My Top Amazon Plus Size Outfits for Summer

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a shopaholic. I love the thrill of finding cute new outfits, and getting all dolled up.

With gas prices skyrocketing and the cost of food is soaring higher and higher, my budget does not allow for my clothing addiction.

I know, clothes shopping can be stressful for some people. A lot of people have switched to online shopping, to avoid the crowds, or to find a better selection.

Even online shopping can be difficult and time consuming.

I was browsing Amazon, you know trying to appease my shopping problem, and I saw so many cute plus size outfit ideas. A thought popped into my head to pick out my favorite items, read the reviews and share with all of you!

If you see something you would like to buy, just use my link and I can earn a commission.

Without further ado, here is my Amazon Top Plus Size Summer Outfits.

Floerns Women’s Plus Size Striped Print Wrap V Neck Short Sleeve A Line Dress

This dress looks perfect for summer. You could wear it with heels for a night on the Town, or pair it with a cute summer hat and some flip flops for a day at the Zoo.

The reviews claim it is true to size and the size goes up to 4x.

Floerns Women’s Plus Size Wrap V Neck Short Sleeve Ruffle Hem A Line Short Dress

I actually have this dress in Pink, and it is wonderful! It is so nice and flowy. It does not hug the belly area, which is a huge plus for me. There is also many color options to choose from, I really need this color.

The size goes up to 4x and is true to size.

Nemidor Women’s Casual Loose Pocket Long Dress Short Sleeve Plus Size Slit Maxi Dress

I love comfortable dresses and this print is so perfect for a beach vacation or camping at the lake.

I did read that you should size up, if you want it to be flowy and oversized. The sizes go up to 26 and it comes in a variety of colors and designs.

LANREMON Womens Plus Size Tops Leopard Tunic Tops Crewneck T Shirts Short Sleeve Color Block Blouse

This top is so cute. It’s lightweight and a soft material. I could see myself pairing this top with my shorts, and sneakers for a nice, quick, and simple summer outfit.

This top goes to size 26 and there is more colors available.

HDLTE Plus Size Women Country Music T-Shirt Tennessee Whiskey Strawberry Wine Tee Short Sleeve Drinking Shirt

In the past, I haven’t had much good luck with finding true to size, plus size graphic T-shirts.

I am not familiar with this Brand, but there was good reviews. This graphic tee goes up to 4x and seems to be true to size.

I could see myself wearing this shirt with some flare blue jeans and some boots, and enjoying some outdoor concerts.

RITERA Plus Size Tops for Women Short Sleeve Shirts V Neck Tshirt Color Block Tunic Summer Casual Blouses XL-5XL

I was so excited to read all good reviews! I am really digging this Brand, they have some really cute tops.

The reviews say this top is true to size and it goes up to a size 5xl.

RITERA Plus Size Tank Tops for Women Color block Shirt V Neck Sleeveless Tunic Casual Summer Cami Shirts Sexy Blouses

This tank top is adorable! I am absolutely in love with this tank top. They have so many color options and styles to choose from, and they go up to 5x.

The reviews show that it is good material and true to size, for a tighter fit you may even want to size down.

RITERA Plus Size Tops for Women Short Sleeve Shirts V Neck Tunics Summer Blouses XL-5XL

How have I not heard about this brand?? I love anything bright and cheerful, and this top is definitely giving me cheery vibes.

The reviews say it is true to size, and the colors are just as vivid as in the picture. The size goes up to 5x and there are different colors and styles.

Rubugil Women’s 2022 Plus Size Dresses Boho Floral Summer Spaghetti Flowy Casual Midi Dress

I know, it’s another dress, but you gotta love a good summer dress.

The size goes up to 4x and there are several colors to choose from. All the reviews say true to size and very flowy.

RITERA Plus Size Tops for Women Casual T-Shirt Short Sleeve Round V Neck Tunic Oversized Shirts XL-5XL

This V-Neck top would be perfect for a hot, summer day. Pair it with a cute baseball hat, and you have a cute outfit for running errands or dining out with friends.

This top is true to size and goes up to a 5xl.

I hope you all enjoyed my Amazon Plus Size Summer finds, leave me a comment if you would like to see more plus size fashion finds!

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10 Things You Should Know Before Moving to the Country

Here lately, I’ve noticed a lot of city folk moving to the country.

I have lived the country life, for most of my life.

There is so many great things about rural living. Such as, peace and quiet, solitude, and the beauty of nature.

