The other day I had lunch with a girlfriend and after enjoying the house salad and grilled oysters we had botox for dessert.   It was delicious.   I know this is disagreeable to many of you: that many believe any procedure to mask the effects of aging are disingenuous and evidence of superficiality.   […]

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  • Abby - Good for Cheryl! For now I’ll just frown upon the idea:) xx AbbyReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Aahhhh sweet youth. You call me in 10 years and then we’ll talk. HahahaaaaReplyCancel

  • Tam Warner Minton - So many of us do botox! I do it when I remember to…which is sort of haphazardly.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - You go, girl! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - It is not my thing, girl! But then again, for my age I have so few wrinkles . On the other hand those marionette lines. But no. And actually, the idea of putting something IN my body seems a far cry from brushing, swiping, swishing, at least to me. But hey, that’s me.And then there’s the needle factor. Nah, not gonna happen here. But I’ll enjoy your youthful good looks from here!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - Cheers to you for doing what makes you feel beautiful. I’ve not dabbled with botox… yet. Maybe never; maybe NOT never. Time (and increasing wrinkles) will tell.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s not cheap but it IS kind of amazing. Now if I could only botox my brain and get relax THOSE wrinkles!ReplyCancel

  • Stacia Friedman - I totally agree! I got Botox in exchange for promoting a dermotologist. I even got a deep discount on an upper eyelid job. It’s ALL good!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen Mcgettigan - I haven’t done it yet but it will happen and soon! I was a smoker and have more wrinkles than I should and I don’t like them!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Oh, I’ll admit I am vain, just not vain enough to spend that much money. I don’t do nails either as nail polish peels off of my nails and the remover causes eczema. You can see where that would diminish any brief beauty on the hands. Creams and some make up yes, but others no. Once again it is called eczema. It takes all the fun out of doing a perfect makeup job.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Hey, I’m all for anything that makes someone feel good about themselves. People should stop judging each other’s choices!ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - I think that’s fab, and I’m so jealous! You go girl! I’m so tempted to try it…and now I think I just might have to treat myself. Maybe for the holidays 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry - I have wanted to try Botox and just don’t have the nerve. Such a pansy, I am. Good for you, enjoy. Heck yeah we want to try anything to stay looking young, I purchase all kinds of skin products and get facials so why not the Botox?ReplyCancel

  • Joy Page Manuel - Kudos for your honesty, Cheryl! I watch a Real Housewives show (don’t judge) and two women were shown getting botox. Do you really get lumps on your face after?? It lookrd scary. I’m saying no for now but who knows right? To each his own 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - Are you happy with the results? Do you think you’ll keep doing it? How will we find good doctors when we’re on our camper get away???ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - 1)I am always happy with the results, 2) until the day I die, and 3) a little tweek before we set off!ReplyCancel

      When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for civil societies to dissolve bands, which until modern times have not connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Humanity and the Nature of everyone’s God […]

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  • Carol Cassara - Yes, and let us hope the world can do something about it.Because this is no way to live.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I TRULY believe the World CAN do something about this, but it will mean actions that are unprecedented. But then again, THIS WAY OF LIVING is unprecedented.ReplyCancel

  • Beth Havey - Thanks, Carol I wrote about French culture. We have to fight to preserve what we believe in, and often through communication and showing love of art, music, theatre and writing our pens can be mightier than the sword. Thanks.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I loved your post. Thank you Beth.ReplyCancel

  • Cathy Chester - I hope something can be done about it. I told my son last night I hoped the world would be a better place for his generation, and apologized that it probably wouldn’t. He’s active in politics and said it has to start small, one act at a time. I don’t know if we have that kind of time. The casualties are too great.ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - Brilliant Cheryl. I think that radical terrorists will continue to grow, until we strengthen the moderates who will keep them in check. I posted a piece from an expert on it on my FB page.ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Brilliant! I am so disheartened that our humane qualities that make us . . . well . . . human are being used against us. Being beaten with the ‘nice’ stick is still being beaten. It just hurts more.ReplyCancel

