Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wet Polish Wednesday (On Time!)

Today I was feeling like something quick and easy. I'm lucky I even had a chance to do a quick mani rather than a pedi, considering Mr. Harrison and his need to be cuddled and smooshed and loved... okay MY need to do all of that to him... anyways...I love the Express Finish nail polishes because they dry pretty quickly. I was able to do two coats right in a row, and add the sparkle tips to finish it all in 10 minutes.

Don't mind my ring finger. I am plagued by bad cuticles and never take the time to take care of them. Any suggestions to help with cuticles?

More on fall decor later when I actually finish doing it all!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Homemade Potpourri

As I was growing up, during the holidays my mother would always put a pot of potpourri on the stove to make the house smell nice. Now I always make my own for the stovetop in my house and it makes everyone who comes in all comfy and holidayish feeling.

I decided that since the first day of fall was last week, it was time to bust out the fall smells as well as the decor {more on that later}. It's really easy to make your own potpourri for the stove top, you just need a few ingredients that you probably have lying around already!

Homemade Potpourri:
Cloves (ground)
Orange slices & a little orange juice squeezed in

This time around I didn't have oranges so I used lemons instead. It made a really nice smell (and it looks kindof fancy too!). I also threw an apple cider packet in and ohmygosh it made me want to drink it :)
I just let it boil down and and then add some more water and a few more spices if it isn't very potent anymore. Usually I can add more water a few times before adding more spices. I just leave the pot on the stove for a few days until I need it for something else, and my house smells delicious!
The only warning I have is that if you leave it in the pot for too long, especially with the citrus in it, it can damage any special teflon or caphalon products. {HINT: mine got kinda ruined} but then, you can turn that pot into your special potpourri pot and then it's no worries! or just clean out your pot every day or two. :)

Ahh fall. Welcome back old friend.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wet Polish Wednesday (Thursday)

Heyoooo. Sorry about it being Thursday but {technically} I did my nails for this on Wednesday! :)

So I felt like a little gradient for my nails last night and it turned into this half rainbow thing. Either way I like it.

And thank you to my yoga mat for providing a nice background for this picture. Yes. I've been working out. And it's fabulous. Life is so much better for me when I work out.

I've been feeling like trying out new styles lately and it's been difficult to find anything that I feel is flattering on me. Ah, the joys of post-baby-nursing-mommy body. But today, I liked this little combo:

I switched the boots later for some brown slip-ons that I forgot about because let's face it, no matter how many times I put on the boots and scarves, it's still too hot for them. I can't WAIT until that clear cool day comes of reunion with my rust colored scarf!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


this little guy keeps me entertained for hours with this simple act:

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sinus Pain!

Sorry guys, but no Wet Polish Wednesday for this week. I've been battling a sinus infection for about a week now and it's been making me lazy. Any home remedies? I may just have to succumb to antibiotics but I was trying the natural method since I'm nursing.

More later...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Story of the Buddha

Yes. I have a Buddha in my house. Right as you walk in. It's kindof big and has a candle on it.

Why you ask?

Well, one of my favorite things to do when there is nothing else to do is go to Target and walk around. It's one of the only places that I can trick Kendall into coming with me to.

So, we walk.
And look.
And see this Buddha.
And every time we go, Kendall takes the buddha and tries to sneak it into our cart. Nothing against Mr. Buddha or anything but it really doesn't go with my house decor. I'm going for that farm/country-ish look. Not that old world-ish look. So I put it back. And then on the next target trip Kendall tries to sneak it into our cart again. And again. And again.

So Buddha snuck into our cart last Christmas... and now sits in my entryway.

At least it's a good excuse to buy another candle. Right?

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Whoopsies. I've been away from the computer for a bit. Probably because of my awesome new iphone :) either way I tried a few new things this week:

Messy-ish bun! It looks kinda like a fleur-de-lis so I call it my fleur-de-lis bun!

I also did these for my niece. Sorry for the blurriness. I used the Insta-Dri from Sally Hansen for the blue. It went on so nicely- it didn't need more than 1 coat. I also used the Kiss Brush-on Nail Art Paint for the silver/sparkles and the black and white.

These were my fav this time around. Sooo cute! For these I used the Insta-Dri in white, the Kiss Brush-on Nail Art Paint for the green and the white dots, and Revlon for the red.

That's all for now. Baby is calling me with his cute little grunts.