One More Reason to Rewrite Your Bucket List...

Now I think I've heard it all. It appears that two women in Florida have been arrested for doing something that was on their bucket lists. Heads up friends, if it's illegal, you might REALLY want to consider revising that part of your bucket list. Ha! Check out the story below. =)

Two Women Arrested Due to Bucket List Item

Funglasses Sunglasses - 2013 - Cause the Future's so Bright We Gotta Wear Shades =)

So, if you're anything like me you don't splurge on sunglasses because you know they're going to get lost, stolen, broken, eaten by a small child... whatever the case may be, you'll be lucky if they last one season. That's why I'm all for buying cute, funky sunglasses that are incredibly affordable so you don't have to worry too much about what happens to them. I like to refer to these as "Funglasses" and I've chosen some of my favorites here to share with you.

What's your sunglasses purchasing style? Do you go for the expensive designer glasses, knockoffs, cheap and trendy, or an assortment of each kind?

I knew it would be a hit but dang! The Galaxy Print Fatkini SOLD OUT!

 Ok, so just an update on a previous blog post about Gabi Fresh's "Fatkini". My favorite style, the galaxy print was so in demand that it has sold out. Yeah, that's right... completely sold out. You would think that now maybe more designers would get the idea that bigger ladies want to look good, be fashionable, and feel great about what they're putting on their bodies. We're here, we have $$$$, cater to us!!! Click the link below to see the Good Morning America video about Gabi and her swimsuit that flew off the shelves!

Fatkini Flies Off Store Shelves!

I've Learned That... By Maya Angelou

Photo by Lomo-Cam

Today, a Facebook friend posted the following poem by Maya Angelou. I hadn't read this for a while but I wanted to share it so I decided to blog it for everyone to see. For me, this passage is about the wisdom that sometimes only comes with living life through good times and bad. This also pretty much sums up and reaffirms most of the things I feel we "need" to know... especially the last few lines. Enjoy!

I've Learned That

By Maya Angelou

I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow...
I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights...

I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as making a "life."
I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance...

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back...
I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision...
I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one...
I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone....
People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back....
I've learned that I still have a lot to learn....
I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Completely and Totally Fabulous - GabiFresh's Fatkini Bikini!

I'm in love with this Galaxy Fatkini by Gabi Gregg. Tired of the same old matronly swimsuits for plus sized gals, Gabi has designed her own line which will be available online May 15th @

You can read more and see additional photos on Gabi's blog -
So, would YOU wear one?

You have worth!

There are some out there who struggle with knowing their value. I just wanted to take a moment to remind each and every one of you that you do have worth. Sometimes life is difficult and we can feel that we never measure up... like nothing we do makes a difference or we're not quite good enough. I've been there, I have those days but I always remind myself that I am here for a purpose and even if I don't quite know what that purpose is yet, I still have worth. Each of us have our own unique qualities and special talents that add value to this world. Sure, there will be times when you feel worthless but please, please always know that you can and do make a difference. You absolutely DO have worth. I like to believe that everything we do has some effect on the world and I mean everything, no matter how small. Each of us is here for a reason, we're all connected in some way and we all can and do make a difference. Again, YOU HAVE WORTH!

Spring Plus Size Floral Dresses

I love the look of florals for spring and these dresses are gorgeous. With all the colors, shapes and styles of floral dresses out this spring you can pretty much bet you'll find one you'll love.

Dove's Real Beauty Sketches Campaign

I just wanted to take a few minutes to write a little about Dove's latest Real Beauty Sketches campaign. As a plus sized female I know I am sometimes incredibly critical of my looks - face and body. It's strange how we are so quick to defend others but so many times we are our own worst critics and though we may never utter a negative word about ourselves in our minds we have hundreds of negative thoughts that can overwhelm us and sometimes we don't even realize it's happening. I think that this campaign that Dove has going on can help people see they really are more beautiful than they think they are. I also want to add that physical beauty isn't the most important beauty - we have to strive to be beautiful from the inside out! Have a look at the video and see if this really hits home for you as it does for me. What do you think about the campaign?