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  1. Kristy @ KristyRuns
    March 5, 2011

    Fun post! I’ve never lived on my own, which I think would be a neat experience. Good luck moving today! Derek will be a great roommate!
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  2. Alaina
    March 5, 2011

    What a fun trip down memory lane! I used to have boy bands plastered on my wall too. πŸ˜‰

    Good luck with the new living situation!
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  3. Ali @ Ali Runs
    March 5, 2011

    I loved this post! πŸ™‚ It’s so funny to see how everyone growing up in the early-mid 90’s had very similar rooms to what mine looked like. I know I had Spice Girls & other boy band posters all over my room. I can’t believe you had so many roomates throughout the years. Can’t wait to hear about how the move went! Good luck!
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  4. Semisweet Courtney
    March 5, 2011

    This was such a great post! πŸ™‚ I love that baby picture, you were such a cute baby!!
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  5. jen @ taste life
    March 5, 2011

    I loved reading all of that! It makes me think back on my own living experiences…living with roommates can really, really stink! I have lived with my boyfriend for the past four years and we make great roommates πŸ™‚

    Good luck with your move!
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  6. kalli
    March 5, 2011

    what an exciting time for you meghan! and you are right it has been so good for you to live on your own! enjoy this new adventure and next step in your life!
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  7. Laura
    March 5, 2011

    I love the Hanson posters in your childhood bedroom! Good luck and congrats on the move πŸ™‚

    • Ben
      March 5, 2011

      Fun Fact. Meghann was obsessed with hanson

      • Laura
        March 5, 2011

        Funner fact. I still am! Their newest Cd, Shout It Out, is awesome and this is coming from a 27 year-old grad student who loves Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, and any other obviously non-pop band. Check ’em out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmG0DqhfDbY
        (and yes, that’s Weird Al rocking out on the tambourine).
        And, if you love Crosby, Stills, and Nash’s “Teach Your Children” check out their version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYLV1OG53Ho

      • Shelley
        March 6, 2011

        I still am! Well, the obsession has dwindled but they are still my favourite band πŸ™‚ Was a kick to see those old posters!
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  8. Mimi
    March 5, 2011

    I love the look back at all your homes! I can relate to some of the roommate issues, but I still (optimistically) say it’s all part of the learning experience.

    I’ll be following in your steps in a few months as I move in with a boy β€”Β Although by that time, he’ll be my hubby!
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  9. rebecca lustig
    March 5, 2011

    Wow, crazy to look back on it all, no? Got me wanting to do the same, but I”ll probably cry and play Michael Buble’s “Home” hahah

    Haev a fantastic Saturday love πŸ™‚

  10. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    March 5, 2011

    This was awesome to read! Just last weekend I moved to Orlando, into my own first “on my own” place. I love it too! Can’t wait to see where your new place takes ya!
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  11. Michelle…
    March 5, 2011

    Fun post; I may have to borrow the idea!

    Good luck with the move, I’ll be doing the same in a few months, though the closest I’ll possibly be to where I am now is about 250 miles!

    I have on fun fact the four places places I’ve rented: the addresses have all ended in the number 6.
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  12. Courtney
    March 5, 2011

    that was such a fun post! Good luck with the move!
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  13. Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
    March 5, 2011

    I love the Tweetie Bird Posters! πŸ˜€ They remind me of my Grandmother’s Cat named Sylvester! πŸ˜€
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  14. Stacey
    March 5, 2011

    Good luck with the move!!!

  15. Alicia
    March 5, 2011

    Great post!!! πŸ™‚
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  16. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    March 5, 2011

    what a great post!! fun to look down memory lane πŸ™‚

  17. G
    March 5, 2011

    Love love love this post!!! I love looking at old photos and reminiscing about the good old days! And I hear ya with the roomate problems… It’s one thing to be friends with somebody and another to actually live with them…

  18. Kerry
    March 5, 2011

    Your walls as a kid were AWESOME! Someone loved Hanson πŸ™‚ I was telling one of my friends last night that I was like ughh when a Bieber song came on, then I remembered that I probably swooned myself every time a boy band song came on!
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  19. Christine
    March 5, 2011

