Friday, July 30, 2010

A quick thought for today...


Serious problem... I'll have no internet until August 24th! 
I'll have no use for my laptop & it will sit on my desk collecting dust until then.
Thank goodness for smart phones & thank goodness for boyfriends with internet.

This is going to take a toll on my facebooking. 
& my blogging.
so sad.



 


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I've been doing a bit of online shopping recently ... well, online browsing, let's say.  There's about five expensive designer items I've been wanting to purchase for a while now, but I know I can't buy all at once ...or all five in the next year, if we should be honest.  (Even just typing this is a reminder to me that I should get a job.) So as I've been trying to decide which item I need the soonest, I had a thought. (I love when lightbulbs go off in my head ... it happens once in a while!)

 What if I found these desired items on Ebay?  Better prices means I can buy more, right?  But this is what I'm struggling with....

I've never actually purchased anything off of Ebay. Whenever I find a good price and almost hit the "Bid" or "Buy It Now" button, I have a flashback to five years ago. 

Years ago, I decided to sell my 2nd generation iPod on Ebay.  
Why did I want to sell it? Because it didn't hold a charge (& I was a money hungry teenager).
Who did I sell it to? A woman in Texas who was purchasing it for her son's 10th birthday. 
Why did I hear from this sweet lady one week later? Because I didn't mention on the ad listing that the iPod didn't hold a charge.
She wanted her money back.
Did I give it to her?
No.
I told you I was a money-hungry teenager.

So my fear is that there are other rude, inconsiderate Ebay sellers out there ... just like I was back then!  What a terrible child I was.

I can't bring myself to buy anything off of Ebay.
But every day, after hours of Ebay searching, after hours of seeing great deals on Tory Burch, Louis Vuitton, and David Yurman pass me by, I'm getting closer to giving in.

 xo,
M

 


  


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Can I just express my love for the one thing that keeps me awake & moving in the morning? No, not coffee. I can drink multiple cups & the caffeine in it just doesn't fully wake me up.  It's not until I have a glass of Diet Coke that I can fully begin my day. Is that awful?
 Ohh... sweet, sweet carbonation! 
 
Yesterday, I had so much to do, so I woke up early & put on a pot of coffee with hopes that a couple mugs full would leave me feeling extra chipper. It didn't.  The warm mug just made me feel more sleepy and the creamy taste just left me hungry for something salty! Don't get me wrong... I love a cup of coffee on cold days or in the middle of any day, for that matter. But first thing in the morning, I need my Diet Coke! Yesterday, after I had a cold glass of it, I organized all of my desk drawers & then went for a run. See what I mean?

xoxo,

Monday, July 19, 2010

I was going to share a fun recipe with you all tonight, but the more I got to thinking about which recipe to use, the hungrier I began to get. So I scratched the whole recipe idea.  Now on to important business...

Guess who's back!

Rachel Zoe! Please tell me y'all have seen "The Rachel Zoe Project" on Bravo. Zoe is a celebrity stylist & the boho-chic poster-woman. Her reality show is very addicting and one of the only shows (other than The Hills and The Real Housewives) that I'm religious to.  The show has been off the air for a while, but now season three is set to be shown on August 3rd.  Woohoo ... happy early birthday present to me!

xo...
m

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hardware Princess

I came back to Ridgeland late last night to be home for the Beaufort Water Festival.  It's an event I've been going to since I was six, when my family moved to Beaufort.  It always takes place in the middle of July and lasts over a week. Every day and night there are different events, fun concerts, and contests. During the weekends, tons of people head to a sandbar on the Beaufort River.  That's where I spend most of my time.
This is a picture of the sandbar during a regular weekend in the summer. During the Water Festival, multiply this crowd by 500.


Since I was home today, Mom and I decided to get creative. 
Meet Mom (well, and Dad):
 We decided to do a little bit of painting & accessorizing upstairs.  So we spent a substantial amount of time in Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond, Marshalls, etc.  Imagine two blondes looking for handyman items in Home Depot. An hour Two hours later, we successfully matched a paint color and purchased two gallons of paint, four cans of spray paint, one can of light fixture paint and 14 light bulbs. Not too shabby!

I love home improvement items! I'll probably eat my words soon, but wouldn't it be fun to work at Home Depot? Maybe for a week? Ya know, I had plenty of time to think about this while we were in the store today. I think it would be fun to be surrounded by people making improvements to their house. I love all the plants, patio furniture, paint samples, home improvement magazines, the smell of lumber ...oh my gosh, I'll stop now.

