The Chubby Girl’s Bucket List

Hi Cuties! I was recently looking into horseback riding. I used to ride when I was a little girl. I did a few competitions, won some ribbons, and felt like I was part of a family legacy of horse riders. Then 25 years passed and I never got back in the saddle. “Is there a…

Sometimes You Just…. Can’t.

Hi Cuties, I had every intention of being a farmer. I really did. I googled garden images until I was practically cross-eyed as I wore rose-colored glasses and envisioned toiling the land I was working so hard on. That’s all fine and well except for one tiny detail: I don’t like gardening! There, I said…

Stay and Reconnect. [Story Time]

Hi Cuties! In the last post I mentioned that I’ve been staying on a farm. With poor internet connection here, I’ve had to get creative to keep myself entertained. For a while I poured through books and movies. But my soul yearned to get outside. I began helping the older couple out on their farm….

Here’s to Imperfect Families…

Hi Cuties! This morning I’m sitting here filled with an emotion in the pit of my stomach. It is one that I wish that I didn’t have to feel. One that can be all-consuming and overwhelming: anger. Whenever I’m angry I turn inwards and become very quiet. I breathe deeply and let the anger wash…

We’re All a Vessel

Hi Cuties! I was looking at my reflection the other night. I frowned at what I saw. Not because I was self-loathing, but rather because I began to view my body as a vessel that had been neglected for some time now. Every morning, like you, I wake up, shower, and brush my teeth. I…

People Are Like Onions… [Story Time + Recipe]

Hi Cuties! As I was reflecting today over a friend in my life, I’ve come to believe that people are like onions. There are layers upon layers to us, and we build walls strategically to keep certain people in (or out). Kathy from accounting certainly doesn’t know that we like to sleep in the nude,…

I Miss the Days of Snail Mail…

Hi Cuties! Tonight I sit here with my heart open and exposed. I sit here with a clouded mind and so I turn to the very place that brings me comfort and a sense of peace: writing. I bear my thoughts to you with digital pen and paper in the hope that somehow in this…

The “Perfect” Gift [Story Time + Recipe]

Hi Cuties! When someone tells me that they’ve gotten me a gift, generally I feel a wave of anxiousness. Have you ever received a gift, only to be internally disappointed by the item itself? Yes, I know it’s the thought that counts. But did I really want the knockoff bath set that is coated in…