Adding a Little Sparkle to Your Holiday

The Christmas season is my absolute favorite. I love the cold weather where I can sport boots and scarves, the Pumpkin Spice Lattes, the beautiful decorations, music and generous hearts. It all mixes together to make me feel all warm inside. But apart from all the festivities comes the shopping. Oh, the shopping! Everything and…

A Breakdown to a Breakthrough

This weekend my husband and I had one of those epic fights. If you’re married now or have ever been married, you know what I’m talking about. It seems to happen about once a year. A knock-down drag out fight that really defines the relationship. It’s painful to go through but we always come out…

Hips Don’t Lie 36,000 Feet Up

I arrived two hours early with a bit of anxiety about the flight I was about to take. Thoughts had been mulling over inside of my head about how things would work out for me. It would be the first time I would travel in my extra plus sized body. I kept hoping that my…

If The Shoe Doesn’t Fit, Why Am I Wearing It?

I think everyone who is a size 14 and up can say that finding decent clothing that fits well is a challenge. Every time I have to find an outfit for a special event, I feel like I am gearing up for battle. I know there’s a good chance I’ll visit 6 different stores only…

The Day I Found a Workout I Don’t Absolutely Hate

I don’t know what it is about working out but you basically have to drag me anywhere for me to actually get in any gym. I just don’t enjoy exercising. I’ve tried just about everything under the sun and while I’ve found some things I enjoy more than others, anytime my body isn’t 100% comfortable,…

I Tried Blue Apron for Two Weeks and Here’s What Happened

My husband and I have been doing the Dave Ramsey program for a while. We make monthly budgets, and for the most part, we stick to them. But there’s always been one problem area that never seems to go away– food. We eat out too much. Both my husband and I are incredibly busy. He…

I Have a Limit

I realize this is a body positive blog and I constantly encourage others to love themselves right where they are. That will never change. I personally work hard every day to find joy in my current size. However, I do have a limit and I don’t think anything’s wrong with that. There’s no doubt that…

25 a Plus Size Girl Thinks at the Gym

I’m certainly the furthest from being the life of the party when it comes to working out. In fact, it typically takes a lot of motivation to get myself moving past my couch. I’d rather spend my nights binge watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix. But the truth is my body needs that self care. So,…

Less Cows, Less Fouls

Lately, I’ve felt like I’ve been tipping the scale a bit more than I’d like to. There are times when I stop paying  attention and before I know it, I’m at a weight that I’m not okay with. Sometimes I feel like the Internet is reading my mind. While scrolling through my Facebook feed, an…