Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nail Wheels with Help

Hello Tadpoles,
   I was going though Pinterest again and found another awesome idea. I wish that I thought of this. Once again, I tweaked it some to help me out. 
   Kayla at Nails of Kayla Shevonne came up with drilling holes in here nail wheels so that she could use a metal rings to attach them.

I attempted to connect my nail wheels with the same metal rings. After sitting in the Nail room, my husband and I came up with using Floral Wire. I found several different colors of the Floral Wire the Dollar Tree. 

I decided to use the red Floral wire first. I put together all of my different polishes. I used wire cutters to manipulate the wire so that I could continue to use the wire when I add more polish wheels. Once they all were connected with the floral wire, I hung them on the side of my bookshelves. I attached some Command hooks and printed off the name of each brand of Nail Polish.

   I hope that you enjoy these ideas. I am learning more ideas that I will share with everyone. Let me know what you think.
   Love, Chrisie

Cupcake Mold Pizzas from Pinterest

Hello Tadpoles,
   I have another recipe that I would like to share with you that I got from Pinterest...I just love all of the choices that I find on Pinterest.
   Allison from All My Great Ideas Are Really From Pinterest wrote these on her awesome food blog. I tweaked them some.
   I sprayed the tins with butter flavor Pam. I decided to bake the crusts in the muffin tins for 7 minutes. Someone mentioned on Allison's blog that their crust did not fully cook.

After the seven minutes, I topped the crust with pizza sauce, pepperoni and mozzarella. I cooked the pizzas until the cheese was brown.

After allowing the tins to cool down for 10 minutes, I removed them to cool further.

   I allowed for these to cool for another 10 minutes so that I would not get my mouth burnt. My mother, sister, and I ate ours immediately. They are awesome. I took my husband some to eat before he went to work. He reheated them and stated that they tasted great. My brother is a truck driver and came home and ate some. He too stated that they were awesome. He is planning on making some to eat while on the road driving.
   I have tried several other recipes that I will share with everyone. I hope that you try these. They are great for kids to help you with.

Love, Chrisie

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes from Pinterest

Hello Tadpoles,
   I have another addiction!!!!  It is Pinterest. I found this recipe for Pineapple Upside down cupcakes and decided to make them. Rhondi at Big Mama's Homemade Kitchen made her recipe from scratch. I decided to go the easy route and used a pre-made Pineapple Upside Down cake mix. 
   I used the Betty Crocker cake mix.  I added some of the pineapple juice in the cake mix. I decided to use the crushed pineapple and the brown sugar from the cake mix. I used a 6 jumbo muffin tins. I used 2 making a total of 12 jumbo muffins. I placed the butter and brown sugar mix in the bottom of the tins. I placed crushed pineapple on top of the brown sugar along with a sliced pineapple and cherry in the center. The cake batter was added on top of the pineapple slice. The oven was heated to 350 degrees. The tins were placed in the oven for 25 minutes. Once the time elapsed the tins were removed and rested for 30 minutes. I used a knife to go around the cakes to make them easy to remove. A cooling rack was used to flip the cakes out of the tins. I enjoy eating them warm. This is what they looked like.

   I hope that you enjoy making these as much as I did. My father and husband love Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Let me know what you think.. Again, Thank you Rhondi.

Love Chrisie

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Look what I got from Canada!!!!

