Anybody that knows me, reads my blog or follows me on facebook or instagram knows that I LOVE TO SHOP!! I love pretty new clothes, and fun new outfits, and shiny new catalogs and pretty shoes and handbags. But my closet had become so crammed that I literally couldn’t find anything! And it just stressed me out. Stress isn’t fun. And one thing this girl does not need is more stress in my life. So I decided in January to go on a Shopping Diet. And I’m really enjoying it! I’m kind of figuring it out as I go along, but so far it’s working, so I thought I’d share some of my tips, in case you’d like to go on a Shopping Diet too…Continue reading “How to Go On a Shopping Diet!”
Howdy y’all. The weather is cold and wet and dreary today. This follows temps last week in the 70’s. I really think Mother Nature is having a nervous breakdown or something…I mean, how in the world do we even know what to wear each day? I’m easily confused. Anyway, I came home to find my cute little Stitch Fix box on my doorstep the other day, which was a truly sweet surprise after the horrendous week I just had. (I won’t go into details, but I’m pretty sure that one week last about 598 days, give or take). I asked my stylist, Katherine for a Work Wear Fix. And she delivered! I can’t wait to show you what she sent!
February is the month of hearts. Valentine hearts. Sweet hearts. Candy hearts. Chocolate hearts. And most importantly, women’s hearts! Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? My paternal grandmother passed away from a heart attack at the age of 64. That’s sobering news for me. I had the supreme joy of being diagnosed with elevated blood pressure last year. Not sure if it’s the stresses of my job, my genetic makeup or a combination of both, but I had to add a daily dose of medicine to my morning vitamin routine, but I’m glad I caught it early. Perhaps my grandmother didn’t? That little bit of news shifted my view of diet and exercise from a focus on my figure to a focus on my life and health. So this month’s ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign affects me personally. I’m thrilled to join in and take part in this Monday’s style linkup with some incredibly fashionable women who will be wearing their heart’s on their sleeves and showing you how GOOD red looks on them!Continue reading “Stylish Monday Link Up – Go Red!”
What do a retired English teacher from across the pond and a secretary from Louisiana have in common? I’m sure the logical answer to that question would be “not much!”. ..So to answer that question, I’d love to introduce you to a fellow blogger I met through my midlife blogging support groups on social media. Hilda Smith is an Irish firecracker, who is embracing midlife and turning any preconceived notions about aging on its head. She’s educated, well-travelled and adventurous, and willing to learn and experience new things. I love the name of her blog and Instagram account – ‘Over the Hilda’ – how cute is that? So let’s add creative to the list. Oh, and I have to add that she is extremely stylish and is making a name for herself in the lifestyle and fashion blogging world, as she successfully creates her brand. Read on for more information on this engaged and dynamic blogger. I can’t wait for you to meet her! I think you’ll be inspired!Continue reading “Follow Friday! Meet Hilda Smith of ‘Over the Hilda’”