Manolo for the Big Girl Fashion, Lifestyle, and Humor for the Plus Sized Woman.

October 21, 2012

The Big Question: What Are You Doing for Halloween?

Filed under: Holidays,The Big Question — Twistie @ 12:34 pm

In just ten days, it will be time for the ghouls and goblins and whatnot to show up at our doors begging for candy. And so the question arises, what will you do? What will you do?

Me, well, I fully intend to put on a tacky, ridiculous horror film (possibly in the Edward D. Wood Jr. catalogue) where it won’t make any difference whatsoever when I lose track of the marginal plot, fill a big bowl with candy, and spend the whole night running to the door handing out miniature candy bars to the kids who arrive on my doorstep.

When the candy starts running out, I’ll shut off the porch light, point and laugh at the television as I consume the last couple peanut butter cups, and then go up and try to calm my cat who will be climbing the walls with horror.

But I know mine is far from the only way to celebrate the holiday. So I’m wondering: what are you going to be up to this All Hallow’s Eve? Tending trick or treaters? Going trick or treating yourself? Boozing it up at an adult party? Ignoring the whole sorry mess? Praying for our immoral immortal souls?

Give it to me straight. I can take it.

July 14, 2012

Happy Bastille Day… and a Chance to Save Money

Filed under: Discount Codes,Food,Free Shipping,Holidays,Sales — Twistie @ 12:08 pm

Happy Bastille Day! Best of luck storming any ramparts in your path today.

But what does this have to do with saving money? Darlings, don’t you know that here in the States every holiday is about saving a few bucks? At any rate, even if it isn’t considered the point, you can always find some retailer looking to sweeten the pot just a tidge in the name of patriotism, or whatever other excuse they can find.

I’m not complaining, mind. I love a good bargain. I don’t even mind exploiting another country’s most important holiday to do it so long as no animals are harmed in the making of the motion picture.

In this case the vendor is, and the way they have chosen to honor Bastille Day is to offer free shipping on selected Le Creuset items with sale code C96959. May I suggest this gorgeous color known as Marseille?

Considering how much Le Creuset pots and pans weigh, that could give you some hefty savings!

Vive la France! Vive la savings on awesome cookware!

June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day from Manolo for the Big Girl

Filed under: Holidays — Twistie @ 10:41 am

Elrond the Big Daddy Elf reminds you: listen to your father and don’t marry a mortal… unless you really want to.

May 28, 2012


Filed under: Holidays — Miss Plumcake @ 8:35 am

It’s not about the sales, the swimming pool or the hangover on Tuesday morning.

I wish I could be at Arlington today to decorate my grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ graves, but I can’t. Shamefully I can’t even be postive as to which of my great great-grandfathers was the last member of the Plumcake clan to spend significant time in Mexico, although I know it was in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

But for all the barbecues and mattress sales and bad cartoon Uncle Sams trying to sell you something that’s almost certainly made in China, I hope my American brothers and sisters will all pause and bow our heads in thanks to the men and women who gave their lives in service of our country.

On behalf of Twistie, Manolo, and the whole Manolosphere, I wish you a peaceful and meaningful Memorial Day.

May 13, 2012

Happy Mother’s Day From Manolo for the Big Girl!

Filed under: Holidays — Twistie @ 9:49 am

Whether you’re a mother, a mutha, or a daughter, let’s celebrate the beautiful circle of life. Rock on with your bad selves!

April 8, 2012

Have a Great Easter…

Filed under: Holidays — Twistie @ 10:59 am

… or the Peep gets it!

(Image via 100 Ways to Kill a Peep)

April 6, 2012

On Behalf of Twistie, Manolo and Your Pal Miss Plumcake

Filed under: Holidays — Miss Plumcake @ 3:41 pm

Whether it’s macaroons and Manischewitz for my Jewish friends,


Hot cross buns and Hendrick’s for the Western Churchgoers,


Or black jelly beans and bourbon for the festive yet unaffiliated;

May your Passover, Holy Week, Easter or Half-Price Cadbury Eggs Day be meaningful, joyful and full of love.

(But seriously, save me some black jelly beans. You cannot find them here.)

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