Category: Lifestyle

Lifestyle

How to Style a Jean Jacket Effortlessly

You’ve made up your denim jacket, great! Now how do you make it fit in your wardrobe? Figuring how to style a jean jacket is thankfully pretty easy! There are very few ways you CAN’T wear a jean jacket. The one style you should avoid at all times is the …
Lifestyle Strong Not Skinny

Leggings ARE Pants, Dammit!

Did you know that simply stating that leggings are pants can divide people faster than a Trump vs? Hillary debate? Some people think it’s downright scandalous to wear leggings without a shirt to cover one’s derriere. Yet it’s okay for the same body to wear a shirt tucked into any other …
Lifestyle

7 Surprising Facts about Puerto Rico

Still sporting a tan from my Caribbean vacation last week, I’d figure I’d share what might be some surprising facts about Puerto Rico. It was my first time visiting PR and I shouldn’t have been dumbfounded by some of these facts. I mean, I knew #3 since I’ve always found …
Lifestyle

My Dad Could Have Died

Ed note: Today’s post is going to be a little different than the norm. Because part of the focus of this site is making and part of it is about navigating my way in the post-40s world, sometimes there will be posts about life in general. I invite you to …
Lifestyle

Tequila Pineapple Upside Down Cake Fail

File this under the worst thing I ever made. Tequila pineapple upside down cake is a major FAIL. It looks normal and even beautifully plump. But a picture tells 1,000 words, and this one is full of lies! Editor’s note: this post was voted on by my newsletter subscribers. If …
Strong Not Skinny

The Remarkable Power of Non-Scale Victories (NSVs)

Continuing on the theme of Accepting Yourself Naked, today’s topic is non-scale victories or NSVs. NSVs are wins and accomplishments that have nothing to do with what the scale says. They can be large or incremental. They aren’t about how much you weigh, they’re about how you feel about yourself. …
Lifestyle

Instagram #2018bestnine vs The True Top 9

Did you download your #2018bestnine? What did you think about it? Does it actually reflect your life in 2018? Here’s another post inspired by the ladies at Crafty Ass Females! They dedicated their last podcast of the year to a recap of an earlier episode regarding the Instagram #2018bestnine, and maybe …
Maker Lifestyle

2018 Year in Review

The 2018 year in review is going to be different than 2017’s. Last year I had a review of only my wins. For 2018 I want to review the misses AND the wins. But instead of calling them “fails,” I’m going to think of them as “course corrections.” I was …