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Picking Myself Up Off the Bathroom Floor

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I have to give just the biggest THANK YOU to those who sent kind emails, tweets, Facebook hugs, and blog comments on the post about my unexpected divorce. The kindness of relative strangers never ceases to amaze me, and with this particular situation (one of the hardest in my life, tied with my mom dying), I needed all the kindness I could get. I certainly wasn't giving it to myself. <Sidenote> I wasn't going to address these things, but Continue Reading

Best Plus Size Black Friday Sales

Plus Size Best Black Friday Sales

Hopefully I'm not the only one who ends up shopping for myself on Black Friday/Cyber Monday. Don't get me wrong, I buy gifts for others, but the sales are some of the most amazing for the year on EVERYTHING: clothes, accessories, jewelry, electronics. I've rounded up some of the best plus size Black Friday deals that I've come across. DISCLOSURE: This post contains affiliate links. Tips for shopping (for anything) on Black Friday/Cyber Continue Reading

Giveaway: Wide Calf Rain Boots

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"I'm singin' in the rain..." Extra Wide Rain Boots c/o Jileon It's already established that I LOVE boots. The only wide calf style I hadn't ever been able to nail down was wellies - rain boots. Now I can end my hunt for them as I love these wide calf rain boots from Jileon. They have both wide (up to 18") and extra wide calf (up to 21") options and several fun styles. I actually think the extra wide calf might go a little larger than Continue Reading

Holiday Separates

Dressing for Holiday: Separates from IGIGI

Oh holidays! They are one big reason to celebrate and be with people you love. Even though I'm going through this glitch in my life right now, you better believe I'm going to go to some holiday functions. Heck, maybe I'll even throw a party! The problem with holiday parties is that you sometimes see the same people at them. This makes wearing the same dress twice a little bit risky. In looking at IGIGI's Luxe Elegance collection, they had some Continue Reading

When the Foundation Crumbles

When the foundation crumbles.

How do you say goodbye to someone you never thought you could live without? Someone that you don't want to go? I've been with him since the week after I turned 20. We just worked immediately. It was easy, built on mutual respect, and there were never any doubts that we were meant to be together forever. At least on my part. Experiencing loss is never easy. I've experienced it with losing my mom, but this kind of loss is different: more Continue Reading