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Coffee with Candi 8-17-2018

(Last Updated On: May 25, 2019)

Welcome to Coffee with Candi, a time for us to have a chat every week on Friday and catch up.

Well, I’ll have a chat with you about my week…what’s been happening, the good, the bad, the exciting, the boring…most importantly, what have I learned about life, my family, my friends, work, health, looking my best…I’ll spill it honestly and openly with you. Always with a fresh cup of hot, black coffee in my hand. I think better with java in my paw.

And, I’ll share one special thing that has brightened up my week, so it can potentially make you smile, too. It might be a new gadget, a piece of furniture, a nifty clothing find, a recipe, or something to make your life easier. It’s my gift to you that will keep on giving. 🙂


What’s on my mind this week:

in no particular order…however the thoughts came into my little head

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Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleI was at the airport the other day…actually at three airports because I had a layover. So, while waiting for the flights to board I had some time to do a bit of people watching. As a result, I have an observation, or piece of advice for anyone of the female persuasion who chooses to wear yoga-type pants in public. You know the style…form fitting to the max, usually black or another dark color, although sometimes they are quite patterned and colorful. 

Most women will wear a longer tunic type top over them, and that can create a nicely styled look, casual for sure but pulled together. Sometimes, though the yoga pants will be paired with a top that stops at the waist or is tucked in.

So, here is the advice: PLEASE look in the mirror, rear view, before wearing these pants in public IF you care what you look like from behind. If you don’t, that’s cool. But you might be surprised at what you see if your outfit exposes the entire derriere. Enough said.


Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleBuy a Bracelet…Pull a Pound. Does that phrase mean anything to you? It didn’t to me until recently. One of my blogging friends wrote about 4Ocean, an organization 4ocean-bracelet-the-4ocean-braceletthat is dedicated to cleaning the debris out of our oceans.

The whole thing started with two young surfers visiting Bali, Indonesia, and it has turned into a project of great magnitude. Made from recycled materials, every bracelet purchased (currently $20) funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, 4Ocean has removed 1,117,556 pounds of trash from the ocean and coastlines. That is amazing!

If you are interested in learning more about 4Ocean, where they do their clean ups and how they work, please visit their site. I see that they are coming to my beach, Fort Myers Beach, on Sept. 8, 2018, and are currently accepting volunteer registrations. If I am home at that time I will do my best to be there and help.

In the meantime, I plan to do my part with a $20 donation for a bracelet. How about you?

4Ocean currently operates out of multiple countries and employs over 150 people worldwide


Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleI’m honored to be featured on Lifestyle Fifty this week, a midlife blog with Jo Castro. Please hop over and see who the other featured bloggers are, and learn more about what Jo has to offer on her blog, too: Inspiring Blogs for Women Over 50



Coffee with Candi Inspire My StyleOne Special Thing – Ageless Army

I am always on the lookout for real, helpful, insightful and inspiring information and advice for women in midlife. We face a unique set of challenges. In my search I came across a woman who understands how our bodies are changing and the difficulties we face as we age. Her name is Linda Melone, and she is an amazing, authentic, skilled, experienced health and fitness coach  who is sharing her wealth of knowledge in a variety of ways.

An option that I just decided to take advantage of is the Ageless Army, a membership site that includes a wealth of information and support including eating plans, recipes, ageless army - Linda Meloneexercise routines and workouts, private Facebook group, inspiration and motivation. It is reasonably priced at just $20 per month.

Although I won’t be able to jump right in and take advantage of everything this membership offers (I’m back in MI helping my parents), I’m very excited about taking advantage of the workout routines and videos, the tips and advice as well as some great recipes! I think it will fit right into the eating plan I mentioned last week, so I’ll be updating you on my progress on both. 🙂

If you’re searching for a supportive program to firm up, eat well and lose weight, have a look at what Linda Melone has to offer. 


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  • I love the buy a bracelet pull a pound idea. I live on the coast in Massachusetts and we get so much trash washed up on the shores of our beaches. There are a few of us who clean up as we walk the beach…but it’s never enough. I am in agreement with you on the yoga pants. I wear leggings sometimes with a tunic but otherwise…yuck! I even see women walking around in pajama pants! My daughter calls them give up on life pants. What ever happened to pride in one’s appearance.

    • Candi Randolph

      Hi, and thanks so much for your comments. It’s wonderful that you clean up as you walk the beach but you’re right, it’s a big, big job. I’m happy to support any legitimate ocean clean up!

  • HI Candi, love the idea of the Ageless Army so I’m going to check it out. At the moment, in Australia we are experiencing the worst drought since the 60s so there are many fundraising events to raise much needed funds for farming families. Last week at the aged care home, they had a Fiver for a Farmer BBQ. Each attendee donated a gold coin or $5 . I bought my grandson a book for Christmas which was about Duffy the Turtle who got sick because she ate plastic bags that were in the ocean. Such a wonderful idea 4Ocean – we do need to look after our planet and wildlife. See you next week for another coffee and have a wonderful week. xx

    • Candi Randolph

      I didn’t realize there was such a drought in Australia…raising funds for farming families is a wonderful thing to do. See what you think of the Ageless Army membership – I have learned quite a bit about workout techniques already!

  • Linda Melone

    Thank you for featuring me and the Ageless Army, Candi! xo – Linda

    • Candi Randolph

      Of course! I have not been able to fully participate in the program yet, but I will be soon!

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