Going To The Chapel...

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Ah guys! I don't even know where to start! My heart is all a flutter and I'm super excited! It's been hard keeping this a secret for two weeks, but I wanted to make sure all our close friends and family knew before we went announcing it to the world (though if you follow me on instagram you got an early sneak peek). Anyways! Words cannot describe how over the moon I am! Greg is now my fiance! Woohoo!

It all happened on July 11th, and I will say this, I was caught completely off guard! Keep in mind it was only a month ago when I had my proposal psych out, so I was pretty darn sure Greg wasn't going to propose. In fact I was having a pretty crummy day because I woke up and couldn't find my dog. Nothing is worse than waking up and thinking your dog has run away (luckily he was hiding in the backyard and nothing bad happened). So when Greg suggested we take outfit photos to take my mind off my bad day, I thought nothing of it. BOY WAS I WRONG.

After taking lots of outfit photos we had lost the lighting and I was ready to head back to the car. On the way out I got distracted by some daisies and started to snap some photos. A second later I could hear Greg say behind me "Hey hun", so I turned around and there he was on one knee! The minute I saw this I began to cry (like, full on ugly crying). Then in true Megan fashion, the first thing out of my mouth was "Is this really happening?!" followed by a lot more happy tears. Finally when he asked me to be his wife I awkwardly exclaimed "Of course I will stupid!" to which I instantly thought -wow, way to keep it classy Megan-. I think Greg was surprised by my answer so when he said "What?" I replied with "...of course I will!" and tried to pretend like I never said the 'stupid' part... but we both know I did, haha! I was a hot mess. But his proposal was absolutely wonderful.

I was so happy it took place at Cullen Gardens too because we always go there for walks when we want to have a romantic evening. It also means a lot to us because Cullen Gardens was a big part of our childhood before it closed down and became an overgrown and abandoned park. Reminiscing about our childhood is one of the things we always do when there, and now we will always reminisce about our proposal too!

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However, the funniest part of the evening was when we were leaving and we ran into a group of 6 or so photographers walking to their cars. One of the older ladies saw that I had been crying and stopped to ask what was wrong. I told her nothing was wrong and that Greg had just proposed and she screamed out "OH MY GOD SHE JUST GOT ENGAGED!!!" and then proceeded to give Greg and I giant hugs. haha. Thank you super sweet stranger lady, I will always remember you when I tell the story of my engagement and how cute you were. The other photographers all stopped to congratulate us and when she left the sweet older lady said the best piece of advice she could give us from her 35 years of marriage was to never go to bed angry and always say I love you. Bless her heart.

As for a wedding date, it won't be for a while because Greg and I want to settle down in a nice house first. That being said, we're thinking June 2015 will probably be when we tie the knot! It's so exciting that I get to marry such a great guy, and my best friend! I can't wait to be Mrs. Megan Thursby!

Until then, I hope you all have a day as wonderful as mine is!

♥ Megan

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Time to Relax and Reflect

Hey guys, sorry for the 2 week hiatus on the blog lately. I decided I needed to take a small break because of some crazy family stuff going on. But here I am! And I've got some super exciting news to share with you tomorrow so be sure you stop by!

As for what I've been doing with my time away from the computer... well honestly, majority of the time I've spent sitting outside reading World War Z and tending to my garden which I'm super proud of this year. All my flowers have grown amazingly and they are so bright and cheerful! So I took a few pictures to share. Enjoy!

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blog wanderlust whimsy megan garden flowers
blog wanderlust whimsy megan garden flowers
blog wanderlust whimsy megan garden flowers
blog wanderlust whimsy megan garden flowers
Happy Monday everyone!

♥ Megan

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Friday Favourites

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♥ love ♥ this sign. I want one just like it for my work space

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♥ love ♥ how cute Sammi looks in her Miss Piggy Dress from I'm Your Present. I LOVE the dress too!

