50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40Back to reality! I can’t believe that we were gone for such a long time. Now, it is hard to get back into the swing of things. I know that while we were there that we said we were going to make some changes to our routine. I think setting an alarm clock is going to be the first one. That is going to be closely followed by consuming more water and doing some form of exercise. I am always doing something else instead of taking care of myself. Since this is the only body I have, I guess I better start treating it a little better.50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40Joe has told me for years that I have a competitive streak a mile wide. So, one day he sent me a personality test to take. He laughed when he read the results and said it was dead-on! Here is my personality in a nutshell: scores indicate that she is achievement-oriented, competitive, and reasonably optimistic. The profile suggests that she strives toward excellence, and shows a strong work ethic. Her scores also show that she is highly competitive and will likely work hard to surpass the production of her peers. Finally, Tania Stephens is capable of maintaining an optimistic outlook, remaining certain of her success. That was the good stuff. The things I needed to work on was one or one relationship (because I get shy) and organization skills. Yep, I am not very well organized. Have you ever taken a personality test before? What were your results?

50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40Joe and I had been looking down at this area all week long but we weren’t sure where it was. We finally got smart and counted the floors down from where we were overlooking. This was the 4th-floor lobby. Joe has to go over and peck on the statue to see what it was made from. His best guess was, Brass.50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40Here was a picture looking back up from the 4th-floor. I can barely keep a plant alive, I just wondered how old some of these must be to have such long vines.50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40This was a complete shock to us. We had never looked up and had no idea this was what the ceiling looked like. It was beautiful and so vibrant.50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40Here is how I found it. Lol! I saw the reflection in the marble floor and looked up. I was like, “what!” “where did that come from?” By the way, these marble floors were in the bathroom on the floor, the walls, and the sink. All I could think about was, “I wonder if that stains?” 50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40I had no idea when I bought this dress where I would wear it. I loved the cute style and the stripes but I am not a huge fan of one shoulder items. I only got this because it was on sale and I thought I would just give it a try. The ruffles give it a romantic vibe and the one shoulder look gives it a sexy vibe. Either way, Joe loved it. The only thing that I didn’t like was the elastic was too tight around my arm.

50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40It was so pretty our last two nights in Cancun. There were a huge full moon and a nice breeze. The breeze was a small problem though when we were trying to take pictures. Lol! It just kept blowing up and smacking me in the face. 50 IS NOT OLD | BACK TO REALITY | FASHION OVER 40I really like this picture EXCEPT for the trash cans in the background. Lol!!! I told you that Joe could use some photography lessons. Hahaha! It is going to take me a day or two to get back into the swing of things and about the time I am back to normal…….I am headed off to Nashville for a day or two for a Rodan + FIelds 10 Year Anniversary party, For someone who never used to travel, I am sure on the go a lot here lately.

The winner of the FREE piece of Plunder Design jewelry from my giveaway the other day was Christine! I’ll be sending you an email soon.

By the way, this is my BIRTHDAY month, my Plunder 2nd-year anniversary, AND also my Rodan + Fields 2-year anniversary! Oh my goodness, can you say, “celebrating all month long!!!” It is MY birthday and anniversary month but you are going to be the beneficiaries.

PLUNDER DESIGN – When you make a 50.00 purchase (excluding taxes and shipping) you will receive a FREE piece of jewelry from me as a gift! Join me in the business of Plunder Design this month and I will gift you 2 pieces of jewelry. Go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens and hit the shop tab. Pick a party with my name on it and then have fun. I’ve got a huge new order for the new jewelry waiting on me when I get home and I’ll be showing it to you soon.

Rodan + Fields – When you make a purchase as a Preferred Customer this month I will be gifting you a FREE Full-Size Lip Renewing Serum! That is a value of 56.00!!! This offer is available to all new and existing preferred customers and this will be coming FROM me, this is not a gift from corporate. I absolutely LOVE R+F and I love being able to get it into everyone’s hands at the best price that I can. Help me celebrate this month by aging backward!!! Go to tstephens5.myrandf.com and go shopping. When you get ready to check out be sure to enroll as a Preferred Customer (if you are not already) in order to receive the free gift. Anyone who joins me in the business this month with one of the top two business kits will receive a FREE regimen of their choice. Check out the kits here. Don’t overthink this. The start is so small in comparison to a normal small business. Message me for details at fiftyisnotold@gmail.com.

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  1. Love your outfits while you have been on holiday. The location has been fabulous. Looking forward to possibly seeing more. Safe journey home

  2. Judy Stallings Reply

    Thanks for taking us on vacation with you. I read your blog the very first thing every morning!

  3. It is always hard to get back into routine after a vacation but I bet it also feels good to be home…it always does for me anyway…and then there’s the laundry!!! The beach area looks so beautiful against the night sky, even with the trash cans 😉

  4. Thank you for sharing your vacation with all of us. You’re such an inspiration.

  5. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and letting us enjoy your vacation vicariously! Your comment about the marble (“I wonder if that stains?”) made me laugh out loud!!! Love your humor, including the pics of your wayward ruffle and how you found the stained-glass ceiling!

  6. Charlcy Green Reply

    Ooh, that is a very stylin, sexy dress! You look amazing in that beautiful moonlit scene! Thanks for sharing your pics w us!

  7. I love those tests! Meyers-Briggs labels me a Defender. Defenders are usually nurses, elementary school teachers, or missionaries. HA! I’m exactly in the right line of work! The mantra that describes Defenders is, “If I can protect you, I will.” Oh, my heart. Ask my family and they will tell you this is exactly who I am.

    The best thing is that we are all different personality types! It makes us all so much more interesting!

    BTW…organizing is my mojo. I think it’s the teacher thing. We LOVE school/office supplies and ALL the pretty bins to put them in!

  8. Glad you had a wonderful trip– well deserved! That moonlight on the water is so gorgeous, too.

  9. Love the pictures. Beautiful lady in a beautiful setting. The moon overhead was georgous. So nice you and Joe enjoyed your trip. The dress is adorable and you look stunning. 💖

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