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I ATE GMO FOOD!

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If  my friends asked me if I ate GMO  foods, I would tell them, "Absolutely not!"  Well, I did eat GMO food by  accident! I got lazy and stopped  reading the labels on my food  at the grocery store. One day I was  rinsing my cans for the recycle bin.  noticed some letters in small print  on the side of the can.  It mentioned that contents may have been genetically  altered. I was alarmed because I had  been trying to indulge in healthier eating habits. I have not become so picky that I have stopped using canned  vegetables. Some vegetables in the can are of good quality. Organic and lower  sodium canned veggies are available now. 



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Some of the snack food packages 

OLD FOLKS SECRETS FROM THE KITCHEN!

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I try to keep my bathroom and bedroom stocked 
with my favorite toiletries.  I'm not hung up on
brand names and buy house brand items if the
quality is good. There have been times when
I ran out of these items and it wasn't convenient
to run to the store.  

I remember my mom using things from the kitchen until she could get to the store. I swore I'd never do this when I became and wife and mother. I can still hear my mother warn, "Never say what you won't do!"  I discovered that using things from the kitchen can save the day when you are in a hurry.

Here are some items I used from my kitchen as part of my health and beauty regimen when in a pinch.




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OLIVE OIL




I USED IT WHEN I RAN OUT OF MY FAVE
BODY LOTION.

I USED IT FOR HOT OIL TREATMENT
FOR MY HAIR & SCALP.

I'VE TAKEN A TEASPOON OF IT TO AID IN DIGESTION.

I USED IT TO SOOTHE MY SCALP AFTER 
GETTING  BRAIDS HAIRSTYLE.

I USED A LITTLE ON MY ARCHED EYEBROWS.





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STYLING SENIOR WOMEN #2, WINTERIZE!

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I try not to become a hermit during the winter.  Cold weather doesn't have to be my enemy. I  don't have to wear ugly toboggan hats and  bulky coats in order to look good. It takes  some effort to find fashionable winter clothing 

if you are not young and petite!

I love sweaters but you have to be savvy to find  sweaters that don't look like they came out of  your grandmama's closet.
Here are some images of winter outerwear that  I thought looked fashionable for dynamic 

senior women:




WINTER HATS






I've heard so many negative comments from 

men when they see women in toboggan hats 

and other bulky winter hats. I am an 

independenliberated senior woman.  I don't dress just to "catch a man". But I 
do like male companions and

don't want to run them away because I look 

like an "Abominable Snowman!" I try to make sure I have earrings and lipstick 

on when I wear a winter hat on my head. This 

is the best I can do, if it's a windy cold da…

STYLING SENIOR WOMEN, HAIR

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I don't like to make New Year's Resolutions. I try to improve my way of doing things all year long. I'm still getting used to going grey. My plans were to keep plum or dark auburn hair color in my hair forever. I figured I'd be ready to look at my grey hair by then. Well, any mature (old) person will tell you life doesn't always go as planned. I developed an allergy to hair color. I wasn't ready to give up so, I tried different brands which said no harsh chemicals like ammonia. I still itched, so I tried organic hair color & henna sold at health food stores. My grey was so stubborn that it didn't work. My hair was still totally grey after I rinsed the hair color out. Therefore, semi-permanent or temporary hair color was not feasible.

I was frustrated but not depressed about my situation. Wigs are "ok" and I like wearing them in the winter. I'm too hot natured to wear wigs during the spring and summer. So, I'm alre…