Welcome to These Things I Love!
My name is Megan. I’m so thrilled you’ve decided to stop by and visit my little corner of the internet. Let me share a little bit about myself and my world.
I’m a writer at heart. I’ve always been a writer. I worked my way into a career in marketing and communications in the corporate world. I did that for a while and learned a lot but I had more fun working on freelance projects and blogging on my own terms, so I made that my job instead. I’ve been self-employed for the most part since 2011. That’s largely possible because of my husband’s unwavering support of my wacky ideas.
Let me introduce him. I’ve been married to my best friend, Levi since 2000. He’s pretty awesome. We own a successful plumbing & heating business together. Levi does the plumbing and heating and I do … well, I’m not really sure what I do, but whatever it is, it seems to help keep things running smoothly.
I juggle my own creative projects and what I do for our business with motherhood. We have one son named Jonas. Our lives changed completely the day we found out we were expecting. Every single day since he’s arrived has been a new adventure and now he’s 6.
For the last couple years, we’ve had my mom living with us as she is getting older and requires more assistance. Multi-generational living is not always easy but we are thriving amidst the challenges. Jonas has become quite fluent at American Sign Language having grandma living with us. (She’s Deaf, in case you didn’t already know.)
We live in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. That’s in Canada. We don’t live in an igloo but there are quite a few months of the year where it’s cold enough to make me rethink why we live here. The rest of the year we love it here. We have made this place our home.
We love to travel, though we haven’t even come close to visiting everywhere on our wish list.
Levi has an auto-immune disease called Celiac Disease and Dermatitis Herpetiformis. For many years I was vegan. During this blog’s original heyday I created countless recipes to suit a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free diet. I’ve built up a multi-faceted business around the gluten-free plant-based lifestyle (recipes, cookbooks, cooking classes, etc.). I’m no longer strictly plant-based and enjoy a label-free life, as I have for a number of years now. After my son was born I stepped away from blogging and recipe creation for a few years to focus on other things.
I hope you enjoy what I’ve got going on here!