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Oct 312012
 

So this is the end of Blogtober. I have enjoyed writing daily for the most part. It was fun to challenge myself to come up with something to talk about everyday. I’ve had ups and downs, and I did miss a day(WOMP) but overall I’m happy with what I did. As I wrote in a previous post, this has been about discipline for me. I’m trying to teach myself something that I probably should have learned a long time ago. But as they say, better late than never. I hope you’ve liked reading my thoughts on random life events. I will definitely be posting more consistently now. I think that I’ve finally broken through that what am I doing here feeling. Sometimes my posts will be short, and maybe they won’t all be eye opening but I will keep sharing. I thank you for reading and I hope you’ll keep coming back. I still have two recipes to post here this week. And every Monday I’m going to participate in the MANICure Monday hop. So we’ll be seeing a lot of each other :)

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Today I was going to share a recipe with you, but it doesn’t seem like the kind of thing I’d really care about at a time like this. So I’m writing this instead. A lot of destruction has come at the hand of Hurricane/ Superstorm Sandy. I don’t know anyone personally in the path of the storm, but there are people in my Facebook feed, Twitter timeline, and on my tumblr dashboard that are feeling the effects today. I am praying for all of them. I want to be able to reach out a hand to help. I don’t want to be a distant acquaintance. I want to be there ,tired and sore, helping dig out their homes. I want to be the one holding someone’s hand while they deal with figuring out what’s next. I want to offer shelter to someone who has no place to go. But I’m at a loss here.  So I’m writing this instead. When I see people on the news trying to salvage their lives it touches me. I want to cry for the parents who are trying to explain to children that their home is gone. I feel so much sympathy for these people. But I’m sitting in my home miles and miles away where the only thing I have to be prepared for is making sure everyone’s sweaters are available when there’s a chill in the air. I want to be qualified to offer something more. But all I have are my words. So I’m writing this instead.

If you are reading this, and you are in the middle of this upheaval, I am here for you. In any way that I can be. I will listen.  Please know that my prayers are real. I am not offering good vibes. I am asking a very powerful God to reach out in a very real and personal way to touch you in whatever your situation may be. I may be in no position to rebuild your life, but He is. My heart is real. My concern is honest. Please be safe.

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Oct 292012
 

Well hello there! It’s Monday again huh? That’s OK , we’re still going to have some fun here. So over the weekend I bought some new nail polish. I mean obviously I bought some new nail polish- I have a problem. I only got three new ones! OPI’s Holiday collection came in at the Ulta near me. I was stalking some of the colors in the James Bond themed line and I scored two of the three. And then lo and behold there was one bottle of Zoya Fei Fei back in stock. I have been drooling over that polish for months, but it kept eluding me. Well no more! I have now added it to my menagerie. I’m going to have to ask you to forgive my horrible polish job this week. I was so excited to get this color on my nails, that all my patience went out the window.

The Zoya website describes Fei Fei as,” A medium steel blue base with heavy gold, blue and pink iridescent metallic sparkle. A truly unique sparkling iridescent blue that adds a magical look to the nails.”  I have to agree with the magical part. Have you ever had a nail polish that just had you staring at your hands for hours? It’s like there’s a show going on on my nails and I just can’t stop looking. The base seems to be a silvery steel blue with a pink/lavender duo chrome. Then add in the metallic micro glitter in a bright blue and a subtle gold/green. Sounds nuts right? but I’m telling you it is amazingly beautiful. It has so much sparkle in the sunlight. In darker settings you’ll find it has an almost mirror metallic finish. The only thing I’m not so fond of is the fact that it takes 3 coats to get it completely opaque.  The formula of the polish is thin, so 3 coats isn’t extremely thick and gross like with other polishes, but it was a touch sticky while drying. All that was fixed with a nice thick fast drying top coat. So all in all, still an awesome polish.

Remember Mani Monday is a part of Lipgloss and Binky’s MANICure Monday link up. This week’s link up is being hosted over at LA Lynn’s blog. Be sure to go check out all the other amazing mani’s being featured.

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Guys I’m sorry, but I hope you forgive me. It was my husband’s birthday and we just had a really nice day at home. We spent time together just being a family. By the end of the day honestly I was just tired. I only got like 3 hours sleep on Friday ( I get like that when I’m planning something special) so I just crashed. Anyway birthday festivities continued today. We had a little outing to the park. My husband and son ran around and had fun chasing bubbles.

You may have seen my posts on Twitter and Facebook about a couple of things I cooked up over the weekend. I promise to have those recipes available this week so stay tuned.

How has your weekend been? I hope you are all safe and loved. If you are in the path of the hurricane, please be careful. Feel free to leave a little note to let us know you’re safe. Enjoy the rest of your day! I’ll be back again tomorrow!

 

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Oct 262012
 

Hey everybody! How are you? Great I hope. I don’t mean to post and run but tomorrow is my husband’s birthday so I’ve been trying to prep things around the house. He works so hard that it’s always my mission to make his time off peaceful and enjoyable. and since tomorrow is his day i wanted to do that even more. So I’ll be back with all the info in a couple of days, but I wanted to get this up before I miss my  midnight deadline. I love you all. Have lots of fun and relax a little this weekend.

