Life After Quitting: One Month Recap
Lifestyle

Life After Quitting: One Month Recap

Last weekend I wrote a long post about my one-month anniversary for quitting my day job and blogging full time and my blog ate it. I was in Texas, it was 11pm (so really midnight back home) and my dashboard (the backend of my blog) seemed to go back in…

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With This Ring…
Lifestyle

With This Ring…

When I got engaged, I was 27 and a size 12. Karl bought me a ring in a size 8 which fit perfectly in November 2002 when he proposed, but was a bit snug in the warmer months when hands swell. When I got engaged, I went on a diet.…

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A Weekend in Atlanta (with a TCFStyle Expo recap!)
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A Weekend in Atlanta (with a TCFStyle Expo recap!)

When Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista invited me to speak on a panel at The TCFStyle Expo I was thrilled. One of my blog goals for 2017 was to do more public speaking and the TCF Expo looked like such an awesome event. I invited my sister Debbie to…

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Shopping Hits and Misses: Shorts Edition
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Shopping Hits and Misses: Shorts Edition

UGH SHORTS, amirite? They’re rarely flattering, they ride up, they bag, bunch, gape, bind. They seem to highlight the worst parts of a figure. I’ve spent many summers pretending I’m completely comfortable in a pair of cropped pants or jeans and I’m over it. I’m enjoying life, and I’m not…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Picks
Health and Wellness

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: My Picks

Here’s my annual picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Know this isn’t a list of the only good things on sale, just the ones I could find that seemed the most… universal. The ones that best fit you reader in general. A good mix of work and weekend, plus and…

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Where to Shop For Plus Size Activewear
Fashion Advice

Where to Shop For Plus Size Activewear

Many of you have reached out asking for resources for plus size workout clothing and activewear. Luckily, selection has improved in the past couple of years. Gone are the days of wearing men’s sweats or items that lack performance; many brands offer high quality, hard working athletic gear in extended…

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Recent Fashion Purchases: Hits and Misses
Fashion Advice

Recent Fashion Purchases: Hits and Misses

I’ve been doing some shopping. I had the rewardStyle conference, but I also had plenty of holes in my spring/summer wardrobe. A few of the things I ordered, and whether they worked or not. While I usually organize by retailer, this time I will organize by need/category of item:

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Weekend Getaway: Tanya Tagaq at the Williams Center
Lifestyle

Weekend Getaway: Tanya Tagaq at the Williams Center

Karl listens to music all day. He reads Rolling Stone and Bust, from there he heads to Spotify, and from there he listens to what is recommended if you like an artist. He records music videos, and when he finds an interesting artist he can spend an hour or more…

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