2017 Favorites

I’ve accumulated quite a few things over the year. Here are my favorites of my favorites. Continue reading “2017 Favorites”

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Halloween Costume Ideas

If you’re like me, you have a hard time finding the right costume in the Halloween store. Not for lack of variety, but maybe for lack of proper sizing? Short of going to a plus size store that happens to have costumes (thank you, Torrid!!), I don’t even bother looking at costumes at halloween stores, because their sizing is wrong and the variety of costumes in my size is miniscule. But maybe you are the target size range and just want something more modest. Or maybe you just want to stand out. Whatever your reasoning for not buying your whole costume pre-packaged, I think you’ll be happy with some of these ideas.

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

I did a post last year on this, and I didn’t think I was going to do it again, but I feel like I should.

I hate watermelon. I hate the taste of it, I hate the smell of it, and I just generally try to avoid it at all cost during the summer. I’m especially sad when it’s the only thing to eat at summer picnics because it looks tasty and refreshing to me, but I know my tastebuds don’t agree.

But what does that have to do with Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the general pumpkin spice obsession that overwhelms every store and cafe during the fall? Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice”

January 2017 Favorites

I can’t believe January is already over! I have this weird thing with the passage of time, though. Shane gives me a hard time because I freak out over little things, like the fact that 1990 was almost 30 years ago, or the fact that almost all the kids born in the year 2000 are in their junior year of high school now. He says, “Yeah, babe. That’s how time works.” He’s pretty laid-back and doesn’t give too much thought to these things. Whatever. Regardless, here we are, with one month of 2017 already under our belts, and I’ve got some fun things to share with y’all. Let’s do this!

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My Words for 2017

Each year, my mother used to advise me to come up with a word that I could use as my guide for the coming year. It could be anything for any reason, as long as I had one. I never made it a point to write down the word or remind myself of it. It was a good exercise, but I simply didn’t put much stock into it.

This year, however, I’m using my word as my guide. Words, actually, as there are two this year. I couldn’t pick just one. After all that happened in 2016, I plan on being an active participant in my future, instead of a passive one.

My words for 2017 are: brave and honest. They can be used in any variation and are, in fact, related. Continue reading “My Words for 2017”