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I am a perfectionist in theory. I hate doing things and having them turn out to be less than what I imagined they should be. As you can imagine this can cause quite a bit of frustration. But what I’m learning to do is let go of my idea of perfection. I am starting to understand that starting something and completing it is much more valuable than ignoring my passions and instincts just because I may make a mistake. In truth it’s not my desire to be perfect that holds me back. It’s fear. Fear of how I will be perceived, or what will happen next.

What I’ve been trying to do by writing daily, is to push myself beyond being comfortable. I am forcing myself to live out my failures as well as my successes. Every post isn’t perfect. Heck some of them aren’t even good. That’s OK. It’s OK for others, but more importantly it’s OK for me. I don’t have to be 100% all the time. I put too much pressure on myself, and it makes me miserable.

Of course this is something that I tell myself frequently. By nature , I will always want my best foot to be the only one put forward. But I remember that I accept and love people for who they are. I have to trust that others will see enough value in me to accept me in my various states of mind.

I’m growing more confident everyday. I know that nothing can stop me but myself. And as long as I keep picking myself back up, nothing has to be perfect it just has to be done.

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I’ve never been a big Halloween person. I stopped dressing up regularly well before I reached middle school. Now that I have a son, I wonder how I’m going to handle this holiday in the future. What age did you start to dress up? I suppose once the Bean is older we’ll see how he feels about it.

Tell me, what are your plans for Halloween this year?

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Oct 232012
 

OK peeps, writing everyday is sometimes a challenge. So today i am bringing you 5 random facts about me. I’d really like it if you all would leave 5 facts about yourself in the comments so we can get to know each other better.

1. I am the eldest of 3 children.

2. I met my husband online in a random AOL chat room when I was 17 years old.

3. When I was in 4th grade I chipped my front tooth on a pair of scissors during a leather working craft at school.

4. I like to make random food combinations that taste like other foods. For example, eating Cheetos and tropical DOTS candies together tastes like pancakes and maple syrup. Try it!

5. I have wanted a pair of Dr. Martins combat boots since the time I was around 12 years old. My mother forbade me having them, and I still haven’t bought a pair to this day. I have however managed to skirt her rule about blue hair, and had 3 or 4 teal streaks for a while.

So those are my random facts. What are yours?

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Hey errbody! It’s Monday, and thankfully the sun is shining inside and out.  My fellow BLM girl and blog crush, Mimi of Lipgloss and Binky has started an awesome Monday MANIcure blog hop. And since we all know my bloodstream is half polish by now, it’s right up my alley. I didn’t really feel like doing my nails this weekend. And if I don’t feel like doing them the results are always pretty disastrous. So this morning when I was feeling better, I picked out a couple of nice polishes and went to town. Doing my nails is definitely my way of escaping the everyday routine of life for a few minutes. It’s nice to have a little time to think about nothing more than how pretty your nails will look when they’re done!

For this week’s mani, I decided to go green. I used Zoya Bevin as a base with Essie As Gold As It Gets to add a little shimmer. I love that Bevin is sort of a dusty sage color, but it still feels light instead of heavy and too earthy. I hadn’t really given As Gold As It Gets it’s due as an effect top coat. I’ve been so in love with my Shine Of The Times topcoat that I always used it instead. When I found out it has been discontinued I decided to ration it(yeah I’m crazy enough to ration nail polish, what?). The flakes in As Gold As It Gets are slightly smaller and more delicate than the iridescent flakes in Shine, and so they give  more of a  pixie dust feel. I’m already loving this combo!

So what polish are you rocking this week? Do you use your manicure as a means of relaxation? P.S. I am in love with pixlr. It makes more shabby point and shoot pics look almost ready for publication LOL. If you want to be part of the blog hop click that link up there, and get in on the fun. Have a great Monday lovlies!

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Oct 212012
 

Hey guys. How’s your weekend been going?  I’m going to be honest here, I really don’t have anything to talk about today. I know that blogging is supposed to be positive, and that people don’t want to read a bunch of another person’s problems. If I hadn’t committed to blogging everyday this month I would just skip it. But, here I am talking to you anyway. I’m at the beginning of one of those phases that only someone who’s familiar with depression will understand. You start to feel down and you aren’t sure why. Things that would normally breeze right past you tend to stick to your skin and sink in. It’s  not crippling, but it makes getting through the day a little bit harder. I am really blessed to have a husband who understands who I am. I don’t know what it’s like on the other side of one of these things but I can’t imagine it’s easy. But he doesn’t try to push me. He never forces me to be happy if I’m not. He holds me when I’m crying and I can’t explain why. I know a lot of people aren’t fortunate enough to have someone like  that. I know that this feeling will pass. I just have to wait it out. I promise I won’t be posting a bunch of sad and melancholy stuff here. I just thought it would be better to be honest and get this out of the way now. I hope you will stick with me. Happy days will be here again soon.

Have a great night everyone.

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