I can see it now....


Well this is the time I close the laptop, get a good night of sleep, and never mention any of this ever again.

xox,
m

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Oh, there you are!

Oops, I seemed to have forgotten I had started a blog! So sorry for my "MIA" status, not that I have any followers showing any disappointment about it (Or any followers at all for that matter).
But I still want to keep this thing going, so let me tell you about my past few days.

This has been a very easy going week. Monday night I watched "The Bachelorette," my weekly ritual. My favorites are Roberto and Chris. Roberto is from my city, Charleston! Chris is a sweetheart & I can tell he'd make a wonderful husband.  They say "You can always tell how your husband will treat you by the way he treats his mom." Chris' family's love for their deceased mom is overflowing.

Usually I don't watch very much TV, but it just so happened that "The Hills" series finale was on the very next night ... so you know where I was, glued to the TV again. Actually, it was a rather pointless TV show but it surely was my guilty pleasure. I'm very sad to see it off the air forever, even though it had the worst ending in the history of worst-endings.

Last night (Wednesday) I decided to stop being such a couch potato and went downtown for a bit. Fun night, all in all. Dave Seitz & The King Street Band played at Midtown Bar & Grill. They are awesome & end up playing a bit of everything.  The climax of the night is when we were walking back to the car and a bunch of "hoodlems," as I call them, were causing a scene near the vehicle. Next thing we knew, here comes a police officer on one of those Segway scooters (funny enough) and pulled out his taser gun! He had the gun's laser pointed on the guys, but never ended up shooting it.  My night would have been so much better if I could have seen someone get tased! I'm terrible, I know.

Just so you all know, BCBG is having a great sale! I went in the store yesterday and bought a great summer dress for $109 (It was originally $218)!  In fact, all of their sale items are 50% off.  Here's a picture of the dress I bought, although I think it looks better on me ... just sayin'!

I'm heading to the gym now ... trying to get back in the habit. I swear I feel so much better after I go, so why is it so hard for me to work out?

Y'all have a great Thursday, loves.
xox,
M

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Home Sweet Home

I'm taking one summer class which will last until mid-August, but lucky for me, we were given this week off from school. So where do I go? Home to Mom & Dad.



Heard of Ridgeland? Actually, I'm still here now ...leaving in the morning.  I believe there are just over 2,000 residents in my small town. There is nothing to do here, but it surely is my favorite retreat. Whenever the stresses of life seem unbearable, coming home to my parents relaxes me.  They live in the middle of a big sod field.  It's one of those houses where you can still see lightening bugs, where there is true darkness -no distracting lights or sounds around. Ahh -sounds great, right?

Do any of you have a retreat like this?

xox,
M


Nice to meet ya!

Hello! I'm new to the blogging world. Actually, I've wanted to start one for a while but wasn't sure what my main subject of conversation would be. (Thoughts to self: I don't have kids. I'm not a newlywed or recently engaged. I don't have any pets. Hmmm....)

One thing I do have, though, is a love for fashion, beauty, food, family, friends, my boyfriend ...which all amount to blog-worthy subjects! At least I hope so. So here I am to dish about my random thoughts and daily adventures.

I'll start by telling you all a bit about myself:
The name is Megan. I'm a South Carolina gal, finishing my last year of school in Charleston. I have a wonderful family, the best girlfriends, and a boyfriend, Brandon, whom I've dated on & off for about eight years.

I've competed in a few pageants, including the Miss South Carolina USA pageant. I like fashion designing and interior decorating. I'm dying for one of those nice digital SLR cameras to capture all of the memories I'm making (Well, my cameras usually end up in the sand at the beach or dunked in water somehow, so it might be best that I don't have one of those). I'm dying for that and a particular Louis Vuitton bag ...just sayin' (hint hint Brandon). You'll learn more about me as we go.

One last thing for tonight! I purchased a great new nail polish color today. I get tired of the summer corals and pinks all too quickly. It's Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure in "Commander in Chic."  It's the new "Greige" color you're seeing in current magazines. I've never purchased this brand of polish before ...it's great!  Sally's polish is shiny, even without a top coat.  Plus, the brush is flat, which makes it so easy to paint your own nails (something I have major difficulties with). I'll probably go back to a summer color in a few days, but here's to switching it up a bit!


Y'all have a great night!
Love,
M