9.19.2016

Fall Fashion a la Megan

This week I got rid of about 50% of my wardrobe and I can't tell you how freeing it felt. Freeing but difficult. I knew from the amazing yet cancelled tv show What Not To Wear that humans have an emotional connection to our clothes. AMEN! Why it was hard to get rid of pieces I haven't worn in years is beyond me. But I did it and was rewarded for doing so at Buffalo Exchange where I made out like a banjee. Bandit? What is this expression??

Anyway, now that I have a capsule wardrobe(ish), it's much easier to see what I need for "fall" which is more of a concept here in Houston than it is an actual thing. (97 degrees today with a humidity of 88% percent.) Neat. Have a good one guys!



LEOPARD PRINT


SLIP DRESSES


GRAPHIC TEES


BLOCK HEELS



TWO TONED BOOTS

9.07.2016

The Best of the World Wide Web

I haven't been writing on the internet much lately but that doesn't mean 
I haven't been reading it. Here are a few links that I insist you check out....Do it now! 

This top comes in so many colors!!!

THE BEST OF THE WORLD WIDE WEB


KEEPING IT REAL // My friend Esther wrote a very honest, relatable post for Scary Mommy called Why I Don't Tell People About My Toddler and Newborn. (It went viral it was so good!) 

And my bestie, Candace, wrote a post called Who Am I Now? about feeling "a little stuck" as a freshly 40 mother transitioning into yet another new season of life.

ASMR // As someone who experiences ASMR and receives ridicule from my mean friends about it. (Julianna, Chuck, and Jeremy - you are all rude.) I'm excited and feel validated that it's making its way into mainstream pop culture. Cara Delevingne made this ASMR video with W Mag!!  

AMY SCHUMER// Fellow Amy Schumer fans, watch her hour long interview on Charlie Rose.

HILARE // The Dope Ass Mom released her 2nd video in her web series called "How to Potty Train Your Kids" and it's hilare, per anything she does. Watch it here.

DIY // Holy cow - my friend Kirsten made this DIY baby mobile and its awesome. I don't think it pertains exclusively to babies. I'd do this in black and white and hang it my house!!! 

RAD WEBSITE // I discovered lifestyle website, Lovechild, last night that I'm adding it to my blogroll.

SHOPPING // I bought this top  (as seen above) from Free People in two colors! (Black and Light Pink.)

NAMASTE// Diggin this French yoga/active wear line, Lole!



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8.23.2016

BEST GRAPHIC TEE EVER


How fantastic is my new shirt? That’s not a rhetorical question.
It’s so fantastic that when I retrieved it from my mailbox this morning on the way to work, I went back home so I could change into it.


Though I wish I could take credit for it, Miss Ashley Lewis of Modishly Naturopathic made it for me. I met her last week at the MarketStreet Blogger Crawl where she was sporting hers and taking orders from fellow bloggers dying for their own.  (Which is the same way a lot of popular designers get their start! If Ashley becomes a break-out designer, I fully intend to take credit for it.)


Posing at 9am on a Tuesday morning, as one does. 

Have a good day friends. Life is good!




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8.20.2016

Greetings from Minocqua!

Greetings from Minocqua, WI were I spent last weekend at our family's lake house.
Cue the house. 
Mace loved driving the boat this year which worked out as we needed a designated driver.
I have a very complex relationship to my blog these days but one thing that I'll always love and appreciate about it is the fact that I can look back to our trip to Mincoqua last summer and see how much lil Roman has changed in just a year.




RyRy and Ro Ro.

Hey Jer.


Classic Grandpa shot.


Dad and Nance.

Flying with kids blows no matter what but hauling all this shit solo is as emotionally tolling as it is physically.  Sometimes I cry and sometimes I feel like an empowered, bad ass bitch. Sometimes both, making fellow travelers super uncomfortable when a crying, smiling psycho boards the inter-terminal train.



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8.11.2016

THE MAKING OF "DOPE ASS MOM TIPS"

While the majority of Mad Meg clients come to us via referral, Andrea Levoff and I go back to the early 2000's. We both had moved to Chicago after college, as did my cousin, Anne-Marie, who introduced us. I'm not sure if this classifies as nepotism, but if it does, I'm cool with it.

Andrea, who eventually got a Masters in Spiritual Psychology, became a mom, and dabbled as a stand-up comic, called me this winter and pitched me an idea for a hilarious web series she'd had after seeing a Tina Fey bit. I loved the concept and was excited to fully flush out the idea, build a brand around it, and utilize my storyboarding skills I'd learned in a screenwriting class I took way a few years prior.

