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Meaghan McDowell
Worked at MCVSD #51
Attended Colorado Mesa University
Lives in Grand Junction, CO
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I've Got a White Space, Baby.
Look at this, three posts in a row! I am so proud of myself! I hope that my #BBFF Sam @ Away She Went is also proud of me. Hi, friend!  Not only am I consistently blogging but I am also making steady progress on my exterior. If you were wondering where my m...
Not only am I consistently blogging but I am also making steady progress on my exterior. If you were wondering where my motivation comes from... it comes from being poor. When you have no money to spend on shopping, you spend your time using all the paint you have in the house to finish your ...
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Just Porchin' Around
It is officially summer for this teacher! And I am super glad! It has been a whirlwind year of testing, Speech & Debate coaching, planning, and a lot of changes. But it is over. Next year will be easier. I plan on doing some decorating and updates to my cla...
It is officially summer for this teacher! And I am super glad! It has been a whirlwind year of testing, Speech & Debate coaching, planning, and a lot of changes. But it is over. Next year will be easier. I plan on doing some decorating and updates to my classroom next week, so I shall have to ...
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Merry Christmas!
It has been awhile since I have posted... this semester of teaching has been the craziest one so far! However now that we are on break I get to take some time to slow down, decorate, eat, drink, and be otherwise merry. This is my third year in a row hosting...
It has been awhile since I have posted... this semester of teaching has been the craziest one so far! However now that we are on break I get to take some time to slow down, decorate, eat, drink, and be otherwise merry. This is my third year in a row hosting Christmas since my parents moved away ...
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Team Should-Finally-Fix-That
It has been so long since I posted! The end of the year is such a busy crazy time for a teacher, especially a first year! But now it is officially summer (6 weeks of paid vacation!) and I have finally the time and energy to get things done. So I have made a...
It has been so long since I posted! The end of the year is such a busy crazy time for a teacher, especially a first year! But now it is officially summer (6 weeks of paid vacation!) and I have finally the time and energy to get things done. So I have made a simple list of things that have to get ...
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Dressing for the Evening
For about four months I've been living with this situation as my master bedroom night stand... let's just say... the lamp was the only good thing about that situation.   I searched around all the thrift stores in town trying to find something that would fit...
I searched around all the thrift stores in town trying to find something that would fit in that section and that I would be able to get to coordinate with all my other furniture that is existing. I was telling my bloggy BFF Sam that there is not one set of matching furniture in my entire house, ...
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The Master Bedroom Fiasco
** If you are seeing this content on  http://manufacturedhomefacts.com/  please be advised it is there without permission! thismessybusiness.com  is the OFFICIAL and only site I publish on! * Every so often I start to get really bored with my house. Jus...
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Just Porchin' Around
It is officially summer for this teacher! And I am super glad! It has been a whirlwind year of testing, Speech & Debate coaching, planning, and a lot of changes. But it is over. Next year will be easier. I plan on doing some decorating and updates to my cla...
It is officially summer for this teacher! And I am super glad! It has been a whirlwind year of testing, Speech & Debate coaching, planning, and a lot of changes. But it is over. Next year will be easier. I plan on doing some decorating and updates to my classroom next week, so I shall have to ...
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Most MIA Blogger, Evs. But hey! Porch.
  Oh, goodness. It has been such a longggg time since I posted! Over five months! I feel like all of my posts start that way so, well. I will apologize now for being missing in action. It's been a whirlwind year in my life, we've had a death in the family t...
Oh, goodness. It has been such a longggg time since I posted! Over five months! I feel like all of my posts start that way so, well. I will apologize now for being missing in action. It's been a whirlwind year in my life, we've had a death in the family that was very hard, teacher life has been ...
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Master, Get Fabulous.
The more that I do some upgrades in other rooms in my house and start getting bold... the more that I want to update other spots in the house as well. My latest consideration? The master bedroom. Last time I updated that space was 2012 {see it again here } ...
The more that I do some upgrades in other rooms in my house and start getting bold... the more that I want to update other spots in the house as well. My latest consideration? The master bedroom. Last time I updated that space was 2012 {see it again here} and it still looks okay, ...
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10 Things About Being a First-Year Teacher
I've always known that I wanted to be a teacher and I have spent years in college preparing for this job I love so much, but there's definitely a few things I feel I must share with other burgeoning teachers out there. Some humble, realistic things that I l...
I've always known that I wanted to be a teacher and I have spent years in college preparing for this job I love so much, but there's definitely a few things I feel I must share with other burgeoning teachers out there. Some humble, realistic things that I learned during my first year that they ...
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Guest Post: Bathroom Decor Made Easy
I love redoing bathrooms and making them fabulous. Check out some ideas from guest blogger Sue Jason:  Hi my name is Sue
Jason and I am a blogger at My-bathrooms blog .
I have a passion for sharing ideas which include home improvement and decor. Bathroom De...
Bathroom décor can be tricky. The room is used by everyone in the house, several times a day, and the décor can soon fade. Complicated arrangements tend not to last very long either as busy bathers brush past on their way to the loo, the bedroom or even to the basin to get that soap out of their ...
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English Teacher
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  • MCVSD #51
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Grand Junction, CO
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Home DIY blogger at thismessybusiness.com. natural redhead, teacher. Colorado Mesa University graduate.
Introduction
Meaghan! @ This Messy Business I'm a natural redhead, furbaby mommy, a crazy cool teacher, and single lady blogger. I have big plans and a little budget for my awesome little house in the most beautiful state ever, Colorado. I love the adventure of life and think the whole thing is a DIY project. Feel free to contact me at thismessybusiness@gmail.com


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I work full time in the local school district and love it, can't wait to get my first teaching job. Plus I run my amazing blog anddd a household. Yeah. I'm awesome.
Education
  • Colorado Mesa University
    Secondary Education: English, 2008 - 2012
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