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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7.26.2016

Mamas + Makers Market - This Sunday!

You have plans this weekend! 


Come see Julie and I (we're splitting a booth) where we'll be 1 of  30 local vendors selling cool ass shit. Julie will be selling her book Oops and her Greeting Card Line while I'll be slanging both From J to Z and 99 Problems.


Other reasons to come the market?

1. It's entertainment for your kiddo. Doesn't taking a day off from the humid AF park sound amazing? Bring your offspring to the air conditioned market where they can participate in crafts and face painting galore! 

2. You can meet Linda Halpin, my mom who'll be in from Milwaukee, and potentially the Mace Monster if we decide to bring her. Jury's still out if she should come or stay back with her Dad.

3. Shop Til You Drop. There are going to be super cool vendors including but not limited to Burdlife, Teddy & Bear Prints, Shop the Manor, and Cuteheads

4. Lunch. A girl has gotta eat! They'll be a food truck at the market so Bon Appetite! 

5. Hang with JuJu and I. We'll be bumping tunes from our library themed booth and there's been talk of bringing a flask of champagne but keep that on the DL.

See you guys this weekend!! 


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7.25.2016

MACY WITH THE GOOD HAIR


BEFORE

  DURING


AFTER


MACY WITH THE GOOD HAIR


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