Hello Tadpoles,
   I am so excited to share the beautiful gifts that I received from my friend, Candace. Candace has her own blog at http://lifeaskandistar.blogspot.com. I met Candace through a Facebook group that was called Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. It has been changed to Crumpet's Nail Tarts that is about nail polish and nail stamping. 
   Candace and I connected quickly over nail designs. We also were able to relate in another area of our lives that most people do not share. We both suffer from anxiety and depression. For the both of us, having a friend that can understand and relate makes it easy to befriend them. We both have different causes for our anxiety and depression. Mine was having to deal with the loss of my left arm caused by an injury. I will let Candace explain her anxiety and depression at her blog, http://lifeaskandistar.blogspot.com.
   Well, Thursday, I was chatting with Candace on Facebook and she was like a kid that had a big secret to tell me. She made me laugh because she asked if I had checked my mail box lately. I said "No", she was like "OK". I asked her why. She was like if I did or did not send you anything then don't mind the sales sticker...Again, I just laughed..
   I had sent her some card making supplies due to having to leaving them when she moved. I knew that she had been having a rough couple of months so I thought that I would send her some stuff to help put a "SMILE" on her face. I did not expect to receive any stuff in return. But she sent me some of the coolest stuff. Check it all out....

   I "LOVE" this the most. She draw and used colored pencils to make the design. Please excuse the crocked picture. I couldn't get the picture to stand up. This is the coolest thing. I plan on getting a frame for it. I will post pictures with it in a frame. She sent me some cool nail decal stuff too...

   After all these items, I was like shaking my head. Then I found this at the back ..

   I was so happy and had a big "SMILE" on my face. I am so eager to use the stamping plate. I love using large imagines on my nails since I have wide thumbs and fingers. It sucks that I only have 10 fingers...LOL..I know that Candace wants me to go crazy a little more...There seems to be a long list of instructions with the Minx stickers...I love her for it all. However, she did not have to send me anything. I sent her stuff just because she is my friend and I did not like that she was unhappy.
   I will post pictures on my manicures with all these beautiful items that "Canadian Candace" sent me. I am so glad that we are friends.
   Thanks everyone for reading...Have you made friends with someone through a facebook or blog? If so, feel free to share.
   XOXOXO, Chrisie

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

How I made a Bitching Silicone Stamp!!!!!!!


   I DID it. I DID it...  I was able to make several as my husband called them,"bitching" silicone stampers. First, I had to figure out what kind of material was I going to use to make the stamp out of. I knew that I had to use silicone due to it having to being pliable. Off the Lowe's, I went. After talking to the "Craft Lady" as she was called. We determined that the best silicone to use was "GE Silicone II* Supreme Clear".

   Once locating the proper silicone, Molds were next. I needed to determine the shape(s), I wanted to make. I know that on several pages on Facebook, there were requests for a square clear stamper. So I sat in my Nail room, scratching my head and it fit me. How about a small, large and square stamper. My issue was figuring out what molds could I use. Off to Walmart I went.
   I was in the Walmart hardware isle for what seems 2 hours. While walking up and down the isle, I found these square furniture sliders and a package to sink stoppers.

  Off to making my creations. I used Vaseline to coat the slider and stoppers. I did not want the silicone to stick to the molds. For the next part, I had to have the Husband help me with the caulking gun. I can't use my  left arm and it was impossible for me to squeeze the caulking gun. He squeezed out enough silicone to fill the slider and the stoppers. Once they were filled, I used a piece of cardboard and leveled the silicone to match the sides of the molds. Next, was the hardest part for me to do. I placed the filled molds in a separate room so that I would no mess with them. They needed to cure. After 12 days, my creations were complete.

   I know that 12 days, was a long time but I really want the silicone to set. I looked at the stampers very closely. Here is what I saw:

   As you see, that all of the stampers have air bubbles in them. The small stamper had too many air bubbles in it causing me to dispose of it. The square stamper also had air bubbles in it but it did have a small in the corner that I could use. I cut out that area. Finally, the large stamper just had a long air bubble that ran the length of the stamper. So what I did was cut into the air bubbles and marked it so that the stamper could not be used. It would also note were I could hold the stamper.

Piece from square
Large stamper with my finger over the air bubble marking.
   I decided to see what my creations could do. I used several different stamping plates and 3 stamping polishes. Are you as excited as I was? Here goes, enjoy!!!


