Happy Blogoversary to Me!

Happy Monday all!

Yesterday was my blog’s first anniversary! YAY!!!!

This time last year I nervously clicked  the “publish” button and viola! Grown and Curvy Woman was born.  This little blog has made a BIG impact on my life.  Blogging has  really opened and expanded my world in such a positive way.  It has taught me to be   more creative, self-confident and less shy.  I’m now more willing  to step outside my  comfort zone and try new things.  My blog has also given me a source of pride that I haven’t felt in years.

There are two people I need to thank because without them I  wouldn’t be here.  Thank you Thomasena for introducing me to WordPress and encouraging me to start my blog.  There are not enough ways to say thank you to Tamera (aka Le Mer) for her unwavering support. When I asked Tamera a year ago if she would take my blog pictures (with my iPhone no less! LOL) she didn’t hesitate to say yes.  To this day, Tamera still takes my blog photos.

And to my awesome readers,  THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for your support.   Your wonderful comments and emails mean so much and have inspired me to keep blogging.   Again, THANK YOU!!!!

Have a wonderful day!

Highlights from the past year:

Turning 40 in February

Turning 40 in February

Taking a FULL picture of me in a bathing suit!

Being featured on "Freshly Pressed" on the WordPress home page

Being featured on “Freshly Pressed” on the WordPress home page

Meeting these FABULOUS women!

My first…

My fab buddy Shondrika photo bombing me! LOL

Modeled in Skinny Minority’s Fashion Week event at Macy’s


  1. January 7, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Happy Happy Blogoversary! I wish you continued success in 2013! 😀

    • January 7, 2013 / 5:59 pm

      Thank you hon! Meeting you this year was one of my highlights too! Youre such a sweet and geninue person. I feel lucky to have met you!

  2. January 7, 2013 / 4:18 pm

    Congratulations on one year of fabulous style blogging. My blogversary is next week, so we started ours around the same time! Here’s to the next year:)

    • January 7, 2013 / 5:58 pm

      Yes I remember! I cant believe a year has gone by so quickly! Thank you for always supporting my blog. It means so much to me!

  3. January 7, 2013 / 4:54 pm

    Congratulations and hopefully we can meet this year. My goal is to make one blogging conference, BlogHer 13 is in Chicago.

    • January 7, 2013 / 5:57 pm

      I hope we can because Im going to BlogHer13 in Chicago!!! 🙂

  4. maria
    January 7, 2013 / 5:06 pm

    happy blogversary to you! i am looking forward to this year, and your wonderful blogging x

    • January 7, 2013 / 5:56 pm

      Thank you hon for all your support and wonderful comments!

  5. January 7, 2013 / 6:49 pm

    Happy Bloggiversary! Love catching up with you every day!

    • January 8, 2013 / 3:32 am

      Thank you honey! I love your blog and your style!

  6. January 7, 2013 / 8:06 pm

    I love your blog because every time you post, I get to see a photo of a stylish, gorgeous, confident lady with a beautiful smile. I wondered how you did your photos – your friend does a top job of clicking that shutter. 🙂 What is a blogger conference! It sounds like fun! 🙂

    • January 8, 2013 / 3:31 am

      Thank you SOOOOO much! I so appreciate your comments and look forward to them. Yes Tamera is good with the camera. Shes the best!
      A blogger conference I attended was to introduce MYNT 1792 Fall/Winter line. It was the first time I was invited to something like that, so I was geeked!

  7. Selah
    January 7, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    Congrats! Your blog is such an inspiration to me. Thank you.

    • January 8, 2013 / 3:27 am

      Im honored that you feel my blog is an inspiration. That really makes me happy Selah! 🙂

  8. January 8, 2013 / 12:38 am

    I am so glad you started blogging because otherwise I wouldn’t have ‘met’ you! Happy blogoversary and can’t wait to see what you come up with for 2013.

    • January 8, 2013 / 3:26 am

      Thank you for always being such a positive and awesome person! I always look forward to your comments. Readers like you inspire me to blog. Thank you!

  9. January 8, 2013 / 1:32 am

    Love both the top and bottom dresses in your highlight pics! I didn’t see those somehow…

    • January 8, 2013 / 1:32 am

      Oh, and , of course, Congrats!

    • January 8, 2013 / 3:23 am

      Thank you so much!

      The top dress is in this post:

      The striped dress is in this post

  10. January 8, 2013 / 2:26 am

    Happy Blogoversary!

    So glad you pushed that button woman and I am geeked to know ya!


    • January 8, 2013 / 3:03 am

      Thank you hon! Im so glad we met and cant wait to hang out in Chi-Town in July!!!

  11. January 8, 2013 / 7:00 am

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Here is too many more years of blogging fabulousness!!

    • January 8, 2013 / 3:43 pm

      Thank you so much girl! Meeting you was one of the highlights of my year. I look forward to seeing & working with you!

  12. January 10, 2013 / 3:10 am

    Congratulations, friend. I wish you knew how important your blog has become, not only to me but I am sure to many. I study the photos of your outfits, like a light bulb is going off over my head, thinking what I have and how I can do the same thing. You have been a part of decades-worth of body-image healing for me!

    • January 11, 2013 / 11:01 pm

      I feel so honored to be apart of your journey. Im happy you find my blog so helpful! This is the BEST comment ever! Thank you so much for supporting my blog!

  13. January 15, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Wow! Just read this now. Happy 1st blogversary! 🙂 Looking forward for more amazing and inspiring blogging moments! <3

    • January 15, 2013 / 4:04 pm

      Thank you SOOOOO much! Im really looking forward to what 2013 has in store for the blog!

  14. January 23, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    Girl, that chambery top and bone skirt is fantastic! Great styling job… so good that I may just steal it!

    • January 23, 2013 / 7:51 pm

      Please be my guest! I think that outfit looks great on everybody!

  15. Anne Boudreaux
    November 25, 2013 / 11:54 am

    I love the way you dress, and with so much confidence! I love the white and blue striped dress and ties on the side. It does not say where you would have gotten that one and I was curious. Thanks

    • November 27, 2013 / 12:56 am

      Thank you! The dress is from Jones NY. I got it at Lord and Taylor last Summer 🙂