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3 LIFESTAGE LESSONS LEARNED WHILE TRAVELING

3 LIFESTAGE LESSONS LEARNED WHILE TRAVELING

My major shocks on a recent traveling experience and what I learned...read on Major lesson: Even in traveling, we can choose our outcome or we can take a chance, ie not choose our outcome. Most of us realize that traveling is tiring. However, I do not recall having this amount of brain fog, fatigue, lethargy, and a bit of depression after returning home.  Ironically, on our two days of...

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WHY PETS AT ANY AGE?

WHY PETS AT ANY AGE?

BUT I TRAVEL? OR I CANNOT GO THROUGH LOSING ANOTHER PET…….. I UNDERSTAND THAT THESE ARE VALID REASONS  NOT TO HAVE A PET. BELIEVE ME, BOB AND I SOUL SEARCHED THESE SAME QUESTIONS. BUT IN THE END, HERE’S WHY WE HAVE OUR BELOVED JAKE. I cannot begin to tell you how many times daily that we just laugh at our Jake even when he is not even trying to be cute, he just is. For example, he will...

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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? MY NEW LIFESTYLE CHANGE...

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Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast  + Healthy Lifestyle Tips

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast + Healthy Lifestyle Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1bF_L7egXM 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...

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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! Why?  The design or building professionals definitely understand by experience the myriad of details involved with even the least expensive kitchen upgrades to the...

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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. Our repurposing goals of this TV/Den space: As you can see, in order to repurpose this original dining room, major remodeling had to...

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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...

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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.  In my wonderful Facebook group of 50+ers, https://www.facebook.com/groups/LifeSizing/ I am going through the...

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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. As most of you already know, we converted the former dining room in our downsized last best next home to our TV/Den hang out room. In the original remodeling, these French doors were added to create an intimate cozy room semi closed off from the main entry. Not only did these...

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