Who needs an ugly Christmas sweater when you can have ugly Christmas PAJAMAS


So… exactly WHEN did ugly Christmas sweaters become a “thing?”

When I was a kid, and even into my teenage years, I thought Christmas sweaters with reindeer and Santas on them were “cute,” not “ugly.” Apparently I have no sense of fashion because the sweaters I wore back then were considered “ugly.” Who knew? I just liked them. Then again, I’ve never really followed fashion trends. I just wore what was comfortable, or what I liked.

Fast forward to modern times (ha ha). Suddenly everyone WANTS to wear and ugly Christmas sweater. In fact, people even have ugly Christmas sweater themed holiday parties. I’ve never been to one, but I can only imagine they are fun, because after all, you need to have a sense of humor to go out in public wearing the ugliest Christmas sweater you can find.

I wonder if they have ugly Hanukkah sweater parties? Hum….???

Another fun holiday fad is taking family photos wearing matching pajamas. Honestly, I think that is a cute idea. I wish it was a “thing” back when my kids were little. I don’t think I can get my 20 and 22 year olds to wear pajamas that match mom and dad’s. They would just roll their eyes at me if I even suggested it, then go right back to texting. Ha Ha.

Imagine if you could combine an ugly Christmas sweater with Christmas pajamas? You can, with ugly Christmas pajamas from UglyChristmasSweater.com.

Currently, Ugly Christmas Sweater is having a special sale on Christmas pajamas. They offer pajama jumpsuits, pajama sets (matching tops and bottoms), and lounge pants. They carry both men, women and children styles and sizes.

Here are some of my favorites that are available on their website. My #1 favorite is the “pink nightmare” bunny jumpsuit from the movie A Christmas Story.

I LOVE it! If it came in my size (I’m a plus size lady), I would get it for myself. Yes, I would sleep in it too!

The attached bunny slippers are so cute!

The Christmas Story Bunny Union Suit Pajama is available in both men and women’s sizes.

Other favorites of mine are…

Star Wars Chewbacca and Ships Lounge Pants

Buddy the Elf Costume Pajama Union Jumpsuit

Grinch Family Faces Christmas Pajama Union Suit



Home Alone Merry Christmas Ya’ Filthy Animal Pajama Jumpsuit

You can even have pajamas personalized, which would look great in a family photo.

As I mentioned, most pajamas are available in men, women, and children’s sizes. Please check each design for availability.

Ugly Christmas Sweater has pajamas styled after Home Alone, Star Wars, Elf, Fortnite, Grinch, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Rick & Morty, candy canes and more.

I was sent some pajamas from Ugly Christmas Sweater to review. I received the National Lampoon’s “Sh*tters Full” Pajama Union Suit.

We know what you’re thinking: what happens when you wear this officially-licensed National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Shitter’s Full Pajama Union Suit and your own, personal shitter becomes full, and eager to spill forcing you to have to rush to the bathroom and let one fly before you lose control, but you’re stuck into a one-piece union suit? Well, unfortunately, in a situation like that you’re gonna shit out of luck when you wear this this holday season, but if you’re a true, die-hard fan of Clarke. W. Griswold and his family, Cousin Eddie, Snots the Dog, and the gang of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, then you’ll be eager enough to take such a risk just so you can show off to all your friends and family what a real fan of the greatest Christmas movie of all time looks like.

This pajama is available in plus sizes. I guessed at what size I am, and I ended up requesting a size that is a bit too big. But honestly, I don’t mind one bit. I like having some “wiggle room.”

I must say, these pajamas are SO COMFY. Once I slipped it on I knew I had a new favorite set of pajamas. The material is soft (not scratchy!). I feel so snugly when I am wearing these pajamas – to the point I don’t want to take them off. Too bad I can’t wear them to work.

I was concerned how well it would work having to zip up and down the pajamas to use the “facilities.” So far I haven’t had any issues. Besides, why wait to use the bathroom until you REALLY have to go anyway. When you feel something coming on, just go!

