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Updated: Jan 1, 2023

Most of my life I have been searching for my happy ending.

As far as I know, I am in it now, my happy ending.

The question is, what comes after happily ever after?

From a young age I have always been drawn to creativity. As a young girl I would forage beaches for sea glass and shells, the colors, the textures, I was drawn to it all. That love for beauty transformed in my teen years, when Jewelry Making was an elective choice in school. Immediately, I signed up and never looked back.


Sometimes I wonder if I was too quick to make that decision at such a young age?

Art as a career?

How difficult could it be?




My passion led me to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, to this day I am still shocked I was accepted (they even let me graduate 4 years later). While I thought I was going to lead a life of beautifully curated workbench masterpieces, procrastination and distraction stood in my way. I had slowly crept my way up in the restaurant industry, finding myself at one of the most elegant restaurants in Boston. I didn't mean to get "stuck" in the service industry, I was just really good at it and it was easy. Talking to people, remembering orders, prioritizing tasks, making connections with guests, it was simple and I excelled at it. My managers always liked me and it was never too long before I was acknowledged as a head server wherever I worked. While settling into my dream restaurant job, I also stubbled upon my dream man. When they say it all comes together, sometimes it really does, and luckily in my case, it was right when I had given up on the idea that I had a soul mate out there. It wasn't long after that I was able to buy my first home, I felt unstoppable.


Things quickly fell into place, my life was quickly evolving. I bounced from major life event to major life event. Renovating an old home, planning a wedding, caring for a new puppy, and finally the one moment that changed it all, entering motherhood. It has been a wild 8+ years of establishing the life I have always dreamed of. In the back of my head I always think about the "what ifs". What if I had really tried to create my own jewelry brand all those years ago? What if I had apprenticed at an established brand, or gone into teaching?

I try not to dwell in those scenarios too long because in the end, if I had followed any of those paths, I may have never met my husband, and then I would never have become the mother to my beautiful daughters. So instead of thinking about what I should have done, I have begun thinking about what is next for me.


Creativity has always snuck its way back in my life. I have almost always snapped a photo before every creative meal I have ever made (or paid for), spent way too much time curating the perfect goodie bag for my daughter's birthdays, and saved every ticket stub or memorabilia that holds a place in my heart. I finally decided that incorporating all facets of my life together might just be the creative outlet I have been craving. This blog will be filled with recipes that I live for, guides for living a more productive and happy, and honestly, whatever comes into this wild mind of mine.


If any of this sparks something in you, feel free to come along for the ride.


with love,

Magical Margaret









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