Tuesday, December 16, 2014

3 Parties in One Day, I am a Party Girl!

I gave a lot of thought to going to 3 Christmas parties in one day but decided why not? In my younger years I wouldn’t even consider passing up a party just because they were all on the same day so I really wanted to see if I could still pull it off!

My husband had to work all day. He could have made it to #3 if he really wanted to but he didn’t. His reasoning is that “I can cut bait “ and he cannot. He knows I will stay for 30 minutes or an hour and leave.  I am taking his observation as a compliment!

Party #1 was a no host at a bar starting at 2:30 and we were giving gifts for a women and children shelter. 
The party was very nice, nice people and the host brought a person to give chair massages!

Party #2 staring at 4 was an open house thrown by a good friend. She doesn’t give a party every year so I was thrilled that this year I was able to attend. She has one of those big old majestic homes every city has that looks out on to a grand park. 

The house was decorated beautifully. Christmas decorations were everywhere you looked. The beverages were in a separate nook with hot cold, alcohol and nonalcoholic choices. The food was spectacular. I mean who cooks a whole turkey and ham and vegetarian, vegan and gluten free entrees pus lots of dips and salads all labeled and sweets?

The neighbors that live behind our home gave party #3 starting at 6:30. This is their annual Christmas party. I love to go and get caught up with the goings on in the neighborhood.  This picture is not of the hostess but of a neighbor across the street. I remarked on her beautiful silk blouse that this picture dose not do justice and she said she picked it up last month when she was in China. She is in a marching band and they went to China! Her husband is the water boy for the band. I had no idea! I almost missed party #3 because I stopped at home before setting back out. Note to self: just keep the momentum going!

Of course after I left the last party I was a bit wired and thought I could easily attend 3 more! I need to practice eating and drinking and chatting while standing. I was a bit rusty on balancing it all.

Have you also become a mid life party girl? What tips can you share?

Friday, December 12, 2014

How to get a GLOW in Your SKIN

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I have been using L’Oreal Age Perfect Glow Renewal for a month and I am love it!

I like the application, the packaging, the feel, the costs and most importantly the results. I think the skin on my face feels softer.  #glowrenewal, #sponsored

So what are buying for yourself this Holiday season? Do you need some new skin care? Are family members asking you what you want? Why not give them a list with these 3 items on it. That is the Facial Oil, the Day Lotion, and Night and Day Cream. To help with the costs here is a link for a $2.00 coupon off!!

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Will you give it a try? Tell Santa this is what you want!

Happy Glowing

Monday, December 8, 2014


Dear Santa,

I am sorry to write you this letter but I have marked your correspondence as spam. I didn’t want to do it Santa. Really I am no Scrooge but sending me 3-5 emails a day is just well, stalker like!

A personalized letter from you to my child seems like a darling thing but Santa here are 5 reasons it is not going to ever happen:
  1. I don’t have a small child
  2. I don’t have small grandchildren
  3. I didn’t sign up for your mailing list
  4. I don’t sign up for email offers from Brazil, Spain, France, or China
  5. I am Jewish

I understand out of the box marketing Santa but I really think if you continue with this campaign you may have some future bad PR issues. Who wants an aggressive Santa? Who wants a stalking Santa?  The damage from your letter writing campaign is done for 2014, but here are 5 suggestions for 2015:

  1. Have Mrs. Claus write a food blog with recipes for the holidays
  2. Write your own travel blog
  3. Have one of the elves write a toy blog, what’s hot what’s not
  4. Have Rudolph set up an Instagram account with frolicking reindeer game pictures
  5. Link all the blogs together and build your mailing list from those who sign up

I hope you find my tips helpful and I wish you Santa the merriest of holidays.

Ho Ho Ho,

Sunday, November 30, 2014

5 Things to know About Menopause Barbie Doll

I keep waiting for Menopause Barbie to be released. Is this the year we will see her on the toy store shelves? She is past the average age menopause hits.
Here are five things I think Menopause Barbie will look like:

 1. She is wearing sneakers.
55 years of wearing high heels have done a number on her feet. She can only fit her orthotics into sneakers.

 2. She stopped having maintenance done.
Her breasts, butt and face are more realistic.  She looks great still but more dare I say it, more age appropriate?

 3. She has retired from her zillion careers.
At 55 she is a bit young but let’s face it she made some good investments over the years. That Malibu beach house she sold and the cars besides her pensions from all her careers give her a good nest egg.

 4. She stopped coloring her hair.
She has white streaks that look great and natural in her remaining blonde hair.

 5. She finds a close group of friends or a life partner.
Let’s face it, Ken was never going to be more than a plaything and we want her to be happy. Sure she has been busy all these years and has had lots of friends in the doll world but now is the time to enjoy and make friendship her priority.

BONUS. She is now on the Board for Mattel and becomes a philanthropist for the arts and education.
 I envision Barbie donating lots of money to NPR and PBS.

Menopause Barbie is the woman we all want her to be if she was a real woman.  We hope she will age to be Senior Barbie and maybe even Geriatric Barbie.

Mattel is missing a gold mine. What a perfect 50-year-old present, a Social Security present or even a 70-year-old gag gift if only they would let Barbie age gracefully!

Would you like to see Menopause Barbie on your store shelves?