2.09.2016

The Marvelous Moms Club Podcast


Hey boos! I'm over on the Marvelous Moms Club podcast today!

Go check 'er out!

More mañana!
-Megan


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2.05.2016

WHAT TO GET YO' MAN

Cupid is coming people - get excited about it! When I asked my friend Chuck what he (and guys in general) wanted for Valentines Day he said "Guys don't care about Valentines Day." Helpful! Thanks! 

I don't believe him though. Something tells me if his wife dressed up in one of the above lingerie numbers, he'd be less apathetic. 

I don't know what my plans are for Valentines Day but I know Macy's involve needing 30 Valentines ready-to-go for her school party Friday. We bought Little Pony ones a while back but she's since ripped, colored, and chewed (and therefore ate?) those so we'll need a 2nd batch. 

Have a great weekend anyone!!! I've been doing the Whole 30 since the beginning of this month but going off it Saturday night to drinkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk at a concert with Candace and Julie! 

Happy Early Valentines Day!
XOXO,
Megan

*But the Texas Hat here at one of my fave stores ManReady.

-FOR YO' MAN-

2.02.2016

What Macy Wore - Ballet Class Edition

I'm a dance mom guys! Macy started ballet over the weekend!

We went to Academy to get Macy's leo which was exciting as I'd never been despite my 5 years in Texas. This was a big "Houstonian" step as Academy as prolific as Starbucks in this town. It basically seemed like the Sports Authority of the South and they didn't have children ballet shoes - so underwhelming overall. (Except for when Macy shoplifted a $25 pair of sunglasses.)

Parents were only allowed to watch the class through this tv so not to distract the kids. There were only four girls in the class; one of whom who looked exactly like North Kardashian and cried throughout the majority of the class, bless her heart. Macy's dance style was on the opposite side of the spectrum. Her teacher described it to me as "sassy" so that's neat.

After class she received her official Houston Dance Factory t-shirt making her status as a student there official. She's getting SO big - I mean, does anyone remember this or this?!?!


-GET MACY'S BALLET LOOK-






Are any of your kids in ballet or dance? 
Any studios you recommend - particularly in the Memorial area?


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2.01.2016

MODERN LUXURY LAUNCH PARTY


Last week I had the pleasure of attending a very fancy magazine launch party as my friend, Julie, had written an article for the issue being celebrated. I'd never been more proud of Julie, not necessarily for her article (though I'm sure it was good), but for getting us into this AMAZING PARTY!

It was at The Dunlavy which I'd never been to but is now my new favorite place in Houston.  Have you heard of it? It's an event space at night, breakfast/lunch place during the day. It was so swank with all the chandeliers! I imagine it's equally scenic during the day, but in a different capacity, as it overlooks the Bayou. (For my fellow Yankees - "Bayou" means creek, I think..)


The party had a very posh vibe going which we of course ruined by doing things like this.

Looking back, our "sexy" sessions in the photobooth were probably pretty obnoxious as well.

Me on free wine. 

If you follow Julie (jlb4567) or Candace (candacelwk) on Snapchat you know that we then went to Local Pour where I did some light dancing and then experienced communication complications with my Uber driver - all pretty standard occurrences for a night out on the town. 

THE END

Have a great day everybody! 


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1.27.2016

RECIPE TO TRY: SWEET POTATO A LA MEGAN

Despite blogging for over five years, I've posted recipes only twice on Greetings From Texas because, let's be real, I don't/can't cook. That's why 94.6% of my diet consists of "sweet potato a la Megan". The other reason being it's fucking delicious - I don't wanna eat anything else. 

 Welcome to your new breakfast, lunch, and dinner! 
Also suffices as a late night drunken snack. Or for you stoners out there - #munchies.

First Step: Make your hand the center/focus of the shot to show off your manicure!

Second step: Roast a sweet potato*. (I usually make three at a time.) The key here is to roast them on a piece of foil, because one, the ooey sweetness that will emerge from the holes you poked in the potato is a bitch to clean off the cookie sheet. And two, this is how I store them in the fridge. I remove the one I'm gonna eat and wrap the other two in the foil (once they've cooled) and put them in the fridge for my next meal.

*You have to roast them in the oven at 400 degrees so them become sweet. Use a fork to poke a bunch of holes in them. After an hour, the holes will began to leak and that's how you know its ready. The microwave won't work for this recipe. The potatoes become soft, but not sweet. That's not what we're going for here.

