How is everyone? Still full? Out shopping already? My family has never been into the Black Friday shopping. I'm not into early mornings and crazy crowds. But Cyber Monday? That I can get into. I do almost all of my shopping online. And luckily now it's pretty much just awesome sales all weekend, so no need to wait until Monday! I've gathered some of my current favorites for you guys, and I'll be eyeing the sales to see if there are some great steals! Teri put together a "sales" page on . . .
Have you guys heard of Shabby Apple? They used to do a whole bunch of blogger campaigns (this is not one, fyi) and the clothes were always cute but maybe a bit...matronly? Well I saw this post from Here & Now and clicked through to see the dress was Shabby Apple! That led me to browsing a bit (because I am very good at study procrastination) and I fell in love with a million things. The stuff is definitely still modest, and maybe I'm just getting older and more conservative, but I think . . .
It had to be done. I've been doing some retail therapy. I have purchased new items in bigger sizes so that I have clothes that fit my new body. I was happy with my new clothes, but there was still a problem: I hadn't gotten rid of the old stuff. So last week I did a closet clean out. I went through and tried almost every single thing on. Most of the skirts wouldn't even zip up. The jeans wouldn't go over my butt. Chino shorts looked like spandex. Most of my tops still fit, but I . . .
My clothes don't fit. In the past few weeks I've chosen to take my health seriously and conquer my eating issues once and for all. I'm eating more and working out less. Truthfully, if my metabolism weren't so damaged I may not be gaining much weight. However due to years of under-fueling for the amount of exercising I was doing, it seems that my body isn't quite happy where it is. So I'm finally letting my body heal and learn to trust me. That means eating consistently more and not stressing my . . .
I use recipes and inspiration from other food blogs a lot, as demonstrated by the long list of dishes I've tried on my "recipes" page. But there are a few that I find myself going back to when I need something yummy to cook up. Fannetastic Food. Anne, though not a vegetarian herself, has lots of simple and healthy vegetarian recipes. I always seem to have the ingredients on hand and they never involve crazy long cooking methods. Her banana muffins were gone in two days! Oh She Glows. Angela . . .