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Makeup Tutorials For Mature Skin

I have struggled with makeup my whole life.  Well, except in the 80s when I rocked the blue mascara along with the best of them and had the baby-fresh, dewy skin of the teenager I was at the time.  So many women lack confidence in applying and wearing makeup, and it...

Be FABULOUS, not frumpy

Well, the replies are in, ladies!  I gave you a survey the other day asking what issues bother you most in your post-40 lives, and weight came in #1 by a country mile, closely followed by health concerns.  I also asked you what you wanted to read about, and fashion /...

How Not To Apply False Eyelashes 101

Wow, I so went outside of my comfort zone today.  Not only did I buy false eyelashes and attempt to stick them on, but I videoed the whole sad, sad incident and am now sharing it with you.  Warts and all, my messy house-in-the-background and all. I'm sharing it not to...

Diary of a Blog – S1E2

Well, it's exactly 10 days since my first blog diary entry, with all the details on what products and services I used to get the blog up and running, so I'm overdue for the promised update! Blog Stats Update (17 - 27 September) Total page views:  Increased from 721 to...

Red Velvet Delights

A gorgeous selection of stunning red velvet jackets, dresses, shoes, bags and more.

The Eclectic Kitchen

Beautiful, eclectic kitchen designs that mix naturals with pops of colour and bohemian accessories.

Diary of a Blog – Episode 1

I've decided to keep track of my blogging activities and stats as I (hopefully) grow Alive In The Middle into a thriving, connected and happening blog community.  This is mostly for me, as I'm slightly obsessed with stats, facts and all things bloggy and geeky.  My...

Osteoporosis – How Weight Training Can Help

According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, an estimated 200,000,000 women worldwide suffer from osteoporosis, and that there is an osteoporosis-related hip fracture every 3 seconds.  They had heaps of other terrifying statistics HERE if you care to read a...

The Sanctuary Bedroom

My dream bedroom is filled with natural light and natural materials - wood, stone, neutral colours, plush textiles, a bit of greenery - ahhhh, wouldn't that be nice?  It would be a treat for all of the senses, simple, yet luxurious; practical, yet aesthetically...

Introducing Lara – A Truly Inspirational 40+ Woman

I'm really excited to introduce my dear friend, Lara, to all of you.  Lara and I met through an online parenting group more than 12 years ago, and have seen each other through many life experiences, tragedies, joy and more than a few laughs.  A few years ago, when in...

Multi-Generational Living – Why It’s Fabulous

Feature image Photo credit: Archiblox via RealEstate.com.au I've been living the multi-gen life for two years now, and I can't say enough good things about it!  My 81-years-young mother lives on the same block of land as me, in her own totally freestanding home.  It's...

The Not-So-Young but still Restless

I'm not ashamed to say it, I've got some serious itchy feet! Fortunately my day job is in a podiatry clinic, so, after consultation with our podiatrist, I have been reliably informed that there is no cream or powder that will fix said issue.  That leaves travel and...

Crochet your own starburst granny square bag

 Hi everyone - today I'm sharing a post I originally wrote for my crochet and craft blog at stashingyarn.com.  I hope you enjoy it!  This is a simple-to-make crochet bag composed of gorgeous starburst (sometimes called sunburst) granny squares made using Cleckheaton...

5 Truths of Solo Parenting

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, my ex-husband and I had 2 boys together.  They are now 18 and 21, and have grown into fabulous, if somewhat messy and eternally-hungry young men. A few years after my divorce I met another man, found myself up the duff...

Most fabulous Thai curry paste EVER!

While this Thai curry paste is, without doubt, fabulous, I'm not claiming it's 100% authentic. I am not Thai and have never even been to Thailand, but it's my favourite style of food on the planet.  This recipe is something I've played around with for years, much to...

What does “middle aged” mean, anyway?

  Wikipedia, that font of all Actual Knowlegeable Factoid Stuff, tells us that worldwide, the average life expectancy at birth for women is 72 years and 8 months.  If my fading grasp of anything mathematical is correct, then the middle of this would be 36 years...

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