How My Blogging Life Has Changed Now That I Turned 50

It’s true, as I sit here writing this post, I’ve realized that my blogging life has changed since I’ve turned 50.  What I mean is, that the products and services that I have currently been looking at are geared towards. dare I say, an older crowd, because this lady isn’t a spring chicken anymore.  LOL  Now, that doesn’t mean that I’m hot a hip chick, but I definitely have some different obstacles and passions than I did when I was younger, and I am embracing this new me, and I thought that I would share what’s going on below: 

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Adventures

 

 

For instance, I’m not a young mom anymore, my kids are in their early 20’s and out the door, and my hubby and I are feeling a little more freedom.  In fact, we are going on our first Carnival cruise, and celebrating our 25th anniversary.  I can’t wait to share our experience with everyone, and of course the different ways that I’ve already saved….like booking my trip through Ebates Coupons and Cash Back

I’ve booked our cruise, hotels, and car through EBATES, and the best part is, that I will get some cash back just in time for the holiday season.

Beauty 

 

 

Thinning hair, fine lines, and wrinkles.  Yeppers, that’s me, and thank goodness there are ways to combat these with some wonderful products.  I am obsessed with my new hair topper, and have really enjoyed sharing this all of my family and friends.  It’s so real looking they ask me if I have my topper on, now how cool is that?   Check out my fun Wigged Out page on Amazon.

Health

 

 

Whew this has been a tough one for me.  I’ve had three surgeries over the past year and half, and finding ways to keep going and feeling good has been a high priority.  My hubby and I like to share our body aches and pains each morning, but it’s important to stay positive and take advantage of items that are helpful.  Here’s my SuperGirlSavings page, where you can see some of the products that I have bought on Amazon through the years. Lordy, this list just keeps on growing.  🙂   
 

Wealth

I still use coupons, savings apps, and online sales & codes as much as I can.   One of my favorite ways to save is a money-saving app called IBOTTA.  It has tons of offers, not only on grocery items, but places your going to buy online from anyway, like Amazon, Groupon, and Wal-mart.  Heck, if your going to buy, you might as well get a little cash back, and use it for a rainy day or holidays. 
 

Also, you can build a team of friends and family, and the more you all use it, the more money everyone makes.  Cha-ching!

So, if your interested and you would like to be my IBOTTA buddy click on the pic below, and earn $10 for just trying.  

 

So, this is just a tidbit of how my blogging life has changed, and since I’m still a kid at heart, I will always try to stay a hip chick, and share trendy ways to save.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and as always I appreciate each and every one of you.  So, here’s to the future, and making my fifties as fabulous as possible.    

 

How To Enjoy Gardening When You Can’t Grow Your Own

 

It happens to the best of us green thumbs, a period of physical limitations, in which you can’t make your garden grow.  So, instead of getting sad or mad, here are some ways to enjoy the spring, summer, and fall gardening season, even if you can’t do it on your own.

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Friends & Family

For goodness sakes, take advantage of all the gardening goodies that your friends and family offer you.  In today’s time, there are 100’s of recipes you can find to can, grill, or bake that overload of gardening goodies!  LOL

Canning is a great way to not only save, but healthy.  There’s nothing like a can of canned green beans, especially when you put them in your Thanksgiving green bean casserole.  Gobble!  Gobble!

If you’re wanting to see what canning essentials you need to get started, check out my link here :

 

Canning Creations

 

And don’t forget to buy veggies and fruit when their in season.  Strawberries, blueberries, and peaches all go on sale right after each other.  Buy in bulk, and can those babies.  I personally love getting a gift of canned goods, and their perfect as gifts for the holidays.

Think Autumn jellies, Christmas jams, and Thanksgiving veggies such as corn, sweet potatoes, and green beans are just a few ideas that come to mind.

Local Market Square

Almost every city or town has a market square of local farmers, big and small.  If you’re wanting to find one near you, here’s a free Local Food Directory of Farmers Markets 

I love this search directory, because it gives you a link to websites, payment acceptance, and products available.  And, if you want to learn all there is to know about how to cook, clean, and use the growers harvested goods, they are more than happy to share their wealth of information.

