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Stigma + Miscarriage.

I read this post; the latest addition in the Potty Mouthed Mama stigma collection. I felt my breath catch in my throat. I read the comments posted by women after women sharing her own experiences and I knew, that I had to go THERE again, and...

Look at meeeee, I’m a freaking grown up.

{image via we heart it} It's been dawning on me lately {to steal from dearest Dorothy} that we ain't in Kansas anymore... And why, I hear you ask..? Excellent, well observed question, says I. Well it is because I think, it only just occurred to...

PG Pearl # 8 – Confidence is being who you are

Visit Recursively SpeakingThis wonderful post from Mrs Recursively just about sums it up for me. A funny and light post about a pretty big issue with a lot of us. Confidence. And how you stand for who you are. No questions. And I really...

PG Pearl #7 – Family is King

My parents have always been big advocates of family. I think it was ingrained in them. Dad being one of 11 children and Mum one of 6.Long before we came along Dad's family would get together every Sunday for lunch or dinner (it was a revolving...

Weirdos, Winners, Wackos and Me

{image from here}It's been a strange one. And that, my dears, is an understatement. Since I last tempted you with almost, but not quite, writing about my adventures of day to day job stuff it has been mighty weird around here. Just random, can...

Funny Haha & Funny Strange?

We have this saying in my family. Actually it is probably more of a question... And it is are they/is he/was it Funny Haha or Funny Strange. Is this self explanatory? Probably not. You ask when you want clarification as to whether something...

Croissant Related Injury & a Grammar Lesson

Saturday started well. At twelve am I was firmly planted on my the very awesome Ms J's lounge room floor. First, a bit about Ms J. She and I have been good friends for 10 years almost. And we've known each other most of our lives thanks to...

A Lesson About Relationships

The new post at my other blog, Parental Guidance Recommended, is up. It has been a while since I posted. But sitting her watching the Notebook with my teary eyed hubby reminded me of this little pearl of wisdom. Of love and the secret...

PG Pearl # 4 – You HAVE Results

Today's PG Pearl is one I have taken on lately inside of the training and development program I am doing. It has offered me piece of mind and a world of freedom around going out on a limb to achieve without concern for failing. You know,...

PG Pearl #3 – Only the Fortunate Mourn

I heard it explained once during a funeral service that only those who experience love ever have cause to mourn. That they are the blessed ones. The luckiest of people. I scoffed at the stupidity of it as I sniffled into a tissue. Fortunate to...

Performance or Persistent Complaint

Do you find yourself repeating the same mistakes, thinking the same things and even doing the same things over and over expecting a different result? Pretty sure there is a definition of craziness in there somewhere. Do you ever feel like you...

A Beginning of Only Nice Things

Welcome to the beginning of what I hope will be fun place, filled with lovely things, thoughts and images; without an ounce of significance or meaning added. It's my version of it all anyway. Who am I you may ask? I'm Melissa. I'm 26 years old,...

Googles ‘what are bats a sign of?’

Googles ‘what are bats a sign of?’

I'm starting to think I jinxed us all when I put up my 'today has been cancelled go back to bed sign'... Sorry about that. The wheels have fallen off, and it's one time too many for people out there. I wanted to acknowledge that before we got into it today. Without...

Five things that make your blog reader friendly

Five things that make your blog reader friendly

I read somewhere on Facebook this week that list posts are passé. Done. Over. It turns out that I didn't get the memo because I LOVE to write the darn things. List posts help me corral my thoughts and line them up in neat little rows for you all, which is virtually...

Investment Plus Size Coats for all the stylish winters

Investment Plus Size Coats for all the stylish winters

Buying a plus size coat isn’t something I do every year. But, when it comes to my wardrobe, an investment plus size coat is my go-to. I want something I can wear year after year, and I recommend that to you too. So, when you’re looking for a winter coat, take your...

Where to Buy a Plus Size Jacket Under $150

Where to Buy a Plus Size Jacket Under $150

I started the hunt for a plus-size jacket because Vanessa, who reads this blog, asked if I'd spotted anything on my travels. And I had, but none that suited her needs or that she hadn't already seen and put aside. So, on Facebook, I reached out to you guys, and you...

Are basics only stylish on thin women?

Are basics only stylish on thin women?

As I scrolled through the street style pictures from Australian Fashion Week and it got me thinking. And no, it wasn’t the lack of plus-size representation. I’ve talked about that before. Every damn year, I’m tired of waiting for this type of inclusion to catch up. What got me thinking was the actual street style fashion and how casual and laidback it was. Planned and executed, obviously, but think ill-fitting/oversized suits, denim and sneakers, flats and basic tees.

Classic Red Wine Sangria

Classic Red Wine Sangria

We’re throwing things way back here with a Classic Red Wine Sangria from the #sugerDRINKS eBook.  Yes, from 2017 and still available as a free download when you sign up for the Suger News. I received an email this week from a recent subscriber who was excited to get making some cocktails (same, what a week). And it reminded me, I haven’t done an update in a while. A long while.

Warm Up in a Knit Dress this Winter {she wore what}

Warm Up in a Knit Dress this Winter {she wore what}

You know the weather is getting chilly around here when I start wearing my knit dresses. As someone who hates feeling trapped in overly warm places, clothes or situations, I’ll only wear a knit dress when I KNOW it will be cold. And that I’ll definitely, without a doubt, need the warmth. It’s a whole thing. But I love this brief moment that my hometown turns on the winter, and we get to pretend all those winter clothes are actually useful to own.

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