In the summer after 3nd grade, I competed against a girl named Rebecca for the end of season summer swim contest at our local country club. For my purposes, let’s call it the Tweenie Summer Olympics of 1980. My key race consisted of having to put on a full set of PJs (over our wet bathing suits) and then swimming one lap. I lost and I knew I was going to lose. 2nd place might as well have been no place as far as I was concerned. Yes, I admit, I have been wildly competitive ever since that sad … [Read more...] about A Week of CHIC
Hi, my name is Kathy and I am a 50 something year old lifestyle and travel blogger from the ‘Land Down Under’, Australia. I have my own very successful blog called 50 Shades of Age. Since I became an empty nester I decided to put all my spare time and energy into starting up my own blog and writing about issues that confront middle aged women and indulge my passion for photography and travel. … [Read more...] about The Travel Blogger from Down Under
Flipping through a photo album recently, I came across pictures of our family at Sesame Place. I can't believe that once upon a time I literally walked around a water park in my nightie. Not just that, on that very trip to Sesame place I met my former high school teacher who I had not seen in years and well let's just say, I didn't feel to glamorous. … [Read more...] about It’s TBT! Can You Believe I walked around Sesame Place in My Night Shirt?
Must Have's for Your Next Water Park Trip! Our last printable packing list for a cruise was so successful and has been such a wild hit on Pinterest that we decided to make another. Check out our free, printable water park checklist: 'What to Pack for a Water Park.' Be sure to share and share alike with your friends and pin it to your favorite vacation and travel boards on Pinterest! Let's face it, waterparks can either be a really great trip or it can turn messy, really quick! Forgetting to … [Read more...] about A Helpful List for Traveling to a Water Park
I love packing. It means that I am about to fly or drive or in this case sail away for some hard earned time off. My OCD kicks in and I am in organizing heaven, armed with a packing list and smart space-saving techniques, like rolling up socks and stuffing them in my shoes. I also hate packing. Debating for hours about whether I need my navy hoodie or my black cardigan? Five tee-shirts or seven? My running shoes or cross trainers? Have I over-packed or under-packed? Packing for a … [Read more...] about Things to Pack for a Cruise that Will Save You Money