   The only problem that I had was the same as with regular stampers, not picking up all of the imagines. I buffed it and they worked. I think that after playing with the stampers I will get better using them. Just like the other stampers. I thought that since the silicone was clear that I would be able to see through the stamper.     But I figured out that the only way that could happen is to make a very thin stamper. 
   I decided to make several more stampers in an attempt to get all of the air bubbles out of the silicone.  I am so excited to see what my future stampers will be like. I think that my husband is eager to make more as well. 
   I hope that you were not bored with this post since it was photograph heavy. Please if you have any suggestions in making more stampers, feel free to comment. 
   Have a great "hopping " day..

Monday, August 20, 2012

My 2nd Liebster Award

Hello Tadpoles,
   I am so EXCITED that I have been nominated by the Awesome Stephanie at Really Quite Awesome. I had been having a rough week. I have started two new medications and getting my body accumulated to it has been trying. So when I opened my messages and read Stephanie's nomination was bright surprise.. 
   People are saying what is so special about the Liebster Award? Well, I think that it means that the person who nominated is reading your blog. I know for me that means more when just receiving the award. If I am providing some knowledge or entertainment to another person in the blog world, I am "HAPPY". The award is to be issued to a new blogger that has under 200 followers. I know that there are so many bloggers that have a huge following and that "Us" small frog's need to find dedicated followers...    
   The way that this works:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs.

Eleven things about me 
1. My actual name is Theresa. I have always being called by my nickname "Chrisie". My Dad started calling me this when I was an infant. It comes from my middle name.
2. I am a freak of natural. I am 6 feet tall and plus size. I have always been that tall girl that would sit in the back of the room so that I would not be noticed.
3. I am a perfectionist when it comes to details. I am a Organizational freak. I can not stand not being able to find things. I ask alot of questions so that I can get things right.
4. I am not a Girlie Girl. I am a TomBoy... I am really honest around people and alot of girl's cannot handle it. I would rather be watching Football and drinking beer than out clothes shopping. I don't like to wear dresses. I love jeans and t-shirts.
5. I am a control freak. I have a hard time let other people be in control of these. I have to remind myself and I am not a boss any more.
6. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. I worked 10 years at a Detention Center. Besides that I have worked in Private Security.
7. I am allergic to egg yolks. I can eat eggs if they are mixed into things. I just can't eat the pain egg yolks. I love egg whites.
8. I started a Pep Club at my college while I was there. I also won a popularity contest for seniors at the college. I went to a college in the mountains of West Virginia about 1 hour from Pittsburgh, PA. It was called West Liberty State College. Changed to a university, I think last year.
9. I was hooked up with my husband through his mother. I was working at a Nursing Home as Certified Nursing Assistant while going back to college to get my Nursing Degree. She liked me.
10. I have a hard time controlling what comes out of my Mouth. I speak the truth and sometimes forget that some people can't handle the truth. 
11. I love to talk. Can't you tell....Ask me anything and I will tell you...

Eleven Questions from Awesome Stephanie at Really Quite Awesome.
1. What are you currently wearing on your nails? I current have on my Autumn nail art for Adventures in Stamping facebook group. My stamping plates would not pick up so I decided to do my 2nd attempt on hand painting.
2. Number one lemming? I would love to have any oversees polish.
3. Name 11 things you'd take if your house caught on fire and everything except those 11 items would be destroyed. I would take my 2 cats, my dog, my cell phone (for phone numbers), my husband, me (LOL), my medications, my gun, my lock box, legal document box ( paperwork box with fire insurance information (LOL) and some clothes because I would be naked sleeping... 
4. Do you have any major pet peeves? What are they? A couple. Talking with food in your mouth, smacking, dragging your feet, and talking on your phone while at the check out register not paying attention to the clerk (totally disrespectful).

