Thursday, March 19, 2015

Closet Makeover - Revealing @ A Stroll Thru Life

You know what's better than a bowl full of Lucky Charms - marshmallows only???

Being a guest blogger!

I'm so excited to reveal my closet makeover at Marty's beautiful home decor blog, A Stroll Thru Life

Please join me over there, and please take the time to FOLLOW her. 

You don't want to miss her home interiors and wonderful parties!!


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My Style As Seen On Instagram - @meredithlynngarrett

I thought it'd be fun to do a style post, and Instagram happens to be where most of my pictures land. 

{By the way, I'm a Follow Back girl, even on Instagram.}

Search "Users" for @meredithlynngarrett

We've been friends since 1993!!

The coat (above) was thrifted...had my name written all over it, and felt very "Almost Famous." 

The faux fur (below) was also thrifted. This is a staple in my every day wardrobe. 

The vintage magazine clutch features the Vegas strip. I've had it for about 18 years, I believe. 

I found it in a pile at the Goodwill and fell in love.  

DIY iron on monogramming. #yesplease

That day's wrist candy.

...And a tip I've employed for many years. 

Fashion is fun - but fleeting. 

STYLE is what matters. 

It's your signature. 

It doesn't have to be what's popular or expensive. 

Style makes you who you are and leaves a lasting impression. 

Master your style with a smile....

...because confidence is your best accessory.

Sharing at The Pleated Poppy


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Mommy Confession: Being a new mom was hard for me.

When I had Grayson six years ago, I remember suffering from postpartum depression, and I thought I was a "bad mom" for not feeling an immediate connection with my precious baby. It took awhile.
Then, not even a week later, I was back in the hospital with a virus, while Joey was at home alone with a brand new, VERY colicky baby who had his days and nights mixed up. With Grayson's perpetual crying, and with his eczema so severe, his car seat had blood stains in it, Joey and I questioned when things would get "easy."

Then, I began a new job 6 weeks later...with a boss who wasn't "great." And by "not great," I mean he called me "intellectually lazy" and gave me no other option than to pump milk while sitting on a toilet in the bathroom we shared with other offices. (That's all water under the bridge, but underscores the stress I was feeling as a new mother.) Again, I questioned when things would get easier.
Guess what? They didn't.
Because parenting doesn't get easier. We just get better.
And, maybe, as new mothers cradling our babies, we're both in our infancy.
Because, as Grayson grew, I grew. 
I learned how to be more flexible. 
How to survive on less sleep. 
How to swallow an insult in order to pay bills and buy formula for my son. 
I learned how to fight for my family, and how to be resourceful...lessons that would serve me well indefinitely.
Now, I can honestly say that Grayson's been my strong cornerstone all along. Even when I quit my job - when I had my "Erin Brokovich" moment - he was on my hip, giving me something to cling to.
To all you mothers out there who have willful children...
To mamas who experience challenging, messy, thankless days...
Remember that giving up isn't an option when someone calls you "Mom."
And someday you'll see that you didn't carry your child, your child carried you.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

My 2015 Vision Board

I'm already working towards these goals.

What's on YOUR vision board for this year?

Remember..."A goal without a plan is just a wish." 


Monday, January 5, 2015

A Closet Makeover For My Husband

Guess who entered the world of Pinterest? 

My husband.

And it all started with the desire to organize his closet. 

He collected a few ideas, created his own blueprint and got to work. 

Christmas gift cards from family were well-spent. 

One can of "Fashion Gray" paint and two shelving kits later, my husband's new closet was complete.

Personalized cuff links...a monogrammed pocket knife with our wedding date inscribed...shoe shine. 

Dare I ruin the moment by pointing out our son cut some of the ends off of the shaving brush? 
Thanks for not noticing. #lifewithkids 

I decorated the shelves with items we had around the house. 

That moment when you're trying to get the shot, but your old dog is snoring and you can't bear to move her. #PennyLane

In person, the closet appears much bigger than in the photos, as we maximized the space available and the eye is drawn upward.

Worth noting, the paint lends the scent of pine.

Yes, pine.

One can't open the doors without the manliness commanding a sense of imminent success.

Joey nailed it...

...and inspired me to redo mine.

That's coming soon.

Linking up with: 


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Guess Where I'm Featured This Weekend?

I'm so thrilled to be featured this Saturday over at Must Love Junk -a WELL-LOVED blog that you should definitely be following!! Be sure to check out Saturday Spotlight!


I'm Meredith from The Laundry Can Wait, a lifestyle/design blog where I share my love of interior decorating, as well as my passion for my family, friends and for my home business. I live in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and I absolutely love it here. 

My style is ornate, French/European...elegant with rich colors. I'd have a house full of French chairs, big tassels and elaborate, golden frames if I could. But, most of what I buy is thrifted or purchased at antique stores or garage sales. :) Below are some of my favorite home photos.




Guest Room {most recent to past}:


Living Room:

I'm a wife of 9 years to Joey. Together, we've been blessed with two children - Grayson, 5, and Sutton, 3. Being a mother is the greatest gift the Lord has given me.
I'm a homeschooling mom, and I love it!! If you're thinking of homeschooling, you should go for it!!

I also run my own home business as a Distributor with It Works, author of the Skinny Wrap!! 

My goal is to work hard enough so I can retire my husband and buy 2 horses. 
{Me, this October with my favorite neighborhood horses, CoCoa and Arrow.} 

Another DREAM of mine is to buy a home where I have enough land to take in stray dogs. I want to save them all, because there are so many that need love. 
{Me, this summer with my old dogs, Penny Lane and Lucy.}

I'm a very down-to-earth girl who has sky-high dreams! 
I wrote a children's book in college, and my ultimate goal is to be published in Highlight's magazine. It's hard, y'all!! But writing is a passion of mine, and I won't stop until it happens!

My faith is very important to me, and I also love to laugh. 
 {Oh, Medea, how I love thee.}
And this is my college ID.
For real. 
Good times. :)

To see a full home tour, or to get to know me better, head over to my blog. I'd love to connect with you! You can also find me on Instragram now at @meredithlynngarrett. {I'm a "follow back" kind of girl, by the way.} 

Thank you so much for having me, Susan! It was such a "Yay! Moment" when you asked me to be featured. XOXO