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My Morning Skincare Routine For Hydration


Image: Blogger Tangie Bell shares her morning skincare routine for hydration today on the blog. Good morning hope you all are in good health and spirits this morning? Lately, I've been dealing with super dry skin. I know it is because of the cold winter weather we are in at this season. Once I discovered I have dry skin, I do everything in my power to keep my skin hydrated and super moisturized. So, on today I will be sharing my morning routine steps that work well for my aging /mature skin.

 Good morning hope you all are in good health and spirits this morning? Lately, I've been dealing with super dry skin. I know it is because of the cold winter weather we are in this winter season. Once I discovered I have dry skin, I am now doing everything in my power to keep my skin hydrated and super moisturized.

Visiting Shreveport And Bossier City: Food, Fun, And Laughter

What can you do if you had 24 hours to visit a city? Well, I know what I would do first above anything. I would eat all the food I could get my hands around. LOL, I am just kidding. But whenever I can hit the road, I love to find hidden gems to visit and try new foods and adventures.   It doesn't matter if I in my city of Texas or visiting my hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana I can always find good food and family fun.
City Diaries
What can you do if you had 24 hours to visit a city? Well, I know what I would do first above anything. I would eat all the food I could get my hands around. LOL, I am just kidding. But whenever I can hit the road, I love to find hidden gems to visit and try new foods and adventures. 
It doesn't matter if I in my city of Texas or visiting my hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, I can always find good food and family fun.

Weekend Accessories:To Spice Up My Style + Try On

Hey guys, welcome back to another weekend and I hope you have a blessed one thus far? Since the weather is on the breezy side here in Texas, I've decided to dress up and try on a few accessories that I plan to wear with the same outfit over and over again. Yes, I am a repeat outfit wearer, and I am not ashamed of it.     Do you restyle the same clothing?
Hey guys, welcome back to another weekend and I hope you have a blessed one thus far? Since the weather is on the breezy side here in Texas, I've decided to dress up and try on a few accessories that I plan to wear with the same outfit over and over again. Yes, I am a repeat outfit wearer, and I am not ashamed of it. 


Road Trip Packing: Essentials, Tips + Favorite Must-Haves

Image: Items being packed for a road trip. Night shirt that reads coffee, nap, sparkle repeat. socks and robe.
Have you ever planned a weekend trip but end up packing a week's worth of stuff? Yep, that is pretty much the way I usually pack for a mini visit to see family and friends. But, not this time because I am making a list of things and sticking to it.
 Today, I am sharing my road trip packing essentials, tips, and a few of my favorite must-haves.

 In a few days, I will be hitting the highway with the hubs and the fam. So, I will be spending this whole week condensing my own personal things down to stay organized in my suitcase. Keep reading because there is a reason for all the madness centered around my packing adventure.
Let's jump right on into shall we?



Shopping The Clearance Racks For $3 Dresses: Finding My Frugal Wardrobe!

Shopping The Clearance Racks For $3 Dresses: Finding My Frugal Wardrobe!

Honestly, who doesn't love a good clearance rack sale?  Especially those that are 50% off with an additional 10-20 more percent off. I know I do, and when I am budget shopping, I look for deals on clothes, handbags, accessories, and shoes. 

I Tried Fenty And Mac Studio Fix Foundation: Only One Made The Cut

Image: Woman trying on makeup and sharing her point of view on the subjecToday I tried Rhianna Fenty and Mac Studio Fix  Foundation. But the results weren't what I expected, and my experience left me feeling the pressure to take better care of my beauty needs.t.
 Disclaimer: This is my story and my journey to feeling good about beauty and makeup in the middle of life. I am in no way saying a woman is prettier with or without make-up. This conversation is about having an open discussion about aging and finding products that compliment my aging face.

Today I tried Rhianna Fenty and Mac Studio Fix  Foundation. But the results weren't what I expected, and my experience left me feeling the pressure to take better care of my beauty needs.

How Should I Style Over The Knee Boots? Help!

Image: Woman holding unboxing and showing off new over the knee boots from Amazon
Judge My Style Over The Knee Boots

A Quick Breakfast Does Not Have To Slow You Down : Aging Healthy

Image: Bananas, Smoothie Drink Coffee Pot In Back ground for blog post.
Who has time to grab a full breakfast every morning? You know the one that comes with oatmeal, fruit, eggs, turkey bacon, and one full glass of orange juice. Although that is so ideal, I can never get that type of food ready before heading off to work.

Being Forty-Something And Accepting The Process Of Aging

Image: Tangie Bell shopping in thrift store. If I only knew I was going to need more guidance and understanding as I age, I would've paid more attention to every year I let slip by after 20-something. #midlifenotes
Midlife Notes

If I only knew I was going to need more guidance and understanding as I age, I would've paid more attention to every year I let slip by after 20-something.
Over the last few years, I've been thinking about what  I want to do in my late 40's and beyond. Why haven't I talked about my feelings before, and why am I worried about something that has to happen naturally in life anyway?  

Sunday Thrift Haul + Getting Frugal In 2019

Image:boots, purse and earrings showing in Sunday Thrift Haul
Sunday Thrift Haul+Getting Frugal In 2019
Over the last few weeks, I've been building my wardrobe from second-hand stores and any sales racks I can find located at the back of my favorite stores such as Macy's, Target, and EarthBound just to name a few. 

Toasted Top Coconut Fudge That Will Melt Your Sweet Tooth Cravings


I know we are only three days into the New Year, and most of us have given up sweets as a resolution. Ok, maybe not everybody. But I have an excellent excuse for making this fudge recipe today. I love to bake sometimes, and I got kids that love home-baked sweets. That's my story, and I am sticking to it. :)

Another 20 Dollar Date Night In Dallas: Seriously Not One Penny Over!


Image: Serious Pizza Place In Dallas Texas. How we date night in Dallas, Texas
How we date night in Dallas, Texas
I am a fan of the saying, everything is bigger in Texas. So, when I have a chance to hit the city, I often make sure I find a place that I can handle when it comes to eating all of my food. When it is all said and eaten, who wants to waste money on a quick date night. It's been a while since I've shared a 20 dollar date night with you guys, so I thought I would share my two favorite places in Dallas today.