Tuesday, January 21, 2020

How to Age Jeans

Post by Sharon

People are paying hundreds of dollars a pair for jeans that look aged/vintage/torn/faded/distressed/bleached/frazzled.

How do you make your own? 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Raised Gardening: Elevating Your Growing

Post by Sharon

Gardening is an unbelievably rewarding hobby. It not only gets you outside with nature, gives you healthy ripe produce to nurture your body, but can elevate some of the good bacteria in your gut, as well! 

The only problems with tradition gardening include; pests, bermuda grass, weeds, family pets, and crawling on your hands and knees.

Elevating your garden not only makes it easier to access, but the act of going vertical gives your garden interest.

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Growing Sunflowers: Yearly Tribute to the Sun

The ground is cold. Winter is still on for another couple months. Yet, bits of sunshine, sounds of Jimmy Buffett music send us reeling toward summer in our minds.

Even though it's early, start thinking about planting at least a row of sunflowers to create a visual wall of happy faces smiling down on you all summer long.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn: How to Bring Their Vibe Into Your Look Today

Trends might have us making our lips frosted or eyes thickly lined, our hair teased, or wearing neon colors that don't look good on anyone. But, real style, real class is timeless. If you are ready to move on to fashion icon status, there's some simple cues to take from women like Audrey and Jackie.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Rat Pack Style: How to Live the Style Nowadays

The "Rat Pack" featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop among others. These were cigar-smoking, suit-wearing, martini-swilling gods of the entertainment industry. Their style is so timeless, that many men are striving to bring back the feel in a world that became way too base, crude, and sloppy. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Best Climates in the World For Retirement

Post by Sharon

At our ages, it crosses the mind - the concept of becoming an expat and moving to some tropical climate. But, are there any reasonable year-round average climates that look good to live in or are they all way too expensive and distant to consider?

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Woodstock Remembered

Post by Sharon

Woodstock concert of 1969 was more than just a concert, it was a demonstration of the power of music to move a generation. Here's some cool pics from the archives as well as an aerial shot today.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Teen Idols of Our Youth: Then and Now

Post by Sharon 

Oh the celebrity crushes of our youth! They were from the big screen, television, music.... Let's see how the years have treated some of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s idols. 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Top 40 Songs: AM Radio

Post by Sharon

Feeling nostalgic for AM radio, Top 40 songs, Billboard charts? 45 records? Let's pick some years and see what the top 100 songs were in 1958, 1968, 1978 and 1988.

I wanted to cover adolescence for those born in the beginning of baby boomers' generation in the mid 40s and also have the songs of their early adulthood. That being said, those of us born in the early 60s, or adolescence was in the 70s but our young adulthood was in the 80s. For that reason - here's the top 100s for 1958, 1968, 1978, and 1988! 

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Dance: Exercise That You Want To Do

You can pay a gym membership, get a trainer, force yourself to walk the same boring route around your neighborhood, trudge away on a treadmill in your basement, or you can decide to do what kids do - have fun while exercising.

How to Age Jeans

Post by Sharon People are paying hundreds of dollars a pair for jeans that look aged/vintage/torn/faded/distressed/bleached/frazzled. ...