Tuesday, December 2, 2014


December? Unbelievable. I don't know where the year went. All I know is I want the damn Christmas shopping DONE. I am finished shopping for my daughters and grandkids, and I'm almost done with my sons-in-law, but figuring out what to get my 86 year old mother who needs and wants nothing is a friggin' nightmare every year.

Up until a couple of years ago I could at least buy her clothes for work, but once my brother closed his store, she stopped working. She told me last night she has clothes in her closet that she's never even worn since she has no place she really goes to wear them. 

Kill me.

I've also somehow managed to spend a shit ton more than I planned. Every year that seems to happen. It's like I blink and I've spent too much, but it feels like I've bought nothing. Things are so much more expensive than they were even a couple of years ago. Also, buying for a 15 year old boy sucks. On his list? 6 or 7 video games. Oh, that's super fun for me, and the damn things are ridiculously pricey. He also isn't really into making a list for me, so at this point he's getting what I "think" he'll like. At least he likes clothes. 

The point is.....kill me.

I did this mani for Thanksgiving. It's always hard to think of something to do that won't horrify my mom. Let's just say she is not a fan of the whole nail art thing. It's just one more thing she probably thinks I'm too old for. She's adorable and I love her, but I try not to shock her with my so-called taste.  Nobody commented on this one so I'll call that a win.
China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Essie No Place Like Chrome, LeaLac LLC-A snowflake stamp
I've been using some pretty random polishes lately. I've had China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic for ages.  As in it's in my first drawer of blue polishes.  I didn't want to do white snowflakes again so I used my old standby,  Essie No Place Like Chrome. It never fails me.  The snowflake stamp is from the LeaLac LLC-A plate.

Speaking of them, does anybody know if they're ever going to make a "C" plate? I wish they would. They have the biggest images of all my plates, and I love them so much.

Oooo, I do have one semi-happy thing. Sometimes I will enter sweepstakes online. It's actually what I used to do before I became nail obsessed. I used to enter about 250 a day; now I'm lucky if I enter 20 a week. This morning I decided to enter the 7 weekly enter sweeps on my list and found my name on the winners list of one of them as a weekly winner.  I say "semi-happy" because my name was posted on November 26th, and I haven't seen an email from them or gotten a phone call. I get so much junk email every day that I'm afraid I may have missed it or tossed it by mistake. 

I've been stalking my email all day. It's a prize worth receiving since it's a $495 men's watch. 

In the meantime, I'll just keep crossing my "used to type sweeps entries" fingers and hope that email comes soon.


  1. Awesome as always.

    Strange, my mom is not into the whole "Nail art thing" either. Just one more thing she thinks is only for girls. Bwahahah!

  2. Love the mani!! Do they treat you like you don't even HAVE nails?? That's what my co-workers do!!! I don't expect accolades every day, but come on... they have to see my neon purple nails or whatever! hahaha Ok, who cares anyway!!! As for the missing email... can't you query it, in your trash folder... I figured you already tried that, but just making sure!! :)

    1. Yeah, they actually do pretty much act like they don't exist. It's pretty hilarious.
      And I did search every which way for the email. It's possible they haven't sent it yet.
      I'll wait a few days and see.

  3. This is very pretty manicure! Have you tried Vat19? I swear by that website, they have so many awesome gifts for people who are impossible. LOL! Good luck!

    1. Oh, I have never heard of Vat19 but will check it out. Lord knows I need another place to shop. (eye roll).