    It took my sister and I years to recover from sharing a room!
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  20. Richelle
    March 5, 2011

    Good luck with the move and starting over in a new city!
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  21. Nina @ Nina’s Nibbles
    March 5, 2011

    I loved this post! It made me miss college life and home. Thanks for sharing!
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  22. Silvina
    March 5, 2011

    Great post! Thanks for taking us along your journey πŸ˜‰

  23. Fit Chick Britt
    March 5, 2011

    Really enjoyed reading this post! I grew up with 3 other siblings with only 3 bedrooms for us to share. I was the middle child that always had to share a bedroom. I eventually roomed with each of them and then finally got my own room when my sister left for college when I was in the 9th grade. I had some crazy roommate experiences once I went to college too!
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  24. Michelle
    March 5, 2011

    Good luck with your move — and living with a boy πŸ™‚

    I lived in Smith Hall freshman year at FSU. I look back in horror at the living situation, but it was one of the best years of my life! I think they renovated Sally before you started there. At least I hope they did! It was SCARY in ’96-97.
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    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      My sister lived in Smith Hall! Sally wasn’t bad at all, I preferred the suite style rooms over the communal bathrooms in Smith or Kellum. πŸ™‚

  25. Maggie
    March 5, 2011

    I loved this recap! I don’t know if it’s because I live in NYC where the apartment market is so crazy or if I’m just a voyeur, but I love seeing where people live and hearing about their living situations.
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  26. Jillian @ Reshape Your Life
    March 5, 2011

    You’ve lived in a lot of places! I really wish I had gotten the chance to “live on me own” I always had a roommate… But I also couldn’t afford to live on my own either.

    You must be so excited about your new adventure though! It’s a whole new chapter in your life! I’m so happy for you!
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  27. Becca@Start Over From Scratch
    March 5, 2011

    Yay for DORM ROOMIES!!! What did we set you straight on that made you cry?!?! I do remember one instance with PBR and Brian. Haha god we were all bad boy crazy back then! Congrats on the new place and I think this guys a good one!

    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      It was a lot of little things that just made me grow up. Too long to write about on here! πŸ™‚

  28. Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 5, 2011

    Moving in with a boy may be your hardest challenge yet πŸ˜‰
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  29. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    March 5, 2011

    I loved reading this! Such a great trip down memory lane! Good luck with the move! πŸ˜€
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  30. Emma
    March 5, 2011

    WOW! I’ve only lived in 4 different places so far (the house I was brought home for the hospital to, my freshman dorm, my sophomore dorm, my apartment here in New Zealand) all I have to say is GOOD LUCK!
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  31. Jess-The SemiAbnormal Gal
    March 5, 2011

    Wow, that post must have taken quite a bit of time to put together…thanks for sharing! Love the “cameo” appearances of Patrick, Robert (my “growing up brothers”) and Anthony!

    Can’t wait to hear about your adventures in Tampa! I miss St. Pete immensely, so if you need some suggestions on fun things to do on that side of the Bay just let me know!
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    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      You’ll have to tell me about your favorite St. Pete hot spots!

      And that photo was from my graduation party! Notice how Kelly and Anthony are standing next to each other, yet this photo was taken almost a full year before they started dating! πŸ™‚

  32. Kayla
    March 5, 2011

    I had boy band posters all over my room too – including the Hanson one!
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  33. Kath
    March 5, 2011

    Loved reading this!!

  34. chelsey @ clean eating chelsey
    March 5, 2011

    I loved this post! It was sfun seeing all the different places you’ve lived!
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  35. Amber
    March 5, 2011

    Aww I am so happy for you. Dave and I have been living together since December and it has been good. I think you got a good one! πŸ˜‰ Good luck in Tampa. I think you are going to like it.
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    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      Thanks Amber! You guys will have to come visit once we have everything set up. πŸ™‚

  36. Jordan
    March 5, 2011

    I loved that apartment too! It’s funny, I was just thinking about that today. We had some good times and I’m glad we managed to stay friends afterwards. And that place WAS bad for towing, I remember one particularly awkward time! Good luck to you and Derek, my brother just moved to Tampa so I might have to come visit all of y’all sometime soon!

