Luxe or less? New makeup options

L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara ($6) $15.99 Marketplace Christian Dior – Diorshow Art Pen ($32) $32.00 Saks Fifth Avenue Sleek Make up Blush Rose Gold ($7) $6.84 Marketplace NARS – Women’s NARS ‘Orgasm Collection’ Blush ($30) $30.00 (25% off) Nordstrom e.l.f. Eyeshadow Palette ($10.50) $10.50 Marketplace Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow ($27) $26.95 Accessory Bargains […]

Getting your sexy back

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At 61 I figured I’d lost it for good. I was thinking about how UN-SEXY I feel as I looked in the mirror and how I didn’t even recognize the woman staring back at me. This was not my body, my face or anyone who resembled me. Not only have I gained over 35 lbs […]

Ways to Get Politically Active This Summer

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If you’re the type to care about local causes and global issues, but you’re also the type to keep a busy schedule during the year, then you might be frustrated if you feel like you never get enough time to be involved. With over a month left of summer, you should consider taking some time […]

7 Ways to Revamp Your Home on a Budget

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Giving your space a makeover is a great way to welcome a new season and to give yourself a little mood pick-me-up if you’ve been dealing with stress at home or at work. Of course, if you spend lots of money on your revamp, you’ll only end up adding to your stress. So if you’re […]

How do you decide where to go on vacation

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This post has been sponsored by Radisson Hotels, all opinions (and vacations) are my own. I’m ready to go NOW! As I see it we have TWO choices You can stay home and complain about the kids, the heat, and having to cook yet ANOTHER meal over a hot stove in the middle of summer, OR you […]

Dash off to Winston-Salem


I suppose that I’d never given a lot of thought to visiting the city famous for it’s hyphen before. When I mentioned to my friends that I was visiting, they started talking about WITCHES…um, we’re not talking about THAT Salem. THAT Salem is up in Massachusetts. This is the town of the DASH….that hyphen that […]

Things I love: Mara Hoffman + S’well

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I love swimwear designer Mara Hoffman’s vibrant colors and styles and I’m excited to see that she’s branching into FITNESS now as well. But, my FAVORITES are these new S’well water bottles that she’s designed, coming EXCLUSIVELY to ShopBop on July 27th, as well as that yoga mat (need to find more about THAT one). […]