Beauty. Wellness. Aging Gracefully

WHY PETS AT ANY AGE?

WHY PETS AT ANY AGE?

BUT I TRAVEL? OR I CANNOT GO THROUGH LOSING ANOTHER PET…….. Read More
Downsizing Reality; Stuff Fills Up Storage Available

Downsizing Reality; Stuff Fills Up Storage Available

For all of us, but especially for those who are changing lifestyles or homes, this post on clothes storage  is for you! Exactly 2 years ago, Bob and I relocated to NE Ohio leaving behind my beloved design studio and full service interior design business. Why then, do I need to keep ALL of l my clothes and shoes that no longer work for my “now”  life? Read More
Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast  + Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast + Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Starting your Aging Gracefully day with a healthy breakfast is a major must. This is a post from my archives. Would you believe it from 2012? Please forgive the sound etc but realize this was almost 10 years ago when I was a total newbie to all of this! Also, here’s another archived blog that is the basis for cooking and eating smart. This is another major must for you fab 50+ers who are seeking a healthier lifestyle as one of our three pillars.  THE KNOWING, HAVING & DOING of Cooking Love you all! Mitzi Read More
ESSENTIAL LIFE SMARTS: INGREDIENTS REQUIRED TO AGE GRACEFULLY

ESSENTIAL LIFE SMARTS: INGREDIENTS REQUIRED TO AGE GRACEFULLY

I am delighted to share with you another guest blog post I wrote for Honey Good. You can read the full post here! Living and Loving life together, P.S.  And again, Please Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest, and like my Facebook page
MY NEW ONLINE COURSE: KITCHENS WHERE LIFE HAPPENS!

MY NEW ONLINE COURSE: KITCHENS WHERE LIFE HAPPENS!

ARE YOU READY FOR THE KITCHEN OF YOUR DREAMS? Whether you are a homeowner working with a designer or contractor, or you are a DIYer, a realtor, or even a designer wanting a kitchen design refresher, this course is for any of you! Read More
THE AFTER OF OUR REPURPOSED DINING ROOM TO TV/DEN

THE AFTER OF OUR REPURPOSED DINING ROOM TO TV/DEN

It seems like everyone these days is repurposing their extra rooms for home offices, including those unused dining rooms.  But for Bob and I, we repurposed our dining room to this nurturing, intimate, cozy sanctuary TV/Den that we enjoy almost every evening. Read More
Eight Steps to a Better You!

Eight Steps to a Better You!

This photo was taken in 2017 hitting my 70″s. This photo also is the cover of my book and my treasured memory of our 1930’s restored home.I believe with all my heart that all of you can restore your health in some form because even baby steps over time make a huge impact. I truly hope that many of these points in this blog will not only resonate with you, but will be implemented too! Love to you all! Read More
Cooking for One or Two

Cooking for One or Two

YES, Cooking Healthy for One or Two Can Be Easy, Fast, and Yummy! Do you believe that you are important enough to be a priority in how and what you cook or eat? Aging Gracefully demands the busting of false paradigms in all areas of life and what we eat is a biggie. Please read on.  Read More
The Metamorphosis of a Dining Room Conversion

The Metamorphosis of a Dining Room Conversion

Which fabric would you choose? Which paint color or colors would you select? Tough choice so read on for my decisions. Read More
3 Ways to Keep Christmas Decorating Simple

3 Ways to Keep Christmas Decorating Simple

This post was written years ago but the principles remain relevant, even in the midst of the current virus situation. Realizing that many of you have completed your decorating for this Christmas season, many have not done any this year. For either group, perhaps this will help for next year and beyond. I do not know very many these days that are into very elaborate decorating for the holiday season the way we used to do it. Please do not throw your ornaments at me for this statement! I am in this group downsizing almost everything in my current life.…
TOP 3 REASONS WHY IT MATTERS YOU DOWNSIZE YOUR CLOSET

TOP 3 REASONS WHY IT MATTERS YOU DOWNSIZE YOUR CLOSET

How do our closets affect our wellness?  Yes, even downsizing our closets matters. Why? Because since WELLNESS is a top priority in Aging Gracefull; this post explains the negative effects of disorganized closets. Please read on Read More
5 Tips for Downsizing Christmas Decor

5 Tips for Downsizing Christmas Decor

Especially during these times, oh, how we appreciate the beauty and serenity of a well-designed room or home. These restorative spaces are so often the perfect balm for our weary souls. But wait, here comes Christmas decorating time and with it the temptation and decisions of what to display, keep or say goodbye to forever. Please read on. Read More