So far, so good with the zipper too. I haven’t had any issues with it getting stuck.

The only “downside” (which really isn’t a big deal) is that I am short, and this fits a standard size, so it’s a wee bit long on me. No biggy.

This is NOT the most flattering picture. My hands were in the pockets (making me look “wider”), and the pajamas are a size too big (my fault, I requested a size too big by mistake). I’m also short, so they are a bit baggy on me.

If only I looked as good in these as the model. LOL!

Almost all of Ugly Christmas Sweater pajamas are on sale in November and December. Now is a great time to get some for yourself, or as a gift.

If you are interested in seeing the various styles available, visit UglyChristmasSweater.com or you can go directly to the pajama page.

Ugly Christmas Sweater also offers ugly Christmas sweaters (of course!) as well as other jackets, pop culture, toys, inflatables and more.

The brand can also be found on social media. Their links are found on their website.

What do you think of these pajamas? Do you see a pair you’d like to own or give as a gift?


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Check out The Comfy – a new way to keep warm


Our daughter. She hates the cold, especially winter.

I’m not sure if it’s the same in other parts of the country, but here in New York I’m getting “weather whiplash.” One day we have the air conditioner blasting, and the next day we’re cranking up the heat.

Fall weather appears to be kicking in (finally). We’ve had nights so cold that my husband put the flannel sheets on our bed and took out the heavier comforter. I think he’s going a wee bit overboard right now. It’s not THAT cold. But, admittedly, there have been times where I’ve had a bit of a chill. I’m rarely cold, but the older I get the more sensitive I am to the cold.

I wear fuzzy slippers and a sweater when I am cold at home. That seems to be fine enough for me, but the rest of my family, especially our daughter an my husband, no matter what they do, they can never keep warm.

If you are one of those people who tend to bundle up when there is a bit of a chill in your home, or you just love to snuggle with a soft blanket, I have a great product for you. It’s called The Comfy.

The Comfy is kind of like a sweatshirt, but it’s also like a blanket. It’s as if the two combined to make one fabulous product.

The Comfy is a huge blanket-like product that you wear. It even has a hood and a pocket to keep your head and hands warm.

You can snuggle into the comfy by pulling up the hood and tucking your feet underneath. It’s almost like making yourself into a snugly and warm “cocoon.”

I was sent one of The Comfy’s to review. I received one in a dark red color. The Comfy is available in a large variety of colors. They even have special ones for Christmas (Santa, reindeer, Elf), a pink one for Breast Cancer and an American flag one.

The moment I received The Comfy to review, our daughter just had to try it right away. She is ALWAYS cold. Even in the summer she wear hoodies and complains she’s cold. She also has Raynaud’s Disease, so when she gets cold her hands turn ghost white.

Our daughter is short (5′ 2″) and a medium size in clothing. The Comfy fit her just fine, even if it seemed too big on her. She doesn’t mind at all. She prefers it to be big because she says she can bury herself inside of it when on the couch or in bed watching TV or on her computer.

As you can see, it looks like she’s wearing a blanket with a hood on it.

I’m a plus size woman. Lately I’ve been wearing 1X/2X clothing. I was reluctant to try on The Comfy, thinking it wouldn’t fit me, but it does! And it fits with plenty of room to spare.

On me, the arms on The Comfy are a bit long, but that is fine with me. It keeps my hands and arms covered and warm.

My husband HATES being cold. He counts down the days until the first day of summer when the first day of autumn comes around (no kidding). He even jokes about making one of those paper chains people make for Christmas (the ones you tear off a chain each day until Christmas), to countdown the first day of summer. Ha Ha.

One night I found him in bed, on his phone, wearing The Comfy. He didn’t sleep in it, but he wore it until he was ready to go to sleep.

The Comfy matches our bedding really well. It’s pretty much the same color.

The Comfy is not only great to wear at home, but you can take it with you on the go. You can wear The Comfy at outside sporting events and camping, for example.

