I'm a wife. mama, & writer living along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. I am passionate about reading, telling others about Jesus, and building a family with my husband.

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I've been to 48 states. I only have Alaska and Hawaii left (the hardest ones, of course.

I really want to live in Hawaii or somewhere warm for a few months of the year. Duluth winters are hard on me. 

My husband and I love renovating houses. We're currently renovating our second one. 

My husband and I got married 11 months after we met. 

My love language is giving books to people.

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My Story

Faith

I grew up in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, a small town right in the middle of the farm plains of North Dakota and lakes country in Minnesota. I was raised in a Lutheran home and attended the same church that my dad grew up in. I considered myself a christian, but it didn’t mean much to […]

September 26, 2018

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A Letter to My Daughters: 19 Things I Want You To Know

Faith, Motherhood

I started this with ten, but I kept thinking of more. It resulted 19 things I want you to know about life. It felt like too long for one blog post, but I didn’t want to cut anything. So I kept it all. The first thing I want you to know is this, and if […]

September 26, 2018

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Our Favorite Fall Traditions

Lifestyle

Fall is my very favorite time of the year. We try and cram as many things into the short season as possible, savoring both the beauty and the nice weather before winter begins to encroach on us. We try and do all of these things every year, but we’ve been welcoming new babies during this […]

September 21, 2018

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My Favorite Summer 2018 Books & Resources

Faith

Here are a bunch of my favorite books, bibles, and resources I read or used this summer. I’ve used affiliate links where they were applicable. This post was not sponsored or written in exchange for a review. I truly just loved these books & resources and wanted to share them with you all. I hope […]

September 4, 2018

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Renovation Progress | Duluth, MN 1970s Split Level Renovation

Home & Design

We’re in the middle of our renovation and things are going well overall. Reed is done putting up all of the sheetrock upstairs (the basement will be finished this winter), and he’s started mudding. The 15 foot window is in in the kitchen, and our new heating system is almost done. We finished one bathroom […]

August 28, 2018

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6 Years of Marriage

Marriage

Last week I was just so tired and let the dishes sit for many days. Since Reed is working AND redoing our whole house, I was planning on doing them. I came home one night and he was just finishing up the entire sink of dishes, with a joyful attitude on top of it. He […]

August 19, 2018

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Postpartum Depression & Anxiety | Part One

Motherhood

I learned three very important things after being diagnosed with postpartum depression and anxiety: 1. It doesn’t feel like depression and anxiety.  Because I didn’t know what it felt like. I had absolutely no idea what it looked like or felt like, even though I was living a decently severe case. 2. postpartum anxiety and […]

August 6, 2018

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Our 6 Year Anniversary Session

Marriage

Hailey posted in a local group of photographers that she was looking for a couple to be a part of a shoot during her trip to Duluth. Reed and I hadn’t had professional pictures taken since our wedding six years ago, so I sent her a message and told her we would love to be a […]

August 3, 2018

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What Is A God-Honoring Attitude?

Faith

As I’m writing this, I’m getting up about every twelve words to tend to a child. I thought it was nap time. I was wrong. I feel like I can never get a break for any real duration of time during the day, and it’s easy to start to feel bitter about it and dwell […]

July 29, 2018

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You’re Not Enough

Faith

“You are enough.” I see this phrase all over; on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook – everywhere. I think people mean well when they say this, and that they’re trying to be encouraging. But I think it can leave people thinking “well, I still don’t feel like I’m enough.” Simply reading this from a popular Instagrammer or […]

July 20, 2018

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 I'm a wife. mama, & writer living along Lake Superior in Duluth, Minnesota. I am passionate about reading, telling others about Jesus, and building a family with my husband.

@meaganelling

I'm Meagan

Instagram

Categories

Lifestyle

Home & Design

Faith

Family

subscribe to My monthly newsletter

Join me as we learn how to pursue Jesus together in our every day lives. 

Featured Posts

Get to Know Meagan

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2

3

4

5

I've been to 48 states. I only have Alaska and Hawaii left (the hardest ones, of course.

I really want to live in Hawaii or somewhere warm for a few months of the year. Duluth winters are hard on me. 

My husband and I love renovating houses. We're currently renovating our second one. 

My husband and I got married 11 months after we met. 

My love language is giving books to people.

Learn More