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Step-by-Step Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial That’s Perfect for Women over 40

Step-by-Step Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial That’s Perfect for Women over 40

A few years ago, I looked in the mirror and realized I now have hooded eyes. I have other problems I noticed as well. My eyelids are getting a crepey…

20 Podcasts for Women over 50 that You’ll Love

20 Podcasts for Women over 50 that You’ll Love

This is an updated and rewritten version of a post I wrote in 2015 – last updated 8/25/2021. I’ve enjoyed listening to podcasts for several years. Listening to a podcast…

How to Lose Weight after Menopause: Why You Gain Weight and How You Can Lose It

How to Lose Weight after Menopause: Why You Gain Weight and How You Can Lose It

This is the fourth post in the Midlife Rambler Real Talk about Menopause series. Too many of us (including myself) don’t fully understand what’s happening and don’t know where to go to…

10 Wardrobe Swaps You Need to Make to Instantly Look Younger

10 Wardrobe Swaps You Need to Make to Instantly Look Younger

Want to know what to wear to look younger over 40? Swap these clothing items that make you look older than you are for clothes that are fun and youthful…

How to Make a Vision Board that is Mind-Blowingly Effective

How to Make a Vision Board that is Mind-Blowingly Effective

I realized recently that I have at least one quality that some people might find a little weird: I am a huge believer in vision boards. Popularized by The Secret,…

How to Stop Lipstick Bleeding into Lip Wrinkles and Smoker’s Lines

How to Stop Lipstick Bleeding into Lip Wrinkles and Smoker’s Lines

As we age, our lipstick can begin to feather and bleed into wrinkles around our mouth, especially the “smoker’s lines” – the vertical lines above our lips. Fortunately, it’s easy…

Beauty & Style

The Ultimate Professional and Comfortable Work from Home Wardrobe Essentials

The Ultimate Professional and Comfortable Work from Home Wardrobe Essentials

I recently published a post with a business casual capsule wardrobe featuring pieces from Amazon and, of course, the first…

Testing TikTok Makeup Hacks: Quick & Easy Eyeshadow

Testing TikTok Makeup Hacks: Quick & Easy Eyeshadow

I have a confession: I’m addicted to TikTok. And I’m not alone! It seems like everyone discovered the video app…

Year-Round Amazon Capsule Wardrobe Perfect for Returning to the Office in 2021

Year-Round Amazon Capsule Wardrobe Perfect for Returning to the Office in 2021

More and more of my friends are returning to their office jobs and I know even more friends have plans…

Athflow – The Fashion Trend for Spring and Summer 2021 You’re Going to Love

Athflow – The Fashion Trend for Spring and Summer 2021 You’re Going to Love

What is Athflow? It’s the newest fashion trend and you’re going to love it. Here’s how to get your own…

Eyebrow Tutorial: How to Fill In Thin Brows in a Flash

Eyebrow Tutorial: How to Fill In Thin Brows in a Flash

A few years ago, I shared the eyebrow routine I followed to fill in my very thin brows and it’s…

15 Pieces of Lingerie for Older Women You’ll Feel Beautiful Wearing

15 Pieces of Lingerie for Older Women You’ll Feel Beautiful Wearing

You can still wear sexy lingerie and feel great, even if you’re over 40 and 50. These 15 pieces of…

Home Life

Instant Pot Turkey Chili Mac: Quick and Easy Healthy Weeknight Dinner

Instant Pot Turkey Chili Mac: Quick and Easy Healthy Weeknight Dinner

I’ve been craving comfort food lately. Maybe it’s the ongoing stress of the pandemic. Maybe it’s the ever-so-slight hint in…

35 Seriously Easy Meals for College Students

35 Seriously Easy Meals for College Students

My daughter recently moved into her first apartment and I thought everything was going smoothly until I received the following…

How to Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome and Thrive

How to Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome and Thrive

The summer before college can fly by in a whirlwind of list-making, doctor appointments, shopping excursions, and orientation sessions. Before…

150+ Questions for Couples That Will Make You Fall in Love All Over Again

150+ Questions for Couples That Will Make You Fall in Love All Over Again

A few years ago, the New York Times published an article called To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This. Apparently, the…

Here’s What Your Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

Here’s What Your Mom Really Wants for Mother’s Day

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day present? This year, instead of buying perfume or bringing flowers, why not celebrate your…

How You Can Make Your Own (Quick and Easy) Family Cookbook

How You Can Make Your Own (Quick and Easy) Family Cookbook

This post is sponsored by Family Cookbook Project and includes tracking links. For more information about tracking links and how…

Health & Wellness

My At-Home Fitness Obsession: Silver&Fit

My At-Home Fitness Obsession: Silver&Fit

This post is sponsored by Silver&Fit. The opinions expressed in the post are, as always, my own. If you follow…

Intermittent Fasting for Women Over 40: Everything You Need to Know

Intermittent Fasting for Women Over 40: Everything You Need to Know

I’ve written before about how I finally lost 20 pounds of menopausal weight with Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent Fasting has been…

