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Seven Tips to Repair Summer-Damaged Hair

We’ve had a cool summer in the south. Since “cool summer” means “under 90 degrees” you’d think I’d have gone to to pool more. One of the benefits of less pool time is better hair days. Chlorine and sun are tough on your tresses. (Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.) Even with minimal harsh treatment,… [read more]


Is This Breast Pain Normal?

Hot flashes. Mood swings. Weight gain. Osteoporosis. Just a few of the many symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. Add breast tenderness to that never-ending laundry list. For some women, “tenderness” is a gross (and I mean gross!) understatement. It’s ironic, isn’t it? From our “tender” preteen days, most of us couldn’t wait until that first… [read more]


What’s a Fat Lady To Do?

What do you say when you are with a group of people and someone who is obviously much thinner than you are begins to complain about gaining a few pounds or talks about her latest diet? I don’t know how to respond, or if I even should, because I am fat. Yes, I said it… [read more]


The Great Bra Evolution

The Evolution of Bras It goes much like the rest of our life, first we’re dying to have them, then we hate them.  From training bras to granny bras, there’s definitely a timeline to this story. It Begins: First Bras Like most girls I was eager for the day my mom said it was time… [read more]

Microsoft Surface pro 3 tablet

5 Reasons Tablets Are Our Future Technology

Most of you probably own and use a laptop or desktop computer and a smartphone. Many of you have a tablet. As we age, the tablet will become more and more important, and eventually the tech device we use most. There are many reasons that the tablet will become our primary computing device: 1. For… [read more]


German Chocolate Cake – a Family Recipe

My Mom’s birthday party pictured below would have been on a hot August day in the hill country of Texas with all the children dressed in their Sunday best. I asked Mom if she remembered how old she was in this picture and she knew she was five. Shirley Temple had a new movie out, Curley… [read more]


7 Signs You’re a Zentangle® Addict

My name is Jane Doe Suzanne and I’m a tangle addict. Apparently, I’m also a pusher as several friends are now also tangle addicts. (You know who you are.) The thing is, I don’t really want to be cured of my tangle addiction. You notice that there’s a little “R”in a circle after the word “Zentangle” in the… [read more]