GUEST POST: ABC’s of Marriage (For Wives) by Viviene Birgonia

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Viviene here visiting over from The Journey of a Woman (marriage blog) and The Blog for Brides (wedding blog). As you see, marriage and weddings are two of my favorite things! Because of that, I recently published my first book called “7 Things Every Wife Should Know”. (Pls permit me for a little plugging. lol..) It’s such an honor to be here with you at Feastful Life!

Like my good friend, Mitch, I’m also a newly wed (been married for 3 years now, that is if you still consider it newly wed). In those 3 years, I’ve come to realize that being a wife is more than being a domestic partner. I believe the ABC’s of Marriage will help and guide you in being the best helpmate possible to your husband.

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GUEST POST: Belated Bloomer’s Top 5 Travel Essentials

Our contributor of the month is a plus size blogger herself, we’re seat mates during the Swap Meet and Greet event hosted by the Pinay Curvies last January. Abi as everyone calls her, is the face behind the ever fashionable and witty blog called The Belated Bloomer. She’s undeniably fun to be with, smart, an active participant of Pinay Curvies Swag and of course, aside from her outstanding fashion senses, she’s a certified jet-setter too! Reasons why I’m truly honored that she said agreed on pitching in her personal tips on traveling.

So without further ado, here’s Abi’s travel must haves for every free-spirited plusies out there.

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My Top 5 Travel Essentials

Given that you already know that you should bring your passport, your hotel reservation form and currency of that place you’re going to (Bringing US Dollars to exchange is usually a safe way to go.), here are my top five travel essentials.

1. Jacket

No matter the current season of my destination, I bring a jacket to make sure that I’m comfortable. Even hot countries like the Philippines do have seasonal rainfalls and places where the air conditioners will mercilessly freeze your butt off. Snoozing during a plane ride will be much easier if you have a jacket you can cover yourself with.

Here are some nice jackets you can wrap yourself in, and look cute while doing it!

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GUEST POST: Bea Bajar on A Plus Size Girl’s Everyday Mantra

Hello, beautiful people!

I’m Bea, owner and writer of Every Size is Beautiful blog (http://beatrizzzbajar.tumblr.com). My heart’s actually erratic while writing this piece because it’s my first time to write as a guest blogger. Honestly when Mitch asked me to be her guest blogger, my eyes bulged and for the first time I didn’t know how to reply to her e-mail. I am speechless too for like, a minute or so, since I’m not so sure I could do a piece that would make her readers happy, plus given my review schedule, my daily routine’s actually a mess right now.  Thankfully, Mitch is understanding and kind enough to consider my concerns

Anyway, when I finally hit the reply button to Mitch’s e-mail, my thinking capacity went double time to address a specific subject that is both dear to me and Mitch. We were thinking something related to beauty since I’m into product reviews, but I realized this is the perfect time to lift up Mitch’s and my blog’s advocacy, which is Beautiful at any size.  It’s been a while since I posted something inspiring about women’s beauty at any size because I rarely post OOTD’s right now. So analyzing that thought, I was thinking, “Hmmm. This would work!”

So, enough of my endless chatter, let’s go to the main event. I’ve decided to share with you ladies (and gents) regardless of size, age and race, my mantra to feel gorgeous and stunning everyday – with a dress size of 12, of course!

1.)  I surround myself with people I love the most, and love me back, unconditionally.

For that statement, I meant every word. People around you are your best support system, so be sure that they give you inspiration and motivation for your goals in life.  People won’t stop talking, yes. Whether in front of you or behind your back, we’ll never know. But if you’ll learn to choose which kind of criticisms and words of encouragement you’ll just listen to, then I’m sure your insecurities would dissipate one by one. It’s not that it’s bad to hear destructive comments, because you’ll be hearing lots and lots of it every single day. The bad thing is that sometimes, we let destructive criticisms get into our system, so the tendency would be to aspire something or someone we are not. Remember, in order for others to appreciate your whole being, you must learn to accept and love yourself first.

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Guest Blogging is Back!

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It was way back November 2012 when guest blogging started here having my dear friend Extra Seksi as the first ever cover. Now months passed with a goal of reaching out to a broader range of curvy Filipinas that shares same perspective as of mine, I couldn’t be more excited to announce that Ms. Bea Bajar will be pitching in an inspiring piece mainly for us. Bea is a beauty maven, owner and writer behind Every Size is Beautiful blog. I’m just glad to meet her because she reviews beauty products so well and provides tutorial posts that are sincerely helpful to women who just struggle to understand the beauty world. So before May ends, visit us back on Wednesday that’s May 29th to get to know more about Bea plus the chance to learn her everyday fabulous tips.

GUEST POST: Extra Seksi’s WORLD PREMIERE: That Printed Purple Jacket

A week before our long-awaited trek to the highlands of Baguio, I was told by friends that it was super cold. Hence, I packed my colorful muffler and my new jacket, plus my old hooded jacket and bonnet for my boyfriend Waldo in preparation for this trip. Wait, I re-read the prior sentence and something feels off. My new jacket? Technically, it’s somebody else’s old jacket. I need to clear that out. (Were you thinking something hand-me-down for Waldo, something spanking new for me? Nah. Haha!)

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