A blog for and about women of a certain age

Welcome to your best year.  You and I are on this journey together.  Together and collectively, we will give suggestions on living life to the fullest.  This is a blog for women who thought that when they reached this age, life was over.  This is for all of those women who thought their mothers were old at this age–well they may have been, but that’s not the case anymore.

We will discuss everything from health, beauty, faith, life, children, grandchildren, exercise, careers, retirement, starting all over again in love and/or career. We will talk about learning the word no, taking time to be who we are.  With this blog we will have fun, we will talk fashion, food,travel and all kinds of products–in other words, we’re going to talk about us.

You can always email me at: thisisyourbestyear@gmail.com.

Let’s get excited ladies, and stay tuned.  The first blog is set for this week.  Remember–THIS IS YOUR BEST YEAR!


         I felt like I was really in Hollywood. Here I am with actor Charles Malik Whitfield. He was at the premiere with other members of the cast and production team of the movie “Steps of Faith”. They are left to right Gwen Barbee, director of the Film and Movie Institute, actress Tracey Ross, producer Kelly Gray and actress Chrystee Pharris.

Take a look at the trailer for “Steps of Faith” below. 

It was a night to remember–red carpet and all!  Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

According to Wikipedia, a sommelier or wine steward, is a trained and knowledgeable wine professional, normally working in fine restaurants who specializes in all aspects of wine service as well as wine and food pairings. The role is much more specialized and informed than that of a wine waiter. In fine dining today the role is strategically on a par with that of the executive chef.

TEXSOM along with the Guild of Sommeliers, the Court of Master Sommeliers-Americas, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and the Society of Wine Educators held Texas Best Sommelier competition.  The winner of the event was Ms. Joelle Cousins of the Red Room Lounge in Austin, Texas.  The competition is presented by Texas Monthly Magazine. The announcement was made during the extravagant Wine & Food Foundation’s grand wine and food tasting where over 50 wineries presented their wines.

Congratulations to Ms. Joelle Cousins, and remember “thisisyourbestyear”.  Cheers!

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It’s been a bumpy, happy, funny and whatever else kind of road there can be including the long and winding road of a marriage.  There are no magic potions to a happy marriage–basically no two are alike. When people are asked what makes a marriage work there are many different answers. Some people say they married their best friend. They […]


When you meet a person that you have long admired, you are in awe.  I got to meet and talk with Civil Rights icon Julian Bond at the NAACP national convention!

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Over The (What) Hill?

What exactly does the phrase “over the hill” mean-especially to women?  Does it mean that we have finally gotten over the hill, and the hard part of living is over.  Does it mean that we can now coast, or does it mean that we should always be breaking because we on the downward slope?  

Does the phrase mean that if we have children, they are probably on their own, making their own money, buying their own cars, houses and other things.  Does it mean that our children are now living their lives by the examples that we sat?

Does the phrase mean that if we are married, we have finally become accustomed to our partner?  We have finally realized, they are not gonna change, and neither are we?  If we are single, does it mean we should stop looking?

Maybe the phrase means our looks are now gonna fade, and all hope is lost!  The phrase can mean many things, but I like what Ellen says.  Take a look and enjoy!


The other side of the hill may have bumps, and you might need to break every once in a while, but just remember “thisisyourbestyear”–there is a snack in your future.

Check your local listings for The Ellen Show.


My “Naked” Truth

I found the article below while driving through Kansas with my sister–she was driving. Young girls go through body image problems, and most of us thought that time was over.

This article by Robin Korth will make you stop and think. After reading it please tell us what you would have said to the man in the article.  I know I would have told him what Sinbad the comedian said, “she wants your house”.

You can follow Robin on Facebook or contact her at: info@robininyourface.com

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.



Interesting article with beautiful pictures of women over the age of 50.  Their outlook on life, their careers and more make this a good read.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”–at whatever age you are.

Pearl outing

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