Graffiti Splatter Nail Art Technique

Graffiti Splatter Nail Art Tutorial

There are plenty of tutorials on how to splatter your nails on the web. Sometimes though you want that sort of paint splatter or spray paint effect without having to actually make a huge paint mess all over your fingers and table. Colors Used: Avon Nailwear Pro+ in Midnight Plum Sally Hansen’s Celeb City (220) Other Tools Used: Quilted Paper Towel Skill Level: Easy Using a paper towel can take all of the mess out of this look. Fold up {Read More}

MinuteClinic #GoBackHealthy Back-To-School Services & Twitter Chat

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Disclosure: I have received promotional consideration from MinuteClinic. It’s no secret I’m pro-vaccinations, so I’ll just start by putting that out there. I respect that other parents have done research and come to their own conclusions, but for my kids, vaccinations are an essential part of their health plan with their doctors. With summer more than halfway over, we’re already in major back-to-school planning mode. They girls will be attending new schools this fall and will need copies of their shot records to be {Read More}

Planes: Fire and Rescue Movie Review & Activities

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Earlier this week I took all 3 kids to an advance screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue. We’re big fans of Disney in our house, and Planes: Fire & Rescue was no exception. The characters were bright and fun, the storyline was easy to follow along, and there was enough “action” to keep my 12, 9, and 3 year old kids attentive during the entire film. Planes: Fire & Rescue continues the story of Dusty Crophopper after his racing days {Read More}

Super secret weird stuff women do in the shower

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Apparently I have Mr Grey convinced that I do some super secret weird stuff when I take a shower. Like many couples that live together, we’ve taken a shower or two with each other. I’m a bit OCD about my shower process, so somewhere along the way, he got it in his head that there’s some weird woman stuff I must be doing once he gets out to dry off. It’s become a thing between us and I think it’s {Read More}

Martini Glass Nail Art Tutorial

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What better way to start the Mani Monday series than with fun & flirty martini nail art? Colors Used: Revlon’s Saucy (615) Sally Hansen’s Celeb City (220) Revlon’s Jumpin’ Jade (22) Clear Top Coat Other Tools Used: Scrap Paper Scissors Tape Skill Level: Medium You can do the martini glass on each nail, or just on one like I’m doing in this tutorial. To match this look completely, paint every nail in silver (feel free to change up the colors {Read More}

Wanna win a Keurig + Coffee for a year?

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Even if you haven’t caught soccer fever with the World Cup this year, if you’re a coffee drinker, you’ll want to check this out. Quill.com, an awesome online office supply company, is hosting the Coffee Cup 2014. It’s like a battle of the K-Cups, and you get to decide who wins! The competition is already on round 3, which means you’ll want to get your votes in ASAP to be qualified for a chance to win a Keurig® B130 Deskpro Brewing {Read More}

Summer Must Have: Kinivo Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

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If you’re in the market for new headphones, I have a warning for you if you’re thinking about going wireless– Mykl will steal them. As soon as these* Kinivo BTH240 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones arrived on my doorstep, I saw him eyeing them. “Don’t get any ideas! These are for a review.” I warned him. “But I can open them to look, right?” He was already opening the packaging. I can’t really say I blame him. They’re pretty awesome. Compatible with almost {Read More}

Missing socks? That’s because your washing machine is eating them

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I finally figured out where missing socks go when they disappear. I’ve long since puzzled over where missing socks go. No matter how many pairs I buy, there are always some that manage to go missing. For a while, I thought there must be some secret sock gnome that sneaks around at night, stealing socks for his own personal stash. I imagined him cackling with delight as he watched me leave the house wearing mismatched socks when I couldn’t find {Read More}

Handling the bad days: 3 things we think we’ve got right

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A comment from my friend Jo on my Facebook status yesterday inspired this post about handling the bad days in a relationship. She wrote: I have to confess that at least there is a worst part of your relationship. You guys always seem so perfect it’s nice to hear that there are a few blip on the radar. This was the status I posted: Post by Life With Levi. When you see bloggers sharing their lives online, it’s easy to {Read More}

Technology makes me hate flying less #VZWbuzz

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Thank goodness for technology. It makes flying so much more tolerable! I’m not sure about y’all, but I love traveling. I’m just not a huge fan of the actual transportation part that goes with it. Take my recent trip to Chicago for the Verizon Midwest bloggers* summit. The trip itself was awesome. I learned a lot about their current initiatives, got training on some of the devices I’m testing out, and even got to tour the new Motorola headquarters and {Read More}