Monday, April 30, 2012

Hello all my loves!

 How you be this fine Monday early morning!?! I dont know how to sleep anymore so I thought I better get my fat ass busy and quit slacking on my posts. I have so much done and things I wanna share, that I may never get caught up, lol.

I did find out recently that my bestie Heather is preggo and getting into her second trimester, so I couldnt be happier for her and her husband! They are the luckiest couple I know. It just seems their life is going so perfectly and I am so lucky to have her as a friend, even though shes clear far away in freaking MO! Damn I hate that shes so far away. But oh well, they are happy and succeeding supremely at life that guess I can learn to deal with this long distance relationship.

So, on to nail news...

I was so excited to learn that Pam of Nail Soup nominated me for a versatile blogger award!

Wow, thats so sweet esp since I'm just getting started out! So cool!! However, took me a little bit to figure out how to pay it forward to others and with her help, I think i got it now! :)

 Now copying from Pams blog:

The rules are:
1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
4. Thank the bloggers who have nominated you.
5. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your post. 

So my first step is to nominate my fellow bloggers:

1-Pam of Nail Soup
2-Silje of Foxy Marys World
3-Hannah of Polished Prisms
4-The Polished Mommy
5-Nicky at Nicks nails n stuff
6-Nita of Polished Imperfections (a little artful chaos)
7-Kirsten of Plates Project (also Geeky Owl)
8-Stephanie of A little Polish
9-Renata of Vegalante (flash sparkle)
11-Aylin of Posh Nail Art
12-Sharon of What color is my coat
13-Gwenns new blog at Ayuubeads
14-Tess of Football & Fingernails
15-Michele of Simple and Beautiful

Ok so now for 7 Random facts about me:
1. I am adopted
2. I have a degree in Sales 
3. I am also an only child
4. Addicted to Diet Coke!!! 
5. Obsessed with Law & Order:SVU
6. Have two furr babies for kids
7. Intrigued by Zentangling

Ok, so now I pass it on to you guys above and hope that you play along with us and have some fun! I want to thanks Pam again for thinking of me and giving me an opportunity to be a part of this wonderful world of bloggin!

and thx for reading...


Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Queens Day Challenge

I've been MIA lately and I apologize. Things were crazy busy there for a minute with all the foreclosure crap but we've re-filed a loan mod so now its back to waiting time!  GRRRR

I havent stopped with the manis tho, so now I have a few to fall back on if I ever need to.

So I did the challenge for this week from AIS....its Queens Day,

which has been quite a subject in the group. I wish we lived in a perfect world and no one ever got their feelings hurt, but um, ya, thats not EVER going to happen. Esp with a group of women, lol.

But without further ado, here is my mani...the first is a pic before I stamped it.

I used SH Snappy Sorbet, then put on a white(ish) polish and did the saran wrap technique with it, and I liked it so much better! That SH SS isnt a good color for me...but then I used a BPS plate m79 and stamped with NYC Times Square with it. Then to make it more appropriate for the challenge, I used 2 of my square rhinestones I got from Crazy Cart (a store on Amazon) in red and blue, but turned to be diamonds. So, hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 13, 2012

A Little Perspective...

As some of you may know, life has been a bit rough lately. I thought I might try and explain some...Ok, to air my dirty laundry, here goes...

I struggle from bi-polar, migraines, and have multiple herniated discs in my back. I was out on a medical leave from my job for trying to get my self straightened out (whatever that may be) when my husband of only 6 months, got in an industrial accident and nearly died! He was/is a welder and had been working for the union and kept getting laid off due to our lovely economy. So we decided that it might be best if he left the union and find just a regular welding job; so he found a structural job. Then in June, we went through a level of hell that we didnt know existed! Jason (my husband) fell off a second story building head first onto concrete. He had to be air lifted to the University of Utah Trauma center where they discovered he had broken his neck, tore his vertebral artery, and sustained multiple brain injuries and damages. He was in a coma for about a month and in the hospital for just over 6 weeks. Then we had months and months of all kinds of different therapies. We have been receiving workmans compensation and thank god that we did cuz we wouldnt have survived if not. But now, we are so behind that our mortgage company refuses to help us because Jasons prognosis is unknown (apparently every brain injury is unique to every individual and there is no way to know if he can or will ever work again and if so, at what capacity).

