The Wit & Wisdom of Women over Forty | Andy Rooney

The Wit & Wisdom of Women over Forty | Andy Rooney

Wine isn’t the only thing that gets better with age. Andy Rooney was attributed with the following. (While we don’t know exactly who wrote it, we think the sentiment is awesome!)

the wit and wisdom of women over fortyAndy passed away in 2011 (and said this: “I didn’t get old on purpose, it just happened. If you’re lucky, it could happen to you.”) – we’re glad he shared this insight into the wonderful women of forty-plus!

ANDY ROONEY said:

As I grow in age, I value women who are over forty most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over forty will never wake you in the middle of the night to ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over forty doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do. And, it’s usually something more interesting.

A woman over forty knows herself well enough to be assured in who she is, what she is, what she wants and from whom. Few women past the age of forty give a hoot what you might think about her or what she’s doing.

Women over forty are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

A woman over forty has the self-assurance to introduce you to her women friends. A younger woman with a man will often ignore even her best friend because she doesn’t trust the guy with other women. Women over forty couldn’t care less if you’re attracted to her friends because she knows her friends won’t betray her.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over forty. They always know.

A woman over forty looks good wearing bright red lipstick. This is not true of younger women. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over forty is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one! You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over forty for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed hot woman of forty-plus, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some twenty-two-year-old waitress.

Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free,” here’s an update for you. Now 80 percent of women are against marriage, why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig, just to get a little sausage.”

What can you add that women know/do better than others?

For the record, we LOVE girlfriends plus or minus 40 years of age – ALL women are welcome here and are appreciated for the insights and inspiration you offer. But, we just thought this little bit of female appreciation was a great way to look at all the wonderful ways we women age and impact other lives.

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Fall Shoe & Boot Forecast | What Shoes are YOU wearing for Fall?

Fall Shoe & Boot Forecast | What Shoes are YOU wearing for Fall?

Friendship fall boots and shoesThere’s just something fabulous about the cooler weather arriving and bringing back out my fall shoes and boots! (And sweaters and tights!)

Cinderella is proof that a pair of shoes can change your whole life (:

Maybe it the comfort of being snuggly with my cool textured tights and my comfy Target boots. Maybe it’s the layers that make me a little less self-conscious of my ‘already looks like I may have layers on’ kind of body. (: (That I’m fine with, by the way! It is what it is!) Maybe it’s the cool nights that make sleeping wonderful and dreams of brilliant colors come true on trees. It’s Fall and, for this girlfriend, it’s fabulous. (And, yes. I am in total denial of what season follows Fall!)

Back to the shoes … I did a little research to see the new 2011 Fashions and what new Fall shoes and boots I should check out on my next visit to DSW, Macy’s or online. Thought you might want to know to (hence this sharing of girlfriend advice – on shoes and boots!) so here are some shoes and boots that fit the trends I’ve researched online. (Girlfriends don’t let girlfriends wear bad boots!)

KNEE-HIGHS – Love em. Like the Michael Antonio Bailey Knee-High Boot in the photo above. A slouchy upper offers nonchalant sex appeal to Michael Antonio’s Bailey knee-high boot. A stacked platform lends stability to the 4.75-inch heel, while a side zipper offers easy dressing. Sorry, I want these – even if I couldn’t walk in them! (Available in tan, gray and black.)

SUEDE BOOTS – like these: Aerosoles Acappella Taupe Suede ankle boots. This stylish women’s high-heel boot is crafted with a supple suede upper featuring a foldover cuff adorned with a feminine bow detail; a side zipper allows easy on/off. A smooth fabric lining combines with a faux suede-covered, cushioned footbed for all-day comfort. Mmmm suede (:

Girlfriendology funny that a pair of shoes,friendshipBUCKLES are IN – Check out the Calvin Klein Felisha Ankle Boots (in black) in the photo above. Its smooth nappa or glossy mosaic leather upper, rounded toe, and towering heel create a look that’s sleek enough for the office and saucy enough for a night on the town. A cushioned insole offers comfort, while its rubber sole provides traction and a bold finish to the look.

PATENT LEATHER – Chinese Laundry Join Up Patent Leather platform heels actually fit three different Fall Fashion 2011 Trends: Patent Leather, Platform and a buckle. You’ll be sporting some sass with them too. Just saying!

CHUNKY HEELS – Like the ones in the photo above (brown pumps). Love these by Steve Madden – Pummp Platforms. Come in brown or black leather. Definitely a ‘look out world, here I come!’ statement shoe!

