Friday, October 12, 2012

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy Loss/Infant Loss Awareness Manicures

Hello Tadpoles,
   I have been busy with my new monthly awareness manicures. I am a couple days behind with posting them. I am so excited to be posting these awareness manicures. 
   The Breast Cancer Awareness manicure is dedicated to both of my Grandmother's and my brothers wife's grandmother. I am also dedicating to all those women in the world that are fighting with cancer or those that have fought it and beat it. Along, with women that fought a good fight and could not beat it.

   My Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss Awareness Manicure is very close to me. In November 2011, I found out that I was pregnant with my first child. Unfortunately, on November 27th, I experienced a miscarriage. It had just hit me and my husband that we were going to be parents. But, I was taking some very rough/addictive medications for my shoulder pain. I was determined that after the miscarriage to continue coming off of the medications. So for me, the miscarriage was a reality check that I was taking some bad medications. We are eager to get pregnant in the future. I dedicate this manicure for any woman or couple that has lost a pregnancy or even worse an Infant. 

   I wanted to let everyone know that I used painters tape and a hole punch to create the baby feet. I was so excited that these worked so well.
   I hope that you enjoy these manicures. Let me know what you think. Can you tell me if I need to do anything to make my posts better.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

World Animal Day Manicure

Hello Tadpoles,
   I am trying to catch up with my manicure pictures and posts. I completed another Awareness manicure for October 4th.
   World Animal Day started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned in locations all over the globe. The 4th of October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environmentToday, World Animal Day is observed by animal-lovers of all beliefs, nationalities and backgrounds.
   I love animals. I live on 40 acres in the country. People are always dropping dogs off on our land. I guess that they see that we have 2 dogs (Red and Albert) that run freely on the land. My parents have 2 dogs that live with them inside the house (Hunter and Sasha). We have 2 other dogs (Fuzzy and Duke) that live in my parents backyard in a fence so that they are protected from other dogs. They are have injuries to their back legs and can not protect themselves. My husband and I have 1 dog/son that lives with us. Here is his name, hold on....Flash Gordon Martin-Duncan. He has some other names that we call him that he answers to. But these are his formal ones. We also have 2 cats/son/daughter (Socks and Shadow). I had 2 other cats that have passed away. We also had two other dogs that were members of our family that had a big impact on our family (PeeWee and Bear). Ok, I know dang.

Red  aka "RED DOG"
Albert aka "FAT ALBERT"
Sasha aka "OLD GIRL"
Hunter aka "FAT BOY"...Don't laugh. I am BIG BONED....
Fuzzy aka "MOMMA". mother to Albert and Duke.

Duke aka "Dukester"

Flash Gordan Martin-Duncan

Ok, as you can see I am a HUGE animal lover. I tell people all the time, when I die, I want to come back as one of my family's dogs.
   To show my support, I completed a World Animal Day manicure. It is late, but better late than never.

 What do you think? I love the color combinations that I used. I think that I have used it another time before. I adore the images from the Cheeky plates.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Awareness Manicures and Mental Health Awareness Month

Dearest Tadpoles,
   I have decided that for the month of October that I am going to do some special manicures. I really don't like Halloween so much. I know I am weird. 
    I located all the special days and awareness by using the famous Wikipedia page. ). I printed off a calendar and labeled the days that I wanted to complete the manicures. I decided that since there are a lot of manicures to complete that I would do one on each hand. So my left might be better than my right, since I am right hand dominant. LOL
   Mental Illness Awareness Month, is something that is near and dear to my heart. I will not gone into the boring details of my injury again. I developed some craziness going from a totally active person to a totally non-active person. I can't lift anything heavy, mow grass (which I loved doing), dressing myself sometimes to dealing with people in situations because I am scared that I might get hit in arm. So that is some of my issues.
   I am also showing my support for all individuals that are battling with Mental Health Issues. 


  I choose randomness because I feel that I can't think and get just one thought to complete in my head. I love the blue nail polish to show my support and the blue is because my mental health issues make me blue. The essie polish stamped so well. 
 I hope that you stop and support anyone that has any form of Mental Health Issues or Illness. I have started to post all my pics in a collage format. Tell me what you think about them. Should I stop and show individual pictures of my manicures?