Gadgets, Over 40, Weightloss

My Favorite Gadgets

Ask my coworker Toni and she will tell you I’m The Gadget Lady.  She nicknamed me this because I’m always buying some new little gadget that will make my life easier, I just can’t help myself.   And if you know me (or live in my building) you are aware I LOVE Amazon. I get almost daily deliveries. But it really is the easiest way to shop and often the least expensive. I also use Amazon Smile so a percentage of my purchases go to charity.  (So Cal Bulldog rescue is my choice.) This is the list of my top gadgets that I currently have and use regularly. ***scroll to the…

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Beauty, Childfree, Finances, instagram, Skincare

My Favorite Instagrams

If you can tell a lot about a person by the Instagram accounts they follow, then you will know this about me:  I love animals, pretty whimsical things, and skin care.  You can also guess I‘m into science, and think “kids are the worst”. Here are my top Instagram accounts that I to follow in no particular order. Ha Ha.  I totally have OCD, they’re in alphabetical order. And obviously don’t forget to follow ME on Instagram @whimsy&wisdom avec.possum Did you know opossums were so adorable?  I mean seriously, look at this Aww, those lil’ grabbies.  These opossums are rescues being fostered for release back into the wild.   bostonballet…

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Beauty, Haircare, Makeup, Skincare

Birchbox v Sephora Play!

Ahh… the subscription beauty box, it’s like each month is your birthday!  How fun is it to open your mailbox and find that little package has been delivered?  It really is the best way to try out new beauty products in a super affordable way.  But which box is better?  Let’s compare. Both Play! and Birchbox give you a somewhat personalized collection of five deluxe samples of haircare, skincare, perfume, and makeup products.  The deluxe sizes are about the same size as a travel size.  Also, both boxes cost about $10/month.  Any items you like you can find for sale on the Birchbox or Sephora website.  Upon joining each service…

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single, Weightloss

Single and Losing…

If you read my first post you know I’m single and still looking for my Prince Charming.  One of my steps to my goal of wifedom is to lose weight. Over the years it really does slowly creep up on you.  My friends and I have been taking part in a six month long weight loss challenge at work. Well, it’s over and I have gained 10 pounds!   WTH!!, it’s the exact opposite of what you’re supposed to do in a weight loss challenge! Sugar Sugar My Bestie was trying to help me figure out what the heck happened and how I gained ten pounds. I did give up sugar…

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Childfree, no kids, single

Childfree by Choice

wisdom: childfree

  This past Sunday I had the pleasure of attending what we call our “LA Lady Brunch”.   Truth be told, the first LA Lady Brunch is where I was encouraged to start this blog.  In attendance were seven childfree independent 40-ish women. All of us childfree by choice.  We were a mix of four bachelorettes, two divorcees, and one of us married. The conversation drifted to the fact that we are a forgotten demographic in pop culture and in society in general. You have shows about the single Mom and shows about single millennials looking for love, but where’s the Mary Tyler Moore of 2018?  We had Sex and…

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blogging, Finances, middle aged, no kids, Over 40, retirement, single

Welcome to the Whimsy & Wisdom blog!

I hope that you enjoy and get some wisdom from my blog.  Since we’re both new here, I thought I would introduce the blog a bit.  Of course like anything creative it is an organic entity, meaning it will grow quit possibly into something completely different from what I had originally planned on.  Life just works that way. You plant the seeds not knowing exactly what you will get, but rest assured whatever you get will bloom and flourish into something lovely. However, you don’t find those seeds to plant without digging in some dirt.  The seeds of my blog were discovered around the time my Mom decided to sell…

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blogging, Gen X, middle aged, no kids, Over 40, single


While I do have a Science blog (, I have recently been drawn to writing about other topics I like.  I’m a Girly girl after all, I love fashion and makeup and all the gadgets that make my life easier.  I like to think I’m the grown-up Elle Woods of Science, with an English Bulldog instead of a chihuahua. One day it suddenly dawned on me that I was creating a lifestyle blog.   Sigh…  Another lifestyle blog. Then I realized there are Mom blogs up the whazoo, Christian blogs, Vegan blogs, Millennial blogs, Gay blogs, even blogs about blogging! I‘m not writing about any of that. I’m an over 40,…

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