5. What's your favorite childhood memory? Going to Disney World in Florida with my family.
6. What is the newest nail polish(es) you just bought and how long ago did you buy it? Claire's Glitter Lime-tastic and Hi-Lite Me. Last week.
7. What are your hobbies? Painting my nails, learning new things, watching movies, making people laugh, and collecting frogs.8. Who is your role model? Name at least one person you look up too? My role model is my Father. My Mother. My Dad was in the Army for 28 years. The Mom raised us on her own while my Dad was away.
9. Favorite trend of 2012? Pinterest and nail stamping.
10. What is your favorite finish of nail polish? Shimmer then Creme.
11. Book your currently reading, or the one you have just finished? No Wonder My Parents Drank: Tales from a Stand-up Dad by Jay Mohr. It is about baby's and parenthood. Funny as all get out... 

Eleven Questions for my Blogger Nominee's 
1. Do you have any talents?
2. If you could name a child a totally weird name, what would it be?
3. I have several tattoo's, Do you have any or want any? what are they?
4. Do you have any siblings?
5. If you could have an exotic animal, what would it be?
6. If super powers are being issued out, would you get one? and which one?
7. Do you know how to pump your own gas?
8. What is your favorite movie?
9. Have you ever taught a a family member/friend how to do nail art/stamping? 
10. Do you hear alot of dumb comments about your nail polish collections?
11. Do you like sandwich polishes?

My Eleven Nominee's for the Award
Tiki Barbie at Tiki Barbie
Little Monster x14 at Claws Up
Golden Glam at Prim and Polished
Karen at Nail Call
Ameerah at Valiantly Vanished
Patricia at Polished Patricia
One Silly girl at One Crafty SAHM
One Impoverished Teacher's aid at Impoverished by Polish
Cristina at The Clockwise Nail Polish
Julie at Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl
Issta at Mel my issta

Thanks for reading about my award and Now go and check out this new bloggers...

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Who needs ASSISTANCE!!!!!

Hey Tadpoles,
   I have a what I called the "Gimp arm". It is my left arm that I have Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome in. I have had three shoulder surgeries in that arm. I have severe pain when I use the arm for any activities. I have been dealing with this since 2008.
Left arm, swollen 

Left arm, color change
The pictures of my arm is after I only used it to paint my nails. I know that some people are thinking how can you paint your nails with your arm being in pain. Well, I have been dealing with the pain for some time and I took several medications to help with the pain. But, I have developed several tools to help me with painting my nails. I thought that I would share them with you.
Cut a car sponge and insert my polishes inside to evaluated it.

Closeup of the sponge

How I use the sponge painting my nails.
I have to learned to adjust how I do things in my life. I have learned that painting my nails helps me relax. I hope that showing my shoulder and how I have to adjust to function in life.

Check out what Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome is and how painful it is. 

Love, Chrisie


Friday, August 10, 2012

My First Polish Blog Prize

I just received my first prize from Fiona at Polished Paradise. I was so excited I won three Zoya's. 

 I included the note that Fiona wrote to me congratulating me on my win..  
The Zoya polishes are Myrta (ZP623R), Zuza (ZP625R), and Kimber (ZP622R).  

I look forward to complete a manicure with these polishes.

Again, Thank you Fiona for these polishes.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Letter to Loved Ones

Letter to Loved Ones

Dear Loved One, 

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type 1 is a rare chronic, painful, and progressive neurological condition that affects skin, muscles, joints, and bones that causes severe chronic pain, sympathetic nervous system, immune system and motor system dysfunction as well as other things like fatigue, sweating, migraines, inflammation, cold intolerance etc. RSD means that I am in constant chronic and severe pain, all the time (awake and asleep), as well as MANY other things. Just because you can't see these things etc doesn't mean they aren’t real.

Most people don't understand much about RSD (even the medical specialists don’t know why it happens or exactly what does happen) and its effects, and of those that think they know (including many medical specialists) many are actually misinformed. 

In the spirit of informing those who wish to understand......These are the things that I would like you to understand about me before you judge me...

I am scared. I don't know what the future holds for me. Will I always be in pain and suffer from the other symptoms this disease/ syndrome throws at me or will I be one of the lucky ones, who may get a remission (there is NO CURE for RSD/CRPS1). If you find me being quiet and reflective, please don't think I am upset with you. I am trying to sort out my fears.

