Style, Sri Lanka & Smooshy Cats: Link Love 26.12.2014

Happy Holidays, darling! How was your week? I went to Black Creek Pioneer Village with my dear friends Sherri, Marisa and Lin, spent Christmas Eve in an outdoor hot tub at Kalahari, and rocked a fatkini.

What to read this weekend:

♥ At Black Creek I tried candied orange peels, and loved them! I want to try to make these chocolate covered ones.

♥ I'm kind of in love with these earrings made from usable tubes of lipstick. 

♥  Riding the rails in Sri Lanka sounds magical.

The Curvy Fashionista's leather and florals look is fierce. 

The 40 most groundbreaking albums of all time, according to Rolling Stone. What do you think? I'm disappointed by the lack of female artists represented.

♥ What do you think of Fashionista's 20 most stylish women of 2014? I'm frustrated (but not surprised) by the lack of plus size or disabled fashionistas. But Lupita and Kiernan are seriously on point!

Smooshy cats!!

Best things to buy at after-Christmas sales.

The 28 best books by women in 2014

Enjoy your weekend! 

Image source: FatIsNotaBadWord.com

Cheese, Chocolate & The Underpants Rule: Link Love 12.12.2014

Hello, gorgeous! What did you do this week? I listened to The Carpenters on repeat, painted my nails electric blue and wrote about why we should treat our friends and ourselves how we treat Santa (read: we all deserve respect and cookies!).

What to read this weekend:

How to make homemade chocolate bars. Who wouldn't love to receive these as a holiday treat?!

I really appreciated Ragen Chastain's post on fat people and disabilities.
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf
People of different sizes and dis/abilities exist and it doesn’t matter why. To me it is far more important to create a world that accommodates as many people as possible, not try to pit us against each other, or justify lack of accommodation as something that is for “our own good.” - See more at: http://www.moreofmetolove.com/blogs/entry/my-psychic-commenter-fat-people-and-disabilities/#sthash.TnbXurgA.dpuf

Cheese and chocolate pairings. These look sooooo good!

♥ I liked this interview with Demi Lovato for BP (Bipolar) Magazine.  
“It has become my personal mission to share with others that there is life on the other side of the dark times, and that they are not alone".
♥ Do you live by the Underpants Rule?

This drink looks delicious.

Kinda related: The ultimate Law and Order SVU drinking game!

♥ These curvy brides make me want to get married ASAP. Now to find the lucky bride or groom! ;)

♥ One more from Buzzfeed: Check out these badass women!

♥ Lastly: look at my cat in her Christmas dress!

As always, for even more fun and informative links, you can follow me on Pinterest and Twitter

I love you!

Image: Jayne Mansfield decorating a Christmas tree

Let's Love Fat People Like We Love Santa

What's the difference between the average American and Santa Claus? Not waist size. It's the way they're percieved by society.

Santa, is a 'jolly fat man'. Sure, jokes are made at his expense ('Hey Santa, do you really need to eat a cookie at every kid's house?'. 'Couldn't you leave the sleigh at home and walk? LOL!!!1!'), but he's generally adored. 

The average American wears plus size pants too-- and is ridiculed and downright oppressed for that. 

Unless you're Santa, if you're fat, you'll be glared at every time you reach for a cookie. If you're not walking with a big bag of gifts (or something equally heavy) over your shoulder, you'll be criticized for being a lazy slob. You won't have a bright red specially- made outfit to wear. You'll go store to store and try on ugly, over-priced, poor quality clothing and feel like a failure whenever you can't zip or button them.

And when Christmas comes around, instead of cookies and milk and hugs from children, you'll get unsolicited diet tips and a winter coat that makes you look like a blob.

This holiday season, let's be like Santa: Let's judge people as being naughty or nice, not fat or thin.

Feminist Art, Lil BUB & 2014's Best Books: Link Love 5.12.2014


Happy first Friday of December! How was your week? I went to Toronto's One of a Kind Christmas Show, had to lots of doctors' appointments (spoonie life, y'all!) and continued making holiday plans.

This week's required reading:

“[I’ve been] every size on the planet. I have experience dressing me as a 6, a 12 and more. And when you go above a size 12, you don’t lose your love of fashion.”

Peppermint mocha cookies! These look so Christmas-y and delicious.



Lil BUB and Spooky. Sooooo cute! 




As always, for even more fun and informative links, you can follow me on Pinterest and Twitter

Enjoy your weekend. And stay cozy! 

Christmas Cookies, Clothing Sizes & Must-Read Books: Link Love 28.11.2014

Hello, gorgeous! What did you do this week? Did you celebrate (American) Thanksgiving? I had a pretty rough week, but I'm hanging in there, thanks to my mom's unyielding support, numerous strong cups of peppermint tea and a lot of deep breathing.

On to this week's reading list:

What is "plus size" anyway?". Bitch Magazine sheds some light on clothing sizes and the controversy surrounding Calvin Klein's new size 10 model.

11 Scandinavian Christmas cookie recipes, from Midwest Living.

What to do when things suck. Danielle LaPorte gives great advice!


25 books every girl should read before she's 25. I'd add Gone With the Wind and The Hunger Games. You?


♥ This post from The Militant Baker is so powerful: Fat Girls Find Love Too.

As always, for even more fun and informative links, you can follow me on Pinterest and Twitter!

Have a wonderful weekend!
 
 
 
 
 

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