“My sister says it’s probably a form of elder abuse, but I smoked Mom at Gin Rummy last night. Made her play for money & I’m up $10!” —Mary Closner on Facebook Here we are in May, a month in which Mother’s Day is celebrated almost as much as the Minnesota fishing opener. Well, I’m having none of that. Fabulous… Read More
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou There are women born to light a fire within others. Women who unselfishly promote, volunteer, and guide. The quiet ones who step to the side and let others enjoy the spotlight. Kathy… Read More
Each month I “ambush” a woman I feel exemplifies creativity, kindness, and vibrancy. A woman blazing trails in the second half of life. Mary Ann Jindra, who along with her husband, John, owns Gustaf’s Galleries in Lindstrom, MN, exudes all of those traits and more. I met her recently while in the hunt for a person who could print and frame a… Read More
Congratulations, again, to January’s silk scarf giveaway winner, Laurie Warner. Although Laurie was in a close, special election, race for District 32B Minnesota State Representative, she took the time to send me a photo of her wearing the scarf. Gotta love a woman who says what she will do, and then does it!
Who is gorgeous, classy, talented, and sassy? My February Silk Scarf Ambush Model of the month…Gerri Johnson Podrug! A sorta-kinda retired teacher (she subs a lot because everyone loves her), Gerri is a phenomenal photographer. I invite you to check out GR Photographic Creations– Fbme@photographic creations for her western, rodeo, and equine photographic images. You can also find additional images… Read More
“From the heart it has come, to the heart it shall go.” —Beethoven’s inscription on his Mass It’s our thing. Our routine. On most Sundays, after church service, my husband and I have lunch at the New China Buffet in Forest Lake. It feels as though we’re eating with family—minus the sibling quarrels and parental guilt trips. It’s the… Read More
She admits she was more of a musician than an athlete in high school. Later, as Daree grew into her life as a wife, mom, and onsite computer service expert, there were rogue days when thoughts of becoming a runner seemed do-able. Or not. Early exuberance would end in ouch, ouch, ouch, sore muscles and abandoned intentions. And then… Read More
I’m delighted you were feeling “lucky” and entered! You look gorgeous in your new silk scarf. Thank you, Nancy, for your visits and support.
Congratulations Nancy, and thank you for following Aging Schmaging! Your scarf is on the way! If you would like a chance to win in September, sign up at agingschmaging.com. Good luck!
“In 2012, I sold my talent agency and left the industry to pursue (as a business) my avocation and passion: sharing the wilderness experience with others through guiding and teaching in the great outdoors!” –Peta Barrett Life is full of serendipity! This past July, while attending the Ely Blueberry Festival, I had the privilege of meeting Peta. She is… Read More
â€œEveryone loves Laura Martin.â€ –Linda Cullen Gallagher It is my pleasure to introduce the August Silk Scarf Contest ambush modelâ€¦the lovely, the talented, the hilariously witty, Laura Martin! (Beat the drums and throw the confetti!) I first met Laura when I visited KBEKâ€™s radio studio (http://www.kbek.com), Braham, MN, to ambush Linda Cullen Gallagher. The gleam in Lauraâ€™s eyes told me… Read More
Â Â Â Deb is a phenomenal artist, and I was thrilled when she agreed to be my model. Iâ€™m not even sure where to start singing her praises, as her artistic range is so wide. (Bronze statues, paintings, and drawings.) www.zellerstudio.com Deb showcases a number of her bronze statues at Parley Lake Winery, http://www.parleylakewinery.com, but also has them exhibited… Read More
It is with great happiness I introduce you to my May silk scarf giveaway ambush modelâ€¦drum roll, pleaseâ€¦Pat Maltz! Patricia Maltz Business Development Aging But DANGEROUS.comÂ® Pat is an extraordinary woman who accomplishes extraordinary, meaningful, things. What cracks me up is that she claims she owes it all to milking cows in her farm girl youth. Talk about the “pull”… Read More
