over50feeling40: Thursday Blog Hop Time and a Look Back!!
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Dec 11, 2013

Thursday Blog Hop Time and a Look Back!!






Time is soaring toward Christmas…I cannot believe how fast it arrives this year!  I would like to welcome new readers from the other blogs co-sponsoring Katie’s Favorite Things Blog Hop! Everyone can link up below...if you would like to join in the fun!

Just so you know what you have stumbled on to, I am an over 50 (60 to be exact!) woman enjoying each moment of the second half of life.  But, it wasn’t always so.  During my mommy years….I stopped taking care of me. I allowed the stresses and circumstances of life to beat me down and I ceased to care about my appearance, health, and profession. I gave every part of me to my family…Pam was not on the priority list.
Then, on my 50th birthday, I was required to renew my driver’s license.  For some reason, it was this picture which caught my attention.   I looked at a woman I did not know.  She had gone from a vivacious, career woman to a frumpy, sad person who obviously did not care about herself.  This was my wakeup call.  I spent the next three years putting Pam back on the list and turning things around…it was exhilarating!!  I became the strong woman I was meant to be…engaged in life and the world around me. I became a better wife, mother, teacher, and communicator.  I began to share what I had learned with the women around me.   I even shopped with some.

So, at 57, my best friend encouraged me to begin a blog!  That was 3 ½ years ago, and 1016 posts ago…over50feeling40 was born.  I was shy about it at first…pictures were even headless for a long time.  But, you (my awesome readers) gave me the courage to get bolder and bolder.  As I formulated a mission statement (a reason for existence), I was inspired each day by all of you.  The mission became:
over50feeling40 exists to inspire women over 50 to look and feel their best...to strive to be women of strength and dignity...and to enjoy every single day of life...one day at a time.
Some would call this a fashion blog…some a lifestyle blog…some might call it a mistake.  But, I hope all of you will see it as a community of amazing women over 50 who still believe they are special, make a difference, and have much to offer.
Life is short…don’t waste a moment.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will return! Please tell us a little bit about you!  If you would like to link up with us, just follow the instructions below!! Have an amazing day!!

Its time for the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!


It’s time to hop! Party and link up! The Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop is where you can link your favorite post of the week or write a post about your favorite things and share it with old and new followers. The hop is hosted and posted on 6 different blogs! That’s right, your link will appear on the blogs of Katherines Corner, Sew Crafty Angel, Cuddlebug Cuties, Over 50 Feeling 40, Vintage Mama and The Tablescaper.  Six times the opportunity to make new bloggy friends and to share your wonderful blog and discover others too.
                 

RULES

  •  Please DO NOT link and run…….
  • Please visit a few of the wonderful blogs that are sharing here.
  •     Please leave comments when you visit
  •     Please Link to your post and not to your blog home page
  •     Linkback on your post (optional, but always appreciated)
  •     Grab the hop button code from The button page (optional)
  •     No adult content blogs
  •     No links directly to your shops or websites selling things/services please! (sorry they will be removed)
  •     Yes you can link giveaways (they are everyone’s favorite thing) Add your giveaways to the Giveaways Page too!
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Katherines Corner permission to share your posts and pictures via social media and as features on Katherines Corner Note- All features on Katherines Corner will be linked back to the original source .Social media features are linked back to the hop.

Hop on and share your favorites. If you’d like to post this blog hop on your page too, please copy the linky code. If you would like to receive reminders for the hop please add your email address to the reminder area on Katherines Hop post.



Outfit Above:
Jacket, Skirt, Sweater: Lane Bryant
Boots: Ross
Steve Madden Scarf: Stein Mart
Earrings: Chicos




20 comments:

  1. I adore you and I am so happy we are bloggy friends. You are beautiful inside and out. Thank you for being my co hostess. Happy hopping xo

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  2. Hi Pam:

    It's so good to get to know you. You have a beautiful blog. I'm happy to be your cohost of the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    - The Tablescaper

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  3. So right on Pam! I admire what you have done and extending your passion to other women. You are an example that a positive outlook can make a difference to so many.

    blue hue wonderland

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  4. Pam you are such an inspiring friend! I went to a brunch this morning and saw so many women our age dressed so festively and so put together. Bravo!
    Xoxo
    Karena

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  5. I don't have a blog, but I look forward to reading your posts every day!! You are an inspiration to me and I imagine LOTS of other women!!! Thank you!!

    Beth B

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  6. Thank you for hosting. Enjoy your day! : )

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  7. Wonderful blog-hop, Pam - and thanks so much for being the positive presence you have always been. xox

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  8. Loving these posts! Looks like my morning is cut out for me now!
    Carol Cassara
    www.carolcassara.com

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  9. I love your positive energy. Your blogs are always informative and encouraging.

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  10. Thank you for sharing this informative and uplifting information.

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  11. Oh my Goodness. You look incredible and your story is so inspiring...Wish I could hop over and give you a hug. xoxo, nancy

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  12. Love that infinity scarf on you. Have fun on your blog hopping adventures today! XO, Jill

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  13. Your blog has always been a wonderful gift - never ever a mistake! You look beautiful and chic, a very empowered, thoroughly modern woman.

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  14. Love your scarf, so pretty. Glad to be co hosting with you.
    Hugs

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  15. Glad to see you co-hosting "The Corner" - Happy Thankful Thursday!

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  16. Thank you so much for hosting this Blog-Hop and introducing me to so many so many great fellow bloggers. I'm looking forward to making some great new connections... ~Kathy

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  17. Pam, my blog will soon be 1 year old, I am way behind you but we share the same thoughts on our blogging journey. I definitely don't want to miss our fantastic 40/50/and above community any longer!
    Keep up the good work!

    Annette | Lady of Style



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  18. Glad to participate in your blog hop. I too started a blog during my life after 50 (actually started my first blog when I was counting down to 50). It has been a great ride and I love connecting with other 50+ women. You have a great blog.

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  19. Thanks for co-hosting and I love your fashion style! Your new follower via GFC
    http://love-homemade.blogspot.com

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Thanks so much for joining in our conversation today! I appreciate your time and love hearing from you!