Curvy Women:

Let’s play dress up!

Let’s use that site we all love to be on for hours to our advantage, Pinterest.
I want to see if you can find an outfit on there with a style you just love!  I don’t care if it’s for day, night, or evening attire for gala.
Dress down or dress up but find the best outfit for your body type.
I really want you to be honest with yourselves.  We can be curvy all we want but we still have mirrors ladies.  We know what looks good and what feels right on our bodies.  Not what feels right for others but what feel right for us.  I do have to admit there are some things that make me feel uncomfortable that are personal. These I will not negotiate like my arms that keep flapping even after I stopped waving, so three quarter sleeves or long sleeves for me.  Then, there is the Capri and no shorter just don’t like the feel of that extra skin getting caught and having to pull down my shorts every five seconds.  Final one is too tight, I was a curvy girl all my life so as a young pre-teen and teen all things were tight because they really did not make plus sizes for girls and if you wanted anything well it looked like old ladies.  I had a decent shape back then in the 70’s too.  I am actually 28 pounds light then back then but it is like I am in a different world all together.  I just have to keep in mind now that I don’t have to hide with too loose, that I am not that same person anymore and times have changed.  So, find your outfit and start putting it together then...  Copy and paste your choice from Pinterest and a photo of the one you are wearing.  Let’s see how close you could get and what all you came up with.  Don’t you love playing dress up? 
Send them to me:
We will post all that come our way.  Let’s say two weeks that should give us plenty of time right?
Monday, May 19, 2014
Here’s my Pinterest Pick:

Here are some of the fun picks that I saw:


HER DESERT TREASURE                                LARIE BRANNICK
Posted:  May 5, 2014

Her Desert Treasure by Larie Brannick Inheriting her grandfather’s ranch is the perfect opportunity for Meg Reynolds to begin again. The land is her only chance to hold onto the last bit of family she had. But Jake Matthews has other plans. He says her grandfather wanted a horse refuge on the land, and despite the heat blazing between them, Jake will do whatever it takes to get what he wants.

What Jake realizes he wants is Meg, but someone’s threatening her and seems willing to kill her for her land. Meg doesn’t know who she can trust. When she’s kidnapped, it’s up to Jake to help rescue her before he loses the chance to tell her that he cares more for her than the land that stands between them…

    Meg Reynolds has returned to Colorado from California due to her grandpa’s passing.  Her grandparents had taken her in when her parents had passed which if she had to be anywhere that’s the place she wanted to be.
     You see up until that point Meg only got to go there on holidays and summer break.  Then Meg made the worst mistake of her life and one of the ones that it was done she thought she could never go back home out of shame.  Especially, since her grandparents, friends, and foes tried to tell her about Troy and his controlling ways.
     Once she got away from him she still felt like she couldn’t go home especially after her grandma passed and she left him.  She got a great job working for her girlfriend since teaching jobs dried up.  When she got word her dear sweet grandpa passed she knew she waited to long to come home.
     On her first day back home she neets handsome, sexy, and muscled Dr. Jake Matthews.  The towns veternarian.  He has only been in town two years but seems to be very well liked.  The first encounter Meg has with him is when she catches him on her land filming wild horses.  Comes to find out her grandpa, John Clark, gave him permission for him to be there anytime.  He and her grandpa were pretty good friends.  Made her kinda jeolous. 
     At first she thought he might be the person trying to get the land.  He says he isn’t, when she gives the name of who filed the papers.  They find they are both instantly attracted to each other, highly unusaual for both of them.  She asks him to leave for she says she is tired and he agrees and says he will lock the gate but besides him she also feels like she is being watched by someone else and it is not the first time either.  The next day brings new and exciting happenings. 
     Their chemistry, surroundings, and awareness that Jake and Meg have is off the charts.  They both find themselves trying to find ways to be aroud each other.  When Jake becomes to intense at times she gets shaken up for it reminds her of Troy, she does tell him to slow down and back it up.  That’s when he realizes she’s been really hurt before and does as she ask.  Never trying to crowd her.  She knows that  there are old tapes are hard to remove.  Not afraid to voice their insecurities. 
     That is what I like most about this book.  Even though the romance was quick it was not unheard of.  I just like the level of communication when her fears surfaced and wasn’t going to let Jake do what Troy did.  The empowerment she had.  They worked as a team to put to rest each of their past hurts and fears.  There were funny parts, erotic parts, suspenceful parts, and tense parts.  All coming together to make a good read.  I give this 5 stars.  Provided by netgalley.

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Thigh Gap???

