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AJ
Los Angeles, California; formerly of New York, New York
"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances."
Interests: Blogging, Television/Film, Laughter, Hugs, Courage, Social Media, Baseball
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With thanks to Becky, who called out this quote to me.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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In which I experiment with being a fashion blogger, y'all. Look out. When I first I discovered Simply Be, it was an online shop for the UK called "Simply Yours." My addiction to their fashionable, plus size line started with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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You know, on days that end in 'Y,' we eat pizza. As in -- does one ever need an excuse for pizza? GOOD pizza? Among the many choices we now have for DIY/custom pizza, you simply have to give 800... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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I am reading the most lovely compilation of stories right now and this quote was in it's prologue. I loved it. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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I absolutely love aquariums so I am excited to share this news with you and give away tickets -- visiting The Aquarium of the Pacific is the perfect Summer activity! August is your last chance to see more than a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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I'm gonna ask you all to indulge me in some vanity, guys. To celebrate America's independence this year, I decided I would wear a bathing suit. In public. Well, among friends in public. I've dropped some weight and I asked... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Ask a man which facial features he finds attractive in a woman and he is likely to mention defined cheekbones, full lips, and large, defined eyes. Most often, it's the eyes that attract attention... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. At every wedding you attend, you will have to answer the question: which gift should I give? To find the answer to this question, you should follow these tips: Buy From The Wedding... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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Disclosure/Disclaimer: I want to say right up front that this is not a sponsored post. I took this on purely because it's a tool I believe in and a cause I am passionate about. How do we reconcile the importance... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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In case you haven't heard, United Airlines has been having a pretty tough quarter. I wish I could tell you I was surprised to hear it. I was horrified, mind you, but not surprised. I have flown United fairly often... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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Friends, fellow foodies, locals, please consider joining me at MASTERS OF TASTE on Sunday, May 7. Perhaps you need a little nudge? A little reminder? Check out this recent post about how incredible (and delicious!) it is. If you would... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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If your memory is as good as mine (that's kind of a joke, my memory is terrible), you'll totally recall the time I went to the MASTERS OF TASTE event in Pasadena. It's essentially a luxury Super Bowl of amazing,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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It was time to do something drastic about my skin. Toward the end of last year, I started to notice flakiness on my cheeks and forehead. It was alarming. I must confess I've not always been super diligent about skincare.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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I heard this on TV last night and it resonated with me.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
No, I think this is exactly why you should be out in the world. ;)
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At the start of this year, I was - and still am - going through a lot of changes and it was time to make some changes in my diet. And much to my surprise, it's mostly felt really wonderful.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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I'll let you all in on something I've learned over the years - and it took a lot of 'em. NO is a great word; NO is not a negative word. It is, in fact, one of the most empowering... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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I was really fond of my 2016 mantra, "Alright, alright, alright," and plan to keep that in the back of my mind moving forward because that Matthew McConaughey was really onto something when he came up with that. Also, in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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I thought this was lovely. Think about it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL
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Big list this year! And what a year it was... Last year, this post opened with: "This list will absolutely not include anything uttered by Donald Trump." I think back to that time, a time when some of us did... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at CONFESSIONS OF A FAT GIRL