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February 21, 2019
tips for getting the short haircut you want

Tips For Getting The Short Haircut You Want

The subject of hair is never far from the discussion when any group of girls get together. And, there’s not one of us that doesn’t have a story of woe to tell. Today I’m talking about my best tips for getting the short haircut you want. Most of us would […]
February 13, 2019
fashion savvy 3 - Shellie Bowdoin

How To Be Fashion Savvy

A fashion savvy woman knows what she likes and why she likes it. Not only that, but she has figured out what elements work together to refine and define her style. Have you ever considered how your fashion choices reflect, enhance or possibly detract from your personality? Take a minute […]
January 4, 2019
5 defeatist thoughts are making you fat

5 Defeatist Thoughts That Make Us Powerless Over Food

A lot of us are guilty of defeatist thinking when it comes to food. We just assume defeat is inevitable; that we’re powerless to its magnetic draw. What’s interesting is that this affliction appears to be no respecter of persons. Defeatist thinking with food takes down men and women, rich […]
December 19, 2018
red holiday outfit

Paint It Red – Holiday Outfit

You can't go wrong with a holiday when red is the signature color. And you can be sure that I take every opportunity to paint it red with a red holiday outfit.
December 3, 2018
casual holiday outfit

Casual Holiday Outfit – What I Really Wore

Our holiday celebrations in Manila often look quite different than they do when we are in America. Probably the biggest difference is that we often go out, rather than cooking a big meal at home. This works especially well, now that’s it’s only the husband and I here at home. […]
November 21, 2018

This Mom’s Take On Turkey In The Microwave

This Thanksgiving, my kids won’t be sitting with me around a laden family table. They’ll be enjoying the holiday on the other side of the globe. Still, I’ll choose to commemorate the holiday by thanking God for our many shared memories…they rest securely in my heart regardless of time or […]
October 4, 2018

What To Do In Your 30s To Have Great Skin In Your 50s

Benjamin Franklin was on to something when he coined the term, “an inch of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” So, here’s some of my best tips…what to do in your 30s to have great skin your 50s. When it comes to your skin, it’s a lot easier when […]
September 17, 2018

Conditional Gratitude – It Shouldn’t Take A Crisis

This weekend we saw two major storms unleash their full fury on both sides of the globe. Hurricane Florence ripped across the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Meanwhile on my side of the world, Typhoon Mangkhut mangled the terrain of the Northern Philippines and Hong Kong. Both storms dumped […]
December 1, 2017
black pants wardrobe staple

Black Pants and Winter 2017 Style Challenge

Woohoo, it’s December and time to get to some serious Christmas fun!!! I’ve already decorated the house and I’m counting down the days until my kids and in-laws make it to Manila. There will be lots to do and so little time to do it in the three weeks they’ll […]
November 9, 2017
what I really wore - favorite color combo

What I Really Wore – Favorite Color Combo

I know some of you are really cooling off, but things are still sizzling in Manila. As much as I’d like to pull out some boots and a sweater, it’s still short sleeves for me. Black, white and red are undoubtedly my favorite color combo. I met a friend for […]
October 24, 2017
my two cents on turning 50

My Two Cents On Turning 50

My 50th birthday came and went with little fanfare. Don’t get me wrong, we marked the occasion with a night on the beach and dinner out with my daughter. Still, I didn’t take the time to consider my two cents on turning 50 or fully consider the significance of entering […]
June 20, 2017
What Happened To My Blog?

What Happened To My Blog?

Some of you may have been wondering, “Where is Shellie? I haven’t heard anything from her in months!” If you’ve actually noticed that I haven’t been around, then bless your little heart! Yes, I have been away from the keyboard for quite a while now and I thought it was […]