Saturday, February 23, 2013

Nail Files...Late again! :)

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I'm a day late! Sorry! :)  
I typically paint my nails Sunday night for the week, but this week we had Monday off, so I painted them then :).
Zoya doesn't disappoint! :)  (But my polish application does! :).

This is Zoya's Noot (a Greenish grey?) and Essie's Beyond Cozy as an accent nail.

I'm craving bright and springy colors again, so who knows what color this week will bring! :)

Don't forget to link up! (Even though I'm late!)

Monday, February 18, 2013


Today I...

Ran almost two miles on the treadmill (and did almost 5 on the bike!)
Graded 14 outside reading papers
Made a banana oatmeal smoothie (that B liked!)
Made chicken/veggie stir fry (and now I'm hungry again!)
Only ate one thing that's not super healthy (organic graham cracker bunnies from Target)
Did four loads of laundry
Will paint my nails
(well, we) Decided that we want to go to Punta Cana for vacation! I cannot wait!

Yesterday I...

Got my family to go back to school with me and paint set for two hours!
Relaxed and caught up on some DVR shows
Found out my Cougar Town episodes haven't been taping (it's on past my bed!)

Saturday I...

Went to dinner with Bryan and his family for his dad's 70th Birthday!
Picked up a cake for said birthday (it was delicious, and thank you momma for the idea!)
Went shopping with my momma (she bought me two cardigans from JC Penny! Thanks, Mom!)
Bought two new CDs...The Lumineers and Of Monsters and Men

This week I will...

Grade 34 research papers
Hold a cappella auditions for a talent competition in April
Have four after school drama rehearsals
PLAN PLAN PLAN for third tri (I've already started this!)
Get the music for the musical!

Eventually I...

Will teach myself piano
Practice singing/guitar
Write more often
Read more often
Stress less
Worry less
Not be angry about things I cannot control
Care more about the things I want to care about, not things I'm told are important

What will you do this week? :)

ETA--I think I'm addicted to Pinterest. Is there a 12 step program for this? :)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Nail files! 2/15/13

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I have no good pictures of my nails this week! Epic fail on my part. I painted them Sunday night, and by the time I thought of it, they were too chipped to bother.
The color is great, though! It's Maura by Zoya :).

Nail Polish-Maura Lg

This picture doesn't do it justice!  It's the perfect orangey-red and it was lovely for Valentine's Day!  

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Green Monsters! And awesome purses :)

Today, we made Green Monster Smoothies! :)

This is what we did (and you can add anything you want, really!)
2-3 handfuls of spinach (washed)
1 cup milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
1/2 cup yogurt (I used 0% chobani vanilla Greek yogurt)
1-2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 sliced banana (some say frozen, mine wasn't)
1/2 tablespoon cocoa powder (I couldn't really taste it, so I may add more)
1 tablespoon flaxseed ground ( I bought the seeds...that was a disaster!)
a few ice cubes to make it cold
I read that you should put the spinach on the bottom and the heavier items on top, so they don't fly around the blender and stick to the sides. That amount made the two glasses. I may add some cinnamon next time and more cocoa powder) Pinterest has a lot of great recipes, too, which fruit, etc 

That was what we did (and also the message I've sent people on facebook after they asked about them!)

This is what they looked like:

They were pretty tasty. I was impressed!

I'm going to try to make them the night before, and then eat them (drink them?) for breakfast. I don't have a lot of time in the morning, because I leave so early (and let's face it, I'm not exactly fully functioning that early!).

I got my new Target purses in the mail on Friday.  I took pictures.

I'm using the blue one now, and saving the mint one for when the weather is a bit nicer.  The blue one is HUGE. I love giant purses.

We also made breakfast for dinner (sorry, no pictures) and set off the smoke alarms! Because we rule.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Snow Day Nail Files!

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Happy Friday/Nail Files Day! Don't forget to link up! :)

This week I had spring I decided to go with a bright color!

This is Essie's Tart didn't translate as well in my picture (probably because I'm terrible at taking pictures and it's a phone picture...), but it's a great coral and it's long-lasting :).

I've been getting pretty spoiled...we had a snow day last Monday, and another today! Thanks, Nemo! :)

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Zoya Love!

I ordered four new Zoya polishes a while ago (they had a great promotion going on) and they arrived in the mail yesterday!

They are Jules, Noot, Paris, and Chyna (the pixie dust one!).

I really like them, and I cannot decide what color to go with this I tested them out (no base coat, no top coat).

My other issue is...I'm so OVER winter...I almost want to go with a bright, springy color!  It feels a bit early to be trying that though, as this week the temps are in the 20s...all week.  It feels like I would just be fooling myself and when it didn't get warmer for a least a month (March is typically in the 40s with some snow storms, etc), I would not be too happy about it! 

I am excited for March so we can maybe start running outside again. This weather makes me want to hibernate!

I just ordered two new purses (and The Help for the book club!).  They are in bright, springy colors:

Merona® Solid Satchel - Blue

Merona® Crossbody Handbag - Mint

I know I said I wouldn't shop on again, but I'm giving them another chance!  (And nothing I ordered is on back order, so hopefully that helps!)

I have been reading Gone Girl (for said book club) and it is CRAZY!  I stayed up until 1:00 AM reading and finally had to go to sleep.  Wow. That will give you crazy dreams!

Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl? I really don't watch (I enjoy the snacks and the commercials), but I want the 49ers to win!  Trenton Robinson is from my hometown! :) Whoo!

OH! I also won one of Christina's giveaways!  I got three eos lip balms, and I LOVE them!  She sent the sweetest note along with them and has the cutest blog!  Go check her out! :)

Well, I'm off to finish laundry, work out, and grade some papers! The life of a teacher! ;)

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Nail Files 2/1/13

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This is Recycle by China Glaze. I love a good grey, and this one fits the bill.  I almost went with Grey Area by Sally Hansen, but I decided on this. Another good wear...I painted my nails on Sunday (as seen here), and it's lasted the whole week with just some tip wear.  I love a good covering and long-lasting polish.

Don't forget to link up! :)