Screen shot 2013-10-14 at 4Feel free to give me your input on this blog. Let me know if you have anything to share: an idea for a post, ways to make this better, advise born of your experience. It is a work in progress and a never ending learning experience!


  1. Julie-Ann S says:

    Hi! I came across your blog when I was doing a Google image search on a Facebook profile of someone who appears to be using an image of you in their profile picture and I thought that you might want to know about it. I know that this is a breach of copyright as well as it not being very nice to use a photo of you and pass it off as herself.

  2. Check out Mercedes’ article on Sixty and Me at – great piece! Thank you Mercedes – Margaret

  3. Betty Kunc says:

    I also get frustrated that you can’t find many decorative items for Thanksgiving. You hardly ever see pilgrims anymore but a year ago I found a set plus an Indian as I wanted to make an original scene. Merchants just gloss over this holiday. It is one of the more relaxing and enjoyable holidays we have and I am very thankful for what I have. Good article. Enjoyed it very much.

    Also, let us know the results of the makeup trial. Very interesting. Why do we need less makeup as we get older?

    • Mercedes Mercedes says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, Betty!! I haven’t seen any Thanksgiving decorations for a while. It is also my favorite Holiday, my family looks forward to it every year. So it’s frustrating how it has been pushed aside.

      To answer your question: as we get older, our skin becomes drier. Too much makeup will settle into fine lines making them more noticeable. So heavy foundation and face powder should be avoided. Concealer should be used sparingly. Use a moisturizer and a primer to smooth lines before applying makeup. It works!!!

  4. janet lloyd says:

    hi mercedes –
    tried to figure out how to get your posts delivered by email, but didn’t manage to figure it out. going to try again once my work week is done. hopefully i’ll have more brain power then.

    did notice & thought i should mention that you have an extra ‘c’ in the word contact both on this page and in the header on your home page. i’m assuming they are linked though and only need to be corrected the once (hmmm…. while filling in the fields below i might have figured it out! woo hoo 🙂


    • Mercedes Mercedes says:

      Yes, you did! Should be receiving new posts from now on…..Took care of the “contact” problem, they are linked as you well said. Hope you enjoy my ramblings!!! 🙂

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