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Murphy’s Oil Soap To Wash Your Dog?

  Sometimes I forget just how intelligent my dog is. Watson is a happy and playful year-and-a-half-old Shepherd, and a very quick learner. He also has some characteristics… emotional characteristics… that are strikingly human. Today we had a full morning. We went tracking early in the morning; he was loving it and did an amazing

Grammy Pammy’s Grilled Cheese Recipe

With an autumn as gray and we as this one, especilly on a weekend, grilled cheese and soup is just the ticket for cozy comfort on a rainy day. Grilled cheese is one of my favorites, but it can we, well, boring. This grilled cheese recipe uses simple ingredients to create a flavorful, delicious version

2018-12-02T16:39:21+00:00 Food + Recipes|

Swimwear For Women Over 50

Tips For Finding the Right Bathing Suit! Perhaps one of the most difficult fashion related adjustments as we get older is in buying swimwear. Women over 50 often struggle with what works and what doesn't...sure, we all want to think we’re built like we were when we were in out 20’s, 30’s or even 40’s, but

2018-07-25T20:33:17+00:00 Fashion|

Upstate NY Cemetery Reclamation Project

When we purchased our home several years ago, there was a lot about it that was...different. One of the most unique features was the small cemetery that was tucked back into the trees not far from the house. We weren't ever anticipating a cemetery reclamation project. We were intrigued,and took it in stride as just

2018-06-10T21:13:12+00:00 The Homestead|

Fast, Healthy, Easy Winter Treats For Hens

  It has been a long, cold winter on the homestead this year for our chickens. Today the temperature is moderate, so I put together a treat for our girls. We do provide some heat for them during the coldest days below zero, but it still isn't exactly chicken nirvana out there, I suspect. Our

2018-01-28T10:34:41+00:00 The Homestead|

Pam’s Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Sunshine, rain, freezing rain, sleet, snow. All in one week. When it comes to weather in the Southern Adirondacks, we experienced it all in just the last five days. One of the best things about winter is being cozy. One of the best ways to be cozy, is with comfort food, something I actually excel at.

Long Hair Extensions for Women Over 50

It's a fact. As we age, our hair can become thinner, finer, or both. Long hair for women over 50 doesn't need to be an impossibility, though. There are some people who think older women with long hair is just, well, not "seemly". The fact is, it's all in your head - literally! If you

2018-11-24T08:25:31+00:00 Beauty, Fashion + Beauty|

Anti-aging Makeup Tips: Mascara

Best Mascara For Women Over 50 Anti-aging makeup tips for women over 50 definitely needs to include how to choose the right mascara. There is nothing more aging than dark circles under the eyes, so walking around looking like Rocky Raccoon from smudged mascara is a #1 no-no. It doesn't matter how well dressed you are,

2018-05-13T19:34:26+00:00 Beauty, Fashion + Beauty|

Simple Signs of the Season: Eggnog & Gratitude

Today was the first of the simple signs of the season that make this month my favorite. Thanksgiving is my absolute best day of the year. Our family is very nuclear… It is just myself, my husband our kids and grandkids. Together, a total of about nine people who very much enjoy being together. We

2017-11-28T14:36:00+00:00 Family, The Homestead|

There’s More Than One Way To Whack A Mole!

Moles digging up your yard? Here's one way to curb the problem! We have a beautiful yard (at least we think so), and never more so than when it is newly mown. Last week I finished mowing after a few days of rain. The yard looked green and lush and gorgeous with the exception of the dirt

2017-06-21T11:41:12+00:00 The Homestead|

Spring on the Homestead…Let the Work Begin!

After a long, cold winter, it's so great to get outside and work in the yard. In our case, since it's just the two of us, "yard work" takes on a whole new meaning. We have a couple of acres of yard to manage, not something a lot of people our age would take on,

15 Awesome Amazon Products Baby Boomers Love

Steak knives for grilling season, a Grandparents memory-making book, high quality skin care , products to make your kitchen rock, and more than a dozen other items for your browsing pleasure. We know something about products baby boomers love, because most of these I have used myself! Only share the stuff I like. (Just so

2017-03-31T19:42:23+00:00 Stuff I Love|

Dressing After 50: Q & A With Top Fashion Editor Lois Joy Johnson

~by Pam Sissons A fashion powerhouse, AARP editor and an expert on dressing after 50...meet Lois Joy Johnson! Formerly Ladies' Home Journal beauty and fashion editor, founding editor of More magazine and currently AARP beauty and fashion expert, Johnson has long been recognized as the go-to fashion resource for a glittering array of top models,