Welcome to My New Blog – An Eclectic Lady!!


My name is Cheryl and not too long ago I celebrated my 50th birthday.  With this milestone came a strong desire to start a lifestyle blog.  I see so many great lifestyle blogs but not too many that are geared towards women of “a certain age.”  This sparked my desire to share my experiences and interests as a “mid-lifer.”

I must admit that I am both excited and nervous about this new blogging adventure.  However, I am one that never likes to say “I wish I would have done this or I knew should have done that” so I’m doing this!

One of my favorite questions to myself and others as I grow older is “Where have all the years gone?”  I still can’t believe that 50 years have gone by.   It seems like only yesterday that I was a working mother caring for three young children.  I could eat what I wanted without worrying much about weight gain, stay up all night, work long hours without it affecting me too much…the list goes on.  My friends and I would joke about being “old” one day but I really didn’t THINK about growing older.  Now it’s the opposite.  My kids are all grown up. If I eat like I did when I was younger, the weight gain is fast and I feel sluggish. If I want to stay up late I have to take a nap first.  I can’t work long hours without my back and feet telling me that it’s time to stop.  And don’t get me started on the hot flashes!

Now I have to be diligent about caring for myself because I when I don’t, I feel it almost immediately.  I have to eat right, workout, and do whatever it takes to keep stress at a minimum.

I will be writing about all of this as well as sharing my personal beauty routines, home diy projects, good food (both healthy and the stick-to-your-ribs kind…everything in moderation!), travel and other things that I love.

I truly hope that you enjoy and find this blog helpful as well as entertaining. That’s it for now! If you’d like to be kept updated on my posts, please subscribe!

Warmest regards,



  1. Congrats on such a great venture Cheryl. I am proud of you for stepping out and doing what you enjoy. I love you and can’t wait to see what’s to come.

  2. Hey sweetie, very I am proud very proud of you all the best to you on your new journey.., welcome to the fabulous fiftys remember the best is yet to come for you!😘😘😍🙋💕💗💁😄🙏

  3. Congratulations Cuz! I will definitely be one of your blog followers. We could all learn a few things from each other to help us make it through. Thank you for this format!

  4. I was awaiting this day for you. Enjoy your new adventure and embrace the journey . I am sincerely happy for you . Peace and Blessings to you ,

  5. Way to go Cheryl!! So happy for you!! I will be front and center reading each of your entries. Looking forward to learning how to be fabulous and fifty, like you!!

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