It’s a Curves and Chaos Birthday Celebration! (Closed)

Guess what? It’s time to celebrate Curves and Chaos’ 4th birthday! You may have noticed a few Instagram giveaways this past weekend. I just want to shower you with gifts. Yes, it’s a Curves and Chaos birthday (blog) party! Woohoo! If you can’t tell, I’m really super excited, because you guys have been amazing. All of the support and love you have shown me during the past four years has been beyond anything I could ever imagine. 

Photo credit: Will Clayton/Flickr
Photo credit: Will Clayton/Flickr

Over the past four years, Curves and Chaos have brought me so many amazing opportunities that I can’t even begin to explain how blessed I am to be able to do what I love. I started this blog as a way to share my passion for shopping and the hope that I can give the plus size woman the fashion options she deserved. Like me, this space has changed and evolved. And today I write about what I love and what I think you should know about in the world of fashion, beauty, and in life. It’s my space and I am so happy to have you here—reading, commenting, and hopefully learning. Once again…thank you from the bottom of my heart. And as a thank you, I put together a special giveaway for you!

One lucky winner will receive the following:

  • $50 Zelie For She gift card—Zelie for She is an amazing and one-of-a-kind fashion line created by Elann Zelie. She’s a designer (and my buddy) who is passionate about dressing a woman’s curves. She is currently working on another collection and you’ll be able to use this gift card for one of her new pieces! Lucky!
  • L’Oreal Paris gift bag—L’Oreal is providing a gift bag filled with some of their latest beauty products. I’ve seen them and I have a feeling you’re going to love products like Extraordinaire by Colour Riche®, Advanced Hairstyle, and the 1-2-3 Extraordinaire Gel-Lacque Kit—to name a few.
  • $50 gift card
  • $25 gift card

Yes, I know I’ve been hosting a lot of giveaways lately. Don’t you just love getting free stuff? By the way, that’s not changing any time soon. I hope that’s OK with you guys. You’re welcome my loves! Make sure you enter to win below. Good luck!

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  • Helena

    My favorite inspirational quote? It’s more a saying…”Pa’ lante y con fe” ….Move forward with faith 🙂

  • lifeskit

    My fave quote is from the bible, “He will never leave you nor forsake you”

  • Nichole

    “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” Mae West

  • Sarah Destrehan

    Happy blog birthday!


      Thank you @sarahdestrehan:disqus!!

  • Constance Jordan

    Maya Angelou: ‘Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.’

  • grownandcurvywoman

    My favorite quote is “where there is a will, there is a way”

  • Colleen Boudreau

    Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
    – Helen Keller

  • Tayler Carpenter

    “You’ll never be as young as your are right now again”. Puts life in perspective!

  • Keri Marcouillier

    Hooray! Congrats on 4 blog years and congrats to whomever wins!

  • AmandaSakovitz

    Dont ever let anyone take away your smile.

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    I have many fave inspirational quotes, but I keep this one on my mirror ~
    Always remember
    you are BRAVER than you believe
    STRONGER than you seem
    SMARTER than you think
    & twice as BEAUTIFUL as you’d ever imagined…

  • Erika926

    Here’s my favorite…“Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
    I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
    But when I start to tell them,
    They think I’m telling lies.
    I say,
    It’s in the reach of my arms
    The span of my hips,
    The stride of my step,
    The curl of my lips.
    I’m a woman
    Phenomenal woman,
    That’s me.” by Maya Angelou

  • mz neha

    Smiling is the best medcine

  • Tina Renee Barker

    My favorite quote is from Gandhi – “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”.

  • meredith

    The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday

  • carogonza

    Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
    — Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A. A. Milne

  • WOOHOO! Congrats on 4 yrs of blogging… da bomb! LOL <3

  • Tara

    Try to be like the turtle – at ease in your own shell.
    Bill Copeland

  • susanoh72

    Very excited about this giveaway. And want to say congratulations on 4 years! Way to go!

  • Dorinda

    “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”#MarilynMonroe

  • “Wanting something intensely is the motivating power that produces good luck.” — Bernard Gittelson

  • Stephanie Ann

    my favorite quote of all time is – Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. – Plato

  • Natalia Carter

    A Life Lived in Fear Is a Life half Lived

  • Thomas Murphy

    Do or do not. There is no try. -Yoda

  • AshleyTucker

    Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
    Mother Teresa

  • mrsericgomez

    Happy Blog Birthday! One of my favorite quotes is: “It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.” — Madeleine Albright

  • Inga

    If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything.

