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I feel a little bit like Dorthy from the Wizard of Oz…”There’s no place like home!!!” We’ve been trying to adjust from our recent trip to Palm Springs, and it has been a challenge. We went from 114-degree weather to barely 60-degree weather, and the three-hour time change kicked us in the rear.

Joe swears he isn’t going to turn back the clock once the time changes in November. So, last night he said, “I think I’m going to be; it’s already after 10 o’clock.” I said, “it’s only a little after 9; you’re going to bed too early. He looked at his watch, and I could see he was getting ready to correct me, so I said, “well, that’s what time it will be in November.” Haha! I think he might have called me a few names, but I found it hilarious.

Be sure to scroll all the way to the end to hear about a couple of giveaways!

Fall is in the air

Are you ready for fall? Do you decorate for fall, Halloween, or Thanksgiving? When the kids were small, I decorated for Halloween with spiders, skeletons, spell books, and potion bottles. Ashleigh and Joseph are both born in October, so we had Halloween-themed birthday parties. Now, two of my grandchildren are October babies, so they have a big Halloween/Birthday celebration which is always a lot of fun.

This week, my DIL and I went shopping for some fall decorations at Target, Home Goods, and TJMaxx. This type of decor isn’t something that I sink a lot of money in, especially since I like to change it out every few years. Here is a tip when shopping at stores like Big Lots, Walmart, Target, TJMaxx, etc.; pick up the item and try to hold it against a plain background. Choose a wall or a solid color dress and look at the item. You’ll get a better idea of how the item will look in your home. If the item looks cheap, put it back, but if it looks nice against the solid background, it’ll look nice in your home.

Fall decorations can stay up until the Christmas tree comes out, so I like that I only have to decorate once. Kayla has small children, so she bought a few things for Halloween decor:

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Since I don’t have small children in the house, I bought fall decor:

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Here are the links that I could find; some aren’t on the websites.

Fashions That Arrived This Week

I came home from Palm Springs with packages up to my eyeballs. There are so many cute things I need to try on and take photos for you, but I’ve got to get other items shown first. So, here is an early preview so you can grab these before they sell out.

Hair Color

Over 40 Fashion Blogger, Tania Stephens is wearing a faux leather shacket with girlfriend jeans11

A lot of you have messaged me about my hair color. I’ve shared the formula on FB and IG, but I’ve never posted it here. So, today, I’m changing that.

Roots and {foiled in}lowlites- Redken Color Fusion 6na mixed with equal parts 15 volume (mix 10 and 20 together)
Highlights {foiled in} – Joico Blonde Life lightening powder mixed with equal parts 20 volume
Toner- Redken Shades EQ 10p mixed with equal parts developer

This is gibberish to me, but I’m sure your hairdresser would understand all of this.

Giveaways and Skincare

Last week I announced the winner of my mini regimen giveaway, but so far, Susan Vilardo hasn’t responded to my emails. I’ve messaged her again and will give her a few more days, but if I don’t hear from her soon, I’ll do another drawing.

Kate Spade Earrings

Today, I’m giving away a pair of Kate Spade Stud earrings. To enter into the drawing for the earrings, leave a comment on today’s post.


I was thrilled to see so many of you take the Solutions Tool to analyze your skin. That’s a pretty cool tool! Here is what the tool said about my skin.

Solutions Tool

It looks like I need to work on my dull skin, dark circles, and uneven skintone. It has been a while since I used the Reverse Regimen that addresses those issues, so I’m going to start incorporating it back into my morning routine.

This week I’m going to give away a Reverse Mini Regimen, so if you have these issues too, then you would be eligible to win. I get a copy of your Solutions Tool results and will pick a winner from those that get the Reverse Regimen recommendation.