The Comfy is great for both woman and men. They even have children’s sizes.

The brand also sells boots and a Comfy hoodie, which is a new product.

The Comfy was invented by two brothers and were featured on ABC’s Shark Tank. They are backed by the show’s star Barbara Corcoran.

We love our Comfy. We all share it, but I think it might be time to buy everyone their own. I’m thinking of giving my kids (who are young adults) one each for their birthday, as well as my husband. That way I can get mine back.

The Comfy and any of the other brand’s products would make great gifts for the holiday season.

For more information about The Comfy, please visit TheComfy.com. The brand is also on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

What do you think about The Comfy? Is it something you want in your life?


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinion expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Save up to 78% off with Zulily’s Thrill Fest


I purchased this plus size “cold shoulder” top for only $9.99!

I am an avid shopper when it comes to Zulily. I love Zulily!

I am a plus size lady. Until I started shopping on Zulily I had to either pay outrageous prices for plus size clothing, or settle for boring or unattractive pieces. With Zulily, not only am I able to shop from a plethora of gorgeous, trendy, plus size clothing, but I also get to save money. Most of the the clothing I buy from Zulily are $20 or less. I’ve picked up beautiful tops for as little as $7.99. This is brand new clothing too.

I also shop on Zulily for home decor, gifts, toys and games for my “work kids” and seasonal items. There is literally something for everyone on Zulily!

I recently made some purchases from Zulily (a few tops, some decor for our balcony and toys I am gifting to someone).

Right now there is the Zulily Thrill Fest going on, and during Zulily Thrill Fest, you can find AMAZING deals, up to 78% off! 

Zulily launches new stores every day (which is why I use their app and I check their site every day – year round). There are thousands of products at brag-worthy prices, but during the second annual Zulily Thrill Fest, they are amping it up so you’ll l find amazing deals for yourself, your family, and your home. Shop and save from these different categories:

  • Kitchen – up to 60% off
  • Toys – up to 56% off
  • Women’s – up to 78% off
  • Home – up to 70% off
  • Men’s – up to 77% off
  • Baby Gear – up to 60% off

There are plenty of great finds from popular brands including KitchenAid, NYDJ, Crayola, Ergobaby and more.

But wait! There’s more!

The fun doesn’t stop there, thrill-seekers will have the opportunity to shop:

  • Dash for the Thrills: Unbelievable offers only available for a few short hours (including some items for only 99 cents!)
  • 24-Hour Thrills: “Say what?!” steals available for that day only
  • Social Exclusive Deals: For-the-thrill-of-it items only available to Zulily social media fans

In addition to saving money and finding great products during Thrill Fest, shoppers can also win great prizes, such as a $5,000 Zulily Shopping Spree or a Cuisinart 18-Bottle Compressor Wine Cellar, valued at $1,170, through Zulily’s App-Only Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is new this year.

Thrills Fest is from June 18th – June 20th.

To learn more about Zulily Thrill Fest, download the Zulily app on iOS and Android, or visit zulily.com/thrillfest and Zulily’s social pages: FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

Be sure to check Zulily daily, as they are always featuring new shops.

Are you a fan of Zulily? What are your favorite things to shop for on Zulily? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts. I always love to hear from readers.


*I will be receiving a Zulily credit in exchange for my participation. There is no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. I literally do shop at Zulily often with my own money. 

Fun & Whimsical Products from Teddy the Dog

Do you work outside of your home? If so, do you need to get dressed up for your job (office attire), or do you have a more laid back job?

I work outside of the home. I work with children so thankfully I can wear casual, yet neat, attire. After all, if I’ve surrounded by glue, paint and litter – as well as running around on the playground – I shouldn’t be wearing anything too fancy.

I’m a t-shirt and leggings type of person. When I’m not at work I always dress casual and comfy. That doesn’t mean that I look like a slob. I simply choose to wear more comfortable attire.

