Friday, February 24, 2012

funky friday

Wearing some new jeans today. Shocked myself with a size 18. :) Feeling full of myself. Soooo glad it's Friday. New clothes, new nails and new curtains up at the house. Going shopping tomorrow for my trip next month. I get to go to Virginia beach for a week long class. I'm excited to be going away for a bit. No responsibilities, no dishes, no laundry, no cooking. Just class, shopping, going out to dinner and RELAXING!!

Linking up again with the Nail Files!

The Nail Files 
Have a good weekend!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

happy valentines day!

I'm linking up with Crystal for our v-day nails. Since I'm not so good with the free hand stuff like she is, I used my stamping kit. China Glaze White on White for the base and a pink striper for the kisses.

Bought myself some awesome things this weekend. I love the TV show Big Bang Theory and of course anything Twilight related. 

a few of my favorite things!

And because Crystal knows me so well she bought me a special card for valentine's day. I LOVE YA GIRL!

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
<3 Melanie

Monday, February 13, 2012

just another manic monday and a link up!


My Monday started out in classic fashion. With a bang and a bruised shin. With my big beautiful boy, Coal wanting breakfast as early as possible, I stumbled out of bed and down the hallway. We have a wooden gate up to keep the dog out of the cat's food bowl, and the cat with his graceful self decided to jump over it. His back legs kicked it back, it hit me in the shin then slammed to the floor. I stood there (awake now!) and said good morning Monday!

And the link up!

I recently got into blogging. My best friend started one and got me into it. Now I look at every opportunity as "Can I blog about this?!". I find it to be fun and I love reading other peoples' blogs.

<3 Melanie

Friday, February 10, 2012

friday is for vampires


Lots of things going on for me this weekend. Hopefully getting my taxes done and doing some craft shopping. Working on some gifts for Valentine's Day. And the biggest thing is the latest Twilight movie comes out tonight. AAAAAAAAAAAHHH! I saw it in the theater with Crystal and we <3 it.

Tried out my new polishes last night. (see the colors here)  It was kind of late but I wanted to have pretty nails for the link up! :) 

Byte for the base and Laser for the accent. 

The Nail Files

Do you have plans for the weekend?
<3 Melanie

Thursday, February 9, 2012

3 times the Hi-Def

Out and about today at lunch time with Crystal and scored a great find on Sally Hansen Hi-Definition PolishRite Aid has it on clearance for 75% off. I got 3 bottles for $1.55 each! I'm so excited to try them, especially the purple. Check back for swatch samples!
Byte, Spectrum & Laser
Have you scored any polish lately?

<3 Melanie

Monday, February 6, 2012

weekend replay

Had a busy but good weekend. Learned to never, ever under any circumstances go to Walmart the day before the super bowl. I was in there trying to buy things I actually needed (shame on me!) while everyone and their brother was stocking up on the essentials, from what it looked like, beer and corn dogs. I picked up some yummy stuff to make caprese salad. I get in these moods where I want nothing but Italian food. I roasted some garlic and smeared that on Ciabatta bread while the caprese was marinating.
A little retail therapy is always good. I bought myself a new charm for my bracelet. Especially for Valentine's Day. I'm recently single so that day will be bittersweet. Need to spoil myself accordingly. *wink wink* The charms aren't too pricey, but it's going to be a once in a while thing. The bracelet and several of the charms were a gift from Kay Jewelers.
Devil Heart
Love relaxing, quiet evenings at home with my snuggle buddy. He loves to just get as close as he can and curl up. We spend a lot of time together watching movies and cuddling. I adopted him November of 2010 from the local SPCA. He was only 4 months old and not in good health. He had a rash over most of his little body, it caused him to itch and lose most of his hair in big patches. He was tested/treated for everything from mange to a bacterial infection. Finally when we started noticing that our cat was getting this rash too!, as well as my daughter seemed to have some spots on her!, were we able to determine what it was. Thank goodness, as I was beginning to question my decision of trying to help this poor dog.  It turned out to be ringworm. After some more pills and isolation, I'm happy to say he is 100% better. I'm so glad I stuck it out, he is the most loving and sweet dog. My little Peek A Poo!

Of course I did my nails again Sunday evening. I wanted to do something different but was exhausted so I just painted them quick and added a couple flowers. The picture makes the color look more pink then the polish really is. It's a bit darker, more of a mauve. It's by Sinful Colors. What's your go to shade?

Over Easy

Hope your week is starting out good! Oh yeah and YAY GIANTS! :)
<3 Melanie

Friday, February 3, 2012

not feeling sorry for myself

Saw this quote on Pinterest: "You can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow. You choose."  It is so motivational to me. I repeated it like a mantra several times yesterday as I used the elliptical. At first I'm all gung ho and full of myself. Half way through I'm calling the elliptical evil and convincing myself that it's trying to kill me. By the end, the adrenaline has kicked in and I don't want to get off of the thing. Crazy how that works. I'm sore today BUT I feel great.

I also said that quote to myself last nite. When everyone is asleep and the house is quiet, I scavenge like some sort of animal going into hibernation. A handful of this, a bite of that. I'm not even hungry! Just some need to fill a void that is like a black hole. It cannot be filled with food. Yet, I'm giving it the ol' college try. The quote helped me more then I had imagined. I did eat, but stayed within my calories for the day.

I no longer choose to feel sorry for myself. I want to feel sore because that means I'm living. I'm doing something. I don't want life to pass me by, I want to move with it....

 <3 Melanie