  37. Shannon
    March 5, 2011

    So great to look back at your homes! Life is full of exciting adventures!! I’m sure you will love Tampa!
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  38. Rachel
    March 5, 2011

    Fun post! Hope your new place with Derek is the best yet!!

  39. Lyndsey
    March 5, 2011

    What happened to Abbie? Such a cute pup!

  40. Karolina
    March 5, 2011

    It’s so fun to see how decorating styles change as we move through the years, so I love how you put a series of pictures into this post! Roommates really can make or break a living situation, unfortunately:( Can’t wait to see how the new place ends up:)
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  41. Kelly (meatlesswithaman.blogspot.com)
    March 5, 2011

    cute idea for a post! I would have to think long and hard about all of the places I’ve lived, with college apts, etc. I really like your bedspread – is that a duvet cover? Super cute. Good luck in Tampa!!!!

    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      Yes, it’s from Ikea!

  42. Kristine
    March 5, 2011

    I went to FSU too (Spring 07-Spring 09)! That’s so crazy! Loved it but yes the apartment offerings leave something to be desired. Your landlord sounds like a devil. This might be a weird question, but was her name Renee? She was mine during the last year and she was terrible, but before she was mine she was managing another complex and I heard horror stories from friends about her there too. Anyway! Good luck on your new adventure <3 xo
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    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      Looks like you started FSU right when I was finishing! My sister graduated in Spring ’09 though!

      Nope, his name was Warren and the townhouse I lived in was the only one he owned. Both his daughters were in school at FSU and he just bought it.

  43. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)
    March 5, 2011

    This was really interesting! I’ve only lived in two places- a condo from birth to age 5, and my parent’s house from 5 to 21 πŸ™‚ I’m scared to move out by myself- I fear having shitty roommates!
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  44. Kacy
    March 5, 2011

    What a fun look back! I moved pretty much once a year through college until I moved to this apartment. I’m hesitant to leave it, but I have a mildew problem (ew!) and loooouuuuddd neighbors so I won’t be that sad πŸ˜‰
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  45. Heidi
    March 5, 2011

    Good luck moving, hopefully you’re almost done by now! I lived at home throughout most of school in order to avoid all the horrible roommate situations I saw my friends get into. Luckily my current roommate is great, which is good since I get to marry him in a few months!

  46. Lorin
    March 6, 2011

    I am a freshman in college and I can definitely relate to living in cramped corridors. It makes me look forward to going home to my big bed. I am living in an on-campus apartment and will have my own room! It’s cool to see all the places you moved to. I am living with one girl I kinda know who has the same major as me and two other girls that my friend knows, but I have never met. It is kinda scary to think how it will all work out, or not, so this post comforts me that not everything is permanent and things change. I hope that it will work out for in the end though, we’re all nutrition majors so hopefully it will. I’m sure living with Derek will be fun for you, just a change. Did you ever get lonely or scared living by yourself?

    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      People always asked that, but honestly, I LOVED living by myself. I had Maddie, my computer, and DVR to keep me company. I also had great neighbors that were super friendly and would always stop and stay hi.

  47. CampingGirl
    March 6, 2011

    I love this post. My fab places were past uni apartments that were full of friends and good times!
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  48. JulieD
    March 6, 2011

    This is a great post about all of the places you have lived. I don’t even think I have great pictures of my dorm rooms in college. Good luck on where you’re moving to. And good for you for fighting to keep Abby in that apartment.

    Question for you, where did you get that pot rack/shelf in one of your photos? I have been thinking of getting one. Thanks!
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    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      It was there when I moved in. I LOVED it and am currently begging Derek to install one in our new place. I’ve seen similar version at Ikea, so I’m assuming that’s where it’s from.

  49. Clare
    March 6, 2011

    I spy Hanson posters! I was such a fan. Were you or your sister the fan?

    • Meghann
      March 7, 2011

      I was the fan! I was looking through old photos for this post and discovered like 200 pictures I took at a Hanson concert I went to in 8th grade. Good times. πŸ™‚

  50. kelly
    March 6, 2011

    I had that hanson poster! It was so giant. I love them.

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