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: 


XOXO,

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!

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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.

Master:

Entryway:

Office:

Guest Room {most recent to past}:

Kitchen:


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

Monday, November 10, 2014

Fall Tablescape {Don't Drink the Pinecones}

So I'm kind of cheating on Thanksgiving this year, as a few Christmas trees are already sprinkled throughout the house. Don't worry, I totally enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and have no plans to shop on Brown Thursday or whatever it's called now. 

And although I'm putting up the Christmas tree this week, my dining table is still all about Thanksgiving....


...even though I'm not cooking...


...or hosting. {Which is why I can place pinecones in the drinks.}


Really, it's just for me to admire. Because a mom needs one place in the house that looks clean, right??? 


Until next time, 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My "Why" - Unfiltered


Hi friends! Today I felt prompted to share with you why exactly I decided to become a Distributor with It Works Global. This is from the heart, and I'll hope you'll read until the end. 
Why am I on a personal crusade to succeed in my business? What propels me forward?
Because when I was 9 months pregnant with Sutton, Joey was essentially forced to resign from his job when he wouldn't go along with the dishonest standards by which the company operated. I was a stay-at-home-mom, so we lost all source of income, as well as our health insurance...and I was about to bring our second child into the world. NOW, I have something to fall back on.

Because I know what it's like to depend on food stamps. To sell my furniture on Craigslist just to have gas money. To have an unexpected bill go through and, subsequently, be the girl who puts groceries back, one at a time in the checkout line as people behind me watch impatiently.
Because I want to leave a legacy for my children's children...so they won't have to share my aforementioned experiences.
Because when you watch your husband work an 80+ hour work week, be away from his precious children and tirelessly bear the burden of being the sole provider, you determine you WILL retire him or die trying. Because life is short and fragile, and no parent should have to miss watching their children grow.
Because I personally feel called to homeschool, and to braid Christ-centured values into my children's education. This requires generating income from the home, and not having the cost of childcare/schooling saturating a 9-5 paycheck.
Because, when you're introduced to a company that's founded on faith, and is UNASHAMED to say so, you take notice...because that doesn't happen very often. I understand what a PRIVILEGE it is to be part It Works, and I'm thankful for this company's generous spirit, compensation plan and bonuses.
Friends, I know what it's like to have too little, and I know what it's like to have more than enough. I know what it's like to be a working mom and a stay-at-home-mom. However, on the heels of uncertainty, my faith has remained constant. And now, as my own BOSS, I can use my business as a platform to glorify God through my finances, time and words.
I GET to share life-changing, healing products with people and watch their confidence return. I GET to rub elbows with THE most amazing, empowered women in Oklahoma.
I'm just a girl with big dreams - determined to keep my beautiful children by my side and my hardworking husband hand-in-hand while I work to bring him home.
This is not my hobby. This is my passion.
And now you know "why."
Join me or learn more at www.projectskinnypants.com. 

XOXO,