Thursday, October 31, 2013

Thankful Thursdays | Girlfriends

Sometimes all you need is your Girlfriends.  I'm so lucky to have them and pray that every woman at least has one good one!  Over the years I have met some amazing women that have not
only given me advice, cried with me, picked up my children from school, taught me things about being a single mother and laughed with me when I needed to hear a laugh but have honestly just made my life experience so much richer by being in their circle.  Some of them I might not talk to everyday but no matter when we talk we can just pick right back up where we were.  The joys of having a Girlfriend are to many to mention!

If you have a special girlfriend share this post with her and let her know just how thankful you are that she is your bestie!

Back to chasing the dream,

Curvy Momager

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Whatchu Doin Wednesdays | Events

Curvy ladies in LA here's a great chance to get out and meet and greet some wonderful people in the Curvy Community.  I've been to a few of the Curvy Girl events had an awesome time.  If you make the event please drop me a line and let me know how much fun you had.  #JellyICan'tAttend

There's only 1 more slot left for the Girl Code Google Hangout on 11/5.  Will it be you?  We'll be chatting it up with some new friends and some favorites like SisterSaveALot, Antoinette Peterson.  Tackling subjects like:

  • Lingerie, is it worth the price we pay for it?
  • Why do men say stupid things?
  • Monthly curse remedies

If you can't make this one don't worry there will be more!  Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to the Curvy Momager YouTube channel to check out the hangout.  If you want to "jockey" for that last spot email me at


The Curvy Momager

Monday, October 28, 2013

Moment In Life Monday | Damtastic

I was talking to myself and said, "Why do people wait until the first of the year to do the things they want to do?"  Then I had a light blub moment.  There are so many things I've never done or tried (from big to small) that I'm deciding I'm going to start tackling.  Tomorrow isn't promised ya know and it's about living a richer life one that doesn't leave you feeling like your cup is always 1/2 empty.
And that's when I created Damtastic, kinda a mixture of how it feels to do something so totally FANTASTIC and just plain badass!  Once a month I plan on doing something outside of not only the box but most likely my comfort zone.  Sky diving anyone?  No, me either.  Trust me that is not on my bucket list but there are a few other things that are so I'm just going to get going and start trying.

Is there something that you always wanted to do but haven't done yet?  Don't let fear stop you, lack of funds or no baby sitter.  Find a way.  Yep No Excuses as Marlin Page says.  You can do it!

Looking forward to the adventure,

Curvy Momager

Friday, October 25, 2013

Fo Shizzle Fridays | Its My Birthday

Howdy!  Yep today is my official 43rd birthday and I think I'm gonna take the day off....from blogging that is. :)  But before I go on a birthday hiatus I wanted to share my OOTD or OFMB (Outfit For My Birthday).

I love this dress AND shoes from Forever 21.  Yep I might not be 21 but hey not bad for 43.  For my curvy ladies check it out you can't go wrong with a classic like this one with an updated jeweled accent.  I lovs the BLING!

But of most excitement was that I realized my hair is growing back.  <insert round of applause>

Feeling Scorpio Fresh,

The Curvy Momager

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thankful Thursdays | Ellen DeGeneres

I love watching the Ellen show.  She's funny, has great dance moves and brings on cool guests.  This clip however is of an interview she did with an unsuspecting waitress that just practiced a Random Act of Kindness.  That's why this is Thankful Thursdays.  Enjoy and practice a Random Act of Kindness yourself today.

With Style,
The Curvy Momager

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Whatchu Doin Wednesdays | Events

This segment of the blog is dedicated to events and spectacular things people are doing.  Duh that’s why it’s called Whatchu Doin Wednesdays. J

Here are a couple of great things every woman will enjoy!

