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Marieke
Pacific NW
I work very hard at maintaining my interweb presence.
Interests: design, fashion, diy, movies, pork-chops, apple products, funny things, the interwebs, chubby babies
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We just did our taxes and found that we owe the equivalent to 4 months mortgage. Thus, we are now putting an axe on all non-essential spending. Goodbye Typepad account. Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2010 at Marieke Everywhere
Succotouille (succotash-ratatouille) For a few years I've been making a dish that I really love that has no 'official' name. I created the dish one day - possible out of boredom - possibly just trying to use up a bunch of random ingredients. It's mainly based on Zuchini, corn, and tomatoes - and reminds me of both a succotash and a ratatouille. Hence the name, Succotouille. It's my favorite warm veg dish and can be made in big batches and stored away as leftovers. As an added bonus, it's very low in Weight Watchers points so I can eat a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2010 at Marieke Everywhere
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Mar 15, 2010
This morning my husband and I met with our RE to go over our test results and talk about The Plan to get me pregnant. There were no surprises and we have a bit of work to do before we can move forward with ovulation induction, but I feel very encouraged. The Results: Normal HSG Normal Thyroid Normal Sperm Analysis Elevated Glucose Elevated 'bad' cholesterol The Plan: Loose 30 pounds Go back on Metformin (1500mg/day) Ovulation induction when I reach my goal weight How I am going to do it: 'Old Fashioned' Diet and Exercise Weight Watchers (I just signed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at Marieke Everywhere
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Because I have wide calves I often have problems keeping my knee socks up - resulting in a slow and inevitable downward creep whenever I walk. Although this can be quite fashionable in the proper context, it's not the look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at Our Style
Look For Less: Punk Chic by Miquette featuring Old Navy Items in this set: Forever21.com - Tops - Casual - 2072714085, $20 Old Navy Womens Plus Twist-Neck Tops, $20 Old Navy Womens Plus Distressed Boyfriend Cropped Jeans, $35 Christian Louboutin... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2010 at Our Style
Today is the first day of my self imposed shopping moratorium - and I'm already feeling the withdrawal. I just spent 15 minutes unsubscribing from all the promotional emails i get every day and deleting all the old ones from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2010 at Our Style
I have decided (somewhat compulsively) to go on a self-imposed shopping ban for 3 months. I CERTAINLY have enough clothes, shoes, bags, etc. In fact, I need to take a hard look at my closet and see if there is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Our Style
Look For Less: Grafiti Chic by Miquette featuring Old Navy tops Items in this set: Old Navy Womens Plus Watercolor-Print Tops, $17 Opal Crisscross Wedge Sandal, $295 LANINGA, $40 Loose Weaves Belt, $7.80 Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2010 at Our Style
Look for Less: Organic by John Patrick by Miquette Items in this set: Cuffed Boyfriend Blazer, $35 Shop Women's Clothing at Lands' End, $55 Vaneli Undine, $94 H&M JImmy Choo bag PENNY LEVI 727 PEWTER LEATHER E2870, 125 GBP Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at Our Style
Heart Breaker by Miquette Items in this set: Plus Size Sateen Zipper Jacket at Avenue.com and JessicaLondon.com, $45 Woman Clothing, Sizes 12W-24W at Talbots - Skirts, $110 eShakti - Women's clothes Size 0-26W and Custom, $60 Maison Martin Margiela Mesh... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2010 at Our Style
Look for Less: Sexy Shirt Dress by Miquette Items in this set: Old Navy Womens Plus Belted Stripe Shirt Dresses, $25 Cosabella - Lexy Thigh High (Black) - Apparel, $33 Suede pumps, $340 Organic by John Patrick Spring 2010 Ready-to-Wear... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2010 at Our Style
