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Most of the time, I think the idea of living in Los Angeles is overrated.

But, every now and then, it has it’s perks.

1. Like seeing my husband in a mini-series!

Austin’s been working on History Channel’s Hatfields & McCoys over the last few months, which is set to air on Memorial Day. Though he mostly worked on the production end of things, he did manage to snag a small speaking part!

We attended the VIP screening this weekend to watch the series on the “big screen” with the entire cast, and it was so good! I already can’t wait to watch it again this weekend.

2. It’s also pretty fun to have an excuse to dress up.

megan in a dress

We didn’t take too many pictures at the official premiere last night, but I did manage to snap this quick shot with my iPhone.

Gotta love a dress with pockets!

3. While shuffling to all these events, I think I lived off of fruit and trail mix for most of the weekend.

container of mixed fruit and a bag of mixed nuts

If you are what you eat, I’m going to turn into an almond at any minute.

Austin says that my homemade mix of raisins and sprouted almonds doesn’t count as “trail mix,” but for lack of a better description, I’m going with it. And he certainly had no problem snacking on said trail mix throughout the 4 1/2 hour screening!

4. After all that trail mix, I’m seriously craving a salad. Leafy greens aren’t exactly in high demand at these types of events–> no one wants to get them stuck in their teeth! (They also don’t exactly pack well in a purse.)

small package of m&m's

But there are usually plenty of sweets to go around. These M&M’s are too cute! Of course, Austin was disappointed that they weren’t the pretzel-filled variety.

Personally, I prefer the plain ones… which I guess makes me boring.

5. I couldn’t be more excited about this swag bag.

a cd case

Mostly because we got an advanced copy of the Hatfields & McCoys soundtrack–> and Austin designed the album art!!

It’s so exciting to see it all done!

Talk about a crazy start to the week.

I’m looking forward to getting back to our regular schedule… which is definitely going to include catching-up on The Bachelorette tonight and being as lazy as humanly possible. I can’t wait!

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Claire @ Live and Love to Eat

Looking gorgeous! My husband saw a commercial for the series and is so excited to see it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat

Ooh Megan you look gorgeous in that dress! And yes, pockets are amazing for hiding iPhones. That’s so cool that Austin got a speaking role! I have no idea how you sat through a 4 1/2 hour screening though – I have trouble sitting through regular-length movies! This weekend was a relaxing one for me, with lots of reading on my balcony and delicious cooking creations. Oh, and my blog got a makeover! ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s looking much fresher now. Have a great afternoon!


    Yes, it was a looong screening– thank goodness they gave us an intermission! They’re breaking it up over 3-nights for everyone else. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Congrats on the blog makeover! It looks great!




Wow, you look GREAT!

Weirdly, one of my husband’s friends is an actual Hatfield.


You look great, how much fun is that! I definitely want to watch that show!!

I had a fun LA weekend as well…the end of the Tour of California bike race was downtown, it was awesome!


I can’t wait to catch up on The Bachelorette too! I’m making cauliflower pizza crust tonight!!


    Yummy night! I’m glad I’m not the only one who still likes watching that show… I can’t look away! ๐Ÿ˜‰


What a fun weekend! That sounds like so much fun! You look so beautiful all dressed up! I love dresses. I’m catching up on the Bachelorette tomorrow night when I have nothing to do. So excited


    Thanks, Lisa! I’m really liking the new Bachelorette season so far– hope you enjoy watching it!


Love your dress, where did you get it?

Looks like you had a great weekend! Mine has been spent studying for the CPA, but I am excited for a cruise to celebrate being done next week!


    Thanks, Taylor! I got the dress at J.Crew last year– I have to wait for their sales!!

    Good luck on the CPA! ๐Ÿ™‚

Michele Sparrow

We saw the preview for that when we went to the Avengers a couple of weeks ago. It looks wonderful and my husband definitely wants to see it! Congratulations to your hubby for getting a part in it!

I am so glad you posted a picture of yourself. When reading blogs, I love to see the person behind them pop up periodically. I feel like it keeps me connected to what he/she is saying. You looked beautiful, by the way! ๐Ÿ™‚


    Thanks, Michele! I didn’t think I’d be that interested in this particular story-line– other than seeing my husband, of course– but the mini-series is surprisingly good!

    Hope you watch it with your husband! ๐Ÿ˜‰


How cool!!! Looks so fun and it is so wonderful to get all dolled up to go to something like that!!! You look beautiful and love your dedication with your bags of fruits and sprouted almonds ๐Ÿ™‚


Well, you just look so gorgeous in that PLUM colored dress. My favorite colors……. deep, rich purples.
Congrats to your husband.


    Thank you! I happen to love rich purples, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Sorry we won’t be able to see it, as we don’t have cable or satelite. Just wanted to say you look great in that dress. Congratulations. Love your blog!


    Thanks, Hannah! Perhaps you’ll be able to see it on DVD in the future!


I do buy DVD’s, and since I’m a regular reader of your blog, if you’ll let us know when the DVD becomes available, count me in! From your History Channel link, I have to say it looks very interesting.

I was growing up in a very tiny remote village back east, and at school were kids from two family’s from somewhere further out the hills n’ hollows, and these kids were tough, and they used to fight like the dickens, about, well, really knew what, for sure…. Our parents would only shake their heads and say only that they were “just like the Hatfields and the McCoys.”

Us kids from the nonwaring families used to speculate about the origin of the generations old war. We heard hints of things that led us to think maybe started way back in the moonshine days, when there were then, (and still are) stills in the hills.

During summers, we wanted adventure, to go hiking out to the hollows, and snoop around for clues – but always chickened out, as we knew the warnings about getting shot weren’t idle ones; after all, even our combination blacksmith-sheriff stayed away from ‘them there parts!’


    Wow! Sounds like you have some first-hand knowledge on the subject. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d be scared to snoop around in those woods, too!

    I’ll definitely let you know when the DVD is available– my husband was interviewed for the “special features” segment, so I’m excited to see it!!

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