Hope everyone had a superb week. The midlife outlook is still the same here and I am happy to report no catastrophes came to pass, thank the Lord.  The job search is ongoing and in the name of extra income, I agreed to a bit of wishful window browsing.  Java won’t be hosting the Follow Friday this week as such my top five picks came from a previous week. However, before I share my top five midlife blogs, I have a question for you all.


oakley grape juice retro sunglasses

What you think of a midlife redhead wearing purple shades?

We talk about being as young as we feel. Oh my gosh I would sooo love to own these Oakley Sunglasses! Definitely 70s, these glasses are totally me. The description reads, “A little new wave and a little old school, FRINGE is designed for the young and the young at heart. A modern version of the cat eye shape, these are the sunglasses for girls who want to have fun. Fresh and cool, they’re the perfect companions for a day in the sun. “New wave and old school works right?


I live in SW Florida where the sun is brutal and as a result never leave the house without sunscreen. Lord knows I do not need another wrinkle. Besides the aging, the Big C runs deep in my family and those UV rays are cancer waiting to happen. Did you know the eyes could sustain great damage from UV rays?

“Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the number one cause of skin cancer, but UV light from tanning beds is just as harmful. Exposure to sunlight during the winter months puts you at the same risk as exposure during the summertime.

UV radiation increases your odds of getting cataracts, have been linked to macular degeneration, a treatable, but incurable disease a part of the retina that is vital for sharp vision.

Other UV-related eye problems include pterygium and pingueculum, both tissue conditions related to the white of the eye.

Sunlight that bounces off highly reflective surfaces such as snow, water, sand, or pavement can be especially dangerous.


Oakley is a well-made brand of sunglasses. They claim the lens material filters out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm. First-rate protection along with fashion comes with a price I know. You can bet, as soon the job hunt has successfully ended I will be looking to pick up a pair of Oakley Sunglasses.


Enough about my sunglasses, here are the top five over 40 blog picks for this week. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did!


1 – New adventures 2011 – The title says it all! Deb is a lifelong learner exploring new adventures after 32 years as an educator and the author of this exciting lifestyle blog.

2- Tootsie Time – Glenda, aka Tootsie, is a mother of three who lives and gardens in Central Alberta Canada. Here you will find everything about gardening.

3 –No Filter Mom – Debbie is a 40-something in New Jersey whose lifestyle blog is focused on reading and family life.

4-Apron Senorita – Yoli is a Christian single mother from Texas with two teen kids that are her joy and inspiration. Outside of her full-time career, she owns an apron etsy shop. Her lifestyle blog is a compilation of creative anecdotes and beautiful photos.

5- Maybe It’s Just Me –  A lifestyle blog focused on everyday experiences. Andrea says, “Many times during the course of my day I think ‘hmmm…this would be funny if it was happening to someone else’, so here I am, in hopes of bringing a smile!”


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