Last year was the first time I really got into holiday themed clothing, but now I can’t get enough. On Valentine’s Day, Kevin and I tend to prefer a cozy night in and cooking a nice dinner instead of going out on the town. We like avoiding the crowds and overpriced “special” menus. This means that for Valentine’s Day, I’m normally on the lookout for cute, casual outfit options instead of the usual little red dress!
Plus size brands have launched a lot of super cute V-day inspired options this year, and I was feeling them so much I had to round them up for you.
Continue reading ➞ A Roundup: All The Best Casual Plus Size Valentine’s Day Looks
The holidays can be such a stressful time for all of us, when they really should be joyous. We’re spending quality time with loved ones, celebrating generosity and experiencing the magic of the season. I’m guilty of letting the holidays stress me out sometimes, but this year I was determined to change that. Here’s a rundown of what I’ve learned and how I simplified my holiday season this year.
Continue reading ➞ Simplifying The Holidays
There are a few things that I need my holiday cards to be…
Easy. Quick turnaround. Inexpensive. Festive. Personal.
In general, I don’t like wasting money on paper products like birthday cards, gift wrap, etc. because for the most part they get thrown away. I would rather save the $5 I’d spend on fancy gift wrap and get a better gift with cute but inexpensive card and paper.
Photo holiday cards are a little different because many people (including me) do save them. I still don’t need them to be the fanciest pieces of paper ever, so they’re not something I like investing a lot of money into.
Continue reading ➞ Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Holiday Cards
Y’all, the holiday season is the best! There are parties, family time, and pretty much all of my favorite things. After December 25th, though, I’m usually done with winter and just want to cozy up at home with Kevin and my dog as much as possible.
I know I’m not alone in this sentiment, so I think the perfect holiday gift is one that brings comfort for the remaining winter months. If you’re like me and enjoy a cozy night in, you might want to consider these gift ideas as “treat yourself” ideas instead.
If you’re shopping for your favorite homebody, he or she will thank you for any of these gifts under the tree this year!
Cheers to cozy comfort and relaxation!
Continue reading ➞ The Coziest Gift Guide You’ve Ever Seen
Did you catch the announcement that The Plus Life will be participating in BLOGMAS by providing a TON of awesome holiday-inspired content throughout the month of December? Well, it’s true… and here we are again for part two in the series!
Check out the first post here to read about 15 awesome holiday traditions you could start this year!
Today’s post is the next in the Blogmas series, and it’s been extra fun to prepare for you! I have a few special gift guides coming your way as part of the series, but I thought it would be fun to start with a roundup of the exact items I PERSONALLY would love to receive this year for Christmas. I don’t currently own any of the items on this list but they’re all things I’ve been considering purchasing or hinting about to my family.
Real talk, this is a LONG list. I have absolutely zero expectation of receiving all or even most of these items. I’ll narrow this down to a few of the things I want the most and share it with the people who’ll be shopping for me. Hi, Mom! Hi, Kevin!
Continue reading ➞ The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Women in 2018!
I’m no fan of cold weather, but even with the cold I would say December is the best month of the year because of the focus on quality time with family and friends throughout the holidays.
I’m SO excited to share with you that because of how much I love the holidays, I’ll be participating in my first ever BLOGMAS this year… with a little twist. I’ll be coming to you with a TON of awesome holiday content this month and you’ll be seeing more posts than usual around here.
Continue reading ➞ 15 Holiday Traditions That Will Make You Smile This Year
Thank you to Lane Bryant for sponsoring this post! Integrity means everything to me, so I never promote products I don’t use and love personally. I have been a Lane Bryant shopper for over a decade, and it is a pleasure to partner with the brand to share their Black Friday weekend deals with you. You can read my full disclosure here.
There are two things you should know about me if you don’t already:
I love Lane Bryant and I love a bargain.
I know that many of you share these sentiments, so I am thrilled to partner with Lane Bryant to tell you about the Daily Doorbuster Deals being offered in store and online November 21 – 26!
Continue reading ➞ Are You Ready? Lane Bryant Doorbuster Deals
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.
Continue reading ➞ Everything You Need To Host Your First Thanksgiving