Red – Valentines Day & Heart Health Month

50 Is Not Old | Valentines Day & Heart HealthFebruary is a month when everyone thinks of the color red. Most of the time we think of Valentine’s Day when we think of the month of February. Valentines from a loved one, chocolates, roses, and the little candy hearts with the cute sayings, are all a huge part of Valentine’s Day. I am going to be wearing red all week long to celebrate Valentines Day & Heart Health Month. Probably not all red, but there will be red somewhere in the outfit.50 Is Not Old | Valentines Day & Heart Health

Before we talk about Valentine’s Day, I want to spend just a few minutes talking about your heart. Not the perfectly drawn red heart you see on Hallmark cards, but the one that beats inside your chest, and circulates blood through your body. According to, heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths in women. That is approximately one woman every minute!

A very good friend, and co-worker, just had a quadruple bypass this past Tuesday. She just turned 50, is a non-smoker, a non-drinker, and is not over-weight. In other words, she LOOKS perfectly healthy. Heart disease does run in her family, so she got checked out.

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

  • Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.
  • Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.
  • Shortness of breath, with or without chest discomfort.
  • Other signs such as breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or light-headedness.

As with men, the most common heart attack symptom in women is chest pain or discomfort. But it’s important to note that women are more likely to experience the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain.

If you experience any of those symptoms, please go to your doctor. My mother gave me some great advice, “Always error on the side of safety.”  Be sure to check out the website for more information50 Is Not Old | Valentines Day & Heart Health

Now, let’s move on to Valentines Day. How do you celebrate with your honey-bunny? I will probably cook a nice dinner. We had a wonderful meal at Benihana’s while we were in Orlando. It was a sesame crusted tuna meal with a vinegar sauce. I am going to try to replicate that meal to surprise him. If any of you have a recipe, please let me know. I also bought me a purse (they had to ship it to me) from him, another surprise. Hahaha50 Is Not Old | Valentines Day & Heart Health

I am going to ask you gurls for a favor. There is a little girl in my community that was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis at the age of 2 months. She is now in first grade, and a darling little girl. Our community has started a “Love To Mattie” campaign and is asking for all the businesses to hang a red ribbon on their business to show support. They are also asking for valentines to be sent to Mattie as a surprise. This is where you come in. I think she would be thrilled to receive cards, notes, etc. from all over the world. Her mother is a local veterinarian in town, and Mattie has inherited her love of animals, so a note from your doggie or kitty would be cute. Here is what is on the Love To Mattie FaceBook page.

What Can Adults Do to Help?

First of all…please keep Mattie and her family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Please mail all of your cards and donations to: “Love to Mattie”, P. O. Box 71, Maxie, Virginia 24628 before February 26, 2016. If you would like to send a donation or card to help Mattie, please see the donation options below. All donations go directly to assist in Mattie’s medical care.
Checks: Make all checks payable to Mattie Rasnake Health Fund. This fund is used only to pay Mattie’s medical expenses.
Online Donations: Donations may also be submitted here
Cash: All cards will remain sealed and opened by Mattie’s parents. Cash will be collected from the cards and deposited into her Health Fund.

I thought about you gurls while I was in Orlando. My 5 month anniversary of my blog was Sunday, the 6th, so I picked up a little something from the Vera Bradley store for this months giveaway. To enter the giveaway for the Jazzy Blooms tote, send a valentine to little Mattie and leave a comment below.DSC_0033DSC_0034








50 Is Not Old | Valentines Day & Heart HealthI am teaming up today with Ana from Mrs. American Made. We are doing a joint post on the color red. Ana is from the East coast, petite, and a brunette. She is also incredibly beautiful and has a great fashion sense. Reading labels is important to her, not just for food, but in her clothing. After moving to Boulder Colorado, she has made a commitment to only wear clothing “Made In USA.” Please go and check out her blog.

Cardigan – White House Black Market –  Similar, Similar,   Pants – Express – Similar, Similar, Statement Necklace – Stella & Dot Plume Feather Necklace, Similar,  Bracelet – Stella & Dot Pave Crystal & Gold Link Bracelet, Similar

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  1. I am a firm beleiver in being proactive in one’s health. With EDS I have to go to the cardiologist as I need to each year. Thank you for bringing this to the attention in your post. I also love your outfit, and I have worn the same color combo, as it is a fav. Black red and white, classic! The pants are a great pattern and red is a wonderful color on you.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  2. I’m catching up on your blog tonight. Love your outfits but love your writing even more. You come across like a dear friend just having a chat over a cup of coffee. Very real and approachable. Can hardly believe you’ve only been doing this for 5 months. Keep blogging. Prayers going up for little Miss Mattie as well as your friend who just had the bypass. Happy Valentines Day!

  3. I really like your outfit, I have enjoyed reading your blog and looking at all of your different style combos that you share with your followers. Thanks and I hope you enjoy your Valentine’s day!

  4. I love those pants! Happy Valentine’s Day to all!

  5. I love to get your post each morning. I love your style and your humor. Keep it up!

  6. Such a sweet gesture for this little girl. Can’t imagine the smiles when she is receives her volume of valentines!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful opportunity and your fashion sense!!
    Happy Valentine’s Day and enjoy your strawberries ; )

  7. April Carr says:

    Such a cute outfit and I would love to win the Vera bag 🙂

  8. I just love you and your style!! I just turned 55 (a young 55). I do not like to dress frumpy and I can’t stand when people make the comment “but you are 55!” I’m so happy that I found your blog, have a wonderful weekend….happy Valentine’s Day!!

