Monday, October 18, 2010

Salmon veggie mix

Gotta love glass mixing bowls
A free lazy day is the best gift the universe can give. Curl up with a good book, movie, plushie, whatever, RELAX!
BUT when it comes to food, lazy days sometimes come with greasy chip fingers or ketchup stained napkins. NO ONE wants to cook on a cold, rainy morning!
Save the gas driving to the nearest burger joint and hide your Cheetos.
 My mother taught me how to make it a long time ago. She would get rid the mayo usually found in tuna or salmon salad  and mix in a lemon-oil dressing. This tangy snack won’t leave you heavy, bloated! It’s the perfect quick fix for fish lovers!

BONUS: You can use some ingredients from the salmon mix to create an EXTREMELY refreshing drink. I LOVE cucumber water. Keep reading!

Bumble Bee Lemon and Dill Pink Salmon Steak
      -Found in any supermarket, you can also use tuna!
Half a lime
White/yellow onion 
2 tsp Canola Oil
1 tsp white distilled vinegar


Medium mixing bowl
Small mixing bowl
Small mixing bowl
Knife to cut veggies

1. Empty the contents of the bag of salmon into the big mixing bowl. The bag says to warm the salmon up but don’t it’s best if it’s eaten cold. DON’T WORRY it’s pre cooked! It’s optional to drain the water in the bag but personally I don’t because that’s what really contains the flavour.

2.Cut up the onions and cucumbers. Everyone’s preference varies so add as much or as little as you want. When you’ve finished, throw your veggies in with the salmon. Give it all a good mix up.

3.Take your small mixing bowl and add your oil. Squeeze some lemon and mix. This step is the hardest because if the ingredients involved and you must constantly taste test your mix to make sure it’s not to lemony or bland.
If it is too lemony for your taste add a little more oil.

4. Add the salt and pepper to the oil/lemon dressing. Again keep tasting it to see if it’s to your liking.

5. Once you’ve approved your dressing toss it in the big bowl of salmon. Give it another mix

6. Add the vinegar. Mix it up again. Taste

Now you have a tasty lunch or dinner in front of you and you didn't have to endure a squeaky bag of chips or buy some manly dripping burger to satisfy your taste buds!
OPTIONAL: if you want to turn this into a sandwich I recommend pita bread. Normal bread slices will get soggy.

Cucumber water is refreshing, tasty and so simple a caveman could do it!
Take a glass. Add water, as many cucumber slices as you want, ice, and an optional twist of lime.
I think it goes great with the salmon mix.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Thickness

So today I discovered a WONDERFUL Tumblr account.

The Thickness!!

It is a tumblr dedicated to images of plus sized women, the majority of which are submitted by actual curvy girls.
Being a big girl and putting your body out there as something you are proud of is a huge leap seeing as how we're made to think there's something wrong with the way we look.
The women vary from the sorta curvy to ALOTTA woman, and they are all beautiful!

*WARNING* There is nudity! Top to bottom. Front to back, and some pornographic imagery. If that offends you, I wouldn't recommend it.
Personally, I think the lack of clothing is even better. The confidence of these women, whoever they are, absolutely warms my heart and makes my day better.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mother-Daughter Part II

On boys:
Me: "Is that why I'm so boy crazy? I have a uterus?"
Mom: "mmmmhmmmm. But you'd be boy crazy at the drop of a hat"

On lime seeds in my drink:
Me: "I'll be able to feel them in my mout..."
Mom: " You'll ALWAYS be able to feel it in your mouth"
Me: "IT?"
Mom: "SORRY...them."

On showers:

Mom: "If we remove your tub would you rather have a stand up shower with water shooting from the walls?"
Mom:"Ok we'll do that *walks away*"
Me: "WAIT....WHAT?!"

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Designer Julien Macdonald says plus-size models are "a joke"

Erin Donnelly from Stylelist couldn't have said it any better:
"Sometimes fashion designers are better seen and not heard."

Julien Macdonald Is hoping that as a judge on "Britain's Next Top Model" he can be sure to sway any decision that may involve a plus -size model winning the title...but not in favor of the model.

This is a serious show. You can't have a plus-size girl makes it a joke. It's not fair on them... you're setting them up for a fall. I know what would happen to them. They are looked down on."
FIRST of all if I wanted advice from an aging hobbit, I'd take my ass to the shire where for sure they love a little curve on a lady.
It's people like him, Lagerfeld, and all the snot-nosed designers that have never thought outside of a size -1, that make people hate models and the fashion industry.
It's people like them that crawl like parasites out of the creases of magazines and shine their low self-esteem rays on poor men and women.
I'm a plus-size woman and I can tell you right now, I'm not looked down upon. I know ALOT of plus-sized people that are not looked down upon. 
If anyone is looked down upon, it's assholes like this.
Don't EVER let jerks like this takeover the media and project their vibes on you.
 Remember to always be stronger than the assholes on TV

Monday, June 14, 2010

Less jean for the price of two

Silver Jeans-Light Wash Tuesday
Bootcut Jeans
So during Memorial Day weekend I was desperate for new jeans. All my old jeans are just fine...except they have huge holes and tears in the inner thigh area.
I'm not one to throw away jeans that can be patched up but I had no time so I ventured to my mecca (Torrid) and purchased three pairs of pants.

