over50feeling40: February 2015
Fashion and Lifestyle Blog for women over 50 to help achieve strength, confidence, joy, inspiration, and, of course, head-turning personal style!

Feb 28, 2015

Win a Pedometer, Raisin Bran, and Morning Smiles

I know…there have been a lot of giveaways this week…but they all are so much fun…just wanted to bless some of you amazing readers with perks!

Here is one which might jump start you into an “improve your health” program.  I have had several friends tell me the benefits of wearing a Pedometer and how it has helped them to increase activity levels and lose weight.  One of our friends began at a 10,000 steps a day regimen and has now increased it to 15,000 steps a day!

So, a pedometer is a part of this fun prize package from Kellogg’s in celebration of the new cereal, RAISIN BRAN WITH CRANBERRIES has been my favorite cereal since I was in high school…I would often snack on it dry in college! And my mother use to make delicious Raisin Bran muffins!  Now they have flavors which include a CRUNCH version and additional OMEGA-3 WITH FLAXSEED, so adding in dry cranberries is a natural for this cereal….and would make a yummy muffin!

Every bowl provides an excellent source of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E and fiber…encased in the trusted delicious Raisin Bran taste!  The cereal is available now at your favorite market, and if you would like to read more, just go HERE

For the giveaway, just leave a comment on the Rafflecopter.  The winner will be announced on March 10, and will receive a box of Raisin Bran with Cranberries, a fun, bright red cereal bowl, and a pedometer. You must be in the United States and you may enter as often as you like.

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Have an active Saturday, all!

Disclaimer:  Kellogg NA Co. Kellogg Company is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this giveaway and is not way responsible for the administration of this promotion by the blogger and/or the verification of the winner.  Kellogg Company is the prize provider in the giveaway; and its fulfillment agency will fulfill the prizes to the winners.  Compensation and a prize package have been made to the blogger for the post, and the words of the post are the bloggers own.

Feb 27, 2015

#LoveBlooms at the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel...and a $50 Giveaway!

OK, I am not much of a movie goer any longer.  I watched the red carpet prior to the Oscars last Sunday, but turned off the Oscars early…simply because I was not that familiar with the top movies….and did not get why Neil Patrick Harris would walk out on stage in his underwear!  But, every now and then something comes along which lures me to the theater.
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is one movie I am really looking forward to!  It opens next weekend with a cast including Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, and Richard Gere!  The trailer made me smile (did I mention Richard Gere!)…so I think this is one I will attend during my Spring Break.
Now, just to get you excited about the movie, here is a fun giveaway from the promoters…you can win a $50 VISA Gift Card for your next big adventure, and some fun memorabilia from the movie…Hotel Key Chain, tote bag, and DVD of the first film “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”  Just enter on the Rafflecopter below and the winner will be announced next Thursday, March 6.
Here is the trailer…looks fun…and here is the official movie description:

THE SECOND BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL is the expansionist dream of Sonny (Dev Patel), and it’s making more claims on his time than he has available, considering his imminent marriage to the love of his life, Sunaina (Tina Desai).  Sonny has his eye on a promising property now that his first venture, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel for the Elderly and Beautiful, has only a single remaining vacancy – posing a rooming predicament for fresh arrivals Guy (Richard Gere) and Lavinia (Tamsin Greig). Evelyn and Douglas (Judi Dench and Bill Nighy) have now joined the Jaipur workforce, and are wondering where their regular dates for Chilla pancakes will lead, while Norman and Carol (Ronald Pickup and Diana Hardcastle) are negotiating the tricky waters of an exclusive relationship, as Madge (Celia Imrie) juggles two eligible and very wealthy suitors. Perhaps the only one who may know the answers is newly installed co-manager of the hotel, Muriel (Maggie Smith), the keeper of everyone's secrets. As the demands of a traditional Indian wedding threaten to engulf them all, an unexpected way forward presents itself.

This looks like a joyful, hopeful celebration of life....let's all go enjoy it!

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Have a fun Friday!!

Feb 25, 2015

Tamera Beardsley: An I MATTER Woman; a Jewelry Giveaway and the Blog Hop!

My friend and fellow blogger, Tamera Beardsley is not only an accomplished jewelry designer, but also a woman who inspires others with her talents and messages.  She has begun a new celebration of women called CROWN YOURSELF, and it is another way to say I MATTER.  Here is today's post in Tamera's words:

"I am Tamera Beardsley and have both a life style blog and accessory line of the same name. After raising my three children, it was writing my blog that helped me reinvent myself and reconnect with my initial career in designing fashion accessories. Over the past several years I have realized the importance not only of  self acceptance and self care ... but even more so … the importance of celebrating our own souls ... and what makes us each unique  in our own way. I call this celebration of self … Crown Yourself!
Crown Yourself is a mission I have taken up this year … to help remind ourselves … to take the time to celebrate the magic and uniqueness that resides inside each of us. Crown Yourself is a literal and figurative reminder of our own intrinsic worth … the unique  soul that resides insides each of us.

