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  • My Blogcation
    on Mar 4, 2010
    (Photo credit: addictedtowow.blogspot.com)Welcome back! I've been on a week long (seems like forever) "blogcation" (I'm sure I haven't coined the term), but hope to be back in full-on blog mode soon. If any of you read my post "Dancing with the Stars...
  • "How old are you?"
    on Feb 25, 2010
    I never thought I would ever grow to hate a simple question, but I do. It's not that I'm not proud of how I look, how I feel, or what I've accomplished, it's just that I'd rather keep people guessing. Some people, of course, are very respectful and w...
  • iHad to Share
    on Feb 23, 2010
    I just had to share this new iPhone case maker with you! I happened to notice a friend's case the other day, and it was unlike any I had ever seen. We've all seen the rubber peace signs, Paul Franks', colored plastic, even shiny gold iPhone cases...a...
  • Good Day Sunshine
    on Feb 22, 2010 in blogs awards sunshine award
    Remember how happy this Beatles song made us feel? Well, that's how I'm feeling right now as I've been given "The Sunshine" award by one of my favorite blog sites, La Dolfina. If you appreciate the beauty in every day life, aspire to have beautiful s...
  • Dancing with the Stars, Part 1What I'm about to write about is still somewhat surreal to me, however, it's about to get real, and in only 6 days! Last fall I was asked by the chairperson of my son's school auction to consider being one of the "stars" in our "Dancing with the Star...
  • Power of the Sweet Potato (or 'The Supreme Yam')Sweet potatoes...not just for the holidays anymore. Seriously, we all need a reminder on the power of this colorful potato! One of Dr. Mao's must-eat foods, the sweet potato, and cousin yam, both provide more beta-carotene and vitamin C than carrots,...
  • Swim Spanx, Really?
    on Feb 20, 2010 in beauty fashion spanx swimsuits
    Wow. We all remember the "Miracle Suit"...needless to say, I've never tried one on (they always seemed very outdated in their styling, although I loved the concept of a swimsuit taking off the terrible 10), but I may actually take a dive into these n...
  • Modern Times
    on Feb 19, 2010 in dalai lama quotes
    The Paradox of Our Ageby The Dalai LamaWe have bigger houses but smaller families;More conveniences, but less time;We have more degrees, but less sense;More knowledge, but less judgment;More experts, but more problems;More medicines, but less healthi...
  • Décolleté Decay
    on Feb 18, 2010 in beauty décolleté chest
    I admit it, in my thirties, and even early forties,  I seldom paid attention to what was happening below my chin...after all, your face is what counts, right? Well, now as I am approaching my quarter century mark, I realize that my décolleté d...
  • Just say "NO"!
    on Feb 17, 2010 in volunteering dr mao tip saying no
    Really, I wish it was that easy (it sure is for my 8-year-old)!  It should be..I mean, I'm a confident, strong, outgoing middle-aged woman who knows what makes me happy, right? Then why is it so hard for me to decline the endless requests for vo...
  • Can you say Quinoa?
    on Feb 16, 2010 in quinoa nutrition health recipes
    Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah!) is one of my new food obsessions, and I find the history behind this edible seed so interesting. Quinoa has been an important food source for the past 6,000 years in the Andes region of South America and the ancient Inca...
  • Let the Music PlayI'm betting that if you are reading this, you own an iPod or MP3 player.  If not, add one to your next birthday wish list.  It's wonderful, the amount of music available and inexpensive for the masses to enjoy these days, everything from po...
  • IWANNA
    on Feb 14, 2010 in valentines day
    "IWANNA"...That's the nickname my husband has given me for the past..hmm...10 years! I wanna go on a trip, I wanna remodel the kitchen, I wanna get a new car, I wanna, I wanna, I wanna!! I guess he might have something here, but as I age, I do think...
  • You know you are almost 50 when...
    on Feb 12, 2010 in caftans fashion
    ...you want a caftan for Valentine's Day! I now understand Mrs. Roper, of our favorite 70's show, "Three's Company". She wanted to look and feel glamourous even though she rarely left her apartment. Of course, I'm out and about all day long, but come...
  • My Big Girl Book Club
    on Feb 8, 2010 in books
    It's cold and rainy  a blizzard in Dallas, a perfect night to cuddle up with a page-turner. You know, those books you absolutely can't put down...I've been known to even read at stop lights, much to the chagrin of fellow drivers, I'm sure.
  • Lip itEarlier this week, I made the mistake of deciding to purchase a girlfriend some Chanel make-up for her birthday.  I'm sure she'll love her gift, but I ended up spending far more than I should of ...on me! Usually, on any shopping expedition, I s...
  • A spoonful of sugarToday I was at lunch with a very healthy, vegetarian friend of mine. Taking my own advice (well, and that of Dr. Mao's) I ordered hot, green tea and then I grabbed a Splenda packet to sweeten up my cup.  Sitting across from her, I saw the irony...
  • Get the skinny!
    on Feb 5, 2010 in jeans fashion
    Happy Fashion Friday! If you've been reading my blog you know that I love fashion and worked in the beauty/fashion biz for too many years to remember! I have lots of friends that call weekly for fashion advice and several that I take shopping on a re...
  • Laugh your way to Longevity
    on Feb 4, 2010 in laughter longevity dr mao tip
    Too funny...My nine-year-old daughter walked in while I was getting ready for work. "What are you doing?" she asked. "Putting on my wrinkle cream, " I answered. "Oh, " she said, walking away."I thought they were natural. " (Deb Fillman, Reader's Dige...
  • The "Second Spring"
    on Feb 3, 2010 in menopause dr. mao tip recipes
    Chinese culture reveres elders. So much so, that "menopause is actually called the 'second spring,' because the end of a woman's childbearing years gives rise to a new phase of life empowered by her accumulated wisdom," says Dr. Maoshing Ni. Now, I d...
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