Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Well my friends, the frustration is over. Thanks to my fabulous friend Becki for sharing this on facebook- you rock chickadee. Take a look at this technique using a wooden spoon. That's it, a wooden spoon.
I followed his instructions, only swapping out the wooden spoon for a plastic spoon- maybe it's because I lack any upper body strength, but that worked better for me.
So yeah... it makes quite the mess. And when I say mess, be sure to move your beloved electronics, jewelry, mail, and Starbucks out of the way first, or you will have a blood-like splatter pattern on them. Be sure to wear an apron-- make sure it's cute and has ruffles like this one:
But in the end, you get a bowl of deliciously tart pomegranate seeds! Bon Appetite!
Monday, November 18, 2013
I was going through some of my first manicures when I started blogging, and came across this one, and decided to recreate it and take better pictures. There's not really much to say about this, it's pretty freaking fabulous and I loved loved loved looking at it!
I used my Essie 'Matte About You,' but it has since been replaced with NYC Matte top coat-- my Essie is over 2 years old, thick, and dries a little weird- cloudy is some spots, and not even. I use the NYC top coat as well- no shrinkage, and $1 a bottle- score. Oh, and it dries super quick!
Polish Used- Finger Paints 'Vintage Velvet' and Color Club "Snow Flakes"- both of which I picked up at Sally Beauty Supply on clearance. Sally's in-house brand is Finger Paints, and they only carry Color Club at Christmas, hence the Snow Flakes.
Link up your fabulous manicures below and visit some new blogs!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I had my eye on these earrings at Target for awhile, finally picking them up at $6.48 each. Of course I'd prefer the Kate Spade studs below, but I was able to pick up 3 pairs for less than the $38 ticket price of one KS. This is a horrible picture (source: KS,) but you get the point:
I've been all about spending smarter recently, and I really couldn't justify $38 for a pair of earrings, and let's face it, I couldn't chose between all three colors, so I'm looking at $114. But nope- instead it was a $19.44 investment. Score.
And what better occasion to wear these earrings than to meet my nephews for the first time?
What awesome scores have you bagged recently?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
I wouldn't change a thing about my Thanksgiving with my in-laws: food, football, movies, airsoft, shopping, laughing, and overall a copious amount of love.
Oh wait...what is this gloriousness? Thanksgiving at the beach? I cannot imagine a better combination-- my favorite holiday at the beach. This is my utopia-- I shouldn't attempt to experience this as I do not believe life could ever get better.
One day in the near future, I will live at the beach. If our careers continue on the path they are now, we will have the luxury of picking literally anywhere to live. And duh, that's the beach. I've had my share of the mountains now, time for the sand, the wind, the beach, the waves, just an all around feeling of peace.
When that time comes, my friends, I will invite you all to my sanctuary to experience Thanksgiving at the beach.
Photos: Coastal Living, October/November 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
The outdoor pictures make the manicure look streaky, but it doesn't look like that indoors or in the shade. The accent nail is Zoya Aurora which I used here for another accent nail!
Link up your manicures below and visit some new friends! Happy Monday!
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I know I said this was my favorite juice, but I really meant this one is, the Golden Goddess juice. I'm not brave enough to start creating my own concoctions in the juicer yet, so I rely on a lot of recipes from Joe Cross's page, Pinterest, and my favorite source, Nosh and Nourish.
Yes my friends, that's a Golden Beet, isn't is beautiful? Before finding this recipe I didn't know they existed. The original recipes calls for Apricots, but I've used Nectarines and regular old Peaches in place and the outcome is just as delicious.
Golden Goddess Juice
Makes: ~32 Oz
Source: Nosh & Nourish
Source: Nosh & Nourish
2 Golden Beets (large)
3 Golden Delicious Apples
8 Apricots (pits removed)
1.) Wash all ingredients; cut stems off beets and peel.
2.) Remove pits from apricots
3.) Juice all ingredients.
Monday, October 21, 2013
I have shared this polish on Instagram, last year actually, but never posted about it. I spent last week with nekkid nails in part to let them breathe, but also because I went away on a little mini-vacay with my husband for our 5 year anniversary. I know it'll sound weird to some of you yet completely normal to others, but I couldn't wait to get home and use this polish. I was literally dreaming of painting this color. I think it's the perfect fall color!
Maybe it's coming off a 4 day break, but I am dreading Monday- can Sunday just last a few extra hours?
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