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♥ love ♥ this illustration

blog wanderlust whimsy megan friday favourites
♥ love ♥ this giant stingray! It's 13 feet long!

blog wanderlust whimsy megan friday favourites
♥ love ♥ these gorgeous flowers

blog wanderlust whimsy megan friday favourites
♥ love ♥ the Fashion Police Adventures


♥ love ♥ this video. Not going to lie, I teared up a bit because sometimes people can be really wonderful

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♥ These musical swings in Montreal. What a great way to make people feel like a kid again

♥ This article, Between My Thighs and Yours: Let's Talk About Chub Rub, is amazing and I can't wait to try some of these remedies. I loathe chub rub!

25 Things Girls and Supervillians Have in Common. This made me laugh.

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break. These are so good if you need a mental break from working on the computer for too long or if you need a break from life stress.

♥ These yummy recipes: Disneyland's Loaded Baked Potato Soup (best soup I've ever eaten!), Blueberry & Orange Ice Pops, Summer Macaroni Salad with crispy pancetta, peas, and a lemon-thyme dressing

♥ This comic strip: Bioshock Infinite Possibilities

Man, this week was a crazy one. It started off pretty rough with some family drama and my Grandpa being sick but as the week went on things got a lot better. I sure am happy it's Friday though! Have a great weekend everybody!

♥ Megan

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July Wishlist

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Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

As with all my other wishlists, this month's is an eclectic mix of pretty things. Looking at this list I think it's safe to say cut outs, scallops, gold and graphic prints are my recent musings, but I'm also really loving all things retro as I *FINALLY* got around to watching Mad Men. I've only watched 5 episodes but I'm hooked. And if this book could help me achieve all the cute hairstyles from that show then I'd be set for life!

What's on your wishlist this month?

♥ Megan

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What I Wore: Don't Blink

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Alright kids, I like to keep it real here on Wanderlust & Whimsy so I'm going to come right out and say it...
I hate pants. I hate how they accentuate my thighs, I hate having to hem them because I'm short, and most importantly I hate how impossible it is to find a pair that will stay up on these big ole birthing hips of mine (dear clothing companies: please add 1 damn inch to the top of your pants!) That being said, pants can also be great if you're a curvy girl like me and you just don't feel like dealing with chub rub. So here I am. In pants. Which I hate. But you know what? That's ok. Because I've figured out the best way to combat my pants problem is by wearing an awesome nerdy t-shirt!

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I know, I know. Everyone loves cute dresses, but I'd be lying to you and myself if I didn't say I LOVE my nerdy t-shirts and I enjoy wearing them just like this. Nothing fancy; no crazy heels, no sparkly jewelry, no gorgeous hairstyles. Nope. This is me through and through. One day I'll be super girly and the next super nerdy, that's just who I am! Not to mention I'm a GIANT Doctor Who fan, so buying this shirt was a no brainer.

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As for accessories, I tend to keep things simple when I'm out and about. The bracelet I wore because the marble part reminds me of the Weeping Angels and my bag (which you are probably sick of seeing) has turned into my trusty camera bag. Then I threw on some studded black flats and my pink glasses and I was set for a day of cemetery exploring on one of the hottest days we've had this summer. (Oh boy was it hot!)

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blog wanderlust whimsy megan outfit details

Shirt: Universal Studios | Pants: Old Navy | Shoes: Target | Bracelet: Found on the road when I was a kid Glasses: Clearly Contacts: Love L740 Cotton Candy | Bag: Little Black Bag

We ended the day off with 5 consecutive games of Smash Up, and a new game addiction. I thought Pandemic was fantastic, but oh man, Smash Up is even better! Not to mention, winning 5 out of 5 games was pretty awesome! Greg might disagree with me though! haha

I hope you had a great weekend!

♥ Megan

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July Mixtape

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July Mixtape by megan soares on Grooveshark

To me, July should be filled with road trips, camping and relaxing on the patio with a cold drink in your hand! So I tried to incorporate that relaxing feeling into this playlist (plus I just really dig these songs). Enjoy!