I have learned from the personal experience of being on this planet for 55 years … the more I can validate and accept myself with grace and kindness, celebrate my own unique soul and in doing so ... Crown Myself … the more I can do this for others.  The better care I take of myself … the more I have to offer others.
I have recently been designing not only literal crowns … but Crown Yourself bracelets as well!  Realizing not everyone is comfortable with a literal crown, I have recently introduced bracelets that are a perfect reminder to Crown Yourself! The bracelets are made from howlite stone beads.  Howlite is believed by many to reduce stress and anxiety. Each bracelet is finished off with a three dimensional crown … the perfect reminder to Crown Yourself … or even Crown A Friend!"
Two of you are going to win one of these bracelets...just follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter and we will announce the winners next Thursday on I MATTER day! Then go enjoy the blog hop! To Shop Tamera's jewelry go HERE! And for this audience, you can get a 25% discount with the code CrownYourself.  Finally, visit Tamera's blog HERE.

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 Favorite Things Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! 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. This hop is hosted and posted on 5 different blogs! Please follow all of your hostesses ♥

♥ Please  Follow Your hostesses-
• PLEASE DO NOT link and run, please visit and comment on at least two of the links ahead of you. This simple act of kindness will result in a much more satisfying blog hop experience ♥ • Please link to your post and not to your blog home page • Please remember to post no more than 3 links • No adult content blogs • No links directly to your shops or websites selling things/services please! (sorry they will be removed) ♥ Optional- Link back on your post and/or Grab the hop button code from the button page at Katherines Corner. Yes you can link giveaways (they are everyone’s favorite thing). • Please leave comments when you visit, let them know you are visiting from the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop . I invite you to add your giveaways to Katherines Giveaways Page too! 
Adding your link to this blog hop gives Katherines Corner permission to share your posts and pictures via social media, pinterest and as Make It Monday feature on Katherines Corner.♥

Lets HOP ♥

Would You Wear It Wednesday....Spring Trends 2015

In order to show you a couple of trends for Spring 2015, I thought I would share images from the NEIMAN MARCUS SPRING TREND EVENT at the The Shops at La Cantera.  The first three pictures below are from the return to bohemian trend, and the last ones are from the all white trend.  So, for WOULD YOU WEAR IT WEDNESDAY, would you tell us, which look you would wear...what is your favorite from this runway.

"Designers have declared this Spring a season brimming with romanticism, exoticism, and escapism." - Ken Downing, NM Fashion Director

Now, the all white trend:

It's a tough decision for me...I could see wearing about three or four of them.  How about you ...which one would you wear?

Tell us...then have a wonderful Wednesday, all!  Keep smiling!

Feb 24, 2015

How Not to Hate Your Neck and Hands

I have become known for this pose in my outfit-of-the-day pictures where I look up...it is a statement of hope and joy for me!  I wasn't always this confident about my neck...or my hands for that matter.
I really have accepted my 61-year-old aging body, but today I am over on MIDLIFE BOULEVARD discussing how to make it go just a little easier with the neck and hands.

Please join me in 

Then have a wonderful Tuesday!
And get excited...there are two fun giveaways coming later this week!  You will not want to miss either one!

Feb 22, 2015

Goodwill SA: Dusting Up and Big Event Soon...and FASHION FLASH!

Both dusters in this picture came from shopping at GOODWILL SA!...the one for housecleaning and the coat in my outfit!
Fashionable dusters have returned to my life in a big way since I lost some weight, and they are always in-style.  This one was found brand new, all tags on and is one of the top lines carried exclusively at Dillards.  Cost was $4.99...original price $90.

It has a fun gross-grain ribbon trim and will be perfect for spring in the lightweight fabric.

There was even a little shopping money remaining for this new makeup bag...which will go with me to Nashville, BAM MIDLIFE BLOGGERS CONFERENCE!
Now, get excited San Antonio!  This Saturday, February 28 is a big day at our local GoodwillSA....THE JUNIOR LEAGUE RUMMAGE AROUND EVENT, held at eight locations around the city.  This is where you can pick up some fabulous, high end merchandise donated by local Junior League members to the Julia's Attic section of the store!  You don't want to miss this one!

Don't Forget Fashion Flash!

Now, enjoy all of the fashion, beauty, health bloggers who participate in this Monday event for midlife women called Fashion Flash!
The hostess is the amazing Deb...find the posts HERE ON FASHION FLASH

Until then, please enjoy the gorgeous bloggers of VISIBLE MONDAY.....STYLED UP LINK UP...and MONDAY MINGLE...

#LA Street Style

There were many images which caught my eye during my short time on the streets of LA recently.  I wanted to share just a few this morning for your enjoyment.  See you later today with another fun find from Goodwill!
Happy Sunday, all!

Stay Warm!

Feb 21, 2015

What San Antonio Wore to the Fashion Show

San Antonio stepped out in their fashionable finest last week at the NEIMAN MARCUS SPRING TRENDS FASHION SHOW in the THE SHOPS OF LA CANTERA.
I usually enjoy watching what is off the runway as much as what is on.

I will return to the trends soon, but for now enjoy the fabulous women, and men, of San Antonio, Texas!  

SA's fashion blogging community was well represented ....and, of course, the gorgeous Burgundy Woods of Style Lush TV was there, see her report HERE.
A wonderful evening.

Below, Burgundy took this picture of me, Tori Johnson of the the storibook blog and Fashion Editor for NSIDE MAGAZINE, and Tony Harris, Style PR Professional and producer of San Antonio Fashion Week.

More from the runway soon...Have a beautiful Saturday!