Third step: Peel the sweet potato.

Fourth step: Mash it up with a fork. 

Fifth step: Add a handful of raisins, sea salt, and almonds. I crush my almonds by putting them in a ziploc bag and pounding them with a wine bottle. 

Enjoy!

I have no idea on the nutritional information of the dish but it's hearty and filling and I don't feel fat after I eat it. It can't be that bad as its a processed food free meal! Plus, per Samantha in Sex in the City 2, yams are great for menopause and, wait for it, your sex drive!

Bon Appetite y'all! 

P.S The other two recipes I've posted in the past are Black Bean Brownies and Orange Almond Salad.

P.P.S. My bestie, Candace, recorded an episode of the famous Marvelous Moms podcast in which she talks about morning routines, traveling with kids, gratitude for awareness & presence, and her love for Brené Brown, who I'm obsessed with as well. You have to listen now! 


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1.25.2016

Things I Learned from "Chelsea Does"

I spent 4 of my 48 hours this weekend watching Chelsea Does, Chelsea Handler's Netflix docuseries on drugs, marriage, Silicon Valley, and racism. Despite how pumped I was to dive in to the episodes, I'd grade the series a B overall. 

There were a lot of scenes where Chels fell flat in her attempt to be funny but overall I thought she developed compelling content, with the exception of the marriage episode. It was my least fave of the four.

Here are a few things I took away from the documentary;

Silicon valley is pronounced Sill-i-kin. Not Sill-i-kahn
What?! Since when? Are we sure!?


Khloe and Lisa Remini use and swear by an app called FaceTune, which essentially allows you to photoshop yourself before uploading pics to instagram. Leah Remini goes on to say, "I believe the world wants to see you like that." (Meaning with FaceTune's assistance.) "I don't believe the world wants to see you looking fucked up.



Per Kumar Patel (pictured above) Islamphobia, the dislike of or prejudice against Islam or Muslimsis something our country needs to overcome. As I really dive into here, we need to remember that radical jihadists are to Islam, as the KKK is to Christianity. Meaning one thing has nothing to do with the other.


Ayahuasca is a spiritually awakening drug that makes you puke and hallucinate but in a peaceful and often transformative way. (For example, Chelsea’s high involved images of her and her sister from childhood and Chelsea came away from the experience wanting to make a bigger effort to show her sister kindness and compassion.) Ayahuasca is also a drug/experience that can curb various addictions.

Upon some quick research, there are ayahuasca retreats you can visit in the states. There's this one in Elbe, Washington and this one in Kentucky. Despite never meeting a buzz that I didn’t like, I don’t know that this is something I'd be up for in this season of my life. In high school I once had a super bad high (and I can remember a few of my friends having the same experience) where we'd get TOO high, freak out, turn white like ghosts, and feel nauseas. Chelsea's experience was reminiscent of this for me. Never say never but for now I think I'm good. 

What about you guys though? Anyone ever done it? Want to try it? Did you like the series in general? Talk to me! 



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1.18.2016

The Best of the World Wide Web - January Edition


  • Have you heard of the new app, Saucey? It's a, wait for it, alcohol delivery service that brings you booze within an hour. It's only in LA, San Diego, San Fran, and Chicago right now but it's coming to Texas soon (Dallas.)
  • The Challenges and Joys of Coparenting - Loved this article about Cat Sadler from E! on how she and her new husband, and her ex-husband and his wife, are genuine friends and collectively raising their two boys together. Their living the divorce dream for sure - if there is such a thing!
  • The Kardashians underwent the BRCA test in last night's episode. The same test that fellow celebs Angelina Jolie and yours truly underwent. It was completely unnecessary to test Kim, Kourt, and Khloe because if Kris Jenner didn't have the gene then her daughters wouldn't have the gene*. My love for the Kardashians remains though. Obviously waiting for test results makes great tv. Read about my BRCA test here.   
*The only way Kim, Kourt, and Khloe could have the gene, if Kris didn't, is via their Dad. But they made no mention of his side of the family having a history of breast or ovarian cancer, probably because it doesn't, and it would draw attention to the fact this test was unnecessary for them. 

  • Target makes great knock offs of West Elm's Mongolian lamb pillows. I know cuz I have the target versions.
WEST ELM


TARGET



  • And these aren't knock-offs per se but the Sam Edelman flats are a great alternative to the classic Chanel flat we all dream of.

And that's what I got for you guys today! Have a great week!
XO, Megan


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