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This week we are featuring new Vintie and French blogger and body positivity advocate, Manon Edwards, of Chic With Curves fame. Manon is originally from Marseille, a small city in the South of France - two years ago, she decided to embark on a fabulous American adventure and has been living in LA ever since.

 
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Tell us about your journey to becoming a blogger/influencer.

At the beginning it was just a hobby, since I was passionate by writing and blogging. I always had been concerned about the struggles of loving fashion and being plus sized, since I’m a size 16, so I decided to write especially about body acceptance. Even if my focus isn’t specifically fashion, I want to show that loving yourself AND loving fashion is totally possible, no matter your size! Once I started writing about this, a lot of brands contacted me, loving my energy and my fight against the negative image of plus size and fashion, so I began my social media accounts and become a freelance blogger influencer.

You have a strong message of body positivity - how did you come to be so confident and comfortable in your skin?

It’s been a long journey. It started after I broke up with my first love, because he wanted me to fit in with HIS standards of beauty, not mine. I told him enough, that I’ve cried too many times, that I’ve tried to change myself for somebody else too many times, and that I want to be happy with who I really am! It was still not easy to really come to loving myself after this, but I decided to keep a positive outlook on life and my body.

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Blogger roll call, from left to right: curvygirlchic, chicwithcurves, gabifresh & curveella 

How would you describe your style?

I do not have a specific style - that’s another part of my identity. I really encourage women to wear absolutely whatever they want, no matter their size. If you’re happy and feeling beautiful, that’s the best way to find your “fashion style.” So my own style actually  depends on my current mood! Sometimes I’m more preppy chic, sometimes more rock and casual, but I admit I’m in love with mixing different styles in one look - for example, a sexy chic dress and camo shirt with casual sneakers!

What is the biggest difference between French fashion and LA fashion?

The biggest difference is the choice! In LA (and the US, as a whole) even if you are plus size, if you want to go on the mall, you can also find some trendy stores with fashionable plus size clothes, like Lovesick, Torrid, Forever21 plus etc. In France, unfortunately, it’s still tough to find places that carry plus sizes in store. Some stores, like H&M, offer a maternity section but who said that being plus size means you want to wear maternity clothing? As well, if a store specializes in plus size in France, it usually is not trendy clothing aimed at older women. While styles and trends are international, for the most part, the selection and availability of plus size options is the key difference between the US and France.

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Name three of your top brands for finding amazing clothes

Lovesick

Wetseal

Torrid

What are you most looking forward to for fall fashion?

I’m loving jeans that are super destroyed on the knees or with destroyed fringes at the bottom, which I saw on the runways last year! I also am looking forward to over-the-knee boots and the classic lace up dress or top.

You recently joined Vinted and even came to our Vinted Goes Vintage event! What do you love about being a member of Vinted?

I’m in love with the fact that it’s really fast and easy to post your clothes for sale - every option is already set up, you just have to chose yours, upload a photo and that’s it! But what I prefer the most is that you can really find some great deals, and it’s specifically for clothes, shoes, accessories and fashion!

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Your words of wisdom for the Vinted community? 

Girls do not forget, be happy with YOURSELF for YOURSELF, be #HAPPYwithcurves no matter your size!

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Check out Manon's Vinted closet, featuring sizes 16 and up! 

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thatnatfang

Once a year, thousands of people from all over the world attend the MN State Fair. People go for the carnival games, rides, baby animals, crafted goods, lumberjack shows, concerts, etc.

Personally, I go for the FOOD.

This is a comprehensive list of all the battered, deep fried, sugary, frozen and on-a-stick deliciousness I consumed at The Great Minnesota Get Together!

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Miniature Cinnamon Rolls - best breakfast ever.

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"Uffda Taco" - very American taco ingredients folded up in Fry Bread. Minnesotan to the core.

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Frozen Key Lime Pie Dipped in Dark Chocolate - I felt slightly offended to find this was made in FL.

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Apple Cider Freeze Pop - incredibly refreshing. The real reason I visit the Agriculture Building.

Green Tea Slushie with a Shot of Strawberry - so great to find a drink that wasn't overly sugary.

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Deep Fried Cheese Curds - because this is the Midwest after all.

Popcorn Shrimp - I bought this because I had a coupon. I ate all of it because it was delicious.

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Deep Fried Cream Cheese Filled Green Olives - I was happy that my boyfriend hates olives.

