Monthly Archives: May 2013


Preach it!

Preach it!










Sometimes easier said than done. Having a hard time with this? Start with one thing. YOU CAN FIND ONE THING TO LOVE ABOUT YOURSELF. It doesn’t have to be external. Find one thing that makes you special. One thing that makes you unique. One thing that sets you apart from those around you. Find it, and rock it.


Fabulous Friday 5/24/13


As I have grown older, I have also grown more confident. I wear things now that I am not sure I would have ten years ago. I’m not sure they are always age appropriate, but I’m also not sure I care.

I have found that I have quite the retro flair to my outfit choices lately, but its a repeating trend for me. I really think that its my “core style” so to speak…the one I always go back to. I tend to sample new and fun trends but in my soul, I’m a rolled jeans and white tank kind of girl. Give me a barrel roll and a bandana and I feel pretty set. Perhaps its because I feel like its the look that suits not only my body type but my face as well. I think I just have an old-school kind of vibe going for me so I choose to make it work in my favor. Rock whatcha got, ya know?

Had to run to town today to return the rental car I have been using and pick up my beast from the shop. We hit a deer a few weeks ago and did a number on my Expedition. 😦 Glad to have it back though. So are the kids. Being crammed in the backseat is no fun for them.

Anyway, headed to town which means I had to get out of my cleaning clothes and look presentable. Chose my fave dark jeans(always rolled twice), a plain white boyfriend ‘T’ from Old Navy and a leopard bandana  tied in my hair.















Leopard flip flops (with red toenails of course), black earrings and my blingy sunglasses completed the get up.

they see me rollin....

they see me rollin….














Jeans: 20.00 at Marshalls

Shirt: 6.00 at

Flip Flops: 2.50 at

Hanky: 1.00 at Walmart (I know!)

Sass: This girl was born with it, ya’ll.

Age appropriate, Smage appropriate.

On Swim Season…


Lesley Kinzel, who you can read more about here has been quoted as saying something so perfect I had to share it here.

“I have a beach body. It’s this one, the one I take to the beach.”

Perfectly stated, no?

And with that, I give you some links to amazing swimwear with which to decorate your cake.

GabiFresh suits! I love the convertible bikini’s…especially because tops and bottom sizes are ordered separately! amazing! I really love the idea of wearing a 2 piece suit that has a high bottom instead of a tankini that has a longer top. So much more flattering.

Forever21 has more affordable ones, but they are not sold separately. Love the leopard one here though!

Oh, black cat bikinis…how I love your daring ways! For those of you that are strictly one-piece girls, I just love the look of this one.  So retro. So fun. So sexy! All of their suits go up to size 6x!

Edited to add: I was just over at Curvy in Kansas City and she posted the best pics of herself in her suit…from WALMART. It is darling. Check it out here! I think I want the one w/the anchors on it!

tattoos sold separately.

tattoos sold separately.

Don’t let fear and insecurity keep you inside this summer, ladies. Get out there and rock it.

Shake The Cake 5/23/13


I have rekindled my love affair with yoga.

I have been doing lots of treadmill as of late…but was getting bored. Ok, “getting bored” isn’t entirely accurate. To say that it was “getting boring” is to say that it was, at one point, *not* boring.  It has been boring since day one. No faster way to make time stop.

But I do it.


Something had to give.

And so, I revisited yoga. I checked out “Just My Size” yoga from the library because its super expensive EVERYWHERE. Must be out of print or something. Basically, its yoga for cake.

It is the best. I just love it. I wake up thinking about doing yoga now. Kind of excites me. I  still hit the treadmill today, but only because I had a rather large hunk of homemade sourdough bread covered in butter. I have nothing against butter, especially my organic, grass fed, super yummy butter…but probably could have skipped the refined white flour amazingness.

I guess its not technically “Shaking” the cake, but you get it, right? Get up, move (or stand still in a mountain pose?) …make your cells happy. Thats the objective, correct? I will tell you that all the treadmilling in the world didnt make me feel nearly as sore as I am now. That sore that hurts so good…ya know?

I cant surrender the treadmill just yet as I dont have anything better to do instead and I have decided that for the most part I really hate workout videos. Especially if Denise Austin is in them. Save me.

Find “Just My Size Yoga” HERE. You can also get a look at it on YouTube.  I plan on ordering another vid done by Megan Garcia too, called “MegaYoga”. That one is HERE.

Check em out!