My Summer Favorites

During the summer, I like my beauty routine to be simple. I will do the minimum required to not look too tired and carry on with my day. Here are my favorite products for this season:...more

My Summer in Numbers

My Summer in Numbers  Well, the end is nigh, the evenings are drawing in and the morning is less retina-startinglingly bright. I don't know about you but I've had a tremendous summer and what better way to celebrate it than with a numerical list of cool stuff in no particular order?1. Accidental and drunken fringe cut (and actually, I love it!)...more

A(nother) Trip to the Farmers' Market

This past weekend, I ventured down to the Farmers' Market for what's only the third time since I realized it even existed.  I love going, but I'm always too lazy to get up early enough to make it before everything's gone.  I'm so glad I did go this week though, because I came home with delicious pumpkin bread and raspberries, and a gorgeous bouquet of flowers with my favorite - sunflowers!...more

What Summer Taught Me

This Summer has been a big learning experience - for both Lil Man and myself. Who knew that an amusement park could be such a learning experience for both of us....more

Where We Can More Clearly See

I think we might all agree that this summer has been particularly lovely.  Though we've had relatively cool temperatures, the days have still been warm enough for us to enjoy the finer things of the season.A delicious meal on the patio.(And yes, we definitely consider the occasional hot dog off the grill a delicious meal.)...more

Beaches, Bikinis and Body Acceptance

As a perennially plus-sized person, I have faced numerous wardrobe-related challenges over these past 21 years. Finding clothes that fit me is a constant struggle; many a shopping trip has ended in frustrated fitting room tears, with the largest available jeans forced halfway up my thighs. It’s impossible enough to find clothes above a size 10 or 12 in many popular stores, wherein plus-size sections remain a mythical fashion unicorn (looking at you, Forever 21)....more

How to Take Your Blog with You on Vacation

We hear all the time how important it is to keep your blog on a schedule, whether that means posting at 7am every Monday through Friday, or posting once a week at 5pm.  Whatever it is, regularity is key to let your readers know when to expect new content from you. On vacation though, that can be difficult.  It goes way beyond simply scheduling a post to go live each day, especially if you usually share your posts on social media, post photos, and interact on sites like Twitter and Facebook. ...more

Weekend Wrap Up : Newport Beach, Good Eats, And More!

Weekend Wrapup: Newport Beach CA, Noodles, And More! ...more

What to Do With All That Zucchini: White Pizza-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

It's zucchini season, and gardens and farmers markets are overflowing with this versatile veggie. If you've ever grown zucchini, you realize all too well the need for recipes where zucchini is the main ingredient, which is one of the reasons stuffed zucchini has become such a classic. ...more
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