Shaved Chocolate Ice - Can't remember it's name, but I remember the impact it had on my life.

Reuben Bites - My German heritage jumped for joy at the thought of deep fried sauerkraut.

Crab Fritters - I don't usually expect much from seafood in MN, but these were amazing.

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French Fries - I watched this 32 oz bucket go from pile of potatoes to sizzling hot in my hands. Bliss.

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Sweet Martha's Cookies - the sidewalk in front of this stand is paved in crushed chocolate chip goodness.

Giant Gummy Bear on a Stick - I am obsessed with gummies and this one did not dissapoint.

Hungry yet?

Love,

Nat

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thatnatfang

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Welcome to the experimental kitchen of Nat and Corey. We live in a cozy little apartment in the city with our two crazy cats. Cooking and eating are two of our favorite things. Come try a new recipe with us!

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In our recent internet searches we ran across a bunch of recipes for variations of a Blueberry French Toast Bake. We combined a few different versions to achieve our end result: deliciousness! Here is how we did it:

Gather the ingredients:

  • 2 small baguettes (you can use any bread that is a bit stiff)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries (you can sub for your favorite berry, we want to try raspberry next!)
  • 1 block of cream cheese 
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk 
  • 2 eggs

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We use a KitchenAid because we are spoiled brats, but if you've got a hand mixer or even a whisk and some big biceps: you'll be golden.

Start mixing the cream cheese first. Then add the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Order is not important, just make sure you leave a small break time in between each one so it blends nice and smooth. It will get pretty liquidy with some little chunkies, but don't worry about those. 

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Chop up the bread into bite size hunks. Like, an inch or whatever floats your boat. Throw it all into a big bowl and pour the liquified ingredients over the top.

                                             

Take a big spoon, or your hands if you're into that, and mix it all up. Then dump it in a baking dish. (We used an 11 cup Pyrex dish that measures about 6"x9" for reference.)

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We wanted to make sure that the bread really soaked up the liquid because dry french toast is the absolute worst. So, we got a little creative. We placed a large piece of plastic wrap over the top and pressed down with our hands. It worked great! Then we snapped the lid on and left it all in the fridge overnight. We came across a few recipes that said to just let it sit for 20-30 minutes. You can try this if you're in a rush, but we found that mixing this at night and heating it up for breakfast in the morning is our favorite way make this dish. 

Whenever you're ready to, toss it in the oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Don't forget to check it a couple of times because every oven is a little different! It doesn't need to get very dark at all on top in order for it to be very tasty. 

It's going to be tough because this stuff smells heavenly, but let it cool for a little while before serving. You can top it with all kinds of fun things like powdered sugar, blueberry sauce, or our personal favorite: whipped cream out of a spray can. 

Scoop a bunch on a plate, top it off and dig in!

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We hope you love this easy to make dish as much as we do. 

Love and ovens,

Nat & Corey 

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courtneylodge

Recipes should be two things: delicious and fun!  This one is both. Grillable Personal Pizzas are perfect for when the weather heats up. Don't have a grill? No problem! These can also be made in the oven or in a toaster oven.

Ingredients:

  • 1 12 oz can of tomato sauce
  • 1 8 oz can of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp-tbsp cayenne pepper
  • ortillas


Toppings:

I used mozzarella cheese, mixed Italian cheeses, Colby jack cheese, pineapple, barbecue sauce, Canadian bacon, bacon bits, and pepperoni. The choices are endless here. If you have it in the house and it goes on pizza, have at it!


Instructions:

1.Combine tomato paste and tomato sauce. Stir well.

    

2. Add cayenne pepper to your taste. This will make your sauce a bit spicy. I recommend starting low and adding more if you want a bit more kick.

   
3. Lay out your tortillas on plates or on a cookie sheet.

  
4. Spread red sauce evenly over the tortilla using a spoon. Use as much or as little as you would like.

   
5. Top pizzas as desired.

   
6. Cover in cheeses.

   
7. Place on the grill on medium heat for 6 minutes or until cheese browns and tortillas crisp up.   

8. Chow down!

Hawaiian pizza: use barbecue sauce instead of red sauce. Top with pineapple and Canadian bacon.

Don't have a grill? Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Cook for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.

Sauce will keep for up to a week in the fridge.

Enjoy!


