Saturday, February 28, 2015

New hair

 Today we took Tara to have her hair trimmed. She hasn't had it trimmed since last July. It needed it really bad. I told her that I wouldn't let them take much off, but when we got there the girl said that she should have at least 2 inches cut off. I felt really bad because her hair is finally getting long & takes forever to grow. The girl straightened it after, so I'm not sure how short it will look when we wash it & let it air dry & be curly. I'm hoping it is finally growing & will keep growing. My hair took forever to grow too. Now it just won't get past a certain length. She looked so cute today with it straight. It looks much healthier.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Nail Files. Week # 194

I felt like something bright this week. I had on China Glaze-Rose Among Thorns & Wet n' Wild Fergie-Tasty Tasty.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015


It was very cold out today. I went to the animal shelter & walked 5 or 6 dogs. My eyelashes felt frozen & my nose hairs were frozen. haha. I had a lady shadow me today. She followed me around & watched what I did. 4 more Tuesdays to go & I should be moving into the cat room, as long as I don't miss a day (if there is a snow day & no school) or if something else comes up. There is a dog that has been there for a while now & I think she is interesting looking. Her name is Chopstick & she is 8 years old & Australian shepherd/Akita mix. She has a sister name Betty, that is a black lab.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

5 Things Making Me Happy This Week

1. Being all caught up on "The Batchelor"
2. The book that I am reading, "Savannah Breeze" by Mary Kay Andrew.s
3. Having my 1st Shamrock Shake of the season.
4. Getting to spend some time with hubby on Friday night. He's been working a lot of overtime.
5. Hearing birds chirpping in the morning while we were waiting for the bus. It's been a while since we heard them.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

How to beat the Winter Blues

1. Light candles.
2. Look at photos from Summers past.
3. Do a Mani or Pedi.
4. Google some photos of beaches & palm trees.
5. Add a beach scene as your desktop or iphone background.
6. Buy some fresh flowers & put them on your kitchen table or mantel.
7. Start planning your Summer vacation.
8. Do some of your favorite indoor hobbies (Mine are scrapbooking, reading, writing to pen pals, organizing, decorating).
9. Bake 1 of your favorite desserts.
10. Work on your Summer bucket list.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Nail files. Week #193

I got color inspiration from this blanket. The colors are a little different, but I think they look great together. We have this blanket on our couch. The darker blue is OPI~On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Light blue is China Glaze~Dashboard Dreamer & the green is China Glaze~Trip of a Lifetime. The 2 China Glaze's are from the Road trip mini collection. I got the OPI at my hair salon, they have regular size for $5.99. I love the blues, so pretty.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Last week I didn't make it to the animal shelter because there was a 2 hr delay for school & I had to go food shopping. It was suppose to snow all day today, but it didn't, so I made it to the shelter. I walked 1 dog, a pitbull terrior mix named Blossum. Then they had me work on some name tags. I added some pink & white papers to them & plastic for new volunteers. I really like doing office projects. Hopefully they'll have me do some more.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Dancing at the Hockey game

So today was Valentine's day. We went to a make up dance practice for the Hockey game. The Monday class last week was canceled because of a snow storm & no school. We went to eat with some friends after practice to a place called Portland Pie co (Pizza pie, not dessert pie). The pizza is awesome. I've bought the gluten free dough at Shaws supermarket & Mckinnon's. The game seemed to take so long. We were waiting for the girls to dance. They didn't dance until the 2nd intermission. They did really good & it was fun. We are in the middle of a blizzard now.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Nail files. Week # 192

I found this polish in AC Moore today. I didn't even know that they had nail polish. I only got 1 to try, but they were 3 for $5. This is Tips & Toes by Nicole. I don't see a color on it, but it says RP100. I thought it was kind of Valentiney.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Valentines decorations

We finally decorated for Valentine's Day. I think some of the stuff is still missing.

I got some cards from pen pals.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mommy & Me Monday

Saturday we went to visit my parent's in my hometown in MA. We went out for pizza with my Dad to a place called Santarpios. The original 1 is the best, in Boston, but this 1 is awesome too.

Linking up with Krystyn from "Really Are you serious?"

Saturday, February 7, 2015

5 Facts about Me

1. I have a thing about eyelashes. I just started wearing mascara everyday a year or 2 ago. I use to just wear it on weekends & special occasions.
2. I hate blush, bronzer & tanning.
3. I didn't get my driver's license until I was 23. I grew up in the Boston suburbs. Totally crazy drivers & I hated driving there.
4. I've met over 100 of my pen pals. I was roomie's with 1 of my pen pals for 2 years. We met up & traveled together before we were roomies. She is from MI & lived in MA with me. She moved back to MI in 2001, I think.
5. I've known my best friend since I was 6 & she was 5. She has always lived in VA & has never been to MA or NH. I hope someday she will come here.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Nail files. Week # 191

I thought I would just do a plain 1 color mani this week. I have on Chanel's Paradoxal. This was given to me, I don't usually pay more than $10 for nail polish.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Spring is Coming

I know it seems so far away. We are stuck in a snowy bitterly cold pattern. I've been extra depressed this Fall/Winter. December wasn't bad at all. No snow at all & quite a few days around 50 degrees. Once January hit that all changed, snow a few times a week & cold weather. Lots of 16 degree days. Now I am hybernating. As much as I can with a 7 & 1/2 year old. She has 3 dance classes & Brownies. I usually have 1 day a week where I can stay in & get stuff done. I've been trying to not do too much on the weekends. I rest up on the weekends for the week ahead. So I'm really trying to focus on Spring coming. I can't wait to get outside & start walking, have a garden, sit on the deck drinking some sangria, planning our Summer vacation (I like to do that when it's cold & snowy out), seeing butterflies, dragonflies & lady bugs. I feel like I am going to really appreciate the warm weather this year more than ever.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Mommy & Me Monday

These pictures are from December. We were just hanging out & thought we'd do some selfies. Hubby has been working late a lot lately, so we are trying to keep busy.

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