Wednesday, December 11, 2013

SSBBW OOTD: New Fave Jeans

I have gained quite a bit of weight recently and none of my current jeans fit. I always had a problem with Torrid jeans fitting at all(even when I was 100lbs less) and Lane Bryant jeans never fit correctly. One place I used to LOVE was Fashion Bug but since they closed, I felt like I had no options for jeans. Until I decided to check the website and saw a pair of jeans I thought I would take a chance on considering that there are no local Avenue stores near me. Let me tell you, I LOVE these jeans!! I only ordered one pair to try them out but more will be ordered VERY soon! Here is the link to the jeans for anyone who may be interested in trying them out. I ordered the 32WP and they fit me very comfortably.
Avenue Extended Plus Size Jeans

Monday, December 9, 2013

Winter Clothing Sale

Lot's of items NEW, others are well taken care of gently used items. New with tags Fashion Bug jeans in size 30 and 32 as well as lot's of 3X items. Check it out! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Weekend with my Bestie!

My childhood best friend came out to visit me last weekend and even though I I foot surgery twice before, we decided to make a fun time out of it! Here are a few photo's from his trip!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

BBW Bash Weekend

I recently went to the New Jersey fall BBW bash in Edison, NJ and had a fun time! It was my first time attending the New Jersey BBW bash and to was great to see some old friends and meet some new ones. To anyone I saw but didn't say hi to, I apologize, I am just shy so if you see me at another event, please come up and say hello! I got this dress at Torrid quite a few years ago but have not had a place to wear it more than once... until now! I LOVE IT!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

I recently saw this recipe on facebook (
 and knew I must try it... so last night I stopped at the grocery store, picked up the ingredients and tried it out for myself. I did change the recipe slightly, using all low-fat(diet) ingredients. Just because I don't mind being big does not mean that everyone who eats my cooking should be large as well lol. It did taste fantastic and my boyfriend did not even notice that I used diet ingredients. In fact, if I had used all regular ingredients, this recipe may have been too sweet for my taste.
I did only wait 30 minutes for the filling to firm up which left it with a softer consistency for my initial photo... this morning however I did re-take my photo and the filling was the consistency it should be. Last night however, it did taste just as fantastic as it did this AM, just a little more pudding-like. You could also leave out the graham cracker crust if you like, I mentioned to my boyfriend that next time I would leave out the crust and he said no, that he liked the crust. lol. I just never eat the crust on anything(bread, pie...).
Here are my photographs featuring my version:)

For the crust
1 sleeve graham crackers (about 9 crackers)
½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
For the filling
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 1-ounce package cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping, plus extra for garnish if desired

Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse the crackers into fine crumbs.
Add the melted butter, sugar and brown sugar and pulse until combined.
Spoon the crumbs into individual 9-ounce plastic cups (or other individual sized cups for serving). Place in the refrigerator to set while you are preparing the filling.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until light and creamy.
Add the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and pudding mix and beat until completely mixed, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure that all ingredients are well combined.
Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix again until well combined.
Change your stand mixture attachment to the wire whisk. On slow speed, fold in the tub of Cool Whip until well combined.
Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for about an hour to firm up.
Using a large pastry bag with a large tip, or a spoon, top the graham cracker crust in each cup with the pumpkin mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Beautiful Day

Sitting outside on my front porch with my dog and it was such a beautiful day that I just had to take a small video for you. This country living thing has been GREAT so far!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Date Night Peplum

I went on a date Friday evening and managed to get a few snaps of my dress for the evening. We went to The Melting Pot in Harrisburg, PA and had a fabulous time. I truly love fondue and plan on going there a lot more often then I have been. Here are a few photo's and a small video to go with it:)

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Hi from Honolulu

My first stop on my 15 night Hawaiian cruise was in Honolulu. We took a city tour and stopped at the Pearl Harbor Memorial with Roberts Hawaii tours and it was fantastic.. from the views to the tour guide, they definitely get an A+. I decided to wear a dress that I picked up last year at Lane Bryant and I put my hair up in a bun for an easy, quick do.