Year: 2013

End The Fat Talk Part Two Think Positive!

Sponsored by Special K. So, fat talk. Where are we with that? This time of year can be especially toxic when it comes to body loathing. So many treats! Holiday bloat, ugh. Whatever, it happens to the best of us, but it doesn’t have to turn in to a war on your psyche if your pants are a little snug after a few days of indulging. If you’ve got some weight loss or health goals for the New Year, you…
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Friday News Roundup + Happy Holidays!

salted caramels

Friday news roundup time!  It’s been a couple of weeks since my last Friday News Roundup, and so much has happened since then.  How are you, my pretties?  December has flown by, and also ARE WE DONE YET?  I have mixed feelings about this time of year.  It’s my favorite but so riddled with guilt and stress.  I need to figure out how to rid myself of both, they’re counterproductive to happiness, and it’s the HAPPIEST time of year.  Happy…
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Whats in My Purse Series Winter Edition

Sponsored by Ricola THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNER, ANA, COMMENT 12 It’s been a while since I’ve done a What’s in Your Purse Series post, but it’s time again.  Do you miss it?  I kind of love the purse series  and I really miss seeing what’s in your purses!  Should we get it started again?  I’ll be first. This is my purse right now.  The only thing I edited out was an extra huge stash of…
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The Amazon Kindle Fire 2013: Give it to Someone Nice

The Amazon Kindle has been on my Christmas wish list since the beginning of time.  I mean, not really, because Amazon only came out with the device in 2007.  Even then, no one could get their hands on a Kindle because they were such a hot seller.  Plus?  The first generation Amazon Kindle was $399. The Amazon Kindle of yore was groundbreaking, but it didn’t hold a candle to even the smallest tablet now.  In fact, the 2013 Amazon Kindle…
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Tasty Homemade Wassail Recipe For The Holidays

cranberry wassail

  My wassail recipe is one of my favorite holiday beverages. Not only does it taste great, it makes your house smell fabulous as it’s simmering away on the stove. My recipe for cranberry wassail is one that everyone in my family really loves and differs a bit from other wassail recipes. I like to mix a few different kinds of fruit juice – cranberry, apple, orange, lemon and grape. This version is non-alcoholic, but you could certainly add some…
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Book Wish List For 2013

My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with eBay. 2013 is drawing to a close (thank the heavens above) but you still have time to get in a few good reads before the new year.  In fact, I have it on good authority that you’ve been a good boy / girl this year, and if you ask nicely St. Nick might give you a good book for Christmas (or whichever wonderful holiday you celebrate).  See, I have…
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Be The Solution To End Fat Talk NOW

Fat talk is something 93 percent of women engage in, every day.  NINETY-THREE percent of us are talking about how we wish we could just lose those extra 15 pounds, how we don’t fit in our skinny jeans anymore, about how our necks are drooping (maybe that’s my own personal demon).  Lots of us make belittling comments about ourselves under our breath: ‘I look so fat in this.‘ ‘Ug! I’m so disgusting!’ ‘ ‘I used to have an amazing rack…
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5 Short Party Dresses For The Holidays

It’s party season, wahoo!  Aren’t you so excited?  For all the party-town, fancy-dancy parties of the season?  I’m not much of a cocktail party goer, but I love the idea of dressing other people for the holidays.  I’m more of a sweats + heating blanket + Benedict Cumberbatch (movies) on the couch kind of girl.  With some hot chai tea in hand, of course.   But YOU, you are a fancy party-goer!  And I have 5 short party dresses for…
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Tasty Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie

delicious peanut butter chocolate pie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie: are there 4 more beautiful words in the English language?  I think not. I’d just be happy with a chocolate pie normally, but when you add peanut butter my brain explodes.  In a happy way.  In the best way possible.  So imagine then, if you will, what happens to my brain when you take chocolate, peanut butter, and add some cream cheese to the mix. WHAT. IS. HAPPENING? My-body-is-no-longer-a-wonderland, is what is happening. A few years…
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