I am angry. RSD has taken so much away from me. I can no longer do many of things I enjoy doing, even the simplest and most innocent of things can make my pain a lot worse (things like vibration, the wind blowing, a slight brush, even my clothes touching my skin). I have difficulty just completing simple tasks. If I appear angry please understand it is RSD I am angry with, not you.

Please understand that having RSD doesn't mean I'm not still a human being. I spend most of my day being very careful about what I do, and being in constant severe chronic pain, and if you visit I might not seem like much fun to be with, but I'm still me… stuck inside this body. I still worry about school, work and my family and friends etc, and most of the time I'd still like to hear you talk about yours too.

Please don't assume you know what is best for me. RSD has affected my body and nerves etc, not my mind (although it does effect my thinking etc (as it would anyone who was always in constant severe pain)). I am capable of making my own decisions. If I make the wrong decision, it is I who has to deal with the consequences. I still want to be part of the "gang." Please continue to invite me to participate in activities. I'll decide if I am capable of it. You may think you are being considerate by not inviting me to go ice-skating etc with everyone else, but it hurts when you exclude me. Maybe I can't skate etc with everyone else but maybe I can bring the hot chocolate etc and watch.

Please don't tell me you know how I feel. You don't. Don't offer me sympathy; I don't want your pity. But do offer me support and understanding, which I appreciate. I know most of the time I look perfectly healthy, but looks can be deceiving. Please understand that I am dealing with a lot of invisible pain, fatigue and other symptoms. Even on a good day I feel like you do when you have the flu plus at the same time like someone lit me on fire, while electrocuting me and hitting me with a hammer. Please keep that in mind.

Please understand the difference between "happy" and "healthy". When you've got the flu you probably feel miserable with it, but I've been sick for months/years (RSD has NO cure, while some can get a remission it is very unlikely if it wasn’t diagnosed and treated in the first couple of months and most suffers are not lucky enough for this to happen, for many it takes years). I can't be miserable all the time, in fact I work hard at not being miserable. So if you're talking to me and I sound happy, it means I'm happy. That's all. I may be tired. I may be in pain. I may be worse that ever. Please, don't say, "Oh, you're sounding better!" I am not sounding better, I am sounding happy. If you want to comment on that, you're welcome.

Please don't tell me how “Auntie Mary” cured her joint, nerve, pain etc problems by drinking vinegar or any other supposed remedy. If you want to suggest a cure to me, please don't. It's not because I don't appreciate the thought; and it's not because I don't want to get well. It's because I have had almost every single one of my friends suggest one at one point or another. At first I tried them all, but then I realized that I was using up so much energy trying things that I was making myself sicker, not better. There is NO cure for RSD (and as they are still not even sure why or how it occurs until this happens and then they find a way to treat it, then I will have this always), only some of my symptoms and pain can be treated. If there was something that helped, then myself and other suffers would know about it (this is part of the reason I am a member of the online communities I am a member of). This is not a drug-company conspiracy, there is worldwide networking (both on and off the Internet) between people with similar and different chronic illnesses and disabilities, and if something worked we would know about it. If after reading this, you still want to suggest a cure, then do it if you must. Preferably in writing and accompanied by the scientific papers that prove it works. But don't expect me to rush out and try it. I might not even reply. If I haven't had it or something like it suggested before, and it sounds reasonable, I'll probably take what you said and discuss it with my doctor.