Right now is a fantastic time to try Rodan and Fields since I’ll be reimbursing your one-time PC Enrollment fee of 19.95, and R+F is giving you an EXTRA 15% off

once you become my Preferred Customer. You will always receive 10% off your order, Free Shipping, and a FREE $50 gift with a second purchase as my PC.
If you know people who would love these products, then shoot me an email at taniastephens12@gmail.com. I’ll show you how to share the Solutions Tool with your friends and earn an extra stream of income. It is fun helping women with their skincare needs and getting extra cash as a bonus.
Here are a few examples of why you want to take advantage of this offer:
Lash Boost – Retail Price – $155, PC Price – $139, PC Price for New PC – $118.15
Redefine Regimen – Retail Price – $220, PC Price – $197, PC Price for New PC – $167.44
Total RF Serum – Retail Price – $175, PC Price – $157, PC Price for New PC – $133.45
Redefine Multi-Function Eye Cream – Retail Price – $70, PC Price – $63, PC Price for New PC – $53.55
You can also choose to break your payment into 4 interest-free payments by choosing Klarna.
  • Buy what you love and split the cost. It’s easy and interest-free.
  • Add item(s) to your cart
  • Go to checkout and choose Klarna
  • Enter your debit or credit card information
  • Your first payment is taken when the order is processed, and the remaining 3 are automatically taken every two weeks

Whew! It looks like I have a lot of Behind The Scenes stuff going on. Lol! I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and don’t forget to enter these two giveaways.

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To GOD Goes The Glory!

Verse Of The Day

John 10:11

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

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  1. I enjoy staying classic and fashionably dressed for each season. I appreciate all the fashion and ideas to pull the looks together while staying on top of current fashions. Thanks so very much!

  2. I love decorating for Fall. October is my favorite month. It’s both my husband and my birthday, plus our anniversary. Sometimes, I do wish it could be stretched out some. I love your hair color, thank you for sharing!

  3. I recently saw your Facebook post and really enjoyed reading 50isnotold.com
    Actually I just turned 65 but a young 65.
    I’ve decided age cannot define who we are.
    I look forward to reading your posts daily.

  4. I love your posts and that you’re a person who loves to share your faith! If we lived closer, we’d be shopping/talking/church buddies! Thank you for all you do and share ❤️

  5. No littles here, so I skip Halloween and decorate for Fall. I have a primitive/colonial style home so use simple decor, leaves, pinecone, burlap etc. I’m ready for our very hot, very dry Ohio summer to end!!

  6. Tania,
    I so love the fact that you show yourself as a very “real” Woman of God! You are such an inspiration! Thank you!
    Keep Smiling, ’cause Jesus loves YOU, and so do I!! 🙂

  7. Thoroughly enjoy your blog. 🌼
    From VA, lived in KS 30 years and that’s “home”—Wizard of Oz 😉
    Now in Texas and missing my fall and winter seasons. 🙃
    Glad y’all enjoyed Palm Springs. 🌞

  8. I look forward to reading your post everyday. It is a bright and relaxing time at the end of the day for me. I was so excited that I got the dress from Kohl’s the other day, it is great! (it just came in)
    Love the earrings too. 🙂

  9. Tania, I am so addicted to your fashion ideas, makeup and home decorating options. You make being over 50 fun.Thank you also for being a lady of faith and family. My shopping list grows with ideas from your site daily.

  10. I reach for my laptop every morning with my first cup of coffee to see what you share with us fellow followers! I would love to win a pair of Kate Spade earrings! Over 50 and feeling spiffy! I love your style! xoxoxoxoxoxo
    Kathy in Iowa

  11. Hi Everyone! I’m a new subscriber and have been enjoying all of the posts, especially the fashion and decorating. I’m new to the skincare stuff, will look into it. I’m also going to share this website with my sisters, I know they will want to see it. Thanks Tania, you are doing a good job here!

  12. I love fall decorations! (not so much Halloween). Although I like the warmer weather, I’m ready for boots and sweaters and anything below 70 degrees means it’s time, lol!

