Sunday, August 24, 2014


I cannot believe the pups are a month old already. The time is just going way too quickly because even though they are a ton of work at this point, it just kills me to think of them leaving. Only two boys don't have their new fur-ever homes yet.

And of course I will share a couple of pics and a hilarious video. Seriously, take the 3 minutes to watch the video. Super cute and funny.

This little blue ribboned boy is going to my daughter. His name is Zero after the dog from Nightmare Before Christmas. He's quite the spoiled baby already.

I got my new Nail It magazine the other day and found out a mani that I had submitted for consideration in the fall/Halloween mani section was used this time around.
I don't even need to tell you which one it is because I'm sure you recognize the hand pose. LOL

They also used the first mani of mine they ever used, a fancy french, on one of their advertising pages for the 4th time. AND someone else mentioned me in a picture of their mani that was inspired by the fancy french. Pretty much made my day!

For the past couple of years I've had the Droid 4 phone which I bought on eBay when my Droid 3 fell into the pool because I'm a genius. It's been on its way out for awhile, but it killed me to have to part with it because it had a slide out full keyboard. As someone who types for a living, I have always been very attached to having a slide out keyboard. Everyone is obvi too cool for that now, so they don't make phones that have that anymore.

It was very difficult for me to choose a new one, but I finally had to suck it up and just have a touch screen keypad. I got the Samsung Galaxy S5 last week. Once my hubby explained and showed my the Swype feature, I completely fell in love with it. The pictures and videos it takes are amazeballs.

So amazeballs, in fact, that it actually shows purples and lavenders as purples and lavenders. Not as some blue-toned nonsense. I took pics of this mani at home with my camera as I normally do, and as usual, the color was a problem. I took this pic at work with the phone, and I was surprised to see that it was actually the correct color.
China Glaze Agent Lavender and Fade Into Hue, American Apparel Mount Royal, Llarowe LLC-A stamp
This mani is actually a fail even though it doesn't look like it. I had done my base with China Glaze Agent Lavender. My plan was to stamp with two different coordinating colors.  After I did that based, I used the LeaLac LLC-A stamp plate and stamped the flowers with both China Glaze Fade into Hue and American Apparel Mount Royal.

As you can see, the lighter stamp under the dark stamp didn't show up. Luckily it still managed to look okay enough that I didn't try to start over.

My time is way too limited at this point in time. I have to try to plan doing anything nail related to times when I'm "hoping" the puppies will be asleep for at least a couple of hours.

This wonderful new phone did do one very, very bad thing that will take me forever to fix.  I was sitting on the deck trying to take hummingbird videos, and my phone told me my memory was too full. Um...excuse me? I just got the damn thing! 

So as I'm looking through the pics on it trying to figure out what, if anything, I'm willing to delete, I come across a Picasa album that appears to have almost my entire catalog of nail pics along with pics of Griffin. That's weird, since I don't even have Picasa on my laptop. So I go through and delete every.single.nail picture and just leave the pics of Griff.

And a little while later I look at the blog, and the pictures are all gone. WTF. Evidently something with the blog is connected to Picasa. How that then made it connected to my phone is beyond me, but now I have to painstakingly go back and try to re-add all of my pictures. Over 200 of them. Just thinking about it again makes me want to throw myself on the floor in a full-on two year old temper tantrum. I have a memory card coming that should be here in a couple of days, and Kev said he'll see if he can fix it, but something tells me it's not going to work. 
I really need to soak off my nails and then reapply them. I need to time it out so that they'll need replacing around the 10th or 11th of September, because on September 13th we are leaving for a week for a much needed vacay in Cancun. Of course I want my nails to look good for that!
Puppies are cute, but they have absolutely no regard for anything else I may want to do around here. The only thing I have to keep up with is washing the kitchen floor which is now getting done three to four times a day. I'm really happy right now that I have a steam mop floor cleaner.


  1. You're leaving the puppies for a week... Waaaaaaa I could never,... just saying! :o( As for the pictures on the phone...I'm no help there.... and the mani is fine...puppies are much more important!!!

    1. I'm not thrilled about it and will be a complete basket case, but the trip was planned and paid for months ago.
      And yes, puppies trump nails. Every time!

  2. I know... :( They will be ok!!!

  3. Oh, I'll be spending plenty of time watching them either on ustream or my dlink cam. Cancun is always just a lazy week so it won't be hard to keep an eye on them. It just hurts my heart to miss out on a week with them.

  4. Love the mani, like a chinese plate! Puppy is super cute dropping off in his water bowl!