Meet…. Chelsea!!!!

Hey dolls!!! Here’s to hoping you had a lovely Christmas!!!
Since we took a few days of to celebrate with our family, let’s dive right back in with an introduction…
Meet Chelsea!!! She’s our XL ad sponsor for December and a really fun chick!
Take it away Chelsea….

Hi Everyone! I’m Chelsea and I blog over at the Big, Beautiful & Broke blog! I would like to thank the girls here at the Truly Lovely Blog for letting me visit you today!

 I’m a registered nurse, working in a busy emergency department in Saginaw, Michigan. I was just accepted into graduate school where I will earn a master’s degree in Nursing Education.

Some people ask me why I named my blog “big, beautiful & broke”. Well, I struggle with a few things in life…those being my weight, self-acceptance and money. I have been overweight, or big, my whole life. I am not lazy. I work-out and am very active. But I love food. I eat my feelings. I wish I was one of those girls who didn’t eat when they get stressed out…but…when I am upset, I generally like to eat EVERYTHING in sight. 

Even though I am overweight, I think I am beautiful. I have struggled with accepting myself for many years, but finally as a young adult I realized I don’t need to be skinny to be beautiful.

Last, I love shopping. My mom says I have champagne taste on a beer budget. Ugh, it’s so true! Hence, broke.

Anyways, enough about me. Meet my better half, Bob:

We were married March 10, 2011…but our formal wedding celebration was June 2, 2012 (it’s a long story…just go with it!). Here is one of my favorite pics from the wedding:

3 generations of kisses (Totally Pinterest inspired!). From left to right: My Parents, Me & Bob, My Grandparents. Isn’t this classic? I love it.

When Bob and I were married, I became the step-mom to two wonderful children. Chelsea (yep, same name. Makes family get togethers interesting) who is 15 and Bryson who is 7.

We don’t have any kids of our own (yet!) But we do have 5 (yes 5) fur babies! One dog, 2 cats and 2 ferrets.

So, that’s a little bit about me and my family! I hope you all come visit me! I’m a master at nothing but dabble in attempts at crafts, attempts at baking, cleaning, organizing. You’ll also likely learn that I love and am obsessed with the Detroit Tigers. Hope to see ya’ll soon! 🙂


Go say hello at her place, won’t you!? 😉

Kassi @ Truly Lovely