Hurricane #2 — Living 4 Miles Inland for a Category 1 Hurricane vs. Living on a Barrier Island for a Category 4 Hurricane

Huricane #2: Living 4 Miles Inland for a Category 1 Hurricane vs. Living on a Barrier Island for a Category 4 Hurricane

During my 30 years living in Charleston, South Carolina (ranked the #1 travel destination in the world!), I evacuated for a hurricane that made landfall 20 miles up the coast from my house twice.

Though both occurrences were nerve-wracking, the second hurricane was much different from — and easier than — the first. Continue reading

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Fall Fun at a Women’s Adventure Weekend in Brevard, North Carolina

Fall Fun at a Women's Adventure Weekend in Brevard North Carolina

Ever since I moved South, have wanted to “go to the mountains” in the fall like so many other Southerners do.  This year I finally did — and had a fabulous time.

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Making New Friends as an Empty Nester Can Be Awkward

Making new friends as an empty nester can be awkward

Nobody ever told me that once you pass 50, a lot of your best friends get super-busy and it’s almost impossible to get together. Continue reading

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Lovin’ October: 6 Reasons Why October is the Best Month

Why October is the best month

If I had to pick a favorite month, it would be October.

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A Great Way to Make Safe Craigslist Sales Transactions

A Great Way to Make Safe Craigslist Sales Transactions

Did you ever want to buy or sell something on Craigslist or through websites such as Ebay or Facebook swap pages, but were concerned about safety while making the transaction?

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Check Out New Amazon Prints — Prime Members Get 50 Free Prints AND Free Shipping

Amazon Prints
If you have Amazon Prime and love it as much as I do, check out this offer: 50 free photo prints, with free shipping! That’s right — a genuine freebie. Continue reading

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TT&T Friday Favorites – Sept. 16


I pilfered this idea, and admit it…

One of my favorite bloggers (Jillee from One Good  Thing by Jillee) writes an occasional post very similar to this, and I thought it’d be a fun way to discuss memorable things I come across during the week that don’t merit an individual blog post.  Continue reading

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Protect Yourself from Online Dating Scammers By Using Google Image Search

protect yourself from online dating scammers using Google image search

Online dating for women over 50 is, unfortunately, a mine field because scam artists abound. Continue reading

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Is Your Glass Half Full — of Iced Coffee?

Is your Glass half full of iced coffee

A man named Alexander Forouzesh recently brought a lawsuit against Starbucks because the baristas there filled his iced coffee cup half full of ice, essentially giving him only half a cup of cold coffee. Continue reading

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Highs and Lows of July and August 2016

Highs & Lows of July and August 2016

It’s been a few months since I published the highs and lows of life, so here’s a catcher-upper. Continue reading

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