  13. Fall is my favorite season of the year, so I enjoy decorating with pumpkins, leaves, Indian corn, etc. I’m not really a fan of Halloween decorations though. I look forward to cooler temperatures for layering sweaters, flannel sheets and cozy throws. I try to add warm scents in my home, cinnamon, clove, apples and oranges.

  14. I too only put out fall decorations since we are empty nesters. I am more then ready for boots, sweaters and firepits. We must deal with the time difference as well as our kids still live in Arizona and we are in South Carolina. Hope you have rested up.

  15. So glad you posted affordable looks from Walmart. I will be giving them a try. Always fun to have a new product. I love a cream blush that is versatile! Thank you for sharing your looks, home and life with us! Coffee and Tania my mornings!

  16. “Home again, home again, jiggity jog” is something my mother used to say. She passed away in 2007. Thank you for bringing back that memory for me, even if it was no longer than it took to read the heading of your post.

  17. I love decorating for fall. Ross and Marshall’s are my go-to places to purchase home decor. There’s no guilt because their prices are so reasonable. Your decorations look great! Love that pumpkin pillow!

  18. I only decorate for fall these days and not Halloween. Looking forward to you showing what arrived in the packages.

  19. I love your fall decor! I have yet to put out my fall decorations for this year – maybe later this week, despite the 90 degree temps in the forecast…

    The Banana Republic pocket sweater comes in a gorgeous green. I think I’ll add that to my closet!

  20. I look forward to your Sunday posts. This one hit home today, I often let fear take hold of me and avoid a prompting to help someone. I need to step outside of myself and do more good.

  21. It’s funny I just took the R&F quiz and I was surprised it said I should use reverse. The Redefine regimen has taken care of the lines around my mouth but I’m willing to give Reverse a try. So far I have really liked R&F.
    I understand how you feel about the time change when I lived there I had a son living in California and when I visited it was hard to deal with the time change.

  22. I love decorating for the Fall! Pumpkins, displays of fall leaves, and baskets with blanket throws in deep, rich autumn tones are the heralds of the season for us. I’ll put out a few Halloween items but not so much as when my kids were young. Just love this time of year.

  23. I’m with you Tania, it’s fun to travel but always good to come home. Our nights in Oklahoma are cooling but day temps are still too warm for fall layers. Following your advice wearing fall colors but still dressing for the heat here. Love your fall decorations!🍁🍂

  24. I enjoy reading your blog everyday. Love hearing about your family. I have bought several items over the years that you modeled. In addition to Appleseeds and all the other stores that I buy from, I also like NorthStyle and Chadwick’s. They are great companies and I love their clothes. Thanks for all you do to keep the blog going.

  25. I like to start putting Fall decorations out on September 1… and usually can’t stand it and start on August 31. Add a few Halloween things in October, Thanksgiving things in November…then the big guns come out December 1.

  26. I also have dull, dry skin with uneven skin tone and deep under eye circles even tho the tool didn’t pick up all that very well. Thanks for all your great clothing inspiration and sale info!

  27. I love your fall decor! I live in the Florida Panhandle and praying for a little cooler weather, it’s in the 90’s today. Have a beautiful day!

  28. Love the fall decor- especially those gorgeous pillows. The plaid blouse with the ruffle neckline is so different! Cute!

  29. I am trying to hold off on fall decor until the very end of September.
    I mix Halloween and fall. Leave my pumpkins and florals out until the day after Thanksgiving.
    Did put a beautiful mum on my porch today.

  30. I have decorated a little bit for Fall, with the bulk of the decor being on our front porch in the red wagon I had as a child (I’m 65 now, so it’s ancient). I will decorate for Christmas mid to late Oct. because we are deer hunters and we want the decorating done sooner than later.

  31. Like your decorations. I am trying to get motivated. We are still hot , at 90 degrees, sigh. I did put up fall wreath on door, and pumpkin on bench.

