MiMuLiLu began in 2013 after Meg Matthews left the work-a-day grind to focus on health and happiness. In the process she learned how to embrace her creativity and decided not to hide from the world any longer. . .
MiMuLiLu is a play on the phrase Milk Mustaches and Living Lupie, a little motto I created to express my renewed outlook on life over the past several years. Milk Mustaches started with my high school and college nickname, milk, and evolved to incorporate my childish charms, like that of a mustache created by a beverage. Living Lupie describes my life with auto-immune diseases like lupus, which often causes me to feel a bit loopy, but it also reminds me to focus on the important things within myself and my home.
In 2013 I left the work-a-day world to focus on a life of well-being, both physically and mentally, following the diagnoses of several Auto-Immune Disorders. I am using this new lifestyle to learn, explore, create, and heal. . . all while loving and enjoying my husband and the beautiful moments we share.
I am a personal assistant, freelance journalist, and mixed-media artist living in Western Washington State, who just happens to be a Maryland native that holds a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University and an Associate’s degree from Anne Arundel Community College. With over 14 years’ experience as a veterinary technician I am a skilled animal caregiver and enjoy sharing information and tips with others. I have also worked for many years in childcare and early education and am inspired by Maria Montessori to keep all things simple, beautiful, and useful.
As a personal assistant I like to think of myself as Creative Assistance for Families. . . a ‘mother’s helper’ who is not just beneficial for moms, but someone who can serve in a variety of ways for all types of families and individuals. There are certain activities I take pleasure in and always feel accomplished when I’ve completed them, and I like to bring that attitude when helping others with the following services: Cleaning and Organizing, Life Changes, Special Occasions, Arts and Crafts, Education and Play, and Pet Care.
My journalism and art can best be described as Creations made with (and for) Love, Understanding, Patience, Utility, and Simplicity. I specialize in creative non-fiction and essay writing and my photography focuses on environmental and architectural scenes. I work with paper, textiles, a variety of paints and drawing tools, recycled and reclaimed materials, and natural objects to create a variety of goods, such as: mixed-media art, cards and paper products, decorations and linens, clothing and accessories, and homemaking and self-care tools.
In the near-future I look forward to setting up an online shop for pre-made and custom-order goods, but for now I’m working by word-of-mouth for family, friends, and local neighbors. Please make yourself comfortable and explore my page and feel free to contact me about what you see and read here, as well as questions about my goods and services. Enjoy!