I don’t normally wear t-shirts with images on them at work, but when I’m home or on my day off I enjoy letting my personality shine through with what I am wearing. I tend to wear t-shirts with funny images or saying on them, or I’ll wear a t-shirt with my favorite horror movie (or characters) or one of my favorite music groups.

About a month ago I was introduced to Teddy the Dog. Teddy the Dog is a brand that carries witty and clever apparel with a unique spin on entertainment, pop culture, and all things dog. They even carry items for your dog, your home, drink ware and more.

Check out some of the fun designs available at Teddy the Dog.

This is just a SMALL sampling of the available designs. Teddy the Dog also has a variety of limited edition designs that come out every week. You need to be quick for the limited edition designs because they only collect orders up to a certain date. Once that date passes you are out of luck.

Teddy the Dog t-shirts are super soft and tagless. Yeah! I hate tags. I always cut them out and sometimes I don’t cut them out good enough and leave the ends of the tag which itch like crazy. I wish more clothing brands would go tagless.

Teddy the Dog was kind enough to send me a shirt to review. They have a wide range of sizes, including plus sizes (thankfully). My shirt is a bright green color. For some odd reason the photos show it as two different colors (neither of which is the true color). The color I have is called Heather Apple.

The “Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bridge” shirt pictured below is the true color (I need to get that shirt too in honor of our dog and cats that have passed on).

Here is the shirt I received in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday back in March. How adorable is the design. I love it! I wish I had this shirt the past few years. When I worked with the kindergartners they did fun things to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. Many of the teachers wore shirts with Dr. Seuss characters on it. This shirt would have been idea for that. That’s OK. I love Dr. Seuss so I have no problem wearing this adorable shirt year round. Not only is adorable, but I love the vibrant green color (green is also my favorite color).

The shirt is soft and very comfortable to wear. A few of my nigh shirts (pajamas) have the same comfy feel to them. That is why I love wearing this shirt. I feel super comfortable in it.

I love how Teddy the Dog even has their logo on the back of the shirt (up near the collar).

The hang tag that was attached to the shirt is also a sticker. You can peel it off and stick it anywhere. What a fun idea!

Teddy the Dog even has a rewards program you might want to check out.

Now you can earn bones (or points) by referring a friend, sharing our posts on social media, and making purchases. Best of all? Each time you reach a new loyalty tier, you earn bones even faster.

Cool! What a great idea.

You can earn gift cards ranging from $5 – $50. I already have a rewards account because there are several items I would love to purchase in the near future from the website. A few items I want to purchase include a reusable shopping bag (our county is doing away with plastic bags). I need to stock up on them. I also want to get the Beagles bag as a gift for a friend who has a Beagle. The “Pittie Party” garden flag is another gift I want to get for a friend who owns the most sweetest Pit Bull.

The magnetic board cracks me up (“No Sit Sherlock”). My family (mom, dad and so forth) used to say “No sh*t sherlock” a lot. LOL!

I think the prices are very reasonable too.

If you are interested in seeing all that Teddy the Dog has to offer, please visit TeddytheDog.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are found at the top right of their website.

What do you think about Teddy the Dog’s fun designs? Did you see something you’d like to get for yourself or a friend? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

This one is for the ladies…


I wanted to specify that this post is more so for ladies than it is gentleman (I have male readers). I don’t want to exclude anyone, specially if my male readers have wives or girlfriends. I just wanted to give them a “heads up.”

I’m going to talk about something somewhat personal – bras.

A little backstory…

I have been overweight all my life. When I was younger I had big boobs. Not huge, but they were a “C” cup.

I had weight loss surgery back in 92′ and lost almost 200 pounds in a little over a year. That was fantastic, but there was a downside to the weight loss – saggy skin and my boobs dropped down to my knees (not literally, but you get the idea). They looked like pancakes. They were more just loose skin and not actual breasts.

