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Sometimes I Feel Like Thrift Shopping And Hauling Some Stuff

Image: Thrift Shopping and Haul for Inspiration

Some of my best moments in life are when I can go vintage or thrift shopping. I know most people don't like to sift through old clothes and artifacts. But, I find it to be relaxing and emotionally calming. On Wednesday's at the thrift store,  I can find the best stuff from name-brand handbags to weird coffee cups and downright ugly things. My last thrift shopping trip, I scored a super cute Michael Kors Leather purse. Today was no different; I hit the jackpot by snatching up a few vintage pieces to wear. Thrifting is fun, and sometimes I really do feel like thrift shopping and hauling some stuff home.    

Accessories Women Can Say Yes To

Hey, Y'all, today I want to talk about fashion accessories. Are you limiting yourself to the accessories you wear because it may not be age-appropriate? If so, you are not alone, I go through the cycle of age appropriateness every time I shop. The older I become, the more I feel as if fashion is trying to push us older women into mommy clothes. No pun intended. I love my comfy clothes and minimal jewelry sometimes. But, sometimes, I want to look snazzy and jazzy also. Today I am coming out of the closet talking about accessories older women can say yes to. 

Easy At Home Date Night With Homemade Pizza, Wine And A Movie

Making Pizza and Movie night ideas at home : weekend Bits and Favorites
Who says a good date night has to be out at a bar or hanging at the late shift movie. Although I could go for a 2 dollar martini at happy hour. But, after 48 hours of work weekdays, sometimes the hubs and I just want to chill at home. Relaxing at home is fine with me as long as I do not have to cook a five-course meal. 
This weekend Rico and I will be having a relaxing date night with homemade pizza, wine, and a movie. It only took twenty minutes to whip this quick meal up. 

I Thought I Hated My Body In Denim Jeans

I Thought I Hated My Body In Denim Jeans. Just saying that phrase gives me chills. I can not speak for any other woman, but finding the perfect pair of jeans can be very hard when you are over 40. For the most part, I rarely wear jeans at all. My everyday wear consists of cute long dresses, slacks, or crop pants. The reason being is I can never find a pair of jeans that don't make me look like a sausage squeezed between two slices of bread.
Please don't get me wrong; I love every inch of my different shaped body. I just want a good pair of jeans that fit me and my life entirely. 

Restyling Last Season Accessories With Old and New Pieces

Last chat about Restyling Last Season Accessories With Old and New Pieces.
Yesterday I restyled some of my old and new accessory pieces from my own jewelry box. Sometimes I like to spruce up my old jewelry to make them look brand new without spending a ton of money. Today, I will be using old and new pieces I've found from the craft store to give my jewelry a fresh and clean modern look. You will not believe how easy it is to change the look of things you already have at home. Also, I will share how you can make a pair of bomb studded earrings in 30 seconds flat.

How I Highlight My Face In 2 Minutes

Easy quick tips to highlight your face in two minutes. Apply Run and Done

How I Highlight My Face In 2 Minutes 

Do You Wear Make-Up?
 Do You Highlight Your Face To Achieve A Natural Glow?

When I was younger, I wore a massive amount of make-up. Some of my family members may argue I was the original Bozo the clown. Seriously I wore all the blues and yellows that came on the .99 cent make-up palette. Not to mention whatever lip color I wore on my lips suddenly found it's way onto my cheeks and eyes. So, you can only imagine the horror I must have looked considering metallics and frost colors were my favorites to wear.

Cut The Crap And Start Enjoying Life

Oh boy, here it comes again another enjoy life post. Yep, you are right because I will never understand what took me so long to stop and enjoy every moment of breath I have been given. It is so easy to wake up with a ton of complaints and trust me. I have my share of things I want to sit down and complain about. But at the end of the day life is too short and I have already lived 46 years of the 90 to 100 I may have left. #Prayerfully. So, here are my two cents on how to cut the crap out of your life so you can start enjoying your best life NOW!

My Anti- Aging Evening Skincare Routine

 The best part of my whole day is when I can come home and remove all my makeup from the hustle and bustle of work and running errands. The older I become, the more I realize I need to take better care of my skin, and it starts with better-taking care of removing my makeup every day. Today, I will be sharing my anti-aging evening skincare routine for mature skin in a day in the life.  
  Winter is slowly creeping in, and this is the time of the year when my face becomes sensitive, dry, and sometimes very irritated.

Decorating Our Small Apartment For Thanksgiving

Hi Guys! It's time to get festive and decorate for Thanksgiving. Rico and I decided to pull out last year's decor and decorate our small apartment as we do every year. Thanksgiving is the best part of the year for us because we love to cook, and our family gets together to laugh and share real-life thoughts of thankfulness. Life is very short, and to be honest, I have so much to be thankful for every day. 
I remember growing up as a child, my grandmother, my mom, and all my aunts would get the whole family together with lots of food and laughter for the holidays.
 As the years have passed by, everyone has grown up, and most of us live in different states. We don't get together as much as we did when we were younger. But, I believe the wholesome family tradition must go on. Our apartment is small; nonetheless, I stand firm that you can make any place big, small, or tiny, a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy family and be happy. By all means, home is where the heart is, and I am thankful for where my heart is at this moment in time. 
I must warn you guys my favorite color all year round is orange, red, and brown, so we look festive all the time, so we added our holiday touches, and it all fell into place. 

Should I Wear This Nude Lip Color! Help Me Decide?

Ok ladies, I need your help, Should I Wear This Nude Lip Color! Help Me Decide?  I am the first one to admit when it comes to lipsticks I will wear the same color by the same company forever. It is tough for me to find something that doesn't make me look like a hot stripper or a washed out wall canvas.  (lol no pun intended)
I can never find balance in picking out my lip colors. Besides, I really want to try a nude color for a wedding event I will be attending in two weeks. It doesn't matter the brand I just want a really cute velvet looking color for my skin tone. So, I need your help, how do I look in this nude color? Is it a Yay or Nay?

12 Things About Getting Old

Image: Tangie Bell is sharing 12 fun and crazy things about getting old. On Being forty-something

Good morning!  I wanted to do 12 things post about getting older. Some things may be funny, but it is the weird things that make up my reality while aging happily. Yes, this is my crazy forty-something life, and I am happy about every bit of it.

#1 I can't for the life of me walk in high heels anymore. 
No matter how cute I want to look, a tall heel just doesn't cut it anymore. Besides, I do look ridiculous, trying to walk in 8-inch heels, and I would prefer saving my feet from the humiliation of tripping over my clumsiness.

Midlife Notes: Why I Choose To Enjoy Life!

Enjoying life is not a one size fits all solution to ending the world of sadness. What I am saying is I spent way to much time dealing with the grief of tomorrow instead of living for today. I robbed myself and my children.  I just want to breathe and enjoy the freedom to be happy.   As I have gotten older the things in my life that used to make me sad, have placed them in my don't care stack.
Midlife Notes
I can give 10,000 reasons why I choose to enjoy life, but I will stick to a few. There are no easy ways or popular hashtags to teach anyone how to live a good and happy life. I have learned you just have to grab life by the horns and just live. I was in tears when I wrote this post, and I didn't want to post it. When I think about my life and where I am now.
I ask myself daily, why did it take me so long to exhale and not wait for my life to happen?