Considering Hormone Replacement Therapy? Here are The Facts You Need to Know

Considering Hormone Replacement Therapy? Here are The Facts You Need to Know

Considering hormone replacement therapy? There’s so much confusing and contradictory information out there. We’ve gathered together facts, based on science,…

Work Out for Free at Home with These 15 YouTube Workout Videos

Work Out for Free at Home with These 15 YouTube Workout Videos

You can find some of the best workout videos on YouTube for free no matter what kind of workout you…

These Three Exercises are All You Need to Get a Full Body Workout at Home

These Three Exercises are All You Need to Get a Full Body Workout at Home

You can get a full body workout at home without any equipment and without taking a lot of time. This…

10 Tips to Finally Get in Shape After 50

10 Tips to Finally Get in Shape After 50

You can get in shape after 50 even if you’ve never been fit before. These tips can show you how…

Your Best Self

This Self-Care Checklist will Keep You from Burning Out

This Self-Care Checklist will Keep You from Burning Out

I wrote earlier about how we midlife women are often so busy taking care of the other people in our…

How to Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome and Thrive

How to Overcome Empty Nest Syndrome and Thrive

The summer before college can fly by in a whirlwind of list-making, doctor appointments, shopping excursions, and orientation sessions. Before…

How to Identify Skills You Can Use For a Career Change At (or Even After!) 50

How to Identify Skills You Can Use For a Career Change At (or Even After!) 50

Are you looking to make a career change at (or even after) 50? If so, you’re probably hoping to find…

How to Make a Powerful (and a Little Magic) Life Goals List

How to Make a Powerful (and a Little Magic) Life Goals List

A life goals list can motivate you to action, teach you something about yourself, and help you realize dreams you…

How to Successfully Reinvent Yourself After 40 and Create a Satisfying Second Half of Your Life

How to Successfully Reinvent Yourself After 40 and Create a Satisfying Second Half of Your Life

If you’re over 40 and ready for a change, I’ve got advice on how to reinvent yourself in midlife from…

How to Use a Habit Tracker to Create New Habits

How to Use a Habit Tracker to Create New Habits

As I mentioned in my previous post, I spent some time over the holidays researching how to form good habits…

Travel

15 Unique Things to Do in New York: A Local’s Guide to Enjoying NYC

15 Unique Things to Do in New York: A Local’s Guide to Enjoying NYC

I still can’t quite believe this, but all three of my kids live in New York City now. My daughter…

10 Best Weekend Getaways for Empty Nesters in the United States

10 Best Weekend Getaways for Empty Nesters in the United States

Take advantage of your empty nest by adding more weekend getaways to your life! These ideas for weekend trips are…

The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Long Weekend in Atlanta

The Empty Nester’s Guide to a Long Weekend in Atlanta

Looking for a fun vacation spot for a long weekend as an empty nester? Try Atlanta, Georgia! There are tons…

The Best Things to Do on Your Key West Vacation

The Best Things to Do on Your Key West Vacation

I just returned from a super-quick Key West vacation to celebrate our second anniversary. In a way, it was an impulse…

How to Plan a Successful Family Vacation with Your College Student and Young Adult Children

How to Plan a Successful Family Vacation with Your College Student and Young Adult Children

Vacations with your young adult children can be an amazing opportunity to bond. You just need to remember that they…

Here’s Why You Need to Be in Amsterdam on April 27 for King’s Day

Here’s Why You Need to Be in Amsterdam on April 27 for King’s Day

King’s Day or, in Dutch, Koningsdag, is a Dutch National Holiday celebrating the birthday of King Willem-Alexander. The Dutch have…

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Step-by-Step Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial That’s Perfect for Women over 40

Step-by-Step Hooded Eye Makeup Tutorial That’s Perfect for Women over 40

A few years ago, I looked in the mirror and realized I now have hooded eyes. I have other problems I noticed as well. My eyelids are getting a crepey…

Instant Pot Turkey Chili Mac: Quick and Easy Healthy Weeknight Dinner

Instant Pot Turkey Chili Mac: Quick and Easy Healthy Weeknight Dinner

I’ve been craving comfort food lately. Maybe it’s the ongoing stress of the pandemic. Maybe it’s the ever-so-slight hint in the air that fall temperatures might be here soon. Whatever…

Here’s Why Organizing Your Empty Nest with Marie Kondo’s Konmari Method Really Could Change Your Life

Here’s Why Organizing Your Empty Nest with Marie Kondo’s Konmari Method Really Could Change Your Life

Tidying up your empty nest can be just the spark of you need to ignite the next phase of your life. You’ve been back from college drop-off for a few…

35 Seriously Easy Meals for College Students

35 Seriously Easy Meals for College Students

My daughter recently moved into her first apartment and I thought everything was going smoothly until I received the following text: Oops! Guess I skipped a couple of “How to…