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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. https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/

Ikea now serving vegan “meatballs”

As soon as I heard that Ikea will be serving meatless meatballs, I was thrilled and can’t wait to go again. That’s a good enough reason for me to go shopping at Ikea! The last time I shopped there, I … Continue reading

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Blue on Blue

As a line dance teacher, most songs are about falling in love or broken hearts. Feeling a little blue these days, but who says blue has to be sad? Blue skies have always meant happy times. We all go through … Continue reading

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Fashion Revolution: Who Made My Clothes?

Originally posted on jeanofalltrades:
Today is Fashion Revolution Day. This day marks the second anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed over eleven hundred people and injured thousands more. I’m joining others as we ask, “Who…

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Spring Cleaning

I’ve started my spring cleaning. First on my list was to get the “treehouse” ready to use. This is a covered deck (overlooking an enchanted forest) shelter from the rain and shade from the sun, with screens all around to … Continue reading

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Celebration of the Swans

The Parade of the Swans is the official sign of spring in Canada. It takes place in the charming city of Stratford on the Avon River. I wore white for the occasion, with a pop of red: sunglasses and sandals … Continue reading

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Missing My Target

Two years ago Target came to town! Balancing on the ball – I always wanted to stand on one of those BIG red balls out front and finally did it on Monday. This is the feeling I had when Target … Continue reading

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Eastertime

The weather outside my window this morning looked more like Christmas than Easter, in fact, we did not have snow this past Christmas. I always look forward to Easter even more than Christmas, perhaps because there’s not as much commercialism, … Continue reading

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Style Challenge: Red and Black Stripes

While shopping in Seattle Jean found these cool tunics with diagonal stripes and handkerchief hems. She’s wearing hers with a black chunky chain necklace (wish I has one) and black faux leather leggings and I wore black corduroy leggings. Jean … Continue reading

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Farewell to Frosty

Two more sleeps! On March 20th Spring will be arriving. We’ve had a few milder days which have certainly lifted my spirit and hopes that Spring is around the corner. This designer cardigan is several years old, with unique features. … Continue reading

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High Low Dress for all Seasons

I got this chic high low dress at Hudson’s Bay in the fall. I’ve bought several high low dresses, skirts and tops ever since they made the fashion scene. The first time I laid eyes on one, I said – … Continue reading

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