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Cabin in Reliance, TN

Reliance, Tennessee Weekend Getaway Fishing on Hiwassee River

Reliance, Tennessee This past weekend my husband and I were invited to Reliance, Tennessee. Our friends rented a gorgeous cabin. This was for a 60th surprise birthday party for my husband's best friend Jeff. We were so excited for a little rest and relaxation. The guys were going to fish. The ladies were going to explore. No Cell Service The cabin had no cell service and no Wifi. We were unplugged a[...]
Breast Cancer Scare

Breast Cancer Scare

Breast Cancer Scare One month ago today I went for a screening mammogram. I had mammograms in the past as well as a lumpectomy in my younger years so I was not nervous at all. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "nonasdaughter-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_design = "enhanced_links"; amzn_assoc_asi[...]
The Long Goodbye-

The Long Goodbye -Kara Tippetts Story -Review

The Long Goodbye -Kara Tippetts Story As a Netflix subscriber, I routinely check for new additions.  I kept looking at one story that was listed as a Documentary. The title and photo on the cover was a clue that it would be a hard show to watch.   I passed it by a few times but last night I selected it and watched. Terminal Breast Cancer Kara was a young wife and mother who shared her three-year[...]

Mexican Restaurant in Asheville, NC

Mexican Restaurant in Asheville, NC My husband and I have been going to Ay Caramba Mexican Grill and Bar since 2014. There are two locations and we have been to both.  It may look like an average neighborhood joint but Ay Caramba is anything but. We are greeted immediately when we walk in.   Ay Caramba Menu There is a nice salsa bar. I have ordered many things off the menu and am al[...]
Sun Valley, Idaho

Sun Valley Idaho

Twin Falls, Idaho We drove from Salt Lake City to Twin Falls Idaho. This was around 218 miles.  It is located on a broad plain at the south rim of Snake River Canyon.  You might remember that Twin Falls is where Evel Knievel attempted to jump across the canyon in 1974 on a steam-powered rocket.  I was 13 years old at that time and my brother and I loved Evel Knievel. Sun Valley Idaho The driv[...]
Bear Lake Utah

Bear Lake Utah

First Time Plane Experience I was 46 years and by myself the first time I boarded a plane. This was the fall of 2008. Nervous and excited I drove to the Asheville, NC airport. Asheville, NC was a piece of cake but when I got to Atlanta it was a little crazy and intimidating. I managed to find my connection which would take me to Salt Lake City, Utah. The flight was right at 3 hours. I felt like it was[...]
Retin-A Benefits

Retin-A Benefits and Retin-A Strengths

Retin-A Benefits I have been using Retin-A for the last 5 years. I started out slow with 0.05% Tretinoin cream for adult acne and lines, wrinkles. I had sun damage and I was going through surgical menopause after a total hysterectomy.    In the beginning, I had some learning curves as far as how much to apply, how often and when to apply. My approach was to apply more for better results.  That does[...]

What do Probiotics Do ?

What do Probiotics do? Probiotics send food through your gut by affecting nerves that control gut movement.  They can aid in digestion and maintain gut health. They are beneficial bacteria. Experts are still studying but say they may boost your immune system, help prevent infection, stop harmful bacteria from attaching to the gut lining, send signals to cells to build up the mucus in your gut and hel[...]

Benefits of Dermaplaning and Dermaplaning at Home

Benefits of Dermaplaning The benefits of dermaplaning are exfoliation, removing hair (peach fuzz) and anti-aging. The scraping creates microscopic wounds in the skin which in turn stimulate collagen production.  Moisturizers and serums penetrate the skin much better and makeup goes on smoother. It helps with wrinkle reduction and age spots. It is comfortable and relaxing. Is there downtime with Derm[...]
How to talk to someone with Dementia

How to Talk to a Parent with Dementia

How to talk to a Parent with Dementia I am not certain when mom got dementia.  We live together and spend a lot of time together so I honestly did not notice it for a while. I am sure I was and am in denial at times. Turn Anger into Compassion The majority of mom's life was caring for her family which involved cooking, cleaning and taking care of us. She is such a great mom. The first thing I notic[...]