4.18.2014

MY DREAM EASTER BASKET

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Easter has always been a "meh" holiday to me but  its much more exciting now that we have Macy aka "The Beast". I'm so excited to slip on her Easter dress and send her on a Easter egg hunt. Plus we'll be spending it with Nicholas. And because the best way to celebrate Jesus's resurrection is by reflecting on material items, here is the rundown of my dream Easter basket.
 
1. Garance Dore (who I got to hear speak at Alt Summit! eek!) has a new line with Rifle Paper.
 
2. Nars Lip Pencils - I've been eyeing them to long. I just need to buy one all of them.
 
3. Garden Collection Iphone cases - They are EVERYTHING.. There are 8 versions to choose from at Moorea Seal.
 
5. New Balance shoes - I haven't bought new workout shoes in years. Probably because I haven't worked out in years.
 
6. The Madwoman in the Volvo - I read a personal essay by this author in Bazar last night and loved her voice. Plus her book is a memoir which is 99.9% of what I read. And its about menopause - I'm livin that dream girlfriend!
 
 
Have a great holiday weekend everyone!
Muah! ~Megan
 


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4.17.2014

Color Association

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Yesterday Macy and her nanny were at Lowes. While her nanny, Wanda, was carefully inspecting what to buy, Macy stood next to her closely examining the father and son duo approaching. As they came closer it became evident to both Wanda and Macy that this little boy, perhaps age 5, had the reddest hair known to man. Fire engine red.

Macy, confident that she innately understood this situation despite her 1.5 years in age, locked eyes with this boy, pointed directly at him so not to be mistaken with anyone else in the aisle, and screamed bloody murder, "ELMO!!!!".

Wanda, being the retired kindergarten teacher that she is, told Danny that this toddler thought process is called "color association". She also mentioned that this boy will need extensive therapy.


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4.16.2014

MY FAVORITE ARTIST

While many admire the works of Picasso or Van Gogh or even more contemporary creators like Andy Warhol, my favorite artist of all time is a chic named Linda. Linda lives in San Antonio, is possibly the sweetest person I know, and has an etsy shop called Though Very Humble.
 

I read Linda's blog for a while so when I saw her at a blogging event for the first time I was starstruck and intimidated to talk to her. After seeing her at a few more events, however, I realized she was the nicest human ever and now I think we're friends. I don't know - we'll see if she likes this post.

While I love Linda's prints, penmanship pieces, and what she calls her "hip hip hoorays" (invitations), her portraits are what I'm really obsessed with and often buy them as wedding presents for friends. 

For example, this is my friend Lucy whose wedding I recently attended. Last week Linda finished Lucy's wedding portrait. My favorite part is the purple necklace that Lucy's groom is wearing in the picture. Everyone at the wedding was wearing them on the dance floor and I feel like it captures the spirit of the night.

This couple is called Megan and Danny. They are pretty cool. A few years ago they modeled in a style shoot for BHLDN and Linda drew this cameo style portrait accordingly. Again, I want to stress how cool Megan and Danny are.


These are our friends Paul and Rosa!!! Fun fact about Rosa - she was an integral part of Danny and my courtship. I can honestly say Rosa and Jaegarbombs are two huge reasons  Danny and I are together today.  


Aww. This was my buddy Meaghan (hi Meags!) who I worked with when I was a recruiter in Chicago. Meaghan went on to work at a McKinsey Consulting, a super prestigious firm that Chelsea Clinton once worked at. My career path is obviously equally distinguished and perhaps best illustrated by yesterday's post where I wrote beautifully about getting drunk in New Orleans.

Alright, go check out Linda's shop! Ready, Set, Go!


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4.15.2014

HOLA FROM NOLA

My extended family has developed a tradition in which when someone turns 30 they plan a destination "birthday party" and the majority of the family shows up to celebrate your ascendant into middle age. It was my brother's turn this weekend and so "The Halpins" (my maiden name) made a pilgrimage to The Big Easy.
 
The weekend started off with wedding dress shopping for my brother's fiancĂ©, Julianna. Having been out the night before, our 10:30 appointment at the lavish bridal store was  rough. In fact, "someone" (I won't name names - on the blog anyway! I'm more than happy to reveal the identity via text!), may have thrown up in the bridal store bathroom.

My cousins Jessie (left) and Kim who are part of my heart.

This is us indulging bridezilla Julianna in what she was calling "her day".
 
I made everyone stop at Sucre for macaroons and gelato because I read that Jay Z and BeyoncĂ© had been before.
Only in New Orleans! That's my mom on the left! JK, obviously. She's on the right!

And somehow after 48 long hours of partying, the main event -my brothers actual party - rolled around. He had rented a balcony off Bourbon Street so that we could throw beads to the people (and in one interesting case, a cop!) below. (It was actually the same venue as this should you recall.)

I have very few pictures from the night that are blog appropriate. Nobody needs to see a bunch of people in their 30's grinding - especially when so many of them are related to one another.

Happy 30th RyRy.

Annnnd my favorite picture of the trip.
It doesn't really need explanation, right?

 
Now - for some announcements.

-Did you enjoy this post? I just posted more NOLA pictures from the weekend on my facebook page!

- I'm going to be on the wagon for a while. Drinking is for sinners.

- Family and fellow NOLA party goers - I'm going to make a movie of our trip because that's apparently my new hobby. Danny's just glad I'm no longer trying to play the piano "by ear". Email /text me pics that I should include. Make sure I look pretty and skinny in them otherwise your effort will be in vein.




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4.11.2014

MACY THE GYMNAST

As many of you know, Macy is in gymnastics. I was recently approached by myself to make the following documentary about her flourishing career. Please enjoy and we'll see you in the Rio for the 2016 Olympic games.
 




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4.10.2014

American Blogger


 
I'm freaking out. I just learned there's a film coming out in June about....

-wait for it-

BLOGGING!!!!!!!!!!!

I might see it. Maybe. If I have time.

Even cooler that I know & met some of the girls that seem to be part of it!!!

Watch the trailer below!



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4.09.2014

"GET READY WITH ME" VIDEO

I've always been terrible at ironing. When I ironed, I may have changed the specific location of wrinkles in my clothes but I still looked like a hot mess. Then I started working at Langford Market and would often steam the clothes before photoshoots. LIFE CHANGING!!!! Why are people still ironing? Steamers are fool proof and there is something gratifying about watching the wrinkles "fall" out.

Therefore when I was propositioned by Shark to review of one of their products I was like "give me the steamer stat".  Instead of doing a traditional review, I made a little "get ready with me" video, much like the ones that are taking over YouTube.
 
Hope you enjoy!

 

 
-GET THE STEAMER -




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