Fall never looked better

I love long walks with or without my music playing in my ears. Walking with my family is a different walk, since I tend to walk slower and usually get engage in some kind of conversation.

This year I have paid More attention to my surroundings. I am guessing with dozens of new constructions I am more aware that the green land around where we live and walk is starting to shrink. My green and hilly views are turning into constructions sites, that are growing in number every month. How many mixed used structures do we need? This tends to be the trend in our city!!

My pictures of fall trees are beginning to mean more than capturing the foliage this year. I find myself thinking this year might me the last year I am at aww of their beauty and sense of forever strength.

I hope I am wrong, but for now I am taking as many pictures as I can. To remember how beautiful natures is, and how much we all need to be surrounded by its beauty.

Are you looking to buy a sweater?

Madewell

Madewell cable sweater

You are in luck because every style is in for fall & winter. Oversized or cropped sweaters, slim cut cashmeres, and chunky popcorn knits are also very in for this winter.

I personally love big cable sweaters (sort of a fisherman’s look) and when I need to dress up a bit, a very thin cashmere keeps me warm, and I also add layers for a more stylish look.

Long sweaters are always stylish since you can wear them with leggings, wide-legged pants, or skirts.

Cropped sweaters are a cool look and it is still in for this winter  and a much better look to me unless your belly button is peeking out.

Colors are also a very important aspect of clothing, so remember rust colors are in this year.

Free People

Banana Republic

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Healthy, Delicious & fast

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It is time to eat, and  it is not just you starving but your loved ones are looking at you as if you had already planned the next meal and are ready to present them with a new and delicious spread that will please everyone’s taste buds.

I experience this more than a few times a week and since I constantly preach healthy eating, I can not bring myself to frozen meals or ordering in. So my weapon of pleasing is preparing salads with everyone’s favorite ingredients.

Salads served hot or cold With or without meat with loads of everyone’s favorite veggies, fruits ( dried or fresh) nuts, and simple dressings like olive oil with lemon and salt, oil and vinegar.

To keep my salads exciting I often use left over salmon, chicken or beef. For vegetables & fruits : beets, turnips, celery, mango, pomegranate seeds to give it an exotic twist.

Last nights dinner was salad served hot with chicken, farfalle Pasta, corn, peas, broccoli, asparagus, mozzarella chunks drizzled with glazed vinger, salted sunflower seeds, wild rice with a good sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. It was a winner and the leftovers will be great too.

To the next meal💪🏻👍

 

Saving money starting in September👍

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Every year as sept comes around we start moving things around in our house. Tidying organizing replacing a few pieces of furniture trying to  give our home a fresh look.

We are not alone, since the holiday season is just around the corner and families visit and entertain more during this time of the year we also tend to do more around the house.

With the end of the year closing, in this is a good time to purchase broadway tickets ( less tourism  demand ) furniture such as TVs, mattresses, patio furniture, & cars. Anything that is not in sync with fast changing technology will see a price reduction.

So if you are the non procrastinator and can keep a secret, go shopping early for the holiday season. You can score a lot of points with a new car under the tree👍😆

Vacationing with our family

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We call a vacation successful when everyone from the youngest to the more mature admit they had a great time. When your family is still young decision making is much easier. Where to go, when to eat, what to do for fun, are all planned by mom and dad.

But as everyone gets older, not only what is fun becomes a personal issue for each member of the family, when to eat, what to eat, where to go, they are become moments of  let’s have a family meeting.

For now we call a vacation successful when we arrive and leave with no surprises, we make no trips to the urgent care, and moments of small meaningful conversations with our family easily happen without planning.

Walks on the beach, to collect shells has always been a fun activity. Through the years we have collected many from every trip to a beach. Every summer we bring them all together on a large platter. As we line them up next to each other we are always surprise the memories they hold for all of us. We talk about who and where we found them, remembering how excited we were finding a perfect one.

Remembering a very successful vacation. 👍🌼😊

 

 

 

 

 

Steps to take when your purse or wallet are stolen🙁

Our car was broken into & of course the only item gone was the purse. So for the past two days we have been busy getting a driver license, credit cards, insurance cards, and taking the right steps to secure our identity.

our very first steps were:

Step 1- canceling credit cards

Step 2- calling the police so they can issue a report

Step 3- calling the US post office to alert them in case anyone tries to change our  address.

Step 4- placing a security alert on our identity by calling:

Xperion 1-888-397-3742

They also alert Equifax & Transunion

(If you think your identity is stolen call    1-877-438-4338)

Thieves are extremely knowledgeable these days and go to extreme measures to use your credit cards. While talking to the police officer we received a call from the purse thief, disguised as someone from our credit card co.

The person on the line told us our credit cards were being used and wanted to make sure the activity was normal, and if not he could cancel the cards & asked for our pin #.

Doubting the caller ( since we knew our cards were cancelled promptly ) and Knowing we should never give out our pin# we ended the call.

Next day we called the credit card fraud line and shared our story with them.

There are tracking devices that can locate lost keys or lost luggage in another state.  From the time we left our car with no purse on our shoulder, it took the thief less than ten minutes to break the car window grab the purse that was hidden away & disappear. If we had a tracking device in the purse the police would have been able to locate our stolen property.

With new GPS tools it would be possible to track a stolen purse or a wallet.

Trakdot, Waldo and Tile Slim available for  tracking a lost luggage or a wallet are already in the market and the cost is somewhere from $30-$50.

Maybe investing in one would be a good idea.👍

 

Honeydew smoothie

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So a perfect time for a cold sweet smoothie. We usually make one when we buy a honeydew that is not sweet or just not flavorful, but this one was sweet as honey, so no need for honey or maple syrup.

our  ingredients :

slices of honeydew

strawberry

banana

orange juice

cup of crushed ice

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