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 29 years. 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 am 58 years, postmenopausal, dealing with some stressful days and I love carbs. Most recently I have dev[...]

City on a Hill Showtime

City on a Hill  I am always looking for a good series I can dig my teeth into.  While at the movies yesterday I saw one advertised before the movie started. It stars Kevin Bacon whom I love. Showtime Luckily I have showtime as that is where you will find these series.  I will link a way to get it free for 7 days if you do not have it. I have seen the first episode and it is going to be a grea[...]

Rocketman Movie

Rocketman Movie I have been an Elton John fan since I was 15.  It was only natural that I would want to see Rocketman. I honestly knew nothing about the movie and assumed it would be a biography. Taron Egerton Taron Egerton plays Elton and did the singing himself.  He did a great job portraying Elton.  I recognized him from the Kingsman movies.  He was incredible. The other actors were as well.[...]

Udemy Free Courses

Udemy Free Courses One year ago I needed to learn excel due to a task I was given at work.  I was watching youtube videos and one of them mentioned "Udemy". This was not a company I was familiar with at all so I started researching.  I signed up for a login and discovered so many classes and topics to choose from. Topics The categories are too many to list but I will list a few:   Business, IT,[...]

Wedding Hair

Wedding Hair In 2015 I was planning my wedding.  It was going to be in Vegas and we had some amazing friends that were going to attend. I had no issue finding a dress but had no idea what to do with my long hair. Half UpDo This is my second marriage and I am in my 50s.  I did not look good with all my hair pulled back and in a bun but on the right person that is so elegant.  With inspiration from[...]

Causes of Wrinkles, sagging skin, lack of elasticity and Tips

Why am I suddenly more interested in my skin? Since I began my skin care journey I have been subscribing to health, beauty, and supplement magazines. What lead me down this path was the changes I experienced after menopause.   Lower Levels of Estrogen Less estrogen makes you prone to thinning, sagging and wrinkling. To relieve some of the effects of aging I try to take care of my specific sk[...]

Spa Day At Home

How to Have a Relaxing Spa Day at Home   I love to start with a bath and add Himalayan Sea Salt, coconut oil, bath bombs or whatever I have on hand. Soaking in a tub allows me the time to think, zone out, listen to an audiobook, podcast or music. Add a favorite scented candle, sip on green tea or your favorite beverage. Dry brushing prior to my bath is something I do if I have plenty of time i[...]

Spring Flowers, Feeding the Birds and Small Front Yard Ideas

Spring Flowers, Feeding the Birds and Small Front Yard IdeasIn the last ten years of my life, I have developed a love for feeding and watching birds.  I do not mind if a squirrel sneaks in and gobbles up some of the sunflower seeds because as I see it they need to eat too.I used to wonder what older people were thinking as they sat on their porches and sipped their beverage of choice.  I could never[...]