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When Life Creates Friction Tim and I are about to go on an end-of-the-summer long weekend vacation this coming weekend.  Upon return, I am taking two weeks off from blogging to organize the site and do some techy stuff behind the scenes.  Since this is my departing post, I wanted to leave you with a post about a sensitive issue that you may also be experiencing….. ……..That issue is “Friction”. When Friction Creates Sadness You may recall that I turned 58 back in August.  It seems that every year since I turned 50, there has been a new issue to deal with every single year.  Each issue has been overcome, or I have accepted the new “thing” as part of how life will be from now on.  But never in my wildest dreams did I expect “friction”.  I try my best to do all the right things, practice healthy clean…

Mustard Yellow Tailored for the Office I hope you are enjoying this multi-day series on wearing mustard yellow for Fall with several different options!  If you missed the beginning of the series, you can read the Day #1 post of the series HERE, Day #2 post of the series HERE, and Day #3 post of the series HERE. As a refresher, the looks are built around this comfortable, easy-to-wear mustard yellow blouse from Amazon, shopping link below: //  Mustard Yellow Blouse // This photo of the mustard yellow blouse is from the Day #1 post of the series HERE.   //  Mustard Yellow Blouse // Today’s look is a tailored chic version with the mustard yellow blouse that would be office appropriate.  Basic black dress pants and simple accessories with the comfortable wedge heel gladiator sandal keep the look sophisticated and not overdone.  Shopping links for the reader pendant in silver and gold tones below: // Tree of Life Magnifier Pendant (silvertone)//…

Mustard Yellow with a Southwest Twist I hope you are enjoying this multi-day series on wearing mustard yellow for Fall with several different options!  If you missed the beginning of the series, you can read the Day #1 post of the series HERE, and the Day #2 post of the series HERE. As a refresher, the looks are built around this comfortable, easy-to-wear mustard yellow blouse from Amazon, shopping link below: //  Mustard Yellow Blouse // //  Mustard Yellow Blouse // For today’s post, I chose to switch up the look with a Southwest feel using light-washed denim and a faux turquoise, coral and silver statement necklace; along with concho belt and silver drop earrings.  I really enjoy the options of a Southwest outfit that can go from very casual to casual chic.  The mustard yellow blouse becomes the backdrop color paired with denim and this fun statement necklace from Amazon. // Turquoise, Coral, Silver…

Mustard Yellow, Bumping up the Basics Today is Day 2 of “How to Wear Mustard Yellow for Fall”  —  If you missed Day 1 of this series, you can view that post HERE. The focus piece for this mustard yellow series is this basic blouse for Fall that works for all body types, the blouse is from Amazon with shopping link below.  It is a nice length with a flattering rounded hemline with the tied 3/4 sleeves adding an extra accent of style.  It is a soft crepe type fabric and has one small button at the back of the neck for easy on and off, allowing plenty of room to not mess up your hair and makeup. // Mustard Yellow Blouse // (Note: The mustard blouse is back in stock!  It does sell out off and on, so act quickly — ORDER UP ONE SIZE since the fabric has only a…

Mustard Yellow, Starting with the Basics Fall is on its way, but very slowly here in the Deep South, still hot and sticky.  In the meantime, the calendar says otherwise, so now is the time to spruce up your Fall wardrobe.  I hope you enjoy this versatile 4-day series.  One easy and inexpensive way to perk things up is to bring in a new color and a few accessories for the season.  This year the big Fall color is mustard yellow —  I know what you are saying, and probably shaking your head back and forth, “Oh, I can’t wear yellow, especially that weird yellow”…. am I right?  LOL.  Let me show you how, be brave! Let’s start with this basic blouse.  You can build several different looks with this soft and flowy tunic with accessories, two ways to tuck and by adding a third piece. I just received this lightweight…

Healthy No-Bake Apple Energy Bites (full printable recipe is at the bottom of this post) What words grab your eye first with this energy bites recipe title?  For me, it is “healthy”, “no-bake” and “energy”, three things that peak my interest! I love this recipe because you can be creative with the ingredients by swapping out things you don’t like or cannot eat due to allergies or otherwise.  The ingredients are full of protein and fiber which provide health boosting benefits.  I am not a big breakfast person, so a few of these with coffee keeps me going until lunchtime.  If I need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, a couple of these with a decaf coffee or tea keep me going until dinnertime.  They soothe cravings for unhealthy, empty-calorie snacks.  Just be mindful of your calorie count for the day, eating all 20 of these is probably not a good thing, LOL.…

Good Skincare Comes First This is my newest skincare routine update, I love it!  As signs of age become apparent, I make tweaks and adjustments to my skincare routine to keep my skin as best as it can be.  I do keep products to a minimum without going overboard on anything.  I want to look and feel my best at whatever age I am (currently 58), never trying to roll things backwards too far since that is unrealistic and frustrating.  The few products that I do use give me quick and lasting results.  I do not like close-ups at all!  This image is not touched up.  I have switched to a BB Cream instead of foundation, I will  talk about that in a future post very soon. Good skin comes first whether or not you choose to wear makeup.  As several of you have requested, I will post my makeup…

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