Nordstrom Designer Showcase Event plus How I Deal With Sweating the Small Stuff.

          Sweating the small stuff.  Something that I really do not like to do, and something that I try my best to avoid at all costs.  I am a pretty happy and positive person, most of the time.  Unless something is really big or causes me a really big problem, I am pretty good with letting things just roll.  But the other day, I had a big melt down.  I really did let something very little cause me to have a little pity party and become very..frustrated. Earlier this week I was invited to attend an event with my local Nordstrom.  I was able to attend their designer showcase event!  It was so much fun!!! They had all of the new pieces that were  worn on the runway, and actually had some of the exact pieces that were worn there as well!  It was so much fun to just walk around and look at all of the amazing designer items and imagine myself wearing all of these pieces.  It was so cool to actually see a picture of the model on the runway next to the item.  I have to admit I loved watching what everyone was picking out and what they were tying on!  It was so much fun and it made me dream of the day where I can actually buy one of those pieces!   But going back into the night before the event, I was definitely sweating the small stuff.  If you…

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1 Week Before Surgery #5

        This week has gone by so so sooooo slowly.  Usually the days or weeks leading up to surgery seem to fly by, but this week drug on!  I started off the week so ready to crush this week, and get everything prepared for surgery.  But then it happened…I had a hard time going to sleep.  My mind would not stop.  I kept thinking of everything I needed to get done.  The laundry, the dishes, grocery shopping, getting all couch and recliner ready and covered up with special pads so they were all ready…the list went on and on.  I literally got no sleep this week.  I really hate that I cannot just shut my brain off sometimes.  I did a lot of praying and positive self talk.  I told myself over and over again that everything was going to be ok.  I really think the days before surgery are so much worse than after surgery.  I just feel like everything needs to be “perfect” and that I have to have everything ready and all prepared and I get myself more anxious and nervous than I need to be.  I did a lot of deep breathing too.  If you can’t tell patience is not my virtue…waiting is not a talent of mine. I am just so ready for it to be Monday.   This week was a pretty good week overall.  I had my last workout class before surgery and that was a little sad.  I felt…

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Winter Blue and White Vibes

  Ok guys…here in California we are finally having colder “winter” like weather!  I know I know, it is nothing like the east coast is getting, although I would not mind traveling to see some snow right about now!  I actually had to FaceTime my sister yesterday because she lives in Nashville and it was snowing there!!!  I love the snow if you cant tell, although it has been really long time since I have actually seen or been in. the snow.  I think there is just something so “snow esque” about wearing pale blue and white in the winter and definitely gives me the vibes like I am inside a snowy snow globe and I just love it.   Even though the sun is still shining here in California, it does get pretty chilly especially in the evenings and I am living in this jacket.  I love how  nice it looks, but still is super warm and cozy. I was immediately drawn to this pale blue color and the wrap around detail, and of course that collar.   I also love how this is wool, but it is not itch or scratchy at all.   This material is super soft and I love it!  It comes in so many amazing colors too.   I also found this exact coat in plus size too which I was super excited about so I am linking that below as well.  They do not have it in pale blue, however the other colors are beautiful.  I know the pale blue…

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My First Fit Expo Experience; Los Angeles Fit Expo 2018

Happy Friday!  This past weekend and week have been amazing!  I went to Los Angeles and had the opportunity to attend my very first fit expo!  I also had no idea what to expect or how this was going to go. To be honest, I was a little nervous.  Those feelings of self doubt and lack of self confidence came rushing back.  Would I be good enough?, would I fit in?, would they like me?….would I look out of place at a fit expo?  I was super nervous! On top of all of that, I was nervous and anxious for everyone I was going to meet.  Would they like me?  Would I fit in?   I think this is a very interesting topic to discuss and I think something that is so important…more on the fit expo later.  I think it is only natural to sometimes have feelings of “I don’t belong” or “will they like me”.  One thing that has helped me over the years is to tell myself that “it is not about whether they like me, or whether I fit in.”  When I start freaking out and going into panic mode I need to take a deep breath and just calm down.  The whole plane ride over to LA (which is less than an hour) I kept telling myself to breathe.  I told myself how far I have come on my journey and I deserve to be there just as much as everyone else.  At the end…

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