Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Nail Files 4-27-2012

Yay!! for Friday!! It's time for the Nail Files! You should go link up with Tara & Vicki too!

I had a lot of fun trying to create Galaxy Nails!!
This took a lot of different colors and going back over a few times with different colors to get the desired look, but... I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! 

and here's another, cuz I just love them!

the polishes...
Rimmel Black Satin
OPI Russian Navy
LA Colors Current
Sally Hansen Deep Purple
OPI You're A Pisa Work  
Essie Turquoise & Caicos
Rimmel French White
Sephora by OPI It's Bouquet With Me
 **China Glaze Strong Adhesive Base Coat
**Beauty Secrets Top Coat
**Essie Good to Go Top Coat

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Whine-y Wednesday

Yea... I'm kinda whine-y today. My mom left early this morning. Our visit went way too fast! And to top it off 5 out of 6 of us were sick. I felt miserable the entire time my mom was here. I still feel pretty lousy. We played lots of Yahtzee and watched lots of movies. It was a fun week.I am very grateful I got to spend time with her. So is this little guy!
I think what I enjoyed the best was playing on with mom. Learning more about my great-grandparents. I learned my great-grandfather was a red head and a boxer! That's pretty cool! :) I signed up for the free trial period. I'm trying to use it as much as possible before it expires. But, I kinda want to keep playing with it. Some of the documents are really cool, some are lame. Some information you would think is pretty basic and should be easy to find, eh, not so much. Oh well. I like puzzles and figuring stuff out so this should be perfect for me. I just wish it wasn't a different membership to access across seas info. I tracked Aj's family back to Italy, Denmark, and Austria... I'm hoping that mystery will convince him to let me play with the site longer. :)

Does anyone have tips on figuring out birth & maiden name info for women? It's almost like you have to know the information to find the information... If I knew it, I wouldn't need the site! LOL Oh well...

Friday, April 20, 2012

The Nail Files 4/20/2012

Linking up with Tara & Vicki for The Nail Files!

Today is Turquoise & Caicos by Essie. I accented with Rimmel's White French Tip. 
The color is a little on the sheer color but after 3 coats and a fourth on a few nails,  the color is gorgeous!!!
What are you wearing today?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Yay for Thursday!!

My mommy is coming for a visit!!! I'm so excited. I haven't seen her since Tyler was born eight months ago. 
I may or may not be posting for tomorrow's Nail Files. Not sure if I'll have time to do my nails & write a post. I still have my birthday mani so... nothing new to share as of yet. :)

I'm going to have a great weekend! If I don't see you tomorrow, you have a great one too!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Monday!

It is a happy Monday, minus the awful cold I seemed to have caught! I hope everyone's weekend was as  nice as mine. :)

Friday night we celebrated my birthday. I have to say, my 33rd birthday was the best birthday I've had in I-don't-know-how-long. My friend hosted a party for me, I made a yummy dinner, and I got some amazing birthday presents!!

 I have to say, my husband SPOILED me this year! (that Adele item is a record. I love vinyl albums!) The Coach purse he got from a Coach Factory Outlet sale on eBay. I was speechless!! I've wanted a Coach purse forever! It's being shipped to the in-laws in the States. I cannot wait to see it.

I have such sweet generous friends & family! The earrings on the top left are from my dear friend Kate. They are Anthropologie that I had fallen in love with on eBay. I wanted to bid but AJ wouldn't let me b/c I'm not allowed to buy anything before my birthday. I had checked to see if he bought them and when I saw he had NOT I was bummed. Imagine my surprise to get them from Kate! What a sweetie! Then on the left you can see my bestie Charlie and Amber (party hosts) indulged my pink sparkle obsession! Then the bottom items are from my super sweet in-laws. They were in Hawaii in February. I got a gorgeous dress and pearl necklace. My MIL found the pearl in an oyster!! They had it turned into a pendant: so very sweet!! The items not pictured are Starbucks gift cards! Woohoo!!! I have to wait for my gift from my sweet sister-in-law, it's being shipped from Hawaii to Ohio. Aj says I'll love it. AND, the final (and probably best) gift, I get this Thursday... My Mommy is coming to visit for a week!!!

