Thursday, February 27, 2014

What To Wear In Your 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s

I admit it...I tend to dress a bit too young for my age.  I've always loved the fashion trends.  It is a secret addiction.  I even downsized my shoe collection to 60 pairs when I moved.  Do I wear them all?  No.  But I love them all.

I need a little help!  I don't want to look 45 because I certainly don't feel that age.  But my body has definitely changed and I want to clothes to help me embrace those changes!!

Here is a handy guide from to lead us to our best fashion self in our 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

Friday, January 31, 2014

10 Questions To Ask Your Mother

For years I volunteered at assisted living communities, nursing homes, and to help the aging population capture bits of their past to share with their loved ones.  Think about all the amazing and entertaining stories that are lost simply because they are forgotten and never passed on.  Families have stacks and stacks of black and white photos of people, places, and events that are unidentified and unknown.  How do we uncover some of these gems?  Just ask!  

I love this simple list of QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR MOTHER.  Starting with "#1: Outside of family members, who inspires you most?"

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Health Hazards of Sitting

More reasons to get that body in motion! If you sit behind a desk at your job be sure to get up and hand deliver some information instead of emailing the person in the cubicle next to you.  Sitting can cause neck strain, organ damage, and disk damage. Check out all of these issues caused from sitting posted by The Washington Post...and see ways to counter the damage.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

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Handmade Holiday Share

For all those crafty crafters out there...
Here are a few of my favorite holiday creations made by yours truly.  Most of these would work for gifts during any season or reason.
Pine cone fire starters for the neighbors. We make these every year. They work really well too! Pine ones + melted soy wax + salt  + glitter!

"What we're thankful for in 2013" ornaments.

Pillows with outlines for the kids to color or design using fabric markers.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Lights for Life - help kids with cancer

 Lights for Life
My sweet little niece just turned 3 in October.  The entire family gathered for this very important birthday.  You see, our angel Sophie was diagnosed last Thanksgiving with a brain tumor.  If you would like to read more details you can read her parents beautifully written BLOG HERE.  She has been through a lot.

She is still struggling and the doctors have said she is now terminal.  Her parents are desperately seeking trials with new treatments with the hopes of simply stopping the new growth of the tumor.

If you would like to help KIDS FIGHT CANCER I stumbled upon a very simple way anyone can help.  Its called LIGHTS FOR LIFE.  You find a donation center and take all those pesky string of lights that have stopped working.  READ MORE ABOUT LIGHTS FOR LIFE HERE.  We appreciate your being willing to help in this simple yet important way.  Every little thing can help.

 Lights for Life

Monday, October 28, 2013

5 Mental Strategies all Runners Need to Know

When it comes to training for—then crossing the finish line at a marathon (or your first 5 or 10K)—you need your brain as much as you need your legs.

marathon running
(Photo: Flickr/Joe in SD)

“You face a lot of fatigue mentally and physically, and it gets very, very challenging,” says Joe Taravella, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Jersey. And he should know. Dr. Taravella is also a marathoner who’s set to run the ING New York City Marathon on November 3.

Friday, October 25, 2013

9 Foods for Amazing Skin

9 foods for amazing skin

SkinWe may not be able to change our DNA or completely alleviate blemish-inducing stress, but we all can eat foods that contribute to amazing skin, says Kimberly Snyder, celebrity nutritionist and author of the best-selling The Beauty Detox Solution. Snyder shares with us nine foods—from cucumbers to kale and sauerkraut (surprise!)—that can seriously impact the look and health of your skin. —Sharon Feiereisen