Hey, It’s Megan!
I’m an Art Director who loves vacations, peanut butter and champagne. I am not a big fan of: waking up before sunrise, voicemails, and slow walkers. I’m a midwestern girl since birth, now living my best life in Chicago! I’ve made a goal to read as many books as I possibly can in 2018. Follow along!
I'd literally only tasted French Onion Soup once before I decided to make it. Not even knowing where to start, I read 5+ recipes (including the comments) and an article about what ingredients cause certain reactions and what is recommended. I've compiled all of that research and knowledge into this French Onion Soup recipe and it totally paid off. And an added bonus – it freezes exceptionally well!
Every year, my husband and I spend Valentine's Day at the same restaurant (our favorite Greek Restaurant in Chicago). And, every year, I start looking at outfit inspo for what to wear on Valentine's Day in January. I live for any opportunity to shop and dress up! Here are a few suggestions: This post contains affiliate links with Amazon.com. If you purchase through the link below, I will make a small referral commission at no additional cost to you. My opinion of the product is unsolicited and all truly my own. I purchased the product for my own use, and am just sharing my recommendation with you! This is a romantic-take on the LBD with the sheer and lacy details. The open back and plunge neckline make this [...]
In November, two of our amazing friends got married in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – and we were lucky enough to attend. I have been to Mexico only once before, for our honeymoon. And let me tell you, Cancun is very different from Puerto Vallarta! Cancun seems to be much more focused on resorts, and I don't think we saw a single local the entire time (aside from those working at the resorts). Puerto Vallarta also has really nice resorts, but additionally, there's an exciting downtown that you absolutely need to explore! What to Eat: Seafood and tacos! What to Drink: There are a few tequila companies in Puerto Vallarta, so you can drink local. (We were also on a huge Mezcal train when we were here). Where to Stay: We [...]
With the BBG 12 Week Challenge coming up on January 14, one question I keep getting is: BBG or PWR? Which is better? Well, first let me ask you: What are your goals? In this previous post, I talk about the differences between BBG and PWR, but which one is best? If you're new to working out, or want to see fast results and a change on the scale: BBG. Some of the most influential #fitspo Instagrammers started their fitness journey with BBG. @GracefitUK, @Sophactivelife, PWR Trainer Kelsey Wells, and @MadalinGiorgetta, all credit the program for getting them into fitness. They have since broken away and created their own guides, but fundamentally, their journey began with BBG. GraceFitUK even goes on to say in this video "If someone comes to me [...]
As you probably know by now, I set out to read as many books as possible during 2018. I'm going to use this number as a benchmark for my reading goal of 2019, which has me reflecting on all of the great books I was able to finish this year. So, I thought I'd gather my 5 favorite books from the year! If you haven't added them to your list yet - you absolutely should! 5. A Christmas Carol I had never read this book before, and I loved it so much, I'm going to make it a staple every holiday season! Read it, and you'll immediately be in the Christmas spirit! 4. The Wicked Deep This book had a huge twist at [...]
Each year, my Christmas Spirit tends to rely heavily on the presence of snow. These past few years, Chicago has been snowless for most of December (my husband even golfed the day after Christmas a few years ago). I don't get fully in the Christmas mindset in December, then it blizzards in January and I'm like "alright - let's do Christmas!". I'm really working on changing this, because it doesn't look like it will be snowing again this year. One thing I am doing to help me feel Christmasy is watching all the Christmas Movies. There are so many movies on Netflix, Hallmark, Freeform, etc. I've also become an AMC Stubs A-List Member! If you don't know: AMC Stubs A-List Members can see up to THREE movies a WEEK, for [...]