Fashion Flash Monday!

Fashion-Flash-logoI am so excited to be hosting Fashion Flash this week!  Its almost Valentines Day, one of my  favorite holidays.  Growing up, my parents made the holiday all about showing love to all   people in our  life– my beloved Uncle Bill,  my next door neighbor who  always  pulled  out a Hershey’s kiss from her worn leather purse and  my BFF  Peggy  who was at six, my loyal partner in crime. This week  all the Fashion Flash bloggers have Valentines Day fever and  I  know you will enjoy every post:

* Barbara of The Best of Everything After 50 wants every woman to find love again, no matter what her age!  Here are some of the best tips for getting back into the dating groove, straight from one of the country’s … Continue Reading…

Is Chocolate the New Health Food?

chocolateIts hard to miss the signs. The supermarket has shelves are packed with  red heart shaped candy  boxes, the bakery is offering  heart shaped cookies and  the drugstore card aisles   are overflowing with  rows of  red and white cards.  Valentines  Day is right around the corner– and Americans  will be spending more than one billion dollars on chocolate.

For more than 2000 years, chocolate has been viewed  as an aphrodisiac.  It was said the the Aztec ruler Montazuma would drink a big cup of hot  chocolate  before he paid a visit to his harem.  Centuries later scientists  confirmed  his choice of beverage actually identifying a chemical in chocolate ( phenylethylamine to be  technical) that promotes  feelings of attraction and arousal.

For much too long chocolate had been lumped into the “unhealthy” column  along with sugar and … Continue Reading…