About a month ago, I got to spend the weekend with my girlfriends in Dallas for a blog conference.  We all know each other through our blogs and live scattered across the U.S., so most of our conversations happen online for via text.  Having the chance to get together for three days in person was better than ever.  And since we’ve all had the chance to meet up on other occasions, it made reconnecting all the more fun.  Just hearing Caycee’s sassy Southern accent made the trip worth it! 
I don’t think I got to share these few photos with you because as soon as I got home, my Grandma came for a week to visit and life got a a little busy.  πŸ˜‰ 
TOP Left to Right:  Sheaffer, Courtney, Me
BOTTOM Left to Right:  Carly, Cassie, Caycee, Natalie 

Mirror selfies are more fun with a friend! 

Courtney & Me
Hanging by the pool with this cutie was a highlight of the trip!  When else would we ever get to relax together like this?!
Veronika and her adorable family
Imagine going all the way to another city to meet your neighbor! That’s what happened with Veronika.  I’ve followed her blog for years and knew she was in my town, but we’ve never had the chance to meet.  Now we’re figuring out when we can go to brunch! 

This picture cracked me up because it takes me back to grade school when you did sleepovers with girlfriends and played with each other’s hair!  Carly does the best, most effortless looking top knots and I wanted her to do one on me.  After she did it, I asked Shaeffer to snap a pic so I could see what it looked like from the back, so I could try to replicate it later.  I love that in this picture, Cassie is back there taking outfit pictures of Carly! Totally normal, right?!  So fun to room with these girls! 
Left to Right: Carly, Ashley, Cassie, Me 
I can honestly say I’ve never partied on a bridge before.  We danced the last night away until I nearly had to take my shoes off.  If you know me, you know I hate putting bare feet on a dirty floor! πŸ˜‰  #airportsyuk!
In hindsight, I wished I’d taken more pictures because there were so many other people I got to meet and hang out with, but it was nice to mostly just relax and be in the moment and have fun.  

Let’s get right to the GIVEAWAY part now! Another cool part of attending the blog conference was that several retailers were represented and gave away Swag Bags with products and/or gift cards.  I realize that my blog wouldn’t be half as fun or worthy if it weren’t for the readers who choose to stop by and check in, be it everyday or even once in a while.  I know your time is valuable and I don’t take it for granted that you chose to spend a bit of it here.  Even after nearly 5 years of blogging, I still get giddy that anyone visits, leaves a comment, and enjoys what we share.  
So, to celebrate YOU, I thought it would be fun to give this big ‘ole bag of swag to one lucky reader. I only wish I had one for every one of you!  You mean that much to me in a mushy, big group hug kind of way! 
So, what the heck is in this swag bag giveaway?!  Everything pictured above, which is also linked below. 

Barrington Bag 
Customized to Your Choice ($200)


Beaded Tassel Necklace ($54)
(similar to these bracelets)
Sunglasses (not online)

Matches Fashion Gift Card ($150)

Gift Card ($50)

Powerstaion  Mini ($60)

River Island
Tote (not pictured- oops!) ($140)

(2) Nail Polish $12  
Blush ($14)
Lipstick ($12)
Travel Mug ($18)
Tote Bag ($4)
Notecards ($6)
Gift Card ($100)

I’m super excited to be giving away this big ole bag of swag to you!  And, my friend Cassie is giving away her swag bag too – you can enter to win her swag bag on her blog here.
Enter my Giveaway here! 

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Have a great day friends!
keep in touch! 

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I just have to let you now that your blog is my favorite blog! I get a little upset when you take a day off (but I totally understand!) You always have such great content and I am always so interested in your posts. The bikini contest updates are my favorite, so Im so glad your sharing that journey again.

  2. You always have a great variety of posts. I'm inspired by your office and organization, and I love holiday/hosting posts. Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  3. How great! I love all of your fitness and healthy eating entries. Reminds me everyone can be healthy you just have to prioritize it in life.

  4. I really do love the organizing posts. Also, even though I won't be competing in any bikini contest, I absolutely love the post. It's motivating and so fun to follow along with your journey.

  5. Such a generous give away! I love the variety of topics you include on your blog from household projects to fashion to fitness and family! I especially love that you are real about it and relatable!
    Please continue with the format you are already using and I especially appreciate when you mix high and low fashion options…..it's nice to see budget friendly items along with some splurges.

  6. I love reading your blog! I'd love to see more home organizational posts, although I love the fitness and fashion stuff too.

  7. Thank you so very much for this opportunity. My daughter has recently begun her own business styling and this would help so much. Fingers crossed.

  8. Hello – I sincerely appreciate your genuine self – it comes across on the blog very clearly – I am also an educated, health-conscious and (somewhat, I hope, anyhow) fashion-aware person; your blog reflects your ideas, home and personality so very well and makes it a very nice place to 'get away' to inside my head and heart. I also appreciate that you blog quite often and enjoy your mix of expensive and inexpensive – wonderful! Thanks for the chance to win an amazing gift – frosting on the cookie. πŸ™‚

  9. Love your fashion posts! I never used to shop at Nordstrom because there isn't one super close to home but after seeing all the cute stuff you post it is now one of my favorite online sources for cute clothes!!

