7.29.2014

How To Navigate A Hangover


While I won't go into detail regarding a recent hangover, I will share that it culminated in having a Chicago cab driver pull over on Lake Shore Drive so I could puke** into a beautifully manicured flower bed in front of The W Hotel.

**and dry heave

While this sophisticated behavior is admittedly classy and mature, I'm confident it will never happen again, because I've since discovered this article with truly insightful hangover tips.

For example, did you know eating burnt toast can help hangovers because the carbon mocks a "carbon slurry" that hospitals use to treat alcohol poisoning? Good to know.


With love from AA,
Megan


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7.28.2014

The Selfie Stick

Haters can no longer cite the Kardashians as the epitome of what's wrong with current society because ladies and gentleman, allow me to introduce the Selfie Stick, and tell you that it's fantastic. 
 
The Selfie stick is a device that allows you to take selfies from an unprecedented distance as my cousins and I are graciously demonstrating for you here. Note the lack of double chins which is not necessarily our Irish genetics but rather part of the stick's forgiving angular nature. 
 
Elevator selfie before the Bey + Jay concert!


-SHOP THE SELFIE STICK!-


 
P.S. You have 48 more hours to enter my $100 gift card giveaway!


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7.23.2014

Greetings from Texas for LUVSOME + Giveaway

Booker recently had the opportunity to try Luvsome pet food, sold exclusively at Kroger Grocery Stores. It's supposed to be very healthy with a lot of calcium and whole grains.
 
 Truth be told, I didn't know if Booker would like Luvsome.
He usually prefers unhealthy items and has a real panache for trash.
 
 
I decided there was only one way to find out.
Blind Taste Test of course!
 
Incumbent food taste test.
(Though I told Macy we were playing "hostage".)
 
 
 
 The winner?
 
 Luvsome of course!
 
Booker says its really good and tastes like chicken!
 
 
AND NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY
Luvsome is giving two Greetings from Texas readers a Luvesome switch kit, free Luvsome, and a $100 gift card to Kroger!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!
 
To enter, follow me on instagram & comment below with your email address!
 I will tape myself choosing the winner and then upload it to my instagram account.  
 
Remember two of you will be picked!  
-Entry open through July 30th at noon.-
*The $100 gift cards will be for the Kroger family of stores, which includes Kroger, Dillons, Fred Meyer, Fry’s, QFC, Ralph’s and Smith’s.
 
 
Very Important Disclaimer:
This was NOT a sponsored post. It was a product placement.
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7.21.2014

Video Recap of Blue Willow Event


 
Here a little ditty from the Blue Willow presentation last week. During the Q+A portion someone asked Beckster and I what was the coolest thing that had come from our publishing careers thus far? While I had a lot to choose from, I felt compelled, to say this event itself.
 
Mostly because I love working with Becky. Her approach to career and life in general has such a calming influence on me.
 
And Blue Willow itself is just so special. When I signed their wall, a tradition for every visiting author, I couldn't help but notice my signature was right next to Jennifer Weiner.(Which is a very successful, prolific author for those of you who are all "um, who the fxck is that?")
 
Hope you like the video!
XO, Megan 
 
 
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7.18.2014

WEEKEND READING

Jemima Kirk from GIRLS on HBO
photo via 5 minutes with Franny

-Yesterday I discovered 5 minutes with Franny a website that I'm now obsessed with. (I found it via Olsons Anonymous - another obsession.) 5 minutes with Franny interviews her friends (that are often famous people, Elizabeth Olson, Jemima Kirk,) by asking them thoughtful questions like "If the wardrobe in your bedroom would lead you to another world what would your Narnia look like?" The intimate photography she takes of the subject to accompany the interviews is equally delicious.

-I'm featured in this article, Adopting after Cancer by Charlotte Huff in Cure Magazine.


-I've been wanting to start learning about essential oils and their healing powers. Especially after seeing this video! Wow! Any of you into this?

-Fellow writers, these quotes by famous writers published on The Bloggess yesterday were hilarious and incredibly affirming to me.

- Another reason I love The Suburban bitches - they're making Carolina Shiners on their blog, a delicious looking cocktail made with, you know, moonshine. These bitches are hardcore!

-My friend Laurie and I are going to see Lena Dunham in ATX for her book tour which has since sold out! Here is her tour schedule I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And have possibly drank too much coffee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-I could style this Banana Republic shirt both in a bohemian or businessy fashion. It couldn't be more versatile. (Not to mention affordable.) I need to buy more of these types of pieces and less Forever 21 crap.


Have a good weekend everyone! Danny is playing in a golf tournament this weekend so that's what will be occupied with.


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7.17.2014

9th + Elm Outfit Post

Cute skirt right? It's c/o 9th and Elm - a sweet website comprised of handmade, independent designers and just other cool products. (Not limited to clothing in the least.) I was actually having a hard time deciding whether to get this skirt or these phython skin headphones.

Here the full look. I seemed to have grabbed the last skirt but this one has a similar vibe. My shoes are from here and my shirt is reminiscent of this Top Shop one and this Alexander Wang one that's on sale for 65 bucks!

Whoops. Sorry - didn't mean to be so slutty.

Hi!


Check out 9th + Elm friends. They have some unique, fun, affordable stuff.


 
*This was a sponsored post which I feel great about. I hope that you do too.


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7.16.2014

MY HAIR BEAUTY SECRET

I'm not gonna do a whole big build up scenario. I'll just come out with it....
 
 Ready?
 
 
It's CHLORINE!


Historically bad for your hair, I've been loving what chlorine is doing for my post-ombre locks. When I get out of the pool, I find that my hair has curl and texture as though I used sea salt spray straight from The Red Sea on the day that Jesus parted it.

At the salon

I don't know what the scientific explanation is behind this secret. Probably something periodic table related. Or perhaps its something that can be explained via a bunson burner or that eye wash station that we had in my high school chemistry lab. (I can't believe I never got to see anyone use that. Seems like a missed opportunity.)

 
Anyway - I'm sure the chlorine is slowly killing my hair one cannonball at a time but everything great in life comes with a price tag, does it not? Take kids, for example. Macy is great but her friend, Dora the Explorer, not so much. Dora - I will hunt you in your sleep and suffocate you with your "backpack backpack", k sweetie?


Chlorine. That's my beauty secret. Use it if you wish.

 
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