I’m Back!

I’ve missed you guys! As most of you have noticed I’ve been absent from all my social media, including this blog, for several months. I’ve been absent since February for two reasons: The first is that Lemon passed away suddenly from pancreatitis. And second, because I re-herniated a disc in my back. I wont go into all the details but it was an ordeal. I got a cortisone injection and have been going to physical therapy for several months, and I’m now feeling much better and getting back to my old self.

As far as social media, well, when you’re laid up in bed for a month and then stuck on the couch for another two months there’s not really much to be “social” about. So I made the decision to quietly take a step back.

During this hiatus I also took the time to re-evaluate my relationship with social media. Back in November I’d started feeling a major disconnect. It had become something I dreaded instead of the fun and creative outlet it had once been. I’d stopped having fun and the more I’d pushed myself to engage on my social media platforms the more distant and anxious I became.

After some thought, and everything Sam and I had been through in the last several years–our miscarriage, our dogs passing over the rainbow bridge, and foster care I decided to delete my old Instagram account. It was ready for a fresh start and you can now find me at @gussiedupandglitzed! I also made the Instagram account switch because it is more cohesive with my blog and easier to find. I also have a Facebook page at Gussied Up & Glitzed! So if you’re looking for a way to engage with me I’ve got lots of options!

I’m really excited to be blogging again! I want to know what you guys are all up to! Anyone have exciting summer plans? New Jobs? New House? I want to hear about all your fun plans, trips, summer activities, EVERYTHING! Thanks for sticking with me! Its good to be back.


Maegan Johnson Blog Updates

My Blog is Expanding

acs_0140Becoming a foster parent has put a lot of things in perspective. I put off a lot of things in my life like painting the walls of our town home or buying that rug I really wanted with poor excuses that I can’t even begin to justify. Almost immediately after our fist placement arrived clarity descended–having a child for the first time seems to thrust most parents into the reality of what really matters and what really doesn’t.  I love to decorate and design spaces–I have since I was a little girl–and I realized that a creative passion should be fostered if it brings me joy. It wasn’t just interior design that I had placed by the wayside but also my love for writing and books, my love of fashion and makeup, and my knack for a good DIY. 

I primarily started this blog as a way to share our foster care journey but there again I was challenged. I wondered for a long time if this could also be a place where I share my hobbies and my interests and possibly little things about my life too? At first, I was very against this idea, but one thing our foster care journey has taught me is to live in the moment and make calculated leaps in faith because tomorrow it could all change forever. With this in mind I have decided to expand the topics I cover at this time to include decor, style, and crafts. I am really excited and bit nervous about this new adventure but glad that we are sharing it together!

I wanted to come right out of the gate and give you a little taste of the content that is to come. Here’s a link to my very first interior design project–our nursery tour! I really hope you enjoy it!

Happy Reading!

XX — Maegan