  10. Such a generous thing to do for your readers. I adore your blog, but admire your kindness even more (that's why your blog is so successful..your readers can sense that in your writing).

  11. I have followed your blog for a long time! Truly enjoy your posts…..great sense of style and very inspiring in all aspects! Thanks for sharing with us!

  12. I've never commented before, but even before this giveaway I had been thinking I should tell you how much I enjoy your blog! You seem like such a warm, thoughtful, fun gal and I love all the topics you cover – keep it up and thank you!

  13. Your blog is my go-to for fashion, recipes and fitness info. You are awesome, Megan and I love that we both live in Houston.

  14. Now that I live in Tennessee, your blog feels like home bc I'm from Houston too! Thanks for all your inspiration! Your blog is such a treat and inspires me! Thanks!

  15. I love your blog – you just cover a little of everything. I do have to say that my closet has gotten quite a bit more fashion-forward since you started doing your fashion posts πŸ™‚

  16. I've been following your blog for home inspiration and tips but now I read it for fashion recommendations as well! Some fashion bloggers are a but impractical and not financially conscious and I've been turning to your blog for some ideas.

  17. Thank you, Megan! I've been following your meal plan for several weeks now and love following along with you on your fitness journey. So inspiring!

  18. What an awesome giveaway–thanks for thee chance to win! I may not be as young or as fit as you are, but I've learned some great things from you re: style, home and personal!

  19. I love, love, love your blog. I get inspired by your fitness posts and I love your fashion sense! And I really love this giveaway πŸ™‚

  20. I love your blog and love to see when you change things up in your home, as well as show us the outfits you've recently purchased. I'd love to see more of these kinds of posts.

  21. I would have loved to attend that event! Looks marvy and you got to chic-out! Maybe next time? Love the organizing posts btw.

  22. I love reading your fashion posts– and your posts on your fitness journey into the bikini competitions… Inspiring!!! Oh and the organizing posts– I just like it all!! ?

  23. What a giveaway! I honestly love all the posts – we have similar styles in home decor and fashion, and I am also big into fitness. Love that you have combined your blogs!

  24. I look toward to reading your posts daily! I have two kiddos and always enjoy reading your blog. I love everything, but especially the fashion and decor areas! The fitness posts are very motivating too!

  25. I love all of your posts, but I particularly love the fitness posts, and fashion comes in 2nd. I'm fashion-challenged and am always inspired by your fashion posts.

  26. I've always loved your home posts. . . for years now! But I like all your posts. Love to see how you grow and develop as a good and kind woman. Bless you and thanks for the giveaway!

  27. I don't remember how I stumbled upon your blog, but it was a month or so ago, and I'm really enjoying getting to know you! Love your style & I'm inspired by your fitness goals. I'm happy to have some curated shopping help each week, it saves me so much time hunting about in the quest for looking like I have my act together!

  28. I love reading all topics on your blog – I think home and fashion are my top pics, but I do get some great ideas from your recent posts on eating well!! You inspire me! Thanks, Megan!

  29. I love all your posts, but really like the fitness posts and your bikini contest prep. Last year I was watching Instagram for updates on your contest day! ?

  30. Megan you are one of the reasons I started blogging. When I found your blog it made me want to start one of my own. So I pretty much love everything about your blog. I'd say I like your little DIY projects a lot, and really enjoy seeing your contest prep posts. πŸ™‚

  31. I think you do a great job of giving us a great variety! I enjoy the decor, fashion and organization posts a lot. Maybe a few bargain fashion tips. Thanks for the amazing opportunity!

  32. This is so much fun, thank you! I love your home posts, but I do like your fashion posts as well. I am also petite and, er, busty, so it's so nice to see someone else making it work!

  33. Oh, probably organizational, if only so that I'll be inclined to work harder at it! πŸ™‚

    I'm also looking forward to reading more of your fitness posts! πŸ™‚

  34. This is an amazing giveaway! I love to read your fitness posts and I would like to see more recipes and meal prep and savings suggestions.

  35. I enjoy your post because they are an assortment of it all which is my life as well. I can't think of a thing different I would want. Thanks so much for your continual inspiration and for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.

  36. Love your blog! I follow you on Bloglovin and am so inspired by your sense of style and design. I really enjoy ALL of your posts and am excited to enter this giveaway. ? Thank you!!

  37. I like all the house-related stuff. I also LOVE learning about your favorite spots in Houston for shopping, eating, etc. I love learning about new places!

  38. Loving this giveaway!! Absolutely love your fashion!! Definitely a fan of Nordstrom now, never thought I could. You make simple look awesome. You got your hands into a little of everything, and I'm loving it all =)

  39. OMG, luv the fitness posts. Divine. Splendid. . Wow, prize swag bag is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. πŸ™‚ Pick me, pick me! Perfect for my aunt's big BD gift which I can't afford.

  40. Fashion…that is what I need to see. I need to see how to do something other than yoga pants while pregnant. HA! Fabulous pics…everyone looked so well put together.

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