I want you to know that the pain and other symptoms of my RSD fluctuate/ flare. Please don't attack me when I'm worse by saying, “But you did it before!”. If you want me to do something, ask if I can and I'll tell you. Just because I climbed the stairs yesterday (or an hour ago) doesn't mean I can do it today (or in another hour). Yesterday (or earlier) my pain and other symptoms may not have been as bad; today (now) it may be worse (but I am NEVER pain free), who knows what it will be tomorrow (or later). Also understand that being able to stand up for five minutes, doesn't necessarily mean that I can stand up for ten minutes, or an hour. It's quite likely that doing those five minutes has exhausted my resources and I'll need to recover - imagine an athlete after a race. They couldn't repeat that feat right away either. Please repeat the above paragraph substituting, "sitting up", "walking", "thinking", "being sociable" and so on ... it applies to EVERYTHING that I do.

RSD and the pain and symptoms of it may vary suddenly, meaning I may need to cancel an invitation at the last minute, if this happens please do not take it personally. Please remember I am in pain every second of everyday and in a pain that is worse than you can imagine or explain – RSD pain is considered worse than non terminal cancer pain, childbirth or the pain from a digit amputation, and it is constantly and consistently there, and while it does fluctuate in intensity it NEVER goes away EVER. I NEVER get a break from it.

Please understand that "getting out and doing things" does not make me feel better, and can often make me worse. Telling me that I need some fresh air and exercise etc is not correct and probably not appreciated - if I could possibly do it then, I would.

RSD and most chronic illnesses/ diseases may cause a secondary/reactive depression (wouldn't you get depressed occasionally if you had a body that caused you pain 24/7 and could spontaneously get worse through no fault of you own, or from the slightest vibration or touch etc) but THEY ARE NOT CAUSED BY DEPRESSION. Telling me it is all in my head or that I need to get psychiatric help, does NOT help. If my treating Doctors think that getting help for any secondary/ reactive depression that I might have will be helpful to me and my health, then I will do so, BUT getting this sort of treatment will NOT treat/cure or even HELP my RSD and symptoms...

Please understand that if I say I have to sit down/lie down/take these pills now, that I do have to do it right now - it can't be put off or forgotten just because I'm doing something else more exciting. RSD does not forgive its victims easily.

Please understand that I can't spend all of my energy trying to get well from RSD… it is incurable. With a short-term illness like the flu, you can afford to put life on hold for a week or two while you get well. But an important part of having a chronic illness or disability like RSD is coming to the realization that you have to spend energy on having a life while you're sick/disabled. This doesn't mean I'm not trying to get better. It doesn't mean I've given up. It's just how life is when you're dealing with RSD or any chronic illness/disability.

Finally, please remember that I am the same person I was before I started suffering from and was diagnosed with this. RSD doesn't change the heart and soul. I still laugh, I still cry. I still love and I still hate. I am me, I am not my disease. Please continue to love me just as you did before. 

I need lots of love, understanding, support and hugs, just like you.

But most importantly, I need you to understand me.

(Please note that I did not write this, it was written for people with CRPS to share)

Monday, August 6, 2012

My Liebster Award

Hello Tadpoles,

I am so excited today!!!! I received an email from Dina at Secretary's Nail Art stating "Your blog has been awarded with the Liebster Award. I enjoy your blog alot, and thats why I have given this award to you. I cant have you for myself, and I want to share your blog with others. Wear it with pride." She also included this awesome blog reward picture.

The award is designed to give the small blogs around there some attention, and to quality you need to have less than 200 Followers.

The rules are as following:
1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.
2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.
3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.
4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.
5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.
6. There's no tag backs. 

11 things about me..

1. I have a huge collection of frogs. I whole bookshelf in the living room and a huge shelf in a spare bedroom.
2. I was 18 when I got my first tattoo. Of course, it was a frog.
3. I am not a girlie girl...I am the total tomboy. I grow up as the only girl  in a group of boys for years. 
4. I have a perverted sense of humor. I love to make people laugh.
5. I have not had a job since I got injured at work in 2008. I was a Certified Nurse Assistant and a patient messed up my shoulder. I had 3 shoulder surgery to repair it.
6. I love making homemade gifts for wedding gifts instead of buying one. I use the wedding invitation and items from the wedding.
7. I waited to get married until I was 36 years old. My husband is 9 years younger than I am. So YES, I am a cougar..
8. I am an animal lover. I have 2 cats and 1 dog that live with me. However, my family has 6 dogs that live on a land in the country. I can't just send the ones that people drop off to the pound. 
9. I have another tattoo on my left shoulder that consists of three small tattoos that make a large one. I will only tell you what they mean if you ask me personally.
10. I have another addiction in life. Piercings...I have a total of 9 in my ears and 2 in other locations. It is addicting like tattoos....
11. I watch way too much television. Without a job, I know alot of useless information that I have learned from watching television.

