Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Turkey Hangover

Holy amazing marathon feast! I ate everything under the sun and then some! It was a great weekend full of food, laughter, and a few rounds of Trivial Pursuit. It's not just a normal game night when we all play...it's downright m a d n e s s. If you play, you must have a good sense of humor and/or thick skin and a set of ear plugs. Nobody is safe! ;)

Since ombre is so huge right now, I decided to try ombre nails. It's actually quite easy to create, however I found that the gradual fade from one color to another isn't as dramatic when you have shorter nails. All in all, I'm a big fan of this look!

Essie - Foot Loose & Sally Hansen - Black Out

Thursday, November 24, 2011

So Thankful!

Thankful. This year, every year, every moment. Can't wait to spend Thanksgiving and the rest of this holiday weekend surrounded by my most favorite people. Soon all our guests will arrive and we will be chowing down on some serious food! Stretchy pants, here I come!

Mom put me in charge of creating the centerpiece. I happily took on the challenge and searched EVERYWHERE for a real live pumpkin to carve out and make the stand for my flower arrangement. Little did I know there wasn't a single pumpkin to be found at any grocery store, farm stand, or garden store within a 10 mile radius. Because the weather was so rainy during September, it ruined a lot of the crop and yielded low numbers. Almost defeated, I stopped by a florist on my way home and found the perfect ceramic pumpkin! Score!

Proof that anything can go wrong, even on Thanksgiving...a loud "pop" came from the oven while the turkey was in it and only 1 hour into cooking. That's right, it bit the dust ~ Oven - 1, us 0. No worries, my Mom's best friend that lives across the street was done cooking and let us use her oven. Whew, Thanksgiving is saved!

And here's the finished centerpiece...Martha Stewart eat your heart out!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Here we go!

My very first post on my very first blog! A friend actually encouraged me to start this blog. Partly because of my obsession with nail polish designs, and a big part is because I'm at a point in my life where there are hopefully going to be a lot of changes. Not to mention this girl is turning 30 in less than 7 months! This blog is a way to start documenting everything big, small, and the little gaps in between.

Here is a nail design that I am in love with. Every nail is different, but it all works somehow. I will definitely do another version of this for Christmas.

And Thanksgiving is tomorrow?! Where did that cone from? Whew, this year has flown by!

Sally Hansen - Black Out & Guilty Pleasure, OPI by Sephora - Only Gold for me