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About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health. http://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/

Happy Easter!!

My father’s aunt gave this little bunny to my oldest son when he was eight years old; the bunny is now part of my bunny collection. I will be dancing at three churches this weekend. A Seder meal in Stratford, … Continue reading

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The Bee’s Knees

Bees have a great sense of colour coordination. I love how they pair black and yellow. It’s a hot colour combo this spring and I’m lovin’ it!! So sunny and cheerful. Black and yellow is the bee’s knees. (A phrase … Continue reading

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Memories of the River

It’s been two years since I lived on the river with a spectacular view of the Grand River    from my windows and balcony, and a serene path meandering along the river bank. From misty mornings, sunny afternoons and quiet summer … Continue reading

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What’s old is new

What’s old in someone else’s closet and being donated to a thrift store or being taken to a consignment shop, is new for me! My daughter Jean is a thrifting specialist and she inherited this talent from her dad. Here’s … Continue reading

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Then and Now

Back in the 60s I had a cute little mini dress which I wore with black riding-style boots. My daughter Jean submitted this photo a couple of years ago to My Mom the Style Icon. It had two little pockets. … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet?

I envy my daughter Jean who is enjoying spring weather in Seattle, but we here in Ontario are covered in ice and snow so deep, you can come out in the morning and not find your car!! Spring arrives next … Continue reading

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California Dreaming …

I’ve been to California five times in my life, the first time was in 1968 with my mother, brother and boyfriend. Those were groovy days, flower power and hippie-style: from my long straight hair with a part down the middle … Continue reading

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Time to hibernate … and call Maggie

I’m under the weather, taking time to rest and stay out of the cold. Thankfully, my dear friend and assistant, Maggie, can teach my classes while I recover and sip on echinacea tea with fresh squeezed lemon (vegetable soup is … Continue reading

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February Blahs

It’s been a long, bitter cold winter and there are days I just wish I could hibernate. However, getting outside in the fresh air and some sun whenever possible is not only energizing for the body, but it benefits our … Continue reading

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Dream House?

Not exactly. In fact, this is every home owner’s worst nightmare! I showed one of my friends the photos that I took during the house inspection and the next time I saw her, she told me she had a nightmare … Continue reading

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