In 94′ I had a tummy tuck, hernia repair and a breast reduction. I went from having saggy pancake boobs to firmer boobs, but they were an “A” cup instead of the “C” cup I used to have. Unbeknownst to me at that time the surgeon could have taken fat from my other places on my body and transferred it to my breast area, giving me back my “C” cup boobs naturally (without the need for an implant). Ugh! I wish he would have told me that BEFORE surgery because I would have had him do that. After surgery it was too late. Sigh…

Since 94′ I have been having the hardest time finding a bra that fits me. My problem is that my “width” (the measurement around my body) is that of a plus size woman, but most plus size women have fuller/larger breasts. My breasts are an “A” cup, and it’s hard to find my cup size with my measurement size. For that reason I wear a tank top in place of a bra.

I have found some non-cup sports bras that I have tired to wear over the years, but they are never really that comfortable. The bands are either way too tight or the elastic rolls around, making it so I am constantly having to tug at it or un-roll the band.

I was sent to review some bras from a company called The Breast Whisperer. I know, it’s an odd sounding name. When I think “breast whisperer” I think of someone who can communicate with breast, just like Cesar Millan can communicate with dogs.

Please note, I am not sharing photos of myself in the bras for obvious reasons.

The Breast Whisperer Bra is the invention of a highly respected plastic surgeon and internationally recognized fashion designer, who had the mission to build a seamless bra that can be worn all day and all night. Discover what it’s like to wear a bra so comfortable, you feel like you’re not wearing anything at all.

The Breast Whisperer has bras for regular breasts, as well as breasts breast augmentations and other breast surgeries. I have bras for regular breasts, even though I did have a breast lift decades ago.

The bras themselves look a lot like a sports bra the way they look.

The bra has a racerback. I wasn’t sure how I’d like that. I am used to regular straps, but I can see why the brand opted with this type of back. I think it provides more support and it makes strap-slippage a thing of the past (I hate it when a strap slips into view).

According to the brand, the bra is;

  • A perfect fit with anti-gravity effect
  • Ultra comfortable with hollow, breathable yarns
  • A full support nighttime bra
  • Seamless under clothes
  • Features a racerback shape to relieve pressure
  • Is made with medical grade 95% Nylon and 5% Spandex / Elastane

These bras are designed for both daytime AND nighttime wear, so you know comfort is important. After all, who would want to sleep in an uncomfortable bra? I personally don’t sleep in a bra (I never have), but I know people who do.

I was surprised that these bras fit me so well. As a plus size woman I was afraid they would be too snug and dig into my skin. That was not the case at all. I find them very comfortable to wear.

I know some women are quick to remove their bras the moment they step foot in their home, because most bras are not that comfortable. I feel like this bra would eliminate the desire to remove the bra ASAP when you get home. This bra is so comfortable (for me) that I forget I’m even wearing it. It just feels like a layer of clothing.

PHOTO SOURCE: The Breast Whisperer Facebook page

The material its made with is soft, stretchy and lightweight. I haven’t worn this bra in the heat of summer, but I can only assume it wouldn’t be so bad as other types of bras.

I love that there are no underwires. That was the #1 thing I hated most about wearing bras when I was younger – those darn wires! I hated them so much that I would cut them out of the bras I wore.

I also appreciate that there are no cups with this bra, meaning it should fit an “A” cup as comfortably as someone with a “D” cup. At least I would assume that.

These bras are available in different sizes from small through 3X. They are also available in a variety of colors;

  • Black
  • Blue
  • Coral
  • Charcoal
  • Beige

I have black and beige since they go with the clothes that I wear.

These are not necessarily “sexy” bras, like the kind you would buy from Victoria Secret. This is more of an everyday, no frills, utility type of bra. It’s fine for work, play and just hanging out at home.

So far I am loving this bra. I am happy to FINALLY find a bra that I can wear with my shape/size – one that is comfortable.

If you would like to learn more about The Breast Whisperer Bras, visit TheBreastWhisperer.com. The brand can be found on Facebook and Instagram. Their links are found on the bottom of their website.

Are you in need of a new bra?

