Sunday Football Series #8~ Steelers

I can't believe we're in week 8 already, it's flying by. This week I chose the Pittsburg Steelers. I feel kind of blah about this mani, it's just not doing it for me. I did a crappy tape job and it's just not my favorite :/


Honestly, I didn't take my time. I just kind of threw it on and took pictures, I should be ashamed. :P

Oh Great Pumpkin, where are you?

Hello my lovelies! I don't know about you, but nothing gets me in the Halloween spirit more than watching "It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown". I don't think I've ever went a year without watching it. And now I get to watch it with my own kids and I love that they love it too. And you can't forget the Thanksgiving and Christmas Charlie Brown's too. Charles Schulz was a genius!

So, in honor The Great Pumpkin.....



Linus has a bit of a lumpy face lol Other than that, I am very proud of this nail art, it was a lot of fun to do.

I hope you got to sit and watch The Great Pumpkin tonight with your little pumpkins or snuggled up with someone you love. And I hope you don't get any rocks in your trick or treat bag. :)

For my favorite lil' cupcake!

I meant to post yesterday but I never got the chance. Yesterday was my daughter, Alyvia's, 8th birthday. She had a great day being the "birthday princess" at school. I made cupcakes and took them to her class and in her own words "It was the best birthday party ever". ;)

These is mine

And hers

I did them Tuesday night before bed and planned on taking better pics after school but she had them destroyed before the end of the day. By the time she got home there were no "cherries" left at all o.O. They were really cute though, her teacher even complimented me on them. :)

I just can't believe my baby is 8 years old, time sure does fly! Happy Birthday my sweet lyvi girl.

Week 2~11 week challenge

This week the challenge was to do a mani inspired by an upcoming holiday. The obvious choice would be Halloween, but I decided to just do a bunch of different holidays. :o)


I used a lot of acrylic paints on this one, my base coats are all polish but I did everything else in craft paint. These totally remind me of something you'd make in kindergarten with a bunch of contruction paper. Simple and cute.

Happy Holidays! :o)


Blog inspired nails

I've been wanting to do this since I changed my layout like 2 months ago and I just got around to it.


That kiss stamp was SO frustrating, I had to redo it I don't know how many times and I still never got it centered like I wanted. What a PITA!

Love how it turned out though, very cute and Lisa Frank like :)

Happy Monday peeps!

Sunday Football Series #7~ Buccaneers

Howdy! This week in my football series I picked the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have the best logo and colors. I think red must be my favorite color, I always say it's pink but I have a lot of red around my house and in my wardrobe...and not to mention the red polishes. I probably have more reds than anything...well, I do have a lot of pinks too, it's a toss up ;).

So back to the Bucs!!!!


Ahh, the Bucs, they will always have a special place in my heart. :o)



Friday Fab Five!

I have decided to do a new weekly thing where I pick 5 of my favorite mani's from the blogs I follow from the past week and show them off. There is so much talent out there that just amazes me and inspires me I just want to share them with my lovely readers too :).

(You can click the pics to take you to their blogs too!)

This is by Shaina from Haute Lacquer I just love the eye catching colors and cool design.

This is by Cristina from Let Them Have Polish. I LOVE the colors she used and the double stamping, so cool I really want to try this.

And next we have a cute cute cute Ghost mani by Kayla from Nails by Kayla Shevonee.

My next is another Halloween mani, cute lil pumpkins by Rina from Simply Rins. How cool is this design? My daughter wants me to do this on her nails tomorrow.

And lastly but not leastly, the cutest spiders ever by Anutka at Wacky Laki. I love this, it's just too cute.

Are these not all awesome mani's? Wow!!!

Spirit Day!

In honor of "Spirit day":


(via GLAAD)

Millions of Americans wear purple on Spirit Day as a sign of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender (LGBT) youth and to speak out against bullying. Spirit Day was started in 2010 by teenager Brittany McMillan as a response to the young people who had taken their own lives. Observed annually on October 20, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, media professionals and celebrities wear purple, which symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag. Getting involved is easy - participants are asked to simply "go purple" on October 20.

For more information about Spirit Day and what you can do online, visit

Week 1~11 week challenge

In a facebook group I'm in we're doing an 11 week polish challenge. This is the first week and the challenge is to do a mani inspired by your favorite cause or charity.

I chose a cause that is very near and dear to my heart and my life, The Shriner's Hospital.


The Shriner's Hospital
is a non-profit hospital for children with problems like orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, cleft lip and many other conditions. Any child is able to receive treatment regardless of their ability to pay.

Growing up I had always seen the Shriner's around. I saw them riding in their little cars in parades and I remember going to the Shrine circus every year. I never really knew what they were about until 2003.

My daughter, Alyvia, who will turn 8 years old next week, was born with club foot. Club foot is a deformity that completely turns the foot in to varying degrees, like she would be walking on her ankle if that makes sense. We didn't know about it until after she was born. Her pediatrician came to talk to me in the hospital the day after she was born and told us the diagnosis and before we were discharged she already had an appointment at the Shriner's Hospital in Shreveport, LA.

