Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Bag Trend Fall 2019 - Under the Radar

These cool travel inspired bags were found at The Gem Shop in Jim Thorpe Pa. Go ahead and roam.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Adidas Superstars Birthday With Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Adidas Superstars  gifted by the daughter that baked the amazing cake pictured below.

Cake from scratch courtesy of my daughter

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Drowning in Love

This phrase "drowning in love" is exactly what it seems.
The deep water love. 
The love of ages.
The love of generations.
A shared love, but not shared equally.
It is a mean love.
It is an unconditional love.
Both sides together, yet opposed.
The confusion of what to do next, what to say next.
Because age has set in, and the stamina of youth has gone.
Where you walk within the walls is not comfortable, and you can no longer rely on supple youth to ease you through the barbed wire relationship that was once so sexy.
You find yourself floundering where you were once so sure, so strong..
Swimming against the tide.
You are drowning.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

How to Travel by Plane for 8 Days With Just a Purse

I recently traveled to Florida for 8 days without checking baggage or doing carry on. Here's how I did it. I packed:
3 black tank tops
4 pairs of underwear
2 bras
1 bathing suit
1 black dress
1 black skirt
1 pair of black shorts
The clothing was rolled up tightly and packed into one side of my purse (think large purse/tote).
In the other side of my purse fit my phone, camera, minimum makeup, wallet, ect.
As I was visiting my sister and not staying in a hotel, I knew she would have other essentials like makeup remover, bathing items, skin care, ect., so those things didn't need to be packed.
I wore my favorite jeans, a dark blue v neck tee, a black v neck sweater, a wool/silk scarf, a black blazer, a pair of "no socks",  and a pair of lugz white sneakers.
Jewelry was basic: My wedding rings, a couple of silver rings, stud diamond earrings, small rose gold pendant necklace, and a basic silver watch.
In hindsight, I did not need the black shorts or the black skirt, and they took up valuable room in my purse.
My purse is a large Coach bag with a detachable smaller bag inside, which was perfect for going out to dinner.
Here's some pics. Feel free to comment any additional ideas you may have on traveling light.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

My Mother Hated Flying

Going on a trip. Love the idea of being there, but hate traveling by plane.
When I was very young, my mother told me she hated to fly. At the time I thought that was just silly. Flying was a great adventure.
To live in fear is not living. I should just keep repeating that.
My mother when she was very young (left). Me when I was younger, but not so young (right).

Friday, March 9, 2018

Would a French Woman Wear That?




Saturday, April 1, 2017

Hand Made Hat from Dominica

Many thanks to Dominica for the handmade hat. You are truly talented, this hat is awesome!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Mid 40's Make-over - Hair and Make-up

Hair was cut into a shoulder grazing style.
Eyebrows were lightened with gold powder.
Eyes were lined and smudged with black liner,
then highlighted with soft powder.
Shadows by Urban Decay.
Cheeks softly powdered with a rosy blush.
Blush by Estee Lauder.
Nars red lipstick applied with a brush.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Monster High DIY Halloween House

Animal print masking tape

Painted black box w/clock face pictures from magazines

Creepy black figure garland and tea light

Awesome dollar tree battery powered lighting

More awesome lighting
Contact paper kitchen floor

Stairs made out of cardboard and painted black

Construction paper bats on roof

Large part of house made out of egg boxes

Old fashioned wooden ghost and tea light. Wall papered in contact paper. My reflection is in the mirror, hehe.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

The Island - A Summer Ritual

Once or twice a year, hubby and his friends go to the "island" for a weekend of adventure. It's their "I'm twelve again" ritual. They bring beer and God knows what else, hike across a part of the river, hike across a part of a little island (through thorns and brush), and build themselves a little fire. They eat their "survival" food and drink beer. They swim. 
They come home bruised, scratched, sunburned, sore, and ..........happy. The women in their lives let them go because we realize that this little excursion keeps them from exploding. We get to hear stories about how they almost drowned, or how they floated downstream and had to be picked up by others with a car. We get to check them for ticks; ALWAYS check them for ticks. We get to wash their mud caked clothes. Sometimes we get a wild berry plant, carefully transplanted to our back yard. And there is always a funny photo or two.
I hope they pass this tradition on. Our son goes, and so do a few of his friends. It's an event that reminds them in the most basic way that they are men. God bless them.

Friday, July 15, 2016

ICON Magazine - Lloyd Raymond Ney Exhibition 2016 - Michener Museum Doylestown Pa

This is a nice article, can't photo it without it coming out blurry.
If you have a chance to see the exhibit, it's running through Sept. 11th. Such a wonderful display of Ney's work.