10.30.2014

Trick or Treat FROZEN Drinking Game



It's come to my attention that Macy isn't the only one dressing up as Anna for Halloween. While this might make me a bad mom in terms of creativity, it presents a unique opportunity to thrive in other parts of personality, specifically the "draaanks" portion.

Full disclosure, my neighbor Anastaja is the one that told me about this game, who she heard from another person. But I'll take credit for translating the loose concept visually through the above graphic. I like to think of it as charity or my societal contribution. (*Note to self - Consider creating a receipt to turn in come tax season for possible deductions?)

Our plans for tomorrow night begin with trick-or-treating promptly at 5. We plan to see that through until toddler exhaustion occurs which I see happening anywhere between 5:15 and 5:30. We'll then head return to the house to promptly begin this respective game. I think I'll put on the Frozen soundtrack, just as a festive touch. Lastly, I'm hoping/imagining that our friends Jill & Jeremy and Mr. Mark Krenek will join us in the festivities. I haven't had the time to formally invite them, I've been too busy sourcing images for Olaf's above blunt,  but guys - if you're reading this. Come over.

Happy Halloween Eve everyone!
 
P.S. Speaking of Halloween, this was my most popular instagram post to date. It made me very proud to be a woman. I felt extremely connected to my gender as the prolific comments of grief & commissary rolled in.
 
P.P.S. Speaking of Frozen, these girls are slutty but I'm only saying that cuz I'm jealous that I didn't see this earlier...in time to buy the costume myself.
 
P.P.P.S. Read my Halloween archives!
-Costume ideas for your dog!
-Why I'm still nursing a rotator cuff injury from last Halloween.
-Last year's trick-or-treating ventures.
 

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10.29.2014

HUMP DAY OUTFIT POST

Important Announcement. These pants, along with everything else, are 35% off at Banana Republic today. 


This scarf is not on sale at Club Monaco but if you are affluent and like it, I'd encourage you to purchase it as well. 


Short & sweet today! Though I'm just noticing now, upon sizing this last pic, that you're really getting a nice shot of my right boob. Consider that a peace offering for today's brevity. Happy Hump Day friends!

-SHOP THE POST-


10.27.2014

MODERN DAY DISCOVERY: PIXIE MARKET


I'm not Christopher Columbus or anything but I made an equally game changing discovery this morning if I do say so myself. Pixie Market is an online haven (with one brick + mortar location in New York) curated with statement-y pieces that I plan to own upon making prolific "voyages" to their site. And because this is no longer 1492 - no need for cheeky named ship craft to be able trade & barter. You simply need a credit card and wifi. Ahoy! 

-SHOP THINGS YOU COULD WEAR ON
THE NINA, THE PINTA, & THE SANTA MARIA-





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10.24.2014

WHAT MACY WORE - FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL EDITION

My baby is no longer a baby but rather, as of yesterday, an official student enrolled in an academic institution. Admittedly the curriculum involves things like "naptime" and "diaper changing" but its still school guys. K?

Because I was feeling nostalgic about my only child fleeing the nest, (three times a week for a half day) I decided a vintage dress, that used to be mine, would make a fitting outfit for her educational debut. The Victorian neckline of the dress styled with the fur vest resulted in a "sassy Mennonite" aesthetic I thought.

 I did not know at the time this "action shot" was of her violently catapulting her lunchbox at me, which I did not appreciate.



A mini style blogger in training. I've never been more proud save the time she used the word "shit" in the proper context.

An androgynous pairing of a Dora backpack and vintage Bears lunchbox.


*Have a good weekend everyone! I'm excited as my college friend, Westnut, is in town tonight!!! Follow me on instagram to see what shenanigans her and I get into! #draanks
#Uber #PapaJohnsStandBy


-WHAT MACY WORE-






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10.22.2014

THE BEST THING I EVER ATE


Hey kids! I'm kicking off a new series on the Langford Market blog today called "The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Click on over to see what my answer was!!! #suspense


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10.20.2014

Big Vs. Aidan - What your choice says about you

**I've recently been working on a design-based Sex And The City project. This, paired with my inability to change the channel when E! plays a SATC rerun, has resurrected the Aidan vs. Big deliberation for me. I've always maintained that what Team one resides on (Team Aidan vs. Team Big) speaks volumes about a person. But it wasn't until recently, in a highly caffeinated moment in which I was procrastinating on less stimulating responsibilities, that I felt compelled to pen my thoughts on this age old debate. I added a slew of hashtags throughout the prose because, well, I'm obsessed with hashtags.

Please enjoy.



AIDAN VS. BIG, by Megan Silianoff
There are many ways we as woman define and differentiate ourselves; blonde vs. brunette, sorority girl vs. can’t stand sorority girls, stay-at-home Mom vs. career woman. While all these groupings arguably represent something innate about ourselves, the most exposed and naked we’ll ever be is when we voice our preference between two proper nouns. Aidan. Or Big.

