And just like that, fall is here

September 24, 2023

Isn’t it nice to feel the fall chill in the air? At least here in northern California, it’s happening. And also happening is life for our Best of Boomer bloggers. Come along and see what they’ve been up to!

But first, a note that our fall candle studio is open only through Oct. 10 with pretty fall candles with yummy scents like Autumn Brunch, Harvest Spice, Apple Cider Donut, Apple Cinnamon and more!.Come take a look over at my shop.


Once a week, Diane hosts a ‘poetry Monday’ challenge: poetry on a theme.  This week, the theme of ‘Cheeseburgers’ brought back a memory….the one time she managed to fill her two eldest boys…


Students can get into trouble when entering into agreements with colleges to spread the cost of tuition into several, interest-free loan payments, says Rita R. Robison, consumer and personal finance journalist. See Robison’s article “Beware of Confusing College Tuition Payment Plans That Could Result in Late Fees and Increased Debt” for details.


Meryl Baer of Musings of a Shore Life returned from a short trip to visit cousins. One observation that struck her was the predominance of retirees everywhere she went – restaurants, tourist sites, even the hotel. It reinforced the fact that seniors, and especially the boomer generation, are a powerhouse in today’s economy, as she discusses in this week’s post.


Do you ever do something you know you shouldn’t? It’s not productive, healthy, or even sanity-inducing. But you do it anyway. The other night Laurie was channel-surfing and came upon “The Shining.” Don’t go there, she warned herself. But alas, she started viewing and within minutes, was hiding behind a throw pillow. Here are 5 reasons “The Shining” is one of cinema’s most traumatizing movies.


Are you a fan of chocolate? How could you not be? Rebecca Olkowski, with sailed through the Grenadines in the Caribbean several years ago and visited a chocolate plantation on the island of Grenada. During the tour, her group was served Cacao tea made from Raw organic cocoa balls. It was so delicious. Here is a recipe for it.


Trying new things keeps us engaged and gives us energy. But too many people are stuck in a rut and don’t know how or where to even start. Jennifer, of Unfold and Begin, shares some tips and ideas in Learn How to Try New Things.
Don’t forget….our candle shop is HERE.
4 comments on “And just like that, fall is here
  1. Laurie Stone says:

    Nice job, Carol! Always fun.

  2. Meryl says:

    Thank you Carol. great post.

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