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Philly, I Might Have A Crush on You | Part I

I’m sitting her thinking about all of the reasons that I love to travel. Believe me, when I tell you that the list is really long. But, what I appreciate more than anything, is when my perception of a place I’ve never visited before, is totally crushed. Thank you Visit Philly for introducing me to the “City of Brotherly Love.” I’ve always been a fan of the east coast. I may be a sucker for…

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5 Beginner Tips on Eating Vegan

If there’s one thing I love about blogging, it’s my ability to openly share my life experiences with you guys. That’s why I originally started this whole blog life and it’s why I continue to do it eight years later. I’ve shared a lot of things here, but one thing I haven’t really written about are my eating habits. For the last year, I’ve been living the vegetarian life. This means I wasn’t eat red meat, poultry, or…

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5 Reasons You Need to Be at CatConLA

I will say this loud and proud. Yes, I am a bonafide proud cat lady. Ever since I was a little girl, cats have been a part of my life. My first fur baby was named Kitty and he was a beautiful Siamese. Today, I’m a proud cat mom to Kiki (14), Stinker (8), and Snow (1)—all rescues. I know you have a stereotypical image in your head of what cat people look and act like.…

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Swimwear Review Moxi Blu

As I’m writing this, it’s skorching hot here in Los Angeles. It’s the first official day of summer and all I can think about is lounging by the pool…or the beach. Whichever is closer. I chose the pool today and I decided to try out the new Moxi Blu Plus Size Swimwear line. They sent me a few styles to try out. Before I get started, you should know that Moxi Blu is sold on…

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Pool Party Essentials and Inspiration

You have the perfect swimsuit and those curves of yours are ready for that next pool party. But, you feel like something may be missing. How about some fun accessories? You guys know I’m all about accessorizing. And that goes for the pool too! I decided to hit up one of my favorite websites—Shopbop. As one of their partners I’m constantly browsing around. I pulled a bunch of fun pool party accessories just to inspire…

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5 Pieces of Car Shopping Advice

Sponsored by Kia. There’s just something about shopping for a new car that’s exciting, but also a little terrifying. Believe me, I know. I’m lucky, because I get to do a lot of blogger stuff with car brands, my inner car lover is always very happy about that by the way. Like the Kia Ride and Drive at Six Flags Magic Mountain recently. That was fun. But, being surrounded by new cars always gets me thinking about…

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Zelie For She ‘Dream and Destroy’ Collection

One of my faves, Zelie For She has collaborated with Dream & Destroy to create a brand new collection—Dream and Destroy. “With not many options in plus size fashion for street wear, I wanted to design a collection that isn’t just your basic graphics or sayings. I wanted to bring you a collection that has meaning and purpose behind it! I teamed up with Dream & Destroy (street wear for the conscious mind) and created…

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20 Plus Size Off-the-Shoulder Dresses

See…this is what happens when I go online. I’ve been feeling a little uninspired lately—it happens. Then I scroll across something that catches my attention and of course I have to share it with you. And this time it’s the off-the-shoulder dress. I know. My wallet feels it too. They’re kind of my favorite right now. Yes, you might need a strapless bra. And thanks to the amazing technology and engineering that is needed to hold…

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Giveaway Father’s Day with EO & Ulta Beauty (Closed)

Guys…Father’s Day is June 19th—are you ready? Let’s just all admit, that like the amazing moms in our lives, fathers should be celebrated and honored on the daily too! My dad and I have our own story, but at the end of the day I love this man beyond words. We all might have a different definition of what makes the best father out there, but we can all agree that love is a key…

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Curvy Girl Travels Let’s Take a Road Trip

I’ve been on so many road trips, I can’t even begin to count how many. In fact, I just returned from a special Mother’s Day weekend road trip with my mom (watch it here or at the end of this post). There are a million reasons I love this way of traveling. But, my favorite one is the freedom of it all. The ability to stop and go on my time table, change directions, and take in…

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Losing Friends and Gaining Perspective

It feels a little strange writing about something like this at my age. I thought I’d have most of this friend stuff figured out at this point. I guess I was wrong. I’m 39-years-old and it turns out I’m still being schooled about who is a “real” friend and who isn’t. When I think about fake friends, I have this flashback from when I was in high school. I had this group of girl friend’s…

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5 Spring Beauty Favorites

It’s time to chat spring beauty favorites guys! I’ve had a couple of these in my hands for a bit and haven’t had the chance to share them with you. So, that’s what’s on today’s blogging agenda. You know I have to let you know when there’s a product out there I love. I don’t like complicated, so I found that four of these products are clear and to the point. And the fifth one is just a beauty…

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Celebrating My Culture and Making Memories

Sponsored by Credit Karma Honoring and celebrating my heritage and culture is not something I take for granted. For those of you who don’t know, I am third generation Mexican American. My mom’s side of the family has roots in Tucson, Arizona and my dad’s side has them here in Southern California. I spent a lot of time in both places when I was growing up and there’s one thing they both have in common—honoring…

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Introducing Boutique+ from JCPenney

Sponsored by JCPenney. The struggle that is plus size fashion has been one that we are way too familiar with. I will admit that today, compared to when I first started blogging in 2010, we have a lot more clothing options. Yet, a lot of us are still feeling like we are left out. That’s why I’m am so happy to be able to share with you one of the latest plus size clothing launches from…