Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bye Bye Dairy Queen!

If I order an Oreo Blizzard at Dairy Queen the is it wrong of me to expect...hmmm...let's see, some Oreos in it.  What is going on DQ.  I remember the days of ordering an Oreo Blizzard and barely being able to see the vanilla ice cream because there were so many pieces of Oreo in it.  I know times are tough for everyone but if I am going to for over my $$ for an Oreo Blizzard then serve up the Oreos.  

What I got today was so bad I just had to say something.  He handed me what looked more like a cup of blended vanilla ice cream with one Oreo blended through out.  I asked him what was going and told him it seemed like they aren't putting any Oreos in.  He said that when the Oreo bits are really small you can't see them.  Well if it tastes like vanilla ice cream and you are calling it an Oreo Blizzard then there is a problem.  I just remember how they used to be.  He did offer some extra Oreos for me to put in myself but goodness for $4.20 don't you think it should have been an actual Oreo Blizzard to begin with.

I think Dairy Queen has lost a customer.  More often than not I come away disappointed.  My money is better spent elsewhere

I Am Back With Sinful Colors Let's Meet

First and foremost let me thank you all for the well wishes.  Death expected or unexpected is something that as I get older seems to be harder and harder to deal with.  I feel so deeply for the wife and son that were left behind and my heart just aches for them.  Monday was the funeral which my husband and I attended and then yesterday I felt like I could not function.  This is not someone who I was super close to, we went to college together.  I have seen him off and on through the years.  The fact of the matter was he was such a friendly and nice guy.  Always positive, always respectful, always funloving.  When someone like that dies there is always the question of why.  One of which I have racked my brains with for that past week and know I won't come up with an answer but still try.  Sorry for being long winded but I think I just needed to get it out.

Moving on to brighter and happier things I decided to do a bright color on my nails.  This is Sinful Colors Let's Meet.  You can still see my nail line after 3 coats but I like this color.  

Sinful Colors Let's Meet

I haven't done a Konad in ages and am clueless as to what colors might go well with this.  Any thoughts?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Zoya Raven

It's is black.  Like my mood.  Death sucks.  Unexpected death of a young person sucks even more.  I couldn't bring myself to do any other color.  I am human.  It always takes me a while to process things like this.  As much as I know I shouldn't question things I just don't get it.  It seems so unfair.  I wish someone would tell me there has been a mistake but it seems I am out of wishes. :-(

Zoya Raven

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blue Gradient Attempt

Not to many words because I am not sure how I feel about this.  So much so the left hand is done and I am probably going to remove it in the next hour.  Gradient manicures are so pretty and since I have never tried one I thought I'd give it a go.  Total failure because I didn't have the makeup sponges to do it.  What else do people use or is that pretty much it.  I just used a regular sponge, lol, and hoped for the best.

Not horrendous but I will get the makeup sponge and try it again another time.  I took the picture close enough but far enough!!

Blue Gradient Attempt

From the cuticle to tip I used:
Zoya Ginessa
Funky Fingers Mad Hatter
Funky Fingers 220 Volts
Funky Fingers Alice
Zoya Ibiza

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hmmm...Lot's of Sinful Colors Posts.

Isn't it funny that I was clued into the fact that Sinful Colors was on sale be the sheer number of blog posts this week swatching Sinful Colors polishes.   I haven't been buying much polish lately which means I haven't even been checking for sales.  When I noticed so many Sinful Colors post in my blog stream I immediately pulled up the Walgreens flyer for this week and my theory was correct.  Sinful Colors $.99 this week.  I put $5.30 in my pocket and headed to Walgreens.  I allowed myself 5 bottles but only ended up getting 4.

Here are the lovely new additions to my collection:

Sinful Colors Mini Haul 9-15-10

From left to right: See You Soon, Let's Meet, Under 18, Innocent

Thank you to my fellow bloggers for the subliminal notice that it was time for me check out the sale.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Water Marbling- It Has Been A While

Hi everyone, hope your week is going well.  In my previous post I showed a quick swatch of Sinful Colors Snow Me White.  Perfect base for water marbling.  I went with a purple's theme this time.  I really like water marbling but usually don't have time for it.  Hence only one hand was done and I was off to something else.

Either way I am sharing the one hand with you.

Colors used:
Sinful Colors Snow Me White base and marbling
Zoya Perrie- OMG!! I have never used this before..I have to go check my pictures and see. 
China Glaze C-C-Courage
Sinful Colors Let's Talk

Purples Water Marbling

Sorry no clean up. Like I said sometimes it is off to something else.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Hey everyone.. it has been a while since I have done a nail post but I have a few coming.  I have really laid of painting my nails so much as the acetone or something really seemed to be weakening my nails.  I was itching for a quick mani so I just did a white polish that I haven't tried yet.

I remember when I was a child and me and my sisters would go to my grandmother's house for the summer.  She was the church secretary so she had office space in the basement to get work done.  Even though she had all sorts of nail polish upstairs there was nothing like painting our nails with a bottle of white out.  That used to be the white nail polish when I was!!

Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Salsa Chicken

Here it is. . I can't cook.  No one ever really taught me how.  On a daily basis I struggle with what to make for dinner.  We have the same meals over and over and over.  Tacos, grilled cheese, spaghetti, sausage and rice and there is of course breakfast for dinner night. Time is of the essence with so many schedules so I am on the lookout for yummy recipes that don't take forever to make.

As I mentioned before tacos is high on our list.  We also like chicken.  I found this Salsa Chicken recipe on and gave it a shot today.  Prep time was like 10 minutes max.  Seriously that is my kind of meal.  Looks kind of gross in the picture but hey, it is what it is.

Salsa Chicken

The verdict is in:  Both kids liked it.  At least that is what they told me.  They said it tastes like a chicken taco.!!! It was pretty good with a dollop of sour cream on top.  How could anything smothered in chedder cheese and sour cream be a  bad thing.  I'll put this on the calendar to have again sometime next month.  Now I have to find something to make tomorrow for dinner.

Any suggestions for quick and yummy meals.  I am all ears!!

I Hate Bugs...

And the more I hate them the more I see them.  Call me a chicken if you want.  I know I am 20 million times bigger than them but I am scared of them and they have no business showing up where they don't belong.

I have started seeing the craziest bugs that I didn't used to see.  Growing up we had a damp basement so I was used to seeing the long bugs with 1,000,000,000 legs.  Box elders in the windows, a daddy long legs here and there.  Whatever, I got used to that.  Somewhat.

Recently between spiders, thousand legs, and some other things I can't even begin to identify I am just paranoid.  I don't even want to get close enough to squash them dead.  That is how afraid I am of these things.  Typically I'll call a braver family member to do the dirty work while they get their laughs in at my expense.  That is fine as long as it is dead.

My weapon of choice when nobody is here to do it for me, anything that I can spray.  Something that I can stand as far away as I can and kill it (or at least immobilize it).  Hairspray, Lysol, air freshener, tub cleaner, ant spray, carpet cleaner are all in my arsenal of bug killing weapons.  There you have it.  I just killed a bug with some Scrub Free and watched it shrivel up and die.  If it would have just stayed outside where it belongs then there wouldn't have been a problem.