5.27.2016

STORE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ASAP



Hi guys! It's Friday! And a 3 day weekend, if that doesn't have you rejoicing, maybe this will. 

Waiting on Martha - its a blog but also an amaze online store with just cute ass stuff. I've curated some of my favorite items above for your viewing pleasure but feel free to get in there and find your own must-haves. 

Other recent discoveries I've been digging? This blog and this coffee is EVERYTHING.


Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm really really excited about mine!!! =)


-WOMEN BE SHOPPIN-

5.24.2016

WHAT MACY WORE - RAMONES TANK

This kid tho. If only she had a little personality.


Just kidding guys. I always say that Macy is screwed in both nature and nurture in that both her birthparents and Danny and I are all very extroverted. All this to say there is going to be lot of detention in her future.

A little update as to what the Mace Monster is into these days;

Likes:
Swimming Lessons
Daddy


Dislikes:
Going to bed 
Pooping on the potty
Listening 


Peace is right. 

Have a good one everybody!


-WHAT MACY WORE-

5.23.2016

GREETINGS FROM CHICAGO

Greetings from Chicago!

The occasion for the trip? Candace's (right) 40th birthday!!


Now I'm going to be honest with you guys, because I think you deserve that - we were a little drunk during this shoot. Not on purpose - but one of those classic situations where you're still wasted from the night before. As bloggers, Candace and I, are just so blessed to have it caught on film.

Bracing for balance.



Here's a few more pics from the weekend;
Friday night we went to Kaiser Tiger for dranks and though we had fun, this couple had an even better time. Whether it was true love or their ecstasy kicking in, we'll never know.

Saturday morning our group ran a 5k in Grant Park which was a shock to the system.

Our group of eight girls stayed had two rooms at the Soho House -  my favorite place on earth. Great food, incredible interior design, and all the bell hops are Ford Models! #howyoudoin

Anyway - happy birthday my sweet friend.  Here's hoping that when I turn 40, not only will I be as beautiful (inside and out) as you, but also fully recovered from this bender. 


//Photography by Iron and Honey//


- FOLLOWING MEGAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA WILL MAKE YOU SKINNIER, RICHER, & PRETTIER-

5.09.2016

FROM J TO Z TAKES CHICAGO


I took the show on the road last week when I did a book signing at Building Blocks Toy Store in my former home of Chicago. Incase you couldn't come, didn't want to, or are bored at work, here are some pics from the event.

What I learned from the dancing portion of the programming is that I need to drink before my next signing. Houston - you've been warned! (I'm announcing a Houston signing soon! Stay tuned!)

Left: Thanks to my friend Carol who's been helping me with math since 2001. She was integral to my ability to graduate college and on Sunday did all the payment wheeling and dealing. 

Right: Lil sweetie.
A picture of me taking a picture.



Here's my family that was in attendance though I think the most noticeable presence in this photo is my boobs. Jesus.  I forgot my strapless bra in Houston and was wearing my sister's. (The girl holding a dinosaur.) It made my "G" event a bit more PG but whatever. It was a hip hop event people - a little T & A is to be expected, no?


Thank you to all of my friends, family, and "new friends" I met that day that came out!

*Photography by Chicago based photographer, Beth Weiler


-BUY THE BOOK!-


5.06.2016

MACY ON GREAT DAY HOUSTON

For any of you that keep up with my creative services business Mad Meg (follow us on instagram here) you know that we've been executing an extensive PR campaign for FleaStyle - an upscale flea market taking place tomorrow from 9am-4pm at Silver Street Studios.

We secured a segment for Fleastyle owner, Brittany Cobb, on Great Day Houston this morning which, despite doing regularly for clients, is still always exciting and fun. Especially this morning as, my kiddo, Macy got to model in the segment.

Without further ado.


*Macy comes in at 3 minutes and 15 seconds.



Today we also launched the pilot episode of Mad Meg TV. This is a web series in which I chat briefly with Mad Meg clients about their businesses or brands and anything new and exciting that might be going on within their ventures. 



Check out our very first episode in which I chat with Brittany about tomorrow's show!
Julie and I plan to get there right at 9am! Come say hi if you'll be there as well!



Hooray for the weekend!!! 
XOXO, Megan


- FOLLOWING MEGAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA WILL MAKE YOU SKINNIER, RICHER, & PRETTIER-


5.04.2016

THE TERMINAL

Something traumatic happened this week and I don't know that I'm ready to talk about it yet but I'll try.

Okay...here it goes.

On Monday I spent 13 hours and 45 minutes at Chicago's O Hare airport.

....wait for it......

with a THREE AND A HALF YEAR OLD!!!!


It turns out the 2004 film, The Terminal, where Tom Hanks lives in the airport is a very realistic plot, the only difference being it's not a cute lil rom com but a f@cking horror movie.

Make yourself at home.

Our Spirit flight that was supposed to take off at 9am got delayed for a bunch of hours and eventually cancelled which was the reason for our new living arrangement. I jumped on Orbitz and booked the only other flight leaving for Houston that day but it didn't leave until 9pm that evening. #Neat


The first ten hours I think I held it together really well. There is an amazing playground in Terminal 2 and I was truly just grateful for that as opposed to being frustrated by the situation. I also met a fellow mom there who was traveling for a funeral and that helped me keep perspective. 

The last four hours were more of a struggle. 
Macy's ice cream cone comes to mind.
  
Specifically, when she smeared it across the window.

Or when this seemingly nice woman came up to me and whispered in my ear, 
"Honey, I don't want to embarrass you but your sweater is on inside out" and pointed to my tag.

I thanked her graciously and pretended like this was new information to me but by that point I'd already openly sobbed in public like three times. It was going to take a lot more than an inside out sweater to embarrass me. In fact, the only real thoughts I had about my sweater at that point were in regards to its functionality as a noose.

The original Terminal concludes with Tom Hanks returning to his fictional country of Krakozhia after making out with Catherine Zeta Jones. Macy and I's ending was less interesting as we didn't get to kiss anyone and rolled into my very real apartment complex after 1am. 


THE END

(But not really because I'm still experiencing symptoms of PTSD.)



PS - Last week I was interviewed on From Prosecco to Plaid about my new book, From J to Z.   Head over here if you're interested in reading that!



- FOLLOWING MEGAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA WILL MAKE YOU SKINNIER, RICHER, & PRETTIER-


4.27.2016

FLEA STYLE'S FUN LAUNCH PARTY

My company Mad Meg is doing the press and promotion for Flea Style, an upscale flea market with over 75 vendors, coming to Houston's Silver Street Studios next Saturday - May 7th. 
There was recently a launch party for the event at ManReady Mercantile, one of my favorite stores in Houston, and one of the vendors going to be at the respective flea market!

Left: Buy your tix to Flea Style here!
Right: My Account Managers, Whitney (left) and Alyssa.

Just me being myself, unfortunately.

The party was super fun and cool not only because there was a cotton candy machine there but it definitely helped.

Alyssa and Whitney with Manready owner,Travis, who later took us into his workshop and showed us a few things. He's like a hotter, hipster Santa Claus that one!

Whacha doin Whit!?


The Dream Team y'all!
Team Flea Style with Team Mad Meg.

Come shop til you drop with us next Saturday, May 7th.
More details below;

See ya there!


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