Roundup: All The Best Cozy Sweaters Available Right Now

Winter isn’t really my thing.  I LOVE the holidays but aside from that the cold weather really just makes me want to curl up in a ball next to the fireplace and never leave my house.

Cozy sweaters are pretty much the only thing that pull me through the cold winter days when the fireplace and my pajamas aren’t in the cards for me.

Can you relate?

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Tips for hosting Thanksgiving at your home: Focus on what really matters! The holiday is all about spending time with loved ones and celebrating the blessings in your life. Don't allow the cooking, cleaning or decorating to distract you from the true purpose.

Everything You Need To Host Your First Thanksgiving

You know what is completely overwhelming?  Hosting a major holiday for the first time.  Kevin and I are traveling to New York to spend Thanksgiving with his family this year, but I’m planning on hosting a Thanksgiving meal for some of my family in Kentucky on another day.

We are so excited to finally have space for entertaining, but given that we haven’t been able to in the past… we are definitely lacking in some of the basics we need for hosting.

If you’re like us and plan to host a holiday meal for the first time this year, check out my tips and tricks below. I’ve done all the overanalyzing so that you don’t have to!  Haha.

Tips for hosting Thanksgiving at your home: Start with a clean and organized kitchen!

Selfie Of Miranda Schultz Of The Plus Life Blog Wearing Top 10 Favorite Makeup Products of 2018

Top Ten Best Makeup Products Of The Year

Disclaimer:  Please note that some links on this blog including are affiliate links.  I will receive a small percentage when you purchase items using these links.  These earnings are used to help offset the costs of maintaining the blog and creating content for you.  I appreciate your support in utilizing these links when you purchase items I recommend!

Do you feel like you always run out of ALL your favorite products at the same time? It always seems to happen that way for me.  Recently, I ran out of mascara, concealer, AND my favorite contour all within the same week.

Flat Lay With Makeup ProductsAs someone who has always chased after the next big thing with makeup, I’ve noticed that lately I have settled in to buying my go-to makeup products over and over.  I still LOVE trying new things. Just ask Kevin…  He was waiting in the car while I went into Ulta last week, and I’m not even sure how long I left him waiting.  Oops!

Manicure Using Essie Gel Couture Take Me To Thread

How To Give Yourself A Professional Manicure At Home

Disclaimer:  Please note that some links on this blog including are affiliate links.  I will receive a small percentage when you purchase items using these links.  These earnings are used to help offset the costs of maintaining the blog and creating content for you.  I appreciate your support in utilizing these links when you purchase items I recommend!

This could be an unpopular opinion, but I’ll say it anyway. I hate getting manicures at the nail salon.

Don’t get me wrong, I love having nicely manicured nails but I hate the process of actually getting the manicure for many reasons.

  1. It takes forever, and I hate wasting my time at the salon.
  2. It’s not relaxing or fun for me.
  3. I am usually uncomfortable in the nail salon chairs.
  4. It’s expensive and I’d rather spend my money on things I enjoy.
  5. Even gel or SNS manicures just don’t last very long on me.

Ask Me Anything: How Can I Be More Confident In My Relationship?

I say it all the time, but my favorite part about being a blogger is connecting with you.  When I get an email saying that a blog post I wrote connected with you and that you have benefitted from my work, there’s really nothing better. It’s why I do this and it’s what motivates me to keep going even when things are hard!

My number one goal as a blogger is to provide value to you and support your quest to live your best life.  That’s why I’ve started this series where I answer your questions about life.  The questions can be about anything from fashion to relationships and we’ll talk about whatever is on your mind!

How You Can Get the Best Sleep Ever: A Big Fig Mattress Review

Disclosure:  I received a free bed from Big Fig in order to review it for you on the blog.  Links in this post are affiliate links, and you can read my disclosures here.  As always, integrity is my number one priority and all opinions are my own.  

I’m not really sure why, but I’ve never been a great sleeper. I struggle to fall asleep. I toss and turn. I wake up achy. There are many days that I wake up tired even after 8+ hours in bed.  My dad still tells stories about how I used to kick, roll and flail when I slept as a child.

As I got older I’d occasionally turn to Nyquil, melatonin, or other sleep aids when things got really bad.  While they would help improve my sleep on the nights I used them, nothing really solved my problems long term.

I accepted fatigue and bad sleep as my reality, but for the past two months I’ve gotten the best sleep of my life.  I’m excited to share my story with you because I believe that the change I made in upgrading to a Big Fig Mattress changed my life forever.

You can check out all the specifics about the mattress here and use my code PLUSLIFEBLOG to save $$$! 

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The Best Wide (And Extra Wide) Width Mules In The World

Disclaimer:  Please note that some links on this blog including are affiliate links.  I will receive a small percentage when you purchase items using these links.  These earnings are used to help offset the costs of maintaining the blog and creating content for you.  I appreciate your support in utilizing these links when you purchase items I recommend! 

My recent post about wide and extra wide width sneakers was by far the most widely discussed post I’ve ever written.  I’ve since had countless conversations with many of you discussing the challenges we all seem to face in finding the perfect shoe.  The STRUGGLE is real, y’all!

I’ve always had a tough time finding cute and comfortable shoes due to my wide feet and occasional swelling, but I didn’t realize so many of you were struggling too.  Because of this, I have decided to write a series of posts about different types of shoes and where to find great options.

How to Make Money By Cleaning Out Your Closet

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If you’re here, there’s a good chance you’re pretty interested in plus size fashion… and if you’re like me, sometimes your closet can start to overflow with your purchases.  I’ve always been a frugal shopper and find a lot of great deals on clothing.  Because of that, I’ve always had a large wardrobe that can get messy.

Miranda Schultz And Laura Johnson At Magnolia Table In Waco Texas

A Guide to The Best Weekend Ever In Waco Texas At Magnolia Market

True story… I want to be  Joanna Gaines when I grow up.

I’m OBSESSED with Chip & Joanna and all things Fixer Upper, and I’d guess many of you are too.  What’s not to love about a wholesome couple with adorable kiddos and a knack for demo day and interior design?

Recently, my husband Kevin mentioned that he had to go to Dallas, Texas for a business trip and asked if I’d like to tag along with him.  I’m never one to pass up an adventure, but I honestly had no idea what there is to do in Dallas.

 

Plus size woman's lower legs walking while wearing grey and white sneakers and black capri leggings.

The Best Extra Wide Width Sneakers In The World

Disclaimer:  Please note that some links on this blog including are affiliate links.  I will receive a small percentage when you purchase items using these links.  These earnings are used to help offset the costs of maintaining the blog and creating content for you.  I appreciate your support in utilizing these links when you purchase items I recommend! 

A plus size woman's leg and wide foot wearing black leggings and grey and white sneakers

Out of all my fashion struggles, I think shoes are by far the most challenging for me.  I have REALLY wide feet and sometimes deal with swelling.  I spend a lot of my time wearing stretchy flats and rarely wear sneakers unless I’m exercising.