Friday Link Feast #3

  • Ooh yeah. Edamame Hummus from the always super-classy Pink of Perfection – I'm trying to clear out our freezer before we move so now I know what to do with the ye olde bag of edamame!
  • Skinnies for Curvies – this is an old post on You Look Fab in which stylist extraordinaire Angie declares that you shouldn't be afraid of  skinny jeans if you have curvy hips and thighs then gives some great styling tips. My sister tried to convert me to skinny jeans, especially with the knee boots, but I was traumatised by my one skinny jean trying-on experience when I couldn't get the bastards past my ankles. I have THIGHS, baby…  wide leg or flared jeans fit like normal on me. Le sigh.

    Anyway, I found that post via Angie's newer entry about PZI Jeans, a company that makes skinny jeans for unskinny legs (albeit limited to sizes 4-16). Overall You Look Fab is a brilliant site with realistic tips and ideas and a great community (where I lurk most stealthily), perfect if you are totally clueless about how to get dressed in the morning.

  • The New Mom's Pantry – If you're a new Mum struggling to find time to eat healthily Debbie at Words To Eat By has a cracker of a post about how to stock your pantry for easy cookin'. Debbie's running a wee course for new parents from her Brooklyn home called Parents Need To Eat, Too to pass on the things she learned as a frazzled new Mum. What a great idea. Speaking As A Childless Lazybones, I found the post very helpful!

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7 thoughts on “Friday Link Feast #3

  1. If you ever struggle to find skinnies that fit – try straight-legs instead – they’re a tad more forgiving on those of us blessed with some muscles in our thighs, opposed to pipe-cleaners below the hips, and you’ll never know the difference once they’re tucked into long boots. Plus you can actually wear them with flta pumps / high heels without looking like an upside-down weeble that’s about to topple over. Promise!!

  2. Hi Shauna! Thanks so much for the shoutout–glad to hear the info’s helpful for childless lazybones, too 😉

  3. Thank you for the link to You Look Fab Shauna!! Another one I am now hooked on. 🙂 Being as Aus size 18 at the moment I am struggling to find anything clothing-wise that works for me but there is some great advise in Angie’s blog about still looking hot even when you have “extra bits” that need to be camoflaged. 🙂 YAY!

  4. Wow, thanks for the link to Pink of Perfection. Its a great site. I just stumbled on your website when a friend let me borrow her copy of your book. It has really inspired me to get off my big butt and taking care of myself again. Thanks a lot. =)

  5. Wow, THANK YOU for the link to New Mom’s Pantry. I’m not a mum yet, but I am trying to be healthier in preparation for trying, and also just to generally good more healthy and quick meals. This is brilliant! From one Aussie to another, you rock!

  6. as someone of shorter stature and a notable rump/thigh zone, jean shopping in general is a trauma inducing experience.
    if i do find something flattering it is $300+, Cheap Monday swedish jeans have been a surprise solution at under $100 and skinny and i can get them past the thigh point of happiness (you know when you’re trying pants on and there is a point you know to give up pulling past)

  7. Hi there!

    Absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!! Your so honest and share so much with your readers… so great! We know all about the ups and downs of being healthy and trying to stay in shape too. Maybe you’d want to stop by our site http://www.dearthyroid.com … we have a community of women who talk, write, and vent about our health. We also have a nutrition column called “How To Kick Your Thyroid’s Ass” which is for anyone trying to be healthy or lose weight.

    Thanks so much for suggesting these other sites! They look fabulous and we’re going to look into them asap!!