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Pollen jock

If you have been following this blog, following my posts on twitter, or even see something on instagram, you know I have a serious issue with allergies.  Typically, I can get past my birthday before the allergy madness starts, but not this year.  

I live in the south and that means I live in an area that doesn't necessarily have seasons.  I mean, we have calendar seasons, but when the sun decides it wants to heat my side of the planet to 80 some degrees in the Winter, then that is exactly what is going to happen.  

Let me introduce you to why I currently am having difficulty breathing.  In the photo below, you will see what is supposed to be a beautiful tree blooming in the next couple of months.  Oh no, this madness is blooming now and has been looking like this for about a week.  Some of the other trees in my neighborhood are already green.  I cannot take it!  


However, come Friday, I will hopefully have a better understanding of what exactly are my triggers.  Yep, going back to th…

Box of soap

Disclaimer:  This post has absolutely nothing to do with my plus size life.  This is all about stuff I'm seeing that is getting on my nerves! 
I'll be the first to admit that I don't have the greatest grasp on the English language.  I know the basics to do some technical writing at work, handle some conversations at work, write this blog, and hold a conversation with some great people.  But I have to admit, there are just some things I cannot stand and I'll only talk about a couple of them right now.  
Bae Yall, what is this?!  At the beginning of the month, I used it in a post on my Instagram and had to ask someone how to spell it.  In fact, I just went back to the post to make sure I was spelling it write for this blog post!  If you are using it instead of saying babe, really?  It's the same amount of syllables.  Ok, it was cute when we were having fun about #saltbae, but now it's just out of control.  And here lately, some of the things I've seen have just …

Work it out!

It's that time of year where we start seeing the getting ready for my beach body posts on social media.  I'm not knocking anyone working out for their specific reasons.  However, I would love to see more of us posting about other reasons for working out.  

I'm not even cute before, during, or after my workout.  In other words, you will probably never see a photo of me pre, during, or post workout.  On the other hand, you might.  My confidence is growing each day.  But here is why I workout...

I could care less about having a beach body.  I have several bathing suits and I rock them with pride.  I realize I'm a big girl and I'm comfortable with that.  It's not my fault there are a lot of people who are not comfortable with that fact.  But as for me, I'm cool.  
I'm working out because I want to be healthy.  So far, I've been blessed to not have diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease - all of which run pretty deep in my family.  I didn't wan…

How do you want it?!

I love my hair.  It's natural and it's been like that for five years next month.  I did the big chop six months later and it's already grown back.  Now, if I can just stop getting it cut, that would be awesome, but I digress.

I love my hair.  It gets on my nerves some days because it doesn't always cooperate, but we're cool with each other.  The thing is, I'm also highly protective of my hair because it works for me.  On the other hand, I'm fully aware that everyone doesn't understand the love that I have for my hair.  

Here goes the story - Friday we were going out to lunch at work.  A few of us were enjoying celebrating a birthday and our conversations started by walking in pairs.  So, I started walking with my newest coworker and we started talking about my hair.  All week I had worn a twist out and then Friday, I decided to wear the puff!  I had washed my hair and needed something quick to get me to the office.  then my coworker says something to me …

Terrible twos

I took this hiatus because I was sick.  It was only supposed to last for a week, starting February 6 .  A chance to catch up on blogs while taking a break from my own.  Well, that was two weeks ago and this is the first post I've written since then.  A lot has happened in the past two weeks and instead of boring you with a few posts about the weeks that was, I figured a maybe not so condensed post might be more fun.  

Let's just start from the beginning.  I was sick.  OMG, I was sick.  It wasn't the flu, but I definitely was sick.  When I went to the doctor, she even was shocked that I was breathing so well because of how swollen everything was.  I have a nebulizer and I was using it religiously.  So, I missed two days of work, and went back on Wednesday.  That Thursday, I feel like I took a trip around the northern part of my state because I had three future job sites to visit.  That was fun, but it made for a long, medicated day.  However, during the long ride (because I …

It wasn't to my Benefit

Today, I had to do something I haven't had to do in a long time - take a product back to Ulta because it didn't work out for me!  Oh-Em-GEEEEE!!!!!!  Ok, maybe not that dramatic, but it was sort of a bummer because I really wanted this product to work for me the way it seemed to work for the young lady in the store who helped me the day I was looking at making a purchase.  

When it comes to eyeliner, I like to keep it simple - give me the marker or pen.  Yes, I'm that weird one that cannot stand the thought of a pencil coming towards her eye.  Quite frankly, I'm a fan of the felt tip eyeliner.  It just gives me all types of life!!!!  For the past few weeks, I haven't been able to find the felt tip that I wanted so I decided to try something else...and that brings us to the review I'm getting ready to do.  

Last weekend at Ulta (after the nice woman had looked in the stock room to see if they had the item I was looking for), I was pointed into the direction of an …