Nautical style on Goodwill SA

Happy Friday, and welcome to The Weekly Journal, my summation of a week living in a new world.  This week is about making decisions as we begin to see businesses re-open, and stopping for a moment to smell the roses.

Shopping Goodwill SA on over 50 feeling 40

I began the week showing you a handbag that I purchased at our Goodwill San Antonio before we were sent home to stay for a while…a long while.  This was the other bag I found at the same time.  It is a brand new nautical style bag by Brighton with a rope and leather handle and I love how it compliments my nautical style.  The Zenergy jacket was a past clearance purchase at Chico’s and I am once again wearing my new Chico’s jeans.  We have some good friends who own lake houses, and I hope at least one couple will invite us to come visit this summer.  I will wear this outfit for the journey and arrival.   You know how I love thrift/treasure hunting…especially at our local Goodwill San Antonio.  But, I am not sure when I will return.  Their stores are fully stocked and ready for fun…but I am still pondering this one.

When will you return on over 50 feeling 40

There are some things I feel very comfortable doing…I know the situations I walk into when I do them…but I am still deciding the right time to return to thrift shopping…how about you?  When do you see yourself thrift/consignment shopping again in store?  What either gives you comfort now or would give you comfort to go into the shops?  Please share.


This is my daughter and her family posing for a photographer who went around the neighborhood to get FRONT PORCH images…to document this historical time we find ourselves living in.  I love to see all of the creativity and diversification of individuals who have invented new ways to earn income during this time.  This one was cute with my grandsons disgusted by parents kissing on the porch. SInce, Mother’s Day is so close, I want to also say what a great boy- mom my daughter is.  We are super proud of her!  She has her hands full with these three, but manages to keep up with them. She is a great mom!  All of the pictures a local photographer in their city took were super cute. 


Roses at Milbergers's in San Antonio on Over 50 Feeling 40

My favorite activity this week happened at the beginning last Sunday, when Mr. B and I went to a local nursery to purchase some color for our backyard.  There were so many wonderful selections at Milberger’s  Landscaping & Nursery in San Antonio, but I got lost in the beauty of the roses.  Such a perfect flower to represent how we should look at life right now.

“Life is like a rose. Even though it has thorns, it blossoms.”  – Sunitha Angel

Roses from Milberger Nursury on Over 50 Feeling 40

Let’s now focus on the thorns…just the roses.

Yellow Roses on Over 50 Feeling 40


Blueberry Scones on Over 50 Feeling 40

That’s right…you are looking at blueberry scones (really from Starbucks) but given to me as a surprise yesterday from my in-home-coffee-shop-barista-husband!  I wrote you about our scone/play earlier in the week and he surprised me.  He hid them away and I did not find them.  Perfect way to start celebrating Mother’s Day!  They were delicious…thanks Starbuck’s (ahem, Mr. B!)

Today, I have a Fabulous Find slide show that any mother would love.  I focused mostly on Etsy because I love helping these small business owners right now and I do love their creativity!  Tomorrow, Jennifer and I will be here with Would You Wear It, so come back for fun!

Remember, in our social distancing world, your smile is the way you send hugs! 

KEEP SMILING and hugging…yes, even through the mask, our eyes tell a story!


Pamela Lutrell for Goli GummiesThere are several ways that I generate income through this blog in order to cover business expenses and give myself much needed income.  Purchases through the slideshow links is one way, ads on the page is one way and a new way is through ordering or re-ordering the GOLI Apple Cider Vinegar gummies through me with my GOLI LINK HERE.  Again, if you are not familiar with the benefits of apple cider vinegar, you should speak with your personal physician.  My husband and I are sold on the benefits and I am proud to represent this product.  I am going to leave this at the bottom of my posts so that when you, friends or family would like to order you can use my link.  Thanks for the support.  This is a great product.

By Pamela Lutrell


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