  • Happy blog birthday! I assume I can’t enter the giveaway from Switzerland, but here’s my favorite quote: life is uncertain, eat dessert first.

  • zoehunter

    My fave is : The truest eloquence is that which holds us too mute for applause – sir thomas lytton 🙂

  • Celeste

    Don’t put off for tomorrow what you can do today.

  • StefanieArocha

    Keep on Keeping on. Its helped me get through my journey SEVERAL times. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  • susie carranza

    ooh…i have SO many favorite quotes! 🙂 one i really love is:
    “You create your thoughts, your thoughts create your intentions, and your intentions create your reality.” Dr. Wayne Dyer

  • Lana Dillon

    One inspirational quote I love is You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.

  • LilyBiscuit

    Actions speak louder than words 🙂

  • Ninfa Mariel

    finally found the contest 😀

  • quitecontrary1977

    Congratulations on a victorious 4 years! A quote: “You don’t have to do it better; you just have to do it longer.” That really applies to blogging!

  • Your blog is amazing, honey, x

  • Nikki

    Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’! – Audrey Hepburn

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • Rayray Cartucci

    HAPPY 4 YEAR Bloggy Birthday with sprinkles on top!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Favorite quote…..don’t sweat the small stuff and it’s all small stuff. My grandfather had a similar saying but he used curse words so I will just stick with this quote for now. 🙂 Wishing you many happy bloggy years ahead of ya!

  • Carla S

    My favorite quote is “This too shall pass.”

  • rickel bart

    fail better next time–Samuel Beckett

  • Heather Dawn

    Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
    “Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland

  • Shanna

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.

  • Heather Garcia

    One day at a time!

  • Sara Wagner

    This is my favorite quote: “I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” -Anais Nin

  • agordon10

    Don’t think about it, do it.

  • Stephanie Kiggins

    `A`ohe lokomaika`i i nele i ke pâna`i. It means No kind deed has ever lacked reward!

  • Halation2 .

    Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
    Abraham Lincoln

  • Danielle Sweetie Hall

    be your own kind of beautiful

  • markathy

    Laughter is the best medicine

  • paigechandler

    When someone shoes you who they are…belive them.

  • Love3570

    We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.

  • starr_greenwell

    I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me.

  • Julia Barnes

    “There’s no crying in baseball!” from A League of Their Own. It’s a reminder that you can be strong even when you are losing.

  • Joyce Ackley

    Every single day, do something that makes your heart sing. (Marcia Wieber)

  • digitalvampire

    Be the change you wish to see in the world. ~Ghandi

  • rosannepm

    Mother Teresa “How can you say there are too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers”

  • Lily

    “Do one thing every day that scares you.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Hurdler4eva

    The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker

  • mercyWraith

    lies told with cruel intent beat al the lies you could invent.

  • Zenetta Smith

    My favorite quote is: Not only did I rock the boat, I watched it sink.

  • Brittney House

    “Change your thoughts, and you change the world”

  • ispossibly

    Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.

  • Claire

    “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” from Anthem by Leonard Cohen. A fine reminder that there’s nothing wrong with having imperfections!

  • Kimberly Deallovingrandma Stcl

    If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” ― Winnie the Pooh

  • msrodeobrat

    Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
    I find this verse very inspirational.
    Kim on rafflecopter

  • Diana S

    “you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”
    ― Stephen King

  • Tarah

    Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the
    candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


    “Question everything.”

  • Christine

    You must be the change you wish to see in the world

  • Carly Daring

    Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, its learning to dance in the rain. I love that, because we have to learn through the trials.

  • Savannah Green

    “A wise man can learn much from a fool”

  • sexybrat

    If your life were a movie, would anyone want to see it?

  • Darlene Carbajal

    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.
    -Helen Keller

  • kibbyster

    mine is from my old boss. if you do what youve always done youll get what youve always gotten.
    gabbflabber at

  • Paula Michele

    When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. – Cherokee expression

  • Amanda Holbrook

    “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

  • Kim Ripley

    Carpe Diem! Seize the day!! You never know how long you’ve got on this planet so you have to make the most of your days here.

  • jessica e

    If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.- milton berle

  • amber porter

    Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.

  • liz l

    “The scar had not pained Harry for nineteen years. All was well.”

  • Karen Drake

    ” We can do no great things, only small things with great love ” – Mother Theresa

  • jules mcnubbin

    live every day as though it were your last

  • Jaime Cummings

    Fav self-empowerment quote: “If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
    ― Theodore Roosevelt

  • Erica Carnes

    Treat others how you want to be treated.

