Friday, July 30, 2010


Some of you, out there in the world wide web who read this and I'm not aware that you do, may be wondering about the name of my blog.  You may not, if so, you can cease reading.  BUT for those of you who are interested, it all came from this song written and sung by Dave Barnes.  It's called Nothin Fancy and I think it is wonderful.  I think "Nothin Fancy" describes me and the way I like things.  I like simple, clean, sofisticated, with alot of personality and a little flair.  And to be honest, I like simple things in life.  Case in point: seeing a friend that I haven't seen in two years, meeting her little boy, driving down country roads on a bright sunny day, with the sunroof open, seeing an old friend's dad who is the sweetest man, and topping it all of with worshipping at the DTC made for a perfect Saturday a couple weeks ago.  Nothing extraordinary or earth shattering happened that day but it was perfect.  I find great joy in simple, small, to the world insignificant type things.  If I ever own a bakery, I want to name it Nothin Fancy.  I just really like it and I hope you all do too!!!
(the lyrics of Nothin Fancy by Dave Barnes are as followed, YouTube it.  It's fantastic!)
There's nothing fancy bout the way i love you,

there's nothing you could not find in any other man.
There's nothing fancy bout the way I love you,
but I love you as hard as I can.

There's no good reason for the way you love me,
but you're my walking dream come true.
There's no good reason for the way you love me,
But I thank God that you do.

I don't know the perfect conversation,
I don't know the way to turn a head,
I don't know the perfect way to prove my love,
But I know I'll love you till I'm dead.

There's nothing fancy bout the way I love you,
It's as simple as the stars in the sky, and the blue in the sea.
There's nothing fancy bout the way I love you,
But it sure is fancy how you love me.

Did you YouTube it?  It's great, right?  I knew you'd see things my way!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


So, I've been looking over my blog/some other blogs and realized that I only post things that I deem "major life events" but I don't think that's the point.  Being single and having no children, I feel, means posting things on a very rare basis SO I've decided to use this a a virtual tour of "what's on Meredith's mind" or things I've done or what is happening in my life.  Something I think was pretty cool: last Friday we hung out at Cline's house which was great in itself but they had planned some super fun games from the show Minute to Win It.  Needness to say, I think I dominated.  I'm not a competitive person so I guess I have a lot of talen for doing random/weird things, and I like it!!!!  I also made a 4 layer multi-colored velvet(red velvet cake recipe) cake that was AMAZING, in taste and appearance, if I do say so myself! Pictures to come later, I realized that my camera is permanently out of commission:(  On another note, I am in the process of painting a mural on my bedroom wall.  I was going to buy a painting but at the price of $100 and it wasn't quite what I had imagined, I decided I could do better!  If you know me(and my squiggly line habbits) it is a work in progress but hopefully will be done shortly.  I was blog-stalking( don't judge, you do it too!)  and I was reading how someone had come to Christ and was making a lot of life changes due to that decision.  Someone had made a comment about a link to an anti-GCM website.  I followed the link and for about a week, I really didn't know what to think about the website, the content, etc.  It made me question myself, my friends, people who I look up to and highly regard, and then one day after reading something not really related in 2 Corinthians 9(7Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.)  I realized that God gave us all free will and its what we do with it that matters.  It's not what religion we are, what denomination we identify with, who we hang out with or where our loyalties lye.  The thing that matters is if you know the truth about God giving His son for your sins, accepting it, and making choices througout your life to guide you in a direction to continually follow Him and the truth.  Where it leads you, whomever it leads you to, how you get there and what you do along the way are minor details compared to why. 

Friday, July 16, 2010

My Sister- for Cupcake Blog

My sister, Meghan, is 16 months older than me. Still to this day, many people think we are twins eventhough we look nothing alike. Looking back on the last 26 years, there's not one memory that stands out to me when I think of Meghan, there are multiple memories. What does stand out to me is not a single memory but what evokes all of the memories: her charachter. When we were younger, we fought constantly. In middle school and high school I was usually the target of Meghan and her friends' ridicule or witty jokes. Then, on a cold and gloomy day in November 2000, our relationship took a very unexpected turn. Our mom died very suddenly that morning, in our home as my dad was holding her and screaming her name, and as my sister struggled to do CPR to revive her. I rememeber walking downstairs to see what the commotion was all about and Meghan yelled at me to go back to my room. My dad looked at Meghan and told her that from then on, she couldn't cry. He said that she had to be the strong one because he knew I couldn't handle the world that was crashing down around all of us. Meghan, at 17, took that responsibility without question or hesitation. We both became adults right there in that moment, Meghan moreso than I. Through the years after our mom died, Meghan was always there for me. She came home every weekend for the first two years of college, to make sure my dad and I hadn't killed each other. Over Christmas and Spring break she would cook, clean, shop and take care of my dad and I, most often witout any acknowledgement. I ended up at the same college as Meghan where we became even closer, and realized that we might actually be friends! Just like any good friendship, you laugh, you cry, you yell, you console, you encourage, you learn, you grow, and you make each other better just by being there for one another. My life is better simply because I'm Meghan's little sister.