Sunday, December 22, 2013

Random Acts of Kindness-The first chapter

Hello friends and Happy December!!...even if it is already 22 days late...
I don't know about you but I am still in aww that it is December! It feels like the older I get the faster the years, months and days fly by. I don't like it. I don't like it one bit. I am only 23. However it has been a fun filled Christmas season! You know when you are little and you wish for an easy bake oven or a new doll and your Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas without it. It all feels so different now. What do I want for Christmas? There are plenty of things I'd like...I'd love a hot pink kitchen aid or a new camera. But the funny thing is those things just don't seem important anymore. Sometimes I feel like I am going through the actions but not really feeling all that I should be feeling, if that makes any sense. I love Christmas. Like obsessed Elf over here! But this year everything just feels so superficial. Probably another sign of growing up...sigh...
So this year I've decided to do something a little different....
I'm sure you've all heard of "Random Acts of Kindness"
I've decided to dedicate this month of happiness and many times greed to helping others. I am usually a pretty giving person. But I felt like this year I needed to do something more...
I made a list of everything I hoped to get done. Not everything got checked off, but I accomplished many things that weren't on the list as well. It is nearly impossible to grab a photo of every one that I did but here are a few snapshots :)

"Adopt" a child for Christmas. I got this heart off of the tree at church. They have these sorts of things all over town though. 

Buy dinner for a friend. In our world we count mall pretzels as dinner :p 
Leave enough money for someone to buy a soda. Shopping makes you thirsty.

Tape popcorn to a RedBox.

Surprise a friend with Starbucks! Tavi isn't only my best friend but my coworker so she needs a pick me up when she needs to be at work by 6 am... 

Put candy canes on people's cars!

Bring flowers or in our case a poinsettia to a nursing home.

My bestie was sick so I brought her a "feel better" bag. This is why I'm the "mom"

Leave single dollar bills in the dollar toy section of Target. Hopefully it made some kiddies day a lot brighter :)

To me a Random Act of Kindness can be something as small and simple as opening a door for a stranger, giving a compliment to your extremely nice and stressed looking waitress or surprising a friend with their favorite drink. These aren't difficult things. And believe me they have a much bigger impact than you could probably imagine.
As part of my New Years Resolution I am going to keep The Random Acts of Kindness going. I would love to encourage all of you to do the same. We were put on this earth to put others first. Take a moment out of your day and help a friendly...and sometimes not so friendly stranger.
"Never worry about numbers. Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest to you"
-Mother Teresa

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I love the 4th of July.

Can you believe it is July already?!
I sure can't! Heck I feel like all of the kiddies just got out of school. But I sure am glad it is! The 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays. It's great because... you get to blow stuff up, you get to grill out (well I grill veggie burgers), there are always carnivals and funnel cakes and you get to spend time with family but relax at the same time. Now don't get me wrong I love Christmas, love love love it!! But you always feel like there is so much you need to get in. With the 4th it's just chilling and watching fireworks. I approve.
This year I was extra thankful because my sister and brother in law were back in the good U.S.A. Last year they just moved to Canada and it just wasn't the same. But we got to spend extra time together this year. I got to actually sleep in, kind of sad I missed the parade but well worth it to catch some extra shut eye. Then we all watched the hot dog eating contest on TV. I never really got it but the siblings get a kick out of it. After that we all went over to Grandma and Grandpas for board games. My team lost. I swear they cheat :p Finally we went out to my dads house which is great for fireworks because they live out in the country. Jason (my brother in law) and dad are obsessed with fireworks so that alone made my night haha.
The next day Tavi and I ventured down to a carnival here in town called "Sawdust Days." Not going to lie there are some questionable people down there. People wear things they really shouldn't. But it is tradition! We get a funnel cake and take it all in. After sweating to death the sun finally went down and we got to enjoy the fireworks. Weird not seeing them on the 4th but it was actually kind of perfect.
It is an amazing country we live in here. I am being reminded of that more and more as I grow up. We are so blessed to live in the land of the free, because of those brave souls.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Hello agan.

