Fashion Friday Plus A Beauty Tip

I have fallen in love with Fall once again, I think I do this every  year.

And jeans, and leopard print heels and boots.

AND please remember anyone- no matter

your age or figure looks great in an awesome pair of really good fitting  jeans and a pop of leopard.

You are BEAUTIFUL, my friend -the REAL beautiful, the one who gets up with grumpy husbands,

sick children, the one who is not airbrushed, but the real deal.

This is not flattery it's a compliment for being you and giving the day all you've got.

My dear Mom, wore jeans fashionably all of her 83 vibrant years and looked great in them.

Jeans really have come a long way, and they are more comfortable than ever.

Truly there is a style, fit, fabric and color just waiting for you, and yes you will have to try them

on, because all brands fit differently.

If you really and truly don't want to try them on in the fitting room, tuck that receipt in a safe

place and try them on in the comfort of your own home.

Oh, and don't forget the statement necklace too!

I so enjoy flipping through magazines, checking out Pinterest and polyvore.

I find so much inspiration and direction.  

Then  I use that inspiration to choose many of my clothes.

I find deciding specifically what it is I am looking before I leave home  helps me

to stay focused. otherwise I tend to become overwhelmed once I hit the stores.

Fashion Friday tip of the week, is "Dream Cream."

It is DHR cream which is a mixture of Dexamethasone, Hydroquinone  and Retin A.

Now that was a mouthful, wow...  This combination of ingredients decreases irritation.


DHR requires a prescription, from your Doctor-( I personally see my Dermatologist)

and comes with a warning of sensitivity and Sunburn.

So a super good sunscreen is mandatory SPF 30 or higher.


But now let me share with you the benefits, it will help lighten, tighten and brighten our skin.

I personally have  melasma along my cheeks and neck, and those of us who

have olive or darker skin tones, too much sun, combined with hormones are high on the candidate

list for this common and annoying discoloration.

Frankly, I was just sick and tired of going through concealers, foundation and powders

trying to cover up and blend in the melasma.

I am heading into my second week and already seeing a difference.

I  will you keep you posted on my results.


So that wraps it up for this Friday, have a super weekend!

Oh, I am thinking of a little Fall Vignette for Monday, so come on back and see me!


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Inspirational Thursday-The Table

I am of the mind set that many things happen for a reason.

So  I am very certain it is no coincidence that we found the table.

There it was...

weathered, worn and waiting.

Sitting there, perfectly charming in the high Mountain Meadow, where the Rocky

Mountains blend together over thousands of miles of valleys and peaks.

The journey to hike to this perfectly magical mountain meadow,

in the glorious Colorado mountains, took four hours and brought us to an altitude of 12,000 feet.

This is where we found the table.

Along the steady uphill journey I ran out of energy, being the pitiful flat-lander, that I am.

(I learned my lesson on the previous day of hiking) and  packed a milk chocolate bar in our

back pack, which came in very handy on this vigorous hike.

I gasped with delight in finding the table,  such a treasure and also in having

a lovely and interesting perch on which to rest and finish my soft and gooey chocolate bar.

A perfectly perfect 360 degree view.

I found it so intriguing, to feel the weathered wood nearly white in spots and

to see the carved names wondering who had sat here before me...

Mr. O and I had different theories on to why the table was here.

However we did both agree on one thing, only a person with a horse, perhaps a few

horses could have brought the table up here, in pieces, then assembled it in this serene mountain


The table, proved to be the perfect perch to sit upon to soak in  the mountain sunshine and  breezes.

It seemed as though the cool air, the pine trees and the wild flowers spoke to me

softly and gently reminding me of the joy of life, the wonderment of each moment.

I do not know if I would have sat as long, meditated so thoughtfully, embraced the beauty of the

mountains as long as I did, if it hadn't been for the restful and comfortable spot which

the table offered me.

While it is certain that Mr. O and I will always have different theories on the table.

It seemed only fitting to pick a small bouquet of flowers to adorn the table which had provided me

with such a restful and picture perfect spot to catch my breath, reflect and embrace the beauty of

the mountains.

And I will always

know in my heart that it was not just a coincidence that the table was there...

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Best Cornbread Ever

Fall and Cornbread such a go together, this recipe is moist and has

whole kernels of sweet corn, green chilies and  shredded cheese.

I'm not sure about you but I have always loved cornbread, I could eat it several times a week,

if someone would make it for me.

This probably isn't going to happen since Mr. O. does not bake, but no worries, because this

is a recipe that is super easy and is ridiculously delicious tasting.

 A melt in your mouth cornbread that requires simple ingredients and minimal effort.

This cornbread will be a perfect addition to chili, soups, stews and casseroles.

Your family will crave this cornbread, which is super moist, cuts easily into squares, filled with corn,

green chilies and topped off with a pat of butter or perhaps a little  honey.

This is bad, bad, someone grabbed a moist, delicious piece of cornbread before I could even

snap a photo-now does this tell you how wonderful they are?

The first time we ate the best Cornbread ever was in Colorado on one cool Summer evening with

a steamy bowl of chili, I made the chili and our daughter ( who is an amazing cook) surprised all of

us with this extraordinary cornbread recipe, even the grands enjoyed it, chilies and all!

There is a chill in the air, Fall is here, enjoy these with your favorite soup!

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