    1. Jan, when we bought our house, we bought the furniture with it because we haven’t sold out house in Grundy. The red chairs came from the previous owners, and I came find any tags on them. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  32. Enjoy reading your posts! I like decorating for Fall with a little Halloween thrown in for the grandkids! It’s very sweet of you to share your color formula!

  33. I decorate for fall and then after my son’s birthday on October 3, I add some Halloween decorations. After Halloween, I switch to a Thanksgiving overlay. My son will be 39 this year, but I still wait until after his birthday. 😂😂

  34. This post has inspired me to start decorating for fall. And I may have to get a few new items! Thank you for ending each of your posts with a word from the Lord.

  35. I no longer decorate for Halloween and instead just focus on fall. I can’t say enough about how nice big lots and Walmart seasonal decor are! I do like the plaid blouse you pictured it looks beautiful for fall. Can’t wait to see it styled.

    1. Same. I skip anything “dark” (witches, ghosts, blood, monsters, skeletons), and enjoy the beauty of autumn! There is SO much beauty this time of the year!

  36. I do minimal decorations for holidays. I add some in with my normal ones. Now that my grandkids are here again I’m adding more. They make it fun. Also their mom’s birthday is Halloween.

  37. I enjoy your blog so much. I appreciate that you share a variety of price points as well as a variety of useful topics!

  38. I actually started fall decorating last week. I’m trying hard to get into fall mode even though the weather here feels still like summer. It’s been in the high 90’s. Even next week it will be mostly high 96’s and 97’s. Looking forward to the 60’s!! Have a great weekend!! Thanks for all the great outfits and beauty tips!!

  39. I love decorating for fall. I have been adding white pumpkins and more organic looking items, so I love the sea grass pumpkin you shared.

  40. Love that you’re getting ready for fall, that’s been in the back of my mind and you’ve now inspired me to get going on it! Thanks for the great content, I especially love your Sunday posts❤️

  41. I too decorate for fall but throw in a few Halloween 🎃 decorations for the grandkids that I remove on Nov. 1st. They usually help me with the Halloween decorations and they love it!

  42. Ok, after your post today, I’m ready to hit Maxx for some fun deco! I’m loving the rich colors.
    I’d love a pair of Kate Spade’s too ❤️

  43. Hi Tania, I love your post & look forward to seeing your blog everyday. I shopped at Chico’s store the other day. I love their clothes thanks to your post.😊. I would love to win the Kate Spade earring. Many blessing to you & your wonderful blog. You’re a inspiration to me. Many thanks! Lori

  44. I love your blog & look forward to reading it every morning. Such timely tips for women our age!!
    I also enjoy the bible verses & the inspiration you send each week. Keep it up!!

  45. I just joined you and love everything you share with us. Can’t wait to see what you are going share each day. Thank you for your hard work, I can see how much you enjoy it.
    Blessings always.

  46. I enjoy reading your posts everyday. But I absolutely love the Bible verses at the end the most. ❤️ Sisters in Christ!

  47. I love the fox sweater from Loft that you thumbnailed for us. I also liked seeing the fall and Halloween decor you pictured. Thanks for brightening my day.

  48. Good Morning,

    Thank you for inspiring me to dig out the fall decor!
    Love your blog and especially appreciate the Biblical quote.
    Oh Kate Spade!

    Thank you!

  49. Love your posts! All of them: fashion, home and especially your Sunday ones! Sometime ago, I unsubscribed from all fashion emails, except yours!! Blessings to you girl!!

  50. Love the fall looks! I too decorate for fall and I’m good till Christmas decorating time. Some are not aware that TJMAXX has an online store… really good for those without a store nearby.

  51. Love love love fall decorating! Inside and out! Just bought cornstalks yesterday! TJ & Aldis are my favorite for getting decor good buys! Aldis has the best seasonal signs! Just bought one last week! September thru November fall decor looks good.
    I use minimal Halloween decor since it is short lived.

  52. Fall is my favorite time of year to redecorate my home…there’s something about those warm colors that just makes me and my home feel GOOD! Love your choices……gotta get to home goods!