I'm back!
I obviously haven't been blogging in a while. I just felt like I needed to take a break from it all. As much as I love blogging sometimes you just need a break from it. And that's just what I did. I wasn't feeling inspired anymore, I was posting just to post.
But time away did me well...I am excited to be back in the blogging community!!
There are so many cool and exciting things happening in my life right now! I can't wait to share them with you guys.
I was contemplating if I wanted to keep this blog or just start up a brand new one. After thinking I decided to keep this one. I am still that girl, just new things happening.
Here are some things I am going to write about...
My faith has always been a big part of my life, but recently I feel like it has changed me for the better! I have been reading my Bible more often and listening to Christ based music and it makes my heart so happy. It makes me feel at peace. A relationship with the Lord is the best relationship you can have. I am so proud to be building mine and letting the Lord mold me into the women he wants me to become. There is always more to learn, believe me! I plan to openly talk about my love for Jesus Christ and the things he is teaching me. Life is a blessing! A book that I read that really made me think and contemplate was "The Purpose driven life." I recommend it to you! It transformed my way of thinking and know it can do the same for you too. 
I love my job! It's rare that people can say that and actually mean it...but I do!! I work at a bakery here in town called "Tamara's the cake guru" If you are ever in town be sure to stop by we carry 10-20 different flavors of cupcakes at a time! I promise they are worth the drive. I have been at this job for about 8 months now and not once has there been a dull moment. I get to go to wedding shows and other fun events, memorize every cupcake inside and out, work on our brand new work blog, update our addicting facebook page, decorate and much more! That's the fun part, there is always something new for me to learn. And the crew I work with is amazing. We're like one big crazy family. I wouldn't have it any other way! We are expanding and adding. Next step...Food Network!


I love to travel!! I really wish I got to do it more. But recently I have decided to make anywhere an adventure! My favorite place to go is definitely Nashville, Tennessee. It is seriously the most beautiful place I have ever been. Really any time of year is gorgeous! I go for the people, the food, oh yea...and the country music!!! Someday I will move there..someday. I also really love New York city or anywhere that has an open road where I can roll the windows down and let my hair blow in the wind.
With The Bean in Chicago!

We took a sister trip to Chicago to see She & Him

Navy Pier

On a bridge that looks over cool!!

I am always looking for new music. If you have any recommendations let me know! I love hearing new stuff. Some of my favorites are... Taylor Swift, She & Him, The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Luke Bryan, The Beatles. The list goes on... There is nothing better than a good concert!! I looove seeing live concerts! I recently saw She & Him in Chicago (we got 5th row baby!!) My sister and I were blown away. They are even better live and that really says something!!!
 Family and Friends:
I love my family and friends so much. We are always up to something fun. I am so blessed to have them in my life.
I am far from professional, but I sure have fun doing it!! I get to do so many cool things like fashion shows and photo shoots. I get to wear some amazing things. Anything vintage is my favorite!
Those are just a few of the many things I'm exited to talk about.
Hello blog..I've missed you!!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Megan Wara...your next CW14 star!!

Hello my lovelies!!

What have I been up to??

Let me tell you..I have exciting news!!!
I am currently in the top 10 to be the next CW14 star!! A few weeks back I auditioned and made it to the top 9! The people voted in the 10th candidate. What does the next CW14 star do? If I got this I would be considered "the face of the CW14" cool is that!?!? I would get to work behind and in front of the camera. By giving interviews and segments in between shows. This would be a paid 1 year job. AKA...a dream come true!

I have always liked being the center of attention. I liked using television and acting as an outlet to be heard. I would watch people like Kelly Rippa on TV and think ..that's what I want to do!! I really do believe God made me like this for a reason. There is a reason he made me confident and bubbly. It is to be the voice of millions. I want to be a good role model for girls everywhere. In this world we need better influences. My motto is "be you, be beautiful." Showing that you are beautiful just the way you are!
Since then we went to a basketball game at The Resch Center. Before the game we wore our CW14 shirts, passed out some of our business cards and got photos with a few of the people coming into the game. At half time we got to run out on the court and promote ourselves..and dance to Gangnam style haha. It was a great chance to meet the other contestants and explore some of what the job would entail! It was such a fun day!!! The hardest part was trying to make the shirt look fashionable :p

The next step in this process was getting our makeovers!! However living in Wisconsin the weather is never great in winter. The day we had makeovers I had to rescedule because of the blizzard and the long drive. But I got my makeover a few days later and it was amazing! I felt like a mini celebrity :p heehee. I went to The Paul Mitchell School in Green Bay to get my hair cut, styled, dyed, makeup done and an eyebrow wax. I was there all day but luckily I had a fabulous stylist who made the day one for the books.

After my awesome makeover we got to go in the studio! Now that-that was a dream come true!! I have always imagined being in a studio like that. Being able to see it all right in front of my eyes was the coolest thing ever!! I just didn't want to leave.

Right now we are in Round 2.
What does that mean??
Let me tell you!! You guys can help me by voting and commenting!! That is what determines the 5 that go to the next round.
You can vote once a day until March 10th at
It only takes a few minutes to register and vote.
You can watch my videos right there on the site.
Help me chase my dream and spread the word!!