Fashion and Fun after Fifty

Today we lay to rest the body of

Mrs. Elizabeth Adelaide Blake

Mother of my husband for 57 years

Mother-In-Law to me for 23 years

Grandmother to my sons for 17 and 21 years

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May her soul Rest In Peace for all eternity

and the memories of her life live on forever

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God Bless You Adelaide!

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Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!

You’ve heard me say this before, “we eat so much chicken that I’m afraid one day we’ll wake up with feathers!”  No seriously, I cook chicken or turkey at least 3 times a week and it’s not that we tire of it, it’s just I have to find new ways to make it differently.  There are times when I am too tired to cook from scratch so I’m always looking for products that makes meal planning easier.

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Betty Crocker, the maker of Hamburger and Tuna Helpers recently introduced Chicken Helpers and we loved it.  After dicing up skinless *Chicken Breasts, I followed the directions on the box to make the Sweet and Sour Chicken.  While the chicken cooked I boiled a pot of Jasmine Rice, dinner was done in less than an hour, tasted better than Chinese Takeout and there were no leftovers!August 2013 093

TIP: grab a few extra bags from the produce department to use as a shaker bag

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Grocery store sales coupled with coupons from the Sunday paper and the Betty Crocker website is incentive enough for me to keep a few boxes of Chicken Helper in the pantry!

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Have a fantabulous day!

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* According to a recent report (see here), it’s more sanitary NOT to wash raw chicken as it spreads more bacteria, just cook it thoroughly.

Hello Friends and Happy Friday Eve

I wore this thrifted outfit on the 23rd of August but didn’t post because I wanted to feature “The Gift of Light” pictures which still amazes me!

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Burgundy Blouse with lace inlet sleeves – GW Boutique

Paisley Pants – Salvation Army Family Store

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Wedge Shoes (old)  – Kmart

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Necklace belonged to my grandmother

Watch – Avon

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

Linking up with Thrifters Anonymous – come on over and meet other thrifty fashionistas!

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Have you purchased your tickets to the Delaware Today Fashion Awards?

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Delaware Today magazine is set to host the first Delaware Today Fashion Awards on Wednesday, September 25, at Deerfield, to honor the talented individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Delaware’s fashion industry.

The event, which runs from 6-9:00 p.m., will recognize the Fashion Awards nominees featured in the September issue of Delaware Today magazine. The nominees were selected by the public through an online voting process; however an esteemed panel of fashion experts will choose the winners. With categories ranging from makeup artist to photographer, and boutique to best-dressed Delawarean, the Delaware Today Fashion Awards will identify a wide range of fashion professionals, from promising new talents to established forerunners who have influenced fashion in the community.

The winners from each of the 11 categories will be revealed live at the event. As mentioned, Delaware Today has partnered proudly with a variety of fashion experts to serve as judges. They include: Joan Bernard, owner of Barbizon Modeling & Talent Agencies in Wilmington and Philadelphia; Kelly Cobb, designer and assistant professor of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware; Colleen Moretz, fashion designer and owner of Colleen Couture; and Dallas Shaw, fashion illustrator and style expert. Ms. Shaw also graces the cover of the September issue of Delaware Today.

Guests will enjoy cocktails and music, and have the opportunity to view the industry’s hottest products and trends. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

The Delaware Today Fashion Awards are sponsored by Christiana Mall, Wilmington Country Store, Designer Consigner, Hillary J. White Salon, Kate’s Lens Photography, Kristina Ruggerio Cosmetics, Salon by Dominic, Claire’s Fashions, Gloss Salon—and many more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Stand By Me, a statewide financial empowerment program that gives every Delawarean the opportunity to meet with their own financial coach. The organization is a coalition of community partners, led by the State of Delaware and United Way of Delaware.

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets, visitDelawareToday.com/FashionAwards.

