A speed dating site offered a “Skinny Minny” event for women under size 8. Curiously, there were no similar requirements for men.
my thoughts on this stupid bullshit.
TIME FOR A FAT-POSITIVE GIVEAWAY!
Over the weekend I reached 4500 followers and it feels like a good time to thank you all with a chance to win one of three super special, body-pos prizes. First prize is your very own (signed, if you want!) copy of The Fat Body (In)visible, my short documentary film about fat activism, fatshion, and fat visibility, starring my friends Keena & Jessica. Second prize is a copy of Virgie Tovar’s Hot & Heavy: Fierce Fat Girls on Life, Love and Fashion which features some seriously life-changing essays by some of the most amazing fatties I know (and also my essay, “Who Wears Short Shorts?”). Third prize is your very own bottle of Plump’s Riots Not Diets, the robin’s egg blue polish specially formulated by Plump for this very blog.
All you have to do to enter is reblog this post with all its original text, and three winners will be picked at random on Saturday, June 15th at 12 pm PST. The giveaway is open to international folks, and each reblog counts as one entry (but don’t be spammy, that’s rude!). <3
Good luck to everyone who enters, and thanks to all of you for your continued support and love!
Panko crusted cod, ginger-orange steamed edamame, and Goose Valley Wild Rice & Basmati blend. So yummy and healthy.
How To Make Sparkly Wine Bottle Vases
1 wine bottle, painted with flat acrylic paint
Spray adhesive (or cheap hairspray)
Stencil of your choice. (We picked up some $3 stencils at Home Depot that included this damask print, a fleur de lis, and a few other designs.
Glitter (we used Martha Stewart from Michaels)
1. Remove labels from wine bottles by soaking them in hot water until they peel away. If there is glue residue, Goo Gone will take it off. Don’t forget to remove the label at the neck, unless it’s pretty and you want to keep it.
2. Paint the bottles a flat color, we used white acrylic paint and silver metallic spray paint.
3. Spray the area of your bottle that you’d like to stencil with the spray adhesive and apply stencil. Smooth it out, and make sure that any intricate pieces are laying flat.
4. Cover stencil area with glitter, which will attach to the spray adhesive. Take care to keep glitter away from other areas of the bottle, and brush away any excess. Our first try, the bottle pictured here, turned out a little messy, but I think I might like it better that way.
5. Wait for glitter and adhesive to dry, brush away any stray glitter. Spray or coat with sealant. Add sparkly sticks, flowers, feathers, or other pretties.
6. Admire. Open another bottle of wine. Drink. Repeat.
Big props to my roommate for helping me make this one make sense. I am not particularly crafty, but she seems to make them so much easier.
The best mac and cheese recipe ever! Part of a new kid-friendly recipe series I am working on: bacon, sharp cheddar and chive + organic boxed pasta. Recipe coming soon!