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c.pia2035

  

Hi girls !!  Dinner is never complete without dessert. I have an  awesome Choux Cream recipe to share with you all it's easy and delicious. So.. forget about your diet just a moment.

Let's enjoy the Choux Cream!

  

  

Custard filling  

  

Ingredients

     

Step 1:  

  

Mix 1: Add milk + sugar + salt into a small sauce pot, over low heat .. stir until it getting warm, sugar and salt melted .. turn off the stove

  

 

Step 2:

 

Mix 1+ egg yolks + corn starch together in a small bowl. I used a little hand mixer just to be quick.  Mix well.

  

Step 3:

  

Add mix into the milk pot + vanilla.  Turn on low heat.  Stir  until thick (may take a couple minutes, so be patience)

  

  

Let it cool down!

 

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Step 1:

  

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

  

 

Step 2:

  

Bring water + butter + sugar to boil then low the heat down

  

Step 3:

   

Add flour and mix well until the flour doesn't stick to the pan, remove from heat.

    

Step 4:

   

Let it cool down a little bit. Make sure its not too hot before you get to the next step.

  

Step 5:

 

Add eggs ONE BY ONE and then add baking powder, mix well.

      

Step 6:

   

Transfer mixture into piping bag and pipe them about 2-3 inches across on the sheet lined with baking paper.

   

Step 7:

   

Bake for 11 minutes at 425F and then turn down the heat to 350  for around 10 minutes more. DO NOT open the oven door.

     

Step 8:

Ater you take it out of the oven. Let it completely cool down before you fill it up, if we add the fillings while it still hot or warm, fillings will turn sour!

   

Enjoy! 

   

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resalequeens

We all get that sudden craving for sweets, salty foods, or just something to tame our stomachs. Well look no further! I've come to save you from reaching for the junk - instead pick healthy snacks that will make you feel full and GREAT! 

My breakfast a couple days ago!! //Instagram

My most recent favorite snack is whole grain flaxseed crackers and original hummus. It might be an acquired taste for some, but since I've chosen to be more healthy, this has been the best choice. I brought it to a hard copy newspaper production at my college last weekend and I kept getting compliments on my obedience to eat healthy'. Little do they know how GOOD it tastes! 

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Another quick and healthy snack is gluten free, organic, VEGAN lemon cookies. These are by far my favorite snack at any time of the day. It gives you the sugars that the neurons in your brain run on, as well as some of the carbs you need to sustain your energy throughout the day. Who would've thought cookies would do that? I DID! That's why I'm sharing the secret with you! The good thing about these cookies? They come in 4 different types! I find these at my local natural food store, and they're usually upwards of $4, but totally worth it. 

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The default snack that's always healthy and helps those neurons work properly is fruit. This means just cutting up a pineapple, 5 - 8 apples, or a couple bananas. Fruit is best in higher quantities and fills you up for hours. Once you notice that you're crashing, it's time for some more fruit! That's health at it's finest. I definitely eat about 5 pounds of fruit a day, and I would never say that I regret that decision, because my health has proved to me that FRUIT WORKS. 

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samijosessentials

Foodporn

Crockpots are my BFF in the kicthen and this recipe for breakfast scarmble is super easy and will be ready when you wake up! Here's what you will need...

 

Ingredients: 

  • 12 eggs 
  • 1 bag of frozen hash browns
  • 1 16oz roll of sausage (I used Jimmy Dean)
  • 16 oz of shredded cheese
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 bell pepper (red or green)
  • 1/2 white onion, chopped​

Instructions:

  1. Brown your sausage and onion in a skillet and set aside. Also go ahead and chop your pepper.
  2. Spray the bottom of the crock pot with cooking spray and layer your hash browns on the bottom.  
  3. In a medium bowl, crack your eggs and add milk, whisk them together. Add salt and pepper and set aside. 
  4. Layer the sausage and onion on top of the hash browns, then the bell pepper, and lastly the cheese on top of that.
  5. Mix everything in crockpot together. Pour egg mixture over.
  6. Cook overnight on low for 6-8 hours 

Bon Appetit,

Samantha

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Thanksgiving is next week and I can't wait!  The food, the family, the food, the friends, the parade, did i mention the food?  I've got some great sides receipe for you to try this year to share with your family or friends.

 

1. Mashed Potatoes

Everyone likes their mashed potatoes a certain way.  Creamy, with lumps, or if you're like Phoebe from Friends whipped with peas and onions.  Buzzfeed has 13 mashed potatoes recipes, which one is your favorite?

