My 50th birthday. Do these bushes make my butt look big?

My 50th birthday. Do these bushes make my butt look big?

About Melissa

Hey there!

I started this blog just recently in 2019 while in my mid-50’s. I am a late bloomer and a restless soul who didn’t find the courage to live my true life until after I turned 50. I am a rebel, an artist, a couture jewelry designer, a fearless home cook and I despise the stereotype society places on middle aged women. My plan for this blog is to be a destination for women who share the same interests; cooking, making their home lovely, making their bodies stronger, finding a new way to express themselves with style (no matter the body shape or size) and taking a good look at what it means to be “middle-aged” in our current society. Here’s a bit more detail:

My recipe for Zucchini Breakfast Soup was featured in Good Housekeeping on the website and in the magazine:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/healthy/g4897/breakfast-soup-recipes/?slide=15

My recipe for Zucchini Breakfast Soup was featured in Good Housekeeping on the website and in the magazine: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/healthy/g4897/breakfast-soup-recipes/?slide=15

RECIPES POSTS:
This section is my communal table where food brings us together and, by being mindful of what we put into our bodies, improves our health. My kitchen is the most important room in my home; it’s where I nourish and feed the people I love. I love the craftiness of cooking because to me, food is alchemy and art - art I can eat! I will introduce you to all types of recipes from quickies to weekend challenges and everything in-between. I’m about having fun in the kitchen and about f-l-a-v-o-r. I don’t limit our menu to any one type of food and we basically “eat the world”. You only need an open mind and open heart to recreate them (with a glass of wine optional but recommended).

Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world behind oil. We throw 26 billion pounds of clothing into the global landfill every year. The clothing choices we make matter. To our planet. To our kids. Rethink your wardrobe.

Fashion is the second most polluting industry in the world behind oil. We throw 26 billion pounds of clothing into the global landfill every year. The clothing choices we make matter. To our planet. To our kids. Rethink your wardrobe.

STYLE POSTS:
I share fashion tips for mature women. I strongly believe in sustainable fashion and I never ever, never never buy new clothes. Years ago I spent thousands of dollars per month on new designer clothes thinking they would make me happy - turns out I just needed a divorce! My clothing is all secondhand and my favorite places to shop are my local Goodwill and ThredUP. Go thrifting and re-love older fashions to create your own, unique look. Can you imagine scoring a Prada jacket for $12.99? It took me a week to recover.

HEALTH & FITNESS POSTS:
Due to an autoimmune disease (Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis) and a horrific shoulder and arm break resulting in 5 fractures and surgery, I am an accidental fitness nut. Menopause is the icing on the “where-the-hell-did-my-waist-go” cake and I spend a lot of time taking care of my health whether it’s eating healthy or curling 30lb dumbbells at the gym. I am seeing my body transform into a fit, strong version of me I haven’t seen in 30 yrs. I’d like to inspire you to find the strength in your body, too.

MIDDLE AGE RANT POSTS:
I despise the “middle-aged woman” stereotype and I fight it with every fiber of my being. This is where I share my latest trials, tribulations and irritations about being perceived as less of a woman because of my age. I refuse to fade into the background, to be overlooked as a functioning member of our society and I refuse to do any of it quietly. Hang on to your Spanx, I have a PhD in sarcasm.

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