Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Selfie Do's and Don'ts For Men and Women

Whether you consider yourself an online pro or a total newbie, at some point, you will want to engage in social media and that is going to mean a profile pic. Maybe you're newly single or you need a picture for LinkedIn job searches. How you pose, your expression, the lighting, and so many things go into an ideal representation. Here's some tips for any kind of profile pic or personal selfie you want to take -

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Baby Boomers' Downsizing

Post by Sharon 

We lived our lives squirreling away things, accumulating, being ready for any occasion, any visitor, any need and before we knew it, we were drowning in things and expanding our home front to make more  room for "stuff."

There comes a time in every baby boomer's life when you have to make a decision - to possibly "let go" and "reframe" what's important. Is it possessions and space or is it experiences and freedom?

If you are considering downsizing, this is just the post for you!

Monday, July 29, 2019

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Post by Sharon 

Supposing you can't change the timeline and history of your life, but you can talk to the younger you about what he/she might need for the trials ahead. What would you tell yourself? 

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Couples Retreats

Maybe you've earned it - the kids are gone and it's your time or perhaps you feel you need to reset the button on your relationship. Couples retreats can be a fantastic way to create new memories of just you two together. Some have themes like yoga or meditation and others are oriented on skill building. Here's some awesome ones to be found -

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Tea Trends: It's Not Your Mama's Tea

Tea trends have really changed, from Boba Tea and Kombucha to Thai Iced tea and Chai. If you're a tea lover, and especially a cold-tea lover, this is a great post for you to get caught up and find the ones that are not only beneficial to your health but the ones that just taste damn good!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Cocktails We Have Known

Sharon - author of this post 

Julie and I live about 45 minutes away from each other, so we see each other once a month, maybe twice depending on the season. In October (our month) we are constantly doing Halloween-related events. We are known for having a cocktail and chilling out. And, I get known for making a goofy video to share with my Facebook friends. We always go with the season for what to make.

Letting off steam for two women who work hard all week is a pretty precious practice.

This summer, we did the watermelon margarita (above). We made a syrup of sugar and watermelon (we did 2 parts pureed watermelon to 1 part sugar on stove until sugar melted - only a few minutes). Added watermelon puree, lots of lime juice and tequila. For that one, we wet the rim of the glass with lime juice and dipped it into fruit punch pop rocks! We garnished with a slice of watermelon. Oh my!

In the springtime, we did a watermelon mojito. 1/2 c. simple syrup (equal amounts of water and sugar melted on stove a few minutes), 12 oz Bacardi rum, 6 T. squeezed lime juice, 30 leaves of mint (crushed with back of spoon or in mortar and pestle), 3 thick slices of watermelon pureed. This makes a few glasses worth on ice.

At Halloween, we got known for the Alien Brain Hemorrhage.

At New Years, we had my sidekick ventriloquist doll, Dale, make us a cocktail called the Sourpuss (his own invention - wink). It was a mix of vodka and pickle juice.

When it started to get real hot, Julie and I sat out by the water and had a Pink Bikini Cocktail (recipe we found online) and it tasted exactly like fruit punch and couldn't taste the liquor!

2 parts pink lemonade - one part amaretto - one part coconut rum. Pour it over ice.

I'm not a liquor drinker except the getaway cocktails, so I don't stock a lot of things for making drinks, but I am kind of girlie so what I like to have on hand is uniquely me:

I do enjoy having on-hand coconut rum (we live in a hot desert and so summery cocktails are common), spiced rum (for winter), amaretto (sometimes over ice as it is or with cream is delish), Kahlua (I'm a girl, we like to have it on-hand), Bailey's Irish Cream. 

If I needed to keep on-hand more manly or powerful liquors, I might add whiskey and tequila, but I'm not a big fan of vodka.

My favorite cocktails of all time? Blue Hawaii, Mojito, fruit-flavored margarita, Russian Mule.

It doesn't matter what time of year it is, nothing quite says "party and relax" like a cocktail outside or by the fireplace. 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

What is a Baby Boomer?

If you were born between 1946 to 1964, consider yourself a baby boomer. Our generation is 29% of the population or 76,000,000 strong!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

To Gray Hair or Not?

post by Sharon 

Recently, I had an opportunity to wear a gray wig for a rap music video promoting a potential TV show about older women. (I know, weird things come across my path often!)

It had me thinking about how stylish gray hair is now. It seems our generation in their 50s, 60s, 70s are going pink and the kids are going gray for a whole new look. Here's the in's and out's of whether to gray or not and how to make the gray your own!

Vinyl - Spinning the Best Tunes!

When we were kids, music was introduced to us by am radio, television variety shows, 8-track players, and concerts.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Water Holes: A Taste of Nostalgia

Quarries, water holes, creeks, rope swings and the like - a taste of our childhood. What better way to cool off this summer than to go seek a water hole and have a nostalgic deja vu?

Monday, July 22, 2019

Introducing the Bloggers of Groovy New Life - Sharon Day and Julie Ferguson

Sharon Day and Julie Ferguson

Sharon Day: Divorcee, Oil and gas industry equipment broker, artist, public speaker, author of books, blogger, urban explorer, gardener, screenwriter/film industry production, humorist, dreamer and doer.. 

Julie Ferguson: Long-term marriage, artist, author of books, blogger, gardener, craftswoman, interior decorator, photographer, jewelry maker, urban explorer, dreamer and doer.

Bringing Back Ponchos and Dusters!

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