had to recreate this board during my last semester, I won't even bother you with my first semester boards...yikes!! It is fun however, to look at how my style, and taste have evolved throughout the semesters. I am proud of the design view I have now, I created it and it's all my own. Having your own sense of style is so empowering, it frees your mind to create endless solutions.


This is my end of school project, from the department's portfolio event. That little 50 page book on that table is one of my biggest accomplishments. You guys I made and wrote a book!! It was so dang hard but I did it! I taught myself how to use Illustrator...the bare bare minimum might I add and even did the graphic design myself, with the help of my dear husband of course. I will be creating some E-boards of these designs so you can see what's going on a little better in the future.


I got this fortune from one of the lunch dates I had with my friends from the program, toward our last weeks of school. Seemed very fitting to end this post with how grateful I am to have had such amazing friends. I had a blast!! They all are so talented and I was able to learn so much from them. Remembering the AutoCAD shortcuts will fade, but I will always cherish all of the fun and laughter that we shared together. 


Getting To Know You Again...Pt. 1 Intro

April 14, 2014


Wow...a year can really creep up on you can't it? This time I am serious about starting this blog of mine again. Not convinced are we? Can't say that I blame you, but this time I will surprise you (hello scheduled posts for the rest of the week). This blog has been put on the back burner so many times over the past couple of years. From being completely consumed with design school, to graduation, to facing difficult times in the past several months I haven't had the time, or drive to give my all to this blog. I am a perfectionist at heart (thanks grandma), I knew that I had to wait till my mindset was right to give this blog a go again and I feel like that time is now. I have grown and matured so much as a person. I can't wait to share things that I have learned creatively, and life lessons I hope that can help others. 

What will this blog be about? Well there are still some fine-tuning to be done with that. I know for sure it will be an overall Lifestyle blog consisting of all the things I love, and hope that you love too. I am excited to show you my new interior design work while continuing to express my love of fashion and life. It will be fun friends, fun is what I do best! 

Stay Tuned

June 26, 2013

<insert crickets chirping here>
To say it has been a long time would be an understatement, so I will just say it has been a REALLY long time. So much has gone on since my last post, which may or may not have been a year ago. I am excited to say that I have changed and grown so much during my blog hiatus, and am finally in a place where I can get back to sharing my love of life, and design more regularly on this blog. Since this blog hasn't been touched in such a long time I figured it was in need of a serious deep cleaning/update, so the site will be under construction while I put my amateur graphic designer hat on and learn how to use html codes again. Oh the woes joys of teaching yourself how to design a blog. One small thing you may notice is that I have changed domains from, www.meetvirginiadesign.com to www.morganvirginia.com (more on that later). 

I'm excited for this new chapter in my life, and can't wait to get reacquainted with you all, I've missed you so much! Thanks for sticking by me through all of this, and for all of the amazing support you have shown me, it means more than words can say. I hope to have the new site up and running within the next couple weeks, until then, wish me luck!

ps: Word on the street is that Google is getting rid of their Google Reader. If you would like to stay updated on what is going on here, or with me, you can receive updates from any of these outlets:

Thriftaholics Weekly #34

January 31, 2012

Now that we have "I'm a Thriftaholic" we thought we'd share weekly, our thrifted treasure! Thrifted treasure could be an item(s) you have thrifted: thrifted clothing you've worn in outfit posts, thrifted home decor, really any thing you thrifted and want to show off is welcome!

Remember this really is a support group in reverse, we don't want to kick our thrifting habits, we want to embrace them and show them off. And most importantly we want to have fun in the process!

So if you have a thrifted find that you are dying to share, this is the place. Every Tuesday we will have the: "Thriftaholics Weekly Link up."Where you will be able to link up anything you have thrifted whether that be something in your outfit post, a piece of furniture, anything your little thrifted heart desires. There are no limits on what can be linked up, it just simply needs to be anything you've thrifted and fell in love with. Bottom line: If you thrifted it, we want to see it. Simple enough right?!

Thanks to all those who linked up last week, it was a blast seeing all of your thrifted finds! I had to narrow it down to my pick of the week (which was super hard you guys are awesome)! 

My Thriftaholic of the week is:
Lissie from Notes She Wrote
Um how cute is Lissie? So cute I know! She thrifted a couple of these amazing grandpa sweaters, and she is totally rocking them. Bring the gpa sweaters back girl! Loves it!

Ana is taking a little bit of time off from blogging, super hope to see her back soon!

The guidelines for linking up weekly are easy:
Link up a post about your thrifty finds, be sure to link the direct post.

and

Place one of these badges on your blog post you are linking up with.
Meet Virginia Design
Meet Virginia Design
Excited to see what you've thrifted!

Thriftaholics Weekly #33

January 24, 2012

Now that we have "I'm a Thriftaholic" we thought we'd share weekly, our thrifted treasure! Thrifted treasure could be an item(s) you have thrifted: thrifted clothing you've worn in outfit posts, thrifted home decor, really any thing you thrifted and want to show off is welcome!

Remember this really is a support group in reverse, we don't want to kick our thrifting habits, we want to embrace them and show them off. And most importantly we want to have fun in the process!

So if you have a thrifted find that you are dying to share, this is the place. Every Tuesday we will have the: "Thriftaholics Weekly Link up."Where you will be able to link up anything you have thrifted whether that be something in your outfit post, a piece of furniture, anything your little thrifted heart desires. There are no limits on what can be linked up, it just simply needs to be anything you've thrifted and fell in love with. Bottom line: If you thrifted, we want to see it. Simple enough right?!

Thanks to all those who linked up last week, it was a blast seeing all of your thrifted finds! I had to narrow it down to my pick of the week (which was super hard you guys are awesome)! 

My Thriftaholic of the week is:
Kimberly from: A Night Owl Blog
Who doesn't love some vintage Pyrex? That's exactly what I thought...Nobody! Kimberly thrifted these amazing Pyrex bowls, and I'm uber jealous! Go you Kimberly!! 

Ana is taking a little bit of time off from blogging, super hope to see her back soon!

The guidelines for linking up weekly are easy:
Link up a post about your thrifty finds, be sure to link the direct post.

and

Place one of these badges on your blog post you are linking up with.
Meet Virginia Design
Meet Virginia Design
Excited to see what you've thrifted!