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What to Drink on 4th of July

Listen I know here in the States when July 4th rolls around everyone becomes totally unhinged for the summer barbecue to end all barbecues. Bitsy and Bobby Ray want you to hang out on their dingy.  Your mother-in-law insists on making mountains of German potato salad, and your kids whine incessantly about how they want […]

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Old Lady Life Free Desktop & Tablet Wallpapers

As I was drinking my morning espresso a thought came over me. Now, while I am by no means part of the silver sneakers club. I have to say I love sitting in front of my laptop with curlers (some days), coffee, my nails freshly manicured, and my lipstick on the desk just waiting for […]

What is Oxytocin?

The Love Potion – When Oxytocin Turns Evil

So… you’ve gotten back with your ex and you have no idea what is happening in your life. I told you not to go back!!! This dangerous spiral happens when you think you’re in control of “bad love” situations. Guess what? You aren’t. A little hormone called oxytocin has taken over your brain. This hormone […]

Love & Relationships

10 Ways to Love Yourself and Be Your Own Boyfriend

Did you get a chance to read part one of the series the Anti Fairy Tale – Learning to Love Yourself? I told you that you are the best boyfriend you’ll ever have…here’s what your inner lover of YOU is trying to tell you. You should listen… BE EPIC What do I mean by epic? […]

dating a younger man

Why should you start dating a younger man? Silver haired foxes and crotchety middle-aged men are good for lots of reasons: replacing light bulbs, going to the park, walking dogs, and yelling at teenagers. But if you find yourself recently single and…say you’re a lady who’s hitting the dreaded fortyish zone…you know the one where […]

How Not to Inflict Violence on Your Man

What “they” don’t tell you about marriage and communication, is that the differences between men and women some days are so overwhelming that you need to learn how to non-verbally communicate to preserve your sanity. This little story is a page out of my not-so-normal life. I stood in the kitchen, bent forward, peering deeply […]

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Healing A Broken Heart

Healing a broken heart when darkness consumed her soul required a strength that her gentle spirit questioned. “Would it be possible?” It whispered. How do you force yourself to keep living when everything you have ever wanted is taken from you? Author Shayne McClendon challenges us with this question in her new dramatic romance novel, […]

Romantic Fantasy

Mood: Romantic Fantasy Read It: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon Drink It: 6th Sense Syrah

Wandering Traveler

Mood: Wandering Traveler Read It: A Little Bit Country By Shayne McClendon Drink It: Zen of Zin

Drink It: Wine Reviews

Wine Cube Vinters Red Wine Review

Wine Cube Wine Review & Watching Filth

Drinking from a box of wine reminds me of when my mother’s best friend used to babysit me. I loved Mrs. Kitty.  With her waist length blond hair from a bottle, sparkling blue eyes, and relaxed drawl she captivated my young imagination. Mrs. Kitty and I would sit on her white rattan patio set and […]

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What to Drink on 4th of July

Listen I know here in the States when July 4th rolls around everyone becomes totally unhinged for the summer barbecue to end all barbecues. Bitsy and Bobby Ray want you to hang out on their dingy.  Your mother-in-law insists on making mountains of German potato salad, and your kids whine incessantly about how they want […]

The Chocolate Block Wine Review

Dangers of Confident Women & the Chocolate Block Wine Review

Every couple of months when my normal grocery store just won’t do, Whole Foods plays its siren song and I come calling. I often approach going to Whole Foods as most would going to the fair or other fun weekend event. If I’m going to tear myself away from my laptop and make the hour […]