    1. Tell them Tania said you could dress any way you wanted. Hahaha

  9. Love the whole outfit – very classy!

  10. Lovely outfit! I love this combination of colors 🙂

  11. I think it is so important that you talk about heart health in your post. That is something I need to be working on….making my heart healthy. My prayers go out and up for the little girl. Blessings to you!

  12. Love this outfit! Perfect for work!

  13. Will send a valentine to Maddie. My son has the same disease. You look great.

  14. I am so happy I found your blogs through Pinterest! You have inspired me to take a better look at my wardrobe and myself. I just turned 54 last week and really needed to boost my self esteem, since I work with a lot of younger ladies who like to rub it in. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your outfits and humor. My card and donation is in the mail to Maddie. Keep up the blog and info, because you are inspiring us. By the way…The Vera Tote sure would be nice to add to my wardrobe 🙂

  15. Such a classic look!

    Sending a card to Maddie from the Deep South–Louisiana!

  16. I’m really enjoying your blog! Your outfits are so colorful and fun, you certainly have the knack for pulling it all together. My closet is full of similar items to yours so I’ve started trying to put things together by “copying” your style! In addition to your fashion advice, I like your life lesson or message in each post, sometimes it’s simple, other times it’s serious (go red for heart disease and help for little Maddie) keep up the good work!

  17. Joan kirk says:

    I enjoy this blog so much. Love your style and live the Vera Bradley bag.

  18. Love your style and so glad I found you!

  19. Love this classic look!

  20. Love those windowpane pants!

  21. I just discovered your blog and I am loving it! I am just about at the end of breast cancer recovery and looking forward to getting back to life and getting dressed again! You are giving me so much inspiration! Keep doing what you do!

  22. Love this look — quite classic and classy.

  23. Really like this outfit. Very classy and it looks good on you. Thanks for all the great info on women’s heart health.

  24. I like the red sweater! Will be sending a card off to Mattie!

  25. Mary White says:

    Love your outfit. Such a sweet idea for Mattie. I would love to send her a card.

  26. I found you blog only a few weeks ago, and I’m glad I did! You are such a cutie! Your outfits are so classy! I would love to be entered to win the bag! Have a great day! Xoxoxo, Lana?

  27. Red is my favorite color. I wear it every chance I get! I like the window pane pants. I’ve always been a little hesitant to wear pants with a print or design, but I have expanded my wardrobe a little bit with some summer capris and pants with a print.

  28. You look so sharp in that outfit.

  29. Hi Tania! I’m loving this outfit! I just recently purchased a pair of black and white pixie pants from Old Navy, now you have me thinking….lol….wonderful that you are sharing Mattie’s story! Love how your blog is inspiring so many people!

  30. Hi Tania! I have to tease you a bit. I almost skipped your post today because I saw the snowman hanging behind you and thought it was an older post. Ha! I had to laugh I checked the date and saw it was today’s post. Will you be putting back the “S” soon? I think I remember you saying you were sprucing it up a bit. Can’t wait to see it! Teasing aside, you look great today, as usual!!

  31. Henrietta says:

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your outfit! You look wonderful in it too! Gotta find some of those pants. Thanks for the inspiration.

  32. I love your outfit…so cute! I also love your kind heart. Thank you for sharing about Mattie. This is what life is all about – helping each other along the way! Blessings!

  33. Very nice outfit again today. I’m always glad to see the Red Dress heart info particular to women. Great reminders we all need. Thanks! – Prayers for little Mattie! – One of my fav Vera Bradley patterns! – I enjoyed today’s post Tania.??

  34. I love red and navy and I am so happy for a few days to indulge in red! Thank you for connecting to Mrs. American Made. Looking forward to your outfits each day. I am giving goodie bags with chocolates to the gals in my Bible Study and we have a party on Friday for 5 couples in our church so I have to figure out what I am wearing. We are playing a version of the Newlywed Game and I am trying to figure out what to call it since we all have been married for many years. Tania, you are good at this kind of thing—what do I call this game? Oldies but Goodies?

  35. Christine says:

    I will be sending Maddie a Valentine from the. Great white north. Love your blog and I love love love Vera Bradley purses and accessories!

  36. Cards are a great way to brighten someone’s day. I will send mine off to Mattie this week. ❤️

  37. Bernadine says:

    Love your outfit . Great for work. What I love most about your blog is it isn’t just always about fashion. Keep on blogging!
    P. S. I keep forwarding your blog to those I know; 1st to promote you and 2nd to chit chat with others verbally about your outfits and you!

  38. I enjoy checking out your daily blog. Love the outfit! You are a beautiful woman inside and out. Will be getting a card out to Mattie asap.

  39. I LOVE those ‘window pane’ pants! Such a smart look paired with red. Also I LOVE the focus on heart disease and supporting little Mattie~ I will have to send her a Valentine from my lil’ poodle Scooter! He always makes everyone he meets smile 🙂

  40. The necklace looks stunning with the outfit–really pulls everything together.

  41. Love your blog!! Your hair is awesome! Thank you so much for taking your time everyday for us! My card and donation is in the mail!!

  42. I like the outfit a lot. You look very nice in red. I am really enjoying your blog and I hope it grows for you. I have shared it with others. I love that the clothes you wear are in everyone’s price range and you often shop your own wardrobe. Have a great valentines day!

  43. You always look so nice?

  44. Very thankful I found your blog through a Pinterest search for modern clothes for the over 50 set. I want to look fashionable, but not like my middle school students! I would love to keep the Jazzy Blooms items for me, but will use them as an Auction item to raise money for my school’s Relay for Life team.