Recipe: No Sugar Added Blackberry Cobbler


Friday, I accompanied several members of my husbands family on a fruit-picking mission. It was 102 degrees Fahrenheit, but we set out into the Kentucky country on the hunt for fresh fruit. We ended up at a farm in Casey County where they grow blackberries, blueberries, and strawberries. The heat and drought-like conditions plus being late in fruit season didn't really help our cause, but I ended up getting about 2.5 pounds of blackberries, and Continue Reading

Video: Makeup Tutorial


After the hair tutorial video and my latest makeup post, I had a couple of people ask for a makeup tutorial. I'm no expert, and once again me being long-winded made this 5 minute makeup routine turn into 16 minutes. Watch if you dare, LOL. Products mentioned (highlighted are products I used): MAC Prep + Prime Garnier Skin Renew bb Cream Dr. Jart+ bb Cream (from my last Birchbox) Makeup For Ever Professional Duo Mat NARS blush Continue Reading

Drop Dead Diva Plus Fashion


I LOVE the television show Drop Dead Diva. I LOVE Brooke Elliott, the star who plays Jane Bingum - the former skinny, blonde model Deb who returned to earth in the shell of a plus size attorney. (Seriously, you need to watch it to understand). I love seeing such a smart, successful, plus size woman on television. But I have found myself watching episodes critiquing her outfits. Brooke has a rockin' bod, but I feel that she's not always Continue Reading

I am fat.

I'm a little bit of a mega-fan of YouTube star/singer/songwriter/amazing Meghan Tonjes. I've been known to listen to her Request Tuesday's on repeat and pre-ordered her album in actual CD format. That's major - who the hell uses CD's anymore?! Anyway, as if I couldn't love Meghan any more, she posted this video a few months ago on her secondary YouTube channel (this is what happens when you're SO POPULAR on YouTube. You best believe I Continue Reading

Happy 4th! (with photos!)


Hi friends - I hope you're having a great 4th of July! I've had a few days where I sat down to blog and just went "hmmmmm." You know when you have things to say but just don't quite know how to say them? That's me right now. I'm still dealing with some imbalance like I wrote about last week. In February, I left the corporate world to start my own business and I'm dealing with a bit of a client transition at the moment, so I'm just working through Continue Reading