Friday, January 27, 2012

January 27, 2012

Apparently I'm too lazy to do my nails this week, so I'm putting up an old pic of a french manicure I did way back in 2009. Hopefully I've gotten straighter with my lines since then. I think there's a lot of people that don't like french manis, I actually really like them. French pedis, on the other hand, totally not a fan.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 25, 2012

It's time for the Purse of the Week!

Do you love this as much as I do?

One day I will have a big slouchy yellow purse. It probably won't be a Bottega Veneta. And I probably won't spend $1800 on it. Or even $1300 on sale. But, still...

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012

As I mentioned yesterday, I was quite the baker over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, I made cinnamon bread. It definitely wasn't a desserty kind of thing, but it was so good with a cup of coffee. It's too bad it didn't last longer - there were only 2 slices left for breakfast the next morning!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

January 23, 2012

I don't really enjoy cooking, but I think I actually like to bake. I made a couple things over the weekend, one being a lemon loaf. I'm not a huge fan of lemony desserts, but Billy is, so this one I made for him. Not that I haven't eaten my share - it turned out really good!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20, 2012

Fun fact - I stole Billy's wedding look from one of the Jonas Brothers. I can't tell you his name, but the one in the middle.

Not quite the same - no tie, since I wanted it more casual. But yeah, when I was searching for what kind of style I thought he should wear for the wedding, I came across that pic and thought it would be perfect. Thankfully he agreed!

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

January 19, 2012

Today's swatch is Essie Marshmallow. It's actually the color I wore on my fingernails for my wedding. I like it. It's a nice soft white. Even though Essie is easier to get ahold of now that they are sold at Walmart, I only have 2 - this and a light pink. Both seem kind of streaky at first, and then even out. Maybe I'll try another color one day.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

January 18, 2012

New library books!

Here We Go Again by Betty White. I should have posted this yesterday, since it was her birthday.

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. I actually have already finished this. It only took me 2 days. I liked it, it was fun.

Don't Look Down by Jennifer Crusie and Bob Mayer. My fun romance pick.

Lisey's Story by Stephen King. In the last King book, I found Hell Money. I think finding it in a Stephen King book made it kind of spooky.

Billy was with me on this trip, so he picked up a couple books for himself -

Happy reading!

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Friday, January 13, 2012

January 13, 2012

It's Friday the 13th so I'm posting a pic of a spooky black cat with fangs. Seriously, this picture cracks me up. Maggie is just turning around, probably to get away from Studley, and it freaks him out a little so he hisses at her. I bet they both ran inside right after this.

(I miss you both!)

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 12, 2012

I can't decide if I want these shoes or not. They're a nice nude neutral color but with bling. That's kind of great.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

January 11, 2012

I'm a sucker for funny mugs. This is one of my favorites.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

January 10, 2012

Velvet Bow by China Glaze. Love this color. Hope you can tell by the pics what a pretty deep, dark red this is.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

January 6, 2012

Wouldn't it be fun to have a Tiffany bag in Tiffany Blue?

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 5, 2012

The birds and I are not happy that Billy pruned the crepe myrtle. They've been hanging out in the pile of brush in the background.

Two blue jays at the bird bath. And, yes, that's my halloween pumpkin still hanging around. Also hanging around is my pot of dianthus. I planted them last April! I need to plant some in the front garden this spring since don't really have to do much to take care of them.

My dad helped us cut this dead pine tree down last week.

There was a casualty - a scraggly peach tree.

I want to do something with this area. I'm not sure what. A fire pit? A picnic table? My deck is also blah, I didn't even feel like getting a pic of it. Looking at all these pictures makes me ready for spring. I'm ready to make my backyard pretty!

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

January 4, 2012

Even though I desperately wanted Velvet Bow for Christmas, the first polish I wore from the set was Twinkle Lights. I thought it would be sparkly and festive for the New Year. And, of course, let me say it before you do, I'm not a very good swatcher. Here is my attempt at swatching China Glaze Twinkle Lights -

This is the ONLY way I will remove a glitter polish. I've seen it on nail blogs and even on Pinterest, and it's awesome. Cotton balls soaked with regular polish remover and foil. Seriously. Awesome.

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