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.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

West Texas BLT

I am a BLT freak, but I do admit that I don't like tomato on my sandwiches or burgers - it's a soggy mess. I wanted the flavor, however, so I found a way to make the most flavorful BLT ever!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

5 Best and 5 Worst Halloween Costumes For Men

It was comforting to learn that men can be self conscious about how they can pull off a costume because it sure as hell is a nightmare for women at Halloween time. There are not many unrevealing costume available for the ladies and it becomes as anxiety-provoking as bikini season.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

How healthy Are Your Intestines?

Post by Sharon 

Ever wonder about your intestine's transit time and if you're healthy there? 

Eat beets.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Oktoberfest, Fall Leaves and Apple Festivals!

It's that magical time of the year again, Oktoberfest, apple festivals, and autumn leaf viewing. 



If you don't plan on going out - at least embrace the changing season - 

Rediscovering the Kid Inside: Finding Joy Again

Post by Sharon

There's a difference between being childish (like having a tantrum at the checkout stand because you want a candy bar) and being childlike (taking wonder in the world and testing what you are capable of). 

The funny thing about being a kid was the capacity for joy. Let's find that again. 

In a quest to find yourself (a key step to satisfaction in latter years), you have to go back to some basics. I'll help run you through some things to consider when looking for the "real" you.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Adult Halloween

Post by Sharon 

I felt compelled to write a Halloween book as that season has been a huge influence on my life and I truly live to make it unique and stick with the vibe of our generation of trick-or-treaters who knew REAL Halloween.

Adult Halloween: Taking Back the Season!

Halloween isn't just a day, it's a whole season and adults love it just as much as kids! This book, "Adult Halloween: Taking Back the Season!" by Sharon Day is an extensive guide for reclaiming the season adult style. It covers how to live Halloween every day, how to make it more horrifying, goth, nostalgic, and sexy. It includes guides on how to challenge your fears, drink and movie pairings, carving, talking to the dead, urban exploration, country fairs, spooky photography, phobia theater, yard haunt tips, recipes and more. If you are already a big kid about the Halloween season, this book will help you launch into a new level of terror and celebration - adult style!

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Choosing Shoes for Foot Problems

Post by Sharon

Having a host of issues with my feet, I've come to learn a lot about choosing the right shoes for my three main problems: Achilles tendon tenderness and post-Achilles surgery, plantar fasciitis and numbness (piriformis syndrome - the muscle pushes on the nerves in the rear end), and high arches. Let me share what I've learned - 

Friday, September 6, 2019

10 Best Horror Movies to Watch Alone

Post by Sharon 

It's that time of year. Time to get your spook on. I'm not much for chopping flesh movies, but there are some great horror movies that terrify and most especially when viewed alone. Here's my top 10 favorites for alone watching.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Quitting the City to Live With Nature

Post by Sharon
We weren't just the hippie-era. Baby boomers grew up in an ecologically-conscious time. 

We also grew up an era that wanted to define itself against the "establishment" and the "ideals" that our elders insisted we should want.

So, it's no surprise that as we get older and wiser, we begin to question the house-car-wife-kids-9-to-5-suburban-sprawl myth. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

1950s Halloween Costumes

I'm covering the nostalgia of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s Halloweens in these three days' of posts. Today, let's talk about those who recall the 1950s Halloweens - 

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...