I have not seen my mom since August. She came to meet Tyler after he was born. I am so excited!! She lives in Florida so it makes it hard to visit!

I am such a very blessed girl to have such wonderful people in my life (who happened to spoil me rotten this year!)

OH! And the strawberry cake... so good!!! I calculated the calories after it was made, um, yeah! I may never make this cake again :(

As for the rest of the weekend... Saturday I had a massage and lounged around the house watching movies with my sweetie. And then Sunday, I took Chloe to see Titanic 3D. The 3D was very cool. I love the first 2/3 of the movie. Not so much the last 1/3. I know the boat sinks. I knew it before I saw it the first time... but it's so sad to watch.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful week!

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Nail Files 4/13/2012

Happy Birthday... to me!!!! Eek, I'm 33!!

It's my favorite day of the week! Friday!!! The beginning of the weekend and nail files!
Don't forget to go link up with Tara & Vicki!

I'll start with what's on my nails today. It's my birthday mani! Had to be pink (because it's me and there had to sparkles a.k.a. confetti!!). Love this!!
Bachelorette Bash by Essie
Crown Me Already by OPI

The beginning of the week I wore Cherry Crush by Revlon. A nice red shimmer. I love the color, but I really dislike the formula with Revlon. It always bubbles. However, I have learned that using my Essie Good to Go saves the Revlon polishes I have. It smooths it all out and I get a nice smooth shine-y finish- no bubbles!

My purchases from this past weekend.
Cutique by Orly (supposed to help remove stains from cuticles & nails)
I've used it once. It seemed to work.
Crown Me Already by OPI- I became obsessed with color between ladies using it here and nails I've seen on Instagram, I just had to have it! I am NOT disappointed :)
Bachelorette Bash by Essie- gorgeous magenta color. Really like this!
Raise Awareness by Essie- This is a back up bottle. Have it. Love it. Needed more! :)

Today is my birthday, as I announced already. I'm making a strawberry cake with vanilla buttercream icing. If it turns out well, I'll share it. And then for dinner I'm making calzones. Everything from scratch. Kinda feel like an idiot for creating so much work for myself. AJ offered to buy a cake and take me out to dinner. Oh well. This is what I wanted! And then... I'm making the kids watch Goonies with me! I heart that movie!

Happy Friday the 13th! ( I was born on a Friday so I feel like today is an extra special day!!)
I'll share birthday presents at the end of the weekend.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter weekend

We had such a wonderful weekend home, back in Columbus. Lots of friends and family.
 Lots of pictures to share!

On Friday we took the boys to the mall play yard and Ollie encountered his first bully. Ugh, mean little 4 year old. He stood up for himself, good boy! He had so much fun!
 Ty and Mommy at the mall. He was kinda grumpy he couldn't get out and play with the other kids.

Oliver playing captain of the spaceship on the playground.

My bestie Charlie and dear friend Amber hosted a birthday party for me. So sweet!
Yes, that is an eclair with candles in it. I have a serious weakness for donuts! lol
Top Left: me blowing out my donut, Right: presents, cosmo & birthday donut
Bottom Left: Amber & Charlie, Right: me opening presents (those are blinged scissors!!) 

My pretty princess, Chloe! Searching for eggs.

My birthday is in two days. I'm going to be 33. Eek! I actually like the number; I just wish I was back to pre-baby size. I'll get there... eventually.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Nail Files 3/06/2012

It's Friday!! Time to show off our nails!! You should link-up with Tara & Vicki too!

"How Cute is That?" - Sephora by OPI
I love this color soo much!!! Such a perfect shimmery peachy-coral!!

For the weekend I'm wearing Essence Glamorous Life.  I showed it off here.
Charlie is giving me a party on Saturday, so I thought pink and sparkle-y would be appropriate!

I bought the Essie Turquoise & Caicos, can't wait to wear it. I've also ordered OPI's Crown Me Already! AJ's response, "don't you have enough polish?" eek!!! Um, NO. lol My actual response, "don't you have enough video games?" ;) 

I started writing this post on Thursday and I'm now finishing it on Friday. My nails have chipped & I had to do touch ups. The Glamorous Life may not make it till tomorrow. Might have to pick up something new :)

I can't wait to see what everyone else is wearing!