About

Hi, I'm Megan LaMacchia! I'm the girl behind It's a Grandville Life. I'm a 22 year old who in the last year has done a lot of growing up. 

In May 2014 I graduated from the University of Michigan with a major that isn't applicable to my current job. 

The day after I graduated from college , my mother-in-law threw me a gorgeous bridal shower. 

In June 2014, I had the privilege of marrying the love of my life, Paul. Oh and I broke girl code, Paul is one of my best friends' brother:) 

We honeymooned in Maui, and three days after we returned we started house hunting! 

In September 2014, we closed on our first house and moved across state to Grandville, MI. 

Two months after moving into our first house in Grandville, MI, I started my blog It's a Grandville Life.  During the day I'm a Marketing Specialist, but I'm a home decor, design, DIYer, beauty, all things pretty enthusiast by night. My husband has a masters in finance and I hate to buy anything that's full price, so this family is all about saving money where we can. We are currently in the process of turning our first house into a home with one project and design choice at a time. I started this blog to share the transformation of our house, the projects that I'm currently doing, life in this new city  and a little bit of everything in between. As the blog evolves, my goal is to inspire others to bring out their creative side and to make their home as lovely as they may dream.

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  1. Okay, so....I've been following you on Insta and had a DUH! moment to follow your blog, as well! I looove your design taste! Seriously. :) Ah-mazing blog, too! -Marie :)

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    1. Marie, thank you so much for the kind words! As a new blogger I don't get much feedback, so I'm thrilled to hear you like the blog:)

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  2. I love your blog as well Megan. I follow you on insta and saw you were new to blogging. I am new to it as well, and must say I'm very impressed with all that you've done already. I also manage a full time office job while DIYing my heart out on nights and weekends. I feel like I'm always doing a project but it looks like you may even have me beat! Tell me, where do you find the time?! lol I can't wait until the day I can quit my day job to do this full time! :) frillsanddrills.com is my blog! Lindsay

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  3. Hi Lindsay! First off, I checked out your blog and your house is beautiful! I'm definitely following you on Instagram now as well:) Second off, great question! My husband and I are both passionate about making this house a reflection of our style and turning it into a home, so much of our lives have been consumed in these projects for the past 5 months since purchasing our house. My husband also works from home and quite often he works until very late at night, and since I don’t have children or a pet I have a lot of free time at night to work on projects. During the weeknights is when I try to do the projects that I don’t need much help with. For, instance two weeks ago I painted the bathroom cabinets, last week I sewed pillows for our family room, and this week I am building a mirror. When he does have free time, like on the weekends, he is always helping me with the larger projects or doing some projects on his own, like he did the master closet and laundry closet makeover. Or when we aren’t working on projects at home, we are spending the weekend and date nights at Lowes/Home Depot/Menards and other home improvement stores to gather supplies or gather inspiration. Also, my father in law has been a huge help! He painted every room on our first floor along with helping my husband do our DIY Fireplace Mantel. So that said, we’ve gotten a lot done in the past 5 months but it literally has consumed almost all of our free time, our conversations, and it pretty much has become our life when we aren’t working. The pace at which we are doing projects though will definitely start slowing down as rooms start getting finished more! Then hopefully we will take the time to actually enjoy them!

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  4. You're so lucky to have a husband that is as involved as you are! My husband supports my DIY crazy 120% but is not involved in any projects. HOWEVER, the trade off is that he does 100% of the cooking and laundry around the house so I can spend all my time DIYing! Congrats on all that you've done and keep up the amazing work!

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  5. Hey Lady! I wanted to give your blog some love so I stopped by! You are doing an amazing job with decorating & designing your home and wanted to tell you so! Keep it up!!! Love seeing the amazing progress! Xo ~Mandy, White & Wood Blog

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    1. Thank you for stoping by lady and showing my blog some love:) xo Megan

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  6. Just stopped by and read some of your posts after seeing some posts on Instagram. Great content and love the layout. I'm very new to blogging (it's been about a week now) but I'm impressed with how much your blog and presence has grown in such a short amount of time. I was definitely not aware of what a huge time commitment blogging is but I think it's an awesome outlet to share ideas and there's such a large community of people with such similar interests. I too have a full-time job and am newly married so I'm just learning that preparation is key to maintain consistency and momentum, especially when you have those work days that spill over into the evening! Good luck with everything and congrats!

    Actually, quick question...Did/Do you find anything (articles, websites, webinars, books) that were particularly helpful to learning "the art" of blogging?

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    1. Hi Melissa! It definitely has been a HUGE commitment. and I too was unaware of how much time it takes. I definitely would say that preparation is key to maintaining consistency, and also finding a balance between actually blogging and working on the projects that you blog about. Before I started my blog I had 2 months worth of projects that I had been working on that definitely helped me have content early on. I now only post current content and projects, but I try to list out blog ideas for the month at the end of each prior month which has helped me. But don't get me wrong, there are many times that I don't follow through on all of my monthly ideas. I try to blog 3 times a week but that has rarely been happening lately. It's also important for me to note one of the reasons I started blogging was because my husband works ungodly hours and living in a new area and not knowing anyone, I resorted to blogging to fill my spare time. The reason I tell you that is because my situation might be different than others, and I never want other new bloggers to be discouraged or stressed out because they don't find as much spare time to blog. To answer your question, I haven't actually really read any articles or webinars regarding "the art" of blogging. I probably should, but I haven't:( I guess you could say I have learned things through business and my current job in marketing in that when it comes to blogs i do know that it's all about consistency and that content is king meaning content is what drives traffic to your blog and it is also what creates loyal readers. I wish I could help more! If I do end up reading or watching anything on the art of blogging I will let you know! Good luck with your new blog!

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  7. Hi! As a 20-something that pretty much got thrown into the world, I am trying to find my style of decorating... and this is it! I stumbled across your blog through Pinterest as well as another person's blog that has a very similar style as you. But what do you call it?! This is the style I want, I just to know where to begin buying/finding things. Any suggestions would be appreciated to get me started!

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