2017 in Review
Lifestyle

2017 in Review

This is a long one, but this was a long year.  2017 was intense in many ways, in this post I recap one of the biggest whirlwinds of my life, taking this blog from passion to profession and hopes for the New Year.  I wish all of you a 2018…

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A FreshDirect Brunch
Lifestyle

A FreshDirect Brunch

This post is sponsored by FreshDirect, but all thoughts are my own. This summer I was invited to a lunch to celebrate the launch of FreshDirect DC.  Prior to the event, I hadn’t heard of FreshDirect but it was happening a day when I was off work, it involved free…

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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!)
Lifestyle

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
Fashion Advice

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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