That title is a direct quote from Alyssa, and it's really true. But don't take my word for it. Check out these Halloween costumes. (I'm also including the staff picks for good places to buy plus size costumes in case you're like me and not at all into putting together some shit from a paper clip and a t-shirt. 😂) Now for those of us who aren't feeling all that creative, some link … [Read more...] about Fat girls are the MacGyvers of fashion: Halloween Edition
[Editor's note: In memory of our friend, Angiee, we are running the recipes from her blog, Angiee's Elegant Eats, in order to keep an archive of those recipes. Her surviving son is still in need of assistance recovering from the loss of his family. If you feel moved to give, you can do so here. (We hope you feel moved to give, friend.)] 20 years ago or so, I fell in love with Cracker … [Read more...] about Angiee’s Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
So the journey to body positivity usually starts with someone being fed up with dieting because it hasn't worked for them in the past (usually it's made things worse, in fact), and they just don't want to be at war with their own bodies anymore. Is this where you are? Are you asking yourself, "But what now?" Yeah, I get it. It's not like you can just opt-out of our fat shaming culture; … [Read more...] about Five Things to Do After You Stop Dieting
It’s that time of year, you guys. THE MOST WONDERFUL TIIIIIME OF THE YEAAAAR. No, not Christmas. I mean FAAAAALLLLLL. This Caramel Apple Cheesecake dip is in near constant rotation on my fall and winter party menus for three reasons. It's incredibly easy to make. I can get this prepped and in the fridge in about 5 minutes. It's insanely delicious. It tastes like a big bowl of Heath … [Read more...] about Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
So the other day I went and got my hair done. (It's fucking awesome, by the way.) I'm not even sure how it came up, but my stylist and I were talking, and I said something like, "I'm an old, fat lady --" and I didn't get to finish because she was loudly telling me, "You're not fat!" Now look. I get it. She equates fat with an insult, but honey. I'm over 300 lbs. I'm FAT. This isn't up for … [Read more...] about No, I’m fat. It’s okay.
Have you ever said the words “I still use the same eyeshadow from high school” and you’re getting ready for your 10 year reunion? How about “I know it’s old, but I LOVE this color!”? Same. Well, it’s a sad day for all of us beauty hoarders because girl, you need to declutter your makeup. I’m not talking about the life-affirming act of throwing away things that don’t immediately give you joy … [Read more...] about Declutter Your Makeup Stash