The Music Man Is Coming Back To Broadway…FINALLY!!!!

Everyone has been emailing me and asking when are we going to get to see Music Man…FINALLY I am posting…we are going to see Hugh Jackman in the revival of The Music Man on broadway.  I have a large block of tickets in the mezzanine for $260 each on February 9, 2022 at 8pm!!!  I know this is higher than we usually purchase but there is a premium charge for this show..I know it is going to be AWESOME!!!!  Email to save your spot.

Some tips from the Pros about buying Swimsuits!!

One principle applies when you are buying swimwear – it is absolutely crucial that you buy a style and cut that suits your build and matches the reason why you need the clothing item. If this sounds vague, think about what you want to use it for – chances are that a skimpy bikini that is designed for getting a tan is unlikely to perform under the pressure of high-intensity fitness swimming! 

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Making sense of all the choices

Summer is the season for bikinis and other poolside fashion. If you start shopping around towards the end of winter, you are likely to find some excellent deals, but with the huge selection of styles that are available out there, how do you know which is the right one for you? Some of the most common styles include bikini, tankini, and full-length swimsuit. The first question you need to ask is how much coverage you need to feel comfortable. Many people don’t care about showing skin, where others need a lot more coverage to feel at ease. Whatever your preference is on this front, should guide the rest of your decision-making. 

The multi-purpose one piece

The one-piece suit is the suit of choice for athletes and exercise fans, as they run the lowest risk of accidentally coming undone under high-intensity activity. Logically, it also provides the most coverage of all the designs. These suits are also often lined to give the illusion of a flatter stomach – a point of contention for many women.

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The multi-purpose one piece

The one-piece suit is the suit of choice for athletes and exercise fans, as they run the lowest risk of accidentally coming undone under high-intensity activity. Logically, it also provides the most coverage of all the designs. These suits are also often lined to give the illusion of a flatter stomach – a point of contention for many women.

Particularly for athletes, but actually universally applicable, is to pick a suit that is durable, and likely to have a decent lifespan without stretching, fraying, fading or generally not meeting expectations. A great tip is to look for swimwear for women made of material that has been treated to prevent chlorine and other chemicals from affecting the structural integrity of the swimsuit. 

I want to swim, but I want to hide my belly.

Look no further – control swimsuits or slimming swimsuits are here to save the day. Look for one-piece suits, in designs that incorporate ruching, twisted embellishments, dark side panels and tummy tucking control panels, to give you an extra boost in your quest for a slimmed-down appearance.

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What is the big deal with body shapes?

Swimsuits for women come with a lot to think about – what you like, what you look good in, what is flattering or unflattering, and the list goes on. Your body shape plays a big role in the overall reason for choosing certain cuts. We’ve all heard the terms: pear-shaped, athletic, hourglass, and apple. The good news is that stores salespeople are well-trained in helping you analyze your body shape, and what to wear to make it appear at its best. Putting a little bit of extra time aside to get the right swimsuit will pay off in the long run.

The beauty of swimsuits for women is that it need not be expensive to do a good job!

$10 Statement Earring Event at BaubleBar!

BaubleBar’s $10 Statement Earring Event will start now! This event will include best-selling cult favorite statement earring styles, in top colors, starting at $10! This offer is valid 7/12-7/18.

Grab your favorite, these styles are perfect for all summer events!

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The Only Subscription Box I would Ever Consider And It Has Been A Game Changer…..

By now you must know I am a total beauty junky. I am obsessed with learning about new products and procedures. A really wonderful dermatologist told me one day that once you go so far with aging and neglecting your skin that there is only so much you can do to reverse it. Ever since then I have been trying to find the best products and procedures for my skin to help slow down the inevitable.

I recently started following the Beverly Hills dermatologist, Dr. Ava Shamban. Dr. Ava is a celebrity dermatologist, reality TV veteran, author, avid contributor, and now, the mind behind the first-ever dermatologist-curated skincare subscription box.

I have tried subscription boxes before but this one is a game-changer.

The Box By Dr. Ava introduces consumers to top-of-the-line dermatologist-selected skincare and wellness products. The Box emphasizes quality over quantity while prioritizing results – including only full-size products, hand-picked by Dr. Ava for efficacy and delivered quarterly by season. 

But one of the most amazing features of the “Beautify Box” is that subscribers gain access to experts through real-time Tele-Aesthetic consultations with Dr. Ava’s Aestheticians, live Q&As, and Dr. Ava’s private Facebook group for easy access to professional skincare and advice.

Membership options make The Box b Dr. Ava perfect for everyone who wants (or is obsessed with having beautiful skin.

