6.28.2016

Jungalow Room Makeover w/ LaurInteriors

So here's the sitch. I had a room in my house that looked like this.

BEFORE
Coming soon to Architectural Digest.

Most people in my apartment complex use it as a dining room. But here's something neat about me - I eat 100% of my meals on my couch. 

I wanted to do something creative with the space and thought having a meditation room would encourage me to meditate more. I went to Home Depot, got a few paint samples, and wallah - I was completely overwhelmed.

Enter Lauren of LaurInteriors in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. 

Connected through an internet friend (thanks Katelyn) Lauren and I began working together remotely. I told Lauren a bit about what I was going for in terms of a zen room with lots of plants and she was like, "you mean like a jungalow?" and I was like, "I don't know. WTF is a jungalow?"

After a quick google search, I learned that a jungalow is  a super rad lifestyle blog and something the urban dictionary defines as a treehouse. My definition of a jungalow goes more like this - "a room with a shitload of plants." 

Either way, I loved Lauren's vision and it was full speed ahead.
inspiration board by LaurInteriors

Here’s something else about me. I’m not rich. It's as tragic as it sounds.

Prior to working with Lauren, I would have assumed I couldn't afford an interior designer, let alone their taste. But Lauren's tagline is, “Real people, in real spaces, on a real budget." And she proved it by sending me a final mock-up with links to everything I'd need to buy accordingly.

So without further ado!


AFTER
GAHHHH!

Pretending to read, as one does.


Two of my favorite parts of the room; the wall hanging that Laura made and my record player.


Laura also made this pom pom curtains!! What?! This chic is a machine!!


***I'd like to interrupt this blog post to tell you how I got the couch into my jungalow****

Another big player in this whole jungalow makeover was a company/app called Pick Up Now. I'd like you to think of them as Uber for when you have to move. 

So here's the deal. I found this couch at Fleastyle, wanted it, but had no way to get it home in my small car. 


Don't worry guys - Pick Up Now to the rescue! 

I simply downloaded their app and botta bing, botta boom - movers quickly arrived to follow me home. (Me in my car. Them in their pick-up truck with the couch). Genius, no? The whole thing only cost me $65 and the majority of Pick Up Now employees are ex-military or off duty fireman. Hubba Hubba!  (Currently Pick Up Now is only in Dallas, Ft. Worth, and Houston but expanding soon.)



This pic makes me sad as the blue plant has since been killed by it's owner and is no longer with us, may it rest in peace.


*Thanks so much to LaurInteriors for making all my jungalow dreams come true! 

I have to go mediate now. 


Photography // Rocio Carlon


-SHOP MY JUNGALOW-


6.24.2016

Houstonia Article


Gahh!! This was fun to see on Houstonia's front page yesterday!
Check 'er out here - thanks Sarah Rufca for the article!!!

Have a great weekend everyone! I'm off to Chicago for the day as I have a client filming what's sure to be a hilarious web series. I'm really excited about it! Follow @madmeg_pr on instagram for sneak peeks!!!

See everyone next week!!

XX,
Megan



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6.23.2016

HOUSTON, WE HAVE A NARS STORE




Houston, we're getting a Nars Store!  This is a big deal for three reasons;



1. There are only 8 stand-alone Nars stores in the entire world!!! We're getting the 9th! The people at Nasa disagree, but this officially puts Houston on the map in terms of important commerce being conducted.

Nars is opening in the River Oaks District, a place I need to be spending more time in.



2. Nars opens THIS SATURDAY & the first 50 shoppers will get this lip pencil for Free 99!!! 


3. Nars is my fave! Ever since I started getting lashes, I don't wear much make-up. I do wear Nars lip pencils on the reg though and they are the ONLY lip product I'll wear. 


A new favorite Nars product though is their blush called.......wait for it..... "Sexual Content"

Told you.


I never thought I'd be a blush wearer- but you win Nars. I love it.


If any of you go to the opening on Saturday, let me know! 
XOXO



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*This was a sponsored post and I feel great about it. I hope you do too!

6.22.2016

LIFE LATELY

Hi! How is everybody? Hopefully dying for a scintillating update about my life because that's what you're about to get.  Let's get on with it, shall we?


PICS OF KIDS AND MY BOOK
Nothing makes me happier than candid pics of kiddos with my book. 
Especially the bottom left one - THAT'S MY NEPHEW!!! 
If you don't have my book, feel free to buy it here. And if you want to share a pic of your kiddo with their book, you'd make my day! Upload it to your instagram and tag me (@greetingsfromtx) or you can email me! Hov!



SOUL CYCLE
Houston - we have a SoulCyle!

Me (most left and super sweaty and gross) with fellow girl bosses from left to right; Roz PactorEsther Freedman, Marla Murphy, Meredith Staggers

For those of you who that are all "Soul what"? SoulCycle is the spin gym that started in NYC and was made famous by its celeb clients like Kelly Ripa and Lea Michele. Despite the hype that surrounds SoulCycle, I was nervous for them coming to Houston as it's a saturated marketplace as we already have Define, Revolution, Ryde, and Ride (not joking - there's two gyms named Ride - just spelled differently) that offer very similar classes. 

That said, SoulCylce was pretty great guys. They hands down have the best merch - I wanted to buy one of everything they had and their space is so bright and clean. For people not familiar with these type of spin classes - I love them because you get your cardio, but they also integrate aspects of yoga with candles, moments of guided meditation/silence so you get your mental benefits too. 

If you're in Houston, def try SoulCycle. Tell them Megan sent you. They'll be, "oh that blogger that was super late to the event she was hosting and then died throughout the entire class?" To which you'll answer, "Precisely." 


HAROLDS 
New Restaurant alert - or at least new restaurant to me. Harolds on 19th street is where its at folks. It had been on my radar being right across the street from Manready Mercantile and Emerson Rose so the location is ideal. The food is great too. Harold's generously hosted my blogger friends and I upstairs where they serve southern and creole food.

Downstairs, however, they have what they call Harold's tap room and Alli's Pizzeria where you can INFUSE YOUR OWN COCKTAILS, pizza, and other snacks. Definitely put this on your to try list in Houston - it warrants it. I was sorta sick the night of the dinner so didn't have much of an appetite, I can't wait to go back so I can really indulge.



And, that is what's been going on in life lately.
Keep it real kids! 
-Meg


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6.20.2016

MAD MEG MAKEOVER





So many makeovers in my life lately!! My master bedroom, my new "jungalow" room (coming later this week!), and the Mad Meg website have all recently been redone. Not to mention my boob job episode is premiering soon on Botched.

Head on over to the Mad Meg website though and check out what we've done.

Have a good day everybody!

XO,
Meg


P.S. - I'm kidding about the boob job thing, but that would be cool.


pics by rocio carlon



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