Miranda Schultz of The Plus Life Blog Reviews PlateJoy Meal Planning Service

Meal Planning Made Simple: An Honest PlateJoy Review

Food ruts… I’ve been in one lately, and I know I’m not alone.  Do you ever get SO tired of every single recipe you know how to make?  So frustrating… let’s talk it about and then I’ll share some REALLY good news with you about an awesome, budget-friendly meal planning service I found called PlateJoy.

I know some of you heard the words meal planning service and don’t care what else I have to say.  You just want to go check it out… if that’s you… here’s the link to try it free for ten days and use code GET10 for $10 off!

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AMAZON PRIME DAY DEALS 2019 THE PLUS LIFE BLOG PICKS

The Plus Life Blog’s Amazon Prime Day Picks!

Amazon Prime Day is here, and I’ve been scoping out the scene all morning looking for bargains!  My favorite Prime Day finds are always electronics and home items, so that’s most of what I’ve rounded up here.

Check out all of the faves I already own along with a few items on my wishlist for this year and beyond!

(ALL ITEMS ARE LINKED INDIVIDUALLY BELOW THE COLLAGE PHOTO IN NUMERICAL ORDER)

How To Organize Your Pantry On A Budget: Dollar Tree DIY

I’ll be the first to admit that organization doesn’t come naturally to me.  My natural tendency is to leave things a bit messy and chaotic.  I definitely don’t WANT that to be the case and am making an effort to get organized and stay that way.

We went from having a one bedroom apartment on the beach in New York to a four bedroom house with a full basement in Kentucky.  I thought it would take us YEARS to even fill the house with furniture but we managed to accumulate a lot of stuff very quickly.

Top 5 Closet Organization Tips From Miranda Schultz of The Plus Life Blog

Five Tips To Organize Your Closet + Closet Tour

Before we dive into today’s post, I want to announce something exciting… I launched a YouTube Channel!  It won’t be replacing the blog but will be a supplement allowing us to dive a bit deeper into the things we’re chatting about here! Plus size fashion, home decor/DIY, travel, and lifestyle!

In the future, many of my blog posts will ALSO feature video content!  In today’s blog post I’m sharing five tips for an organized closet and if you scroll ALL the way to the end of the post, I’ve embedded my latest YouTube video which is a tour of my own closet!

My Favorite Extended Plus Size Pajamas

I follow a lot of thin “lifestyle influencers” on Instagram and YouTube, and I always notice they wear the most luxurious, beautiful pajama sets.  Unfortunately, I can’t wear the ones they recommend because they don’t come in plus sizes but I always LOVE the way they look.

For months, I searched high and low for classic pajama sets that are available in plus sizes.  I found several cute options but ultimately landed on an incredible set from WomanWithin.com that are available in sizes 14-40!

The Most Popular Blog Posts of 2018 on The Plus Life

I started my blog at the end of March in 2018.  It has been quite the whirlwind, and I’ve loved EVERY minute of connecting with you here.  What started as a creative outlet is turning into a platform that allows me to connect with women throughout the world who are share similar interests.

It’s by far one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done, and I’m SOOO happy you’re here with me.  It’s been quite the learning experience figuring out what you like and what resonates, so I thought it would be fun to share the posts that were the most read on The Plus Life in 2018.

Your top 10 favorite blog posts in 2018:

1. The Best Extra Wide Width Sneakers In The World

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2. 15 Holiday Traditions That Will Make You Smile This Year

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

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4.  The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Women in 2018!

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5.  An Honest Review – My First Dia & Co. Box!

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6.  Real Talk: How I Manage Foot Pain From Heel Spurs and Plantar Fasciitis

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

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8.  Sooooo… I quit my job!

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9.  Top Ten Best Makeup Products Of The Year

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

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I love hearing from you and some of the best content I’ve created has stemmed from the questions you ask me on a daily basis.  Please chime in with a comment below… what would be your top three topics you’d like to see covered on The Plus Life in 2019?  I’m working on my 2019 content calendar now, so your best ideas will be included! 

The Coziest Gift Guide You’ve Ever Seen

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!

The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Women in 2018!

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!

Black Friday 2018 Deals!

It’s finally here!  Every bargain shopper’s favorite weekend of the year!  Now that we’re all full of turkey, let’s get down to business and look at some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.

I’ve included a variety of brands below, from plus size fashion to mattresses to gifts.  I’ll be updating this post throughout the day and over the next several days with new deals as I have them.

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!