What I Learned From Participating In Dressember

When I decided to participate in Dressember, my goal was to raise money to help women who are oppressed and abused.  I had grand intentions of taking pictures myself in fabulous dresses and sharing them with you but reality was something a little different. For starters, while there were some really warm days in December, there were also some super cold days in December.  Cold days necessitated … [Read more...]

10 Essentials to Keep in Your Purse

I'm constantly on the go and because of that, my purse takes a lot of abuse. It serves as a catch-all for everything I might possibly need on any given day.  One of my productivity secrets is to make sure you have everything necessary in your purse.  Here are a few of my favorite things to keep in my purse. (And I've also included a great purse in case you're in need of one!) Kate … [Read more...]

When You Feel Like a Failure

I started this site to chronicle my weight loss journey and to share tips on fashion and fitness.  Unfortunately, since I've experienced more of a weight gain journey, I've been hesitant to post.  Really, who wants to hear "I gained another pound this week" or "I had to buy new pants because my other ones are too small." ?  The truth is that things have been difficult lately.  It's nothing major … [Read more...]

Project 36 Update: 37 Days Left

When I kicked off Project 36, I had no doubt in my mind that I would and could accomplish everything on my list. I knew some of the items on my list would be a stretch, but I needed a good challenge. I had no idea that our life was going to drastically change this year and that my time, my efforts, and most of my energy would be spent on the 2 new additions to our family. It seems like … [Read more...]

Getting Back to Comfortable…

I've discovered something interesting about myself over the last few months.  There are sizes that I'm thrilled to be in, sizes that I feel comfortable in, and sizes where I hate to even think about the way I look.  When I get to the "hate to even think about the way I look" stage, I tend to avoid photos.  {I'm currently in this stage} Last year, after lots of hard work and discipline, I looked … [Read more...]