5 For Friday July 14

Friday greetings !

How has your week been?  All is well in my world.  Hot temps – but it’s that time of year.  No stranger for sure.  I adjust same as I’m sure you do.

My mom text me today, “I’d rather have it hot than freezing cold.”

I gotta agree with that!

We both say that as solid Montana girls who have been through the freezing cold and prefer not to endure freezing temps – if we don’t have to.  Ha!

Presenting 5 for Friday:

Stephanie’s Chic on the Cheap self tanning lotion tips … YES!

Thanks Steph, for telling us about a fabulous product that we can look sun-kissed without laying in the sun for hours.

Crazy story I’ll tell on myself:

My girlfriends, Jacque and Tracey and I (Montana summertime) sprayed Pam vegetable oil on ourselves and laid out in the sun to get a tan.

Wow!  Were we stupid.

We did get tanned – but sunburned FIRST which eventually turned into a tan.

If only there had been a self-tanning lotion back then.

QUICK QUESTION a fun word to say …

Mine would be – super-cali-fragilistic-expialidocious .

It is, indeed, a word in the dictionary (believe it or not) that means: extraordinary good, wonderful.

I haven’t thought of that “word” in years, nor do I use it.  But I might now – to amuse people.  Ha!

What’s a fun word you might think of saying?

WISDOM FROM AN ENTREPRENEUR is so matter-of-fact straight up.  I love it.

GROOVE SALAD is just awe-mazing delicious.

And the 5 for Friday song playlist is super pretty.  Hope you take a few to give it a listen.

Always and Always we so appreciate you all for popping in and giving us a read + commenting = sharing your thoughts.  Valuable.



Hi!  Hope you are all having a fantastic summer!

I want to share with you all today a self tanning lotion I discovered 2 years ago.  It’s made by a company called Nu Skin.  No other self-tanning product comes close to the way this one works!

It’s easy to apply and doesn’t leave streaks or dark spots around your ankles.  AND there’s very little smell and it dries fast.

I seriously can’t say enough great things about this fabulous product.

I usually apply one coat after I shave my legs in the morning and a second coat before I go to bed.

You’ll get a great color after applying 1 coat, but if you do 2 coats – you’ll get really tan.  By the way – I only do 2 coats on my legs and arms. 

[ My tan generally starts to fade about the fourth day.  So I just refresh with a new application.]

I really love this stuff!  You cannot purchase Nu Skin products at retail stores but you can on  Amazon & Ebay.

I find the best prices on Ebay for around $25 – and it lasts me about two months.

Pro Tip #1 : If you add a few drops of body oil or baby oil or even olive oil to the lotion before applying to your legs they’ll have a beautiful sheen without feeling oily.

Pro Tip #2 :  Wearing a low heeled shoe or wedge will make your calf muscles bulge – creating a great shapely and toned look to your legs.  The higher the heel – the bigger the calf muscle.  Just an inch lift makes a big difference.

That’s that for today, Lovelies.
Until next time.  Take care and have a great day!





This is an oldie – but – a – goodie.
So this giant, successful entrepreneur gave a speech at a High School graduation about 11 things students did not and will not learn in school.

He talked about how feel-good, politically correct teachings have created a generation of kids who know not what the concept of reality is — and possibly set them up for failure in the real world. 

Here it goes:

Rule 1:
Life is not fair.  Get used to it.

Rule 2:
The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3:
You will not make $60,000 a year right out of high school and you won’t be a vice-president with a company phone until you earn both.

Rule 4:
If you think a teacher is tough, wait ’til you get a boss.

Rule 5:
Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.  Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6:
If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes — learn from them.

Rule 7:
Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now.  They got that way from paying bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you think you are.  So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parents’ generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8:
Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT.  In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you need to get the right answer.  This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9:
Life is not divided into semesters.  You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF.  Do that on your own time.

Rule 10:
Television is NOT real life.

Rule 11:
Be nice to nerds.  Chances are you’ll end up working for one.

~ These Life lessons from a very well known entrepreneur are the words of Bill Gates.
permission from Mike and the Team at Poetic Expressions


This salad was by far our most popular salad at Hippie Cowboy.


  • Fresh mixed salad greens
  • Shredded chicken (think shredded rotisserie chicken from your local market)
  • Dried cranberries
  • Red grapes sliced in half
  • Toasted pecan pieces
  • Big chunk croutons

Choice of dressing.  A sweet vinaigrette is the best go-to for this yummy salad.

Place salad greens, dried cranberries, sliced red grapes, toasted pecan pieces and big chunk croutons in a bowl.  Mix them around.

Portion in individual salad bowls or individual salad plates.

Generously add shredded chicken on top.

Serve with a sweet vinaigrette dressing on the side.  Hello!  Summer GREATNESS.

~ Hippie Cowboy recipe box



Have a great weekend
see ya Monday

4 replies
  1. Carol says:

    I can’t remember where the word originated, but “flolloppy” is a fun word to say 🙂 Toby has become quite the Grill Meister and I’m thinking the Groove Salad is the perfect complement to his smoked/grilled chicken. Can’t wait to try. Loved the funnies. Happy Weekend!

    • Cheryl clarson says:

      Hi Carol – “Flolloppy” is super fun! Love it. Having a Grill Meister in the house is a gift. My niece’s husband, Chris, is also a Grill Meister and the food he pulls off the grill is ALWAYS A+. Agree, The Groove Salad will be even more delish with smoked chicken. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and commenting. I enjoy them always. Have a grand week!

  2. Marty says:

    I just placed my order for NuSkin. A perfect idea for an upcoming wedding. Thank you Stephanie. ——— Now to the question of a fun word I often catch myself saying. There’s several but what leads the pack would be, “Wow-weeee”

    • Cheryl clarson says:

      Wow-weeee! Love it! Yay to ordering Nu Skin in time for your upcoming wedding. No doubt you’ll be “sun-tan Marty” and look/feel fantastic. Thanks so much for commenting and sharing. Valuable. Happy Week!

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