We made it half-way through the work week, Kitschies!! I hope this week has been treating you well. It's raining tonight - FINALLY! I have a weather barometer for a knee so the rain is a very welcome relief.
A little bit of a different post for me tonight. As I mentioned in my post yesterday, I've hit a sort of a creative road block. It's not horrible - I can still be creative. I'm just in a permanent block with this week's nail challenge. However, in other areas, I've been rather constructive. I had a notice pop up on my blog this afternoon that said my background from www.thecutestblogontheblock.com will disappear after Friday (and I can't even access that page to see what the heck is going on there). That sorta lit a fire under my butt and I went searching for a new background. Obviously, I've found one, but I don't *love* it. It'll do, pig. I found this one (and many other possible choices) at Simply Blog It Backgrounds. All their backgrounds and headers are free - that's my kind of deal! Like I said, I don't *love* it, but I had already made the header (all by myself, I might add), so I was on a mission to find something that worked with that. Speaking of banners, my BFF told me once upon a time that she'd make one for me. I know she's busy, so I decided to try my hand at it. Like the background, I don't *love* my header, but it'll do, pig. It'll do.
And so I don't run out of things to post, I decided to take a pic of what my road block looks like.
There's a bunch of polish sitting there - taunting me. Those little boogers are Zoya Trinity, Pure Ice Black Rage, Finger Paints Papier Mache, Finger Paints Easel Come, Easel Go, Diamond Dry top coat, Zoya Mimi and Seche base. That's in addition to various nail art tools, a big bottle of acetone and a black and white pic I printed that had "inspired" me earlier in the day. *sigh* It'll come back soon enough, but it's like something that you just can't quite remember and it's right there on the tip of your tongue. Frustrating!
And a couple randoms. This is what happens when the hubs gets the camera.
The hubs snapped this rather unflattering pic of me while I was doing research for a new recipe. See the In 'N Out shirt? He got that for me when he was in Phoenix in February. I loves me some In 'N Out, but the closest one to Albuquerque is Phoenix - not going there *just* for a dang double-double. LOL Especially not in the Summer.
Another rather unflattering picture. *sigh* Hey, hubs...if you're reading this, I'd really appreciate it if you'd warn me when you're going to take a pic next time. LOL Anyway, he said this is *proof* that I'm somewhat domestic. I don't see how getting a bag of grapes out of the fridge for the little one is proof of my domesticity, but whatever.
There ya go. That's what I've been up to this evening. Now I'm going to go read some of my book (A Change of Heart by Jody Picoult, if you're wondering) while I wait for the hubs to finish his workout. Speaking of working out, the BFF (here's a linky link to her blog if you want to check her out ahead of time - and you should) and I are going to start Jilian Michaels' 30-Day Shred on August 1st. We'll be blogging about our experiences in a weekly installment titled Workout Wednesday. Be sure to tune in to both our blogs and cheer us on - I have a feeling we're gonna need all the help we can get!
I am a 30-something wife and mom to two adorable boys. I am doing this blog to comment on my day-to-day trials and tribulations as a mom, my love of pretty things, my obsessive collection of recipes and all things in the above and beyond. Characters welcome. :)