How to Be Bold and Creative with Print Mixing

Let’s have some fun!  Age doesn’t matter.  The new world of mixing prints with abandon is colorful and artistic.  Artist and painter Pattie Gerrie is an example of someone who shows her true self with joy.

I’m starting out bold and creative here, then I will give you some really good guidelines to follow, and then I will finish up with outfit combinations to inspire you.  I haven’t tried this much myself, but I’m excited to do more of it.  So let’s start experimenting!  

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How to Make Natural Jewelry Cleaner Quickly and Easily

I found this easy, natural way to clean jewelry by FP Brigette and would like to share it with you because it works so well.  My husband even filled a tray with crusty old coins and they got clean in ten minutes this way!  This solution just bubbles away all tinges of tarnish, etc.  (Just like Scrubbing Bubbles cleans the bathroom.  Lol!)  Whatever methods you’ve used in the past, age doesn’t matter.  This is a great new way to make a seemingly impossible job so quick and easy.

You can make a paste of baking soda and water and just buff your jewelry with it in a pinch.  But the following method does a better job with less elbow grease, on intricate jewelry, and you can throw multiple pieces into the pan at once!

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How to Transform Your Outfits in the Fall

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Late Summer leading into Fall

Fall is here!  Early Fall is still tinged with Summer, so let’s enjoy the beginning of the beautiful Autumn season.  While we’re in between hot and cold, we want to stay comfortable.  And that means finding ways to wear clothes that look like Fall but feel like Summer, or to wear Summer clothes that feel warmer.  Following are some ways we can all dress between the seasons and look good doing it.  Age doesn’t matter!

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How to Pack a Carry-on Bag for a Weekend Getaway

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New York City Packing List:  What to Pack for the Weekend

I’m going to New York City for a long weekend trip soon.  So I want to learn how to pack everything I need in a carry-on bag and not over-pack like I always tend to end up doing!  I have the “just in case” syndrome.  I think I got it from being a mom, when I had to make sure we had everything for the entire family.  But age doesn’t matter (LOL).  Lots of people end up doing the same thing.  So, after doing the research, this is how I think I can pack everything into that one little carry-on bag!

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Here Are 45 Sure-Fire Ways to Rock a Kimono!

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Sophie velvet kimono at Anthropologie

A kimono makes a simple dress or jeans and a tee into something special, just like a blazer or jacket.  You can cover a body-conscious dress with a flowing kimono. On the other hand, a black lacy tank or any sexy camisole makes a kimono date night ready.  Throw a kimono over a hoodie and jeans outfit.  Use a kimono as a robe around the house.  Or try a kimono as a bathing suit cover-up!  There are so many ways to wear a kimono…age doesn’t matter.  Take this list, look in your closet, and create some new outfits for yourself!

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How to Wear the 9 Most Popular Accessories of All Time

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Earrings and watch from Happiness Boutique

There are nine classic accessories that every woman should have.  Age doesn’t matter.  The following list tells you how to wear each one to best advantage.

But I say:  if you want to experiment, go for it!  One evening at an Artist’s Way study group, a friend wore her sparkling chandelier earrings with her casual outfit and it looked absolutely gorgeous.  😉

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How to Get Good at Layering Bracelets

I love layering:  layering clothes, necklaces, bracelets, rings, anything!  But that doesn’t mean I do it very often or that I’m good at it.  It takes some playing around.  I need tutoring and inspiration.  Perhaps you do, too!  Age doesn’t matter.  So here goes an exploration into how we can layer bracelets… Continue reading “How to Get Good at Layering Bracelets”

How to Make Your Own Lavender Linen Spray

I found this do-it-yourself recipe on the Free People blog, BLDG 25.  It was within an article about organizing your intimates drawer.  Since I have collected so many bras and panties from Victoria’s Secret over the years, what made a huge difference in organizing my intimates drawer was installing drawer dividers for this purpose.  A well-organized drawer is so helpful; age doesn’t matter! Continue reading “How to Make Your Own Lavender Linen Spray”