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Stuff We Learned Along the Way, (3-30-2012 edition), Menopause quotes

[ 6 ] March 30, 2012 |

You get Wiser as you Go Along!


Menopause Quotes–Stuff We Learned along the Way!  A New Feature.

It seems when you become one of the group of Women over 45, you become a sage.  All of a sudden, people seem to be asking your advice.  It’s all very weird.  But we have learned something (hopefully a ton) along the way…so we should pass on that knowledge right?  Here’s a handful of Menopause Quotes, Menopause Jokes and Menopausal Quotes to shed a little of that wisdom your way.   So…that you can be as wise as me!  Teehee!

You have to believe in SOMETHING…

Audrey Hepburn I believe



You just have to keep GOING…

Go as Far Marsden




Julia Child : What I am Reading Now!

I have recently been reading books about Julia Child.  She is truly an inspirational woman.  As a woman, who started her most noteworthy career after the age of 40, Julia Child is to be admired.  Women over 45 and women of all ages can realize that you can always have a second act!  (Or a third or fourth if need be!)   I think its important for women to study other women so we can realize their knowledge and intelligence.  Here’s the Julia Child books, both biographies and autobiographies, that I have read thus far:

My Life in France by Julia Child

Backstage with Julia: My Years with Julia Child by Nancy Verde Barr

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell

Julia Child: A Life  by Laura Shapiro

And to  be read soon:   Appetite for Life by Noel Riley Fitch; Mastering the Art of French Cooking (I&II) by Julia Child, Loisette Bertholle, and Simone Beck
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What Piece of Wisdom have you learned along the Way?

Stuff We Learned Along the Way (3-23-2012), Menopause Quotes

[ 1 ] March 23, 2012 |

Did You Learn ANYTHING?


We are introducing a New Blog feature Today called “Stuff We Learned Along the Way”.  We’ll try to do it on Friday to wrap-up for the Week.  Most of these quotes will apply to all of you, but they are especially chosen for Women over 45 and can serve as Menopause Quotes, Menopausal Quotes or Menopause Jokes.  Depending on how I feel…cuz hey…I am Menopausal and can do whatever I WANT TOO!!  RIGHT???  (Oops, did I say that Outloud? )





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GO AHEAD AND PIN THESE!  You know you want to!!


This Post is Dedicated to my Awesome Brother, who’s Birthday is Today.  He is REALLY OLD–and I’ll bet he could give us a TON of advice but he’s not Menopausal or a Woman over 45….So this Picture and a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU OLD COOT” will have to do!

The Chief Blonde Brother

The Chief Blonde is wearing a Jessica Steele Apron and is posing with her OLDER Brother and a Turkey.  You figure out which is which!

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Waterpik SinuSense Water Pulsator , Help for your Spring Allergies

[ 9 ] March 23, 2012 |

A sensible way to Healthier Sinuses


Introducing the New and Improved Waterpik SinuSense

How SinuSense by Waterpik can help YOU with your Spring Allergies!

Waterpik is featuring their New and Improved SinuSense which is used to reduce the risk of allergy and sinus symptoms like:

  • Post-nasal Drip and congestion that affects you during the spring
  • Allergy and Nasal Dryness
  • Stuffiness
  • Nasal symptoms of spring cold and flu
  • Nasal irritation from animals dander, fumes, grass, smoke, pollen, and dust that are so common during the spring

A little History of Sinus Washing

Want to clear and keep your sinus passages clean of irritants that cause allergies, congestion, and day-to-day debris? Sinus washing is a technique that has been used for centuries. With this  all-natural approach to better breathing, it outweighs many of the other alternatives.  With Waterpik SinuSense Water Pulsator’s innovative design and Soothing Saline  formulation,  breathing just got a whole lot easier.

How Does the Waterpik SinuSense Work Exactly?

The SinuSense has no cord and its easy to clean (pop the reservoir tank in the dishwasher).  To use the Waterpik SinuSense just:

  • Stand at a sink and lean forward
  • Place the Tip of the SinuSense in your nostil
  • Utilize the Flow Control trigger for a complete sinus massage and wash

The unit has a money back guarantee and a 2 year warranty as well.   You can read more about the Waterpik SinuSense at the Waterpik website where you can find some great coupons to try the Waterpik SinuSense.   You can also find Waterpik on Twitter:@SinuSense , Facebook, and YouTube.

Watch this Video to see All the SinuSense Details

Blog Note: This was a sponsored company feature and a review unit was provided.  Make sure to read all the warnings on the box as those who are allergic to aloe or eucalyptus should not use this product.

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ULINX Magnetic Jewelry Review

[ 123 ] March 21, 2012 |

ULINX Magnetic Jewelry –Discover the Magnetic Appeal


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This Bracelet is the “Still Blonde”, designed in the ULINX app

ULINX Magnetic Jewelry–Now you can design your own with the ULINX NEW APP

stillblonde3 smallSee the Nifty ULinx Bracelet above?  Isn’t it divine?  I designed it myself on the ULINX Modular Jewelry website with their new Design Your OwnApp. I even named it–the STILL BLONDE!  Shhhh…don’t tell anyone but it’s more fun than…PINTEREST!  I am not kidding, I had a riot changing the colors and shapes of my bracelet on the design app. I had 5 different bracelet configurations to choose from and 32 different shapes coupled with a variety of colors.  Well, you know me I am all about pink!

