Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Holy crapballs. It is SO frickin' cold out!! I've been so worried about being cold and miserable tomorrow night that I decided I'd better try to prepare. The temp there is supposed to be in the low 20's, but the wind is also supposed to be 20-30 mph. Yikes!! So I went on the Walmart site last night and found some foot and toe warmer thingies that I had Kev pick up for me today. I figure they should help, even if it's just enough to avoid frostbite. Hell, there are 10 pairs of the tootsie warmers and 7 of the hand warmers.....wonder where else I can stick those suckers to stay warm.

I then decided maybe I should buy a pair of actual winter boots. I have an old pair, but they are too tight to be comfortable. I don't even wear them when I shovel. I usually throw on Kev's huge boots for that since fashion doesn't count while shoveling.

Since I live where I live, one would think that buying snow boots should be easy, right?  Wrong. As usual, the minute I try to get something there are none to be found. I don't want to pay a fortune, but I couldn't find any at any price. It's just ridiculous. Winter boots up here should pretty much be sold year round.

Since we are leaving fairly early tomorrow, I'm hoping we can either stop somewhere along the way or at least stop at Meier when we get to Ludington. Maybe they'll have some. If not, I hope those foot warmers do the trick. I don't think it's too much to ask that I get to have fun at the ball drop without actually freezing my balls.

I decided that I would post what I had on for Christmas. It was a frustrating evening when I did this. First of all, I completely forgot about doing nails until 11 p.m. Then the first couple of things I tried didn't work out. I wanted to do a Christmas plaid....fail.  I did my nails in a really pretty Orly red and stamped a white snowflake/deer sweater pattern on it....fail.  Thankfully I had only done the left hand because when I topcoated it, the red turned the white pink. 

Off that came. By now it was probably 12:30'ish so I grabbed another red, my Konad white polish and stamped snowflakes. Then I crossed my fingers as I topcoated. Thankfully it didn't run so I finished all ten fingers.

While I was in the midst of that, Tyler and I watched the Lego movie while she wrapped presents. She reminded me that I was supposed to be building a Lego house for Griffin that she was planning to put under the Christmas tree at her in-law's house so that he'd see it Christmas morning from Santa since the rest of his Santa gifts wouldn't be there.

Now, I've never played with Lego's. I started doing it, and omg!! I was loving it!!  I don't think I'd care to make shit up on my own, but following directions to build something was super fun. It was 4:30 a.m. before I called it quits to go to bed.  The next night before Griffin got to my house for family dinner at 5, Kev and I worked on it a little bit.  After some discussion, it was decided that the only way it was going to get done so that Tyler could bring it out to their house was if she and I did it after coming home from my mom's house that night.

We left my mom's around 2 a.m. after the gift opening Christmas Eve, and Tyler and I set about finishing the Lego project. I did the house, a car, a tree and a bird, and she did a sleigh, toys, a reindeer and Santa. She left my house to go to the in-laws at 5 a.m.

She said that Christmas morning Griffin was very excited to see it under the tree, and he thought it was amazing that Santa Claus had done that. That made it worth getting not so much sleep.

I'm already looking forward to continuing this new tradition next year. We're planning to get the North Pole village for next year. Suffice it to say we'll plan a lot better so that it's done ahead of time.

Here's what I eventually ended up with. Like I said yesterday, it isn't super exciting, but at least it's Christmas red and wintery.
Unknown Color Club red, Ali Express 12-51 snowflake stamp, holiday, winter, Christmas
If I hadn't been in such a rush, I would have looked for a polish with a name. As it was, I just grabbed what I thought looked like a good Christmas red, and it turned out to be a Color Club with no name on it. I used Konad white stamping polish with the Ali Express 12-51 snowflake pattern for the stamp.

And speaking of that plate, I was pissed when I looked at it!! All this time I didn't even realize it has other holiday images, reindeer, ornaments, wrapped presents....DUH. If I would have had more time to play, I probably could have had a lot of fun playing with those, especially the ornaments and packages.

I mean, who doesn't like playing with a good package?


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  2. WHAT! No picture of the legos! And please... do you know how happy I'd be with stamping that turned out that nice!!! The Ali Express plates, well, I'm a total fail with them... :o(

    1. Tyler took a pic of them set up under the tree, but I forgot to get it from her so even I haven't seen it. LOL
      I've had mostly good luck with my Ali plates, although once in awhile I'll find an image that doesn't work real well.

  3. You'll want to put some of those warmers in your back pockets, especially if your coat doesn't cover your butt! Definitely be looking for boots though. The warmers need air flow to stay warm, so the ones you stuff in shoes tend to not stay warm! Best use of them is in your coat pockets, and pull them out and give them a shake about every 30 mins or so. Trust me, I have a LOT of experience with trying to stay warm! The WalMart where I live has been carrying these 'cuddle duds' look in the ladies underwear and jammies area. The fleece ones are great for keeping you warm! And they're cheap, like $9 for each piece, shirt and pants. Have fun!

  4. Cute mani! Wishing you lots of luck staying warm. It was high of 33 yesterday for me here in Oregon.

    Would it be possible (sometime in the future) that you did a post (or we could do it via email or whatever) about stamping plates that are good/not good and polishes as well. I'm just starting to get into this and I really don't want to waste money on stuff that isn't good. I just received some Pueen plates for Christmas, but haven't messed with them yet. Thanks.

    1. I'd be happy to email with ya! I'm online most of the time anyway. LOL

    2. Yay!!!!!

      I sent you a pm on the sweeps site. Thanks!!!!