     How many mothers have heard of this new thing called Thigh Gap?  I had never heard of it but I do remember it from when I grew up in the seventies.  No one was doing a diet though that is for sure or exercise for it.  I remember thinking all the thin, pretty, and popular girls seemed to have it.
     Now however it has become a dangerous addictive thing young women are doing to themselves and it is disfiguring to them physically and mentally.  So, when I look at it that way you know what being curvy most of my life wasn’t so bad after all.  I was not a yo-yo type of person with my weight I was just plane old curvy.  I danced most of my life and still I was heavy.  I could never win in others eyes. 
     I remember my grandmother who was no taller than 4’9” maybe and thought we were all to big and was always putting us all on a diet.  Never taking into consideration we were kids still having baby fat and all taller than her by a mile.  And here she was slipping us water pills and laxatives.  God rest her soul.  I was peeing green and couldn’t figure it out and thought I was dying.  It was the damn water pills, not funny people.  Until I told my mom, no wonder I am crazy now, LOL.
I have to really watch how I talk about myself.  I just never know when my daughter or granddaughter are around to hear me use disparaging words against myself about my clothes not fitting right, my hair, my body, my looks, whatever, etc…
     I have to try to find a balance to keep my daughter active in dance for her own good in order to not allow her to put on too much weight like I did.  Unfortunately she has her dad and I as her parents and we both carried and still carry extra weight.  Dancing can at least help her maintain a healthy weight and still be fit.  Right now she is injured and I worry she will not want to go back after PT and her big vacation to Australia in July.  You know how it is when you were 13 and think you know what is best for you.  That is where I have to be the mom and fight for her.  I have told her she can hate me and I will send to counseling for it but once she gets the okay she is going back. She says yes now but we will see.  I remember at this age is where I refused to go back to dance when I got made but I was in a single family household and I got away with it.  New time, new sheriff, I know the end results that is when I started packing on the weight.
     Now that I have lost a whole person in body weight I just know what that feels like and the after affects and I don’t want her to go through that.  It was the strangest feeling this past spring break vacation when we were at the coast, girlfriends and I went shopping at the outlets and for the first time ever I was able to go into just about any store and fit into clothes.  It was the most amazing yet weird feeling.  My first gut feeling was to before I even walked in to think man nothing will fit and once I stepped in go, “Oh Yeah I can fit in XL.”  Then, still go to the plus sizes and remember that I am not in the plus sizes anymore but that is where I still see myself.  I will always be a CURVY GIRL!!!
     Fashion has changed from when I was a girl and wanted to be in fashion and these are the outfits that I liked this week when looking for Curvy Women.

Also here is something for Parents to read on Thigh Gap from Wikipedia:

Thigh gap

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A woman with a thigh gap
thigh gap in women is a space between the inner thighs when standing upright with both knees touching.[1] Some women aspire to have a thigh gap because they believe it will increase their attractiveness, with some considering it a sign of femininity and fragility.[2] Some go as far as to say it symbolizes "the ideal body shape".[3] Reportedly, some teenage girls have taken the view that the bigger the gap, the more beautiful the girl.[4] According to The Times of India, however, few women have this shape naturally[1]and some have resorted to extreme dieting[5] and even surgery[6] in order to try to obtain it.[7] Critics are concerned that young women may develop an eating disorder by trying to obtain a body shape that is unnatural for most women.[8]

Origins of the phenomenon[edit]

The idea of the "thigh gap" received widespread news coverage in December 2012 after the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show[9] which featured many models with thin and highly toned bodies and who appeared to have a thigh gap. As a result, hundreds of blogs, Twitter accounts and memes were created on the internet,[1] and images of thigh gaps featured in "thinspirationblogs[10] and across social networking sites.[11] A Twitter account, Cara's Thigh Gap, was started named after model Cara Delevingne who some felt exemplified the "thigh gap" body shape.[1][12]
In 2013, author Camille Hugh published her book The Thigh Gap Hack: The Shortcut to Slimmer, Feminine Thighs Every Woman Secretly Desires[13] and in June 2013 she was interviewed about the book on The Dr. Oz Show.[14] The book was criticized by Lisa Delaney of, who said "the bottom line is that the Thigh Gap Hack feeds girls' and women's obsessions with their bodies, promotes thinness at the expense of healthfulness (because of Hugh's disdain of fitness, exercise, muscles, etc.), and promotes flaky, unproven methods for weight/fat loss.".[13]


A backlash quickly developed amongst those concerned about the potential negative consequences of the trend. Parenting experts and counselors formed anti-thigh gap movements including the Tumblr sites Touching Thighs and No Thigh Gap.[1] The medical community and female-empowerment advocates have also commented critically on the subject[15] and the U.S. National Eating Disorders Association launched a website to promote healthy body image and attitudes to food and weight.[16]
Australian plus-size model Robyn Lawley has hit out at the thigh gap trend, denouncing it as "just another tool of manipulation that other people are trying to use to keep me from loving my body".[17] Target Corporation apologized after Cassey Ho discovered[18] that a photo of a model had a Photoshopped thigh gap for a girl's bathing suit ad.[19]Old Navy came under attack by Internet bloggers after a photo of a mannequin wearing women's plus-size jeans on their website appeared to have a small thigh gap placed into the photo so that the jeans on the mannequin would look thinner than they would normally look on a woman.[20] Old Navy subsequently stated on their website that they do not use any photo-altering techniques to deliberately alter how their products appear to fit.[20]


Posted:  May 5, 2014

Confessions of a Murder Suspect by James Patterson James Patterson returns to the genre that made him famous with a thrilling teen detective series about the mysterious and magnificently wealthy Angel family . . . and the dark secrets they're keeping from one another.

On the night Malcolm and Maud Angel are murdered, Tandy Angel knows just three things: 1) She was the last person to see her parents alive. 2) The police have no suspects besides Tandy and her three siblings. 3) She can't trust anyone—maybe not even herself. Having grown up under Malcolm and Maud's intense perfectionist demands, no child comes away undamaged. Tandy decides that she will have to clear the family name, but digging deeper into her powerful parents' affairs is a dangerous-and revealing-game. Who knows what the Angels are truly capable of?

In the book Confessions of a Murder Suspect, the Angel family’s life is turned upside down.  Their parents, Malcom and Maud Angel, were found dead in their bed.
     Their Children, Tandy, Harry, Hugo, Matty, and Maud’s assistant, Samantha are top suspects.  We see the book from Tandy’s point of view and it’s up to Tandy to prove their innocence.  With many twists, turns, confessions, and accusations.  This book cannot be put down once you start.
James Patterson and Maxine Paetro have really out done themselves.


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