If it werenâ€™t for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, weâ€™d still be eating frozen radio dinners. – Johnny Carson Hot pink headphones. Soothing voice. Eclectic music selection. Sitting behind the desk in the “big chair,” Linda Cullen Gallagher keeps track of no less than four computer screens as well as a thick stack of on-air scheduling. And while she… Read More
Laura Sinclair Carlson What better place to ambush an angel than at church? Â This month’s ambush model is the gorgeous Laura Sinclair Carlson. She was between services when I asked if she would wear March’s silk scarf giveaway. Â Being the kind heart that she is, she accommodatesÂ me. As you can see, the 8 x 72-inch habotaiÂ silk is infused with spring-like… Read More
Ta da! Â This month’s silk scarf giveaway is an 8 x 72-inchÂ habitoiÂ with the colors of light snow on a furrowed sleeping field. Â It’s sophisticated. Â It’s classy. It’s up for grabs if you sign up on agingschmaging.com. (Here’s a “big thank” you to this month’s scarf model…my lovely sister, Leah.) The October silk scarf winner is Jeanne Daniels from Wisconsin. Â Her… Read More
Â “The tibetan word for mandala is kyilkhor. Kyil means ‘center’, khor means ‘fringe’, ‘gestalt’, ‘area around’. …Things exist interdependently, and that interdependent existence of things happens in the fashion of orderly chaos.” –Chogyam Trungpa Â Ka-pow! Have you ever been hit by a moment of mental clarity so overwhelming, so powerful, it felt physical? It happened to me recently. I was… Read More
Perhaps the sun needs a vacation. It’s been doing a stellar job of providing a summer to remember, but now it’s retiring earlier and earlier in the day. Â Juuuuust before giving way to the cool night stars it inflamesÂ the horizon with glorious color. Â This 8 x 72 habitoi silk scarf was created with the autumn night sky in mind. Â Blues,… Read More
Release the balloons and clink the wine glasses! The winner of the September Agingschmaging silk scarf giveaway is Dawn Fox! If you’d like a chance to win, sign up on my website. You want to keep checking back–you really do!– because there are new features coming soon! Again, congratulations Dawn!
Big hugs and smiles to Caroline from Canada! Â She sentÂ a couple photos wearing the scarf she won for signing up at my website! Â Here’s what she had to share: Hi Gail,Â Thank you for my beautiful scarf. It is wonderful. I have a picture of me wearing it on FB and I’ve attached a couple here, too. I’m thrilled Caroline… Read More
Wait! Â Somewhere mixed among the fading scent of suntan oil is the whiff of fall. Â Suddenly pumpkin latte’s are back on the menu, but it’s 90 degrees out. Â You have fabulous new boots and wonder if it would be tacky to wear them with your capri’s. It’s that funky line between the joys of summer and the newness of autumn…. Read More
Red. Black. Sassy! Â Congratulations to Caroline McIntosh, from Canada, for winning August’s silk scarf give away! I’m confident she’ll find ways to enhance her wardrobe with this one-of-a-kind wearable art. If you’d like a chance to win a hand-dyed silk scarf, enter your name and email at agingschmaging.com!
Oooo la la! Â I love to hear from happy scarf owners! Nicole, the July scarf winner from South Dakota,Â commented, ” I received the scarf and it is beautiful!!!! I love the colors. :)” Â She went on to say she loves, loves, loves infinity scarves and wishes this scarf could become that. Â Guess what? Â I’ve just added silk infinity scarves to… Read More
Congratulations to Nicole from South Dakota for being July’s scarf winner. Â May the silk and lushes shades of green bring wardrobe happiness and panache! Â It would be great if you’d send a photo of you and your scarf, but I understand those who are camera shy.Â If you’d like a chance to win August’s scarf, please sign up at agingschmaging.com…. Read More
Congratulations to Liz for winning June’s silk scarf of the month. Â With intriguing shades of purple, blue, and white, she is sure to add a pop of color to many outfits. If you haven’t signed up for my website yet, and would like a chance to win July’s scarf, now is your chance! Â This month’s scarf, an 8 x 72… Read More