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Pretty Shoes For A Plus Sized Girl and More…

Have you ever worn a pair of shoes that can instantly make you feel cute and feminine? If you have then you understand how I felt the moment I bought these shoes. 🙂 And in addition to making me feel fabulous, they were also on sale! I bought four different pairs during that quick shopping trip, and I’m thrilled about it. Whoever said shopping doesn’t bring happiness has never been shopping with me. 😉

I’ve also spent part of my vacation in a bead store this week  making sterling silver bracelets and other things that make me smile. 🙂  And I think I’ve found a new hobby. 🙂

We all have circumstances that could keep us from doing what we want to do, but I am determined to enjoy my life. And I am convinced that we should thrive rather than simply survive.

Sadie is on vacation too, and you can see that she likes to relax with me as often as possible. 😉 I’ve made a few other pieces and plan to do some more tomorrow.

And when I’m not shopping or crafting or getting a mani/pedi or eating lobster I’m enjoying this view…

And between laying in the sun and riding the waves I was prepared with books, snacks and water.  See? 🙂 

I’ve made good choices for the most part though I could have done better yesterday and today.  But tomorrow is a new day, and I plan to take advantage of it. 

Tonight I saw Hairspray live, and while I’m spoiled by seeing shows on Broadway, I’m happy to say that it was fantastic. It’s such an inspirational musical. There couldn’t have been a more fitting musical to see tonight.

I’ll be thrilled to return home to my regular routine, but it has been great to get away with my hot boyfriend and friends…Life is pretty fantastic. 🙂 

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    July 24, 2009 at 5:22 am

    Wow you are doing great! I LOVE the shoes!!!! And the bracelets are sooo cute!! Sounds like you are doing very well…and very happy! 🙂

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    July 24, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Thanks Tara! I'm doing okay (with eating and such) considering that I'm outside of my element…but I'm having fun for sure..:)

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    July 24, 2009 at 6:35 am

    Looks like you are having an awesome time. Love the bracelets. So cute!

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    July 24, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Looks fabulous and I LOVE your new shoes, they are adorable! The bracelets are cute too.

    Glad you're having a super time! Your book will be on the way tomorrow!

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    Shannon Fab Fattie
    July 24, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    You are so smart…THRIVE! What a great attitude. There are so many things that can get you down right now all around us and you are making a consious decision to not allow it to keep you down.
    The shoes are fabulous and you may have inspired a little shopping trip..shh don't tell my husband! I want to get one of your bracelets do you sell them? I cannot think of a better word right now to wear as a constant reminder. Email me if you will sell one I would love one!
    Thanks for the inspiration today 😉

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    July 24, 2009 at 4:40 pm


    Your holiday sounds fantastic! Love the pics.

    And even though holidays are great, going home is also great.

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    {Katie Lane}
    July 24, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Love those shoes!! Where did you get them?

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    July 26, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Super cute shoes… I wish I could do heels! 🙂

    The bracelets your made are sooo sooo sooo cute! Thrive… I like that a lot!

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    Bitter Sweet Moments
    July 27, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Shopping brings me much happiness as well:) I love the shoes!!

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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    July 27, 2009 at 2:22 am

    I'm glad someone else admits that shopping can bring happiness. 🙂 And LindyLou, why can't you wear heels?! 🙁

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    Becca @ The Texas Darlings
    July 27, 2009 at 3:39 am

    Super cute shoes too!!!

    You are so THRIVING in life!!


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    ♥ Kenz ♥
    July 28, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Thanks Becca! I'm definitely trying to thrive. 🙂 It works most of the time. hehe

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    February 14, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    very cute shoes! if you ever start selling your bracelets, let me know!

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