For the next few months we worked together remotely and I flew to Chicago twice - once for meetings with potential production company partners and then again for the actual shoot day which I'll walk you through now.



DOPE ASS MOMS SHOOT DAY 
JUNE 24th 2016


4am - Board plane for Chicago.
FML.



9am- Arrive at Andrea's Lincoln Park home.



11am - Hang out with child stars Max and Anna. (Andrea's kids) 



2pm - Make Andrea's hair & makeup girl do my hair. Sorry not sorry.



6pm - Drink champagne!
Cheers to Guy Bauer Productions for making the web series better than Andrea and I could have ever imagined and being so cool and funny throughout the process. Love them! 



And now, without further ado, may I formally introduce, Andrea Levoff's web series called Dope Ass Mom Tips.




Episodes titled "How to Potty Train Your Kids" and "What to do When Your Kids Are Being Jerks" to follow soon. Sign up on Andrea's website to be emailed upon their release. And visit her speaking page to book her for one of her four keynote presentations!!


P.S. Have you entered my essential oils giveaway on instagram? Do it now!!



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8.08.2016

ESSENTIAL OIL GIVEAWAY

Announcement - I've jumped on the essential oils bandwagon.  I've always wanted to since seeing this video but I guess I've been to cheap, poor, and confused on how to get started. Thankfully an old friend, Jill Hoel, hooked me up and she's gonna hook one of you up too!!!

But first, let me tell you how I've been using my oils.

PEPPERMINT OIL

The Mad Meg team has been sniffing glue our peppermint oil at work to keep us alert. 
I've also noticed sniffing the peppermint oil also suppresses my appetite.



It's also helpful to sniff peppermint oil when your hungover AF and don't want to throw up in your car.
Pretty.



LAVENDER OIL

I've been putting lavender oil on Macy's pillow and the bottom of her feet at bed time. I told her it gives her "special powers" to sleep and now she asks for her "powers" everynight. Between the oil and the half bottle of NyQuil* I give her, bedtime has been easy peasy. 

*Oh relax, I'm kidding.


LEMON OIL
I've substituted my Crystal light for lemon oil and it's just as good and surely much better for me. You can also use lemon oil in your dishwasher which I'm excited to try. And, you can add a few drops to your facewash to brighten your complexion and slough off dead skin. I'm down for that as well.



Directions:
  • Head over to my instagram to enter giveaway and leave a comment tagging two friends that also might want to enter.
  • That's it! Boom!

**Giveaway closes Thursday, August 11th at noon!
**Must have USA shipping address to win.


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8.06.2016

Mad Meg TV, Episode 3


Hi guys! Excited to play Episode 3 of Mad Meg TV for you! Today's episode is with Noemi Gonzalez, the Marketing Director of Market Street in The Woodlands

Market Street is Mad Meg's biggest account and we talk or email with Noemi almost on a daily basis. She's cool, funny, realistic, and we feel really luck to have her business.

Our responsibilities for Market Street include manning their social media, blog, weekly newsletters, etc. but this month we've conceptualized and planned a "blogger crawl" which you'll get the scoop on when you watch below! 

Hope to see you all at the crawl!  
XX,
Megan








WHO: You! Your friends! Your boyfriend! Whoever! 

WHAT: A "Blogger Crawl" on August 17th from 6-8 p.m. with a reception at Tommy Bahama to follow with complimentary appetizers!
WHERE: Market Street The Woodlands.
WHY: A chance to learn about upcoming fall trends with you favorite bloggers such as Elly of Uptown with Elly Brown, Alice of Lone Star Looking Glass, Candace of Luxe with Kids and a more!* You also have an opportunity to enter a raffle for a $500 Market Street gift card!!
*Kindly RSVP at Eventbrite
*Full Blogger Crawl Roster
Elly Brown of Uptown with Elly Brown, Cos Bar
Candace Thomas of Luxe with Kids, Kate Spade
Esther Freedman of , Cuteheads, Elaine Turner
Julie Weinstein of From Prosecco to Plaid, Madewell
Alice Kerley of Lone Star Looking Glass, Baby Gap
Jessica Richey of Thoughtfully Styled, ALEX & ANI
Lilly Beltran of Daily Craving, Johnny Was
Sara Cooper of Simply Ollie, Vineyard Vines
Stephanie of Stephanie Taylor Jackson, Lucky Brand
Elvira Cauthen of Fashion Rowe, Thomas Markle
Nicole of Lipstick and Brunch, Calypso
Tiffany of Flaunt and Center, Trina Turk


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