My questions from The Secretary
  1. What was your first response to getting this Award? I could me believe it. I had to exit my mail and restart it. I was totally shocked and flattered at the as time. 
  2. Name your 3-5 favorite polishes. Ok, I can't give just one of the Sinful Colors. 
  3. Tea or Coffee? Unsweet Tea.  
  4. Favorite Youtuber.  http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackoutBlonde?feature=watch
  5. If you stamp, whats your favorite stamping polish? I love of the Sally Hansen Polishes.
  6. What should you be doing now, instead of blogging? Watching The Closer.
  7. Who`s your favorite poet, and why? The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. They make me laugh.
  8. If you could make a polish, what would it be? It would be a Purple Franken.
  9. Your favorite manicure you have ever made (link). What is it about it, that you love so much? It would be the Pure Ice Vinyl Remix that I did. I love it because I was only able to find the polishes in Arkansas while on vacation. And I am the only person that I know personal that has the polishes. I know I am so greedy. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151061828355984&set=a.10150842270455984.478386.772875983&type=3&theater
  10. 5 things you have within arms length from where you sit. My cell phone, Television remote and surround sound remote, my bodycology Wild Poppy Body Lotion, my dog Flash, and my awesome husband.
  11. Whats your game? My favorite game, UNO. Ok, that really shows my age.

Here are my 11 nominees:

Here are my questions for my nominees:

1. What was your reaction to your nomination?
2. What is a weirdest food that you have eaten?
3. What is your nickname and why?
4. What is your most expensive polish?
5. Do you have any pets?
6. If you could talk to anyone, past or present, who would it be and what would ask them?
7. Are you a cheap skate or spender when it comes to buying stuff for your hobby?
8. Where is your favorite place?
9. If I gave you $5000 dollars to do with what you want. What would you do?
10. Do you like your feet?
11. Here you a morning person or a night owl?

I hope that you enjoy this Award and pass it on...


Sunday, August 5, 2012


Dear Tadpoles,
   I have been procrastinating with posting. However, I have been doing alot for my nail room. My NAIL ROOM, I have three rooms in my house. We only use the master bedroom, so I have two extra rooms. One  is used as a share room with two twin beds in there. The other room was used as a Homeschooling room for my husbands niece and nephew. That did not go past the winter semester. So we were using the room as the computer room. I decided why not use the room as my NAIL ROOM.
   I already had a long table and a 4 tier bookshelf in the room. I was using the bookshelf  to store my polishes. Well, my AWESOME Husband had me two long heart wall shelves built for me. They were meant to store my EXTREMELY large frog collection on them. I thought to myself, " Those shelves would be great to hold my polishes... VOILA!!!!!!!! Here they are.....
1st shelf

Miscellaneous polishes

Finger Paints

China Glaze

2nd Shelf

Sinful Colors

Sinful Colors

Sinful Colors

We had already finished building my Lightbox. We used the LightBox design that I found at http://www.ninthandbird.com/2011/12/diy-photo-light-box-take-better-photos.html . I am so glad that we were able to build it. Viola!!!!

My husband came up with an awesome idea on how to store it. He attached some small hooks on the back of the Lightbox and then I put up some small Command hooks up. VIOLA!!!!

How I store the Lightbox
So what do you think? Is it a cool room or what!!!!!!

Quote of the day:

“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.” 
― Albert Einstein