Yet, I wonder how many of you considering country life, really know what country life intells.

So, here are my top 10 things you should know before moving to the country.

1. There are Many Unpleasant Smells

When you live in the country, you have to factor in the awful smells of rural living.

There are life stock everywhere, and they don’t smell pretty. We live across the street from a cow feed lot, and let me tell you, the smells are not for the meek. Some mornings my nostrils are filled with the sweet smell of cow manure.

You also have to be ready for skunks and dead animal smells.

If you move next to corn fields, or any type of crops, you may want to get your nose ready for crop dusters. Ever wonder why they call toots a crop duster, it’s because it stinks. Although, they are very fun to watch, the smell is horrendous.

2. Be Prepared to leave early

We live about 10 to 15 minutes outside of our little town, but to get into the city of Waco, it takes us about 30 to 45 minutes to get there.

It’s just a common practice for us to leave 30 to 40 minutes early, to make it to appointments on time.

So, if you’re into leaving your house 5 minutes before an appointment or meeting, country life may not be for you.

3. No Pizza Delivery

Where I live, there is not any pizza delivery or grocery delivery services available in our area. So, if you’re use to having everything delivered, you may want to find locations where places deliver.

We have lived in our home for over 10+ years, and have never had a pizza delivered. Which, is a little sad, because I love pizza and would love for it to be nice and hot when I eat it. Instead, we have to drive about 10 minutes to get the pizza and 10 minutes home, so it’s not freshly hot when we dig into it.

4. Wifi Sucks

If you move to an area that is not covered by big name internet companies, then you have to settle with satellite internet. Where I live, satellite internet is our only option.

It’s not terrible, but if you’re a big time gamer or need really fast internet, satellite wifi may not be for you.

5. Bugs

There is no way around it, if you live in the country, there will be bugs.

Flies, spiders, June bugs, and Ants are just a few of the insects I deal with on a daily basis.

If you don’t mind a June bug flying at your head, while you watch the beautiful sunset, then country life might be for you.

6. Creepy crawlers

Now, I have lived in the country for a very long time, and I still cannot handle spiders! 😫

Every Spring, here they come, stressing me out. They love to hide in my laundry baskets, so while I’m loading the washer, they can jump at me and give me a heart attack. 😱

You also have to be prepared for snakes. While, most of them are chicken or grass snakes, you still should be careful of Rattle Snakes and Copperheads. 🐍

Lastly, there are lots of field mice. If you plan on having land, it’s a good idea to have some cats. Of course, I have lazy cats but they do help with the field mice coming into the house.

7. Wildlife

If you have small dogs, like I do, you have to be careful of hawks and owls. They will swoop down and carry off little dogs. I know that sounds terrifying but it does happen.

While, I do love watching Owls hoot from the trees and watching all the beautiful wildlife you can only get from living in the country, there are animals you have to watch out for.

If you plan on having Chickens, watch out for Chicken Hawks. I cannot count how many Chickens we lost to Chicken Hawks.

Another wild animal you have to watch out for are Coyotes. I don’t see them too often, but I can hear them all night howling, so I know they are out there.

Wild hogs like to root around in fields as well, and they can be pretty dangerous, so stay clear of them.

Of course, this is for my area in Texas, I’m sure other States have a lot more wildlife to worry about. We have heard rumors of a Mountain Lion roaming around our area, so you never know what’s out there.

8. Sounds

If you’re use to hearing Sirens and Traffic to lull you to sleep, country life isn’t for you.

There is not any traffic noise or sirens but you will get plenty of Crickets serenading you to sleep.

As I mentioned before, you will here coyotes howling all night long.

I love all the sounds of the country, but if you don’t like waking up to the sounds of Roosters crowing, you may want to stick to sirens.

9. Bad Weather

So, the weather isn’t worse in the country, but when there is bad Weather, you have to be prepared.

Where I live, we do not hear the Emergency Sirens, so we have to rely on the Weather Announcements and watching the Radar. If we see bad Weather approaching our area, we start preparing for it.

You also have to prepared to lose internet in any bad weather, so I like to have a radio with batteries, just in case.

I also like to keep plenty of candles and flashlights on hand for storms. If the electricity goes out in the country, it is dark. There aren’t any street lights or any type of generated lights.

9. It really is wonderful

If you can get past all I have mentioned above, country living really is great!

Sitting on the patio after a long day, watching a cotton candy sky as the sun sets.

