Day #2 – It’s Never Too Early for Christmas Books! Don’t Miss All 5 Days of this Fun Book Series, Just Click on Each Day: Day #1  –  Day #2  –  Day #3  –  Day #4  –  Day #5 I hope you will join me and discover some new stories and authors over this 5-day series of Christmas themed books – plus, books make great gifts.  Below each book description, I have included my personal rating along with a beverage pairing to make this even more fun! A Season for Hope:  by Tammy L. Grace Brief Summary from Amazon for “A Season for Hope”:  “From the award-winning author of the Hometown Harbor Series, comes a new heartwarming and inspirational story for the holidays, filled with the magic of the season. (continued below) (continued) When their car breaks down, Hope and her young son, Jake, are stranded in Silver Falls the week…

Go Camo Chic Hey, ladies!  Until just recently, I would have said, “Me in camo, what do you think I am, a redneck?” LOL!  Right?  Well, true and false…. it all depends on what type of camo print you pick, the style of the garment and the color pattern of the camo.  This is way out of the box for me, but I like it when it is done in a feminine chic manner.  When styled properly, it really doesn’t scream “camo”, but presents itself as just another printed pattern palette.  Let’s have some fun with camo! Don’t miss Day #2 of How to Wear Camo Chic Over 50 HERE Gray is not my best color, but with darker and lighter tones mixed into this pattern, it works as a fashionable and flattering print.  If you do not like yourself in a particular color,  just add in an accessory jewelry piece,…

Vest Yourself with the Third Piece (Don’t miss Day #1 of this post HERE – with full DIY instructions for the upcycled jeans) Today’s post is Day #2 of “How to Upcycle Old Jeans with Beaded Fringe” where I show the completed jeans project with two different vests as the third piece to dress up the outfit for day or evening.  If you missed that fun and easy project, you can find the Day #1 post HERE.  The Day #1 post also gives full details and provides links for all of the jewelry and accessories I am also wearing in this second post. A vest is a great option as a third piece for a dressy-casual look.  Plus, when it is not quite cold enough for a big heavy coat, a vest keeps the chill off without feeling smothering. I found my brand of vest on Amazon, but it is updated…

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…

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