  • Mary La Fornara Gutierrez - It’s a sad world we live in and something must be done. No more Mr. nice guys!ReplyCancel

  • Doreen McGettigan - I love our constitution and wish more people would read it, appreciate it and understand it, now more than ever.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I too wish more people would read it now and again. It really says it ALL doesn’t it.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Montgomery - I have no answers at this point. Only sadness. But something does need to change.
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  • Roz Warren - The Pursuit of Happiness, not Sharia Law. I am totally down with that. So is the world listening? Guess we’ll find out.ReplyCancel

  • Helene Cohen Bludman - You are brilliant. I LOVE this. Sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - I’m not sure what the answers are but I hope we find them soon and without the loss of more innocent lives.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara Torris - I was told once that the Middle East is a cruel and ugly place. We visited Dubai this spring and I will say that behond the bounderies of that city, it is a very cruel world. It has taken it’s toll on those people. What a great great tragedy that they feel the need to make us suffer for what they have had to endure.

    Great post…almost poetic I think.ReplyCancel

  • Paul D. Brads - Awesome.TJ and the gang would be proud of your paraphrase.ReplyCancel

  • Carolann Iadarola - I especially like number two on the list. What a great idea! It makes my blood boil! lolReplyCancel

  • Abby - Sorry Cheryl I didn’t comment right away, but even now I’m still speechless, shocked and terrified. Thank you for thinking of us and thank you for your Scary Mommy comment – I really appreciate. xx AbbyReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - It’s so good to hear from you! I’m so happy to hear you’re all alright. We are WITH FRANCE!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - You are in fine form with this one. However, according to our President, we are proceeding with our “strategy.” Of course, no one believes that is a strategy.ReplyCancel

  • Sue Pekarek - Beautiful post CherylReplyCancel

  • RasmaSandra - If only the world could become – hand in hand, heart to heart all as one and loving and respecting one another.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - From your lips to God’s ear “If only”…. And we shouldn’t forget that goal or inspiration or desire but someone has to do the messy stuff in the meantime.ReplyCancel

  I’m on a TRAILER roll.       All things TRAILER are suddenly getting my attention which Ben says is not a good idea and these folks never saw me coming so I should give them a heads-up before I approach but who does that? Silly man.   Anywho, I now need a bumper […]

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  • Ellen Dolgen - Your posts always crack me up! You make trailer look far from trashy!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I’m hoping to take it to a whole new level. That may be a downward slope but at least it will be of my own doing. Ha!!ReplyCancel

  • CAROL CASSARA - The Tori? No-no-no! You can do so much better. So much!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - No-no-no… not THE Tori- it’s a Shasta. The term is from Gypsy with Natalie Wood. Someone says , “aren’t they tory adorable” and I’ve always loved that phrase ever since!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Okay. It’s contagious. Because now I’m in love with anything with a hitch! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Camille DeFer Thompson - OMG! These are great! So creative! I’m intrigued by the new “tiny house” movement, too! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Tackett - Yup, I’m right there with you. I have a Pinterest page for my trailer dreams. I don’t need to camp in it. I just want one in my backyard!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Montgomery - I have dreams of traveling the National Parks in my own little tricked out trailer. Your pics are right up my fantasy alley!
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  • Lois Alter Mark - I love these! I have a whole bunch of bohemian-themed trailer decor on Pinterest, and I am enamored with the idea of glamping. Definitely not camping.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer Rochette Koshak - I love all those “glampers” I’m especially loving that cute little, yellow lemondate stand!ReplyCancel

  • Ruth Curran - I am laughing so hard imagining sitting in that perfect trailer kitchen (right out of the ’60’s)! What a wild road trip that would be :)!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - LOL That one is a chuck wagon concept updated for the 20th century. I hadn’t seen that in some time. It really doesn’t translate into all the comforts of home.ReplyCancel

    To those of you who know me well this won’t come as a surprise.   To those of you that don’t… welcome aboard to my time honored tradition of taking a perfectly good, nay I say ‘new’? item and slash and dashing it to within an inch of it’s life.   It all […]

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  • Mary Lanzavecchia - Looks like a grand adventure. I love taking and recreating, though perhaps not on the same scale. When looking for our home, my husband and I knew it had to be a fixer-upper, since we both love to project and make things our own. Looking at the photos inspires me to suggest another project to him.

