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Funny Pregnancy Memes - What NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman!

Funny Pregnancy Memes - What NOT to Say to a Pregnant Woman!


Hello Friday, and hello friends!

Celebrating my fun news from last week (which none of y'all had ANY inkling of while I showed you my completely non-obvious holiday photos, right?) our #FridayFrivolity themes this month may have gone a little baby crazy... hopefully in a fun way!  Our theme for today's party is "What NOT to say to a pregnant woman."  


What NOT to say to a pregnant woman!


According to the interwebz, the #1 most important thing not to say to a pregnant woman is "are you pregnant?"  But I think that is mostly because... what if the answer is no??  Emotional fallout for EVERYBODY involved, oops...

Click through for more hilarious pregnancy funnies! What NOT to say to a pregnant woman -- funny pregnancy and baby memes -- first, second, and third trimester humor! via Devastate Boredom


Ooooh, and this one would be awkward too!
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And similarly...
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No comments about baby being late either!  OBVIOUSLY, Ms. Pregnant Woman is FAR more aware of the passage of time than you are!
Click through for more hilarious pregnancy funnies! What NOT to say to a pregnant woman -- funny pregnancy and baby memes -- first, second, and third trimester humor! via Devastate Boredom
(flashback to our Willy Wonka / Gene Wilder #FridayFrivolity a while back!)


And lastly, a very funny answer to a very innocent question...  ;P  
Click through for more hilarious pregnancy funnies! What NOT to say to a pregnant woman -- funny pregnancy and baby memes -- first, second, and third trimester humor! via Devastate Boredom


Basically, if you're in doubt of how your comment might come across, here's a safe thing to say instead:  

Click through for more hilarious pregnancy funnies! What NOT to say to a pregnant woman -- funny pregnancy and baby memes -- first, second, and third trimester humor! via Devastate Boredom
via pregnancyhumor.com


Can't wait to see what the other hosts come up with!  Hop over to Babi a Fi, Munofore, and Syncopated Mama to enjoy more fun there. 😉

Winter Plus-Sized Sample Capsule Wardrobe -- Cold Weather Cozy in Olive and Scarlet!

Winter Plus-Sized Sample Capsule Wardrobe


Ahhh in the midst of all my life-craziness, I completely forgot to publish this collection of winter weather capsule wardrobe ideas for all my lovely curvy readers out there... apologies!  My delay might work out in y'alls shopping favor though, however, since a lot of stores are starting to transition the cold-weather inventory out with sales and deals!  And for those who might have missed it, here is where you can find the original cold-weather capsule wardrobe ideas as well.  :)  


Here is a static image of the plus-size winter capsule wardrobe for general inspiration  -- keep scrolling for a version with currently shop-able links.  


24 items = 165+ outfits, whaaaaaat? These mix-and-match outfits are so flattering for ladies with curves! Plus-size women winter capsule wardrobe ideas and inspiration -- colorful style, minimalist fashion, sample cold-weather French closet for curvy ladies!  Cozy plus-sized outfits with balanced bases and layering! via Devastate Boredom

How I Curated This Closet:

Repeating some of the same color themes from my original winter capsule wardrobe, this cold-weather collection features 5 balanced bases in tan and black, 3 layering pieces in grey and white, and 16 tops in olive, red, and black.  I've seen black-on-black done gorgeously a lot this winter, so I'm going to go ahead and count those among the possible mix-and-match outfit combinations for this wardrobe... making these 24 items into a grand total of 165+ outfits!  

That total actually COULD be as many as 240 different outfits, but the grey poncho will cover whatever is underneath it effectively enough that I only counted it as providing another 5 outfit options.  I liked it a lot so I kept it in, but if you added a different grey or white layering sweater / blazer / vest instead, you'd have another wealth of possible outfit combos in your minimalist capsule wardrobe!  Such is the power of effective layering and varying your silhouettes. 😉


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And if your mind is spinning -- "balanced bases, what??" "effective layering, huh?"  "varying your silhouettes, come again?" -- then you're going to want to check out my ebook, Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe!  You can start with my series "How to Curate a Happy Confident Closet" if you'd rather, but keep in mind those posts are basically the incomplete rough draft of what evolved into my shiny e-book... Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe is the Perfected Guide to finding your personal style and building a effortless, confidence-inspiring, non-boring capsule wardrobe, step-by-step! It also contains never-before-published information on how to avoid the three most common mistakes that will SABOTAGE your Capsule Wardrobe, how to continue to curate your collection of clothing by purposeful shopping in the future, a whole chapter on the role of accessories in your minimalist closet, and more.