She was only 5 days old on her first appointment. We took her in, she had xrays and the doctor examined her thoroughly and they did her first manipulation casting. My husband went in the casting room with her the first time and I sat out in the hall and cried. I remember hearing her screaming while they were doing her casting. That is still one of the worst moments I've ever had as a mother and still makes me emotional. My baby was being hurt and there wasn't a thing I could do about it. But I'll never forget the nice man in the red hat coming to sit next to me while it was going on just to comfort me.

She went through the serial castings for about 3 1/2 months, they were changed every 2 to 3 weeks. At 4 months old she had a minor surgery that released the tendon in her heel. She wore a hard cast (it was hot pink ;) ) for 4 weeks and then she was put in a pair of shoes called a Dennis Brown bar. It was a pair of shoes that were held in place by a red bar. She wore that 23 hours a day until she was about 10 months old and then she only wore it at night until she was a year old.

We spent a pretty good bit of her first year of life at that hospital, it really felt like family. She still has "check ups" once a year but she is as perfect as can be thanks to the doctors and people that make the Shriners hospital possible.

All the children that go in and out the doors of that hospital get the best care possible...for FREE. The men in red hats walking around just being helpful, playing with the kids, being a shoulder to cry on for the parents. It's really an amazing place and I am so thankful that there is a place like that for children and families in need. I am so thankful for the Shriner's Hospital.


1...2...Freddie's comin' for YOU!

OPI is having the Haunted Movie Mani giveaway right now, you are supposed to do a mani inspired by your favorite scary movie. Ohhhhhhh....

I entered this...


Nightmare on Elm St. I seriously love how this turned out and I better because this one hand took me almost 3 hours to do hahaha. I did it and redid it, particularly the middle and pinky fingers, I couldn't decide on a design for those that I liked.

The contest is open until the 20th, you can go to OPI's facebook page and get the details. There have been some pretty awesome entries so far.

Weekend Haul, YAY!

I found the motherload of cheap polishes this weekend, NYX Girls for $1.19, Kleancolors for $1 and Milani 3D's for $2.99. I had never seen NYX or the 3d's in any other stores around here so I was really excited.

These are Dorothy, Frizzy Spots, Between Mauve and Purple, Black Plum, Sea of Cortez, and Woman.

I believe Dorthy is a dupe of Deborah Lipmann Ruby Red Slippers, it's pretty awesome. I'm wearing it now over black rage. It makes me happy. Woman is also a gorgeous color, my hubby picked it out ;).

Digital and DH, Hard Candy Mattify, Purple and Blue Holos.

These are my first holo's, YAY! I have only seen holo swatches online, photos don't do them justice, holy moly, they are FAB.U.LOUS!

With these polishes my stash is up to 78, that's crazy to me lol.

Sunday Football Series #6~ Detroit Lions

This week for my football series I chose the DETROIT LIONS!


I did a tape mani on my middle and pinky but I screwed it all up by painting the black on it so it doesn't look all that straight lol. OH wells, nothings perfect, not even me. ;) My cuticles are all flooded and nappy looking, ignore that, I know I need practice!

Go Lions!


Howdy bloggers!

I've been playing some more with Halloween nail art, yay! I saw this last week posted by Sarah at Chalkboard Nails. She even has a pretty nifty tutorial for this design.




I love this design, it's so spooky and cool looking.

I used Wet n wild Wild Orchid for my base and it has a little bit of holo glitter in it, it really pops in the sunlight.

Thanks for checking me out, make sure to go check out Sarah's blog, she has some really awesome nail art designs.

The little red school house turns 100

Good morning, Hope everyone has had a great weekend, Happy Monday!

This weekend our little town celebrated our annual Fall Festival and the 100th Anniversary of our little red school house on the hill. It was started in 1911 and is on the Historical Landmark registry.

My kids are the 4th generation to be Oilers. My grandparents, My Mom and all of her siblings, me and most of my cousins, and now my children. We are very proud of our town and school.

My Mom asked me to do her nails for this weekend so I came up with a cute Oiler design.


Our school colors are yellow and purple with the "Oilers" being our mascot. Oil is a big industry for this area. Caddo Lake was even the home of the very first over water oil rig in 1910. The Oil industry is still a pretty big thing in this area, chances are everyone knows somebody that works or has worked in the oil field at some point.

Anyways, I don't mean to bore you with my little history lesson hahaha.

I also did my nails


We had a great weekend at the festival, seeing old friends, listening to great music and eating good food. Can't wait to do it all again next year. :)

Sunday Football Series #5~Raiders

This weekend the Raiders owner Al Davis passed away. In remembrance of him, I decided to do his team, the Los Angeles Raiders. My thoughts and prayers are with all that knew and loved him.


This is the sticker the players wore on their helmets during today's game.


I used to be fun on Fridays!

I absolutely love the song "Last Friday Night" by Katy Perry right now. The video is really what does it for me though, it's just great. You can't go wrong with 80's neon, big hair and Corey Feldman. The 80's were the best! I remember Debbie Gibson and Electric Youth, I even had some Debbie Gibson perfume. And I definitely can't forget the New Kids on the Block. I STILL love them, they were my very first concert and at 9 years old I cried my eyes out when my Mom gave me my ticket. I'm not going to lie, I got to see them a couple of years ago too and I got a little teary eyed when they got on stage. It was amazing, but apparently I could never Hang tough.

