• 3 of Pentacles from Year of the Dragon
    Anaconda from A Snake on the Hand
    Ballroom from Party Time
    Black Beauty from Matte Love
    Black Dagger from Matte Love
    Black Mamba from A Snake on the Hand

Happy Valentine’s Day Loves!

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Happy Valentine’ Day all my loves! I haven’t done any freehand nail art in a loooong time obviously. Spent a little while last night on this watching TV. I used Bonita nail polish which I’ve never found anywhere but Ross. And the nail art polish from the drugstore. I have so many brands and colors I don’t remember now which this is other than a pearly white.

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Next up is VD pkgs for our girls – Samantha, Jess and Tina. Yep. Once they are adults and out on their own you gotta bribe em to come visit! Lol. The bags are filled with goodies from Ulta. The polish/lip gloss bags are from Ross as well. Never heard of the brand – Cranky Girlz – but it fits perfectly! Lmao

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This is my Mom’s VD bag I’ll take today to the nursing home. The fake roses will last so I chose them over real bc she has no way to take care of them. The bag is filled with Valentine socks, candy, slim Jim’s, and some other goodies. I’ll tie the balloons to her wheelchair.
The other bag is goodie bags she asked me to make to hand out at their party today. Pencils, stickers, candy, and a wand for everyone because we all need a little magic in our lives! :)

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And last but not least – Joe’s gift. He’s the avid Wizard of Oz collector! I was so happy my nail supply gave me a display, but of course I bought the polishes! The look on Joe’s face this morning when he came downstairs was priceless. He knew about the Collex bc we’ve discussed it since it was first promo’d.
And tonight we’ll be going out to dinner at Catfish Dewey’s for all U can eat Stone Crabs! We always go once a season and saved it for tonight this time! I can’t wait to make a total pig of myself on them!
Have a Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
XO
Jody
Oops I have an update! Joe just surprised me with chocolates from Jimmie’s! Wow that’s so neat. They are a little chocolate shop and cafe here that makes their own chocolates. We’ve always meant to stop there and eat but never have. But now that I’ve FINALLY tasted their chocolates I’m gonna bug Joe to go there sometime and eat, too!

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And another update! Tina and baby Analina just stopped over to see Grandpa and Grandma.

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Hallloween Swaps!

ATTN: PICTURE HEAVY

I’ve got to tell you, as if you didn’t already know,

I LOVE Halloween!

Last year I did a couple of Halloween swaps that were so much fun, so I was pretty excited to be involved in FOUR this year! And I got some really great stuff!

From my friend Rachel at Glam Polish in Australia (click her for her blog link btw) I got beautiful Ozotics, Vegemite (which I LOVE thanks to her always sending it to me), a boomerang, a couple of Koala bears, unshelled macadamia nuts (I’ve never seen them that way before) and a Picture Polish Dorothy for my hubby Joe (who collects anything Wizard of Oz)!

 

She also sent me one of her own handmade polishes! And it is beautiful!

My next swap was with my friend Nikki. She and I go back awhile and she lives near where I used to in Michigan. She is a huge penguin fanatic. Just look at this cute package!

 

She sent me two Sephora OPI polishes I’d been after as well as the darling black and orange Ty kitty. Also lots of goodies to use in my Halloween party theme!

I swapped as well with a fellow polish maker Kirsten from All That Glitters who sent me four of her fabulous polishes and a Starbucks gift card!

  

 

And here’s a really quick and uncleaned up mani because I wanted to see what my favorite one would look like on – Witch Craft!

I also did a Secret Halloween swap. From a nice gal named Andrea I got more polishes – China Glaze and my first Miso - and beauty goodies!

I’m already involved in two Secret Santa swaps as well as two other Christmas swaps. I am looking forward to sharing all those goodies with you next month, too!

:)

Jody

Baby Baby One More Time … Last Valentine Post

So I’ve showed you all the fun and fabulous gifts that Valentine’s Day 2012 brought my way. Here’s my last one. It will be a quickie. It’s all about my Baby and Me! I LOVE plants with a passion and I’ve turned our patio into a serene oasis where we relax together at night. One of the plants I love are Orchids, and Joe gifts me with a new plant on many special occasions, like Valentine’s Day. This year was no exception and he gave me a beauty to add to my Orchid, Bromeliad, Fern garden. This one also has a couple of other tiny plants that I haven’t looked up yet, so I don’t know if they are a type of orchid, too, or not. Here’s a pic I took when it arrived on Monday, my day off work.

vday orchid

 

NOW, what do you think I got him? He’s a HUGE Wizard of Oz fan. He knows all the lines to the movie. We watch it every time it’s on (well HE watches it, I usually do other stuff and just peak at it periodically, it’s HIS favorite movie, not mine, haha). I had no idea what to get him. I get him Wizard gifts usually for his birthday. The girls in my groups can tell you the quest I was on last fall. So when I saw one of the girls post ORIGINAL bottles of China Glaze Wizard of Ooh and Ahz bottles up for swap, I thought THAT’S IT! I immediately contacted her and we worked out a pretty sweet deal and I was able to acquire these two bottles for his collection. The only stipulation he told me was – I am NOT going to wear them! I have a man who doesn’t wear polish! But a mani wouldn’t hurt him once in awhile! LOL

So we both feel these are the most eclectic items he has in his Wizard of Oz collection. Would you agree with that?