SSSSSSERIOUSLY … SNAKE – This reptile (even though faux) is in style. Check out these Chinese Laundry Wink Wink Snake pumps.This fun, flirty pump  sky-high heel and classic silhouette take a walk on the wild side with its leather covered snakeskin. You will be sure to turn heads whether you are wearing them with a pair of slacks to the office or out at night with your favorite cocktail dress.

SOCKS – Love these Boot Liner Socks! (Nothing bulky to make boots tighter!) But socks and shoes or socks and boots seem to be back in fashion! Baabaazuzu Boot Liner Neutral is designed to slip over your socks and turns any pair of boots into something extraordinary. A stretchy micro-fleece stirrup is topped with a vintage sweater cuff that the brand upcycles to make this beautiful creation.

So the Fall Fashion and shoe trends we’re seeing/reading about for Fall are: Knee-high boots, suede shoes and boots, lots of buckles, patent leather, chunky heels, snakeskin shoes and socks with your boots or shoes.

What Fall Fashion shoe trends are YOU seeing? What shoes and boots are you loving this Fall?

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Happy Fall and Halloween Girlfriends! 10 Ways to Celebrate Falloween

A grandmother pretends she doesn’t know who you are on Halloween. ~Erma Bombeck

Halloween Erma Bombeck quoteWe love Erma Bombeck. She had such a gift for women’s wisdom. Like:

When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.

A friend never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.

It takes a lot of courage to share your dreams with someone else.

LOVE Erma! So glad she shared girlfriend advice with all of us!

We’re celebrating FALLOWEEN this week on Girlfriendology. It’s that special collision of Halloween and Fall that has us shopping for pumpkins and decorative ghords, candy and candied yams, costumes and elastic-waist pants!

As we love to do on Girlfriendology, we try to share women’s wisdom and insights on life that hopefully can help you create moments and memories with friends and family. So, here’s our Falloween celebration ideas … (SHARE YOURS in the comments below!)

1. Don’t fret over having Left-over Halloween Candy! We’ve got some ideas on how to get rid of it!

2. Enjoy Halloween Treats without Guilt – because a girlfriend would never make you feel guilty about some candy!

3. Invite the Girls over for some ‘scary-good’ wines! Our review of Elk Creek Wines. What’s your favorite fall wine?

4. Get together and make some fun Falloween craft projects, like this Jack-o-Lantern bucket (fill with the candy you’re handing out or a fall floral arrangement). I’m using some Thanksgiving kitchen towels from Target right now as fabric to cover some pillows for the season. What fun creative projects are you doing?

5.  Get dressed up for Halloween WITH your Girlfriends! The shopper-girls of Sex and the City? Movie BFFs Thelma and Louise? Dress up together – it’s much more fun!

6. How about some ‘Retail Therapy’ with your Shopping BFFs? Get the girls together and go Fall Fashion shopping. What’s your Fall Fashion fave outfit? (Me? Give me some boots and jeans or tights/dress, I’m a happy girl!)

7. Celebrate Fall Girlfriend Birthdays! Give her a thoughtful gift and get creative in making her feel special on her special day.

8. Invite the Girls over for a Football Party! Who says that boys should have all the Football fun?! Not us! The NFL says that 44% of their fans are definitely female. Watch ‘the game’ with the girls – and enjoy treats like the recipe for Crockpot Buffalo Chicken! (or this Crockpot Pumpkin Bread!)

9. The cold weather makes it perfect to throw a Girlfriend Soup Party! What’s your favorite fall soup? Why not share it with your friends?

 10. Help yourself and your friends prepare for the coming ‘hectic holidays.’ Giving your friends support in the crazy-busy seasonal days. Doesn’t require special gift wrapping!

The most important thing about celebrating Fall and Halloween (or Falloween), is just planning time with your friends. DO IT! Have a great Fall Girlfriends!

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Happy Birthday Girlfriend!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRLFRIEND!

Today – all day – is YOUR DAY. Today your friends and family celebrate YOU and the difference you make in their lives every day. This day is a day to look back at the previous year and look forward to the days and dreams to come in the new year.

Take a moment to reflect on the previous year – all your accomplishments, memories with friends and family, all the lessons you’ve learned. Breathe in and out. Today is YOUR DAY! Be grateful for the people who make your life special, for your home and health, for your unique style and the difference you make in the world. 

To help you celebrate, we’ve created some birthday quotes just for YOU. Post them on your social media, share them with a friend on her birthday, or just enjoy knowing that your girlfriends – whether they’re near or far away, love and care about YOU. 

