― L. M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
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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!
How to Get Volume with Thin, Fine Hair
I have the most thin, fine hair out there. I would even go on to say my hair might be finer than "baby-fine" hair. The double-whammy. Can't a girl get some volume?? One of the hardest things for me to obtain is volume. If I use too much product, I look like I'm going out for a beauty pageant, or a Dolly Parton lookalike contest. If I don't use any product, my hair is super flat. I've teamed up with Formulate to bring you my tips on how to get volume for thin, fine hair: 1. The right shampoo and conditioner. Just like with anything, you need a good base. Having such fine hair means that you don't want anything that will weigh it down. Enter: Formulate Shampoo and [...]
The Ultimate Guide to Sunless Tanning
I love being tan, but I spend way too much money on skincare products to get wrinkles from a tanning bed. Sunless tanning is the perfect solution for me! Through trial-and-error, I have learned a few do's and don'ts of sunless tanning: Find the perfect tanning products The first thing you're going to want to do is purchase a high quality self-tanner, or go to a quality spray tanner. Read reviews to help you make your decision – or let me make it for you. For at-home tanning, I use Mystic Tan® Mocha-Kyssed Bronzer and Booster Self-Tan Lotion. It's a duo lotion that comes in a clear tube, and you can see that half of the bottle is the bronzer and half of the bottle is lotion. It's the [...]
Weight Watchers French Toast
I need hot breakfast in the morning. I've tried smoothies – and I can't do them. Plus, if you're on Weight Watchers, you know that blended fruit smoothies aren't the best in the way of points anyways. So when you're craving something sweet, but need a hot breakfast, you definitely need this Weight Watchers French Toast Recipe! You can have four slices of this French Toast for 5sp (and that's with 1/4 cup of syrup!), or pair it with fruit and it is only 4 smart points. If you're on any other diet, this whole meal is under 170 calories! The key is finding low calorie bread that doesn't taste like cardboard, and Healthy Life's is the best I've found so far! It's 35 calories and 9 net carbs for [...]
How I Use My Happy Planner to Pack for a Trip with a Bonus Packing List
I am a huge advocate for the Happy Planner! Not surprisingly, I have an embarrassing number of sticker books, and I've even cabbed from one Michael's to the next looking for a new release. 👀 I use the Happy Planner for everything! Here, I want to share with you how I use the Happy Planner and accessories to help me pack for vacation. First and Foremost If you're unfamiliar with the Happy Planner, have no fear! It's a planner system held together with discs, making it easy to add and remove pages. There are tons of expansion packs and sticker books that help guide your planning process. They have planner systems specifically designed for teens, moms, teachers, crafters – the list goes on! I chose my base planner based on 1. [...]
The Ultimate French Onion Soup Recipe
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!
What to Wear on Valentine’s Day
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 [...]