Inspiring at Any Age!


IMG_6140I haven’t had much time lately to take a breath let alone drift off into my own imagination and write, but I did find the time to watch this inspiring video about “Fabulous Fashionistas.” It was worth watching and I could relate to each one of these Fabulous women in one way or another!

I have never really had a sense of style. I like classic black or odds’n ends which don’t really match but I like the pieces individually. As a young girl I just wore what I liked, didn’t really think about if they went together. I care not if anyone likes how I put myself together and get ‘the look’ from my daughter regularly. The hardest part of getting dressed for me is finding a shoe that fits, not size just type. This picture cracks me up because I get it! See Jordan, the shoes can be clunky and work! Hey Granny, nice boots! The hair…debatable but again funky, not beige! I will no doubt be sport’n long grey locks at some point in my later years.

This TV Documentary on BBC features six women of advanced years (<~~~~their average age is 80 ~HA!) who share a love for style and a “screw that” attitude! I don’t share a love for style but sign me up for the “screw that” attitude! Ya gotta love women who become more feisty with age! I love all of these women and their desire to keep going at every age, with no plastic surgery or botox!

Check out the vid ladies…

Tracy signiture


Real Women

I want to talk about Real Women! I came across the profile pics of Teri Hatcher fresh out of the bath. She was proving a point that not all celebrities get Plastic Surgery or Botox, lighting is crucial to a great photograph. She was showing the world that she has character lines regardless of what ‘they’ say. We all know who ‘they’ are so I am not even going to give ‘them’ credit for being ‘they’.

I met Teri Hatcher back in the 80’s when she had a part on MacGyver and she was just as beautiful then as she is now. She is a Real Woman. I liked her immediately and have watched her throughout the years and have noticed that she is aging gracefully.

On Desperate Housewives she is never the one with the forehead that looked like a freshly Zambonied ice rink. It’s distracting to watch someone talk and react from an actors point of view and see no emotion! I love when real women stand up and use their voices, it shows confidence in who they are, which is more than skin deep.

I tuned into Millionaire Matchmaker about two weeks ago to see what it was all about, Millionaire Shauna Raisch was the one looking for love, really good looking young hot love to be exact. Who isn’t but lets get real! She owned a spa and was in great shape. The more the interview process went on the more I realized that parts of her face didn’t move as she talked, she was either paralyzed with fear, the freezing hadn’t come out from a root canal or she had a lot of work done. I guess when you are the owner of a spa sometimes it’s hard to stop! It would be like a skinny cupcake store owner, or hair stylist who never changed their hair, you’d question what they were selling if they didn’t partake in it themselves. Shauna was a ‘superficialist’ (appearing to be true or real only until being examined more closely) according to Patti Stange host of the show.

If I look deeper it’s not the work done that bothers me, it’s the frame of mind your in before doing it. It’s important to know why and that regardless of what you do have done, you are still the same age going in as you are coming out. That doesn’t change. It’s when it becomes an obsession, that the balance goes out and the dominos start to tip.

I sway back and forth on this subject. I have always said I wouldn’t do anything that involved a knife, but I am heading in the direction that I would think about filling a few lines with epoxy. I know that’s not the real word but you get what I’m saying. About 5 years ago my doctors office started to do Restylane, that’s the correct word, and asked if I would like a free session which was about a $500.00 value. Free or Guinea Pig? He showed me the lines he would fill in and it didn’t make sense to me. He wanted to fill in my dimples and laugh lines. I said no but thanks? In a few years I might be persuaded to get between my brow done but I’m not quite there, give me a couple more years of ‘the face’ (furrowed brow) and I might be game! This photo is what ‘the face’ would look like with Botox. Scott thought it would be funny to erase my hair line to make my forehead look huge, it’s funny how it fits perfectly for this post now, never delete pictures!

We did a photo session with Cathy Empey who is amazing at her craft. I had to get real with myself after that session. I will only speak for myself, there were a few photo’s that I cringed at, not anything to do with Cathy, but my perception of my body. I’ve let it go now but it was a challenge. After coming to terms with the fact that I look pretty good for a 40 something Mother of two, I suntanned on the wharf with Bonnie in my bikini not having a care in the world at who saw me. (that’s not entirely true I would have dove for a towel had a real handsome man shown up in his boat)

So ladies, would you have plastic surgery, botox or restylane? I would love to hear from our Male Energy on this topic too! Please remember that this photo has been photoshopped and my hairline was set back a tad!  lol


What Can We Believe Anymore?


Don’t believe everything you see or hear!  If we could actually do this we would eliminate gossip and rumors.  Unless I am standing right in front of someone looking deep into the windows of their soul I personally don’t believe everything I see or hear.  If I wasn’t there to see it happen, chances are it didn’t.  In regards to what we see, computers and photo shop can make pictures into what ever we desire.  It’s hard to determine sometimes what’s real and what’s not.  Keep in mind that these photo’s have been altered with an amateur hand.  Imagine what could be done if you knew what you were doing!

Here are a few examples of not believing everything you see.

Taylor & TracyIn the first photo I am with the handsome and uber sexy Taylor Kitsch from Friday Night Lights & X-men.  You have to agree we make a great couple!  I agree it’s bordering on the line of being creepy that I even entertained the thought of creating this photo but it was all in the name of research.  (cough) I have limited skills when it comes to photo shop but just imagine the possibilities if you did have the knowledge.


Next photo is of Bonnie and I on the beach just last week.  Well maybe not last week but we did look like this in our twenties and thirties and still could if we realllly wanted to.  Victoria secret models, Thank you for the use of your incredible bodies!

Tracy photoshop at it's best

This photo to me is the best one EVER!  I bought Scott a stylus for his birthday.  A stylus is a pen tool used to adjust photo’s more precisely.  He was sitting at his computer one day just killing himself laughing and wouldn’t say why right away…this was why.  He thought it was hilarious to remove my hair line and smooth out my forehead on a photo that I never liked, I was giving him ‘the look’.  Not attractive!  It makes you think of all the magazines out there with photo’s that have been air brushed or altered of celebrities.  They are not always changed in their favor.  Photo shop stylus type tools can work both ways depending on whose hand it’s in.


Here is another picture, this time changed with make up.  We all know what make up can do.  I am a huge fan of  make over shows for that reason.  This is what I look like with no make up on in the morning.  Okay so not yet but in about 30 years I will.  In this picture I modeled for a make up test for a talented friend of mine, Monica. The right side of my face was aged and the left side was left untouched.  A strange look into the future!

So as I have shown above you can’t always believe what you see when it comes to pictures.  If you want to know if something is ‘real’ you need to be in the room.  This is why it’s so important to be in the presence of the souls we desire.Tracy