Shoes, did someone say shoes?  Wait you said it’s National Shoe Lovers Day?  I don’t know who
invented this Holiday but I’m sure it’s going to become my favorite.  The masterminds at DSW are helping us celebrate too with their Save The Drama for your Shoes campaign this Saturday October 26th. Get out your most dramatic pair (Hello Lova, in my Carrie from Sex In the City voice) and snap away then post on InstaGram with the hashtag #DSW.   Visit their website for more information on how to celebrate,

As if that wasn’t enough to do this weekend I’ve got something special for my Curvy New Yorkers that are into Fitness.  Cece Olisa, creator of #PSPFit (Plus SizePrincess Fit) is hosting a special Active Wear event at the Lane Bryant on 34th street.  Come in, try on your fav outfit from the collection and snap a photo in their InstaGram booth to post for a chance to win gift cards to the retailer.  Get your Inner Model Diva on 11 am – 1 pm EST at the store.  But she couldn’t leave out the rest of the 51 states!  That’s right ladies go to your local Lane Bryant and snap your own selfie (or take your assistant with you) and post on IG with the #PSPFit to be entered for a chance to win gift cards too.  SCORE!  To follow the PSPFit Movement you can find them on Twitter @CeceOlisa, InstaGram @Plus Size Princess and Facebook Plus Size

Sounds like my Saturday is going to be jammed packed how about you?
With Style,

The Curvy Momager

Monday, October 21, 2013

Moment In Life Monday | Fitness Photo A Day Challenge

We have all started photo a day challenges and most of us can't quite seem to get to the end of them. 
Down 3 lbs, 5 to go!

I personally lose interest and get so far behind that I couldn't catch up to all the greatness that others are posting so I secretly just scan everyone's AMAZINGness.  But not this time!  The creator of the #myhealthylifexchallenge really is on to some serious Fitspo here.  I've met so many wonderful and inspirational people this month through this challenge, it's really kept me on my toes about eating better and working out.  Sure there have been days that I didn't snap a shot on my swanky S3 (with cracked screen) but I was always motivated to play catch up this time.  Check out the challenge and be sure to follow @My_Healthy_Life_X on Instagram for inspiration to get your goals accomplished.  I only have 11 days to finish mine for the month so I hope there is a November challenge coming too!

I won the photo challenge for this day.

Keep Livin It Up,

Curvy Momager

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Welcome to Livin' It Up With The Curvy Momager

Hello there.  Life is about Livin' It Up wouldn't you agree?  Every day is a chance to make the most of it, charting into new waters.  A few years ago when I joined Cocktails and Conversation I had no idea how a hobby could turn into something I was completely passionate about.  Now by beginning my own venture I am set on making it the time of my life and of course I'm inviting you for the all the goodies to come.

Whew it's gonna be HAUTE
Livin' It Up with The Curvy Momager will be much more than my fabulousness but it's about showcasing the fabulousness we ALL are doing.  Trust me every thing that you might consider small someone else is considering a huge accomplishment or at least they are applauding you for it.  So that's what this platform is dedicated to...Y-O-U okay well maybe US!

Think of it as your own empowerment zone with a tad bit of quirkiness and a whole lotta awesomeness.

We'll be featuring these segments and more on various platforms:

Moment In Life Mondays - Blog
Tequila Talk Tuesdays -  Facebook and YouTube
Whatchu Doin Wednesdays - Facebook, Twitter and the Blog
Thankful Thursdays - Blog
Fo Shizzle Fridays - Facebook and Blog
Weekend Report  - YouTube and Blog

Lets chop it up, get some conversation going and talk about what matters most.  Email me anytime at  Looking forward to not only the next chapter but the next juicy page turning novel of my life.

With Style,


Find me on Social Media:  InstaGram, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook:  CurvyMomager  

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Trailer

What's this Curvy Momager going to be about?  Click that arrow below and get in on the ground level!  There's only room to grow from here on out.

