Weekly Roundup

It's not who you are...

Happy Thanksgiving week (for my US friends)! I can't believe it's Thanksgiving already. I celebrated it early yesterday with my husbands family, so now it's time to put up the Christmas decorations. Thinking of decorating the front door this year - I haven't decorated the outside of my house in several years. I figure a door project is relatively easy and not as frustrating as stringing lights all over the yard. I've been under the weather today, Continue Reading

Sparkle and Shine

hunter green plus size

You know what makes me feel great even when I'm feeling "ho-hum" as I did in my last post? Pretty clothes. They instantly lift my mood. I got my latest Gwynnie Bee shipment, which had new arrivals in it. They're coming fast and furious at 2x per month lately, which means I rarely have to recycle an outfit. Hurrah! This time, I picked out 2 items that had the hunter green theme: a Kiyonna dress and a SimplyBe tunic. The dress is a universally Continue Reading

Accepting the Now


I've been quite ho-hum lately with my weight loss. It's been non-existant but I haven't worried about it because I really have felt active, vibrant, and happy. When you've obsessed about your weight for over 25 years as I have (yes, I remember it being a problem at 6 years old), there inevitably comes exhaustion of worrying about everything that enters your mouth and how many calories you're burning. Then, as soon as you tell yourself you're Continue Reading

Introducing Spry Kitchen!

Spry Kitchen

I wanted to drop a quick not here to let you know that I'm now blogging at Spry Living under a new blog, Spry Kitchen! I'm posting three times per week on everything related to healthy eating: ingredients, recipes, tools, tips, and tricks. For example, we've looked at the spices that make up pumpkin spice lattes and spiced cider; explored the healthy benefits of sweet potatoes; and celebrated National Peanut Butter Lovers Month with Continue Reading

Review and Giveaway: IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel


I've had some major love for IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel lately. I always check their new designs and inevitably find some I love, only to not grab them in time after I've gnawed on the decision for a little bit. Since I've gotten 4 straight amazing IGIGI items through Gwynnie Bee, it really opened my eyes back up to them. The fit and fabrics are all great, and each piece truly is a classic piece that you can feel good with investing in. They go from Continue Reading