Thursday, May 30, 2013


Here are 7 ways to look great as you age:
1.  Layer like a stylist!  Start with the first piece to be longer and thinner then add a V-neck top or sweater.
2.  Bring back the DRESS!  Yes, everyone looks better in a dress.  Prints and rushing camouflage.
3.  Create a longer, leaner silhouette.  Expose your neck and legs without being immodest.  Add nude colored pumps to look longer.
4.  Go monochromatic!  Stay within the same color circle.
5.  Smooth lines with shapewear.  SPANX!  Need I say more??
6.  Add definition with skinny belts.
7.  Be bold with color.  Don't stick to boring black.  Do you always dress as though you just got back from a funeral?  Add color.

Four Dressing Lessons That Work For Everyone

Here are four dressing lessons that work for everyone:
Lesson No. 1-Proportion is all about balance.  Put oversize with fit pieces.  You don't want to look like a puffy balloon so if you wear a tunic top put it over tight jeans or leggings.  If you are wearing a full skirt then top it off with a form fitting top.  Even out your frame.
Lesson No. 2-Color can trick the eye.  Darker colors can slim.  Choose light and bright color where you are slimmest.  Any deep shade of plum, navy, gray, brown, or evergreen will do the trick.  You don't have to stick to "funeral black" all of the time!!!  Dressing monochromatically head to toe will cause a slimmer effect.  If you want to wear bright colored jeans,  top it off with a thigh length jacket or sweater in a matching tone.
Lesson No. 3-Structure is forgiving.  Fitted and tailored is always more forgiving.  Dart, seamings, peplums,  a shoulder blazer makes you look slimmer.
Lesson No. 4-Diagonal lines make it all better.  Ever wonder why we all look good in a wrap dress?  Thank slimming , curve creating superpowers.  Bias cut seams,  chevron prints, slanted hem lines all
slim and hide flaws. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

All Things Work Together For Our Good

God will help all things to turn out.  All things will work together for our good.  Here are some quotes:
1.  God will turn your SCARS into your STARS!
2.  He will make your MESS into your MESSAGE!
3.  He will turn your LEMONS into LEMONADE!
4.  Your ATTITUDE determines your ALTITUDE!
5.  Become BETTER not BITTER!
6.  He will help you become a VICTOR not a VICTIM!

Up in the Air

How much do you know about flying the friendly skies?  Do you know what to wear on a plane?
Here are some questions and answers:
1.  What is the cheapest way to fly domestically?  Wednesday.  Most expensive days are Friday and Sunday.
2.  When is the best time to book/buy domestic flights?  Tuesday afternoon.
3.  What is the most important thing you can do to ensure your safety in an emergency evacuation?
Wear shoes and count the rows between you and the exit.
4.  Which seat on the plane is statistically safest?  All:  right next to the emergency exit, front row, or near the back by the bathroom.
5.  What is the busiest air travel date in 2012?  July 20
6.  What day are you most likely to arrive on time?  Saturday
7.  What percentage of baggage is lost, stolen, or damaged?  .3%
8.  What should you wear on a plane?  Something that is fashionable and comfortable like polyester/spandex with FLAT shoes.  Nothing is worse that walking throughout long airport terminals with uncomfortable high heels.  I also recommend taking a light jacket or sweater in case you get cold at such a high altitude.  You can always take it off and use it as a rest pillow.

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Best Anti-Agers Under $25

Here is a list of the best anti-agers under $25:
1.  L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Serum
2.  CeraVe Renewing SA Lotion
3.  Boots No. 7 Protect and Perfect Intense Serum
4.  Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream
5.  RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream
6.  Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum
7.  Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye and Lash Duo
8.  Ambi Fade Cream
9.  Masque Bar by Look Beauty Brightening Sheet Mask
10. Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream

Sunday, May 12, 2013

10 Things NOT To Say on Mother's Day

10 Things NOT To Say on Mother's Day:
1.  Let's hurry and open up your gifts so I can watch the game!
2.  I hope that you did extra laundry last night so you could have the day off today.  By the way, where's my green shirt?
3.  I'm glad you like it.  You know, it was so hard to find a hat that would look good with your grey hair.
4.  Boy, I wish someone would give me a special day.
5.  We got you a special treat--Ultimate Fighting tickets, front row for the whole family.
6.   They were out of PLUS sizes so I got you a vacuum cleaner instead.
7.  Don't worry about the dishes, you can do them tomorrow!
8.  Hey, you liked it when I traced my hand when I was a child.
9.  Is this a good time to tell you that I missed a payment on the loan that you co-signed?
10. We chipped in and got you a coupon for laser hair removal.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!  And What To Give or Get on Mother's Day

Here is a list of what a mother really wants on Mother's Day:
31% wants a lazy day home with the family
23% wants anything with the kids
20% wants having brunch out with the family
11% wants relaxing day at the spa
7% wants to do something outdoors like tennis or hiking
2% wants to go to a movie of their choice
2% wants to have a girls night out

Here is a list of gifts that mothers prefer in order:
1.  Gift cars
2.  Spa day
3.  Homemade gifts
4.  Jewelry
5.  Roses
6.  Perfume
7.  Clothes
(I personally like ANYTHING that is fashionable or ANYTHING that is chocolate)
But the best gift of all is a righteous posterity!!!

Happy Mother's day to my wonderful Mom and my wonderful daughters who are moms! 

Monday, May 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Two Year Old, Lincoln!

One Dress, Two Ways

A sheath is a dress with a million faces.  As long as it fits well, you can turn this blank canvas into a work of art for any occasion.  Wear it with a cardigan sweater over it and a belt or wear a blouse under it with some kitten heels.  This classic piece of clothing can be worn so many ways.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Some Things Never Go Out of Style

Here is a photo of the classic home that I grew up in with my Mom and Dad and three sisters and one brother in Calgary. Alberta ...Like I said, some things just never go out of style in fact, some things increase in value!  Here is yet another list of things that I think never go out of style:
1.  Red Brick Homes
2.  Cherry Blossoms
3.  Lemonade (Homemade)
4.  Pearl Necklaces
5.  Diamonds
6.  Hugs and kisses from your husband, children and grandchildren
7.  Hot fresh bread
8.  Black patent shoes
9.  Spandex
10. A garden
11.  Peonies
12.  A clean house and a clean car
13.  Lip Liner (my daughters would disagree)
14.  Thank you notes
15.  Modest swim suits
16.  Prayer
17.  A mother's love
18.  Date Night
19.  Root Beer Floats
20.  A great Sunset
21.  Sisters and Daughters
22.  Babies fresh from heaven

Three Closet Essentials

Here are three closet essentials.  Once your closet is full of great basics, then accessories are the best way (and cheapest) to update your wardrobe from season to season:
1.  A Fitted Jacket/Blazer-I prefer a dark navy blue
2.  A Printed Blouse-Add some pizzaz and color
3.  A Nice Pair of Jeans-A mid rise jean with a straight leg is the most universally flattering