Here's a similar wardrobe with shop-able links:




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A Year in Books - What to Read and What NOT to Read! Book Reviews in Miniature, 2016 Edition

A Year in Books -- What to Read and What NOT to Read! 

What to Read and What NOT to Read -- reading recommendations for self-help, fantasy, parenting, classics, humor, memoir, mystery and more!  Mini book review of North and South, You are a Badass, I'm Happy for You (Sort of... Not Really), Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Happier at Home, The Girl with All the Gifts, Ghost Gifts, Lunar Chronicles Scarlet, Cleaning House, The Girl on the Train, Yes Please, The Night Sister, Maisie Dobbs, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- a book lover tells you what to read next! via Devastate Boredom
What to Read and What NOT to Read -- reading recommendations for self-help, fantasy, parenting, classics, humor, memoir, mystery and more!  Mini book review of North and South, You are a Badass, I'm Happy for You (Sort of... Not Really), Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Happier at Home, The Girl with All the Gifts, Ghost Gifts, Lunar Chronicles Scarlet, Cleaning House, The Girl on the Train, Yes Please, The Night Sister, Maisie Dobbs, and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies -- a book lover tells you what to read next!
It's been a full year since I did a true "READ vs DON'T Read" rundown, partly because I was just distracted for a while there, and then partly because I was reading some Really Random Stuff.  Like... I reread about 14 vintage Nancy Drew books, because they were sitting on my shelf and I wanted to decided if they were really bringing me joy or if I just owned them out of habit.  They were actually decently entertaining, but I didn't figure y'all would necessarily want to read reviews of all of them. 😜 And THEN I got some exciting news, and shifted to pregnancy / natural childbirth / baby research, which I'll post about eventually I'm sure, but didn't particularly fit with the rest of my literary explorations.

All that to say, here is the scoop on the "fun reading" I did unreported this past year, with the READ / DON'T Read verdicts and miniature reviews you know and love!  

#FridayFrivolity -- Pregnancy Announcement Edition!!

#FridayFrivolity -- Pregnancy Announcement Edition

That's right friends, with a theme of "Pregnancy Announcements" at this week's #FridayFrivolity, we've got big news of the baby-shaped kind to share!  But first, I thought y'all might like to see some of my holiday pictures from this past year... no reason, really!  Just for fun.

First up, Halloween.... my husband and I tried couple-costumes for the first time ever.  What do you think??

#FridayFrivolity -- Pregnancy Announcement Edition -- Cute Holiday baby announcements, Halloween bun in the oven costume and Christmas stocking reveal! via Devastate Boredom


A bun in the oven?  What bun in the oven?

#FridayFrivolity New Year's Resolutions 2017

#FridayFrivolity New Year's Resolutions


Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you all had a joyful holiday season and are gearing up for a fulfilling, progress-filled 2017.  Our theme at #FridayFrivolity this week is New Year's Resolutions... perfect timing, right??

I posted periodically last year on specific goals / resolutions, but while I think goals can be useful even if they aren't met in their entirety or quite on time -- yay progress in any form! -- 2017 is going to require a pretty big shift in gears for me.  (More on that very soon! 😜 )  Given that, I tried to think more holistically about the changes that are coming, and the things I would like to achieve, and went from there.

If I were to pick one word to define my goals for the coming year, I think it would be "intention."  Y'all know I'm all about living with intention!  ;P  But I think that purposeful-ness will be even more important for me in 2017.  I am so excited to see all the adventures this year will bring!


I Resolve, 2017 Edition:



New Year's Resolutions Inspirational Printable via Devastate Boredom -- #FridayFrivolity memes and fun!

Childhood Holiday Memories... #FridayFrivolity

5 Favorite Childhood Holiday Memories... #FridayFrivolity


Ahhh the holidays!  I hope everyone has happy childhood memories of the excitement, joy, and togetherness of the season.  Those (hopefully happy) childhood memories are the theme for this week's #FridayFrivolity!  

Take a stroll down memory lane with me...  


