50 IS NOT OLD | REMEMBERING THRILL HILLWhen I was a kid I can remember going over this little hill and the car feeling like it left the ground. It was so much fun and we used to beg Dad to take the road that had that little hill so that we could “fly.” That hill was known as “Thrill Hill” and I can see where it got its name. 50 IS NOT OLD | REMEMBERING THRILL HILLOn the way home last Wednesday, Joe decided to take a different route than we normally take. We came to a railroad crossing that he wasn’t aware had a hill associated with it. I was looking down on my phone and looked up at the last second to see us go airborne. I thought the truck was going to bottom out we hit so hard. My stomach even did that little somersault thing that it does on a roller coaster. He looked so surprised that I had to start laughing. All the memories of Thrill Hill came flooding back to me. Lol!!!50 IS NOT OLD | REMEMBERING THRILL HILLIsn’t this a cute top? I bought this at the overstock store in town about a month ago. It is Linea by Louis Dell’Olio and it has the most vibrant green embroidery on it. I like the crispness of the top. It has all the things I look for in a top, it has unique details, pockets, a v-neck, a tunic length, and it is a nice weight. This top comes in several colors so be sure to check it out. I am wearing a size small although a medium would work too. I got up and told Joe that I was going to check the size of my top. He said that he had always heard “size matters.” Lol! What am I going to do with that man???50 IS NOT OLD | REMEMBERING THRILL HILLI just got the Shaila earrings from Plunder Design. My daughter absolutely loves the Noah lanyard and asked for another one just in case the one she has gets broken. I took her a new one and also these earrings that match the necklace perfectly. She loved them, I knew she would. The Valerie bracelet I have on is so cute with all its dangling pearls. I like that it is on an elastic cord so you can put it on very easily. I wear the Noah necklace with several different pendants such as the Mermaid and the PeacockIf you are interested in purchasing or signing up with Plunder, go to www.plunderdesign.com/taniastephens.50 IS NOT OLD | REMEMBERING THRILL HILLThis green satchel is several years old. I bought it at TJ Maxx and I carried it nonstop the first summer I had it. Look at the edges of the purse, I think I got my money’s worth out of this. Hahaha!

50 IS NOT OLD | REMEMBERING THRILL HILLI love my Aerosole wedge shoes. These are my go-to shoes if I can’t decide on anything else. They are comfortable and they are a neutral color. I feel like I can wear these with anything. A wedge shoe is one of the easiest heels to wear for comfort. If you don’t normally wear a high heel but want something a little dressier than a flat shoe you need to try a wedge heel.

50 IS NOT OLD | REMEMBERING THRILL HILLIn the summer months, I like wearing crop pants. I especially like the Pixie pants from Old Navy. They fit great, they come in a wide variety of colors, and they wash up well. This pair is several years old and still looks fine. If the Pixie pants is the kind with spandex then I size up and if they are the chino style then I buy my normal size.

50 IS NOT OLD | REMEMBERING THRILL HILLThere were a ton of comments for the free Rodan + Fields Active Hydration Serum. I asked SIRI to pick the winner and she picked Linda Aime!!! Linda, you will be getting an email from me soon. Congratulations!!!

But wait, I also had a ton of comments on yesterday’s blog post. I can’t tell you how tickled I was to see all the comments that you read my post all the way through. I did the same type experiment with Woman’s Club one time. I was the state Fundraising chairman and I had to do an article for the magazine that is published 2 to 3 times a year. I started feeling like no one was actually reading it so I wrote that I was giving away a 50.00 gift certificate to a club and all they had to do to enter was email me and let me know they wanted to enter. NO ONE ENTERED!!! That was not the case yesterday though!!! Woohoo! So, I searched through my excess jewelry and I found TWO of the pink earrings so we have two winners instead of one. I had several ladies comment on my Facebook page so I picked a winner from the blog comments and one from the Facebook comments. They are Susane Lancaster and from Facebook is was Lory Stucky. Please, please, please share my posts on Facebook so that I can grow my blog!!!

Thank you gurls so much for joining me on this journey. It has been a learning experience for me and I hope for you too. I would never have dreamed that I would have a blog with so many new friends 22 months ago. And I want you to know that I do read every comment. I make sure I have time to do that. I may not comment because of time but I really do read them. If you need to ask me something and I don’t respond then send me an email. fiftyisnotold@gmail.com

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  1. Tania what are your shoes called I’ve tried to find them with not much luck. Thanks Lisa

  2. Thanks for the memories, the Hill, remember that motion. Your a crazy girl, love your blogs, can’t wait to read the next one. Enjoyed the pics of your vaca. Cute outfits also!!

  3. Hi Tanya, I’m interested in Plunder as a business opportunity. Can you suggest how I can learn more about the business side of Plunder and how to get started? I’d love to get started while the special is going on. Thank you.

    • Tania Reply

      Laurie now is a perfect time. I will email you some details.

  4. Oh, the memories! I’d forgotten all about a hill like that close to where I grew up. My dad would also give the car a little gas just so we could feel that tummy thrill. That was over 50 years ago. Thanks for the memory jolt!

  5. LOL! There were TWO of those hills on the road to the cabin where we stayed in Tennessee last week. My tummy still hasn’t recovered!

    Congratulations to all the giveaway winners!

  6. When I was growing up, there was a road with a hill that we took to go to church. My siblings and I always begged my dad, “faster daddy faster”. We loved sailing over the top of that road. Our mother however, didn’t share in our enthusiasm 😉

  7. Jeanne Epley Reply

    LOL! I used to love going on roads like that, we have one here and anytime I am on that road, “I enjoy flying over it!!” LOL LOVE this top and outfit. Now that is what I normally like to wear,.. Have a great Saturday!

  8. Love reading your blog every day. I, too, remember my dad driving a particular road with a hill that made my stomach do the somersault thing! My brother and sister and I loved it! Thanks for reminding me of a fun memory. Your stories often do that.

  9. We had a road like that when I was a kid and always begged Dad to go faster !!thanks so much for sharing- it brought back that sweet memory😊

  10. Hi, I am new to your blog and I so enjoy it. You are a fun woman and lovely as well. Thank you for great ideas of how to dress and places to get nice looking items at a good price.

  11. I loved this story today! During my childhood, we had a dirt road a few miles from my grandma’s house that had several large hills on it. That might not sound very interesting to some, but to a young Kansas youngster living on the flat prairie, it was an amazing find! Grandma would bundle a bunch of us grandkids in her car & she’d drive pretty fast down that dirt road – so fast that we nicknamed it “Rollercoaster Road.” I have fond memories of my sweet Grandma driving us up & down Rollercoater Road, just for fun! Thanks for rekindling that memory for me!

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