Aidan’s character in Sex And The City was comprised of what so many woman are looking for and not finding. Stability. Security. Safety. Friendship. Routine.  Children. All of this being what Aidan offered to Carrie – a life essentially. An arguably good one with prolific custom-made furniture. #nomorefreakingIkea  Aidan was a good guy – a trustworthy guy.  Which is precisely why both Applebee’s and Walgreens snagged him to do commercial voiceovers. They want you to feel warm and fuzzy when you order your “Quesadilla Burger” and pick up your monthly IUD.

But then there was Big. As in big risk.  John, as we know him now, is everything that Aidan wasn’t.  Unavailable.  Unreliable.  Exciting. Dangerous.  Spontaneous. Wealthy.  Fun! With Big, it’s more fucking than lovemaking.  More cocktails than casseroles.  More “Drunk in Love” than “Bonnie and Clyde.”  #jayandbey But while the butterfly infestation in your stomach is intoxicating and addicting, it can transform a woman into a living corpse when it ends. And it very well might end.

So what’s a girl to do? #toughcall

Depends on who she is and what she wants out of life.

Your friends who viscerally answer “Aidan” to this proposition are perhaps more family oriented. They won’t risk the opportunity of creating a family for a potentially fleeting fling.  (Or similarly perhaps they won’t leave their family.) They want a ring on it. They want a partner.  They want a best friend. They want commitment. They want to grow old with their husband and know that every Sunday morning they have a standing date at the dog park. #Pete

It’s not that your friends that reply “Big” don’t want all or most of that too. They very much do. It’s just they’re willing to chance (or physically can’t walk away from) the all encompassing, up all night, perpetually smiling, can’t eat, every love song is incredibly meaningful, incessantly texting, floating through life, love. Even though they suspect and acknowledge it’s not a sentiment that is sustainable forever.  A woman who opts for Big would rather have several years of ecstasy over a lifetime of complacency. 

Alfred Lord Tennyson famously says 'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” #couldhaveswornthatwasShakespeare  While Carrie’s choice was indecisive and ridiculously messy #trainwreck she says it all here, 'I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.'

So the question stands. Who do you choose – Aidan or Big? #nopressure

CALL TO ACTION!!! *Please note the Aidan vs. Big poll I added to my sidebar, directly to your right. Let's get a sense of where we, as a Greetings from Texas community, stand on this matter. Our deaths via ebola and Isis attacks might be imminent but at least we'll have made some headway and received closure on this crucial matter. 




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10.16.2014

To the Wall, To the Wall

Announcement!!! I'm pregnant!!! JK - but now that I have your attention, let me tell you the real thing! I bought a house!! And by that I mean my younger, more responsible, real estate savvy, financially richer, little brother bought a house! But he said it could be mine too which is obviously amazing. 
The location of this said house is in my native state of Wisconsin. Minocqua, Wisconsin - an "up north" lake town. And it gets better - this isn't just some random cabin. This house has been in our family for decades. It used to be my Grandpa's house where my family would visit every summer from the time I was born until late my high school years. Minocqua is where I ate my very first pizza, learned to water ski, and had my first puberty talk with my mom upon reading Where are you God? It's Me, Margaret

The nostalgia and emotional connection to this house is so strong I could cry right now - but that's probably just the pregnancy hormones. Ha! JK guys - just making sure you're still reading!

Now that this house is back in our family, we all have responsibilities in terms of getting it functional again. For example, my brother is in charge of paying for it. That's a big one. His wife, Julianna, is in charge of decorating it. My Uncle Kelly is going to build a bunk house. And me? I was just gonna show up and see if anyone wanted to watch Macy for a minute. But then Julianna delegated "sourcing the kitchen wallpaper"  my way which we're all gonna do now. Get excited.


MEGAN'S KITCHEN WALLPAPER PICKS


Top Left  Petal Pusher Wallpaper, via Anthro
Top Center  Blossom Wallpaper, Navy/Red, via Serena & Lily
Top Right Poppies Red Wallpaper, via Houzz
Bottom Left Blossom Tropic Pop Navy Mural, via Murals your way
Bottom Center Antler Gray Wallpaper, via Houzz
Bottom Right Triangles Wallpaper, vai Houzz


Any winners Jules? Or do you want some more options?

If so, I'm going to need the help of my dear Greetings from Texas readers on good places to shop wallpaper. I officially don't know where else to look after perusing Anthro, Serena & Lily, and Houzz. Help me out in the comments section y'all if you don't mind.

P.S. If you are a stalker trolling the internet for people like me who overshare about their specific whereabouts, therefore making themselves an easy target for murder, please erase this post from your memory now. Thanks!
XO,
Megan


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(that don't necessarily work for a kitchen)




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