Facebook, Craigslist, and Online Newspapers

One of the best ways to get super deals on fruits, vegetables, honey, or herbs is through social media.  I have a friend who is a bee keeper, and when his honey is ready to sell he posts it on his Facebook page, and you better be ready to buy, because it usually sells out by the end of the day.

Also, I don’t think twice about asking people if they got anything to sell, such as tomatoes, corn, or green beans.  Word of mouth is the best way to go, and many times people don’t want their veggies to go to waste, and they practically give it to you.

I’ve seen larger growers post veggies by the bushel or pound if you’re wanting to can or freeze for the upcoming year.  I would also join some local gardening groups, and you can check daily whats on sale.

Grocery Stores    

Finally, I check every week, whose putting their fruit and veggies on sale from Kroger to Aldi, and whatever discount I can get I buy in bulk.  I have found some great deals on strawberries, peaches, cherries, and blueberries this way, and trust me when their in season, they want them to move.

Also, many times grocery stores have a clearance section, and it’s worth taking a look at.  They might have onions, green peppers, apples, or tomatoes, that are ripe and need to go, which equals a deep discount for mwah!

 

See, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a garden, even if you can’t grow one yourself.   As always, I’ve enjoyed sharing some of these tips with all of you, and I appreciate your stopping by, and if you have any other ways that you like to garden when you can’t please let me know in the comments below.

 


Turning The Big 5-0 And Celebrating Mom In One Day

This Sunday, May 13th, 2018, I am turning the BIG 5-0.  I also get to celebrate being a mom, having a wonderful mom, and spending time with other moms.  What a special birthday this is going to be, and below are some thoughts that have gone through my mind lately, and leading up to this wonderful day.

 

Holy Moly!  I’m Turning 50 

 

As I sit here writing this post, the above statement is the clean version of what I think about turning 50.  My mind is young and fresh, but I have to admit, that my body sometimes tells me a different story.  So, I figure I have two ways approach the second half of my life, either Boo Hoo about it, or embrace it like a boss!  I choose to be a boss!  LOL


My Kids Are Grown And I’m Ready To Go! 

 

I love being a mom, but I am ready for my hubby and I to go and have some fun!  It’s time for us to celebrate staying together for almost 25 years, and Lord knows we have earned it.  🙂

 

I’ve Been A Mom For 22 Years   

 

This one blows my mind, and I can’t believe how fast time flies by.  One day your a mom of an infant, toddler, teenager, and young adult, and all of the good, bad, and ugly that goes along with it.  Mostly good for me, and I have loved every memory, even the difficult ones at times.

 

I’ve Been A Daughter For 50 Years 

 

I get the, “feels”, when I think about this one, not from sadness, but from a special love that I have for my mom.  My sister and I have been truly blessed to have a mom who was and still is beautiful, strong, and selfless when it came to her daughters.  I can only hope to have her wisdom, strength, love, and endurance.  To me, that’s the essence of being a mother.


Reflect, Recharge, And Reach For The Stars

I think it’s natural to reflect on my past accomplishments, failures, and what ifs.  I also think it’s healthy to find ways to recharge, make plans, and continue to reach for the stars.  It’s what keeps me engaged, feeling young, and helping others, which is most important to me.

And Finally It’s Time To Celebrate 

Yes, the time has come to celebrate, and I plan on spending my special day with all the people I love, which is the ultimate gift.  Cheers!

Outdoor Decor That Will Make The Neighborhood Smile

Colorful, lighted, and creative outdoor garden and yard decor is my thang!  I get the, “chuckles” when I have created a little humor or a kid like scene in my outdoor theme, and here’s some fun ideas that I just might try this year.

