Summer may be almost at an end according to the calendar but it definitely isn't according to the temperature here. I'm absolutely looking forward to cooler weather and layered clothing!
I want to give you a heads up about a new giveaway starting this week at my shopping blog (linked below) for a plus size bra. You read right, a bra! This giveaway is sponsored by Bare Necessities. You can check the details later tomorrow.
I hope you all had a delightful summer and are looking forward to an exciting fall. Feel free to stop by the forum and say "hey".
Homemade Pirate Costume
I made this for my husband last year but it can be easily used for a woman pirate. First up, buy a pair of pleather pants from the second hand store in your size or bigger. The bigger you get the more material you have to work with. I say pleather because it would be a waste to cut into leather... Read article
Playing It Safe During Aquafit
One of the biggest misconceptions of aqua-fit (water aerobics) is that because it happens in water the participants are safe from injury. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Like any other exercise it is important to warm up and stretch and cool down and stretch. But it doesn't stop there. You need to take care of yourself in between too... Read article.
When The Words Come Out Wrong
I can admit it. Some times words come out of my mouth faster than my mind comprehends them. It may not be until hours or days later that I pick up on a visual cue that tips me off that I have offended someone. There are two directions you can... Read article.
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