♥ Megan

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Follow Wanderlust & Whimsy on BlogLovin'

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Hey guys! Google Friend Connect has finally bit the dust, so this is just a reminder to bookmark your favourite blogs. It would be a shame to miss out on all the cool people that write such inspiring things.

If you are a blogger yourself and still looking for a way to share your posts, be sure to check out BlogLovin'. It's really easy to sign up. The same applies if you want to follow other blogs using BlogLovin! It's a great substitute for GFC.

Anyways, this was just a friendly reminder, and don't forget to bookmark Wanderlust & Whimsy or follow Wanderlust & Whimsy on BlogLovin'!

And if BlogLovin' isn't your thing, feel free to follow along on Facebook or Google+!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

♥ Megan

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Friday Favourites

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♥ love ♥ this old tv converted into a drinking cart!
blog wanderlust whimsy megan friday favourites
♥ love ♥ these yummy looking donuts

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♥ love ♥ this gorgeous lady's style

blog wanderlust whimsy megan friday favourites
♥ love ♥ the adorable newborn bunnies living in Kaylah's yard

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♥ love ♥ these cute mugs. They would make a great wedding gift!

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♥ love ♥ this quaint garden shed made with windows from an old chapel

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♥ love ♥ these light paths that show the current at night

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♥ love ♥ these adorable hugging puppies! Be still my heart!

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♥ love ♥ re-watching shows from my childhood like Gem & The Holograms! (Yes I know these are the Misfits)

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Senator Wendy Davis is a badass! I'm glad to see lots of good things going on in America this week!

10 Ways The DOMA Repeal Will Affect 'Traditional Marriage'. Well done Huffington Post. This article is brilliant!

♥ And to go along with that last article, here are 46 Incredible Gay Wedding Photos. These are all so beautiful.

♥ I really enjoyed this article by Gloria: I'm Overweight and My Boyfriend's Not. Big Freaking Deal. I can relate to this seeing as I'm bigger than Greg and I love the message she is sending at the end.

16 Tips From The Depression Era That Are Actually Life Hacks. Has anyone tried Ritz cracker apple pie? Does it actually taste like it?!

♥ This confession post by Mel about staying positive towards strangers and looking at things from a different perspective.

♥ Annie's chalkboard table idea! This girl always has great DIY ideas!

♥ This comic; Least I Could Do: Emergency Temporal Shift! It gives a pretty awesome synopsis of Doctor Who. Read the strip before and after it too!

♥ These yummy looking recipes: Spicy Sausage Pasta, Crispy Baked Asparagus, Butterbeer Cupcakes

What are you loving this week? Leave links to your favourites below!

Have a great weekend lovelies!
♥ Megan

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Vintage Bathing Beauties

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blog wanderlust whimsy megan vintage retro 50s bathing suit
blog wanderlust whimsy megan vintage retro 50s bathing suit
blog wanderlust whimsy megan vintage retro 50s bathing suit
blog wanderlust whimsy megan vintage retro 50s bathing suit
blog wanderlust whimsy megan vintage retro 50s bathing suit
blog wanderlust whimsy megan vintage retro 50s bathing suit
blog wanderlust whimsy megan vintage retro 50s bathing suit

Sources: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

We've been experiencing a crazy heat wave in Ontario so I thought I'd share some swimsuit inspirations since all I can think about is going for a swim to cool off. I can never get enough of vintage swimsuits! I love the style and I think they're super flattering for all body types! I'm so glad this style is trendy again!

♥ Megan

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Nails: Iron Man

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I've noticed that during the summer I have a lot more patience when it comes to painting my nails in creative ways. And since I don't work at Disney anymore, I can really go wild with colours and designs! The inspiration for these nails was a combination of my love for this gorgeous red colour from Julep and my love for everybody's favourite 'genius, billionaire, playboy philanthropist' Tony Stark, aka Iron Man.

I decided to keep the design simple though. I've seen Iron Man nails done in the past where people will paint the design of his suit on their nails and his face mask on their thumb, but I went for a more simplified and abstract version. That way I can keep my fangirling at a classy level. haha!

