Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Perfect Lip Duo

Literally the BEST lip-gloss I've ever tried!

This taste and smells delicious!

This delightful flavor is a limited addition at Nordstrom, so stock up fast!

I have read and read all about Sara Happ's products and finally decided to see what all the hype was about.  Let me tell you, these are the best lip products out there!!!  The lip scrub is phenomenal, not only does it come in delicious flavors, but it really does the job of exfoliating those lips so they are nice and kissable!  After giving them a good scrub down, I put the lip slip on and it stays on all night long, best lip products ever!  These definitely get two thumbs up!!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Three Quick Fam Beach Days

Just some of my cousins.....

Mama brought dinner Sunday and made Caprese salad with home grown tomatoes and basil-delish!

Mama Jill and I....smiling possums!

Saturday, I headed to Holden Beach where my mama's family rents a house every year.  It's my three aunts, Mawmaw, mom and multiple cousins.  We have the best time!!  Unfortunately, I could only stay until yesterday, but a little bit of time is better than none.  We genuinely love hanging out together and pretty much laugh the entire time.  We played Cards Against Humanity, which is hilarious and my new go-to game of choice.  Cheers to not only loving my family, but wanting to hang out with them at every chance I get!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Happy Friday

Happy Friday!  I am at the beach, having a chill weekend!  Enjoy Luke Bryan's, "Rollercoaster."  This is a fabulous summer jam, I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Name Plate

Did you ever have a difficult time back in the day when you would search for your name at Claire's and never find your name correctly spelled on a necklace or bracelet?!?!?!?  Welcome to my world if you are nodding your head!  Mama Jill was bound and determined to make my first and middle name as unique a spelling as possible.  She swears it's because she didn't want people calling me "Meg," but I think it's because she wanted my name to sound as Southern as possible!  With that being said, I was pumped when Stella & Dot introduced engraving, so of course I jumped at the chance to have a necklace with my name spelled CORRECTLY on it!  Check out their new styles here and just a heads up they ship super fast!!!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Beachin it with a sweet babe

This babe and I road tripped it to Figure 8 to hang out with my parents (Mimi and Big Pappy).  We did lots of singing, dancing, ocean diving (the kid has no fear), checked out Mimi playing tennis and had an all around smashingly fabulous time together!!  I love any time I get to spend with my sweet nephew, he really is a good baby and easy to be around.  He is hilariously funny and loves to dance to music and rock in the rocking chairs.  To say I was exhausted yesterday at work is an understatement, but I wouldn't trade one yawn for the fun times and memories we made together!

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Friday, July 18, 2014


Happy Friday....FINALLY!  What a long week!  I'm taking my nephew M3 to the beach this weekend to hang out with my parents.  Wish me luck, a 17 month old in the car for over 3 hours.....hopefully he sleeps a lot!  Excited to hang out with the sweet babe, should be a fun-filled weekend!!!  I hope everyone has a great weekend and enjoys Kip Moore's new single, "Dirt Road."  When I saw him in concert last fall, he played this song and I've been waiting forever for him to release it as his new single!  Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


 I wanted to share with you my new favorite workout, FLY Wheel.  It is one of the best workouts in my opinion, get ready to burn calories, sweat like crazy and have a fabulous cardio intensive workout.  The room is setup with stadium seating bikes, the lights are out except for a spotlight over the instructor and the music is pumping....loudly!!  Everything about the setup is perfect for you to get into the zone and as they say, "Never Coast."  You have the option to compete with others if you care to partake, I personally do, since this pushes me even more!  You use real cycle cleats that lock into the bikes, they have them ready in a cubby that has your bike number on it when you check in.  I encourage you to take a class if there is one near you!!!  The one in Charlotte is absolutely awesome!!!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Ropes

I have found a new nautical find, The Ropes, a line of handmade jewelry from Maine.  That's right, another sweet made in America product!  The Ropes celebrate Maine's New England coastline using nautical ropes to make cool bracelets that are fun to stack and mix and match.  The best news is that they are sold at my fave spot JCrew!!  

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

White & Warren

Thanks to the Lilly Pulitzer store in Greensboro, I fell in love with White & Warren last fall.  They have the absolute BEST cashmere sweaters in unique colors and styles.  If you sign up for their emails, you will receive 15% off your first purchase.  I'm definitely plotting what styles I want to add to my collection.  They have a travel wrap that is to die for and will definitely be hitting my closet this fall!!!

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Monday, July 14, 2014


Prepare to fall in love with my summer drink of choice.  A family friend fixed this for me and I have Papa Murray whipping them up at the beach on the weekends!  Above, is what we call a Debordieu or a fabulously, delicious Southern drink.  See below on how to make them!

-One Shot of Vodka (your choice, Papa M strictly uses Grey Goose)
-One Shot of Malibu Rum (I'm pretty generous and let it flow over a little)
-Organic Pineapple juice
-Piece of pineapple to add a flourish

***They are deliciously lethal, so watch yourselves!!!

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Friday, July 11, 2014


Loving the new Florida-Georgia line single, "Dirt" it is on constant replay and this video just melts my heart!  I'm catching up with friends and laundry this weekend, I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sweet Vacay!

Mama Jill and her other two daughters-my besties Megan and Kippy 
The gang-we get together every year for the Fourth of July Parade at Figure 8 Island!

My fave!!!

Papa M and I!!!

We rode in Andrew's new Jeep!

I left last Wednesday to head to our beach house at Figure 8 Island.  Luckily Arthur only hit us Thursday and we only lost power for an hour, thank goodness since that was my night to make dinner-Shrimp Creole!! My friends Andrew and Megan actually drove from Raleigh to the coast during Arthur-brave souls!!!  Friday, we all celebrated the Fourth by heading to the 46th annual parade!  This yearly tradition is one of the best!!  We literally ran ahead to get in line for the free swag and corn dogs-Andrew and Kippy may have trampled a couple of children that were in their way.  It was a super low-key, chill weekend with plenty of eating and drinking and laying out.  Until next year......

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Peace, Love and Amuuuurica!

I'm at the beach enjoying a vacation that is well deserved!  Super pumped for the Fourth of July as I am every year!  It's a tradition that my besties from forever come to the beach house for the parade on the island, which is followed by a carnival where you can find corn dogs aplenty and snow cones.  After the parade, we hit the beach and have cocktails and thoroughly enjoy living in this great country!  This would obvi include a dance party on the beach followed by a cookout where we never know who will drop by and fireworks on the bridge.  I'm going to take a little break from the blog while on vacay, so see ya middle of next week!  I hope everyone enjoys their time off and takes a moment to reflect or thank the men and women that have served and continue to serve our country so we can live the lives we live.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sackcloth & Ashes

Want a beautiful blanket that gives back to a worthy cause?  Look no further than Sackcloth & Ashes.  The blankets are hand made in the Northwest and with every purchase they donate a blanket to a homeless shelter in your area.  An amazing way to give back to your community and have a beautiful American made blanket in return.  Please check out their website for more details!!

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