Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Easy manicures

I've never been a huge fingernail person, meaning I go through phases of growing my nails and having them professionally manicured.

But most of the time , I bite my nails. Horror of horrors! Especially knowing some of the things my nails have touched (as a nurse and a doggy mom)

Now that I have retired, I have decided I must do better! I really like professional manicures, but not the cost, upkeep, and the way they trim my cuticles. (Cuticles look good for a day or two, then hangnails like crazy develop when the skin starts to grow back!)

Did I mention I have a toe nail fungus that I'm sure I caught from a salon? After two rounds of help from my dermatologist, that seems to be resolving too.

So so what's a girl to do when she wants cute nails, but doesn't want to use a salon?

Do them myself !

My friend, Rita, sent samples of Jamberry nail wraps. See my first attempt. Two wraps, nail polish on other nails.

I do do not have a steady hand to paint, so I ordered a whole set of wraps.

The white stuff you see is lotion. But let me tell you, I am sold on this product. So easy and cute enough!!

I will try the less expensive wraps from discount stores too. My Jamberry wraps stayed on better than polish and that was even with sealing grout...no gloves!

I havent tried them on my toenails yet, but plan to later this week. I have given myself a pedicure, however, and have decided to do that myself for awhile too. It must be much healthier than sharing bowls with others.

So there you have it...my new project/hobby. Bonus: I'm not biting my nails!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Phone blogging ...continued

ok so my last post took forever and it's missing the last photo:

This is my son and his family's new home. They moved in just before Christmas.

Hello March!

Hello March!
I had such big plans for getting things done this year. My list is still ongoing, but we have been cooped up in my overcrowded sewing room for almost a month now.

I did finish my Daddy's new barn quilt

We are having tile installed in our main living areas, which has taken longer than we had planned. We have been sitting in the sewing room as a make shift den. We are getting tired of sitting in two glider rockers only. I miss stretching out on my couch!

Our grouting began today.... I think the wait will have been worth it!! I'm excited about our new floors!

I did finish Ida Annie!

Below is our Thomasville crew. They have moved into their new home.

Annabelle .. almost two years old

Annabelle has been enjoying some early Tennessee sunshine.

Picture below is the new house just before the Thomasville  crowd moved in.