Huesday: Alabama Shakes

Posted on April 10, 2012 and tagged Stuff I Like with comments

Hooray! It's Huesday and the first album by Alabama Shakes comes out! So that'll be on repeat all day. Here's a special Alabama Shakes insipired Huesday. Enjoy!

Image via Death & Taxes Mag

The View from my Phone: Week 14

Posted on April 8, 2012 and tagged Art & Photography with comments

I mentioned before about how I get embarassed taking photos of random things on the street, and I said I was almost over my irrational fear of photography. But I wasn't totally over it until this week.

Whenever I take out my phone to snap a photo in public, people always act strange. They look worried that they're going to be in the picture, or mumble something to their friend like "Why is that weird girl taking a picture of a squirrel?" Or even worse, "She must be a tourist." Ack! Well the self-consiousness I felt before is now totally gone.

A few days ago I took my camera out to take a photo of the construction site you can see below and some woman gave me the strangest look. What, like you never take pictures of empty construction sites? I felt really self-conscious and weird, but when I put my camera away and looked down the street at her, she was digging a huge wedgie out of her butt crack with both hands. Suddenly, I didn't feel like I was the weirdest person on the street. Thanks lady! You finally helped me overcome my totally irrational fear of taking photos in public!

Caturday: Easter Kitties

Posted on April 7, 2012 and tagged Art & Photography, Personal with comments

Barney and Marshall don't know what Easter is, but they do love playing with plastic eggs and sitting in baskets, so it's fine by them!

I've been lazy this weekend, so I only have one link for you today, but it's all you need. I made these healthy baked onion rings a couple days ago and they were a huge hit!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Easter Party Nail Art

Posted on April 5, 2012 and tagged DIY, Stuff I Like with comments

Hello everyone! Here's some special nail art for you today, I call it Easter Party! But it's so colorful and cute it would be suitable for any party, Easter or otherwise! There's a party on your nails and everyone's invited! ...Sorry, I'll never talk like that again.

Isn't this a nerdy picture? Oh hi, I'm just resting my hand on these plastic eggs. A totally natural and normal thing to do. But I included it in the post because you can see the dots really well on my thumb.

I started out with a couple coats of a pearly white polish. Next I added yellow, pastel blue, pink and mint green dots. A toothpick dipped in nail polish works great to get the polka dots. I found it was easier to start with one color and randomly place dots on all my nails, then move on the next color, filling in the gaps as I went.

Here's a list of nail polish colors I used:

  • Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Fog
  • Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Air
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow
  • Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet (my most favorite color ever!)
  • Essie Mod Square

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