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(Above is a past pastel checker board walkway I created, and it defiantly put a smile on my neighbor’s faces) 

Solar Dog Print Garden Lights

 

 

What a cute surprise these little doggy prints would make in any animal lovers garden decor, and the best part is that their solar-powered, and easy on the budget.  $17

 

Honey Bee String Light Set

 

 

As much as I run from the bees in my garden, I can’t deny how fuzzy and cute they are, and this fairy light honey bee is simply sweet.  Get it?  The cool part is that you can get in either solar or battery-powered, which means you can literally put this light set anywhere.  Love that.  $10-15

 

Better Homes And Garden Outdoor Marble Globe Light Set

 

 

Better Homes and Gardens Outdoor Marble Globe String Light Set – Walmart.com

 

If you haven’t noticed, I love bright colors.  Don’t get me wrong, I like soft white lights too, but there’s something magical about reds, pinks, yellow, blues and their hues.  The marble globe string lights set from Wal-Mart above makes my heart flutter with colorful joy.  $15

 

Rocker Garden Gnome

This garden statue if for all you Gnome lovers out there, and I think your neighborhood peeps will get a kick out of it.  $30

 


Solar Light Metal Butterfly Figurine

 

 

It’s all in the details, and this little metal butterfly will accent your garden, even at night with his its solar light eyes.   Check out what he looks like at night here.  $15 at Amazon.

 

Color Changing Solar Powered Glass Ball Led Garden Light

 

 

This beautiful changing Led solar ball can be put just about anywhere, and it can be set to multi-colored or soft white.  $20 on Amazon.

 


 

These out-door accent suggestions are just a reflection of who I am, and I enjoy sharing a little magic and humor with my neighbors and friends.  I hope that they have put a little smile on your face, and inspire you to find your own gardening or home decor theme.  Please share what DIY or garden ideas you might have in the comments below, and here’s to a super gardening, spring, and summer season.

Here’s How To Have A Body Friendly Garden When Your Hurting

Last year was the first year that I didn’t have a garden due to an injury.  This year, I’m re-designing my urban backyard garden, because unfortunately, I am still have some body aches and pains.  Here’s some ideas that I think will work for me below:

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Since bending over can be a real problem for my lower back, I am going to bring some of my plants upwards and off the ground.  I have found some really cool planters online, and some DIY ideas that maybe my hubby and I just might try, like these DIY Small Space Garden Ideas we’ve tried in the past.  I’m really digging these ideas below: 

Elevated Cedar Planter Box and Space-Maker Pivoting Trellis Set

 

Hip height gardening seems to be a where I’m gravitating to lately, and I really like the above planter with the trellis.  We could save some money, and customize one for ourselves, and here’s a video from Lowes Home Improvement for some inspiration.  

 

    

 

I could always add in my own trellis with possibly a wooden lattice or pig wire,  Hmmmmm, the creative juices are flowing.     

 

Rolling Self-Watering Tomato Planter and Tomato Tower Support

 

 

I love that you can roll this planter to wherever you need it, because sometimes your plants may or may not need as much sun.  It’s definitely a thumbs up for us back sufferers too.

 

 

Build a Rolling Raised Garden Bed

 

                                                  image courtesy of @ BHG

 

Rolling Gardening Seat

 

 

At first you might feel like you can move and groove in your garden, but trust me you’re gonna get tired.  This heavy-duty rolling gardening cart will come in handy when you need to take a seat.  It’s available on E-Bay $95

 

Garden Tools Set

 

 

And for goodness sakes, have all of your gardening tools right by your side.  This gardening tool set has it all and it’s made from aluminum so no more rusting of your tools.  Amazon $40

50ft Garden Expandable Water Hose 

 

 

 

This is my #1 tip when it comes to gardening and physical ailments.  Get a high quality expandable hose that easy to lift and move around, trust me your back will love you for it.  Plus, it shrinks right back up when your done with it, which means it’s easy to put back up.  LOVE this hose.

So, there you go, these are the ideas I am looking forward to either trying or buying this spring, and If any of you out there are having a hard time with body aches and pains, I hope that you get well soon.  Happy Gardening Everyone!