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blog wanderlust whimsy megan julep iron man nails nail polish nail art nail varnish red gold silver black velvet tony stark

Supplies Used:
Julep Felicity | Julep Demi | Julep Rebel | L.A. Colors Black Velvet

Have a great day everyone!

♥ Megan

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What I Wore: Madeline

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In an old house in Paris covered by vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.
They left the house at half past nine. 2 straight lines, in rain or shine. The smallest one...was Madeline.

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So... funny story about what happened on the day these photos were taken:

In the morning I had received a few texts from Greg who was acting especially sappy and excitable that day. It was a very strange thing because he is never all these things at once so I thought something might be up. He had asked me if I wanted to go to Cullen Gardens with him and told me I should bring my camera. At first I was like ok, no big deal. We're just going for a walk like we always do. But the way he was acting had me suspicious. So then I started thinking of what he could have planned and I started to think: Oh man, I wonder if he's going to propose (I've been watching a lot of bridal shows on TLC when nothing else is on so that's why my mind went there.) Anyways, I threw on a nice outfit and we headed to the park.

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During the car ride I decided to ask Greg why he was acting so strange that day. I mean, being in a good mood isn't what had me suspicious. It was the fact that when Greg is REALLY excited about something secretive, he has a hard time hiding it. Turns out he was just in a good mood and the good mood plus the uber sappiness was a coincidence. I told him about my crazy notion about him proposing and he laughed but felt a little bad for leading me on (seriously he wasn't. Like I said before I've watched one too many episodes of Say Yes To The Dress).

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Anyways, when we got to the park we decided to take a few outfit photos since I already had my camera and was wearing a cute outfit. The best part however was when we looked over at one of the main buildings and saw the writing on the wall from what I assume was an engagement photoshoot. I pointed it out to Greg and died of laughter because of our earlier conversation. What were the odds of that happening?! It was the funniest thing and we both got a good laugh out of it. I then made Greg take my picture in front of it as a joke because I couldn't get over how funny it was.

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blog wanderlust whimsy megan outfit details
Dress: Modcloth | Cardigan: Stitches | Shoes: Modcloth | Hair Flower: Hive & Honey
Belt: Thrifted | Purse: Little Black Bag

So yes, that is the story of my non-existant proposal :)

And if you're wondering where I got the title for the outfit, I give full credit to Bere because she left a comment on my instagram saying this dress with these shoes reminded her of Madeline. And I completely agree. Plus I adored that show as a child.

♥ Megan

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Friday Favourites

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♥ love ♥ this breathtaking picture

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♥ love ♥ everything on this tumblr! Indian fashion is absolutely stunning

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♥ love ♥ these beautifully addressed envelopes


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♥ love ♥ this print

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♥ love ♥ these sparkly sunglasses!

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♥ love ♥ this as a way to add colour to your town if you don't know how to knit/ crochet to yarn bomb places

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♥ love ♥ this sweet street art. I wish this was in my home town

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♥ love ♥ this dress!!! I NEED IT IN MY LIFE RIGHT NOW! ♥ ♥ ♥


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♥ This brilliant way to store your fabric! I NEED to do this with all the fabric I acquired after working at Fabricland for 3 years haha

♥ I'd love to paint my nails to look like these little mermaid scales!

Tera's wedding trailer, but more importantly their vows. So cute and personal.

5 Reasons Why You Should Wear a Bikini This Summer: No Matter Your Size

♥ Woohoo! The Fortress of Solitude for Superman is now in Canada! Where he belongs, because he's Canadian.

14 Reasons the Peter Pans at Disneyland are So Adorable

♥ These funny comics: The Bad Signal, A Videogame Father's Day, Least I Could Do: Beginnings

♥ These delicious looking recipes: Blueberry Crumble Coffee Cake, Summer Sorbets, BBQ Chicken Bites

What are you loving this week?! Share your favourite links below!

♥ Megan

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