Autumn 2020 on Over 50 Feeling 40

I know the song is not really about fall, but in 2020, I personally need a little fall right this very minute. 

I am thrilled that today is the last day of August.  We are up to 34 days of heat over 100 degrees with more on the horizon before the weather changes.  This is the time of year I am ready to celebrate a new season.

Kirklands on Over 50 Feeling 40

I wonder if there has ever been a personality study that involves the seasons we love.  I have always been a “fall” person…it is my favorite time of year…my favorite colors…my favorite foods…and my favorite fashions and home décor. 

Because I love Autumn so much, I always decorate my house the minute September hits the calendar even with summer full on.  I want the full experience though technically it is still twenty- one days away.  Christmas comes to our house the day after Thanksgiving, so I do want fall to linger until then.

With so much change this year, I need a little fall with its cozy familiarity more than ever before.



Fall Fashion on over 50 Feeling 40


Reality Check posts have been primarily about budget stretching ideas during a difficult time in our economy and about inspiration to persevere on.

We saw on Saturday with Would You Wear It that the military green jackets in several styles are on trend for this fall.   Now, I go to my closet first to see what I have before reacting to a trend and was able to pull out this jacket from my wardrobe.  

Vionic Ballet Flats on Over 50 Feeling 40

I will get much wear out of it this fall, and love olive green with leopard…so my new Vionic Flats I purchased on sale this summer go well. 

Tomorrow, I will discuss these jackets more and also look to other colors since I have the green.  This green is one of my go-to colors, but I noticed on Saturday that is not the case for some of you.  So, pay attention for similar styles in these jackets this fall in navy, merlot and gold.

TIP:  Always go to your closet first after you see what is on trend.




Pamela Lutrell on Being Thankful 

I love to decorate my home for fall.  The sun may be beating down outside, but inside we can enjoy the leaves already changing colors, the aromas of pumpkin spice candles, and all the cozy comfort these items bring.

I have my decorations packed away and ready to come out this week, but perhaps you need a little fall right this very minute like me and desire some budget stretching ideas.  Well, there are cute items at great prices all around you!  I recently found décor at Big Lots, Marshalls, Hobby Lobby, Walmart, and Target for great prices.   I have some of these in the décor slideshow today.

Big Lots Pillow on Over 50 Feeling 40

I begin my decorations with artificial pumpkins and gourds.  Then when the real ones are available, I add them in on the porches and in the house.  I also grab some baking pumpkins to roast and freeze for pies and breads.  My challenge this year is that my kitchen is in limbo as I wait for the contractor to begin the renovation.

Big Lots Fall decorations on over 50 Feeling 40

My family loves the decorations for the holidays beginning with fall.  Even Mr. B looks forward to it. There is just something that says “home” when I do this and it always brings a smile.  This year it offers even more comfort.

TIP: Decorate at least a little for the season….just to brighten your spirits.



Big Lots sign on over 50 Feeling 40


Thank you again for the well wishes during and after my little surgery last week.  The hardest thing for me right now is the recovery time…I have been told to lay low for two weeks and that is hard for me.    

But I focus on the blessings…this surgery was needed and the results should be amazing.  I am thankful for how it all went down and that it is covered by insurance.  I am thankful for family and friends who have checked in and kept an eye on me…and thankful for all of you!

My reality check today is to give myself time to heal completely though I will have to constantly say, SLOW DOWN.

Roasting Pumpkins on Over 50 Feeling 40

Anyone else thinking fall today?  I have a fall fashion slideshow for you from the most affordable brands, and a fall décor slideshow…hope you enjoy them and always ………………………..


I have only recently discovered Kirkland’s and I love this place! Here are a few slides from their site, but there is much, much more.  Sign up to get the emails and coupons!

Now for the rest of the finds:



Taking Juice Plus+ for seven years on Over 50 Feeling 40

There 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 Juice Plus+ whole food capsules.  Please read my story and information HERE.




Pamela Lutrell and Goli

Another 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; as well as, the ones below!




Chamonix on Over 50 Feeling 40

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