Humorous Christmas memories via Devastate Boredom
Caroling / Christmas Music... was always a big part of our holidays when I was growing up. I think we had to buy a second Mannheim Steamroller tape after wearing out our first... music from the Nutcracker and Nat King Cole's Christmas album were also among our favorites.  And we didn't just listen to Christmas music, oh no!  We went caroling ourselves, armed with candles and a homemade book of our favorite carols, neatly typed and stapled, making the rounds both in our own neighborhood and in those of our grandparents.  My own favorite part of caroling may or may not have been the multiple desserts we enjoyed at each destination, but the singing was fun too.  A particularly funny memory is the time that one set of grandparents didn't hear us right away, so we sang song after song, louder and louder, until half their apartment complex was watching us... and finally our melodic bellowing brought our grandparents out onto their balcony too.  I don't think I want to know what they were doing in there that was so absorbing, rofl, but I half suspect that the story could have even been funnier than we knew at the time...


Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller - Samantha Says READ or DON'T Read - Book Review in Miniature

Part of Devastate Boredom's READ or DON'T Read series - Samantha York reviews Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller - Christian spirituality - book review - inspiration - modern life and morality, via Devastate Boredom
Today's book review is brought to you by my life-long bestie and fellow-bibliophile Samantha Y!  Also be sure to check out her past book reviews on romance novel The Wedding Wager, family drama Everything I Never Told You, and historical novel Corridors of the Night!
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Blue like Jazz, Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller
Spirituality, Introspection, Memoir

READ if you are interested in exploring the boundary of where religion meets the real world, and finding the freedom that awaits there. 

Christmas Gift Ideas... As Seen on TV!

Christmas Gift Ideas... "As Seen on TV"!


My pal Lisa over at Syncopated Mama chose our #FridayFrivolity theme for this week... "As Seen on TV" items are apparently hot gift items for her family!  ;)  I actually had to do googling to figure out how familiar with this topic I really was... and it turned out to be more than I had thought!  


"As Seen on TV" Hot / Hilarious Gift Ideas!


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The Clapper -- Ahhh so classic!  My parents had this in their bedroom when I was growing up, and my brother and I thought it was the height of technological innovation!  And, as an added bonus, hugely entertaining.  It was often even entertaining from other parts of the house, hearing my parents clap six or seven times before the recalcitrant light would heed the summons... bahaha!

#FridayFrivolity Wishlist of a Book Worm -- Reading Recommendations!

The Wishlist of a Book Worm...

Wishlist of a bookworm -- good books to read, self-help, parenting, sci-fi, suspense, and fantasy.  Reviews of Marissa Meyer Cress, Charlotte Williams House on the Cliff, Danish Way of Parenting, Fellside, Brain Fog Fix, via Devastate Boredom

My pal Audrey over at Munofore picked our theme for tonight's #FridayFrivolity, and I have to admit it caused me a little angst!  I have the same angst every time somebody asks me what my favorite book is... so many books... how am I ever to choose just ONE?     

So yea, please don't ever ask me what my favorite book is.  I will probably involuntarily roll my eyes at you, and then feel bad about it later.

However, my current Book Worm Wishlist is pretty easy to pinpoint, because in the end I just decided to share what I have on hold at the library.  ;)  So here goes:

Cozy Winter Capsule Wardrobe -- Mix-and-Match Outfit Ideas!

 Easy and cute!  Cold weather capsule wardrobe outfit inspiration -- mix-and-match ideas for a cozy curated closet!  Style and fashion advice for a colorful minimalist winter wardrobe, via Devastate Boredom
We're deep into fall and headed for winter in the Northern hemisphere, so I'm feelin' The Cozy right now!  

Here is a sample Capsule Wardrobe that I'm going to call "Cozy Winter Symphony in Olive and Burgundy."  I chose to limit the bases to navy and grey, and stayed with cream for my top-layering to achieve ultimate mix-and-match outfit options.  Not including the "extras" I included just for fun -- the two coats, tights, boots, and cute socks to peek over the top of the boots, either over the tights or on their own -- this wardrobe includes 19 items that can be combined for 60+ outfits.  If you're confused about any of that, check out my ebook Secrets of the Capsule Wardrobe for the scoop on the importance of "balancing your bases," how to be strategic with color choice, and, most importantly, how to find your personal style and curate your closet into a collection that you really love!


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