Saturday, December 14, 2013

A Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, a young teen got creative and made up a whole bunch of cute Christmas sled ornaments for all of her family. She used popsicle sticks to form the little sleighs, wrapped up tiny pieces of styrofoam to look like presents, attached strings to them for hanging on the tree, and personalized each and every one with the recipient's name. The 13-year-old carefully packed each family's ornaments and wrapped them in bright shiny paper, then either delivered them or mailed them out. Everybody liked their little sleds.

31 years later, one of the girl's cousins posted on Facebook about the adorable ornament from her childhood that she always placed on her tree, along with a picture of said ornament. Other members of the extended family chimed in, discussing how they always kept them safe and still hung them on their trees each year. One cousin's wife even described how her husband made sure to carefully wrap it each year and put it in a place of honor on the tree each year. This made the girl feel very loved, and close to her family, even though they are spread out across the entire nation.

Though the girl, now a widowed woman, was having a pretty terrible year, this one bright point gave her hope that she just might be able to get through it all anyway. She may not be living happily ever after, but at least there's hope for an after.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Fund Our Fosters AKA HELP!

I've got an 8x8x8 fundraiser going. I'm asking everybody who can to give just $8, and/or share this with 8 people who might give, so that I can raise $888 to pay off my cat boarding bill. Over on the side there, to your right is a widget you can click on to see the fundraiser.

I'm also desperately seeking foster for any or all of the six cats. I have the dogs into foster care, so they are currently safe, but I'd like to be able to keep at least a couple of the cats if not all of them. However, I'm literally hanging on by a thin thread right now. Today would be my 12th anniversary, and one week from now it will be six months since The Mate passed. I just do not want to lose the animals that are pretty much my sole remaining link to him.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Taking A Chance

I said I wasn't going to do this, because nobody gives a rat's ass about me and my blog besides family, but I'm gonna go for it anyway. This has nothing to do with nail polish (although I could talk about it if requested), and everything to do with everything being pretty much a huge wreck in my life right now.

In a nutshell, my husband died, I lost my job both my vehicles are broken, my house burnt, my psoriasis is flaring up horribly, I can't pay my bills, I'm about to lose my pets, and I'm just barely hanging on by the tips of my fingers to a really frayed rope that's about to give out.

You can click the following flyer to be taken to a page that has much more detail, and where you can find the fundraiser, and the various social media platforms I've started to try and get the word out there and see if I can get some help.

Above and beyond funds, if anybody has alternative ideas or can offer up some kind of non-financial support, I'm welcoming it all. I've tried to see if there was a way to barter for work on my Jeep (the van will require a new engine, so I'm not even trying for that, the Jeep just needs transmission work). I've applied for job after job after job (I'm really only limited to not working in food service, although anything with a lot of walking and standing is probably going to be sorta rough). I've asked everybody I know if they or any friends or family can take in my pets, or some of them while I get situated somehow. In short, I can't think of anything else to do.

Basically, I'm just begging for help, and I don't know where else to turn.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holidays Are Busy!

Time just flies right on by, doesn't it? You'd think that having just the two of us for the holidays would mean I'd have a lot more time to laze around and do blog posts, but that has not been the case this year. Well, some of that is because we had to replace our toilet (talk about excitement, haha) and catch up on some other stuff around here, and some is because we were just caught up in the fun of watching holiday movies all cuddled up together.

I have been working on editing pictures of the holiday manis I did, but today I'll be sharing a couple more Cult Nails polishes, as those are ready to show off. Two gorgeous colors, as they always are. Here's a peek.

In other news, well, there isn't really much news. We're still trying to work on some remodeling around here, but that's pretty slow going, and the rest is pretty much all the same stuff, so I won't bore you with excruciating detail on that. Let's just look at the polish, okay?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Okay, I'm still editing a lot of pictures so today I'm just going to do a massive phone pic dump, and call it good. And by massive I mean REALLY massive, a ton of pictures, and no words. It's like Wordless Wednesday, except I'm putting words up here, so it doesn't really count. If you've been around my blog a bit, you've probably seen most of these already, just taken with my camera instead of the phone. But if you're new, and/or you just like to look at lots of pictures of nail polish, then this is the post for you. So with that, jump in and enjoy!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I Have A Green Thumb!

And with that green thumb, I have a bunch of other green fingers too! In other words, today's Cult polish is Deal With It! and I just adore it. Here's a quick peek at it.

Sorry about the poor cleanup there, but it happens. Anyway, not much to say, and it's the middle of the night, so I'll just get right to the pictures. Click on in if you'd like to see more.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

All About The Bling!

So I'm back on the wagon here, and joining with all the lovely ladies on the Polish Days train. I don't have much to chat about today, so I'll just let the pictures do the talking. Sneak peek...

I must admit, I kinda cheated. I used the Sally Hansen strips for this mani. But I think it still counts, since it's super blingy, right? Anyway, if you want to see more pictures of it, hop on in and take a look.