New chapters can be scary but I'm all about taking a LEAP and seeing where I land.  I've got the best sidekicks in the world.  Keep following our adventures....SUBSCRIBE!!!
Livin It Up,
Curvy Momager

Thursday, October 17, 2013

McDonald's Field to Restaurant Tour

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McDonald's. I attended an event to facilitate my review and received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. 
Where is Waldo?  LOL
It has been a long time since I've been on a farm.  I actually think it was a Kindergarten field trip that I really wasn't all that thrilled about going on then either.  I'm truly a city girl but I'll have to say this opportunity offered by Mom Central to take a field trip with McDonald's had me interested.  Let's face it McDonald's is a meal in my home 3 days out of 7.  Remember I'm not the Diva that cooks.  Whether it's a quick on the run to school breakfast, after school snack or this is your dinner tonight kids kinda day we hit the Golden Arches a few times a week. 

The Field to Restaurant tour gave me a chance to see where the food on my plate (or err white paper bag) is coming from.  First interesting fact: The same food that is shipped to McDonalds is shipped to your local grocer.  Visiting the Taylor Farms in Salinas, CA gave me a wide open view of what a lettuce grower endures.  The fresh smell of lettuce immediately hit us as we exited the luxury coach accommodations.  Walking to the field the lush green color was too joyful to even get me depressed about walking in mud with my new Uggs on.  LOL, always the StyleDIVA!  They warned me but I never listen.  Once we arrived in the area that was recently plowed for distribution we were given a presentation about how the lettuce is grown and picked to be shipped to the company’s distribution center for packaging.  The workers were extremely knowledgeable and proud of their occupation; they explained it in a manner that was understandable to even a city girl.  Second interesting fact:  An average age of a lettuce picker is 55! 
After a walk into the fields amongst the recently cut crop (which I deemed my own personal runway) we were privy to watch how the machinery traveled in the field versus a man-made crew picking crops for distribution.  Cropping season in Salinas is not year round the remainder of the year operations are handled in Arizona due to weather conditions. 

Gathering back on the bus to visit the distribution center (about a 20 minute ride) we received nutritional information from one of McDonald’s dietician.  Third interesting fact:  Did you know you can get oatmeal anytime of the day?  It’s not just at breakfast time.  We also heard from three store owners about how important this trip was for them to share information on the healthy foods they offer at their restaurants.  We learned about menu selections totaling 600 calories or less that could be used for a meal.  I’ll post more on that in another post.  Obviously I was impressed with this information since again I’m a frequent drive thru flyer that is obsessed working out as of late. 

Visiting the distribution center was eye opening to me.  Of course you imagine in your head what happens in a place such as this but to see it in motion was a totally different experience.  All the moving parts were really surreal and it was refreshing to know that I really didn’t need to wash my prepackaged lettuce again because it really is tripled washed.  Fourth interesting fact:  Washing prewashed vegetables at home creates a higher risk of contamination. 

We were treated to an gourmet lunch by two local celebrity chefs SakaBozzo using the ingredients found on the McDonalds menu to recreate into a different offering <sliders anyone?>.  Here was our chance to mingle with various food suppliers about the products we eat as consumers at McDonalds.  I was seated at a table with a gentleman from Cargill the beef supplier for the restaurant chain.  He told of stories of the high standards set by McDonalds and that audit days are intense around the company but they have passed the test.  Pretty comforting to know.  Fifth interesting fact:  We were served flourless chocolate cake (gluten free) for dessert and it tasted amazing!

On the drive back to the McDonalds in San Jose we were entertained with commercials from the 1960s until the 2000s.  I’d almost forgotten about some of them, what a great trip down memory lane.  What a great trip in all to find that farm fresh really is what I’m providing my family with when I’m not able to give them a home cooked meal.  Thanks Mom Central for this great opportunity, I’m still a city girl but don’t mind taking a trip to the country for something as amazing as this!

Just think of all the items you purchase from McDonald’s that have lettuce in them…..

Big Mac     Premium McWrap Chicken & Ranch   Premium Grilled Chicken BLT Sandwich     Side Salad

Just to name a few!