Inspiration: September Writing Prompts

BTS Sept Blog Prompt

The girls of the Curvy Girl Guide Community are gearing up for another month of showing off their powerful voices and ideas. To help that process along, I've developed another month's worth of writing prompts to embolden them (and you!) to explore and magnify across their blogs and social platforms. … [Read More...]

Cheers, Betty.

Christmas tree 2013

Having a live tree has been a live, in-home therapy session for my closeted holiday OCD. We had such a magical day planned to go pick out the perfect tree. We'd hop in the car and sing Christmas carols the whole way. We'd walk together down the rows and rows of trees, homemade hot chocolate and … [Read More...]

Catching Fire… The Movie

HungerGames Bracelet

A week ago, my girls and I had a fun night out of Chinese food and the latest Hunger Games movie, Catching Fire. If you read my book review, you might remember Catching Fire was my least favorite of the Hunger Games Trilogy. The "New Moon" of Hunger Games, if you will, aka, suckville. I had very … [Read More...]

The Running Tally of Happiness & Fulfillment

Trio Color

1. I'm thankful for the boxes of Ritz crackers dipped in chocolate. 2. I'm thankful that my kids don't like Minecraft, because I have no fucking idea what's going on when we play it and it gives me nightmares. 3. I'm thankful Andy is willing to live with a writer, and never questions when he finds … [Read More...]

Women Who Made The World Happier… And Me Verklempt

Ladies Home Journal Inside

Ladies Home Journal just shared their list of 16 women who made the world happier this year. Scout Leader Connie Bell, Therapy Dog trainer Marcie Beedy, Spanx Founder Sara Blakely, Female Bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd, Opera Singer Camille Zamora, Shoes That Fit Founder Jill Calhoun, Model … [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Dressing

Sweater Leggings

Over the river and through the woods... It's almost Thanksgiving, and if was up to me, the only requirement would be a hair tie and my eating sweats, but in my house, it's a holiday that requires a touch of decorum, and an underwire bra. I mean, we're rarely fancy, but I like to eat warm turkey in … [Read More...]

Fair Isle Leggings

When I posted this photo on Instagram, I got one of two comments. A. I love them! B. What the hell do you wear with that? Click here to see for yourself! … [Read More...]

We’re Boring. We Can’t Help It.

For a while there, we could blame our hermitism and societal lameness on the children. Gosh, we'd love to go out, but we don't have a sitter.... we're exhausted... Wyatt is sick... Jude has a game in the morning... Gigi swallowed our car keys.  Kids are like built in get-out-of-shit cards. But … [Read More...]

Refinished Entry Dresser

Entry Dresser Before

So, one of the final pieces from my epic hernia thrift furniture haul was a beat up old dresser I found for $30. Click here for the AFTER and all the details! … [Read More...]

The Season of Kindness… to Yourself

Be Kind Giveaway

This time of year, it's always super easy to get into the holiday spirit. The spirit of giving. The spirit of love. The spirit of kindness. We take all those amazing emotions and actions, and plaster them across mankind in a selfless act of compassion and humanity, and it's wonderful. Truly, it's … [Read More...]

Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse!

FGW Book Sign

Trips to Disney World are legendarily known for their magic, a notion that holds especially true for me. You see, every time I visit, something wonderful happens. Whether it's fashion campaigns, or Good Morning Americas, or gatherings with friends... magic happens here. Which is why it's … [Read More...]