1.22.2015

HEALTHY WHITE RUSSIAN WITH ESPRESSO VODKA

A lot of people credit Steve Jobs or Benjamin Franklin as the best inventors ever. While kites are admittedly fun I'd like to humbly throw my hat in the ring given my recent creation.

                                               Allow me to introduce the "healthy" white Russian.

                                         The Healthy White Russian - where dreams come true.

We all feel the same way about White Russians - do we not? That they're phenomenal but come with an inherent bit of guilt given the cream. #obesity Not anymore! Almond milk people! It gives the drink a rich nutty flavor while accommodating vegans, lactose intolerants, and traditional alcoholics alike. 

The espresso vodka is also essential in this modernized recipe. It adds a very Starbucks-esque flavor to the point you forget you're consuming alcohol. It'll absolutely come back to you but its usually post a light vom or after you've pressed "send" on that extremely sexual text message. But whatever, it's healthyyyyyyy!


My assistant who I hired solely through nepotism as she's yet to offer any concrete assistance.


HEALTHY WHITE RUSSIAN
-Fill glass to the brim with ice
-2 shots of espresso vodka
-2 shots of kahlua
-Almond milk (your choice of flavor) to taste


Cheers, or perhaps more appropriate, "Za zdorovje!" 



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1.20.2015

My Very Own Line!

As of about 8:55am yesterday morning, I became a fashion designer. If you're surprised, know that I was too. Especially given my only concrete plan for the day was a meeting downtown at 2' o clock. That said, I happened to come across Bow & Drape while perusing my daily blogroll. Two hours later and now having missed the window of opportunity to shower, I got in my car and rocked out to Jay's Tom Ford song, the irony of Mr. Ford now being a contemporary of mine not lost on me.

So without further ado, let me show you the first three pieces in my collection that I'm calling, wait it for it, Megan's Line. 



Having now seen my pieces, it should not surprise you to know that I served as my own muse. It was an artistic decision I made based on both narcism and a lack of creativity.  I like to think, however, that the line would still be of interest to anyone who is named Megan, lives in Texas, and/or has a dog that embarrasses them on a regular basis.

Of course the beauty here is that if you aren't a fan of my particular aesthetic, you can create your own pieces a la Bow & Drape. (And you can also leave my blog now. Stat.) It's super simple, affordable, and they get you your stuff within 14 days. They also have pieces you can straight up buy. I find this Ball So Hard shirt and Fries Over Guys piece hilarious slash phenomenal. 


Please excuse me now as I have important designer tasks to do such as scheduling a buying trip to Milan, taking calls from 
Miranda Priestly, and rolling my eyes at the spectacle that reality tv has made of my once respectable industry.


*Note - this is not a sponsored Bow + Drape post but I wish it was!



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1.15.2015

OLD SCHOOL CALVINS



It's gonna be a huge day today guys - absolutely huge! Not because Macy is making her inaugural visit to Chucky Cheese or because Parenthood is on tonight. (Though both valid reasons for enthusiasm). But even more thrilling is that my recent calvins purchase (a la Macy's) is scheduled to arrive today! I see an unsolicited hug in my mailman's future.

I've been obsessing over old school Calvins for a while now. Do you know what I mean when I say that? Think early 90's;  My-So Called Life, NBA Starter Jackets, CK one, and this  amazing song

But how am I justifying spending so much $$ on underwear? 

Easy. It's not my money - it's Danny's. 

(I kid, I kid!The real reason, or the equally ridiculous one, is that I've been going sans bra lately. I've apparently shed a few lbs and my boobs have shrunk. How's that for TMI? Had you noticed Dad? How about you Uncle Carl?

Anyway, I've been celebrating this recent development by not wearing a bra. It's amazing. But also not appropriate. (Or so I've been told by rude people in my life.)  I feel my Calvins will be a good solution. They'll be more comfortable then a traditional bra and less slutty when I'm wearing, say, a thin white t-shirt. 


                             -BE COOL & SHOP OLD SCHOOL CALVINS-





P.S. Valentines Day is coming up. Old school Calvins would be a cute look for you saucy ladies considering doing a boudoir session for your man/woman. (Book Paige for that obvi!)