What is your biggest “pet peeve” about bras?


*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Are you in need of an “ugly Christmas sweater” this year?


Our kids all dressed up for Christmas.

I remember when I was a young girl that we had to get dressed up for Christmas. We were dressed in our Sunday best whenever we went to a relative’s (or friend’s) house for a holiday party. I didn’t mind. I enjoyed dressing up.

Over the years I’ve noticed that it’s been the “norm” for people to dress more casually at holiday gatherings. Suits and dressed have been replaced with jeans and t-shirts. Not that there is anything wrong with that. I’m all for being comfortable.

Then… one day… the whole concept of wearing the ugliest Christmas sweater possible became the “in thing.”

Our kids (and my silly husband peeking out from around the corner) wearing ugly Christmas sweaters several years ago. As you can see, our daughter was not amused. LOL!

I remember ugly Christmas sweaters from years ago. I remember them featuring jumping reindeer or a giant Santa head. These days ugly Christmas sweaters feature lights and music, as well as characters like Darth Vadar. It’s crazy… but crazy fun!

There are even holiday parties specifically geared toward ugly Christmas sweaters. Personally, I’ve never been to one, but I’d love to be invited some day.

If you are a fan of the new holiday tradition, and are in need of an ugly sweater, check out UglyChristmasSweater.com. There you’ll find a vast array of ugly Christmas sweaters – and more – to enjoy throughout the holiday season.

Check out these fun designs.


As you can see, UglyChristmasSweater.com has a HUGE assortment of designs for men and women. Currently I don’t see any children’s designs, but most of their sweaters come in an array of sizes, from small to 3XL.

The 3D and light up sweaters are my favorites. I even love the ones that look like you are riding on the back of an elf. They are hysterical!

My ultimate favorite is the pink bunny pajamas like the ones Ralphie was forced to wear in the film A Christmas Story. 

I was sent a sweater to review. There are so many fun choices to choose from. I had a hard time narrowing it down. I finally selected this sweater.

It’s available for both men and women (a lot of their sweaters are unisex).

I chose this one because it has three dimensional Christmas stockings hanging from the mantle and a 3D red bow. It also comes with LED lights that give the sweater a unique and eye catching design.

A sweater like this can’t be machine washed. It can only be steam cleaned only. That is fine with me. It’s not like you need to take it to the cleaners month after month. It’s more like once a year.

I don’t really see this sweater as “ugly.” It’s rather cute if you ask me. I also work with young children and I’m sure they would get a kick out of this. This sweater is definitely safe for the workplace and office Christmas party.

UglyChristmasSweaters.com does have some more risque and some what “offensive” ugly Christmas sweaters. Not that they are REALLY bad, it’s just that wearing a sweater that refers to getting “baked” (as in high) might be seen as offensive to some people.

The sweaters on this site are not cheap – in quality or price. The sweater I received to review is very well made. It’s something that will last year after year. I am impressed by the quality.

I don’t have a photo of me wearing the sweater. For me, the size seems to run a bit small. It’s currently a bit snug in my arms. However, I am in the process of losing weight so I am confident I’ll be able to enjoy wearing this sweater soon.

This sweater features a lighted element (the fireplace lights up). Check out the brief video below to see the sweater in action.


The sweater came with batteries already inserted to the battery compartment, which is found inside the sweater. The battery compartment is held in place with Velcro.

This sweater also has 3D elements (stockings and bow). So cute!

Because of it’s quality, and the novelty of these sweaters, they can be a bit pricey for some people (from around $20 – $70, depending on the style and embellishments). Sweaters that light up, spin, are 3D or “above and beyond” just a regular sweater are on the higher end.

UglyChristmasSweaters.com also carries other items like ugly jackets and ugly leggings.

If you are interested in seeing what the brand has to offer, visit UglyChristmasSweater.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of their links are found on the top of their website.

What do you think of the creative and unique sweaters from this brand? Are you in need of an ugly Christmas sweater for yourself this year?


*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.