The Big Day

may 19

It's 6am on Tuesday May 19th. I'm the first one awake, watching the sun come up, on the day my book comes out.  Nope. Still not used to saying that part. As of today, any one of you can walk into a book store, pick up the book with my photo on it, and read pages and pages of my deepest secrets. Like, for real, secret, secret stuff. And there is nothing I can do about it. It's both elating and terrifying. It's been such a long time coming. So many bloggers come into this medium wanting … [Read More...]

Fat Girl Walking + ModCloth = Best Giveaway 4Ever

Fat Girl ModCloth contest

As you can tell by now, I have a little bit of a bikini problem. As seen here. And here. And also here. Being in a bathing suit makes me feel pretty and strong and sexy as hell. And now it's your turn. The fabulous folks at ModCloth and I have decided to lure you into sexy swimsuit confidence … [Read More...]

408 Months

BrittanyInTheKitchen(brands)

My friend recently had a baby boy, and he's adorable. With each growing month, she puts up a new photo of the little prince touting his accomplishments, which developmental stages he's powering through, and noting what he currently loves and hates at that moment in his life. Why don't we do this … [Read More...]

Camp Throwback Spring Break Sale… I’m Not Even Joshing You.

CTB SB DISCOUNT

The first session of Camp Throwback is in less than 60 days and it's beyond sold out. Bummer, you know, unless you already have your ticket. If you didn't, like, what's your damage? Listen, if you missed out, I'm going to help you out really quick. In celebration of our new August session and … [Read More...]

A Bikini Three-Way

Color Block

I have gained probably 30 pounds since the very first time I wore a bikini on the internet 3 years ago. Writing a book can do that to you... I keep telling myself. You would think that would mean it'd be even harder to find one that I love and felt comfortable in... but the opposite is true. I can't … [Read More...]

The Girl’s Girl

BL

Yesterday my friend Loren said something incredibly kind about me. She called me a "girl's girl." Someone that fights to level the girl playing field, and reminding each other that we're on the same team and we need to look out for each other. This is Loren and I before Field Day at Camp Throwback. … [Read More...]

Fat Girl Walking Cover Reveal & Pre-Order

FatgirlWalking HC C

Pinch me. I knew this was coming, that everything was rolling forward, and yet... each new step leaves me so in shock I can't breath. … [Read More...]

A Whole Decade

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I've been married to Andy for 10 years. If there is anything I learned from last year, our anniversaries come and go here with little pomp and circumstance. And we like it that way, because we're tired and always forget to grab cheesy cards from the grocery store the night before. … [Read More...]

The Internet is a Place. For Real.

Internet Friends

My friend Amy shared a video with me this morning about a boy named Josh who was previously bullied after losing his dad, but one day decided to open doors for people, and it changed his life. It was the typical tearjerker, emotional piano music in the background, only watch this shit on your period … [Read More...]

Old Hollywood Glamour

Heels

If I could have one totally frivolous and useless goal in life, it would be to put myself in a position to sometimes wear formal wear. In theory. Because in theory wearing fancy gowns with sparkly bangles and gorgeous heels sounds like an absolute dream come true. In reality, Oh My God, why … [Read More...]

2015: The Game Plan

zero fucks given

I woke up the day after Christmas, briefly forgetting that it had happened. That is, until I walked into my living room to find crap everywhere, empty wine bottles from the previous night's celebrations all over the counter, and I turned on the news to promises of weight loss and finally, finally, … [Read More...]