Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hello Autumn

Autumn has finally arrived!!  Although it's going to be close to 90 degrees today with 100% humidity; I know in my heart that Fall will be here soon.



Some of my favorite things about Autumn:

  • Caramel Apples
  • Pumpkin Spice Anything
  • Carved Pumpkins
  • Fresh Apples
  • Halloween decorations
  • Leaves, Leaves, Leaves
  • Busy Squirrels
  • Cozy Blankets
  • Bonfires
  • Cool, brisk weather
  • The Great Pumpkin - Charlie Brown
  • Pinecones
  • Warm Gingerbread with Whipped Cream
  • Homemade Soup
  • Falling Back - Goodbye Daylight Savings Time
What are some of your favorite things about Fall?

Friday, September 16, 2016

Why?

So have you ever had one of those days that you seriously asked yourself "why"?  


I certainly did today.  It's time to brainstorm, evaluate and come up with a plan.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

September 4th - Garnier Skin Active Micellar Water



For years I sang the praises of Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes.  However I always had to use 2 wipes to remove all my mascara and the packs only contained 25 towelettes.

Then one day I watched a YouTube video where someone reviewed Garnier's Micellar Water.  So since it was the same price as a pack of Neutrogena, I thought I would give it a try.

Wow!!!  This product is amazing.  I wear waterproof mascara which is hard to remove.  However, with this product the mascara comes off easily.  And the product has lasted over a month.  So it definitely will save me money too.

I hope you give this product a try and let me know if you like it?

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Happy September --


I'm so happy to say goodbye to August!  It was a tough month, physically and mentally.  I'm looking forward to the arrival of Autumn.

This Fall I want to carve a pumpkin.  We haven't done that since Alex was a wee little lad.  Naturally we have to go to Hidden Valley Farms to pick up some of their caramel apples.  They have the best ones.

What do you like to do in Autumn?  Please let me know in the comments below.

Oh, by the way -- Happy September!!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

My Baby is 24

Time certainly is fleeting away.  And my little babe, Alex, just turned 24.  That doesn't even seem possible.



Alex wanted me to make an "icecream" cake.  This cake took 12 icecream sandwiches with a layer of chocolate pudding with cool whip between the layers of sandwiches.  Then of course you top with Cool Whip.


The candles were little sparklers.


Monday, August 01, 2016

Hello August!!


I get excited when August appears.  And it's purely for selfish reasons.  It marks the end of summer, it celebrates the appearance of my son on the face of the Earth and a reason to buy back to school supplies even when you don't have a child going back to school.  And of course an opportunity to purchase a new Hello Kitty lunchbox.

Where July kept me housebound; August gives you little teases of cooler nights and breezy days.  Sure the heat and humidity lingers; but they know they are loosing that battle and soon Autumn will make her glorious and welcomed appearance.

Do you do anything special in August?  Let me know in the comments below.


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Goodbye July


July is almost over.  I will admit I don't like July; at least in the Ohio area.  July is usually too hot and way to humid to even venture outside.  And if you do I will guarantee your hair will flatten out, you will be covered with a fine sheen of sweat and you'll just get a little cranky.  I wonder if more murders occur in July than in June?

We did get new windows in July.  And the windows can be opened from either side with screens on both sides.  So now I'm looking forward to Autumn; cool breezes, perfect sleeping weather and the opportunity to try these windows out.  But for now, they are keeping the heat out of the house.

What is your favorite month of the year?  Is it July?  If so-- WHY????

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Black & White -- Bedroom Bliss


I have a similar style comforter on my bed; but when I saw this advertisement on a side bar on a website I had stop to visit --- OMG -- I think I'm in love.  I'm not sure why a black and white theme gives me chills.  What is the color combo that you love?

Friday, July 01, 2016

July 1 -- Summer's Freshing Drink

Summer has finally arrived. It's hot and getting more humid.  I'm not really a fan of all that moisture in the air.  But I do enjoy a nice thirst-quenching glass of icy goodness.  I wanted to share this simple but delicious recipe for making Lemonade.

What You Will Need:

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
5 cups water, divided
6 to 8 lemons (about 1 cup of lemon juice)
Ice

Instructions
  1. You need to make a simple syrup. Combine the sugar and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over low heat to dissolve sugar. Once the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat to cool.
  2. Then it's time to squeeze those lemons. Roll each lemon over your cutting board, pressing down as you do. This will help them to release their juice. Cut in half and squeeze. Repeat until you have one cup. Depending on the size of your lemons you might not need to squeeze all of them but on the other hand you might need more.
  3. Add the cooled syrup to your pitcher, followed by the lemon juice and remaining 4 cups of water. Stir, taste, and adjust; add a few tablespoons of sugar if it needs to be sweeter or the juice of 1/2 lemon if it needs more tartness.
  4. Add ice to pitcher if you think you will drink the whole pitcher right away. Otherwise add ice to each glass.
And it's Summer... and for me Summer means to party so garnish your drink with strawberries, a slice of pineapple or get some of those drink umbrellas.  


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Age: It's Only a Number -- Not a Lifestyle

So I've reached that age which was a number I had in my head for the last 50 years that I associated with being old.  You know the kind of old where your tippy toes are just touching your grave.  

I might be 60 but I feel the same way I did at 59, 50, 45, 40 and 35!  My skin is getting saggy.  I use a lot of moisturizing lotion on my face and neck but mentally I think I'm 35.

Physically I'm getting older.  But am I aging?  Hell No!!!  And screw Society -- just because I'm a certain number doesn't mean I'm going to buckle down and act the way you think someone 60 should be. 

Below is a picture of Tina Turner on her wedding day in 2013.  She was 73 when she remarried.


And at 73 she appeared on the cover of Vogue:  



So make your own path, don't listen to anyone telling you are too old to do something.  The only thing stopping you is you.  



“If you take care of yourself, 60 is nothing for women these days. In today's world you can be the kind of woman you want to be ... Of course, I've aged a bit in the face, but not enough to worry about it. I've common sense enough to know that if I'm nearly 70 something has to give." Tina Turner, The Mirror, February 2009

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Age: What's the Alternative?






"Listen, the best advice on aging is this: What’s the alternative? The alternative, of course, is death. And that’s a lot of shit to deal with. So I’m happy to deal with menopause. I’ll take it." Whoopi Goldberg, New Jersey Monthly, May 2013

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

June 1, 2016


June is finally here.  2016 is flying so quickly it sort of scares me.  I met up with my friends from JPMorgan for lunch at PFChangs.  I miss seeing them every day and it's always good to catch up.  I have been bless with some amazing friends!!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Full Blue Moon - 5-21-2016

I hope you get a chance to go outside and take a peek at tonight's full moon -- it truly is casting a blue glow.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

May 1, 2016


Four months have flown by don't you think?  2016 started off very rocky for me with respiratory infection and then another respiratory infection.  This is the year of the Monkey and both my son and I were born under that  symbol so I was expecting 2016 to be a super year.

But May brings flowers, new baby birds and lots of beautiful weather.  And for my family and I, may it bring lots of health and joy and love.

What are you looking forward to in May?


Saturday, March 26, 2016

March 26, 2016


My sisters came over before Easter to decorate Easter Eggs.  Afterwards we had fun with masks.  They are sort of creepy don't you think?

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