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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[...]

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

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

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 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[...]

My Mom Has Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia Mom was diagnosed with  Vascular dementia a few months ago. My brother and I took her in for the dementia test because we had noticed some forgetfulness. My sister-in-law had a father who died of Alzheimer's in 2010 and she encouraged us that if mom was diagnosed early enough a prescribed medicine could prevent her from getting worse. The testing was hard to watch. Mom was asked que[...]

Tangle Teezer Review for Detangling

Tangle Teezer Review for Detangling I found a new product that I love and I would love to share my Tangle Teezer Review for Detangling my coarse wavy hair. I was interested in the history of this product so I will start there. Tangle Teezer Inventer Shaun Pulfrey became a hairdresser at the age of 16.  He developed the Tangle Teezer for detangling hair and is now a multi-millionaire. It i[...]

Asheville Restaurants

Authentic Mexican Grill in Asheville I wanted to tell you about another restaurant my husband and I love.  It is called Papa's & Beer and there are several located around the Asheville area. We go to the one at 17 Tunnel Road just because it is close to where we live but they are all great.   California Style One of my favorite items to order is the fresh table side guacamole.  It is f[...]

Easy Blowout you Can Do at Home

Easiest Blowout on Hair I have never been good at styling my hair.  Being born in 1961 I went through a lot of perms and big hair in the 80s. The texture of my hair is wavy and I have a lot of hair. My go styling tools are curling irons and hot rollers.  The flat iron is not something I have mastered. My hair is frizzy by nature and dry from coloring. Wavy Hair Since my hair is wavy and colored [...]

What Causes Back Fat and How to Hide It

What Causes Back Fat Take a look at your activity level.  I work a full-time job where I sit for 40 hours per week and have done this for 28 years. Even though I tell myself I will set alarms and make myself move more it has not been happening enough. Diet Processed foods with additives and preservatives, fast-food, and junk food are high in fat, sugar, and calories.  This can lead to back fat. I[...]