Monday, February 28, 2011

seize the day.

i am a dreamer.

i'm not going to lie.

i spend a lot of time dreaming and planning and organizing how i think my life will be. possible business ideas. possible jobs. or trips. or romances. i wait. i pray. i journal. i create. i blog. i wait and pray some more. expecting my big life defining moment of success to appear on my doorstep one day. magically. with really cute wrapping paper. and a pretty little bow. pink preferably.

but i know that sometimes God has different plans.

and i know my dreams, which seem like the key to ultimate success and happiness, wont hold a candle to what God has in store for me.

i started reading cold tangerines by shauna neiquist and i came across this quote..


sometimes we wait for life to happen. and sometimes God just wants us to get out of the boat. to take that step. to jump off the edge. even when we don't want too.

because its in those moments of faith paired with action that His plans begin to make sense.

and faith takes practice. day by day. moment by moment. its the small, tiniest of things.

and then..

bit by bit, day by day, month by month, that big pretty present that you expected to land on your doorstep doesn't seem so important anymore.

all that matters is the beauty that surrounds you and the faith and courage you have attained to truly live your life. as God intended it to be lived.

so take it day by day.

enjoy every moment.

look for God in the smallest places.

practice faith.

seize the day.

much love,

mary morgan

sweet and simple.

its the simplest things in life that make me happy.


pretty stationary.

thin mints.


the color pink.

a good quote.

mexican food.

a day at an antique store.

a bubble bath.

rocking a baby to sleep.

old school country music.

a good magazine.

painting my nails.

a large sonic diet coke.

and rainy mondays with my roommates watching law and order: svu.

oh and i like bikes too.

and heather bailey fabrics.

check out her website here.

and her blog here.

much love,

mary morgan

ps- go emily! (for all you bachelor watchers out there.)

Monday, February 21, 2011

turn your eyes.

im ready for summer nights, sundresses and flip-flops.

i went ahead and painted my nails coral in anticipation.

a little hymn to get you through..

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much love,

mary morgan

cute with a cause.

as i was flipping through my most recent issue of instyle i came across these adorable bags.

each handbag is created in northern uganda by former LRA abductees. when you purchase a bag you help these woman form a sustainable lifestyle.

they sew their names into the bags they create and you can watch a video about the specific woman who created your bag for you online at

MEND Treahouse Crossbody // Sage Green
MEND Treahouse Crossbody // Sage GreenMEND Treahouse Crossbody // BlackMEND Treahouse Crossbody // SlateMEND Treahouse Crossbody // Maroon

happy monday!

much love,

mary morgan

Monday, February 14, 2011


happy valentines day!

much love,

mary morgan

Friday, February 11, 2011

heavy heart.

it is simple. their are children in this world that do not have homes. they do not know love.

this morning orphans are heavy on my heart.

please pray for the orphans today.

pray for God to show you a way to help. to answer His call.

check out these websites and blogs about women trying to help find homes for the orphans of this world..

want to go?

happy friday!

much love,

mary morgan

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


open your eyes to miracles today.

much love,

mary morgan

rub a dub dub.

confession: i have been addicted to taking bubble baths lately. its a problem.

one day i will have a cute country bathroom just like these..

Freestanding Tub
(country living)

(country living)

(old domino magazine, rip)

(decor pad)

much love,

mary morgan

Sunday, February 6, 2011

be courageous.

simple truths..

happy super bowl sunday!

much love,

mary morgan

Friday, February 4, 2011

get organized.

one of my favorite blogs, jones design company, posted this awesome calendar yesterday, so i just had to pass a long this lovely little thing..

add emily and her blog to your favorites, its a good one! always inspiring.

the best part of the calendar is the verse at the bottom..

''this is the day the Lord has made. rejoice! and be glad in it."


happy friday!

much love,

mary morgan

Thursday, February 3, 2011

by the sea.

yesterday a lady came into the store whose daughter is also named mary morgan.

so she then proceeded to tell me about how she came up with the name, and i am just going to tell it to you straight- they wanted her name to symbolize where they got pregnant with her.

yes. a complete stranger told me this.

and then it was as if she told me the secret to life..

morgan means "by the sea."

this explains everything.

my deep deep deep love and admiration for the beach, for the sand, for the sun, for the cute accessories and swimsuits...

it all makes sense now.

so i took the liberty to collect some beach goods below to help us all remember those warm days at the beach and pretend we are all packing our bags..

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sunglasses- banana republic, paisley swimsuit- j.crew, beach hat- j.crew, dress, necklace, sandals, and beach cover-up- piperlime, beach bag- funktion

until warmer weather..

much love,

mary morgan

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. hebrews 11:1

make a leap of faith today.

that means actually taking action on something you want from life.

you will never know until you try.

and you will never know what God has in-store until you jump off the cliff into His arms.


happy tuesday.

much love,

mary morgan