Hi! I’m Meg.
I’m excited you’re here! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you find some good tips and ideas– and are inspired to take on your own renovation or decorating project.
I’ve been passionate about home renovating and decorating for as long as I can remember.
As a kid, I loved going to the Parade of Homes with my parents to check out the decor and look at all the houses’ floor plans to see how the spaces were laid out. My husband Kalen and I still go to open houses for fun. I’m so glad I found someone who loves looking at houses as much as I do!
I’ve always loved writing and started this blog in January 2015 as a way to combine my love for writing with my passion for home renovating and decorating.
My favorite color is green, and I wanted to somehow include “green” in my blog name. Kalen and I were brainstorming blog names, and he came up with “Green With Decor.” I loved it!
Here in Milwaukee, we bought a fixer upper and have had a blast renovating the entire house. We knocked down a wall, refinished old hardwood floors, got new carpet, painted every wall and piece of trim in the house, remodeled a bathroom, gutted and renovated the kitchen, demo-ed a family room full of wood paneling, added back patio doors … the list goes on.
It’s been so much fun! I love the way a renovation can totally transform a space. I’d encourage everyone to buy a fixer upper. You can truly make it yours!
I think everyone can make their home into something they love – even on a budget. If you get creative in how you use a space, shop around and DIY some things, your home can look exactly how you want it to!
A little more about me:
I grew up outside of Milwaukee and went to school at Xavier in Cincinnati. Kalen, a Dayton grad, and I met at a bar in Cincinnati during a Xavier/Dayton basketball game. Xavier won. 🙂
I made us go back to the bar later and take a picture. We have a pig and whistle sitting on a shelf in our living room because of the bar.
We were married 3 years later.
I’ve always been very close to my grandparents. My Grandmom has a great decorating sense, and my Grandpop, a writer, always encouraged me to follow my dream of being a writer. I’m happy I can use his old writing desk as my desk now. You can see that project here.
I got my decorating sense from my mom. She helps me with various decorating and DIY projects, so you’ll see her around the blog. If you see a picture of a nice manicured hand, odds are, it’s my mom’s hand and not mine. I think the last time I had my nails done was my wedding. (I call her the Hand Model sometimes. 🙂 )
I love spending time with family – you probably figured that out by now – which also includes my dad, and brothers David and Stephen. And, of course, our puppy Oakley, named after the Cincinnati neighborhood where our first house was. Here we are on the day we picked her up!
I also spend my time watching way too much HGTV (Fixer Upper, anyone?!), painting a lot of furniture, shopping for home decor items (it’s just about the only shopping I do), Pilates and traveling. Here we are on a recent trip to St. Lucia.
I love country music. I’ve seen Phil Vassar at least 15 times, and we got to meet him two different times!
I love hearing from readers and talking about ideas for the next project, so please reach out [meg (at) greenwithdecor (dot) com] if you have a question or just want to chat!