Today marks the launch of the first annual Fierce 50 Campaign. As women over 50, we are coming together in a supportive, collaborative community to honor and celebrate one another and to share with the world what it means to be a woman at midlife and beyond. Through this collaboration, each woman has developed a unique bond with their blog partners, opening their hearts and sharing their stories in building authentic connections and relationships, we are forming a community of women who have within them over half a century of life experience and wisdom to share. We are joining as one to begin shifting a common perception of this demographic. We are here to show the world how powerful we are together and that we are only actually just starting.
Today, I’m going to introduce you to Valerie. She’s 52-years-old and blogs at Maple Leopard, fashion and travel website she started in Septemeber 2014. Val is married for 29 years and has two adult children.
Please keep reading to learn more about the Seattle resident.
As we seasoned ladies advance in age, let’s not lead a sedentary lifestyle which can lead to obesity. It’s a new year and an excellent time for a new you in 2017. Do you have health or wellness goals? Are you actively inspired? Then you need to discover the chic activewear at Chadwicks of Boston.
As I shared in my post last week, I prefer to utilize a vision board versus annual resolutions. I find this relatively new practice helps me to stay focused as well as accomplish my short and long-term goals.
My wellness goals still include doing at least 10,000 steps daily. However, this year, I plan to incorporate more cardio activity into my exercise program explicitly. You know, with simple tasks like taking the stairs and parking farther from the store while running errands.
Ladies, you know the focus of The Age of Grace is mainly about creating awareness so that women baby boomers can age gracefully (and healthy!).
That’s still the case but today, I want to show that the off the shoulder fashion trend can work for women over the age of 50.
Colonial Williamsburg Swag I made for my front entrance.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go including my home. Finally I am putting the finishing touches on my decorations, the Colonial Williamsburg fresh fruit swag that is! Read on to learn more about how my house has swag.
Many years ago, I visited Colonial Williamsburg Virginia during the Christmas season. I became enamored with the fresh fruit decorations on display at public buildings and private homes in the historic district in Williamsburg, Virginia. Since that visit many years ago, I longed to create one of those exuberant eye-catching arrangements for my Dutch Colonial home, where was Pinterest when I needed it?
Several years ago, I was able to attend class to learn how to duplicate this beautiful holiday display. The only challenges with recreating the display yearly, are finding the beautiful dried magnolia leaves and keeping the squirrels from eating the fresh fruit. The cold temperatures we are experiencing is perfect weather to prevent the fresh fruit from rotting.
Come with me as I recreate my fresh all-natural handmade Christmas door decoration.
DIY Christmas Ornament Topiary on my fireplace mantel
“The weather outside is frightful” but inside my home it’s delightful.
By now, most people have started or finished decorating their homes for Christmas. I have a few DIY decorations that I would like to share with you during this holiday season starting with one DIY that I learned from Pinterest. A pin board-style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies (pin with me, here!). Think of it as a virtual bulletin board. Why couldn’t I have thought of this?
Every change of season, I get the decorating bug to change or add something new and different to my home especially my fireplace mantle. Why not do it myself? It’s inspiring, cheap and gives me an opportunity to learn a new skill set. Today, my focus is on making a Christmas Ornament Topiary, all items purchased from Dollar Tree except the urn.