― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
If you're new around here you may not know, but this is one of my most favorite times o
Podcasts (audio blogging) started back in the 80's, and became über-popular around 2004, thanks to the ipod hitting the market. According to a survey
Hey, It’s Megan!
I’m a 9-5er Art Director in Chicago who loves vacations, peanut butter and champagne. I am not a big fan of: waking up early, salad, voicemails, and slow walkers. Adventure is my calling, and I love to be entertained (broadway shows, concerts, movies, etc). I’ve made a goal to read 30 books this year (I am on #6/30). Follow along!
What is Whipped Coffee? Whipped Coffee (Dalgona Coffee) is a sweet coffee originating in South Korea. Okay, so what happened? Whipped coffee sounds extremely simple: 2 Tbsp of instant coffee, 2 Tbsp of sugar, and 2 Tbsp of hot water – all whisked up. "Okay" I thought at 8:50am, "I've got about 10 minutes before I want to start working. It sounds so easy, and I'm feeling adventurous – let's go!" 20 minutes of whisking later... "My arm is so tired, and this does not look like the picture! Oh, this blogger says you can use a stand mixer, I'll try that!" 10 minutes of watching later... "This still looks like mud." *face palm* "Oh right, the bowl is too deep and the whisk is barely touching the coffee..." 10 minutes [...]
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables If you're new around here you may not know, but this is one of my most favorite times of the year! And lucky for us, Chicago has a lot to offer when it comes to free and paid things to do for Halloween. Here's a list of 6 of my favorite free things to do in Chicago during Halloween, and 4 honorable mention (paid) things to do! Pumpkin Patch There are plenty of pumpkin patches around the city. My favorite (and IMO one of the most unique ) is at the Island Party Hut tiki bar along the riverwalk! They have hay bales covered in pumpkins, a fun outdoor area [...]
I know, I know – I'm late to the party. Podcasts (audio blogging) started back in the 80's, and became über-popular around 2004, thanks to the ipod hitting the market. According to a survey in 2017, 42 million Americans over the age of 12 listen to podcasts on a weekly basis. I'm finally one of them. Thanks to a few recommendations by friends, I'm really into True Crime Podcasts lately, but I'll save those for another day. Today, I'm sharing my top 5 podcasts for entrepreneurial women. Listening to these podcasts will either answer all of your business questions, or give you so much motivation you'll probably start a company. If you have any recommendations for me, please let me know! Leave them in the comments below! The [...]
This Wednesday, I am so excited to introduce you to Flo! She is one of my good friends who recently spent a month in Antarctica conducting penguin and seabird fieldwork. Read that again: she spent a month in Antarctica basically being a boss-a$$ bi***. Of course I had a thousand a one questions, and she was kind enough to answer them! If you have any questions for her, leave them in the comments below. Now, let me introduce you to Flo: Q: First of all, can you tell everyone a little bit about yourself? I graduated from Michigan State in 2012 with a B.S. in zoology. An internship was part of my program to graduate and I was hired on shortly after at the Detroit Zoo as a zookeeper. [...]
There are constantly new blog posts being written by huge brands like Refinery 29, Create and Cultivate, Allure, The Everygirl... and the list goes on and on. When I saw that Dove came out with an aluminum-free deodorant, I knew it was time to actually read those posts. And dang, regular deodorant is not great for you! Our armpits are extremely absorbent. When we use antiperspirants with toxic chemicals that suppress our sweat, we are introducing our bodies to chemicals such as aluminum which can have negative effects on our bodies. Some people claim that aluminum can increase chances of breast cancer and Alzheimer’s (although both the Alzheimer Association as well as the National Cancer Institute have stated that there's no significant health risk associated with aluminum). Regardless, I'm not [...]
Let me set the scene: You're walking home from a stressful day at work. A loud firetruck races by, sirens blaring (your chest tightens). Cars start honking at a group of pedestrians crossing the street (chest tightens). A car doesn't stop at a red light and almost runs you over (chest tightens). There's a wall of people walking towards you, and it doesn't look like anyone will move to let you through (chest tightens). Then you come up behind a wall of people walking in the same direction you are, but they're so slow. At this point you just want to get home (chest tightens). Finally you're at home, but now you feel exhausted and combustable. I feel you. This is how I feel probably 1/3 of the week. The [...]