 

Happy Birthday! Enjoy these Birthday Quotes just for YOU!

Birthday Paris hilton quote

The way I see it, you should live everyday like its your birthday.
Paris Hilton

wrinkles birthday quote

We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.
Lauren Hutton

 

Skillet birthday quote erma bombeck

A FRIEND never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.Erma Bombeck

(We hope you don’t get a skillet for your birthday, unless you REALLY want a skillet for your birthday!)

Life in your years lincoln quote

And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

Abraham Lincoln

celebrate birthday wine quote

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
Plautus

Lucille_Ball quote secret to staying young

The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. Lucille Ball

Diplomat birthday quote

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. Robert Frost

age cheese quote

AND AN IMPORTANT ONE …

Age is not important unless you’re a cheese. ~ Helen Hayes

Birthday-Chocolate-Cake-best-birthdays-quote

The best birthdays of all are those that have not arrived yet. ~ Robert Orben

NOTE: The yummy Chocolate Cake photo is borrowed (with permission) from our friends at WannaBite.com. Check out their ‘Mostly Clean Chocolate Cake.’ (Wouldn’t that make a fabulous birthday cake?!) 

 

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Valentine’s Day & Friendship Inspired Favorite Videos

Valentine’s Day & Friendship Inspired Favorite Videos

Love is friendship quoteHappy Valentine’s Day Girlfriend! Celebrate Friendship & Love!

Love is friendship, friendship is love. If love fails, friendship should remain. For friendship is the foundation of love. – Unknown

We hope your day is filled with LOVE on this Valentine’s Day Eve! Actually, we hope you have a day where you feel loved and you show your girlfriends how much they love you too!

We like to share our favorite videos that we’d share with a friend. And, being almost Valentine’s Day, we had to share our favorite videos about and inspiring LOVE.

Be LOVED. LOVE yourself! LOVE your friends!

What is Love? An amazing story of couple who were married for 50 years!

The Science of LOVE. For single girlfriends – share with your girlfriends! (And even if you’re married, why not tell him the qualities you love in him.)

What would YOU do? And yes, sometimes … LOVE is scary! 🙂

What would Ellen do for Valentine’s Day? Here ya go …

Who doesn’t LOVE Pink? Here’s her awesome ‘True Love’ song – Crank it UP!

 

Another DIY Valentine’s Day inspired gift or decor – String Heart Art!

What are you doing for your friends for Valentine’s Day? Share below (& inspire!) Don’t forget to make your Friends feel special too! (Ideas below!)

Keep in mind, that some friends may not have a GREAT Valentine’s Day – so share these Valentine Videos with them to show them that you’re thinking of them. Hopefully these videos will brighten their day!

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Olympics-inspired Best Videos to share with a Girlfriend! | Friday Favorite Videos

Olympics-inspired Best Videos to share with a Girlfriend! | Friday Favorite Videos

dorothy hamill quote olympicsThe OLYMPICS … when the world comes together to compete and hopefully to make some friends!

Friday favorite Videos Banner, videos for women“I was passionate. I found something that I loved. I could be all alone in a big old skating rink and nobody could get near me and I didn’t have to talk to anybody because of my shyness. It was great. I was in my fantasy world.” – Dorothy Hamill

There is something magical about the Olympics … the coming together of opposing countries, the challenge of competing against the best of the best, the highs and lows, the stories of passionate athletes and their supportive family and friends. Magical.

Each Friday we post our favorite videos – the kind we would share with our girlfriends. In honor of the Olympics, we’re celebrating this amazing athletic event that makes countries into FRIENDS.

Check out our ‘Super Bowl and Olympics of Happiness‘ and The #Olympics of Friendships – Who would Win the Gold?.

To get us started, an epic Olympian that I had the honor of meeting last year – Dorothy Hamill … in the 1976 Olympics

Quite possibly the most-loved Olympic athlete (or at least in the top five!) – MARY LOU RETTON

Girlfriend Carla recommended this amazing performance by Torville and Dean, Bolero in the 1984 Olympics

A fun look back at the Winter Olympics – the Best of the Winter Olympics

Did you know that this is the first year for ‘women to fly’ at the Winter Olympics? YES! Debut of Women’s Ski Jumping at Sochi 2014. Here’s what you need to know!

2014 Sochi Winter Olympians to Watch!

Enjoy the Olympics with a friend and share these videos with a girlfriend!

And don’t forget to check out our ‘Super Bowl and Olympics of Happiness‘ and The #Olympics of Friendships – Who would Win the Gold?.

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