    Looking forward to watching the transformation!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Mary. I’m afraid my hubby does not share your husbands sentiment but he’s always let me do my thing. Hope you keep posted and thanks for joining in the conversation!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa at Grandma's Briefs - Your home on wheels is going to be so fun! Can’t wait to read about all the adventures to come. Good luck with the project!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Thanks Lisa. I’ll keep you posted!ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - I will enjoy watching you tear apart and then rebuild with excellence.ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - Road trip! I’m ready to go, girlfriend! Let’s hit it!ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - You are so funny! I’m one of those that if it looks good fine. I do not move furniture around to redecorate. I don’t want to change anything until it is necessary. Of course, there are those who wonder why I haven’t thrown that decrepit item out. Enjoy the road trip if you ever finish decorating.ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Montgomery - Keep up the redecorating posts — I’m going to LOVE this! I’m a camper girl waiting for the right moment!
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  • Leanne Le Cras - you are amazing – good on you and I look forward to the rest of the reno!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Tolley - Can’t wait! I wouldn’t have the courage. I live through you!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Can not wait to follow your adventures with this one! You need a show on HGTV!ReplyCancel

  • Abby - I see where you’re going with this Cheryl- it’s going to be the ultimate camper deluxe, like nobody’s ever seen! Looking forward to the finished product:)

    • Cheryl - You’re a sweetheart Abby. It will be a highly functioning camper with a lot of glitz! (and a little ‘tude’ thrown in for good measure ’cause you need to measure twice- cut once as the old saying goes). Thanks for stopping by. ps: I shared and commented on your post at humor outcasts.ReplyCancel

  • Author Shelly Arkon - I liked some of the retro. Especially the black and white checked floor.ReplyCancel

        It’s that time of year again- the time we allow ourselves to indulge in all the foods that the experts say will kill us!   I’m banking on a fat full diet with little exercise and a lot of wine to see me through until old age. It’s a plan people. […]

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  • Carol Cassara - If we MUST go, and of course, we all must one day, THIS is the way to go. I’m pinning it for that day. Ok, well, maybe a bit sooner. Like this month.


    • Cheryl - And I want a really good bottle of vino and lobster Newburg to be at the ready. crunch-Crunch-swallow- out.ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Wow, that looks amazing! There are way worse things than death by apple pie.ReplyCancel

  • Haralee Weintraub - Death by any food gets my attention. The apple pie looks great. I have an aversion to the pumpkin but understand you were just showing the 2 crusts.ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl - And there are places in the world that don’t have apples! I feel so sorry for them (among other reasons of course).ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly Joyce Dalferes - I just added this recipe to my T-Day repertoire – it looks awesome!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - I love your grandmother’s tin measuring cup. What a treasure. Thanks for the delicious looking recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Mari Collier - Sounds yummy, but I’ll stick with my Dutch Apple pie with cream. I have no idea why it is called that.ReplyCancel

  • Nicki Lewis - Looks so yummy. Pinned for later.ReplyCancel

  • Roshni AaMom - Drrrooool!!!! I adore apple pie with a side of a single vanilla ice cream scoop! Love your grandson’s measuring cup too!!ReplyCancel

  • Diane - Mmmm . . . I gained two delicious pounds just reading this! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Sometimes I think it would be less traumatic if I just pasted things like this right on my hips. The hell with it. It tastes to darn good!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon Greenthal - Making this tomorrow to test out for Thanksgiving – looks amazing!!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Fantastic Sharon! Let me know how you like it. *I would probably cut some butter into the sugar toping before I cover the apples next time. The top just didn’t brown and melt the way I wanted it to. It should be almost a sugar glaze on top when finished. Hard and crunchy. Just a suggestion. Thanks for stopping by!ReplyCancel

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