Look for Less: Slouchy Menswear by Miquette Items in this set: Crochet Thigh High, $28 Women's Blouses at Lands' End, $20 Women's Pants at Lands' End – More sizes, more styles., $40 Old Navy Womens Ribbon-Trim Ballet Flats, $20 Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2010 at Our Style
Look for Less: Dark and Flirty by Miquette Items in this set: Old Navy Womens Plus Watercolor-Print Tops, $17 Torrid.com - Plus sizes - Product Categories - Skirts, $34 CK By Calvin Klein Crochet Over Knee Socks, $10 PSD Detail... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2010 at Our Style
Look for Less: Dressed up and Down by Miquette Items in this set: Gap Classic Cami, $19 Woman Clothing, Sizes 12W-24W at Talbots - Jackets, $99 Jimmy Choo Private patent-leather sandals, $950 Loungewear | Lane Bryant, $40 PSD Detail |... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2010 at Our Style
Look for Less: Runway to Realway by Miquette featuring Old Navy dresses Items in this set: Women's Plus: Women's Plus Twist-Front Dresses - Blue Danube, $13 Women's Blouses at Lands' End, $50 Roos, $40 Hobo Bag, $200 Element - Icicle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at Our Style
Look for Less: Romance in denim by Miquette Items in this set: Plus Size Tops & Plus size T-Shirts at OneStopPlus.com, $30 Old Navy Womens Khaki Plus Size Double-Weave Blazers, $28 Plus Size Skirts at OneStopPlus.com, $35 Eucalyptus print by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at Our Style
Look for Less: For the Love of Colors by Miquette Items in this set: eShakti - Women's clothes Size 0-26W and Custom Size Clothes, $70 Old Navy Womens Plus Jersey-Lined Roll-Up Cargos, $9.99 Cynthia Vincent Murray, $230 Sequin Beaded Multi... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2010 at Our Style
Look For Less: Blue Shift Dress by Miquette Items in this set: Deepest Fathoms Dress, $190 Plus Size Freda Caged Peep Toe Sandal (Wide Width) at Avenue.com and..., $30 TEANA, $35 M·A·C Cosmetics | Love Lace |, $12 eShakti -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2010 at Our Style
Look For Less: Yellow Dress by Miquette Items in this set: All Seasons Shirtdress - Anthropologie.com, $98 Ruffle Front Smocked Back Cardigan, $22 eShakti - Women's clothes Size 0-26W and Custom Size, $50 Franco Sarto Villain, $125 Patent Handbag, $80 Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2010 at Our Style
Look For Less: Inspired by Anthropologie Dress by Miquette Items in this set: eShakti - Women's clothes Size 0-26W and Custom Size Clothes, $50 Women’s Plus Size New Arrivals: Plus Size Tops, Plus Size Jeans, Plus..., $35 More Tassel Less... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2010 at Our Style
Now and Later by Miquette Items in this set: Knitted Shawl Collar Cardigan, $50 Dolman Sleeve Shrug, $25 eShakti - Women's clothes Size 0-26W and Custom Size Clothes, $45 eShakti - Women's clothes Size 0-26W and Custom, $23 Frye Campus... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at Our Style
Structure by Miquette featuring Marc by Marc Jacobs bags Items in this set: Plus Size Clothing | Plus Sizes for Full Figured Women – Ashley..., $34 London Diva Button Up Coat, Plus Size Clothing, Club Wear, Dresses,..., $58 Shop Plus... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at Our Style
From Ready to be a mom, Fertility Madlibs: Your First Visit to the Reproductive Endocrinologist Your first visit to a Fertility Specialist, also known as a Reproductive Endocrinologist (RE), can be [annoying] (1: An emotion). But don't worry! Your RE can be your first step in finding both the cause of and solution to your infertility. Infertility problems can make you feel [silly] (2: An emotion) or [hopeful] (3: An emotion), however a good RE will take time to address these feelings. The RE may then do an examination of your [nostril] (4: Body part) visually or by using an... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2010 at Marieke Everywhere
Love is in the air by Miquette featuring Marc by Marc Jacobs shoes Items in this set: eShakti - Women's clothes Size 0-26W and Custom Size Clothes, $45 Plus Size Sexy Black Slim Vest, Plus Size Clothing, Club Wear,..., $28... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2010 at Our Style