Watching fireflies and an abundance of bright stars, light up the night sky.

Falling asleep to peace and quiet.

Picking wild Plums and enjoying nature with my family.

There are so many things I could share about living in the country, but I think y’all get it.

If you live in the country, I would love to hear your favorite part of country life or any advice you would give.


The Not So Perfect Side of Party Planning

I love planning parties for my kids, but it never goes as planned.

My son recently turned 16, so I decided to throw him a dive-in movie sweet 16 birthday party. The plan was to have a retro movie themed party with a movie by the pool, so the teenagers could float and enjoy the show.

I spent months planning and organizing this party for him and his friends.

I had the whole party planned out in my head and I had hoped that everything would work out smoothly.

Well, you would think I would have learned after so many years of planning parties, things don’t always go as planned.

Pictures always make everything look so perfect, so I have decided to share my dive-in birthday party, with the not so perfect moments.

You Can’t Control the Weather

When planning an outdoor party, you are faced with the challenge of not knowing what the weather will bring upon you.

The sun was shining, and there was no chance of rain, but the wind decided to blow at gulf speeds.

I decided to use foam mounting strips to hold everything down, tablecloths, decorations and etc.

The movie screen was a bit more difficult to hold down. The screen was falling and blowing in the wind, but we made do with zip ties.

Oh and the balloons, the balloons I spent so much time blowing up, never even made it to the party. I had planned on having the walkway to our pool lined with a ton of balloons, some of which were light up balloons, but the wind had other plans for the balloons. Most of the bunches of balloons I filled with helium, never made it out of the house. 🤦‍♀️

Then, we had the Texas heat too deal with. It may have only been 98 degrees but it felt like 110 degrees.

I like to have everything set up before the party starts, but because of the wind and heat, I had to hold off on setting up the candy and cake. So, that threw me off my schedule, but I had to suck it up and move on with the party. 🤦‍♀️

You Always Need More Seating

So, after the party started, we had a little more guests than planned. Of course, I did not have enough chairs, so people were left standing while they ate. 🤦‍♀️

So, as someone with anxiety, I freaked out. I started anxiously searching for more chairs, which made me miss out on mingling with the guests.

Teenagers Will Be Teenagers

So, after frantically searching for chairs, I decided to get back to the party.

I then found out that some of the boys were using foul language in the pool with smaller children present.

I may have lost my cool a little bit and threatened to cancel the party if there was anymore cussing. 🤦‍♀️

Then, after you lose your cool, you have to move ahead with the party. By then, some people had already left the party, leaving me with enormous guilt for letting my temper get the best of me.

As we are getting ready to cut the cake and the teens are exiting the pool, I notice none of them have towels.

My son was in charge of inviting his friends from school, but he neglected to tell them it was a swim party. Some of the boys were literally swimming in their blue jeans. 🤦‍♀️

Needless to say, every single one of my beach towels were used that day and had to be washed. 🤦‍♀️

Everything That Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong

I spent hours making a sideshow for my son, with his sixteen years of pictures. I had music saved to go with the slideshow as well.

We had planned on having it set to the outdoor TV, to play while the guest ate their food.

So, that didn’t go as planned. The music would not work and I spent way too much time trying to figure out how to fix it. 🤦‍♀️

Everyone did get to enjoy the slide show, just without the music I had planned.

Then, we get to the main event of the birthday party, the movie by the pool.

First, we did not plan how we were renting the movie. We had to get a tech savvy guest to help us rent “The Meg“. That took about an hour, half the guests have left by now.

We finally get the movie going, we get in the pool to float and watch the shark movie, but I forgot to charge the laptop that was playing the movie. 🤦‍♀️

The movie was cut short, and needless to say, the party was over.

At the end of the day, my son said he had a great sixteenth birthday and he didn’t even care that it was not perfect.

I didn’t get to take that many pictures of my son and his friends, because of stressing and worrying about everything being perfect. Instead, I should have sat back and relaxed and enjoyed my son’s sixteenth birthday.

We get so caught up in everything being just the way we planned it, we forget to just enjoy the moment. These kids don’t care about perfection. My son would rather I be calm and collective, then a raging maniac trying to make everything go the way I planned it in my head.

Don’t let pictures deceive you, I’m sure there are stories just like mine to go with all those beautiful pictures.

Enjoy the little things in life and just let all that perfect non sense go.

Leave me a comment if you want to learn more about the dive-in movie.