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About sunflowerswank

After working all of my life, I retired in June, 2011. I try to use my extra time to rest, exercise, paint my fingernails, play with my 9 cats, spend time with my husband, Al, and cook healthy and lower fat recipies for us to eat. I try to use as many fruits and vegetables in my menus as I can cram in, sometimes to the complaints of the hubs - LOL! I am also making over some of my old favorites to be heathier with more vegetables in them, and less fat.

More Gray with Leaves on my Fingernails

Almost all of my clothes are black, most of the rest of my clothes are grey, and I have a few red and/or white pieces just to brighten things up.  So I wanted to do a manicure that would be representative of … Continue reading

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Saving my Manicure with Gold French Tips

I’ve been so busy lately, I barely have time to sleep!  I did get a little time to polish all of my nails with OPI I Carol About You.  I love this bright purple polish, It’s so pretty, and it … Continue reading

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Natural – or NOT – with Glitter on my Fingernails

For some unknown reason, I wanted a more “natural” look on my fingernails, so I painted all of them with OPI Bubble Bath.  I really love this color, it’s a beautiful translucent pink that’s almost the same color as my … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Filoli, Part 3 – The Pulgas Water Temple

Filoli closes at 3:30 and our dinner reservations were at 5:00, so with the extra time, we went just a couple of miles down the road to the Pulgas Water Temple. This was constructed in 1938 to celebrate the arrival … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Filoli, Part 2 – The Gardens, Chapter 2

The tour took us all over the gardens.  We started with the sunken garden which has a reflecting pool which is home to a protected species of frog.  We could see the tadpoles swimming in the water. This is the … Continue reading

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Day Trip to Filoli, Part 2 – The Gardens, Chapter 1

After we toured the mansion, we went into the gardens.  There were wonderful spring bulbs blooming everywhere.  I love these white daffodils with pink centers. And this extremely fragrant arrangement. Gorgeous tulips in pots between the trees. More tulips with … Continue reading

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Chicken in Easy Mole Sauce

I occasionally get mole sauce in Mexican restaurants, when I’m feeling adventurous, and sometimes it’s good, and sometimes it’s not.  Sometimes it’s the same item in the same restaurant that’s good one time and not so much the next.  So … Continue reading

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