Keys in life, Plus-size Community

What if We Stop Allowing Others to Define Us and Start Defining Ourselves?

The above question came to my mind about two months ago. I’m not sure what I was doing at the time that caused it to surface, however I think it would be fair to say the thought derived from the knowledge of discontent with certain labels within our society. There are a lot of people… Read More What if We Stop Allowing Others to Define Us and Start Defining Ourselves?

Keys in life

I’ve Heard the Phrase, “Why be Eye Candy When You Can be Soul Food?” But, Who Said You Can’t be Both?

Some time ago I saw a message on social media that read, “Why be eye candy when you can be soul food?” I realize this is a rhetorical question, but I still think it deserves a good challenge. To me, soul food is substance prepared with love, to provide nourishment, comfort, and strength to endure. My definition of… Read More I’ve Heard the Phrase, “Why be Eye Candy When You Can be Soul Food?” But, Who Said You Can’t be Both?

Keys in life

Dear Diary; The Current Thoughts of this Buxom Beauty

Dear Diary, Today is December 26, 2017 and I am in complete awe over how fast this year has gone by. I can recall the days of my youth when I felt like time moved so slowly. I remember thinking I couldn’t wait for the weekend, summer vacation, my birthday, and even Christmas. And it… Read More Dear Diary; The Current Thoughts of this Buxom Beauty

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

If Not Now…When?

My father asked the above question several years ago while he was delivering an “exhortation” – as he calls it, at church. He and I revisited the subject yesterday when I shared my “List of 20 things to do.” It is my desire to redeem the time, I’ve wasted entirely too much of this precious… Read More If Not Now…When?

Fashionista, Plus-size Community

I Snagged Some Pieces from the Tracee Ellis Ross for JC Penney Collection

Keys in life, Love & Happiness

I Need to Start Living, so I Created a List of 20 Things to Do

Several years ago a coworker suggested I watch “Elizabethtown”, which is an American romantic comedy written and directed by Cameron Crowe, starring Orlando Bloom (Drew Baylor), Kirsten Dunst (Claire Colburn), and Susan Sarandon (Hollie Baylor). It didn’t get raving reviews, but I adore it. In the beginning of the movie, Drew gets fired and dumped… Read More I Need to Start Living, so I Created a List of 20 Things to Do

Fashionista, Keys in life

Are You Fearing the Tag?; The Importance of Well-fitting Clothing

Several years ago my boyfriend, at the time, asked for my dress size. He was planning to purchase clothes as a birthday present for me.  I told him I wore a size 12, but I actually wore a size 14. Back then I feared the tag.  In retrospect, my actions were utterly ridiculous. What is the… Read More Are You Fearing the Tag?; The Importance of Well-fitting Clothing

Love & Happiness

I am Nostalgic About Peace and I Won’t Apologize for It

There are so many things from past years that give me comfort and joy. One of which is listening to music from my youth. When I hear certain songs I can clearly see the house I lived in as a kid and I immediately smile. I am reminded of the carefree days of my childhood and I am cheered. By… Read More I am Nostalgic About Peace and I Won’t Apologize for It

Keys in life

Not Caring if People Don’t Like me Doesn’t Make me a Bad Person; Changing so They Will Does

Finding inspiration for this week’s post was a bit difficult. I admit that when I first started this blogging thing I had fears of running out of things to write about. Each time I post something I hope it is found interesting and well written. But, what I desire most is for someone to be encouraged… Read More Not Caring if People Don’t Like me Doesn’t Make me a Bad Person; Changing so They Will Does

Fashionista, Plus-size Community

The Problem with Plus-size Fashion is: You Cannot Satisfy Everyone

Like everything in life, there are numerous opinions regarding what is wrong with the plus-size fashion industry. There are those who believe there aren’t enough clothing options available to us nor are we accurately represented in the media. Being the selective realist that I am – I do not foresee a resolution. Why? Because you cannot satisfy… Read More The Problem with Plus-size Fashion is: You Cannot Satisfy Everyone