Celebrating a Galaxy Far, Far Away

I am beyond excited today, not because it’s Friday, or that Christmas is just over a week away, or that my husband is off next week. Well, I am excited about all those things. But today, there’s only one thing that’s keeping my heart all a flutter and a smile on my face.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi has finally come out.

I know, it actually came out last night, but I’m not able to see it until this weekend.

That’s right, I’m 49 years old and I’m a huge Star Wars geek. From the first movie to today’s film, my love for Luke, Leia, Han, Chewbacca, r2d2, C-3PO, Obi Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader has never faltered. I’ve seen every movie in the series at least three times, except for Return of the Jedi, which I saw eight times.


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Poncho Sweater, Burgundy Booties and the Ageless Style Linkup

When I was little, my mom used to make pumpkin soup every Halloween. She would scrape out all the meat in a pumpkin and then boil it down until the meat was tender. She would then add some half and half, salt and pepper and heat it through. In the meantime, she would have egg noodles boiling on a back burner. When they were done, she would drain them and set a ladle full in each of our bowls. Over that, she would pour the pumpkin soup mixture. I’ll be honest, it may not have looked appetizing at the time, but it was still the best tasting soup I ever had.

I looked forward to eating that soup every Halloween. In my eyes, it heralded the official start of fall in our house. I knew that no matter how cool the autumn evenings would get, that pumpkin soup would warm me right through. Continue reading “Poncho Sweater, Burgundy Booties and the Ageless Style Linkup”


Hello there! My name is Cathy and I’m a mom of four boys (five if you count my husband, who is really just a big kid himself). Thanks so much for stopping by! I’m very excited to embark on this blog adventure as I continue my journey toward midlife. I’ll be sharing stories of my life and times with a little look at my twist on classic styles and a few of my favorite things. I truly believe in being positive and optimistic about the future and hope that I can empower readers to see their full potential and see the brighter side of life. To me, every woman is a pillar of strength, so let’s shout that out to the world! Continue reading “Welcome!”