So this past few weeks have been a living hell because I have no one to talk to or vent to as no one understands. Jason barely says a word to me ever, like we have 2-3 conversations, i mean sentences, per day, if that. He is so miserable and I feel completely at a loss as to how to help him. I've tried to get him interested in so many things and nothing is working. I started this blog as a way to help me find motivation and a life worth living again cuz I figure if Im happier then maybe that would help him. But with this whole foreclosure looming over my head, and all the stress and pain I myself am going through, I made some stupid mistakes this past week and took a bunch of pills. Of course I know that that was a HORRIBLE idea and God doesnt forgive suicide and I regret it, but I still dont feel any better. So we have like one month to come up with $8000 or we have to move out and be homeless. So is it any wonder that I feel lost and guilty and dont know what to do? I feel like everything is completely my fault (and the families are kinda leaning toward those same feelings i think) and there is no way out. But they are trying their best to help us in whatever manner they can which is awesome. But still $8000 seems quite overwhelming!

Have I complained enough yet?!? I just need somewhere to talk so this is it! And I think that this is why I took to doing a blog so much cuz its fun and exciting and I get to play with pretty colors and fun designs and somehow, no matter how trivial it may seem to everyone I know, it makes me feel somehow pretty and like I have some kind of purpose again. And this is probably the last time I am going to go off on this long tangent. I just thought that maybe a little perspective into why I say certain things sometimes may help make sense. And what better way for you to get to know me than for me to just blurt it out and tell all my dirty little secrets right?!?

So there it is, a little perspective...

Hope I didnt bore you all and turn you against reading my blog cuz that was never my intention. I really just needed to vent. And hey if anyone has any ideas on help with foreclosure I would certainly be appreciative to anything you might have to help us out. And of course if there are any millionaires who just cant figure out where to spend their money, I could def help you out there, lol.

So next time will be a post about nails and beauty or crafts, not this emotional shit I promise!

Again, thanks for reading, esp if you made it all the way thru!

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Quick mani...

Well, I was going to do a challenge, but, I guess I cant play well with others! :O So this was going to be one with  ladybugs, but my ladybug image would NOT stamp. I tried different polishes, going faster, slower, and then just gave up. So it ended up looking like a winter background...which coincided quite well with the change of weather we seem to be experiencing. One day its 80 then the next its snowing! Gotta love UTAH weather right! But all in all I think it looked pretty good...see what you think.

I used my new white polish that I got from NAILITE for only 99 cents, I think its called Marshmallow. But I really liked it! It had a good formula, and was a really good white, not too pasty and not too silvery. Then I stamped with Sally Hansen, Grey Area, which to me looks brown, but ya, maybe Ive become color blind?!? The stamp was Shany 18. I was happy to finally find that one of my Shany plates worked! Ive had such a hard time with everyone Ive used thus far. 

Ok, so there it is... a kinda meh, boring mani. But I vowed to always show how each turns out.

Guess you all noticed that I never got my caviar mani done...but it will. Just havent had time to lately. Life has gotten crazy and quite rough to the point I wanna run away and die. But instead, I'll just keep doing my nails and hopefully that will keep me in a somewhat pleasant mood. Ok, done venting for now, and hey thanks for listening!

Hope I didnt scare you all away and you'll check back again to see what Im up to. For now, Ciao!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Light it up Blue...Autism awareness

Hi all! Hope youre having a glorious day! The sun is shining here but its windier than crap! I think March is still trying to come in like a lion not realizing its April now. I think we had wind gusts of 100 mph at the peak...yikes!

Anyway. I've learned that April is Autism Awareness month

 and today is Light it Up Blue!

 So to support Autism, we are encouraged to light a blue light, whether it is in a window, a porch light, etc.  I was going to put my blue xmas lights around my window but I forgot they were burned out this past year and got thrown away. (a little side note...after my husbands brain injury, it has come out that he suffers from a mild form of autism, Aspergers, and I am trying my hardest to be supportive and understanding but I am falling short. So Im hoping that when he sees this mani he'll understand that I do care and love him and am trying to be the best wife I can :) )


 So, I'll show you my blue mani instead. HOWEVER, it is not my design...I got it from Casey at stampaholicnailart.  Hers is really awesomely perfect, mine was a first attempt but I still think it came out ok.

So without further ado here is my version...

I used Sinful Colors Cinderella (LOVE love L.O.V.E this color!) as the base and then for the puzzle pieces I used Pure Ice French Kiss (blue), NYC Broadway Burgundy Frost (red), Bonita Neon Poppy (yellow). The stamp is Cheeky XL plate A.  Casey put more light blue in her puzzle and I wish I would have done that but I was trying to be a little different...however imitation is the sincerest form of flattery right!?!?

Well, thanks for stopping by and seeing what I was up to today.