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Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

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As the mother of a teenage driver I am always on pins and needles every time he grabs his keys and leaves the house.  There is just so much they can learn in a classroom setting and even with the mandatory driving hours that are required with a Graduated License, once they are on the road alone it can become a life or death situation.

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Some teenagers are extremely careful and patient drivers, others not so much and unfortunately I have the latter.  I’ve explained to him that driving is a privilege and he should remain ever vigilant when he’s behind the wheel.  There are just too many RIP Markers on the sides of the road and a few of you know that I lost my sister in a car accident on September 14th 1992.

I have argued, nagged and yelled at him to drive slowly and also threatened him with the loss of his car, keys and driving privileges if ever stopped for speeding.

                                                          .yelling mom

It goes in one ear and out the other and so I think the time has come for more drastic measures.  Hubby brought home information from the website Teen Tracking, a plug and play GPS monitoring system and I am seriously considering buying one.

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According to the website The Big Brother GPS Locator/Tracker “allows parents to keep a close eye on their new teen drivers. Notifications on speed and boundary violations. Easy 2-wire installation. Installs under dash for covert operation. PoweredbyGPS® technology.”  The cost is hefty but the piece of mind is priceless and definitely cheaper than the increase to our monthly car insurance rates!

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Has anyone purchased this Teen Tracking monitor or is there another GPS Tracker that you would suggest?

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Are you a WALDO?

Do you have a White After Labor Day Outfit?

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Growing up I used to hear people say that you should never ever wear white after Labor Day. Growing up we didn’t have many clothes so I probably didn’t have enough white outfits to wear the entire summer let alone carry over past Labor Day.

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Now the older I get the quicker the seasons seem to change and the larger my wardrobe grows. I don’t know about you, but I never get a chance to wear all of my summer outfits in the summer months. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, but September 21st is the actual date so I will continue to wear white until then and maybe perhaps even into Fall.

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Remember when I got these jeans for $1.00 at JCPenney

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Hubby took my pics this morning – he makes me smile – I love him so!

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This top has been hanging in my closet for as long as I can remember

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Oh and you know my toes stay open until it snows!

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How about you, do you wear white after Labor Day?

Linking up the entire month of September with Bloggy Moms – hop on over and join in on the fun

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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!

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Hello Friends, I hope you all had a wonderful and restful long holiday weekend!

Today the weather didn’t cooperate so I didn’t get a chance to sit by the pool, so instead I watched “The Haves and Have Nots” marathon on OWNTV Network and worked on my Blog with next week’s posts.

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Last month I received several nominations for Blogger Awards and having finally found the time I want to say, “THANK YOU” and pass them along to others.

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Thank You

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How it works:

1. Display the Award Certificate on your blog
2. Announce your win with a post and thank the blogger who nominated you.
3. Present 15 deserving bloggers with the award.
4. Link your nominees in the post and let them know of their nomination with a comment.
5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself.

My nominees – in no particular order:

  1. http://kenyalfashionblog.com/
  2. http://onstyleaction.com/
  3. http://thebigforestuk.wordpress.com/
  4. http://stylesalvation.wordpress.com/
  5. http://cindyknoke.com/
  6. http://cncfashionaccessories.wordpress.com/
  7. http://sonofmountmalang.wordpress.com/
  8. http://chicshoemagnet.wordpress.com/
  9. http://jinelleloves.com/
  10. http://nhcouture.wordpress.com/
  11. http://missuschi.wordpress.com/
  12. http://imagesbytdashfield.wordpress.com/
  13. http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/
  14. http://kaligrafinusantaraonline.wordpress.com/
  15. http://uthamz.wordpress.com/

7 Interesting Things About Me

  1. My Birthday is September 20th

  2. I am left-handed

  3. I LOVE wine

  4. I wear glasses but hate wearing glasses

  5. I have been married for 23 years and am still in LOVE

  6. I love spicy foods

  7. I have a 3 hour daily round trip commute to work

THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU ~ THANK YOU!  

HAVE A FANTABULOUS NIGHT!

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