2012 Resolution #4: Keeping It Fresh

This is where thousands will be tonight in San Antonio to ring in the New
Year!!  Fireworks go off at midnight from the top of the tower.

This is it!  On New Year’s Eve, I offer my final resolution, which is more of a pledge to the readers of over50feeling40….to keep the content of this blog fresh, relevant, and (I hope) interesting!!  My desire is for all of you to be inspired and educated, and motivated to enjoy your life each and every day!  I am so grateful to all of you who take the time to read; comment; and send emails!  Daily gratitude will keep us all young and you keep me feeling that way!  All of you are treasures and I hope 2012 will be an incredible year for all.  You are women of strength and dignity and deserve to live as such!!

These words are just the TIP of what you mean to me!!!

So, for New Year’s Day, I am going to answer a request which came from a couple of fellow Fashion and Style Bloggers.  Since, I wrote the post Could Style Bloggers Change the Economy?
and encouraged others to support local businesses and designers, there have been requests to teach fellow bloggers how to conduct interviews.  I have been teaching high school journalism for over 11 years (after falling in love with it in my own eighth grade year and eventually majoring in it at college), so this is what I love.  Tomorrow,  I will bring you lesson number one of Journalism 101 for Bloggers!!

If you want to be visible in Texas, you need a great hat!!

I will join Patti on Monday for her Visible Monday event, and Tuesday join Jill and Adrienne for their statement necklace event!  It is back to school for me on Monday….so here we go again!

Mustang Grey’s, 303 South Alamo, La Villita

Til then, today’s photos are from a great western boutique, Mustang Grey’s in La Villita in downtown San Antonio!  Happy New Year, y’all!!

I still regret not purchasing the green leaf scarf!!!


  1. Very cool. This will be an interesting and educational series for all of us! If I ever am lucky enough to visit Texas then you and I will hit all of the local spots!! Happy New Year, my friend!! xo

  2. I too am looking forward to your tips – you're a terrific journalist and photo-journalist. For example, you have created a strong desire in me for those cowboy boots! : > With much affection, -Patti

  3. I've found that the best blog posts are the ones where the blogger's excitement about the topic really comes through the writing. Your excitement and enthusiasm ALWAYS shines through, and I look forward to reading more in the new year!

  4. Pam, I am definitely looking forward to your post on journalism tomorrow! I am also very glad to discover your blog this year! Not only do I find it informative, but also enlightening. All the best to you in 2012.

  5. Dang, you've certainly inspired me to a strong desire to get myself down to La Villita to shop! Please do keep up the blogging. I only discovered your blog recently, as I'm on my own "style journey" of late. (Long story – moved to San Antonio from SC, and encountered lots of life changes including illness and being practically bedbound for a year.

    My long illness, and getting it under control, sparked a sea change in me that has bled over into fashion. I made a conscious decision to LIVE. Now. No more waiting for an event to "dress" for, no more sweatshirts and yoga pants because it's easier, no more waiting to buy nice clothes after I lose weight (which I may or may not do.) Style, over the last few months, has become an integral part of my decision to live now, as I am now. To be happy TODAY, not someday.

    I'm finding that far from being frivolous and shallow, fashion is both an expression of and a catalyst for the many positive changes I am making in my life. I'm slowly figuring out what to wear, what makes me feel good, what works on my body, and where to shop to find those things. I'm having a ball.

    Your blog is helping me do that. It matters. Thanks.

  6. DARLING PAM! I was just thinking of you this afternoon! HAPPY NEW YEAR and have a blast tonight! Friends down under have already come to wish me well; to think we can connect in this way is still quite fascinating to me!

    I wish you the best and SEE YOU IN 2012! Anita

  7. Pam, I would be so happy just looking around in Mustang Grey's! Just my style. I could happily be a cowgirl.
    Thank you for your interview help! I hope to post some shop interviews in 2012.
    And thank you for being you and sharing such inspirational posts!
    I wish for you a very Happy New Year.

  8. That boutique has some wonderful items. I need to go back and find your post on the potential for bloggers to change the economy. Here's to the new year!

  9. Hi Pam!
    Happy New Year to you and your loved ones
    I pledge to find more fab vintage pieces for you all to see , but i will have to purge my closet ,so full right now! that could be a good resolution, keep the closet under control!

    Pam i am certain that you will no trouble keeping your resolutions, you are already interesting , witty and fresh!

    Love Ariane

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