Dr. Ava was able to reach so many more clients virtually during the pandemic that she gained the perspective that through her subscription box, she could reach and help more patients beyond her geographic area.

The awesome box I received this month, which is personally curated by Dr. Ava includes the following amazing products:

  • MYSKINBUDDY™ – The revolutionary facial device that utilizes four proven technologies to help achieve a clearer complexion, a brighter and even skin tone, and a more youthful appearance. 
  • Aforé CBD Effusive – A first-of-its-kind antioxidant facial mist that uses water-soluble CBD synergistically with plant extracts and antioxidants to calm and cool the skin, reduce puffiness, erase redness, and make skin glow.
  • Restorsea Repairing Neck and Décolletage Treatment– Designed to infuse the enzyme into this area and – if used every day, twice a day for 12 weeks – will result in firmer, more evenly toned skin. For all skin types. Contains NO: parabens, phthalates, silicones, sulfates, PEGs and mineral oil. Dermatologist tested Hypoallergenic. Will not clog pores.
  • Theraderm NuPeel Natural Enzyme Peel – Papaya enzymes and botanical extracts gently remove dead skin cells and reveal glowing, radiant skin in just two minutes. It’s the equivalent of an at-home, natural facial peel in a bottle! 
  • Tiege Hanley– This uncomplicated skincare line is designed for busy modern humans. It includes easy-to-use products with step-by-step instructions for EYES, LIP, SCRUB plus the line’s core 4 products via a Level 1 subscription card. 

The Spring Box is valued at over $600, making it an exceptional value. The Bo by Dr. Ava offers two membership options:

  • Skin Enthusiast – Quarterly subscription $250 (month to month…cancel at any time)
  • Skin Obsessed – Annual Subscription $850 (Save $150)

The Box by Dr. Ava is proud to include only products that are cruelty-free.

This how easy it is to choose the correct subscription for you:

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For the quarterly box for $250, all of the products are FULL-SIZED products, and see the retail prices below for just some of the items, if you were to order them directly off the site without the subscription…

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Here are the entire contents of the Spring Box:

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Learn more about Dr. Ava by following her INSTAGRAM or visiting her WEBSITE.

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Tex Mex Night…Sheet Pan Everything Nachos

The other day a friend was saying she is so disappointed that there are no places around us where you can get really good nachos. It seems like they used to be on every menu and now they are nowhere to be found. I started thinking about it and decided she was 100% right. I guess the only alternative would be for us is to perfect them at home. I found this sheet pan nacho recipe and it really sounded perfect. I altered the recipe to add the shredded lettuce but you really do not need it. It sometimes can tend to get soggy. Other than that I think this recipe is so easy and looks so good. It will definitely become a summer staple. The entire tray is filling enough for a meal on a hot day! Bon Appetit!

Adapted from Cooking Professionally

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• 1 pound ground beef, cooked (can be made meatless as well)

12 ounces salted tortilla chips 1/2 cup cooked pinto beans, drained (either homemade or canned)

1/4 cup red salsa

1/4 cup chopped white onion

1/8 cup green onion

3 cups Oaxaca cheese, grated or shredded•

1/3 cup sour cream

1 Roma tomato, finely chopped

3 tablespoons cilantro, roughly chopped•

1 avocado, cubed or sliced

Shredded lettuce

Jalapenos, optional


In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until no pink remains. (If you are using the meat otherwise skip this step)

Begin by preheating the oven to 400 degrees F.Step 3

Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet and layer with 3/4 of the tortilla chips, ground beef, beans, salsa, white onion, green onion, and 1 cup of the Oaxaca cheese.

Then, add the remaining chips to the top, and sprinkle with 2 cups of cheese.

Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted.

Top with sour cream, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado, and whatever toppings you desire!

Add To Cart Favorites…

When I first started this blog, I used a software company that made the most amazing shopping collages. They were perfect and so much fun to make and so much more fun and easy to shop. The company eventually was sold and our collage posts had to stop for a while. I worked all last year trying to come up with something similar and though I am not exactly there yet, I have made progress. Here are some of our best sellers and items that were added to the most carts for the past couple of weeks. I think we are onto something. There are some really great choices at really great price points. The links to shop or get more info are below. I

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Bathing Suit// Bamboo Flatware// Raffia Sandals//Antelope Blouse//Blue Sleeveless Dress//Marble Print Blouse//Printed Peasant Blouse//Wooden Circle Earrings//Wooden Drop Earrings//Wine Glasses// Hair Styler//Cuisinart Knives

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Gold Lace Up Sandals//White Nap Dress//Blue and White Square Neck Top//Floral Shift Dress//Ruffle Front White Dress//Metallic T Strap Sandals//Tankini Swimsuit//Rattan Glasses//Red & White Dress//