Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Monday's Manicure.... a little late

Hi my polished friends!

Just popping in to show you this weeks mani. 
Sorry to be so late! eeeek! Is it Wednesday already?
Where does the week go?

This weeks color is by OPI ...Incognito In Sausalito 
It is from the San Francisco collection a couple of years ago.
It looks black, but its actually a very, very, very, dark navy blue. 

While I like it.... I'm not looking forward to the removal. 
These types of colors have a tendency to stain. Yuck! 

Any helpful types out there?

So I hope you have a great week. 
I'm working on a couple of book reviews and another craft project.

Talk to you soon!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

A Fun Little Crochet Coin Purse

Hi ya!
Just popping in to show you this little project that I finished.

I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it. 
But it sure is cute. 

The written instructions that I used are here.
There is also a video that makes the project very easy. 
That is here.

Love the vintage-esk clasp. They have a lovely variety at Hobby Lobby. 

I love the little shells to. 

Anyway! That's all I have for you today. 
Have a great week!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

... grass withers and flowers fade

You all know that I love flowers. 
No, I really, really love them!
And, I think that you have probably figured out that I love 
to photograph them.
They are simple, humble, romantic, and beautiful.

Something placed here just for our enjoyment. 
God did that, you know? Just for you and me.

I just kept thinking about that. 

And then when I was editing my photos from my last 
flower/photo shoot, I just kept thinking of the same 
verse in the bible over and over.

Isaiah 40:8 esv
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our
God with stand forever.

I couldn't help but think that His word is so much more beautiful, romantic, poetic, complicated,
simple and, more importantly, available than our blogs, phones, iPad's, T.V.'s and computers.

It is a program that never needs an update, upgrade or reboot, even though we might.
Think about it.

I'm just saying...
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday's Manicure

Thanks for popping in to see Monday's Manicure.
Today's color... Sound The Alarm by JulieG.

LOVE this polish! 
The color is the perfect tomato red for my coloring.

I ask you my friends... 
Is there anything more classic than a red manicure?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Monday's Manicure

Hello Loves!
Are you having a good week so far?
I do hope so!

I was feeling a little wild this weekend when I was
doing my nails.... Can you tell?
Don't these look so impressive? But they were so easy! 
Here is the link for the YouTube tutorial.
Seriously, easy peasy!

So yes! I do think that you can be 50 and wear fun nails.

Both of these colors you've seen before. 
Gold is Got my Grove back by Ginger + Liz
The wine color is Romeo & Joliet by OPI  
This one is a frosted dup for Pantone's color of the Year Marsala.

You will being seeing this color again... and again .... and again.....    :)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Tulips on Saturday

So ... on Wednesday I bought some lovely tulips at Safeway. Here it is Saturday
and I'm still loving having them on the dinning room table. 
So happy that I bought two bunches!

As you can see all of Christmas is put away and we are in full gear
for the new year. I'm always sad to see it go. Christmas is my Favorite!

I'm not making any great New Year resolutions. I've thought about it, a lot,
and I'm just really wanting to be a better wife, mom, daughter and sister.
I don't exactly want to be so much thinner as more healthy. 
I don't really want to read the bible in a year, but actually work on
my relationship with my Savior.  
I think if I can accomplish that, I'll be happy!

I have a few projects that I am working on. Mostly small, easy, quick projects. 
You know I love the easy stuff.
We have some HUGE projects to do on the house. 
Paint (exterior)
Roof repair (hopefully not a new roof)
What about you? 
Any big plans?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Good Morning Thursday!

Good morning Thursday! I love you! 
Almost as much as Friday ..... which is second only to Saturday! 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Monday's Manicure

Hey hey! 
How you guys doing?

This weeks mani is a dotticure. 
Isn't that fun?

Easily achieved with dotting tools. There are lots of tutorials on 
Youtube. Very easy and fun.

base color - Parka Perfect by Essie
blue dots - Mint Candy Apple by Essie
white dots - My Vampire is Buff by OPI
silver dots - Silver Glitter Nail Art Paint by Kiss

So that's it. 
I hope you are having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Monday's Manicure ... Puttin' on the Glitz

Hello my sweet friends.
The last mani of the year! 
Whooo hoooo!

We're going to go someplace really nice for dinner so I didn't
want anything to over-the-top.

Are you doing up your nails for the New Year?

Blue = Sinful Colors, Rain Storm
Gold = Ginger and Liz, Got My Groove Back
Glitter = OPI, When Monkeys Fly 

Some things I'm looking forward to this year: 
The start of Downton Abbey
The Series Finally of Madmen
Loosing 10 more pounds
Getting a few major repairs done to the house
Entertaining friends more
Possibly a family reunion in August
More knitting and crochet projects
More Manis
More reading
More time with Family

What about you?
Big plans for the new year?

I'm thinking about a word for the new year too.
I'll let you know.

I might not post again before the end of the year. 
So I want to wish you a blessed and happy New Year,
with health and peace abounding. 
I want to thank you for always stopping by to say hi 
and to see what I'm up to. 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

One Last Homemade Christmas Gift.....

A scrap of this.... a bit of that....

There's still time....

One last gift. 

Easy instructions are right here.

I have to say that the two ladies that I shared these with, LOVED them.
I think I'm going to have to make some for myself! 

Merry Christmas!