Encouraging women with ways to achieve strength, confidence, youthful thinking, inspiration and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Oct 3, 2015

About Finess: One of My Readers Said....

Dear Pamela,
I just wanted to write to say thanks for talking about Finess on your blog. I've been following you for a while and I really appreciate you addressing issues that effect us post-50 women. I'm 52 and have been working out seriously for about 10 years. At first I was doing Tae Kwon Do and kickboxing and I would have to stop drinking several hours before class in order not to have stress incontinence problems during class. It was never more than a liner could handle but I was self conscious and worried that others might notice. It also meant I couldn't go 'full-out' like I wanted to. The problem improved a lot as I lost weight and go into better shape but never really went away.   After my kickboxing teacher moved away I had to find a new workout solution. Now I'm doing zumba and loving it but as soon as we start jumping (and we do a lot of it!) I would start to worry and have to dial it down a bit. I took advantage of the sample that you mentioned and it was a game changer! I was able to do all the jumping jacks etc without any problems. Thanks again for talking about this - I'm mostly a blog reader, not a commenter, but wanted to let you know what an impact this has had on my quality of life.


Thanks Margaret...for the testimony, for reading and for supporting what goes on here at over50feeling40!

Happy Saturday!

Oct 2, 2015

Goodwill: My Lifestyle Needs Under $25!

Today is a Lifestyle Link up with JENNIFER and HEATHER!  Our personal style involves so much more than clothes...home decor, our families, our entertainment, cuisine...how we prefer to live.  There are many components to our personal tastes and preferences...but we do not have to break the bank in order to live the way we desire.
Our local GOODWILL SA locations are amazing.  So, I decided to give myself a blogging challenge and go see how much I could purchase for $25 which met my own criteria for style.  Here is my stash...now let me explain.

My daughter and two grandsons have been staying with us for a couple of months.  So, she asked I look for some shorts.  Two pair of Calvin Klein shorts came home with me for her, one was $2.00 and one $3.99.

The toy-style of my 2 1/2 year old grandson is presently Little People toys...he loves them.  So this tractor and horse was for him.  After, a cleansing bath, the toys gave him some fun for $2.99.

I immediately took this pottery vase!  My home decor style is French Country and I recently began a change in the master bedroom.  This looks perfect on the nightstand by our new bed!  For only $6.99.

Finally, for only $5.99, straight from QVC to me at Goodwill, a new Susan Graver, quilted vest!  My style...and for a song. 
Happy 70th Anniversary, Goodwill SA!  Thank you for all you do for our community with jobs, job training, and to assist our veterans.


I am linking up today with the LIFESTYLE LINK UP...you should find some fun reading there.

Happy Friday!

Disclaimer:  Goodwill does compensate me for shopping these finds, but the words are my own.  In San Antonio, these purchases were made at the Goodwill located at Highway 281S at Bitters Road.

Oct 1, 2015

Fall 2015 Inspiration: Soft Surroundings

SOFT SURROUNDINGS FALL 2015 COLLECTIONS are in a word...gorgeous!  And of course, always soft!  I am thrilled to begin October, a favorite month, in this look.
I love wearing black and brown.  It is one of my favorite go to color selections and I love these new brown PAISLEY DENIM LEGGINGS...which fit more like a skinny pant.  The pattern in the textile is beautiful.

Of course the KNIT TOPS are classic and Soft Surroundings is known for them.  They wash well, fit well, and are great wardrobe enhancers! 

The current jewelry line is stunning and I am proud to wear this leather and gold bracelet.  It has one of the best magnet clasps I have seen or worn.

Also, check out the NECKLACES...they are so much fun  and give a simple outfit like this one a statement piece.

Slap on my ballet flats and I am good to go...out to enjoy fall and all it offers.  

Don't think too long with SOFT SURROUNDINGS...some of the favorite pieces go really fast!  And, get excited Phoenix!  Soft Surroundings is opening a new location there!


Happy October 1, everyone!

Remember if you would like to be one of five to try AZO Bladder Control for free, just go to MY POST HERE and follow the directions!  Thanks!

Disclaimer:  Soft Surroundings provided this outfit for me, but the words are my own!