  53. Love to decorate for Fall even though it still is very warm here in Ontario! Love all your posts even though we cannot shop in most of of the online stores you promote, it’s still great to get up to date ideas!

  54. Thank you for this blog. I enjoy reading it every morning with my coffee before I get started on my day. My husband is not so happy with you as a result of my increased shopping. Lol

  55. My Halloween decorations are already up – despite the 100 degree temps in So. Cal. Fake it till you make it! 🎃👻

  56. Love, love all of the home decor items you shared! I’m inspiring to start decorating. Style question for you: are animal prints and tie-dyed clothes/accessories here to stay?

  57. I really enjoyed your blog today. I like the classy fall items you bought for your home. I also like the cute ones that your DIL bought too. I have a few fall items out but basically I am home decorating challenged.

  58. Love your pumpkin pillows! I need to get in gear and pull out the fall decor, it’s hard since it’s still in the nineties in Texas!

  59. As my kids got older I also changed over from Halloween to Fall decorating. I can put it out sooner and leave it up longer. 🍎🍂🍁

  60. I love fall and fall decor. The pumpkins with texture are a favorite of mine but I’m always afraid I have too many. You linked some really cute ones. They are calling out to my addiction! Enjoy your weekend!

  61. Love your choices of stores.. I joined the blog because of the scriptures you post. You will be blessed highly for doing this.

  62. I look forward to reading your posts every morning. It helps that we are about the same size, except I’m a bit shorter. I love your quotes from the Bible too!

  63. Love the fall decor. It’s still warm here in Kanas, but I am ready to decorate for fall. It’s my favorite time of the year!

  64. Love your fall decorations. Still in the 90’s here, so hard to get into the fall decorating mode. I am going to an outdoor festival/market today, so maybe I can find something fall to start the season!

  65. I love Fall but not crazy about what comes after the Fall season. The older I get the less I like winter! I need to get moving on my Fall decorating. I also do a very small amount of Halloween since my grandkids are all older now. But I do love the cozy warmth of Fall decor. Enjoy your weekend Tania!

  66. I love to get out the fall decorations! You can change the whole feel of the house with pillows, throws and some well placed pumpkins and leaves! Love the items you found!!

  67. I look forward to each and everyone of your posts! I am always in the need of new ideas for clothing and home, thank you!

  68. Wow! So much info in this post! Loved the Fall decor and the Fall fashions. Can’t wait to see the try-on!
    Would love to win too! Haha

  69. I love your fall decor, and even the Halloween things! I have a few items that would now be considered antiques since I’ve had them since my kids were ‘kids’! (They are now 32 and 28!) I just can’t bring myself to replace them, but perhaps one of those beautiful fabric pumpkins??? 🙂

  70. Looks like you picked some really cute fall decor.
    Traveling can be hard when you change time zones. Hope Joe gets his time zones in alignment. LOL!

  71. It looks like I need to work on my dull skin, dark circles, and uneven skin tone. I would love to try the Reverse Regimen and the lash boost!
    I am 67, getting divorced and look forward to your blog every morning!
    #1 Fan- Kathy Elliott

  72. I’m really enjoying your blog. You and I are not exactly the same clothing style, but eat enough. I’m new to online shopping, so have found your blog so helpful. The things I’ve ordered based on your styling photos have all worked wonderfully. And I really appreciate when you show styles that are more frugally priced, like form Kohls or good sales! God bless you and your family!

  73. I love the fall items you purchased ! I need some new things so I will be looking this week.
    Please enter me in the drawing for the earrings.
    Thank you !

  74. I love todays post. 💕 I receive your post daily and enjoy the clothes you you choose but today is a treat. I would love to see more decorating tips from you.

  75. I look forward to your post every day.
    I love all the fall stuff you showed today. I can’t wait to go shopping for my new house.

    Seems like my friend who also gets your emails order something that you show.