Friday, November 30, 2012

I'm A Total Slacker

Yeah, I haven't been posting on the regular, but you're probably used to that from me by now. I'm not going to claim that I will suddenly be all posting every day, because chances are that I won't be, because I'm doing some more stuff around here and just not on my computer to edit pictures quite as much. Plus, I'm spending a bit more time reading as well, which takes up even more time. Still, I'm hoping I can get more motivated and figure out a good schedule.

Anyway, today I'm going to share with you yet another Cult Nails polish. Two of them, actually. I started with Nevermore, and then added Happy Ending over it, which was really a great name, because it totally was all happy making for me. But then I love me some glitter. Here's a sneak peek, of what it looks like with regular top coat and with matte top coat.

So with that, feel free to hit the link and look at more pictures, or wander off to another, more interesting blog.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

How Did Wednesday Get Here So Fast?

Wow, time is just flying by, maybe because I've been fairly busy. Not complaining, mind you, just noting. So yeah, it's Wednesday, and I'm sure you know what that means. Why yes, On Wednesdays We Wear Pink. Just click this picture if you'd like to go to the site and look at all the nail bloggers who participate in this one. Some every single week, some once in a while (I'm closer to the latter); regardless, it's a fun little thing to do.

So, today's color is another from Cult Nails of course. It's called Untamed, and it's very pink. Here's a small peek at it.

Can I just say that I really love this one? I know, I've said before I'm not a huge pink person when it comes to nail polish, but this is the kind of color that makes me say maybe I can be. And like all of the polishes from Maria, this too has a fantastic formula. I love polishing my nails with these, because by know I just know it's going to go on easily and smoothly, and look great, even if it's not a color I'd normally choose. Speaking of choosing colors, I just got my order of the most recent collection, and I must say, it's yet another home run. I'm going to have to have another Cult Nails fest very soon for this, and the top coats from the previous collection. That makes me happy. Anyway, I've got to get moving on chores, and so on, so let's jump to the pictures. There's a bonus at the end if you do!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Charmed, I'm Sure.

As you may have figured out, I'm trying a couple really small changes lately, and I think I like the way it looks. For one, I'm adding a small picture before the jump, so you can decide if you want to see more pictures or not. And secondly, I'm putting all my chit chat before the jump as well. Mostly anyway. I'm hoping it will streamline the way the blog looks, and make it easier to check out just the colors you're interested in. Like today's color, which is the lovely Charming from, of course, Cult Nails.
As with all of their polishes, the formula on this is wonderful, and the color is gorgeous. I am seriously in love with these polishes, and if I had to choose one brand to wear forever based on how they apply, Cult polishes would be THE one, hands down. Yes, it's a bit pricier than some others, but in this case, you really get what you pay for. The only thing that would kinda suck would be not having every color ever - but a small business can't put out the volume of one of the big brand names.

Anyway, not much going on around here right now, unless I want to whine and complain about my first world problems, which I'm just not gonna do. Instead, I'll shut up, and let you get on with looking at a bunch of pictures of this lovely polish, or maybe just leave my blog because I've bored you to tears. Whichever. Regardless, I hope things are going well for you.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Pretty Pretty Princess

As I said, more Cult Nails polish for you. Today's polish is Princess, which is just lovely. Here's a quick peek at it.

As always I'm super impressed with the quality of these polishes. I have yet to find a bad bottle, and I've ordered every one she's put out. Not much else to say today, I'm kinda worn out after a somewhat busy day, and am hoping to get to bed early. So if you want to see a bunch of pics of Princess, hit up the jump.

Friday, November 16, 2012


This is going to be a short post, since I don't have a ton of pictures. That's because I wasn't as insane about polish back in the day. Riiiight. So I've got a bunch of pink and red comparisons to share with you. And I'd better hurry, I've got chores to get done! Here we go!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Cult Nails Extravaganza!

Because Cult Nails recently released Behind Closed Doors, I decided to nab the untried Cult Nails polishes that I have around, and use them! So the next couple weeks will feature lots of Maria's polishes, which is awesome to me, because I seriously love everything they've sold. Even though it means I'll be eating real cheap for the next couple weeks, I totally got this collection (I'm pretty much on a No-Buy since I haven't gotten paid since July!). I told The Mate it could count as my Christmas present. Anyway, I may be missing out on all the holiday collections this year, but I was NOT gonna miss out on this one, I haven't missed a Cult collection yet! I'm super lucky that without my income we can still manage what we need, and a few wants as well.

So, no whining about money, that's not what this blog is about. Here's a small preview picture of Feeling Froggy!

I love this color quite a bit, it's a gorgeous shimmery green that makes me happy. It's also close to the color of our lawn, which of course is not going to be green much longer with winter coming along. We had our first bit of snow yesterday, but of course it's all melted. I'm looking forward to more. I hope it's not as mild as last year. Alright, you're probably not here to listen to me babble, so let's get to the pictures. Click away if you want to see more.