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It’s been just over a month since I quit my corporate job. While I do miss the steady paycheck and the comfort that brings, I’m still SO excited about all of the things that are happening in my life now that I’ve made the space. The past month has been a blur to say the least, but I am still so happy I made the leap.
My primary focuses over the past month have been building my blog (oh, hi! THANK YOU for being here) and putting together our new home. I’ve also been so grateful for time spent with my family.
If you follow me on social media (oh, hi! Instagram, here. Facebook, here) you likely already know that last night I partnered with the team at Draper James’ Lexington store to host a Shop & Sip event for a charity in my hometown.
I am overjoyed with the way the event turned out and wanted to capture it for you with a quick post here.
People often speak negatively about growing up in a small town, but I have to say…. you really just can’t beat the love and support of a community like the one I came from.
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I’ve got an Amazon problem, y’all! I LOVE it. I have to say, I’ve gotten way better about my little habit, but July was definitely a little Amazon shopping heavy.
When we were in our apartment in NY, a neighbor once questioned me about what in the world we were buying to have packages arrive every day. Oops! I’m not proud of it, but it is what it is I guess. There was no Target nearby so what was a girl to do?
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Most of you don’t know this because I’ve never discussed it publicly, but I have suffered from intense foot pain for years.
I have flat feet and have had a variety of different aches and pains over the years. I got tired of living in pain a few years ago and finally went to the doctor where I was diagnosed with heel spurs and plantar fasciitis.
As many of you already know, Kevin and I recently purchased our first home. After seven years of one bedroom apartments, we are SO excited to be able to host out of town guests for extended periods of time!
His family is coming down to visit from New York next week, and it’s been so fun preparing for their visit. Of course, given that we’ve just moved in we had a lot more projects than normal when preparing for houseguests but I thought it would be fun to share my MUST HAVES for hosting out of town guests.
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I had planned on sharing a different post today but am switching things up a bit! I recently tried Blue Apron for the first time, and as part of my subscription, I had three free boxes I could share with friends. I decided to offer them up to my Instagram friends (follow me here if you don’t already!)
I had probably 30 of you DM me within the first 5-10 minutes of posting the IG story asking for the free box. First of all, you ladies really ARE my tribe…. y’all love free stuff as much as I do and I love it! Second, I was bummed I couldn’t share more with you because everyone was so excited to try it.
OK, sorry for being a little dramatic but I have been keeping this HUGE secret for around a month now and am SO excited to finally tell you what I’ve been hinting about for a while!
I QUIT MY JOB! Friday was my last day at my “grown-up” corporate job, and your girl is UNEMPLOYED (in the traditional sense, that is). **insert all the crazy eye emojis in the world here**
I really don’t even know where to start with this post because my mind is racing in 1,000 different directions. I decided to try to think of all the questions I would personally want to ask a friend who up and quit their career after a decade of doing the same-ish thing and being pretty successful at it.
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I’ve got a secret…..
For years, I’ve been a double bra wearer. That’s right…. when I exercise, I wear a sports bra with a regular underwire bra underneath.
I’m not particularly busty, but I still prefer additional support that most sports bras just don’t provide. Regular sports bras typically either smash my “girls” flat or don’t provide enough support to control the bounce when I work out.
I’ve always HATED that when I use my “double bra method” you can see both sets of straps under tank tops. I’ve also hated getting my favorite bras sweaty and gross requiring me to wash them after each wear, causing them to wear out quickly.
Today, Kevin and I celebrate our two year wedding anniversary! I’ll be totally cliche’ and say that time really does fly when you’re having fun. I can’t believe it’s been two years since our special day.
Planning a wedding can be intense and stressful for anyone, but there is extra stress for plus size brides-to-be. I am a classic Type-A personality and am an over the top perfectionist. I also tend to get stressed out easily. Given all of this, I would have expected to be a total basket case when it came to planning my wedding but I managed to keep it all together and had a super relaxed day.
In honor of our anniversary, I thought it would be fun to share some info about our big day.
One of the main reasons I decided to start this blog was to create a space for discussing all the things that are important to plus size women. While I think I have a good grasp on a lot of issues we face, I know that there are plenty of topics that you want to to discuss or questions you may have. That’s why I plan to share regular posts featuring your questions and my thoughts on the topics that matter most to you.
I recently had a new friend on Instagram ask me about confidence and self-esteem, and I think that’s one of the most important things we can discuss… so here it goes.