NOW To your right you will see my most hated style of jean EVER. Silver Jeans brand. Manufactured rips and tears, what were they thinking?

As I write this blog, I'm wearing those jeans

I'm so picky. The jeans I buy must always have some sort of flare leg or they must be in the style of capris. There were two flare style jeans in the entire store and I was desperate.

$92 for missing material. Price is not a problem but I had to question why my father was paying more for less.
Apparently the denim used by Silver Jeans is the same denim used by cowboys so it is tougher. I must say that before I asked the question I did feel that the material was a little stronger than normal.

I feel very little affection towards these pants and so I have christened them my "home jeans"

On the bright side, my other two purchases are from my fave brand Source of Wisdom.

I can't find the jeans on the site but what's better than a picture of me rockin' them?

Source of Wisdom jeans are known for their stretch/hug-to-your-hips technology. they are the ultimate in comfort, but the one flaw...fake side pockets!
 I don't know why designers insist on fake pockets in women's clothing ut that's another blog for another time.

In the end, two out of three wasn't too bad.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Eat Less.....who says?!?

Oh Urban Outfitters what have you done?
Known for its lack of sensitivity to the politically correct public, The major retailer has pulled the tee after the blogosphere erupted accusing UO of promoting or making fun of anorexia.

If it was meant to be sarcasm...well...then that's super nice handwriting at least.

Now maybe I'm over thinking but the first thing that I thunk was that they said "screw subliminal messaging let's tell them that skinny is the way!"

What do you think?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Why a mother should be close to her daughter

So I always quote my mother online (probably a little more that she'd alike and definitely alot more than she knows hah!) here are a few:

 On Phil Jackson (haha):
Me:"He's losing his hair"
Mom:"YOU be a coach for the Lakers and see if you don't lose your hair!"

On Math
Me:"This is a generation raised on scientific calculators, you think we know how to count!?"

On Apple's phone support
Me:"It's a robot that understands me!"

Mom:"Finally something understands you."
On Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element

Mom: "I liked her better when she couldn't speak English. Here's she's like 'mew mew mew mew I speak English wee wee."

Meeting her friends at 8 a.m
."Mom:"Are you going to wear make up?"
Me:"Not doing that this early for people I don't know.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sexy Summer Nightwear!

Navy Belted Shirt Dress with Braided Belt
     I'm almost out of school for the semester, so it's time to build up my wish list.
     I'm looking for a couple of nice airy dresses for those summer nights and late dinners.
     If you haven't guessed by now, I am a Torrid worshipper and that is my go to for new clothes immediately.
I love everything from short dresses to maxis.
     My biggest fault in style is not venturing with bright colours but when it come to dresses the sky's the limit HOWEVER these two lovely dresses caught my eye and yes they are dark, but I dare you to say they're not cute.

     What I like about this is that the belt doesn't look too extreme on the dress. Very few empire waist styles look good on me and I love that it doesn't seem to cinch you to the point looking deformed. PLUS the shoes on the model go very well with the outfit and that might be new venture for me. I own no shoes like that!

Black Jersey Embroidered Dress

     Talk about comfy! Very simple, very pretty and I think maxi dresses, contrary to popular belief, are very pretty on curvy gals. There's always this fear that a dress like this will fit you lie a moo moo but take the leap and look for one!
     In addition there is nothing I love more than buying earrings! Maxis
always give way to the purchase of long dangly earrings (my favourite kind!)

     Big girls sometimes have reservations about wearing dresses but never be afraid to show off a little leg and bare a shoulder or two. I've had to get over my own dress fears, sometimes I never want to show of my arms but I'm still growing esteem-wise.
     Have fun this summer but do it tastefully and strut your stuff you sexy thing!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Weight loss pill or shock treatment?

So it's no secret that everyone tries to get the quick fix when it comes to losing weight.
One aid that people always turn to is supplements!
Now there is always suspicion in regards to the effectiveness of supplements because so many of them lack that safety blanket of FDA approval.
Many of the pills and powders that lack such approval have been pulled from shelves because they are dangerous or just plain ineffective.

Alli is the ONLY FDA approved supplement and it is taking the health world by storm.
The starter pack comes with 90 weight loss capsules, a carrier for the pills, an online plan, and reference booklets for healthy eating.

The website claims that with Alli, people can expect to lose up to 50% more weight than with diet alone. the science behind it is that the pill supposedly blocks up to 25% of the fat you consume. The first step is committing to a low fat diet because if you don't the side effects can be awful.