So anyways, I digress...Katy Perry! She's so cute and her video for Last Friday Night rocks my socks off and inspired me with her outfit. I think Kathy Beth Terry would be proud. ;)


I used Sinful colors 24/7, Pure Ice Wild thing and Pure Ice Black rage.



Mini Halloween crackle Mani ;)

Hello my awesome blog readers. Hope all is well in the blogosphere.

I did another crackle mani on myself tonight and my daughter wanted in on the crackle action. She's my little future crackle addict. She wanted Halloween colors, and what baby wants baby gets. ;)


I used Sally Hanson Sunkissed, Pure ice Wild Thing and No means no with China Glaze Black Mesh on top. There's also a glow in the dark top coat called Expressions, I got it at the dollar tree. It glows pretty good after a couple of coats but take FOREVER to dry. My son also has glow in the dark nails, haha.

Here's my Halloweenish nails I did tonight, it makes me think of zombie skin lol.


My base is Silver Mercedes by Pure Ice with the China Glaze Black Mesh on top.

I also have SH sunkissed and the black crackle on my toes but I'll spare you that visual. ;) We're very festive right now. I love Halloween, it's my favorite holiday next to Christmas of course. I was thinking about some ideas for Christmas mani's earlier today. I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas. I was at Walmart this morning and they are already putting out Christmas stuff o.O I already have big plans for black friday, I need a new Christmas tree and I'm hoping I can find a good deal.

Anyhoo, I won't ramble too much, thanks for dropping by, can't wait to start seeing more Halloween mani's from everyone. The ones I've seen so far have been awesome!!!!!

Later Gators!

All Dressed up and no where to go!

I really haven't done much scrapbooking in the last year or so. I think I just got a little burnt out. But I still love, love, love pattern paper and buy it quite a bit. One of my favorite brands is Die Cuts with a View, they have the best coordinating paper packs ever. They have glitter and embossed and foil papers that are to die for.

One of my all time favs from DCWV is the "All Dressed Up" stack. It's just so girly and glamorous. I've got two stacks of this line, it's just FABULOUS!

I decided that my next scrapbook inspired nails HAD to come from this line and I believe this may be my most favorite nail art yet. It has everything a girl could want.


These are the papers that I used as my inspiration


Doesn't it just make you want to put on that little black dress and get all gussied up for a night on the town? <3

I am officially a crackle addict.

That's a little too much like saying I'm a crack addict. hahaha I have said since the trend started that I wasn't fond of the shatter polish. I thought it looked like someone had a old chipped polish on that needed to be taken off. But I decided to give it a try. So I took some of my swag bucks and bought an amazon gift card and found a bottle of China Glaze Black mesh crackle polish. I paid $5.02 including shipping and didn't have to pay a dime out of pocket....go me! lol

When I first got it and tried it out, it didn't shatter very well so someone suggested putting in a few drops of polish thinner. I did that and now....I'M HOOKED.

It is so neat and unique looking.


My base coat is Wet and Wild Flirty rose with the the CG Black Mesh on top. AWWWEEESOOOMMME!

Sunday Football Series #4-Green Bay Packers

The 2011 football season is in full swing. This week I chose the Green Bay Packers. I LOVE how this one turned out. I really like green and yellow together, they just work well together.



I did dry marbeling for three fingers and freehanded the G logo with a tiny paint brush. I used Sally Hanson Going Green, Finger Paints At Nouv-Yellow and NYC French White tip.


Friday Haul!

Happy Saturday, it's a gorgeous day here in Louisiana. Perfect fall weather!

I did a little shopping yesterday, I actually went specifically to get some new jeans...because mine are TOO BIG, woop woop. I've lost about 20 lbs so far, go me! Anyways, so I came home with zero pairs of jeans and 9 bottles of new polish...gotta have your priorities in check ya know! ;)

The first place I went was Ross, where the jeans were not my style, the one pair they did have that fit me that I liked were about 6 inches too long. :/ But I picked up a box of 6 Wet and Wild polishes for $3.99. Pretty good deal considering they are 99 cents a piece at Walgreens.


It came with (L to R) a no chip top coat, Wild Orchid, Misty Rose, Flirty Rose, Ice Blue Pearl and Blue Sapphire. The Wild Orchid is gorgeous, it's a purple jelly with silver holo glitter. It's so pretty! I also got the Nail stones but I got them at Wal-Mart for $2.99.

Our Second stop before we picked the kids up from school was Sally's...they don't have jeans but they do however have have polish. ;)


I didn't get all of that at Sally's, there I got the Finger Paints blue crackle, China Glaze Lemon Fizz (Clearance 1.99), the polish thinner and the California Mango nail and cuticle balm. The china glaze black mesh shatter polish I actually got in the mail thursday from and my sweet hubby picked up the Klean Colors for me at a Flea Market. They are Midnight Seduction and Silver Star.

I did finally get one pair of jeans last night though lol.

I hope everyone is having a fab weekend and getting to enjoy beautiful weather like we are. :)