Reflection: A Look Back On 2019

There’s just something so exciting about the fresh start of a new year and in this case… a new decade!

One of my favorite things to do on New Year’s Eve each year is to reflect back on the year past and then set intentions/goals/resolutions (whatever you want to call them!) for the year ahead.

For me, 2019 was a year of extremes.  I have experienced some of the highest of high moments and some of the lowest of lows.  I walk into 2020 still walking a fine line between grief/sorrow and incredible joy as we expect our daughter in February after losing our son in December.

Our journey to parenthood will likely be what defines 2019 in my mind forever because it was by far the most significant story of our year.  There was much more to the journey, though, and I’ve enjoyed looking back on the many blessings of the year and sharing them with you here.

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Best Wide and Extra Wide Shoes and Boots for Winter

Some of the most popular content on my blog since I first launched has always been that featuring wide and extra wide width shoes for women.  I can completely understand why… for YEARS I struggled big-time in this area and although I was able to find cute plus size clothes that fit my style… shoes were a completely different story.

Thankfully, in recent years more and more wide and extra wide width shoe options have become available to us, and I’ve spent a LOT Of time and energy figuring out which ones are worth our time and which ones aren’t.

In today’s post, I’m rounding up all of my favorite wide and extra wide width flats, sneakers, booties, and boots that’ll be perfect for cold weather.

Best Plus Size Jackets & Coats For Winter

Winter coats and jackets can be one of the most difficult things to find for plus size women, and I’m no exception.  I spent YEARS wearing inadequate coats that either didn’t fit well or weren’t warm enough in the coldest winter months.

When I moved to New York and spent a LOT more time outside during one winter working in Manhattan, I knew I had to figure out the coat situation… and I really started diving in and researching exactly what I needed to round out my winter wardrobe.

Now, living back in Kentucky and working from home instead of traipsing around NYC every day, I don’t require as much long-term cold weather protection, but it’s still important to have a variety of coats for different temperatures and occasions.

Today’s post features my absolute favorite coat styles that I wear on a daily basis when the temperatures drop.  I think these styles will work great for any plus size person looking to stay warm and look cute this winter.

The Best Plus Size Holiday Outfits

If I’m being completely honest, my holiday season in 2019 will be the most laid back of my life.  Due to being nearly seven months pregnant with twins, there’s no traveling and any holiday activities we do will be SUPER low-key.  We’ll be doing more hot chocolate drinking and holiday movie watching and way less holiday party attending or nights on the town.

In today’s post, I’m sharing holiday outfit inspiration for plus size women, regardless of whether your holiday parties are glam and fabulous or low-key and cozy like mine.

The best deals in plus size fashion, home, beauty, and lifestyle

The Best Deals Available This Week! 12/6/19

You love deals.  I love deals.  We all love deals! One of my favorite parts of being a blogger is obsessively tracking the best deals available and letting you know about them.

As part of this blog series, I’ll be rounding up the best deals on plus size fashion, beauty, home, and lifestyle products.  If you like having nice things but also care about spending your money wisely, this series is for you.  Be sure to check back often as I’ll be updating the deals regularly!

Gift Guide For Kids

I’m SO excited to share my gift guides with you this week!  When I asked on social media what holiday content you’re most looking forward to… gift guides were definitely it!  I was thrilled to hear it because they are by far my favorite things to create for you.

To me, there is no better feeling than putting a lot of thought into finding the perfect gift for someone you love.  In today’s gift guide for the gentlemen in your life, I included a variety of price points from stocking stuffers to splurges and tried to vary the types of gifts based on different interests of the people we love the most.

As for you, I hope you enjoy this curated list of items as you shop for your friends and family… and I promise I won’t tell if you pick up a couple treats for yourself!

If you’re a regular reader, you likely know that I’m currently expecting twins (see our announcement post here).  Since they’re our first kids, I’m not yet quite a pro on kid holiday gifts… but in today’s post, I’m relying on insights from the gifts all the other kiddos in our lives have loved in recent years.  I’m sure in future years, my kids’ gift guide will be much more extensive! Haha.

Gift Guide For Him

I’m SO excited to share my gift guides with you this week!  When I asked on social media what holiday content you’re most looking forward to… gift guides were definitely it!  I was thrilled to hear it because they are by far my favorite things to create for you.

To me, there is no better feeling than putting a lot of thought into finding the perfect gift for someone you love.  In today’s gift guide for the gentlemen in your life, I included a variety of price points from stocking stuffers to splurges and tried to vary the types of gifts based on different interests of the people we love the most.

As for you, I hope you enjoy this curated list of items as you shop for your friends and family… and I promise I won’t tell if you pick up a couple treats for yourself!

Of course, I call this a gift guide for him… but MANY of these options would be perfect for anyone on your list!

Gift Guide For Her

I’m SO excited to share my gift guides with you this week!  When I asked on social media what holiday content you’re most looking forward to… gift guides were definitely it!  I was thrilled to hear it because they are by far my favorite things to create for you.

To me, there is no better feeling than putting a lot of thought into finding the perfect gift for someone you love.  In today’s gift guide for the ladies in your life, I included a variety of price points from stocking stuffers to splurges and tried to vary the types of gifts based on different interests of the people we love the most.

Everything on this list is either something I already own or something I wish I did! I’ll be sure to let the people closest to me know which is which as they shop for me this year.  Haha.

As for you, I hope you enjoy this curated list of items as you shop for your friends and family… and I promise I won’t tell if you pick up a couple treats for yourself!

The best deals in plus size fashion, home, beauty, and lifestyle

The Best Deals Available This Week! 11/15/19

You love deals.  I love deals.  We all love deals! One of my favorite parts of being a blogger is obsessively tracking the best deals available and letting you know about them.

As part of this blog series, I’ll be rounding up the best deals on plus size fashion, beauty, home, and lifestyle products.  If you like having nice things but also care about spending your money wisely, this series is for you.  Be sure to check back often as I’ll be updating the deals regularly!