P.P.S. Parenthood people! Are they gonna kill Zeke off? Why is Ray Romano so sexy to me in his non-sexy role? Talk to me below!



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1.14.2015

Beyonce wasn't built in a day


also comes in gray and white 

Best shirt ever by Tees in the Trap - an online shop that has some other gems too. In other news I've been re-designing both this blog and the Langford blog this week so excuse any ghetto-ness/broken links you experience today. 

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P.S. My friend, who I love so much, Dani (we worked together at Smart Resources) was on the LM blog Monday for our bride-to-bride series. She and her Irish hubby met at KPMG and their pictures are to die!


1.11.2015

On Air with Paige!

I've said it before but probably not enough that my friend, Paige Budde, is the unsung hero of Greetings From Texas. Good photography is the single most important aspect of a blog as they're such a visual medium and without my friend, GFT would suck. (Or suck more if you happen to be reading this but aren't a fan....#mean.)

Paige and I shooting last year

I've watched Paige's career grow from the very beginning when we had a blind date at a coffee shop to last week when she was a guest on the David Lorms radio show. Listen to her talk about the evolution of her career, work/life/mom balance, her short-lived food truck business, and how she met her hubby. (Spoiler alert - it's not a classy tale.)





LET'S REMINISCE - PAIGE'S PICS FROM OVER THE YEARS

All photos by Awake Photography....obviously

*Follow Paige on Facebook + Instagram.


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1.09.2015

WHAT MACY WORE - VINTAGE JUMPER


My mom gave me this jumper over Christmas. I LOVVVVVED it especially when she told me it used to be mine. #narcissism Paired with Macy's newest pair of Faux Moccs (she grew out of her brown ones) and my hipster hat, it was criminal not to do a photoshoot. Like, Child Protective Service would have intervened had I not.

I found out recently that my brother and Julianna (his wife) are going to have a little, wait for it, boy. I'm super excited - it's great that my family will now have one of each sex. (Maybe. As "John" Jolie-Pitt reminds us - its not always that simple.) But I'm a little sad I won't be able to pass down Macy's pieces like this. Pressure will just be on Jules to have two kiddos. Alternatively, I could start talking to my 15 year old niece about the admittedly less publicized benefits of teenage pregnancy.

Her reaction when I told her Santa wasn't real. 


HOV

I hope everyone has a cool weekend. I've got exciting things on tap; an interview this morning at Creative Circle (a creative headhunting agency), a Valentines blogger brunch at Julie's, and I'm going to continue to utilize my ClassPass.


Keep it real folks and don't forget to enter my Year of Breakfast giveaway. I'm giving away two books so your chances of winning are good.

XO, Megan


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1.07.2015

THE EBOOK I CONTRIBUTED TO IS HERE!


A Year of Breakfast by Jessica Murnane came out yesterday! If you aren't excited about this, and I'm talking "just took an adderall" jacked, then we need to change that stat. This book is too beautiful, insightful, and affordable to not download it. (It's $9.99.)

Plant-based peeps, carnivores, and those who've seen Food Inc. and are still experiencing PTSD* will like this book alike. Prove it you say? There is a recipe for a French Toast sandwich. We can all come together to enjoy a French Toast sandwich, can we not?

*I threw up in my mouth.

And now, I'm really gonna close you because I......AM.......IN......IT!!!!! Page 41 baby! That's where I've written what Jessica cleverly calls a "Coffee Break" - breakfast related tips on life in-between recipes. In my coffee break I'm talking "tips on surviving breakfast with toddlers". (Its hard being a parenting expert but someone has got to do it.)

And just when you thought I drank wayyyyyy too much coffee this morning, I'm going to get even more enthusiastic and tell you that Jessica is giving away TWO free copies of the book to GFT readers! 

Giveway directions
1. Enter your email address in the comments below so I can contact you.
2. Follow me and Jessica on instagram.
3. Do 10 jumping jacks. (JK!)

*Giveaway open through Sunday, January 11th at midnight and announced Monday morning.

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