Monday, September 23, 2019

Fall Flavors at Fast Food Restaurants

Let's go over all the crazy autumn flavors hitting the fast food and supermarket shelves - 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Scarecrow Festivals

The US does amazing autumn festivals from beer and chili festivals to carnivals, from Oktoberfest to Corn Mazes. We also know how to honor one of our favorite symbols - the scarecrow! Here's some festivals for scarecrows around the US - 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Best Autumn Drives For Fall Foliage

Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia

America has some great roadways for viewing the peak colors. Let's take a look at some - 

Thursday, September 19, 2019

How To Live With Arthritis

Post by Sharon

*** Disclaimer - I am not a medical professional, but a person with arthritis who does her research. I share what I've found and the links to these findings to research yourself. ***

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tubing Down the Salt River

Post by Julie 

One of our Arizona traditions is to go tubing down the Salt River. You usually go with several friends and family and head down to the Lower Salt River. The first thing you do is to park at the place where you rent tubes and then grab a bus to take you upstream to the higher elevation to get started. 

Classic Urban Legends

Urban legends are such a powerful part of urban life. Let's look at some of the classics.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Postmenopausal Makeup Application

Peach lips

Post by Sharon

Today is my 57th birthday and I'm giving y'all a gift! Makeup tips!

I am a baby boomer. My face saw the makeup of my modeling era in late 1970s to early 1980s. It saw the crazy eyeliner and lipliner of the 1980s, and overall it has rolled with the changes and trends from thick eyebrows to drawn-on eyebrows, from nearly no makeup to pancake face. 

But, hitting menopausal age made me rethink trends and begin to look at my face as a showcase of not only experience and living, but knowing who I am and being okay with it. I don't want to make my skin anything other than even toned and I don't want my eyes to be anything but bright and twinkling and I don't want my lips to be bigger than they are. 

As an ex model, pageant girl, and theater/film makeup artist, I will share some tips -

Monday, September 16, 2019

Autumn Inspiration

Here's hoping these visuals give you what you need to shift gears and get ready for the bright before the dark. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Best YouTube Channels For Halloween Fun

Here's my top choices for immersing myself in Halloween fun on YouTube.

Hollywood Haunter is an utter blast. This darling young couple are charming and super talented. They also love Halloween big-time. They show how they invent props, sets, and special effects and they are not only do-able, but really good-spooky fun!

Pumpkinrot is hands down the finest Halloween artist and crafter of all time. His videos are hauntingly classic Halloween, dripping with vivid imagery. He's not a chop and dice kinda horror guy. Oh, no Pumpkinrot understands the season with spooky farms, terrifyingly unique scarecrows, dark cornfields, and pagan-esque fun. I have a playlist of just his videos so I can immerse myself in Halloween and I go to his store at his website to get my Halloween cards.

Classic Halloween is great for those who miss the 50s, 60s, 70s Halloween of our youth when Halloween was done with the proper amount of enthusiasm and spookiness.

Fall Flavors at Fast Food Restaurants

Let's go over all the crazy autumn flavors hitting the fast food and supermarket shelves -