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Proud Teacher

As a woman of a certain age and always the educator, I am always so proud of my former students when they do things in life that make them happy. I was so excited to be invited to the book signing of Mrs. Sharon Williams soon to be best-selling book “We Interrupt This Marriage”. Sharon shares with us her journey from being a coach’s wife to becoming a pastor’s wife. It’s special occasions like this that make you remember, “thisisyourbestyear”.

No Water, No Surgery–Wonderful Results

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Spa day at SPAtaneity Natural Nail Salon and Ageless Perfection Skin Care was perfectly wonderful.

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facial

Started my day off with a facial first–in fact it was a nonsurgical face lift facial.

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Glowing results of nonsurgical face lift facial.

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image               Next off to waterless manicure and pedicure.  You place your feet on the towel which is on top of a warm heater–feels wonderful.

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Wonderful oils are applied and massaged into your feet instead of water.

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Just like a regular manicure/pedicure, but waterless.  The chance of infection is lessened because there is no whirlpool. The nail polishes are acetone free and/or vegan.

SPAtaneity Natural Nail Salon (866-338-4880) and Ageless Perfection Skin Care (817-588-5247) are located at

6188 South Jennings, Avenue

Fort Worth, TX 76104

You can also find them both on Facebook

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Waterless Manicure and Pedicure

Going to get a manicure and pedicure this week–both will be waterless.  I will report on the outcome. From what I know it seems this method is far more sanitary than using the whirlpools.

My husband is diabetic, and they say diabetics should not soak their feet. He tried the waterless pedicure and loved it. The young lady did make his feet look like feet again–they had been UGLY. He is a man of a certain age.

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Leonard Pitts Jr. African-Americans need to wake the hell up – San Jose Mercury News

Leonard gets it right.  Please read and give it to your children.

http://www.mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_23678269/leonard-pitts-jr-african-americans-need-wake-hell#top

Remember why “thisisyourbestyear”.

Honoring Greatness

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Relaxing

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Add a good novel and life is good.

Hot Flashes (USA Today Movie Review)

I still think of Brooke Shields as a teenager not a woman going through menopause.  She and the cast of Hot Flashes are all wonderful real life examples of women of a certain age.

The USA review of the movie is below. Let us know what you think of the movie.

http://m.usatoday.com/article/life/2504607

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Is It Hot In Here or Is It Just Me??

I can remember when my best friend would start talking about how hot it was, and she would get that sticky kind of feel to her skin. Since we were nowhere near the “women of a certain age” age, we thought she was really sick. Little did we know what we were about to encounter in the years to come. I was the lucky one. I never really had bad hot flashes, but I did have the sleepless night symptom. There were few night sweets for me, but my best friend would get her hair done and immediately have to go back the next day. I remember her calling the stylist and telling him she needed to come in before work. He told her he had just done her hair. When she walked in that morning too bright and too early, he immediately knew the reason for the visit.

hormone replacement

I have never been a person who likes to take pills, and I was blessed that I never really took hormones. Below is an article that may assist those that need a little more knowledge when it comes to hormone replacement.

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It was written by Julie Deardorff.

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-26/health/sc-health-0626-menopause-20130626_1_hormone-therapy-estrogen-and-progestin-post-menopausal-women

For all of you who think that you are too young to read the article, my best friend started having hot flashes at about 35.

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Remember thisisyourbestyear”.

Nicole Ari Parker’s Hair Saving Product

I went to see Nicole Ari Parker on Broadway in A Streetcar Name Desire. She was awesome, and I have always loved her body of work. She even has a very handsome hubby (Boris Kodjoe). I just thought I would put that in.

She is now coming to the rescue of millions of women who do not exercise because of what can happen to their hair. After you read the article, let us know if you try it and let us know if it works.

The article is:

http://blackdoctor.org/12890/nicole-ari-parker-save-your-do/?omcamp=es-bdo-nl

Remember I wrote about the hair predicament some time ago. If you have time take a look and laugh alone with me.

https://thisisyourbestyear.com/2012/08/03/stop-the-madness-exercise-and-our-hair/

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

Summer Heat and Women of a Certain Age

Being a woman of a certain age and living in Texas in the summer hair and makeup can become let us say hard to maintain.  The good thing for me is that I have not worn liquid makeup in years. It can get so hot in Texas that even wearing alternative hair can make you feel like you are in your own personal summer. So you must find another option.

For a lot less than $10 I found a cute little straw hat that works good for me. I pull my hair back, put on a little moisturizer with sunscreen and add a pair of sunglasses, and I am ready to run errands in the Texas heat.

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What do you do to maintain hair and makeup in the summer? Share with us. 

Remember “thisisyourbestyear”.

***Notice the car seat in the back for Honey’s baby?