Jun 02 2017

My Thoughts on our Upcoming Move

It just became real y’all. We are putting our house on the market this week. I think up until this point I was so busy with others things that I didn’t focus on the fact that I will never live here again. It’s kind of sad! I am not a very nostalgic person. I can very easily get rid of old toys, pictures my kids paint, old serving ware, clothes, concert tickets, etc. I hate clutter. But holy cow… there has been a lot that has happened within the walls of this building.

Quick reflection, for reflection’s sake. We celebrated our first anniversary here, we painted our first dresser here which started Megmade, we had a failed real estate business, we had both Wells and Brooks, we worked until the wee hours of the morning fixing this place up, we have laughed and cried with friends here, we have made amazing friends with so many neighbors and fallen madly in love with our neighborhood and its proximity to all the best this city has to offer. Yes, I know that the next home will have many memories too, but as I look around and take down a lot of the personal stuff that made this house a home, I am getting a little teary eyed.

Here are our favorite room transformations at dear Dover Street.


I will miss Wells stomping up the stairs like a dinosaur every morning to make sure that he wakes me up so he can get in bed and cuddle. I will miss the nook under the stairs where they cook me breakfast in their kids’ kitchen and make me things at their construction station. I will miss walks to Starbucks next to Wrigley in the morning before work and school when the city is quiet. I will miss laying in Wells’ second twin bed and seeing the little paint drip on the wall that was from when we painted dressers out of that room. But I have never been someone to dwell on what I am losing. I have always been someone who looks towards the great that is coming next and that is where I am going to stay. So Dover St, thank you for the amazing memories and new house, wherever you are…we’re coming for you so get ready!

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  • Come to oak park area!!!:):)

    June 2, 2017 at 1:22 pm
  • You did a fabulous job Meg! Good luck with the sale! It is hard to leave a house so full of memories but luckily the memories will always be there!

    June 2, 2017 at 7:57 pm
  • Jackie C

    Meg – not sure if you remember me but we bought 2 pieces from you that you custom painted a beautiful yellow. I also ran into you at the ob/gyn when we were both were pregnant with our 2nd child back in 2014. We are in the burbs but would love to talk to you about interior design. Do you offer that service at all? Your places look amazing and I have always adored your style!

    June 2, 2017 at 8:08 pm
  • Robin Oliver

    And don’t forget the backdrop for your first pieces when I found MegMade. Was it the side of your home, possibly in the alley? Funny how I remembered that craigslist post ?

    June 3, 2017 at 1:47 am
  • Sue Cooper

    Good luck…you did amazing things since on Dover St., but I bet more is to come.

    June 3, 2017 at 8:41 pm
  • Sandie Johnson

    We will miss having you on Dover Street! Your presence has added friendliness and contributed to the sense of community that’s here. You’re always welcome!

    July 31, 2017 at 10:38 pm

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