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ULINX App for Designing your Bracelet or you can choose a pre-design!

You can event look at your Bracelet in 3D and NAME it before you buy it.  You can send the link to anyone for their viewing or approval.  Also, you can even share your design with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.
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I know in your head, you have one question–I did. Are the magnets STRONG enough to hold the bracelet together?  The answer is ..absolutely! Each link is magnetized, and although its quickly reconfigurable, it also stays put once its on your wrist.  It’s the perfect thing to play with in a doctor’s office, on a plane, or anywhere you have to wait. You simply just re-arrange the beads and shapes to reconfigure.  LOVE, ADORE, and HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Can’t wait to win it? BUY IT!

Configure and buy your own at ULINX


Giveaway Runs from March 21 through March 27 at 11:59 PM.


$70 Design Your Own ULINX Magnetic Jewelry BRACELET

Blog Note: This ULINX Giveaway has ended.  The Giveaway had 1625 Entries. See the Giveaway Winner! The Chief Blonde was provided a review sample.  She was not compensated for this post but was provided a review sample.

Still blonde after all these YEARS


Waterpik Ultra Water flosser Review, Alternative Dental Floss Method

[ 17 ] March 20, 2012 |

WaterPik Ultra Water Flosser, LESS PAIN ..MORE GAIN

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Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser  –Are your Teeth or Gums Irritated?

My husband gets food caught under a crown in his tooth constantly.  I have several teeth that have a wide gap where food just LOVES to collect!  Sound familar? I know its  a little gross personal to discuss my dental hygiene and issues, but someone has to tell you solutions..right?  Why not the Chief Blonde who is willing to be an authority on everything!!

Our Dental Hygienist recommended the  Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser as way to solve our dental issues. Dental floss works for the “caught food” issue but sometimes floss doesn’t get all the food out, and it often leads to bleeding, pain and irritation.  Do you find that?  To quickly describe how the Waterpik Ultra Water Flosser works…imagine a stepped-up version of that devise the dental hygienist uses when cleaning your teeth. You know the one that sprays water into your mouth to help you get out all the grit from a cleaning?  Wouldn’t it be great to have something like that in your own home to get the food out?

THE BENEFITS of the Waterpik Ultra WaterFlosser

I was fortunate to be able to take the recommendation of our Dental Hygienist, when I was offered the opportunity to review the Waterpik Ultra WaterFlosser (MSRP $59.99).  They claim that using the flosser in just one minute a day, prior to brushing leads to a cleaner, healthier mouth.  It is supposed to be easier and more effective that string floss.  6 unique tips for the Waterflosser are included (Classic jet tip, toothbrush tip, plaque seeker tip, Orthodontic tip–use with Braces, Pik Pocket–for medicaments,  and a tongue cleaner).  The tips are stored in a closed compartment at the top of the unit protecting them from dust and debris.  You have 10 pressure settings so you can achieve gentle but optimum cleaning.  The large covered water reservoir allows for 90 seconds of continual cleaning .  On the tip handle, there is a pause button so you can stop water flow.  Waterpik guarantees healthier gums in 14 days or you money back.

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WaterPik Ultra Water Flosser

stillblonde3 smallChief Blonde Remarks: As many of you know, my blog policy is to only POST reviews for items I recommend.  That’s why I won’t do a review from a Hi-Res picture (can you believe that’s all some companies offer? or that some bloggers do that?) My and my husband’s experience with the Waterpik Ultra Waterflosser was top notch.  Highly recommend purchasing this unit for yourself, your teen with braces, or a loved one who wants a better way to floss.  My husband and I found that we only used one of the tips, the Classic jet tip, but we could see that we COULD use the others in different situations in our life.  The Waterflosser is really non-irritating, your mouth actually TINGLES after use.  I found it quite fun to use and it takes up very little counter space with an lovely clean design.  On my first few attempts at using it, I must admit, I did spray a little bit of water around the bathroom because…well…I didn’t read the directions on how to use the water pause button..teehee.  Once I got the hang of it, it was just a quick extra minute each day but it replaced flossing…and wasn’t painful.  My husband LOVES the unit, it gets to sit on his sink (read about our separate vanity issues) but he still lets me use it–Thank goodness.  I feel a good product solves a problem for you, I don’t think you will ever switch from your existing method of doing something unless the new device is better or cheaper or more efficient, etc.  Truly, I can tell you that the Waterpik Ultra Flosser beats even the BEST dental floss, hands down.  Of course, you can still keep your dental floss and use it occasionally if you want, BUT WHY WOULD YOU?

Would you try an Automatic Flosser?  Let us know what you think in the comments.

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