Rockin New Years Eve 2019

New Years 2019

(above fantasy version of New Years Eve)

New Years Relax 2019

(my New years Eve Reality!!!)

Tres Glam, my plans are!

Bagels with a smear and lox, shared with Dad, Stepmom and Mr.

That will occupy likely several hours including watching a show on Netflix or two.

Have you seen Up Shits Creek? (no, watch it super funny)

Come home curl up with a new book.. (meant to order another one hit the wrong thing on Amazon.. hope it’s good!)

If motivated I will make something special for New Years Day.

Tomorrow, I may just lounge in PJs all day (as if, ūüôā a girl can dream)

Tonight I will toast the New Year with Diet Coke (I know how bad it is no lecture zone here).

Bought Marshmallow cookies to have with my Diet Coke

May New Years Eve, usher in a year where we relax more, appreciate ourselves more, hug those we love tighter… most importantly take nothing for granted be thankful for each day you are given.

If last year was trying it was for many of us, lets be the difference that makes this the best year ever.

No pressure of course, other then to be happy, do you boo!

If you are waking up having been the life of the party this is for you!


5 Hangover Recipes from Bubbe!

(Photo and recipes from Jewish Learning)

If your night is going to be more like mine this this is for you!

Strawberry Crepe Recipe

My breakfast Tomorrow (wont look like above.. no matter how hard I try!)

Photo and Crepe Recipe, Barbara Bakes

In the New Year, wishing you much:

Peace, Love (yourself first), Happiness and most importantly Health!

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The Lady in the Mirror

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Oh man, what a Coincidence?

I have a crazy old lady in front of my mirror!

Don’t you dare tell my ghost (please!) Seems no matter the magic lotions used, how many makeup consultations, trendy hair and clothes, she is OLD!

Old in the best of ways!  She knows that beauty comes from within.  You are as old as you feel (OK, absent the aches, etc that come with age)

She was given another day to slay!

Slay she will, positive attitude in tow looking like the “girl” in the mirror.

Wearing a PLUS size outfit, cute and classic.¬† A cane to coordinate to the outfit, a limp to coordinate with the cane.. cute hair, nails, jewelry and makeup…

She will forget the clunky shoes and cane.. they will be replaced by the dreams of a young women…

One who still believes she can change the world with a kind word and a smile.

Bumper Sticker, Amazon

If only I could change the world, and be forever young and forever fabulous..

Unlikely that my positive vibes and peace signs are going to change the world.. or even stave off the aging process!

I still plan to  smile every chance I get; optimistically thinking I will change the world.

I will embrace the old lady and thank her for the wisdom she imparts on my younger self!

That said time for her to go back from where she came,  I am a bit of a narcissist (far from it) but I do enjoy the vision of the younger women looking back at me!


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The¬†Urban Dictionary¬†defines to “Slay” as to kill it!








When the Clock Strikes 12

For those who don’t know my day gig is wedding planning in the Caribbean and planning travel.. loved this New Years Post thought I would share. Cool ideas for your party.

Destination Wedding Store

Inspiration for a New Years Eve Clock Themed Wedding

Get Married in a Clock Tower


Place Card Favors


Tablescape Designed Around Clocks


Time Keeping Cake



Clock Tower, Frosted Petticoat

Place Card Favor,  Calligraphy by Liz

Tablescape, Mod Wedding, Photographer,  Stacey Able

 Cake, Cake Central

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Sparkle On, Darling, Sparkle On!

“I am Happy to Sparkle like a Glazed Disco Ball!icon” ~ Paloma Elsesser


Not just for New Years but all year long a little bling on a women of our age is appropriate all of the time.

Love the way a little sparkle goes a long way to change a monochromatic outfit.


Being a bit fluffy and short, finding elegant clothing can pose unique challenges.

It is fun to go in search of the looks I see on thinner women our age.


Norstroms and the Nordstom Rack always seem to have a really large selection of elegant clothes, the skinny ladies are wearing.


This week they are having a HUGE clearance sale

SAVE up to 50% at the NORDSTROM Half-Yearly Sale, now through January 2. Free shipping!

We hope you love the ideas and products we recommend! Just so you know, we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


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Deck the Halls with Lots of Egg Nog Fa La La

Twas the Saturday before Christmas is past and not a gift in the house!

(anyone know where I can get two day delivery with one shopping day until Christmas? oy vey! there is always next Chanukah!)

Done shopping? You earned an eggnog treat!

A bit naughty not done shopping yet? You NEED an eggnog treat! 

Santa Baby, Bring Me A Spiked Eggnog Stat!


Lovely Recipe (footnote needed for recipe ADD Booze!!!)

Ultimate Dairy Free Eggnog, Wooden Skillet



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Ultimate Dairy Free Egg Nog Cocktail, Wooden Skillet

Egg Nog, E Card Some EE Cards