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I’ve Only Been 29 Years Old Once

A friend just invited me to her 29th birthday party. Ha ha. So funny. How original.You see she hasn’t been 29 in a while. Early in her 40 years she learned aging is equivalent to rotting. At 29 she was still fresh enough to be on the shelf. At 40 she’s certain the wrinkles, the folds, and the lines are signs she will soon no longer be relevant and she will be tossed aside.Best to simply pretend 40 never happened. So she’s 29…again....more

Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Summer Gift at Belk: June-July 2013

Announcement of Estee Lauder Lilly Pulitzer Summer Gift with purchase at Belk June-July 2013...more

Free Vino? Sign Me Up!

For Mother's Day, my mum and I went to get pedicures. I decided to take her to a place where I see everyone checking in at on Facebook---lame, I know. I think what enticed me was the fact that they serve complimentary vino. Ok, pedicure and wine. I'm SOLD! I had such a great experience at Safety Nails Spa. If any of you local girls are out that way, I really recommend it. The place is very clean, I didn't feel rushed at all. We were taken to the pedicure area which is in another room and was very quite and relaxing....more

OK, I'll Admit It - I Just Don't Get The Hair Thing

I belong to a neighborhood Facebook board full of Moms who swap tips and information and recommendations for all kinds of stuff in our town and our school district. It's been a big resource for all kinds of stuff, and today, there was a frantic post from a Mom that read something like this:Help! I need a recommendation for a good hairdresser! The one I used to use moved to another town and I'm at a loss!!!...more
I felt similarly -- until my gray hair became something I couldn't cover at home. I now will pay ...more

"I'm Not a Lip Person" Lips

I have a confession. I am not a lip person. I am happy with my Burt's Bees Lip Balm every day of the week. However, I am aware that lips really make the woman. Perfect hair and makeup without lips? Not complete. So, here are my top picks for "I'm Not a Lip Person" Lips!...more

Who is that woman in the photo?, or Why I'm trying Ageless Derma Daily Mineral Guard SPF 25

As an outdoor person, I've gotten serious about sunscreen. I just tried a new mineral sunscreen with anti-aging skin benefits: Ageless Derma Daily Mineral Guard. Check out my review and see if it's for you....more

What do you do to feel Beautiful Everyday?

If you're a wife & mother like me (who feels more like a full-time laundromat, housekeeper, cook and chauffeur sometimes) it's easy to feel frumpy and unattractive when you have little time for yourself. In recent weeks I have found a few quick and simple ways to feel beautiful each day. Here you go... ...more

essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base: Inexpensive but Long-lasting Eye Primer

Product review of essence I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base, an affordable for effective primer for eyeshadow and concealer...more

10 Ways to feel Beautiful Everyday

If your anything like me (a wife & mother who feels more like a full-time housekeeper, cook and chauffeur) it's easy to feel frumpy and unattractive sometimes. In recent weeks I have found a few quick and simple ways to feel beautiful each day. Here you go... Hope they make you feel good about yourself too! 1. Never leave the house in sweat pants unless exercising. 2. ...more