  • Melanie Comello

    “Doubt is a disease,
    it infects the mind
    creating a mistrust of people’s motives and ones own perceptions.
    Doubt has the ability to call into question everything you’ve ever believed about someone
    and reinforce the darkest suspicions of our inner circles.” I use this to remind myself, that sometimes you have to have faith in people and let go of your doubts.

  • WWillows6

    My favorite quote is All your dreams can come true if you have the courage to pursue them – Walt Disney.

    Lisa Garner

  • jill190

    “you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” by stephen king

  • Rebecca Lock

    If God is leading, you do not need to push.

  • Leah B

    Don’t compare your behind the scenes footage to someone else’s highlight reel.

  • Jennifer Harriman

    not sure who said it but “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

  • Lorina Padgett

    Change your thoughts and you’ll change your world.

  • Sky Evans

    I love John 3:16 the most!

  • Karrie Millheim

    the Glass is always half full

  • Tabathia

    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. Albert Einstein

  • Katie Sweeps

    Don’t give a damn about what you think other people think about you.

  • Samantha Mauk

    E.E. Cummings — ‘It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

  • @smilejoylove

    “Be the best you that you can be”

  • Kelly Britton

    While I was watching my mother with terminal cancer sleep one night, I heard some on the television say, “Those things that cannot be remedied, must be endured.” It’s been a quote that I’ve lived by ever since. Thru losing my mother, my father and in 2010, my husband. I don’t know the movie I was watching, all I remember was the quote and that it was a black and white movie.

  • Lisa Pecora

    It’s from a song but I like, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end.”

  • Thalia

    Love,laugh, love

  • traymona

    Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon

  • nicole01

    It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
    Aristotle Onassis

    Nicole Carter

  • Krysta S

    “Live the life you love, Love the life you live”

  • susansmoaks

    if you can’t change the situation, change the way you look at it. i am tony l smoaks on rafflecopter.

  • melanied

    Some succeed because they are destined to, but most succeed because they are determined to.
    Melanie Montgomery

  • kathy pease

    Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.



  • happiegolucky

    Well Happy Happy Blog Birthday sweetheart !!

    This quote fits you nicely !
    Action is the foundation key to all success

    You my dear have taken tons of action I wish you and your blog tons of success

  • Mihaela Day

    All is fair in love and war 🙂

  • Cutting people out of my life doesn’t mean I hate them, it simply means I respect me. – The quote empowers me to stand up for myself (something I have never been very good at).

  • Zadry Ferrer-Geddes

    “Be yourself, Everyone else is already taken” -Oscar Wilde.

    Happy Blogeaños! xoxo

  • Christina Yang

    “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Shawn

    whom you will, but never yourself.

  • Natalie yeoman

    believe in yourself

  • Elizabeth

    “If you and another person exchange two items, you each still have one. If you and that same person exchange an idea, then you each have two.”

  • CandieL

    “Dream as if you will live forever. Live as if you will die today” (roughly paraphrased) James Dean

  • Misha Estrada

    Cowards die many times before their deaths;
    The valiant never taste of death but once.

    Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar

  • s riches

    If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.Voltaire (1694 – 1778)

  • allison.bahr

    Dr Seuss- Dont cry because its over, smile because it happened.

  • amanda whitley

    simple but sweet… carpe diem

  • tinareynolds

    🙂 Congrats on four years! 🙂

  • Vikki Billings

    It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis

  • californiapoppy

    My favorite ispirational quote is ” Don’t be afraid to ask, all they can do is say NO, you have nothing to lose and the Gain is worth the ask”

  • Lily

    Nothing is impossible, the word itself says ‘I’m possible’!- Audrey Hepburn

  • amy deeter

    If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.

  • Charlene Kuser

    My favorite quote is “The last place we tend to look for healing is within ourselves.” – Wayne Muller.

  • Kendra

    John 3:16, and many bible verses…

  • heather c

    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.

  • Buddy Garrett

    Tomorrow is a new day.

  • brmetcalf

    Mind is “Life is not measured by the breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away”

  • Taylor Booth

    Live life to the fullest.

  • Joy Q

    Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.

    ~ Maria Robinson

  • Laurie Emerson

    My favorite inspirational quote is “nothing is impossible if you believe in yourself”

  • trisha mckee

    Not all that wander are lost.

  • Ashley Nichole Busse

    To thine own self be true 🙂

  • gkran

    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (Gianna)