If you don't commit to a low fat, low calorie diet you WILL experience:
-Loose bowels
-Anal leakage
-Oily discharges in your urine and feces. The storefront says that "you may recognize it as something that looks like the oil on top of a pizza."

when I read that I was absolutely disgusted and could only relate it to shock therapy.
The testimonies, however, are moving but if you wish to venture and use a supplement...RESEARCH RESEARCH RESEARCH!

For more info go to
For reviews and testimonials go to

Monday, May 17, 2010

Vajazzling you say?

Usually I would never pick up a Cosmopolitan Magazine unless someone I absolutely love is gracing its cover. This month, Pink in all her buff beauty drew me to the stand and sure enough I was carrying her home in a plastic bag. (That sounded creepy but it's the truth lol)

     Unlike those that bypass the fun tidbits and dive straight into the repetitive sex tips, I went page by page, ad by ad, wish- listing products and creating birthday pleas.
On pg. 43, the Hot Sheet :6 Trends on the Rise Right Now, my klepto senses took my eyes downward to the shiny jewels on the bottom of the page. I looked to see what trend they belonged to.

Trend 6: Vajazzling
Is it odd that I'm not surprised? I've heard of novelty waxing down there, I've even had a friend who revealed his own pubic star to me, so I wasn't too shocked until I saw the price.

For $25 I could buy makeup that will last months. These jewels last THREE days.
You better buy those for an EXTREMELY special weekend.
I'm sure men will appreciate your attention to detail, it's hot when a woman cares about what you see when she's sans clothing, but I think the novelty wears off after a while.
Personally I think it's a waste if he's going to look at the things for 2 seconds and realize that there's a vagina beneath them.
If you try these, try them within months of each other.

For more info on how to Bedazzle your Vajazzle go to
take the Jennifer Love Hewitt route and find a professional that will apply Swarovski crystals and gold spray to your nearly nether region.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Beach Ready?!

Such a silly saying.
Beach ready to many means that you're ready to unveil your tight behind and you tight tummy.
Beach ready to ME means the time we finally leave the house and head down to the water!

I have a European sense of thinking when it comes to beachwear, and I say wear whatever the hell you want whatever size or shape you are. I never sneer at people or make a face if quite a bit of them is hanging out. If you want to be a prude, tan in your backyard.

HOWEVER don't nude up if you're not at a nude beach. That's the line!

The best part about beach season is shopping for a swimsuit. From Torrid to Fashion Bug, to Lane Bryant, each store has a swimsuit to accommodate that confident plus size beach goer. Tankinis, one-pieces, and swim dresses (my personal fave)

Pictured above. A swimdress from Kmart. A great $12 emergency swimsuit in my opinion, but if you're not in a rush I highly recommend shopping around!
 Here are a few suggestions:             

Black and White Striped Rose Halter Swim Top
Black Swim Skirt

Lane Bryant Swimdress

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Torrid: Plus Size Paradise

A common name amongst the fluffly ladies, and if you haven't heard of Torrid, you're missing out.

I am a devoted follower of the church of Torrid. From the days when they specialized in goth couture, fanged teddy bear graphic tees and white makeup to the glitzy, glamorous duds they sell now. . They catered to my high school phase of dark, emo, and mysterious. When they did a complete 360 and turned towards flower prints and pastels, it was quite refreshing. There are times when some of their fashions don't meet my personal taste but to each their own!

I would say that 95% of my wardrobe consists of clothes and shoes from Torrid. They create fashions for all sorts of tastes. The shoes are specially made to fit a wider foot and calf and the size range is accommodating to a variety of women.

They feature brands such as Fergie, Dollhouse, LA Ink, and even Betsey Johnson!

Make sure you apply for a Divastyle card.
-No membership fee
-Event invitations
-A discount card on your birthday
-5% off of anything you buy
-When you accumulate a certain number of points, you're eligible for even MORE discounts.

From studs to frills, makeup to purses, every girl will be able to find something just for her at Torrid



Hello! My name is Sabina Gallier.
I am a size 20 in pants.
A L-XL in shirts.
My bra size 46D
I have cellulite.
I have "lotsa-love-handles."
I couldn't be anymore comfortable in my own skin.

Society is aimed at making us feel bad about ourselves. The media portrays these slinky women in music videos and magazines as people we all should look up to and strive to become.

As someone who grew up on Archie comics and not Vogue or CosmoGirl, I Pride myself on loving the body I have. I never looked up to swimsuit models or runway divas, instead I was one of the millions of kids watching cartoons and developing a sense of humor as opposed to a nagging fear that I wasn't good enough.

I will not ignore the fact that I should lose weight, for my own health, because I can truthfully say that carrying these pounds will be detrimental to you  in the future. However while you're working towards a healthier you, NEVER feel bad about the way you look. Do not go under the knife or lose weight because you want to look like the girl next to you in class.

All women are beautiful, skinny or fat.
It's all in the confidence.