The Good, Bad, And Ugly Things About Spring

So, I walk out my back door this morning to see this early Spring tree!  It kind of surprised me because it’s only February 25th, and the trees are blooming??  It’s really pretty, but I’m not quite sure that I’m ready for all the good, bad, and ugly that comes along with the spring season.

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The GOOD part about Spring is seeing nature come alive, with the chirping sounds of the birds, the buds & blooms opening, and the fresh fragrance of flowers.  These are all wonderful things, but there is defiantly a bad & ugly side too.  🙂   

For instance, although I am embarrassed to show you this picture, it’s my current situation.   

 

 

WOW, this is really BAD, and my oh my there is a lot of work to do.  Last year was the first year that I didn’t do anything at all with my backyard, because I had both knee and hip surgery that resulted from one silly fall.  I am used to my yard looking like this:

 

 

 

This is a little more organized I’d say, but I know that it’s going to take some green thumb power to get my yard back in shape. 


I also noticed yesterday, that some of my neighbors were mowing their lawns, which brings out the UGLY part of Spring for me, and that is allergies.

 

 

Yeppers, the pic of me above is from a past campaign that I did for Puffs, and as you can see, allergies and me don’t get along. 

It’s awful, and unless I dope myself up with Zyrtec I can’t see or breathe, and I know that many of you out there feel my pain.


I do have a helpful hint for those of you with severe allergies, and taking over the counter allergy meds just aren’t working.   

I happen to work for a medical practice that does skin testing for allergens, and I do recommend that you get tested, because you would be surprised to learn what you are allergic to.  

For me, I flare up when I get anywhere near mold, and I proudly wear a mask, if I know that Im going into a moldy situation.  🙂   

And for those of you who have allergies to grasses, strap up and put that mask on, trust me it’s worth it! 


I hope that all of you love the change of seasons, and yes there are good, bad, and ugly parts of Spring, but I still love being outside and enjoying all that nature has to offer.

Valentines Day Gifts That People Don’t Want!

Valentines Day is right around the corner, and I know that most people give gifts to their sweetie that is well thought out, and has a wonderful meaning behind it.  And then…..you have some people who are clueless as what to get their loved one, and end up buying something that most people DON’T want to get for their Valentines Day gifts.  Here’s what I mean below:  🙂

 

 

Kisses Toilet Paper

 

Kisses Toilet Paper

 

 

I Love You from Top to Bottom TP

 

I love you from the bottom to the top valentines day toilet paper

 


Although, I must admit that the above printed love sentiments on TP makes me smile, it’s still not something that I would want as a gift for Valentines Day.  Heck, if you really wanted to give a gift like this, you could get some cheap, bright red lipstick, and kiss a toilet paper roll yourself.  LOL

 

My Love For You Diarrhea Mug

 

 

 

My love for you is like diarr Mug My love for you is like diarr Mug Words

 

 

Ummmm…..I don’t think I really need to explain why this is a Valentines Day Gift Bust!  🙂

 

 

Valentine Cupid Costume

 

Valentines Cupid Costume

 

Although this Valentines Day costume is cute, I think that most ladies want to save these outfits for Halloween.  And if you’re a mom, the last thing that you want to do is wear a heart headband.  Just saying….

 

The Perfect Man In Milk Chocolate

 

The Perfect Man Shaped

 

I suppose you could give this to your guy if you want him to get in shape, but I don’t know if he will feel the love that goes along with it.  XOXOXO!

 

And finally, under no circumstances should you give this gift to anyone, ever!!  🙂

 

 

Don’t Go Bacon My Heart, I Couldn’t If I Fried 

 

Don t Go Bacon My Heart I Couldn t If I Fried

 

 

In all fairness, I know that there are plenty of very happy couples who would love to get some of these Valentines Day gifts above, and if you do, please be brave and share with the rest of us.  (Just to let you know that some of these links above are my affiliate links, and I may get a small commission if you decide to buy). Thank you for your continued support, and I hope that you have a love filled Valentines Day.