Turning Your Creative Hobby Into a Business:: Painted Poppies

Turning Your Creative Hobby into a Business:: Becoming a Paint Stockist

Today I have another fun post in the creative business series. We heard from Barb Blair at the beginning of the series on how she started her own furniture design business. Today we're hearing from another fellow furniture painter and her journey of becoming a paint stockist and shop … [Continue reading...]

Lighting Inspiration

Pottery Barn Lanters

Over the last few weeks I've been doing a lot of lighting research. While selecting appliances and plumbing fixtures was pretty easy, I think lighting is going to be the toughest. There are soooo many options and different styles to choose from. I see so many different light options I like, but it's … [Continue reading...]

Peanut Butter Squares

Peanut Butter Squares | Megan Brooke Handmade

My husband isn't a dessert person. Something this sweet tooth is still trying to understand. While he doesn't love a lot of sweets, he does love ice cream. A long time ago he mentioned these frozen peanut butter squares he used to love that his mom made. He told me to get the recipe from her but I … [Continue reading...]

Before & After:: Dental Office Renovation

Before & After Dental Office Renovation- Megan Brooke Handmade

This post has been a long time in the making. You may remember me mentioning that while we went on our honeymoon in Oct./November, my husband had his office renovated {since it would be closed with him gone anyways}. My husband is a dental specialist and bought the practice 8 or so years ago. … [Continue reading...]

We Have Sprouts

Gardening with Scotts Groables

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Ya'll, this is a monumental day. I need everyone to take a moment and brace yourself for this. Are you ready? You sure? We have sprouts people! That's right, the beginnings … [Continue reading...]

Kitchen Layout & Appliances

Kitchen Layout- Megan Brooke Handmade

A few weeks ago I shared with you the plumbing selections we made for the house. I also mentioned that we had selected our appliances as well. Before we could actually pick out our final appliances, we had to determine what type of appliances we wanted and needed first. Here's how the kitchen was … [Continue reading...]

Turning Your Creative Hobby Into a Business:: Verge Events

Turning Your Creative Hobby into a Business- Verge Events

Have you always dreamed of being an event planner? Maybe you dream of being a wedding planner or maybe you want to plan lots of fun parties like baby showers and birthday parties. Event planning can be a stressful and taxing job, but one that can be lots of fun and allows you lots of creative … [Continue reading...]

Renovation Update:: Framing Begun

Renovation Foyer Framed- Megan Brooke Handmade

The renovations on the house are progressing. Last you saw, the interior of the house had been completely demoed. They've now started framing the interior. It's neat to see all the different rooms starting to form and how much different things are looking. For starters, they've starting framing … [Continue reading...]

March in Review

March in Review | Megan Brooke Handmade

March is officially over {I know, I'm a few days late}. For us here in Greenville, last month was such a tease. There would be 70 degree days followed by 30-40 degree temperatures. I don't know about you, but I'm ready for Spring to stay and for the weather to be warm. March was a busy month here … [Continue reading...]

DIY Tea Towel Save the Dates

diy tea towel save the dates | Megan Brooke Handmade

Last month I shared another fun diy wedding project over at Uncommon Designs. This time it involves a fun way to make your own save the dates. In case you missed it, I thought I would share the full tutorial with you today. Once I had nailed down my venue and the date during wedding planning, I … [Continue reading...]

Turning Your Creative Hobby Into a Business:: A Darling Day

Turning Your Creative Hobby Into a Business- A Darling Day

Today I have another installment in the creative business series. To catch up on previous installments, click here. ┬áToday's business owner is also in the wedding industry. I met Jessica from A Darling Day back when we were about to get our engagement pictures taken. I wanted to rent several props … [Continue reading...]

Tile Inspiration

whit subway tile with dark grout

We are currently working on selecting and designing the cabinetry for the house. Once that's somewhat finalized, the next step is to pick out tile. We've gone to a few tile places in town to start getting some ideas about what we want. With tile, there are so many different colors, styles and … [Continue reading...]

6 Tips for Selecting Plumbing Fixtures for Your Home

6 Tips for Selecting Plumbing Fixtures for Your Home | Megan Brooke Handmade

Last week I shared our plumbing selections we picked out for our house. Since these were our first official selections we were making, I was a little nervous going into it. Plumbing fixtures really weren't something I ever thought about when it came to a home's overall design. But, the fixtures you … [Continue reading...]

Overcoming My Black Thumb with Scotts Gro-ables

Scotts Groables Seed Pods Planted

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gro-ables for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've mentioned it before, but I have a major black thumb. I've yet to really be able to keep any sort of plant alive. In fact, the one small plant I do have, my husband has had to start … [Continue reading...]

DIY Wedding Table Numbers for Uncommon Designs

Rustic Antique Gold Table Numbers | Megan Brooke Handmade

Just wanted to pop in to let you know that I'm over at Uncommon Designs today sharing another wedding diy project. This time I'm showing you how to make these rustic antique gold table numbers for your reception tables. Be sure to stop by and check out the full tutorial. Hope everyone is … [Continue reading...]

Living with Less and a Home Tour

Home Tour:: Assortment Blog

Less. It's a concept not familiar in our society. We are a culture of more. More money, more clothes, more electronics, more stuff. There's a pressure to keep up with one another. To continue striving to accumulate more and have the latest and greatest of everything. But, I really think having less … [Continue reading...]

Turning Your Creative Hobby Into a Business:: Chris Isham Photography

Turning Your Photography Hobby into a Business | Megan Brooke Handmade

I'm back today with another fun installment in the the creative business series. We've covered furniture design, blogging and selling on Etsy. This time we're talking all about photography. I know there are many people out there who love and are passionate about photography and currently do it as a … [Continue reading...]

Renovation Design Selections:: Plumbing

Plumbing Selections | Megan Brooke Handmade

I mentioned last week that we've completed most of our stage 1 selections for the renovation. The two big ones being plumbing and appliances. Both of these have to be decided in the very early stages to make sure the type of plumbing selected is considered when they start framing everything out and … [Continue reading...]

Renovation Update:: Interior Demo and Basement Prepped

Den Before Demo | Megan Brooke Handmade

The house has officially been demolished...or at least the inside has. They are officially done with interior demo and have started pouring the foundation and footings for the basement this week. I snapped a few pictures this past weekend to show you guys the progress. This is a little bit of a … [Continue reading...]

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup

How to Make Your Own Mineral Veil Makeup | Megan Brooke Handmade

Over the last year or so I've struggled with breakouts on my face. At the recommendation of my dermatologist, I switched to a mineral based foundation. While I've loved the new makeup {it's still yet to be seen whether the makeup has really helped the breakouts though}, it's not the cheapest. As in, … [Continue reading...]