Hi. My name is Meg. I’m mom to my curious little girl, Holden, and my handsome little man, Gatsby (I was an English major).

oh, bother. was created out of my struggle as a working mom in a Pinterest world. I’m a DIYer wannabe and creative design appreciator, but I usually find myself falling a bit short in the execution. You’ll see.

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sweet{heart} chalk art

sweet{heart} chalk art

Hand-lettered Chalk Art by Lily & Val @ohbotherblog I'm a winner! I was super psyched to learn that I won my choice of a hand-lettered chalkboard print by Lily & Val through a Facebook contest.

Chalkboard artist and typographer, Valerie McKeehan, lives in Central PA (near me!). I fell in love with the custom chalkboard signs she had created for my friends' wedding. Her work is whimsical yet rustic, and so fun.

Valerie creates each piece entirely by hand, from sketch to slate, hand lettering each design on a chalkboard surface. The design is then professionally photographed and the photograph is used to produce fantastic prints and note cards. Valerie will also create custom chalk boards for weddings and events.

So that left me with the tough task of choosing which print I wanted. I mean, definitely go check out all of these amazing prints so you can understand what I was dealing with. Song lyrics, famous quotations, cute culinary sayings, a mojito recipe...

So what did I go with?

Lumineers Ho Hey quote chalkboard print by Lily & Val @ohbotherblog

I chose the lyrics to The Lumineers' "Ho Hey," my "theme song" from my first months with Holdy. Adorable, right?

And... exciting news: Lily & Val will have an exclusive line of holiday themed wall art at TJMaxx for the 2013 season. Be sure to check it out!

pinterest quasi-fail: baby's monthly photos

pinterest quasi-fail: baby's monthly photos

father's day - ode to my dad's mustache

father's day - ode to my dad's mustache