 

2. Sweet Potato Casserole Bites

Looking for a great and easy recipe?  Try the "Sweet Potato Casserole Bites"!  They look great and are oh so easy to make!

 

3. Hawaiian Sweet Bread Stuffing

Stuff your guest with this fun and yummy new twist of stuffing.  Find the recipe here!  

 

4. Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are easy to make and delicious.  Make these and it's guaranteed your family and friends will leave stuffed and happy.  Here's on of many recipes online to try!

 

5. Stuffed Baby Pumpkins

These stuffed baby pumpkins are sure to steal the show at Thanksgiving dinner!  Definitely Instagram worthy #foodporn.  Give the recipe a try! 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved one this year!  

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batonthing

Hi everyone its me Maddy again or you may know me as @batonthing.  This month I decided to try different pumpkin prodcuts.  Here are my top picks!

 

PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte)

I tried the PSL at Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts and they were both fantabulous!  I definitely vote this the best fall drink created. //photo

 

Pumpkin Munchkins

These can only be found at Dunkin' Donuts and if you like sweet treats these are a must try. They are the perfect combination of pumpkin and spice but neither ingredients over powers the one another. //photo

 

Iced pumpkin scone

These can only be found at Trader Joe's and I'm pretty sure they're a limited edition. Now if you're not a super sugar fanatic like I am than you should probably skip this item because all you need is one and then you are done (haha that rhymed).  They are super sweet and have the perfect amount of pumpkin. //photo

 

Pumpkin spice coffee

Coffee again, and again can only be found at Trader Joe's. This coffee had the perfect levels of boldness and sweetness, I didn't even need to add sugar or creamer to drink this coffee.  It was amazing! //photo

Those were the top pumpkin flavored food I tried this month!  Want to hear about the terrible ones?  Check out my YouTube page!  

 

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owlatron

Hey there! School is coming up for some of you so we all know that you'll be on that coffee grind! Shout out to the gilmore girls! ;)

As I'm someone who has to get up before 1pm #thestruggle, I have collected quite the list of coffee recipes that I've attempted or hoped to one day attempt!

My gift to you - coffee coffee coffee! 

1. The one for the gains! 

When I get on my fitness kick it's always " THE PROTEIN! I NEED THE PROTEIN!"  I'm all about those protein shakes first thing in the morning - but there I was double fisting a protein shake and a coffee. Well as my favorite commercial says "por que no los dos?" (why not both?)  And here it is - both in ONE! This is absolutely delicious and the best part is, it's so easy! // source

2. For the one who likes to prep

Sometimes we need something to look forward to! This cold brew coffee recipe is great for anyone who wants a little prep work the night before. What I love is it finally taught me why my iced coffee was all wrong! Over night soaking youre a miracle! Even better, she has more than one coffee recipe. But this is perf for those early mornings! // source.

overnight coffee

3. For those who can't get enough coffee

Yo dawg, I heard you like coffee so we put coffee in your coffee so you can coffee while you coffee! Yeah this will definitely be perfect for the previous recipe! Some mornings need that extra pick me up. And who wants water diluting all that beautiful caffeine? Here's a tip: Make your coffee a little sweeter than usual so when the ice melts it becomes juuuuust right ;) // source.

coffee ice

4. For the multitasker 

When is the appropriate time to brush your teeth? Before coffee or after? Here's the answer skip the brush and drink the mint! KIDDING! But oh man, let me tell you, freshly brushed teeth definitely kicks this up a notch! As a fan of mint with most things - I stand by this 100%. If you're generally not a mint anything, please don't try this and then blame me. // source. 

dat mint tho

5. For those who love coffee from all regions

Why put pants on to go to the thai food place when you can make it at home! SUCCESS! Thai iced coffee is one of my favorite forms of coffee. Its rich and has a nice earthiness to it... is that how you food review? #FoodNetwork. I order it every time it's available - I've even tried prepackaged bottles (don't do it!) but nothing like being able to make at home! // source

thai coffee

want to clarify that the mason jar look was coincedence! I did not plan it - but man, I think we've learned that coffee in a mason jar is a might fine combination. Mason jars - the new mug? Share your favorite coffee recipes and let me know if in the colder months you want a HOT coffee list. ;) 

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